Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Knottingley Wedding Photography for Emma and Richard

Emma and Richard were put in touch with us by another photographer who very kindly recommended us as he was booked for a wedding on their date.  We were really happy when they booked us for their wedding photography at St Botolph's Church, Knottingley, and as the couple live only a short walk from the church, that's exactly what Emma had planned, a walk to the church with her dad and her huge entourage of ten bridesmaids and three flower girls!  We started at the house as the girls got ready and Emma was very chilled out and relaxed.  She was ready well before we had to leave to meet the boys and this meant the chance of some lovely bridal portraits in the garden.  Rich was obviously keen to score some serious points with his new bride and a pair of gold Jimmy Choos did the trick!  We stopped off at the Steam Packet pub where we knew Rich and the boys would be starting their celebrations with a pint or two ahead of the ceremony, before we set off to the church for a few groom portraits and a chat with the vicar.  A very loud rendition of "Going to the chapel and we're gonna get married" heralded Emma, her dad and the bridesmaids' arrival at the church.  This enthusiasm carried throughout the ceremony with the best hymn singing we've ever heard and even the vicar looked suitably impressed!  After a volley of confetti we left to start the wedding photography at Holmfield Plant Centre, Ferrybridge where a Papakata Tipi had been set up for the reception.  This was a relaxed and informal wedding full of fun and laughter and loads to entertain the guests, delicious food provided by Farmer Copley, photo booth props, a pork pie cake, a live band, an ice cream van, cigars, flat caps, a cartwheeling flower girl, a crazy bridal party and perfect weather.  Thank you Emma and Rich, the new Mr and Mrs Briggs, for allowing us to share your big day.

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Monday, 8 August 2016

Waterton Park Hotel Wedding Photographers for Abbey and Adam

With two weddings already in our diary for that weekend, Abbey and Adam secured our services for their Waterton Park Hotel wedding photography and made it a hat trick of three weddings in three days for us, the second of four such weekends this year.  The couple had been let down by the photographer they had originally booked and we were over the moon to be available to step in for them, and what a pleasure it was to photograph such a gorgeous wedding and such a beautiful couple.  Abbey got ready with her girls in the hotel, whilst Adam got suited and booted well away from the girls, on the island side. Two photographers makes such a difference to the coverage of a wedding and once Abbey's stunning dress and accessories had been photographed, Janet stayed with her to capture make-up shots and her reactions as she was presented with Adam's gift of a pair of Louboutin shoes, whilst Alex hot-footed it over the bridge to check in with the groom, who'd definitely scored some major brownie points with such a fabulous wedding present to his bride.  We both joined the boys for their photographs outside and they all looked very dapper in their tweed suits and bow ties.  Abbey was getting into her dress when we arrived back at the hotel for those final photos before the ceremony when the nerves are really starting to kick in.  As usual the Wakefield registrars were brilliant and did everything they could to allow us to capture the civil ceremony and get the best photos for the couple. Abbey and Adam couldn't have wished for better weather and once rings had been exchanged and confetti had been thrown, it was lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves on the island and soaking up this spectacular location before the wedding breakfast.  With a stunning couple, lovely guests, perfect weather, long daylight hours and a gorgeous location, what more could a Walton Hall wedding photographer wish for? Thank you so much Mr and Mrs Murgatroyd for trusting us and for allowing us the pleasure of sharing your gorgeous wedding day.  We had such a good time and we can't wait to see your images come together in what will be an amazing storybook album.

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Friday, 29 July 2016

Waterton Park Hotel Wedding Photographers for Lindsey and Gav

We're are very happy to have earned an excellent reputation and be recommended wedding photographers for Waterton Park Hotel, as well as other venues in our area, and we were delighted when Lindsey and Gav decided that we were the photographers to capture their special day at one of our favourite places.  The girls got ready in one of the rooms upstairs and the atmosphere during the bridal prep was one of fun and banter and we enjoyed the giggles as we photographed make-up being applied, hair being twirled and some beautiful details, including Lindsey's bouquet of peonies, roses and sweet peas, in vibrant coral, hot pink and ivory.  We left the girls and crossed over the bridge to start the Walton Hall wedding photography with Gav and the lads and they had plenty of banter of their own to keep us entertained during the groom's portrait session.  Lindsey was in her stunning dress when we got back to her room and the nerves had really started to kick in but once she was beside her husband to be the nerves gave way to smiles and joy as vows were made and rings exchanged.  The couple were showered with confetti and then the guests enjoyed the pretty lakeside surroundings whilst we photographed the groups.  Early ceremonies in summer mean a longer and more relaxed day for everyone and for us it means being able to do some couple photos and bridal portraits before the wedding breakfast and some afterwards, still with plenty of daylight.  Also, once dinner is done it's a good time to have some fun with the bridal party, as nerves over speeches are gone and everyone has loosened up.  Lindsey, Gav and their attendants were fantastic and very much up for a laugh.  Once the fun shots were in the can our bride was determined to spend plenty of time with us to get as many photographs as possible and we got some lovely portraits.  After the first dance we set up for the twilight photos Lindsey really wanted. This did mean we had to interrupt Gav who was busting some moves on the dance floor but Lindsey knew that these photos are time critical and some words from his wife brought Gav outside!  Sorry for interrupting your dancing Gav but we hope that when you see the images you will think it was worth it :) Thank you for booking us to share your celebrations and huge congratulations from both of us on becoming Mr and Mrs Smith!

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