Master Photographers' Association Yorkshire & North East Region Classical Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012.
We are West Yorkshire wedding and portrait photographers, Alex and Janet, a husband and wife team of creative professionals who are passionate about beautiful wedding and portrait photography. Please call us for more information on 01977 730159 or visit our website at www.alexdurasow.co.uk
Wedding photography at Hazlewood Castle - Laura and Kevin - 28 October 2010
Laura and Kevin chose an autumn Thursday to tie the knot at the stunning wedding venue of Hazlewood Castle. As Yorkshire wedding photographers and recommended wedding photographers for Hazlewood Castle, it was so nice to be back. The trees looked beautiful in their autumn colours and Laura had chosen her colour scheme to compliment the season. When we arrived at Hazlewood, Laura was out getting her hair and make-up done and running late, so we made a start with photographs of her shoes and her gorgeous Ian Stuart wedding dress. By the time Laura arrived, Kevin and the guys were in their suits and ready for their photography session, so we had a walk around the grounds with them, taking some great pictures along the way and keeping Kevin's mind off any pre-wedding nerves. The couple married in a civil ceremony in the Victoria Room and because we'd already completed the boys' pictures, we followed Laura back upstairs to finish off her accessory photographs and capture all those buttons being done up on the back of her fabulous dress. Tip - a crochet hook comes in very handy for this! She looked just stunning and dad, Lance, must have been very proud as he accompanied her down the stairs. Following the blessing of Laura and Kevin's marriage in St Leonard's chapel, conducted by the lovely Ian Walton who is always an absolute pleasure to work with, the new Mr and Mrs Murray-Ward were congratulated by everyone before making their way over the bridge for the big group shot and a shower of confetti. The rain clouds loomed large throughout the group photography session and we were keeping our fingers well and truly crossed for the weather to hold until we'd completed these and the couple shots. We almost managed it... The raindrops started when we were just a few minutes from going inside but Laura and Kevin were brilliant sports - they didn't run for cover and we got the Private Dining photographs they wanted. With the Great Hall photographed and the before dinner speeches covered (which Kevin had told us would be short!), we left everyone to enjoy the wedding breakfast and at this point it did rain - properly. Then it stopped but any relief was shortlived because it started again, only heavier this time. Then it stopped... perfect! By the time the wedding breakfast was almost over, the rain had cleared. As professional wedding photographers at Hazlewood Castle, we know that there are lots of places to take photographs inside, but Laura and Kevin really wanted some evening shots outside in the courtyard and as video light and rain don't mix, we wanted it to be dry so that we could get the shots they wanted. In fact, Laura and Kevin were so keen to have these pictures taken that we were given instructions to "drag them out" as soon as the light was perfect! With perfect timing on their part, the wedding breakfast was over at exactly the time when the sky was that dark blue colour. We even managed to get some evening photographs in two different locations. Thank you guys - you, your families and your attendants were brilliant to work with and it was our pleasure to be part of your celebrations. We look forward to seeing your wedding photographs come together in a fabulous storybook album.
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