Friday, 30 December 2016
We've really enjoyed being Oulton Hall wedding photographers several times this year. It's a venue that has so much to offer that we feel like kids in a candy store whenever we work there, so we were delighted to hear from Diane and Matt when they were looking for someone to provide their Oulton Hall wedding photography. We are proud to be one of the venue's recommended professionals and what more could you wish for than sharing a beautiful wedding with such a lovely and easy to get along with couple as they celebrated their marriage at this spectacular hotel. We loved every moment spent capturing Diane and Matt's wedding day, surrounded by their wonderful family and friends who were so nice to be around. The rich and vibrant autumn colours in the grounds and in the couple's details made for some gorgeous shots and the new Mr and Mrs Holden's down to earth and friendly personalities made their portrait sessions a joy. We did two couple sessions - one after the group photographs were finished, to make the most of the grounds and pack as much as we could into the daylight hours which are in short supply at this time of year (and yes it was cold so thank you for being such a star Diane and for staying outside!) and a second one after the wedding breakfast when we concentrated on featuring some of the beautiful locations the interior has to offer. We had a brilliant time creating some stunning bridal portraits for Diane in her amazing Princess dress (and we kept her warm this time!) before everyone headed to the Claret Jug to party the night away. Many thanks guys for being awesome and incredible fun to work with!
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Monday, 24 October 2016
Leanne and Simon very kindly booked us for their Oulton Hall wedding photography and we were really happy, as they are a great couple and Oulton Hall is one of our favourite venues. It has everything you could wish for, from the grounds with lush greenery to the spectacular classical architecture and features of the hall itself, which compliment our style perfectly. The venue appeals to discerning couples who want a beautiful, elegant location for their wedding and photographs to match. After visiting Leanne's parents' home for bridal preparations, where we were warmly welcomed by Julie and Dave, we headed off to meet Simon and the lads at the church in Ledsham, or rather in the pub where we knew he'd be enjoying a pre-ceremony drink. Simon said that he was really enjoying his groom photo session at the church, which is what we love to hear, as we try to make sure that our photography is relaxed and great fun for our clients. After Leanne's arrival with her proud mum and dad and a lovely ceremony in this picturesque village church, we made the trip to Oulton Hall just ahead of the couple, ready to meet them at the front for some pictures with the car. After the nerves which almost every bride has as she walks up the aisle, Leanne was much more relaxed and we had a great time photographing the couple together and creating some beautiful portraits of a very elegant bride in a stunning dress. Daylight is becoming much shorter now we're into autumn and it's that time of year when wedding photographers are mindful of fitting in as much as possible before the wedding breakfast, but with good co-operation from the guests and perfect weather, we had time after the group photos to get a good selection of Oulton Hall wedding photographs outside for Leanne and Simon before it was time for the call in for dinner. Oulton Hall is one of those venues which has such fabulous locations indoors that we always look forward to the bride and groom's evening photo shoot, which is when we disappear up onto the gallery and staircase. This allowed Leanne and Simon some quiet time together and us the chance to create some romantic and artistic portraits for them. They especially wanted photos in the lift and we are delighted with the way the sequence of images worked out, especially when you have just fifteen seconds before lift doors close! Congratulations Mr and Mrs Jewitt and thank you for booking us.
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Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Getting the booking to be the Mount Pleasant, Doncaster wedding photographers for Diane and Adey's special day was a massive compliment. We won't tell the whole story of why that is but suffice to say we have known Diane for several years and we were so happy for the two of them when she and Adey became an item. Some time later their precious daughter, Olivia, arrived, and more recently, Diane got in touch to ask us about our availability before the couple secured a wedding date. Things like this make us very grateful and extremely humble. Both of them got ready at the venue but in separate rooms, a far enough distance away from each other; our bride well and truly pampered in one of the suites and our groom having to "make do" with a standard hotel bedroom, exactly as it should be ;) When we arrived to start the wedding photos at Mount Pleasant, our first time working there, the atmosphere in the girls' room was chilled out and relaxed. Alex photographed Diane's gorgeous dress and accessories, whilst Janet concentrated on capturing the make-up shots. We left the girls to gate crash Adey's room and start the photographs with him and his best man and then we went back to Diane's room for dress fastening pictures and final preparations before the ceremony. All photographers wish for the weather to be kind on a wedding day but as Diane and Adey had booked their wedding around our availability and on one of the few free dates we had that month, we definitely had fingers, toes and everything else crossed for lovely weather for them. If anything, it was too sunny (did we dare say that?!) which made photographing the outdoor civil ceremony quite a challenge, but we knew just how much it meant to them to be able to marry outside, and we got some great images as the new Mr and Mrs Crabtree made their vows, before everyone moved into the garden for drinks and group photos. Diane and Adey have become good friends and we really enjoyed capturing the memories of their wonderful, relaxed and happy wedding day, with the added bonus of a few beautiful twilight photos, perfectly timed, to end their wedding album. Thanks a million guys for putting your trust in us. We hope you love the preview!
Images are copyright Alex & Janet Durasow 2016.
Images are copyright Alex & Janet Durasow 2016.