Image of the Year Competition 2016

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2016 Image of the Year Competition

There are prizes up for grabs in my 2016 Image of the Year competition.

The selection process was difficult, so many great shots were left on the cutting room floor.

But after sifting through 28 weddings and 9,565 images, I’ve decided that the ones below are my favourite images from each wedding.

All of these images are unposed and with real emotions or great moments.


The rules are pretty simple…

  • Anyone can enter
  • Scroll through the pictures below
  • Select your favourite
  • Cast your vote at the bottom of this post
  • Enter a comment and leave your email address in the ‘leave a reply box’ to be included in the draw

Please note: Loads of people voted last year, but only a small percentage entered the prize draw.

If you want to enter into the draw for the chance to win a £25 John Lewis Gift Voucher, you’ll need to leave a comment AND/OR your email address in the “leave a reply” box under the poll so that I can contact you if you win!

Closing Date

The closing date for the competition is at 12 noon on Friday 17th March 2017, and the winner will be drawn at random from all entries received.


The couple whose wedding the winning image is from will win a £50 SmugMug gift voucher redeemable against any of the wall products I offer and can select any image from their wedding for reproduction.

The winner of the prize draw will win a £25 John Lewis gift voucher.

Have fun choosing your favourite and please feel free to share this competition with friends and family on social media!


  • Has to be No 4 … beautiful couple, beautiful picture

  • Beautiful photos – though a mother son bond is pretty magic.

  • No 20 – no stronger bond than that of a mother and her son – stunning photo

  • No. 5 wins it for me. I love images that move me and that really did. Such a stunning and precious moment captured in a beautiful photo x

  • Priceless picture of mother and son on a very special day!

  • There were so many beautiful pics of my gorgeous sisters wedding – glad I didn’t have to narrow it down to one pic.

  • Number 8. I liked it at first because of the power of his reaction to something we can’t see, and then I realised we’d never quite have seen what he sees anyway and that made it even better.

  • Has to be number 5! Makes me want to cry looking at it! The look on his face says everything. Makes me want to go and hug my dad :) x

  • Number 20. Mother and son. The most precious moments. #Priceless

  • Number 20 is a beautiful image of a mother and her son on his big day… amazing photography

  • Number 5 . True feelings and happiness emmotion. From father and daughter . Just what everyone hopes for on the happiest day of there lives .

  • Number 4.. truly stunning picture of pure love

  • Love this picture.. was the best day can’t believe it was nearly a year ago! ❤️👰🏻🤵🏻

  • Absolutely love that picture, just seeing brings back floods of emotion from that part of the day! I can’t thank you enough for capturing this photo! Dad still to this day says he was crying cause he caught his finger in the door as he came in!! Haha!!

  • No 4 the til of the head when she sees her husband to-be and the smile is stunning :)

  • No5 a beautiful very special moment between father and daughter a true ever lasting love ❤

  • No 8
    Love the back of the bride and the faceof the father shot 💛 beautiful image capturing a wonderful moment

  • No. 5…. the Father/daughter bond 💛 Beautiful pic- true emotion

  • Stunning shots Ian, but I think my favourite has to be 5.

  • 4 Love the tilt of the head and the beautiful brides body language but the look on the fathers face ❤️❤️❤️

  • Number 8 – Ill never forget Dad’s face when he saw me in my dress for the first time :-)

  • Sorry, it’s been a long week. I meant 4 not 8 where the bride sees the groom for the first time. x

  • Number 8! (My Dad and Sister!) Perfect photo capturing the father of the bride’s reaction when he sees the beautiful bride for the first time! An unforgettable and a vey emotional moment! X

  • Looks of groom says it all, picture of happiness.

  • I wonder what exactly was going through her mind at that moment?!

  • It has to be number 4 perfectly captures that moment where the bride and groom first see each other x

  • Number 20!! I love the way you’ve captured an intimate moment between a beautiful proud mother and a handsome groom, full of the emotions of love and happiness all in one photo. The reflection in the mirror brings even more to the picture! Brilliant photography!

  • Number 6. Fantastic wife and daughter. You captured the day fabulously with your emotive and evocative pictures. Thankyou

  • I’m voting for number 4
    Captures the great moment of bride walking down the isle whilst groom awaits

  • I’m voting for number 4
    Beautiful picture of beautiful couple

  • No.4
    Fantastic, beautiful day and amazing pictures x

  • I love this picture, No. 4
    I remember it so clearly, and was definitely pinching in some tears, as I am now haha :)
    Great work Ian xxx

  • I love Number 28- I remember the emotions you feel at that moment very well.

  • Number 26 – a beautiful picture of a beautiful bride!

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