I am really pleased to have received a Gold award from the SWPP for this image from Laura and Ed’s wedding at Upwaltham Barns. A Gold award is the highest given during the monthly competition and is only given to images scoring 80% or higher based on a number of factors from lighting and posing through to technical ability and post production. As a monthly gold winner this image now goes through to the end of year judging with the potential of winning the title of Wedding Photographer of the Year. Only 2 images out of 102 entered were awarded Gold awards in the category of Traditional Wedding Photography so this is a big achievement!
The photograph was taken after the meal at Laura and Ed’s wedding at Upwaltham Barns. While everyone was eating their meal, I went exploring and found this derelict barn a short walk from the venue. I had a vision for this image, it just needed Laura and Ed to be willing to climb into the barn – fortunately they were happy to go along with my slightly bonkers request and everything came together to produce this shot, which I really love!