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.


1 comment:

  1. Brilliant pictures. I work with Nicolas dad and I,m well impressed with what I saw of the event.