Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Monk Fryson Hall Wedding Photographers

Nathalie and John's wedding at Monk Fryston Hall on 19 September 2009

We had a fabulous day in the company of Nathalie and John and their lovely families and friends in the beautiful surroundings of Monk Fryston Hall. The couple tied the knot in a touching and very personal civil ceremony and they couldn't have wished for better weather for their celebrations afterwards! We joined Nathalie for her preparations first and we really enjoyed photographing her fabulous dress and accessories, including some stunning silver shoes with very high heels! Next we joined John and his attendants (there were a lot of you guys but you were great sports and such good fun) for their photographs around the grounds before returning to Nathalie for her final preparations and finishing touches before the ceremony - she looked amazing! With quite a few group shots to get through, we still had enough time left for a few photographs of Nathalie and John together and some fun shots with Nathalie and her bridesmaids before going inside to take shots of the wedding breakfast room and the cake. After dinner and the speeches, the couple spent some time with us so that we could take some gorgeous, creative photographs in their bridal suite before going outside for some romantic night shots outside the venue. Thank you to you both for choosing us to be part of your very special day - it was a privilege to share it with you.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Yorkshire Wedding Photographers

Wedding fairs at Rogerthorpe Manor and Hazlewood Castle

We had a very enjoyable day at Rogerthorpe Manor in Badsworth last Sunday and it was lovely chatting to everyone who visited our stand. Special thanks go to those who booked us on the day. We look forward very much to sharing your big day next year.

Our next wedding fair is at Hazlewood Castle on Sunday, 11 October. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Hazlewood Castle Wedding Photographer

Gemma and Scott's wedding at Hazlewood Castle on 18 September 2009

Back at the beautiful location of Hazlewood Castle today for Gemma and Scott's big day. The couple married in a very informal civil ceremony in the Victoria room before separating again to prepare for their blessing in St Leonard's chapel, conducted by the wonderful Ian Walton who never disappoints when it comes to photography - what a lovely man he is! After the ceremony and with generous timings to play with, friendly guests and attendants who were up for fun, we managed to fit a lot into the time we had. Gemma and Scott had given us free rein to be as creative as we wanted when it came to their photographs and we had a brilliant time in their company. After the wedding breakfast and speeches, we took advantage of that very short period of time just before it gets dark to take some stunning evening shots of the couple in the courtyard. The sky in the images becomes an inky blue rather than black and the result is just gorgeous. Thank you Gemma and Scott for choosing us to share your special day.

Wedding Photographer Northallerton

Jane and Jamie's wedding at Kirkby Fleetham Church, Northallerton followed by a marquee reception on 12 September 2009

Jane and Jamie married on a scorching hot day in the picturesque church in the pretty village of Kirkby Fleetham. After a lovely ceremony, confetti throwing at the church gate and a few photographs on the village green, it was back to Jane's parents' house where a marquee had been set up in their beautiful garden. After completing the group photographs and a few fun shots with the couple and their attendants, it was time to photograph the interior of the marquee all dressed in its stunning amethyst and pink colour scheme. After the wedding breakfast and speeches, the daylight had all but vanished and it was soon time for Jane and Jamie to take to the floor for their first dance. The finale to their big day was a spectacular firework display to delight the guests. Jane and Jamie, we hope you are enjoying a wonderful honeymoon!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Wedding Photographer Holdsworth House, Halifax

Martiza and Phil's wedding at Holdsworth House, Halifax on 11 September 2009

Maritza and Phil married at Holdsworth House in Halifax on a beautiful sunny day. Guys you were so lucky with the weather (even if it was a bit too sunny from a photographer's point of view!) This pretty little venue is so full of character, the staff are great and the grounds are really lovely, giving us some wonderful backdrops for the couple's photographs. Before the wedding, we were let into a secret regarding the colour scheme. Although Phil knew it was red and white, he never suspected that the red in the colour scheme included Maritza's gorgeous gown! Maritza and Phil work for the BBC and so does Maritza's make-up artist Jill, who did such a fantastic job. After stepping into that fabulous dress, Maritza looked amazing! Phil's first word to her as she joined him for the ceremony was "Wow!" After the ceremony and with the group photographs in the can, our lovely bride gave us a twirl resulting in some spectacular shots. After dinner and speeches, the couple joined us outside to make the most of the early evening light which by now was a little softer and more flattering. Phil's passion (apart from Maritza, of course) is fast cars and we had a some fun featuring his Lotus in the photographs. Maritza was a lot of fun and up for some fashion posing and although we usually prefer not to have to use umbrellas, in this case we were really enthusiastic about using our stunning red one to create some beautiful, artistic images for her. Thank you so much Maritza and Phil for choosing us as your wedding photographers. We consider it such a privilege, you are a lovely couple and we had a brilliant day with you. Enjoy America!


