Thursday, 30 September 2010

Wedding Photographers West Yorkshire - Autumn Wedding Fairs

We will be exhibiting at the following wedding fairs this autumn -

Sunday, 3 October 2010 at Wakefield Town Hall
Sunday, 3 October 2010 at The Marriott Hotel, York
Sunday, 17 October 2010 at Rogerthorpe Manor, Badsworth
Sunday, 17 October 2010 at Hazlewood Castle, near Tadcaster

If you're wondering how we can be in two places at once, on these two dates, Alex will be manning our exhibition stand at one event and Janet will be exhibiting at the other. 

If you are looking for a wedding photographer, please come along and have a chat, browse through our range of wedding albums and check out some great offers we have for weddings in 2011 and 2012. 

We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Wedding Photographers in Yorkshire

Thank you from Kate and Stephen - Wedding Photography - Tankersley Manor, Barnsley

As Yorkshire wedding photographers, we consider being part of a wedding day a huge privilege and we get to meet some fantastic couples whilst we are doing the job (if you can call it a job!) that we love.  It's very much appreciated when we receive emails, letters and cards from couples who's weddings we have photographed and we were delighted to receive the following from Kate and Stephen just before they left for their honeymoon.  Thank you guys - it was our pleasure!

"We just wanted to say a huge thank you to both of you for being our photographers at our wedding on Sunday.  We enjoyed every minute and it was a perfect day.  Your professional attitude is just wonderful and you are both so talented in what you do.  It was a privilege to be photographed by you.  Now we just can't wait to see the photo's!  Once again thank you so much for being a part of our wonderful day.  Kindest regards, Kate and Stephen Threlfall."

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Wedding Photographer the Lake District, Cumbria

Wedding photography at the Waterhead Hotel, Coniston, Cumbria for Angela and Tony on 17 September 2010

As wedding photographers in West Yorkshire, we travelled a lot further than usual on Thursday, heading up to the Waterhead Hotel in Coniston, Cumbria to prepare for Angie and Tony's wedding the day after.  We have known Angie's parents, Marilyn and John, for many years and we were delighted to be asked to photograph their lovely daughter's wedding.

An absolutely stunning location for a wedding venue, the Waterhead Hotel stands just a few yards from the shore of Coniston Water.  Arriving the day before the wedding gave us a chance to have a look round for locations for photographs and we weren't disappointed.  It was also a pleasure to get acquainted with the staff, in particular the wedding co-ordinator, Laura, who couldn't do enough for us.  Thank you Laura for making the wedding run so smoothly and for looking after us so well.

In true Lake District fashion, the weather was changeable, alternating between warm sunshine, fine drizzle, full on rain and back again.  However, the weather forecast for Friday was good - the best day of the week.  How lucky is that?

After photographing Angie's accessories and her gorgeous dress, which she had designed herself and which was one of a kind, we met up with the boys and enjoyed some time with them around the beautiful grounds of the hotel before returning to Angie a few minutes before the ceremony. 

As we aren't too familiar with the Cumbrian registrars, we didn't know what their policy is regarding photography during the ceremony but today we struck lucky!  The registrar was so nice and very obliging when it came to allowing us to capture Angie and Tony tying the knot.

Following the ceremony, the guests enjoyed champagne in the hotel grounds whilst we completed the group photographs, followed by our favourite time at a wedding - the time when we can work with the couple.

All the bridal party were up for a laugh...

And so was Angie - she looked amazing!

The jetty is just a short walk from the hotel and a fantastic location for romantic photographs - beautiful!

The plans for the wedding were quite unique and very personal to Angie and Tony.  They had organised an hour's boat trip on Coniston Water for all their guests and we managed to hitch a ride too.  It was really enjoyable and also fascinating listening to the skipper telling everyone some of the history surrounding the location, in particular about Donald Campbell and Bluebird.

Back on dry land, the last job before the evening wedding breakfast was to photograph the room all set up in its lilac and white colour scheme.

Angie and Tony had told us that they planned to release some heart shaped Chinese lanterns and we nipped outside between the starter and the main course to capture this for them.

