I'm thrilled to announce that Rafe Abrook Photography has been shortlisted to the final 12 for the prestigious UK Wedding Awards 2016. The image above is currently up against 11 others and now open to the public vote here
All support and votes are massively appreciated. The image above was taken at Jessica and Richard's wedding in Guildford back in October 2015. Jessica was just opening a card in the other room from her husband, while her Maid of Honour, Alison was being made up in the foreground. I wanted to create a 3 layered image with the focus of the image being on Alison and Jessica with the front layer out of focus and darkened. The light from both windows lit Jessica and Alison perfectly for me and I adjusted the exposure in my camera manually to avoid blowing out the highlights.
The inaugural UK Wedding Awards 2016, recognises the very best of the UK's bridal industry, has been announced and is hosted by Immediate Media’s Wedding Network brands: Hitched, Perfect Wedding and You & Your Wedding - celebrates all aspects of the wedding industry, with 23 categories from fabulous venues to beautiful dresses, incredible jewellery to dream honeymoons. The nominees were chosen by a panel of industry experts from hundreds of entries.
Voting opened on Monday 11th January and closes on Thursday 11th February; every person that votes will be entered in to a prize draw for the chance to win an all-inclusive seven night break for two to Cancun, Mexico.
I've even had my local newspaper (The Comet) for North Herts run a piece on my nomination - click this link to view