Mr and Mrs Hardwick
6th December 2014
Devonshire Arms Hotel, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire
Having shot a Christmas Wedding before, I was really excited about this one too - set at the Devonshire Arms near Bolton Abbey in North Yorkshire. A picturesque location, with the hotel providing all the warmth and character you could want at this festive time of year.
I first met Kelda and Phil when I did a family shoot for them, along with little Phoebe and was delighted when they asked if I'd photograph their wedding. A time of year for the family to all come together, it was made extra special as Kelda also found out she was pregnant too (and since the wedding, little Maxwell has arrived to complete the family).
When I arrived, the ground was frosty, but it was warm inside with a roaring fire in the entrance. The tree and hotel were all trimmed up - it really got you in the festive spirit and we didn't let a bit of cold or rain spoil the day - in fact the mist later on just added a little something special to the images.
Mr and Mrs Robinson
3rd August 2014
Lincoln County Assembly Halls & Lincoln Cathedral
I only found out a few weeks before the big day that I would be shooting this wedding. After having to rearrange all their plans, I was contacted by Sophie and Aaen to step in and capture their big day. The weather definitely shone on them as the sun was definitely blazing down on us all!
A favourite moment of mine from throughout the day was when Sophie's dad first saw his daughter in her wedding dress - just outside their family home. The tears of joy that I managed to witness and capture was emotional.
Sophie and Aaen allowed plenty of time for their images too - making the most of the streets of Lincoln as well as the Cathedral and Assembly Rooms - before dashing inside where I had to help fix Sophie's dress 'hoop' before their first dance.
I managed to try a few new techniques out too, which really complemented Sophie's dress and Aaen's uniform.
Mr and Mrs Robinson
20th February 2015
Lincoln Hotel & Lincoln Cathedral
When I first got the call from Laura I was excited to be going back to Lincoln again so soon, what a beautiful city, and a really lovely family to photograph - coincidentally sharing the same surname as my last Lincoln wedding - Robinson!
Unfortunately in February the weather isn't always on our side in England - though to be fair it is pretty temperamental the rest of the year too. Laura and Craig were brave enough to put up with a bit of rain and cold to make the most of the amazing architecture around Lincoln Cathedral.
Mr and Mrs Nellis
16th May 2015
St Mary's Church, Strensall and York Racecourse
Sneak Peeks from Becca & Toby's Wedding in York.
A very windy day in North Yorkshire, but with some stunning skies and I was so glad that Becca and Toby agreed to come back out after their Wedding Breakfast briefly to make the most of the sky. I'd been watching it for some time and the conditions got about as good as they were going to get, after Toby got wrapped up in the veil several times and it took 3 of us to try and get it under control, I think we got some beautiful images to really capture their day.
Healds Hall Hotel, Liversedge &
Elegance of Scholes - Wedding Collaboration
I recently organised a collaborative shoot so that we could all showcase our best work, products and services and also work closer together to complement each others portfolios.
The shoot was held at Healds Hall Hotel in Liversedge, a stunning venue for Weddings, a venue which as some stunning features and locations for photography - often overlooked at first glance until you take the time to look for the light and hidden gems it holds. Chris from the venue made sure we were well looked after and prepared the rooms ready for us.
I also had a meeting with Cat and Cat from Elegance of Scholes, a designer bridal boutique in Scholes, not far from Liversedge and Cleckheaton. After having recently photographed several Justin Alexander designer Wedding dresses, Cat kindly agreed to let me borrow (and take extremely good care of) several dresses from her collection - along with some shoes, veils and other accessories. The lace and other detailing on the dress is phenomenal and took some careful lighting, positioning and directing so that you can see all the details of them. Cat even came along to help assist on the shoot, making sure the dresses and models looked perfect.
I also had some help from Mac McBride of Mac McBride Photography, a good friend of mine who also took a completely different set of images and explored different areas - it just goes to show how each creative can look at things and create different ideas and images.
Now we have several dresses - the only thing lacking was someone to really show them off - step forward, the models:
Matt Stobbs, Emily Harris, Sinead Dean and Sally Rangeley all kindly agreed to be our victims, I mean models, for the day. And boy did they work hard! Not only having to put up with our constant banter and directions - but they also endured the cold, bright sunshine and also the three ladies all had to marry Matt!! I have to admit, we did get several funny looks from the diners tucking into their Sunday Lunches who kept noticing the 'Groom', Matt, keep walking past with a different 'Bride' in his arm each time!
So the challenge was set - we had to create some beautiful images that would really portray all the beauty and detail of these stunning wedding dresses, we had to explore the hotel and make the most of the locations and the light whilst making the models look their best too!
Massive thanks to everyone who took part in this shoot, please take some time to visit their websites and facebook pages and give them a 'like':
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