Our sincere thanks to the new Mr and Mrs Thickbroom for giving us the opportunity to capture their amazing, fun wedding day in such a picturesque and beautiful location.

If you are members of Angie and Tony's family or one of their friends, please leave a comment - thank you.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Wedding Photographers Yorkshire

Wedding photography in Yorkshire for Nicola and James at Holy Trinity Church, Rothwell and Aldwark Manor, Alne near Wetherby on 11 September 2010

It was our pleasure to capture Nicola and James's big day and be part of the celebrations as Miss Brown became Mrs Brown - Nicola and James sharing the same surname even before they tied the knot!

Nicola knows us very well, as she has been a bridesmaid at two weddings we have photographed - Claire and Danny's first and then Rachel and Matt's in August last year.  Shortly afterwards, we were delighted to hear the news that Nicola and James had named the day and wanted us to be their wedding photographers.  Nicola joked that she has a wardrobe full of assorted bridesmaid dresses!  Today it was her turn to be the bride and absolutely gorgeous she looked too!

Usually, our first location when photographing a wedding is with the bride as she gets ready for the ceremony, but James had other ideas, so our first stop was at the couple's home where a very important person posed for the camera - Baxter, the Westie.  He did allow James in some of the photographs!  We joked with James that the first chapter of their storybook album was already sorted before we'd even started with Nicola's preparations!  We then left for Linda and David, Nicola's parents' house, where they girls would be getting ready.

We were greeted by Nicola's dad, David, who had been left holding the fort while the girls had their hair done and with the dress and accessory shots in the bag just as Nicola arrived back, we had time to get some portraits of her and capture some great pictures as her mum, Linda, and sister, Caroline fastened her dress.

Driving to the church in Rothwell, it started raining.  We parked up, headed for the pub next door and were welcomed by James's beaming through the window.  He'd managed to secure himself a  glass of Peroni!  A few shots later and the rain had stopped - perfect timing for James's and his attendants' photographs outside.

As Leeds wedding photographers, we have worked at Holy Trinity church a couple of times before and the rule had been that we could only photograph the ceremony from the back, which was what we were expecting today.  However, the ceremony was being conducted by a different vicar and a quick chat with him established that we could capture the marriage service from both the front and the back - fantastic!

Following the ceremony and some enthusiastic throwing of confetti at the church gate, we left for Aldwark Manor so that we could be there for Nicola and James's arrival ready to get photographs of them with their Beauford.  A new venue for us, Aldwark Manor has a very attractive frontage featuring a lovely fountain.

After working through the group photographs we went inside to photograph the wedding breakfast room which was beautifully decorated in a purple and white colour scheme.

Best men Dan and Gaz had worked really hard putting together a hilarious presentation about James which had everyone in hysterics.  Credit must go to you guys for coming up with something very funny and very inventive.  It was difficult to keep the camera steady!

With only a short window of remaining daylight and some ideas for photographs for Nicola and James together before the evening party started, we invited them to spend some time with us outside to make the most of the soft evening light.  It's great when an idea comes together as well as this one did - we just love this image and hope Nicola and James to do!

A band played the couple's first dance, Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. 

Thank you Mr and Mrs Brown for booking us as your wedding photographers.  It was a privilege to share your day and to photograph Nicola as a beautiful bride this time!

Please leave a comment about the couple's big day or about the photographs - thank you.


Sunday, 12 September 2010

West Yorkshire Wedding Photographers

Wedding photography at St Luke's church, Sharlston and the New Wheatsheaf, Whitwood for Natalie and Chris on 4 September 2010

Natalie and Chris's wedding day was one of perfect weather and understated elegance.  It was a privilege to be asked to capture their celebrations, not least of all because Natalie's dad, Dave, was a wedding photographer in Wales in another life and we knew how much of a compliment it was for him to trust us with photographing his beautiful daughter's wedding.

