Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Temple Newsam House Wedding Photographer | Laura and Chris's Wedding
Laura and Chris tied the knot on the last Saturday in August and chose us for their Temple Newsam wedding photography. We began our coverage of their day with some wedding photography at Thorpe Park Hotel where Laura got ready with her bridesmaids. Laura really wanted us to capture her dad's reaction as he came into the room and saw her in her stunning dress for the first time and we just managed it before we had to make a mad dash to the car and drive to Temple Newsam House to meet Chris. As it had been quite a while since we'd had the pleasure of being wedding photographers at Temple Newsam we'd done a recce of the venue a few weeks beforehand to check out the best locations to feature in Laura and Chris's photographs. The main house is a lovely building and the front entrance and the staircase are particularly beautiful, lending themselves perfectly to our artistic style and our love of spectacular architecture. Stately homes have gorgeous locations but because they are open to the public, the time allowed for photographs is often quite short so careful planning is needed to make the most of the photo opportunities and it involved whisking Laura and Chris off for a few minutes after their civil ceremony and working quickly together to get some photographs on the staircase and at the front before we rejoined their guests and made a start on the formal group photos. Once these were done everyone left the main house and we started the wedding photography in the walled garden at Temple Newsam where a marquee was set up for the buffet style wedding breakfast featuring a hog roast. Laura and Chris's wedding day coincided with the rugby league Challenge Cup final and as there were many Leeds Rhinos fans amongst the guests, this meant only one thing, nobody was moving away from the telly for at least two hours! And up until then and including those two hours the weather was great and then once the match was over the heavens opened and it bucketed down! We'd planned for some romantic photos down by the lake and as the light was starting to fade we knew it was now or never regardless of the weather, so out came the brollies and the new Mr and Mrs Reed got tucked under one. When we got to the lakeside it had just stopped raining and with perfect timing the soft evening sun came out, we breathed a sigh of relief and we got some gorgeous images. Thank you very much for allowing us to share your special day. We look forward to seeing you but in the meantime, here are a few of our favourite images from your wedding. All images are protected by copyright Alex & Janet Durasow 2015 which means that you are welcome to share but our details must be kept on the images. Thank you.