Monday, 23 May 2016

Wedding Photography at Tankersley Manor for Helen and Craig

Helen told us that she had found us whilst searching Google for Tankersley Manor wedding photographs.  She said that one of our images taken at the venue had come up and she loved it so much that she contacted us.  We are so glad that this lovely couple found us!  We had four days of summer in early May and they struck lucky booking their wedding on one of those days.  We struck lucky being the Tankersley Manor wedding photographers for such a nice, friendly and enthusiastic couple on such a beautiful day, which started at Helen's mum and dad's home, where we had some pretty details to capture before our bride stepped into her dress and headed out into her parents' garden for some family photos.  We left for Tankersley Manor to meet Craig, his parents and brothers, who arrived in a VW camper van and some time later Helen and her proud dad arrived in a classic Rolls Royce.  The couple tied the knot in a civil ceremony in the Crook Barn and it was such a warm day that everyone gathered outside to enjoy the sunshine and the Buck's Fizz.  Helen and Craig's attendants were fantastic and made sure that no time was lost during the group photo session, leaving us some time alone with the newlyweds before the wedding breakfast.  During dinner we discussed ideas for our bride and groom's evening photo session and we noticed a location for some arty bridal portraits for Helen.  Everything came together perfectly to allow for a really great time with Helen and Craig before their first dance together and for us to set up afterwards for the twilight photographs they really wanted.  Congratulations Mr and Mrs Kitchen and thank you so much for booking us to photograph your wedding.

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Monday, 25 April 2016

Wedding Photography Waterton Park | Kirsty and Richard

Kirsty and Richard very kindly chose us to be their Waterton Park Hotel wedding photographers on a day fairly typical of April, with a mixture of sunshine, strong winds and rain, just to keep us on our toes.  Couples like them are the reason why we love weddings so much. They laughed and smiled all day, had a great time celebrating the fact that they had finally become Mr and Mrs Graham, and they were wonderful to photograph, patiently working with us and making our job a pleasure.  Their beautiful children played a huge part, with their son Keiron having the privilege of giving his mum away to his dad.  The couple's lives revolve around football, Richard being a former professional player who now coaches, and naturally the football theme found its way into their wedding.  As theirs was a Thursday and the only wedding that day, we got some valuable extra time outside for the wedding photographs at Walton Hall before everyone sat for the wedding breakfast.  Kirsty's brother, Stuart, was great at organising everyone for the groups and his assistance meant a few minutes left afterwards to get some couple photos whilst the rain just managed to hold off, because it absolutely chucked it down during dinner.  By the time Richard had been well and truly made fun of during the speeches by his two best men (always a risk having two of them), the rain had stopped and the wind had dropped and we enjoyed some quiet time with the couple, making the most of the lovely backdrops that make Waterton Park wedding photography such a pleasure.  The fun and happy atmosphere continued after the first dance with a sing-song with a difference, where guests had been asked to suggest the songs they'd like to sing, and Kirsty and Richard had provided song sheets with the lyrics on so that everyone could take part.  Twilight photos were in our plans regardless of the weather but because the wind had subsided, the lake was like a mirror and it made these images even more spectacular.

Congratulations Kirsty and Richard on your marriage and thank you so much for booking us.  We hope you love these, a small preview of your wedding day.

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Sunday, 3 April 2016

Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel Wedding Photography | Karen & John

We had the pleasure of starting our spring 2016 weddings in the fabulous company of the lovely Karen and John and it was a delight to provide their Rogerthorpe Manor wedding photography on Easter Sunday.   We loved every minute spent with them!  Theirs was a small, intimate wedding with just thirteen people.  From our first meeting we knew we'd have a great time as the couple are so happy and friendly and they were really excited about getting married.  A very relaxed and chilled out Karen got ready in the bridal suite and there were some beautiful details to photograph, including her gorgeous tea length dress. John was in his element when he arrived in a vintage Mustang and for now the weather, although really windy, hung on by a thread, which allowed us to get photographs outside without having the drag the umbrellas out.  The civil ceremony in the Rose Room was funny and emotional and there was hardly a dry eye in the house.  So many people commented on what a lovely couple Karen and John are.  We managed the "big" group photo outside just before the heavens opened and everyone made a run for it.  Photos with the Mustang were a must have, as was a cuddle and a few pictures with the guest of honour, Tag, Karen and John's dog.  Best man Andy got the guests together for the group photo session in the Lawrence Suite and afterwards we managed to grab a few precious minutes outside with the couple, despite the challenging weather, which ranged from blowing a gale, to driving rain, to bright sunshine, to hail stones!  There are some lovely features which have recently been built at the venue which, as Rogerthorpe Manor wedding photographers, we wanted to use in the couple's images and after the wedding breakfast we got the break in the weather we had been hoping for.  Everything came together for us to time it perfectly for twilight photos just before Karen's and John's very impressive Pulp Fiction first dance routine to Chuck Berry's "You Never Can Tell".  This was a wedding packed with fun and laughter and it was a privilege to share.  Congratulations Mr and Mrs Millward, thank you for taking the weather in your stride, for being such a pleasure to work with, and a huge thank you for asking us to capture your amazing day!  Here's a preview of some of our favourite images.

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