Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Rogerthorpe Manor Wedding Photographer | Julie and Adrian

Julie and Adrian, or Jules and Ady, as everyone knows them, booked a Sunday in November for their wedding.  When we first met them we hit if off straight away and we were delighted when they booked us to be their Rogerthorpe Manor wedding photographers.  This fabulous venue is a huge favourite of ours and it's always a pleasure to work there.

As professional West Yorkshire wedding photographers, we know that it's important to build a great relationship with our clients before the big day and we're more than happy to extend this to their close families.  It was so nice to meet Jules's lovely mum, Anne, a few days before the wedding so that we could get to know each other.  

We arrived to start capturing Jules's preps in Room 13 and she was incredibly chilled out and relaxed.  Her mum and bridesmaids were more nervous than the bride which is often the case.  We really enjoyed the hour or so spent with the girls as we photographed make-up being applied and all the important bits and pieces including a new bottle of Jules's favourite perfume which was a gift from Ady to his bride.  We left the girls to their preparations and went to play with the boys outside on this crisp autumn day before Ady and his brothers were called in to see the registrar prior to the civil ceremony in the Lawrence Suite.  

Anyone who knows us knows that we try to avoid picking up on the weather forecast for wedding days because a) it can make you concerned and disappointed b) you have no control over it anyway and c) it's often wrong.  However, it can be hard to avoid hearing it sometimes and for Jules' and Ady's wedding day the forecast wasn't great.  Added to this, we knew we had to work fast as daylight would be limited to what we had before the wedding breakfast.  Luckily the weather, although cold which you would expect in November, held for us and we got everything outside that we had hoped for, including a much wanted sequence of fun photographs with the bridal party on the main lawn.  

Everyone worked with us to get the group photos finished really quickly so we still had some time for couple photographs before the wedding breakfast.  Although it was really cold, Jules and Ady did a good job of not showing it, they were great fun to work with and very enthusiastic about trying anything.  We loved photographing them and we got the feeling that they enjoyed their couple photo session a lot too.

We took a break during the wedding breakfast and returned to capture the speeches before Jules and Ady joined us for a second couple session including some beautiful evening shots outside.  These have to be timed to perfection and depend on us setting up in good time and on the couple coming out as soon as we ask them to.  If goes without saying that our bride and groom were outside straight away and we got some amazing images for them.

We knew that Ady's brother Gareth and his band were performing later in the evening so we stayed on after Jules and Ady's first dance and Jules and her dad Jim's father and daughter dance to capture some images as Relentless rocked.

A fabulous day in the company of two lovely families at a beautiful venue.  Thank you Mr and Mrs Yearsley for inviting us to share it.

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  1. well done to Alex and Janet. you really have an amazing day there. all of the photos tell a brilliantly romantic story.