Master Photographers' Association Yorkshire & North East Region Classical Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012.
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The couple had some unusual and quirky ideas mixed in with their traditional wedding. Or rather, their wedding at St Peter's Church Centre in Stanley, near Wakefield. The problem with St Peter's church is that, well, it's literally falling down which is such a shame as it's a very picturesque and beautiful church. However, the family have been using the church centre for a long time and Helen's mum, Dawn got married there so the church centre means a lot to the family.
After the ceremony, a few shots at the church and confetti throwing, we moved off having decided to take most of the wedding photographs at Hatfeild Hall where we met up with Helen and Martin as soon as they arrived to take some photographs of the new Mr and Mrs Walker, featuring their lovely blue Bentley.
It was a very windy day and as Helen was wearing a gorgeous full length veil, shelter was called for, so after the big group shot on the lawn, we moved the short distance to the front of the hall which improved things for everyone, in particular our bride.
We'd heard about the cake the couple had chosen and it was pretty impressive! A Disc World cake inspired by the novels of the same name. The problem was, Helen didn't have the heart to cut into the turtle!!!! With the speeches before dinner which is always a good idea for a nervous groom, we left everyone to enjoy the wedding breakfast.
After dinner was over and with the light fading, we suggested to Helen and Martin that we get a few photographs of the two of them together before they went back inside to join their guests, take their first dance as husband and wife and party.
Thank you to both of you for choosing us and for being our first wedding couple of 2012.