Monday, 15 December 2014

Waterton Park Hotel Wedding Photographer - Emma and Liam

The end of the season always brings with it mixed feelings as we photograph our final wedding of the year.  Mixed because after a very busy wedding season we are definitely ready for a break to recharge our batteries, enjoy Christmas and the New Year, and look at exciting new products to add to our range before starting wedding photography again in 2015, but we're also a bit sad that this will be our last wedding for a few weeks, as we really love photographing them!

As recommended Waterton Park wedding photographers we first met Emma and Liam at an Open Day, and having caught sight of them as they looked around this stunning venue, we had our fingers crossed that they would come and chat to us.  Sometimes everything comes together perfectly because they did come and chat to us, we got on like a house on fire, they loved our work, we were free on their date and they booked us.  Happy days!

Their winter wedding couldn't have been more beautiful.  It was cold, as you would expect in December, but not as cold as it could have been, and it stayed dry.  Our main concern was daylight because with a 1.30pm ceremony we knew that we would be close to the last of the daylight by the time it was over, but Emma and Liam factored in a generous amount of time to allow us the best chance of fitting in as much as possible before the wedding breakfast, knowing as we did that it would be completely dark by the time everyone was seated.  It was obvious just how important their wedding photographs were to them from the way that they worked with us, going along with everything we suggested whilst ignoring the cold.  They and their families and guests were a joy to be around and we were blown away by the happy atmosphere that ran through this gorgeous wedding.

Emma got ready with her mum and bridesmaids and we captured some pretty detail shots including a pair of exquisite Christian Louboutin shoes.  We were made very welcome and enjoyed being in the midst of the girls' preparations for the ceremony.  Emma had let us into a secret that she had bought Liam a very special wedding present, a spectacular Breitling watch, which her dad would be presenting to a delighted groom during the boys' photo session.

After the civil ceremony we headed back over the bridge to quickly complete the small number of family group photos and bridal party shots before we were left with Emma and Liam.  The grass was wet but the lakeside photos taken in beautiful light that you only get at this time of year made it so worthwhile.  During our chats with them, Emma and Liam had looked through our albums and said that they loved our arty posed images.  They understood that these images take time and patience to create and those guys worked their socks off!  After some couple shots we let Liam go inside for a warm and a drink whilst we worked with Emma on some gorgeous bridal portraits, and with careful planning and brilliant assistance from Pauline, the wedding co-ordinator, we managed to capture some snowy pictures at the entrance, the Walton Suite dressed for the wedding breakfast and the room details before having a quick chat with the couple about seizing the opportunity for those time limited, twilight photographs, which was met with much enthusiasm and a mad dash outside again as the guests sat for dinner.

Hilarious speeches and the cutting of the cake followed the wedding breakfast and afterwards the new Mr and Mrs Rodda were ready for some more evening wedding photography at Walton Hall on the staircase and with the Christmas tree, before the party started in the Boathouse downstairs and Emma and Liam hit the floor for their first dance.

Thank you for making our last wedding of the year such a fabulous one, for being absolute stars to work with, and for the wonderful compliments we received from David and Margaret, Emma's mum and dad.  Emma and Liam have chosen our top of the range Cristal album and it is going to be a stunner!

To book us for your Waterton Park wedding photography, please call us on 01977 730159, follow us on Facebook at and enjoy the images which are copyright Alex & Janet Durasow.

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