Thursday, 29 October 2015

Monk Fryston Hall Wedding Photographer | Fiona and Michael's Wedding

It's been a busy October with some great venues to work at and some lovely couples to work for and we were delighted when Fiona and Michael chose us to be their Monk Fryston Hall wedding photographers.  With everything at one venue we kicked off the day's coverage as Fiona was pampered in the bridal suite upstairs.  We then kept Michael and his attendants occupied for a while with photographs in the grounds  before it was time to catch up with Fiona again during those last few minutes of finishing touches and nerves before the ceremony.  She wore a gorgeous Ronald Joyce princess style dress and she looked stunning.  She also had two pairs of shoes but don't tell Michael!  The couple tied the knot in a civil ceremony before everyone headed out into the sunshine to celebrate. Sunshine!  That stuff that brides wish for and professional wedding photographers don't but wouldn't want to swap for the wet stuff given the choice! The light was very harsh so after the big group shot and confetti we changed location for the family groups to one where there was some shade, before we headed off down to the lakeside for some quiet time and some romantic portraits of the new Mr and Mrs Graham. Fiona's enthusiasm, her spectacular dress and long veil, great weather and a fantastic location meant that some artistic bridal portraits were on our list of images to create and capture before we returned our bride and groom to their guests and we photographed the room set for the wedding breakfast, as well as all those carefully and lovingly thought out details which make each wedding unique and special and which would otherwise be quickly forgotten.  With an early ceremony we still had plenty of daylight after the speeches were finished and once the sun had dropped we enjoyed a second bride and groom portrait session.  We had a brilliant time with Fiona and Michael, making the most of some the beautiful spots for Monk Fryston Hall wedding photography and capturing some gorgeous images for their wedding album.  Congratulations and a thank you guys for choosing us and for being such a fantastic couple who were a pleasure to work with.  We really enjoyed being a part of your celebrations.

To enquire about booking us as your wedding photographers at Monk Fryston Hall Hotel please give us a call on 01977 730159.  

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Wedding Photographers for Nostell Priory | Kirsten and Stephen's Blessing

We were really happy when Kirsten and Stephen got in touch with us to enquire about our Nostell Priory wedding photography on what turned out to be a lovely, mild, autumn day.  As we always document the whole wedding day we made the trip to Kirsten's mum and stepdad's house near Huddersfield to capture the morning's preparations and we really enjoyed the relaxed and friendly atmosphere as the girls got ready.  Maid of honour, Claire, and the bridesmaids really deserve a mention as they were some of the most helpful we've ever worked with and they couldn't do enough to make sure that Kirsten and Stephen had a fabulous day and that we had all the assistance we needed throughout, including getting the group photos done quickly so that we could spend time with the couple.  When you get into autumn this is even more important as you know that there will be no daylight after the wedding breakfast and Claire did a brilliant job of getting people together for us. Kirsten's grandma had given her granddaughter a beautiful sapphire ring which represented both something old and something blue.  Our bride was ready and in her dress a few minutes before it was time for us to drive to the church, meet the boys and start the Wragby church wedding photography.  Stephen is Scottish so kilts were the dress code for the guys and like many men, our groom didn't find the prospect of being photographed particularly appealing but we think we won him over!  We captured the couple's blessing ceremony, which was full of laughter, from the front and the back of this pretty church, before they were pelted with confetti.  We made the short trip to the front of the main house for the group photo session and afterwards the guests left to enjoy the drinks reception in the rose garden and we had a few minutes photographing our stunning bride and groom alone. Then someone mentioned photographs by the lake.  Stephen was keen to get back to his guests but Kirsten really wanted those romantic images by the lakeside, knowing that this would be the only opportunity to get them.  Kirsten won and Stephen sacrificed a few canap├ęs for those photographs but we hope they were well worth it!  After the wedding breakfast and speeches it was completely dark but we'd planned for some artistic photographs on the gallery.  There were no lights on the staircase which leads up to it and it was pitch black but Kirsten was an absolute star who wasn't put off and she and Stephen now have some beautiful images. Thank you so much Mr and Mrs Monaghan for inviting us to be your Nostell Priory wedding photographers.

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Friday, 16 October 2015

Waterton Park Wedding Photographers | Emma & David's Wedding

We're so lucky to be hired to capture the celebrations of some of the loveliest couples and we are proud that the standard of our work attracts clients who value beautiful wedding photography and the top quality service we provide.  We get to work with some fabulous people and we were very happy when Emma and Dave chose us to be their Waterton Park wedding photographers. They've kept in touch with us in the run up to their wedding and during our last conversation Dave expressed concern about the weather because the forecast was rubbish for the Sunday, but we were over the moon when the forecast turned out to be wrong.  He and Emma struck lucky with a warm, dry, early autumn day, better than many of the so called summer days we've had this year, and we struck lucky being able to spend this beautiful day with this gorgeous couple and their guests.  Emma and her bridesmaids got ready at Waterton Park and we began the day's coverage with wedding photography in the Gamekeeper's Cottage, before making the trip to meet Dave and start the wedding photos at the Church of St Mary Magdelene in Campsell. Dave looked really smart in his traditional suit and the light was beautiful for his portraits outside this pretty church.  We received a warm welcome from the vicar and then our stunning bride arrived in a lovely car, beaming from ear to ear. After the ceremony and an avalanche of confetti at the church gate we set off back to the venue to arrive ahead of Emma and Dave, ready to start the wedding photography at Waterton Park Hotel. This venue really does have everything to offer when it comes to locations for great wedding photographs and Emma and Dave worked hard to help us fit as much as possible into the short time we had before the wedding breakfast.  The room looked elegant in ivory and pale peach and we decided that rather than just photograph it empty before the guests were invited in, it would be nice to include the couple within the scene.  The speeches were both emotional and hilarious, just how good speeches should be, and it was a bonus to have a few minutes of daylight after they had finished, to get outside again for a handful of photographs before darkness fell.  Mr and Mrs Holmes, you were stars and we have enjoyed every minute spent with you.  Thank you for giving us the privilege of being your photographers and for being so enthusiastic and lots of fun to work with.  It's been really hard choosing just a few images for your preview but we hope you love them and we look forward to designing a spectacular album for you soon.

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