Our first stop was at Dave and Jude, Natalie's mum and dad's house where we got to work on photographing Natalie's lovely, elegant wedding gown and her accessories, including something else Chris didn't know about - a pair of striking red satin shoes.  Natalie made us laugh because she said that she had been trying to wear the shoes in a bit to make them more comfortable before the wedding but because Chris didn't know about them, she kept sending him out whilst she wore them around the house, including while she did the ironing!  Natalie was determined to be ready before we left so that she could have photographs with her mum and dad and also with one other member of the family - Cari!

Leaving Natalie to her finishing touches, we met up with the boys at the church to capture their pictures before the ceremony.  As Wakefield wedding photographers, we have worked at St Luke's church before and it was nice to be back. 

With permission from the vicar to photograph the ceremony from the front and the back, we got some brilliant images as the couple exchanged vows.  Natalie's expression throughout the ceremony was one of pure joy and just beautiful to watch and to capture. 

To give the couple more variety in their images, we had arranged for them to join us at Queen's Park in Castleford for their pictures together after the ceremony.

After spending some time getting some relaxed photographs of Natalie and Chris together, we headed off for the New Wheatsheaf and shots of the red London bus which had transported the guests from the church.

With confetti throwing and group shots taken care of, it was time for some laughter with the bridal party.

A beautiful, elegant bride and those wicked red shoes...

Dave had already briefed us to watch out for Jude's expressions when he started his speech, as he had two versions of it - one which they had worked on together and which Jude had vetted - and another one...  The plan was that he would tear up the original and read from the second one.  Jude's face was a picture!

After a delicious meal which the family very generously invited us to, it was outside for a few minutes to make the most of the last of the late summer daylight before Natalie and Chris were asked to take to the floor for their first dance.

Our sincere congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Hughes and our thanks to Dave and Jude for allowing us to capture this very special day.  It was wonderful to join you all and we've really enjoyed getting to know you during the run up to the wedding.

If you are a member of Natalie or Chris's family or one of their friends, please leave a comment.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Wedding Photographers at the King's Croft, Pontefract

Wedding photography at the King's Croft Hotel, Pontefract for Adele and Peter on 31 August 2010

As wedding photographers in West Yorkshire, the King's Croft is one of our local wedding venues and today it was a pleasure to join Adele and Peter as they tied the knot.

We met up with Adele and were greeted by a hive of activity with a lot of people going about their preparations.  Adele had chosen a wedding gown to cause a stir - it was some impressive dress!  There were no flowers because Adele isn't keen on them, so instead, she chose a bouquet made entirely of clear and black crystals which complimented the very elegant black and white colour scheme perfectly.

This was the first wedding we have ever photographed where, due to his commitments, we had not met the groom before the day and as we hadn't had the opportunity to get to know Peter beforehand, we were aware that we needed to help him to quickly feel relaxed and confident with us.  We needn't have worried, as Peter was an absolute pleasure to spend time with, very quickly getting into the swing of things and really enjoying his photo session. 

Adele and Peter's wedding plans hadn't exactly gone smoothly.  However, they couldn't have wished for a better day or better weather, so maybe it was meant to be.  As well as it being their wedding day, it was also very much about their two fantastic sons, with the focus of the day being very firmly on family.  Adele and Peter are an amazing couple and it's so obvious how devoted they are to eachother and to their boys.

Adele and Peter were married in a very personal civil ceremony in the Queen's Suite, beautifully conducted by the lovely Rosalyn Field who we love working with.  She does make a wedding ceremony very special.

A lucky chimney sweep greets the newly married couple.

After the group shots were in the bag, we took Adele and the rest of the girls for some fun.  The girls were really up for playing to the camera and as Pontefract wedding photographers who love a happy, relaxed wedding, this was something we really enjoyed.  You lot made us laugh!

After the wedding breakfast and the speeches, we made the most of the warm summer evening to have some fun with Adele and got her to really show off that stunning dress!


The new Mr and Mrs Middleton took to the floor for a fast and lively first dance - the first of four!  One for themselves, one for each of their boys and one for the Adele and the girls.  A wonderful wedding full of fun, love, laughter and the importance of family.  Congratulations to you both and a big thank you for allowing us the privilege of being there to capture your celebrations.

If you are family or friends of Adele and Peter, please leave a nice comment for them.