The results are in and we’ll be revealing the winner of The Wedding Community’s 2021 Picture of the Year shortly. But before we do, we’d like to thank all the photographers who took part in Picture of the Day in 2021, and again say congratulations to the eleven photographers who made the final. A special mention also goes to the photographers whose pictures took second and third place in this year’s final…

2nd Place

Bride with big smile as groom kisses her on the cheek and her veil blows in the wind - Picture by Helen Rose Photography

Second place went to our December Picture of the Month, this beautiful shot by Helen Rose Photography. Taken at Lillie and Brad’s wedding at Tissington Hall in Derbyshire, Helen told us how she’d got the shot during ‘golden hour’, a period of time when daylight is redder and softer as the sun is lower in the sky…

“This photograph was one of a series of images I captured of Lillie and Brad on a grassy area, just outside the entrance of the marquee they were holding their wedding breakfast and reception in.

“The sun at this point was shining low and soft through the trees, backlighting them perfectly. I held the end of her veil and gave it a little shake to add some motion to the image whilst Brad whispered sweet nothings into Lillie’s ear, and clearly also a joke or two. Guests then started to arrive ready for the evening reception, so we decided to go explore more of the extensive grounds of Tissington Hall together for more photographs before the sun set.”

3rd Place

Bride and groom standing in doorway of Mitton Hall in rain at night - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

Our February 2021 Picture of the Month, this fantastic shot by Peter Anslow Photography, took third place. Peter won our Picture of the Year competition in 2019, and he told us how he used the manual settings on his camera to get this picture of Kirsty and Josh sheltering from the rain at Mitton Hall…

“By the time the speeches had finished it was dark outside and had started to rain, so I took advantage of this. I asked Kirsty and Josh to stand together under the arched entrance, so they would keep dry, and then placed a flash directly behind them.

“By using the manual settings on my camera (with a bit of trial and error!), I managed to capture this ‘night-time’ shot and illuminated the rain slightly to add a touch of drama.”

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