Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Wedding Photography at Oulton Hall for Jenny and Dean

We are really happy to be booked by Jenny and Dean as their Oulton Hall wedding photographers on a popular date in June, and very flattered that the booking came about by kind recommendation from another photographer.  After chatting with the couple about their plans - and in secret with Jenny about a surprise she had planned for Dean - we knew theirs would be a really interesting day with plenty of photo opportunities.  The girls got ready upstairs and discussed whether Jenny had managed to keep the helicopter she'd booked for Dean a secret from him.  We photographed the dress, shoes and flowers and then made sure we were on the golf course a few minutes ahead of Dean's stylish arrival. The couple married in a civil ceremony in the Repton Room and afterwards everyone celebrated outside with Champagne before launching an impressive volley of confetti over the new Mr and Mrs Bowyer.  Jenny looked gorgeous in her vintage style lace dress and she had shared with us some ideas about the type of photographs she wanted - arty, romantic and the couple as a small element within a surrounding scene - and the ones she didn't want - anything cheesy and not too many smiling for the camera.  We tried hard to visualise the Oulton Hall wedding photographs which would best appeal to Jenny, whilst keeping to the elegant and classic style we are well known for, and we decided that as the weather forecast was risky later on, that it would be best to work outside as much as possible before the wedding breakfast, leaving the interior shots for later.  This worked well, as it did start to drizzle during the early evening, which was our cue to spend some relaxed and quiet time photographing Jenny and Dean on the gallery and staircase before everyone headed to the Claret Jug for the evening party, which featured a casino and later, a surprise for everyone, a spectacular firework display, although by that time it was tipping it down, but we were determined that we would get some great images to complete the couple's storybook. Thank you so much for booking us to capture your wedding celebrations at your beautiful venue and congratulations on your marriage!

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Walton Hall Wedding Photography for Abbie and Matt

With the British summer 2016 as unpredictable as ever, you can count yourself lucky getting one glorious day for a wedding, but to get three days on the trot when the rain doesn't make an appearance is something you wouldn't even dare to wish for.  Abbie and Matt are such a lovely couple and they certainly deserved the sun to shine on their wedding day, our third in three days, and as Walton Hall wedding photographers, we were over the moon when it did!  When you've been a professional Wakefield wedding photographer for as long as we have, you begin to realise that your photography style and your personalities attract clients whose values and tastes are similar to yours, and we knew at our first meeting that we were a perfect fit for Abbie and Matt.  They thought the same, saying that they'd had a good vibe about us straight away.  This great couple and their families are considerate, polite and appreciative, and a pleasure to be around.  Waterton Park Hotel is a spectacular venue where we are recommended wedding photographers and we couldn't have wished for a more enjoyable day.  The majority of their suppliers had been chosen from the venue's list of recommended professionals, including Val from Cushty Chairs, professional guitarist and singer, Jill Ryder and Pamela Clare who did Abbie's stunning make-up.  This was the first time we'd photographed a ceremony in the Walton Suite on the island and after meeting for the first time only the day before, we had the pleasure of working again with registrar Lyndsey, and her colleague Julie, who we've known for a while.  After the ceremony the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed the sunshine, champagne and the beautiful surroundings whilst we cracked on with group photos, impressively assisted by Matt's brother, Jonny.  After two pleasantly warm days, things really started to heat up and the blazing sunshine meant that the light wasn't ideal in some of the locations we wanted to use for Mr and Mrs Hays' photographs, so we took advantage of the long daylight hours and split the photography up to use the best light at the time, which kept the couple's Waterton Park wedding photography relaxed and interesting for them, as well as giving them plenty of free time with their guests.  A perfect day in the company of an absolutely wonderful couple.  Congratulations and our very best wishes for a long and happy marriage and thank you for booking us to share your wedding day.

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Friday, 17 June 2016

Rogerthorpe Manor Wedding Photographers for Sarah & Iain

Sarah and Iain chose us for their Rogerthorpe Manor wedding photography on one of the most popular dates of the year for weddings, the first Saturday in June, making it a hat-trick of three weddings in three days for us, and a very busy weekend with many hours worked and many images captured for our fabulous clients.  With the weather as unpredictable as ever and summer pretty much non-existent so far, us hoping for good weather for three consecutive days seemed a big ask, but sometimes you get lucky and finally, right on cue, summer arrived and we enjoyed warm, dry days for all our three weddings, which was just fantastic!  What was also fantastic was spending a day with such a lovely, fun, friendly and down to earth couple.  We joined Sarah in the bridal suite and once the getting ready photos and detail shots were done it was just a short trip downstairs and into the bar to find Iain and his best men and give them some modelling practice outside in the grounds, which are always immaculately maintained.  On our return inside we had the pleasure of meeting Lyndsey, the registrar, for the first time.  She's such a bubbly person and it's clear that she loves her job.  Her warm personality made for a wonderful ceremony full of joy for Sarah and Iain and a great experience for us too as we captured it for them.  With a late wedding we knew we were on the clock with the group photo session but Sarah's close friend Jemma was a diamond, who embraced the role of getting people together for us, which made the most of the time we had to work with before the wedding breakfast.  Iain's daughter, Faith, played a big part in her dad and Sarah's wedding, and as the only bridesmaid, she stole the show.  As recommended and regular Rogerthorpe Manor wedding photographers we know the venue well and once the wedding breakfast and speeches were over and the sunlight had softened, it was time to steal the new Mr and Mrs Walker away for some romantic photos together, using some of the locations we love to work with.  Twilight is late at this time of year but the final images we created for this lovely couple were worth the wait and will look stunning at the end of their wedding album. Congratulations guys and a heartfelt thank you for giving us such a great time working with you, for looking after us impeccably and for your feedback on the day, which made us feel very proud and very humble.

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