And the winner is… Jamie Penfold Photography!

Bride and groom - Picture by Jamie Penfold Photography

Our congratulations go to Jamie Penfold Photography after this stunning picture was voted our October Picture of the Month. Jamie was a runner-up in our 2012 Picture of the Year competition, so will be looking to go one better when voting for our 2014 Picture of the Year opens in January. Jamie told us about the picture…

“The wedding was on June 6th this year at The Vermont Hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne.  The couple are Adam and Tanya Ewen.

“It was a gloriously warm and sunny day, and after the ceremony we’d had a bit of fun in the surrounding streets but then decided to take advantage of the roof bar (The Sky Lounge) on top of the Hotel. The views are stunning up there. I did some of the obligatory shots with the riverside views and Tyne Bridge in the background, but I like to try shots from alternative angles. Everything came right with the shot; there were a few clouds floating around to add a bit of interest, the sun was in the right place and the contrast in colours between the sky, hedges and floor were bang on. I decided to get down low to give it an interesting viewpoint and use the lines of the floorboards and plant boxes to guide the eye to Adam and Tanya. They were so relaxed too…. a joy to work with!  We were really lucky because the next day we were hit by gales and thunderstorms!”

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