Thursday, 12 June 2014

Wedding Photographer Waterton Park Hotel - Kirsty and David

Kirsty and David booked us for their Waterton Park Hotel wedding photography a long time ago, following a recommendation by the owners of Rolls Hire.  There is no better form of advertising than recommendation and it's really nice when this comes from fellow wedding professionals as well as  from brides and grooms and their families and friends.

We'd been looking forward to this wedding a lot, as Kirsty and David really do love photos, they understand the value of good photography, and their wedding images were a high priority.  They were enthusiastic and more than happy to give us the time we needed to get a wide variety of beautiful pictures for their storybook album.

We didn't have far to travel for Kirsty's bridal prep, as she got ready at her parents'  house and they live pretty much just around the corner from us.  The boys met us for the start of the photography at St Helen's Church, Sandal, exactly on time, and we quickly completed their photographs before waiting for Kirsty at the gate.  She arrived in a spectacular two-tone Rolls Royce, a few minutes early, and this meant we could document what is an important part of the wedding story, the bride's arrival, and mix documentary wedding photography with timeless classical images.  

After the shower dodging of the previous weekend's two weddings, we thought it would be too much to hope for that the umbrellas could stay in the boot of the car for the whole day, but sometimes you strike lucky!  As every wedding photographer knows, there is a check list of what is the perfect weather that we would love to have for every single wedding but it's rare that we get it!  Not sunny, not windy, not raining, not too hot, but comfortably warm, dry, cloudy and still.  And this is what we got for Kirsty and David's big day, making us very happy photographers!

As recommended Waterton Park wedding photographers it was great to be back and lovely to work alongside Pauline Charlton.  She and Amy, the wedding co-ordinators, really go beyond the call of duty when it comes to looking after the wedding party and us.  Pauline did everything from shifting traffic cones out of shot to ushering all the guests out onto the lawn for the big group photo, meaning we rattled quickly through the formal groups, leaving time for the new Mr and Mrs Savage to enjoy mingling with their guests and for us to get a great selection of images before the wedding breakfast.

Morning wedding ceremonies are great and although it means an early start for the bride (and for us), there are so many advantages - a longer wedding day to enjoy after all the months and sometimes years of planning and all the money invested, time for the newly married couple to to relax and chat with their guests, and the opportunity for two bride and groom photo sessions which keeps it interesting for the four of us and allows us to make the most of the variety of locations for Walton Hall wedding photography.  With a venue like this which has so many "must have" places to use as backdrops for photographs, it would have been impossible to get everything that Kirsty and David wanted during one short session before the wedding breakfast and it was brilliant to get together again once everyone had enjoyed the meal and speeches.  After capturing some romantic images in the archway and at the front of venue, we released David to the bar and played with Kirsty inside Walton Hall to get some gorgeous portraits of a stunning bride in an amazing dress.

This was the first wedding we've photographed since the impressive refurbishment of the room which is now known as The Boathouse.  What a transformation they've made to what was once a very dark room.  It's now light, bright and spacious and allows access to the lakeside patio.  The guests partied and Mr and Mrs Savage danced their first dance together.  We know that Kirsty and David are really looking forward to seeing some images from their special day so we hope you both love these.  Thank you so much for booking us to share your wonderful and fun wedding day.

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