Sunday, 16 September 2012
King's Croft Wedding Photographer | Rebecca and Adam
A two wedding weekend and two consecutive sunny days which has been pretty rare during this particularly wet summer but we were delighted when the sun shone for Rebecca and Adam and any wedding photographer thoughts of "it's a bit too sunny" were quickly banished from our minds as too sunny is definitely preferable to raining! As King's Croft wedding photographers, we know that the grounds are lovely but opportunities for photographs indoors are limited so a dry day is always a huge bonus for a wedding at this Pontefract venue.
We began our all day coverage at Rebecca's parents' home in Normanton where our bride was already in the make-up chair, so Janet photographed Rebecca being pampered whilst Alex got to grips with the dress, shoes, perfume and jewellery. He likes to show his feminine side ;-) Seriously, the advantages of two photographers are huge and we always work together at weddings. We'd not been there long when we were joined by Janet, one half of husband and wife video team Your Treasured Moments. Two photographers and two videographers, but we all worked so well together to capture Rebecca and Adam's wedding and we had a great day in Janet and John's company.
Usually we have to leave to meet the groom before the bride is in her dress but today Rebecca was being fastened into her gorgeous Sofia Tolli gown by her mum well before we left for the King's Croft. This resulted in some beautiful images not only as she got ready but afterwards with her parents in the garden.
Adam and the boys arrived at the King's Croft right on time and Adam said that he'd ordered the sunshine for the day. Well whatever he did, it obviously worked! Shortly after Adam was called inside to speak to the registrar, Rebecca arrived with her dad for the civil ceremony in the King's Suite conducted by the Pontefract registrars who are always very friendly and very accommodating when it comes to allowing us to document the ceremony.
Champagne and congratulations flowed and as the couple wanted photographs with the Beauford, we did these first whilst all the guests got together for the big group shot followed by a confetti shower on the front lawn. It's amazing how fast the time goes between the end of the wedding ceremony and the start of the wedding breakfast and most of the alloted time was taken up covering the groups which Rebecca and Adam had asked for. However, we knew just how enthusiastic the couple were and we'd already made plans to take most of their couple photographs after dinner.
We took a break during the wedding breakfast, arriving back well before the speeches started and as we'd had difficulty getting good photographs of a certain little flower girl who wasn't in the best of moods earlier in the day, we hit upon an idea to keep her and her older sister entertained whilst dessert arrived and get some great images in the process.
We really did drop lucky as this was the last weekend before the wheat in the fields around the King's Croft was harvested. We had our doubts though about Rebecca going into the field for photographs because her shoes were very high. We had a quiet word with Adam to find out whether she had any flat shoes or trainers with her and when he said "no", we really thought the field idea was a goner. However, Rebecca was a star and didn't hesitate when we asked her. It's so true that brides and grooms get the photographs they deserve and the very best ones take patience and skill from the photographer and patience and enthusiasm from the couple. These guys had bucket loads and were a pleasure to work with, Rebecca happily carrying on having photographs taken even after Adam took a break and went off to find the beer!
Our congratulations and very best wishes to Mr and Mrs Smith who will have a stunning Italian storybook album to look forward to when they have decided on their favourite images.
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