I was delighted to be awarded with a Highly Commended wedding photography award in the October monthly International awards by the SWPP for this image taken at a mid-October wedding at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons just as the sun was setting in the last rays of daylight. Since the 17th century pool at Le Manoir had been drained a couple of years ago and the famous old “swans flying” image was no longer possible (as those swans disappeared to be replaced by these!!) I have been experimenting with different angles and viewpoints and composition at this, one of my favourite places to take couples for my bridal portraits. I showed the bride and groom the image on the back of the camera just after I had taken it and they were amazed as the light was fading fast. It almost looks as if the bride & groom were lit by off camera flash or other external lighting but that’s just how the daylight fell on that damp October evening. The reflections were perfect as the lake was so still and the letterbox crop suits the composition. I feel very blessed to be one of a very small group of photographers that Le Manoir recommend to theor brides and grooms. To discuss your wedding at Le Manoir please get in touch here www.thebridalphotographer.co.uk/contact-david

Technical details:

  • Date: 16th October 2014
  • Time: 17:36
  • Canon 5D MK3 with EF 2.8 L IS 70-200mm lens at 80mm
  • f/ 5.6 at 1/100th sec and ISO 1600

Wedding Photography Award

wedding photography award couple by swan sculpture

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