A FLINTSHIRE wedding photographer has made it to the shortlist for a prestigious industry award.

Andrew Baines, from Connah's Quay, is the running to win the wedding category at the British Photography Awards, with an image he shot in the summer.

Entitled Love's Eternal Embrace, the stunning image was a moment at the June wedding at Carden Park Hotel in Chester, of Ellesmere Port couple, Jacquie and Steven Foster.

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Andrew, 38, said: "During the wedding day, I took a stroll to scout out locations for a sunset shoot after their wedding breakfast and spotted a lifelike deer statue upon a rise in the venues gardens. As the sun dropped in the sky it created the perfect backdrop for this silhouette.

"The bride and groom were blown away with the results when I showed them the back of my camera, and they were really happy to find out it was up for this award.

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"It's really amazing because only so many photos get chosen out of thousands submitted."

The perfectly captured photo, now one of 25 hoping to win the category, also helped Andrew win a Silver Award from The Guild Of Photographers, earlier this year.

Having been working in the industry for about 20 years, he has been a full-time wedding photographer for 10 years, shooting almost 200 weddings, with an eye for special scenes.

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He added: "It can be stressful but you've got to make sure you capture that one moment, there's no redos with a wedding."

Andrew, originally from Saltney, and with the support of wife Lisa and sons Emrys and Ewan, will find out if he is a winner at a London ceremony on Friday (November 10).

• To find out more about Andrew's work, visit: andrewbainesphotography.com