Thursday, 31 May 2018
Wedding Photography at Waterton Park Hotel | West Yorkshire Wedding Photographer | Joanne and Chris's Wedding
After a hectic few weeks during the early part of the year and a very busy 2018 season coming up, it's time to try and catch up on blogging and telling you about the beautiful weddings we've had the privilege of photographing so far. Joanne and Chris got in touch with us to ask if we would be their Waterton Park wedding photographers and we were delighted that this lovely couple booked us to share their special day at this gorgeous venue, with its unique island setting, and where we are proud to be recommended. After being in the thick of the buzz and excitement of the preparations at Joanne's parents' house, it was on to a new church for us, to meet Chris and start the wedding photography at St Benedict's in Garforth where the priest was very obliging, allowing us free reign to photograph the whole of the Catholic ceremony. The weather spoilt itself a bit and Joanne and her dad had puddles to dodge as they arrived, but Joanne and Chris's giggles as soon as they set eyes on each other set the tone for the entire day, which made photographing them an absolute joy. The guests really gave it their all with the confetti throwing as the everyone left the church, the weather improved enough for us to make the most of the gorgeous locations for the couple's Walton Hall wedding photography and we managed to perfectly time some beautiful twilight shots with Joanne and Chris in the archway beside the lake. They have been really quick with their selection of images and they already have their stunning album. As professional West Yorkshire wedding photographers we love seeing beautiful wedding photographs come to life in print. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Clark and a huge and most sincere thank you for choosing us!
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
We photographed our last wedding of 2017 at Waterton Park Hotel and it was fabulous to kick off our 2018 season in January, six years to the day from their first meeting, and provide Gemma and Dave's wedding photography at Waterton Park. Getting to know these guys has been amazing, from that very first meeting at a wedding fair at the venue before the couple had even set a date. It's hard to think of many things more flattering than to be told by Dave that they chose the venue, and the styling and ideas for their big day, based on the images they had seen in our display sample album of wedding photographs at Walton Hall. We arrived to find a very relaxed Gemma in the Gamekeeper's Cottage. We really enjoy this part of the day, capturing all the pretty bridal details and the make-up artist at work. For January we couldn't have hoped for better weather and Dave and his lads were in great spirits as we started chapter two of his and Gemma's wedding story, beside the lake with a set of golf clubs! During the groom's portrait session we knew that Gemma would be making the trip across the bridge to one of the rooms in Walton Hall to get into her dress, so we had to make sure Dave didn't get a glimpse of her. The civil ceremony was filled with laughter, exactly as it should be, in fact there was lots of giggling going on throughout the celebrations, in particular from Dave's mum and dad who are wonderfully mischievous. Everyone came outside straight after the ceremony for a big group photo and then we took over the library for the family groups. We were so lucky that the weather was kind and allowed us to get outside and fill the time we had left before the wedding breakfast in the company of this genuinely lovely couple around their beautiful venue. Their enthusiasm for their photographs was very infectious, even when it meant coming outside during dinner for the twilight pictures that they really wanted. The swan in some of them was a nice bonus too. The speeches were really funny, resulting in some great moments captured, and the party continued with a casino, followed by a brilliantly choreographed first dance. Gemma and Dave, your wedding was a joy to be part of and you guys were fantastic! We hope your photographs are everything you imagined and more. Congratulations from both of us!