Sunday, 20 December 2015
As our wedding season 2015 draws to a close, there are other projects to keep us out of mischief until our weddings start again early in 2016. This is the third year running we've been chosen to provide Cast in Doncaster's pantomime photographs and this time it was Sleeping Beauty. We instantly recognised some of the cast, an incredibly talented bunch of actors, and as always at Cast, this was a fabulous production. It's a treat for kids and adults alike. Go and see it!
Saturday, 14 November 2015
We are so lucky to work with the loveliest couples and it's been a pleasure getting to know Caroline and Richard during the run up to us being their Oulton Hall wedding photographers, towards the end of October, on the last day before the clocks went back, so an extra hour of daylight, but a day of very mixed weather. Naturally, Caroline was hopeful of a day without rain and so were we, but rain we had and wind as well; not an easy combination for any Wakefield wedding photographer to deal with but at least with wedding photography at Oulton Hall you know that if the weather isn't great you can still get beautiful images indoors. Caroline got ready at home and she was determined to be in her stunning San Patrick dress in enough time for us to capture dad's reactions, before we left to start the All Saints' church, Featherstone wedding photography with Richard and his boys. The rain had started when we were at the house but it eased enough when we were at the church to allow us to take photographs outside. Our white umbrellas came in useful! A beaming Caroline arrived and we enjoyed capturing the couple's beautiful marriage ceremony, conducted by the lovely Father Joe. The couple wanted to get to Oulton Hall as quickly as possible after the ceremony and have most of their photos there but leaving the church was a risk as rain was threatening again and we knew that once we'd left, the chance to photograph the groups inside the church was lost, but we decided to risk it and make the trip to Oulton Hall straight after the confetti. The rain held off and gave way to blue skies and with some impressive organisational skills from their attendants, everything worked out fine and we managed to get the groups done and some beautiful couple and bridal portraits too. It was chilly and windy but these guys were delightful to work with. Caroline was just happy to get the photographs she wanted so she didn't show it even if she was cold and neither she nor her new hubby stopped smiling. The Oulton Suite looked gorgeous, full of pretty details that the couple had put so much thought into, and the speeches were a perfect mix of hilarious and emotional. We met up again after the wedding breakfast for an evening bride and groom portrait session and we had such a great time whilst we worked together to create our signature style wedding art images. It's been hard to narrow down the ones to feature on here but we look forward to sharing the whole collection with Caroline and Richard soon. Congratulations guys! Thank you for being fabulous to work with and for the glowing comments we received not only from Caroline, but also from her mum, Pat. Can't wait to see you all!
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