Saturday, 18 May 2019

Oulton Hall Wedding Photographer | Jenny and Mike's Wedding

Jenny is probably our biggest blog fan.  She's been reading our posts going back years and picking out images she really likes, and now Jenny and Mike, this one's for you!  It's always a joy to be Oulton Hall wedding photographers and we are really proud to be promoted at this beautiful venue. We work hard to maintain their trust and confidence in us and we are privileged to be invited to exhibit as one of their handful of recommended suppliers at the Open Days they regularly host.  It was at one of these that we first met Jenny and Mike. Jenny told us that she almost always chooses everything and everyone based on her first impression; her gut feeling, and we are delighted that Jenny's first impression of us was so good that she and Mike chose us to capture their special day. With a dodgy weather forecast it's always good to know that you have somewhere to work should the wet stuff decide to make an appearance, and with wedding photography at Oulton Hall this isn't a worry because there is a great space for family groups and plenty of areas for bride and groom portraits.  It's one of those rare venues where even if the weather is perfect all day you would choose to capture some couple portraits inside where the lighting is soft and warm and the backdrops are gorgeous.  Jenny got ready at the venue and her son, Jono, did an expert make-up for his mum. Fancy being lucky enough to have a son who's a make-up artist!  He also took on the role of accompanying his mum into the ceremony. Mike's son, Jacob, was a great best man to his dad, and Erin, Jenny's daughter, and Mike's daughter, Ellie, were wonderful bridesmaids. The civil ceremony was held in the stunning Repton Room and then the rain scuppered plans for outdoor photographs, so it was group photos in the Repton Lounge, but afterwards it cleared allowing for confetti and those all important "couple within a scene" photos that Jenny loves. We got a spectacular photograph of the Repton Room dressed for dinner, along with a variety of details shots, before the guests sat for the wedding breakfast. Jenny made a speech telling of her and Mike's first meeting, which had the guests in stitches, and once the formalities were over it was time to work in our favourite indoor locations, the orangery and on the gallery, and create some beautiful bride and groom images.  Mike was very much up for having his photo taken; Jenny considerably less so, but she looks amazing and we hope she will be over the moon with these.  Congratulations Mr and Mrs McHale!  Thanks a million for choosing us to share your wonderful wedding day.

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Wedding Photographer Monk Fryston Hall | Beoley and Nick's Wedding

Beoley and Nick had an awesome day and we have a fabulous time with these wonderful people, as their Monk Fryston Hall wedding photographers.  Bridal preparations were at their home in Ferrybridge and it was great to return to St Andrew's church, Ferrybridge where we captured portraits of Nick and his entourage in their tweed suits and Peaky Blinders style flat caps. One very proud granddad arrived with his beautiful granddaughter in a VW Camper Van and Beoley and Nick became Mr and Mrs Oakley in a lovely ceremony, followed by some pretty impressive confetti throwing from the guests.  When we arrived to start the wedding photography at Monk Fryston Hall the sun was shining, the guests were in good spirits and the couple were just so full of laughter and a joy to be around. Their daughters' interaction with each other and the obvious affection the sisters have made for some gorgeous images which their parents are sure to treasure. The weather was the best we could have wished for, allowing us outside after the wedding breakfast to explore the grounds of this gorgeous venue further and feature its picturesque backdrops in Beoley and Nick's images.  As massive Lionel Richie fans, the couple booked a Lionel Richie tribute singer to entertain the guests in the evening and we managed to perfectly time some stunning twilight shots to end our coverage of a very happy day in the company of the loveliest of people.

To enquire about booking us for your Monk Fryston Hall wedding photography please give us a call on 07989928977.

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