Saturday, 5 September 2009

Hazlewood Castle Wedding Photographer

Victoria and Andrew's wedding at Barwick in Elmet Church, Leeds and Hazlewood Castle on 4 September 2009

Our day started at Vicky's parents' house without Vicky, who was still at the hairdressers. Her beautiful gown and bouquet of the most gorgeous orchids resulted in some lovely images which we're sure she will treasure. After make-up and fastening the dress shots, we left for the church, arriving right on schedule, but there was no sign of Andrew and the guys as they were all getting some Dutch courage in the nearby Black Swan! Rain heralded Vicky's arrival with her dad, Roger and it continued throughout the ceremony so we decided to get the close family group photographs taken inside the church. Afterwards, there was a hasty exit from the church to the car and on to the reception venue but not without one arty shot of Vicky - even the rain wasn't going to prevent that! At Hazlewood Castle, the rain had eased a bit and we managed to secure some romantic images of Vicky and Andrew in the grounds before going inside to photograph the Great Hall set up for the wedding breakfast. After dinner and speeches, we were lucky that the rain had stopped and we were able to get everyone outside and on to the steps to take the big group shot which the couple really wanted, plus a shot of each side of the family. Making the most of the remaining daylight, the bridal party got into the spirit of the occasion for some fun shots - thanks guys, you were great sports! Back inside, Vicky and Andrew cut the cake and then went into their first dance to Jack Johnson. A perfect end to their perfect day was a fabulous firework display and some spectacular images. Thank you Vicky and Andrew for inviting us to share your wonderful day. Have a fabulous honeymoon!


Thursday, 3 September 2009

Engagement Portrait Photographer West Yorkshire

Sarah and Paul

It was lovely to meet up with Sarah and Paul for their engagement session and venue consultation ahead of their wedding at the Hotel St Pierre in Newmillerdam in October. Previous plans to discuss timings and wedding photography first with the engagement shoot afterwards were quickly switched around as rain was definitely on the cards! We headed off to our favourite spot beside the lake at Newmillerdam and had just arrived when the rain started. However, overhead branches on surrounding trees kept Sarah and Paul well and truly sheltered and we were able to spend time taking some lovely relaxed photographs of the couple together with such a beautiful backdrop. A session like this not only results in some stunning images - it helps the couple feel relaxed and more confident in front of the camera which in turn helps with the photography on their wedding day. Even a camera shy Paul admitted that the experience was far more enjoyable than he thought it would be and a quick preview of some of the images reasurred him that he would look great in the photographs! Sarah and Paul will choose their favourite image from the session to be framed with a signature mount which their guests will sign on the wedding day. We are really looking forward to sharing Sarah and Paul's special day.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Wedding Photographer Hazlewood Castle

Louise and Chris's wedding at Hazlewood Castle, Tadcaster on 25 August 2009

It was a pleasure to return to one of our favourite venues - Hazlewood Castle - and even more of a pleasure to share Louise and Chris's celebrations. We arrived to photograph Louise's preparations, her beautiful floaty gown and her accessories and we were greeted by an atmosphere of calm. After this, we left Louise to join a slightly more nervous Chris and keep him occupied with being photographed for a while. Louise and Chris married in a civil ceremony in the Old Dining Room and the rain stayed away long enough for us to cover the group photographs and grab a few photographs of the couple together. The heavens opened just before it was time for us to go inside to take shots of the room all set up for the wedding breakfast. After dinner and speeches, thankfully the rain had stopped and we were able to get outside and have some laughs with the bridal party and to get the relaxed and fun shots which were so important to Louise and Chris. This relaxed and happy atmosphere was apparent throughout the entire day and Louise and Chris wanted the photographs to reflect this. After spending some time making the most of the remaining daylight and the beautiful grounds for romantic photographs of the couple together, it was back inside for the evening party and first dance. Louise and Chris hired a ceilidh band who kicked off the dancing with a snowball waltz which was a great way of getting people on to the dance floor. The finale to a wonderful day was an amazing firework display which delighted the guests. Thank you Louise and Chris for choosing us to share your wedding day in the company of such lovely, friendly people.