Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Bagden Hall Wedding Photographer | Sarah and Kevin

Our third wedding of four in four days saw us as Bagden Hall wedding photographers for Sarah and Kevin.  After a scorching Friday and Saturday, the weather cooled just a little, making it more comfortable for everyone.  Although this was a civil ceremony at Bagden Hall, Sarah chose to get ready at home and then make the car journey to the venue with her dad, so we started at the couple's home in Barnsley before heading off to Bagden Hall.

We met a very smart Kevin to start the Bagden Hall wedding photography and capture some groom portraits and photographs of the boys together before Sarah arrived.  Kevin's parents had brought along a very special guest, their golden retriever, Teddy, who apparently worships Sarah!  

Everyone welcomed the slightly cooler weather and after the ceremony all the guests gathered on the grass for a big group shot followed by an explosion of confetti over the new Mr and Mrs Hirst.  Group photos were completed quickly and because Sarah and Kevin had factored in plenty of time,  everyone could enjoy a very relaxed drinks reception and the couple could also enjoy their photo session with us without being rushed.

The wedding breakfast room looked beautiful with tall, candle and flower filled Martini glasses as table centres.    Everyone enjoyed dinner and speeches and Tom, the wedding co-ordinator, was his usual helpful self throughout the day, not only looking after the couple and their guests, but us and videographers Ken and Carol Wilson from Phase 5 Productions, who worked alongside us.  

It's great when we get to work with couples who are enthusiastic about their wedding photographs and who are happy to invest time and effort into helping us get a wide variety of images in different locations for them.  Sarah and Kevin joined us after the wedding breakfast so that we could walk down to the folly, which earlier in the day had been bathed in unflattering and very harsh light.  As professional West Yorkshire wedding photographers, we know it's often a good idea to wait for better lighting conditions before taking photographs in certain locations around a venue, and because we always offer a full day's coverage, there is usually an opportunity to pick and choose where to photograph and when, according to the light.  We'd noticed as the sun started to set that the light was beautiful on an area of long golden grasses backed by trees, and this gave us an idea for some romantic couple portraits.

Sarah and Kevin had really gone to town when it came to keeping their guests entertained throughout the day and evening, booking casino tables and a ice cream trike, but the finale to their wedding day came at 10pm when they treated everyone to a spectacular firework display and we got some fantastic images as the couple stood on the lawn to watch them.

Thank you for being so relaxed and lovely to work with.  We had a brilliant day, we loved working with you, the ice cream was delicious and the fireworks were amazing!

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