Another cool wedding - my first at Priory Cottages near Wetherby, which is a great venue (especially if you’re looking for space for a marquee or teepee). Fliss & Alex had a Papakata teepee – a really eyecatching alternative to traditional marquees – and lots of other cool touches. Speeches are always a favourite part of the day for me – a great opportunity to capture lots of natural emotion – and I was particularly happy with Fliss & Alex’s speeches shots (see lower down). Fab couple also and I’ll shortly be starting work on their album.
I loved shooting this wedding. The setting (the orchard of Aimee’s granny’s house near York) was beautiful and photogenic, there were bags of quirky details to record (for example it was the first wedding I’ve shot where the bride arrived by tractor), there was a mini-cricket match (I love cricket), the sun shone (most of the time) and Aimee & Matthew were a joy to work with. We didn’t meet until a few days before the wedding, but in all the phone and email conversations with Aimee in the lead up to the wedding she’d been so enthusiastic that I knew the wedding was going to be a lot of fun. I was delighted with the pictures and so were Aimee & Matthew. See what you think.
The summer of 2011 was pretty dismal for the most part, but Emma & Stuart’s wedding at The Devonshire Arms was blessed with glorious sunshine. The garden of the Dev’s spa is a great little spot for some intimate bride and groom pictures and as the sun was setting after the wedding breakfast we were able to get some great images of the newlyweds – check them out towards the end of the post.
Claire & Adam married at St Peter’s church in Coniston Cold, followed by a reception at the stunning Coniston Hotel. As you’ll see from the pictures below, it’s a beautiful venue, particularly when the sun shines (as it did for Claire & Adam). Check out also the first dance photos at the bottom of the page – these are often amongst the most technically challenging shots of the day, and when the bride and groom have a choreographed routine that loads of effort has gone into, it’s even more important to nail the shots – I was really pleased with how they turned out. Enjoy.
Jenny & Andrew’s wedding ceremony and reception were held at The Devonshire Arms Hotel, near Skipton, North Yorkshire. I shoot a lot of weddings at ‘the Dev’ (and its little brother, The Devonshire Fell); it’s a stunning venue, which sits within the Bolton Abbey Estate, a beautiful part of the world just down the road from me.
Jenny & Andrew were keen that the photography shouldn’t dictate events, but they did want a beautiful record of the day; Jenny sent me a lovely note after receiving the photos telling me how delighted they were with the pictures and my approach. Being told that you’ve had a really positive impact on such an important part of someone’s life is a sensation which I can never imagine getting bored of.
Bethan & Dave got married at St Peter’s in Addingham, near Ilkley and their reception was at The Devonshire Fell, in Burnsall, North Yorkshire. I shoot quite a few weddings at the Fell and it’s special to me as I got married there myself a few years ago. Bethan and Dave were adamant that the photos be completely informal with just a handful of group shots – they wanted their wedding just to be a great party and the photos were to reflect that. It was a fun wedding – lots of lovely people so pretty much a dream to photograph. Hope you like the photos.
A good friend of mine in London (the hugely talented photographer Jon Cartwright), put Ben & Nicole in touch with me. They told me about their Borough Market wedding, and I jumped at the chance. I love travelling to London and always relish the opportunity to shoot a wedding there.
Ben & Nicole (who unusually I didn’t meet until the day before the wedding) wanted relaxed coverage with the minimum of fuss and intrusion into the day; that’s what I’m all about (that and taking beautiful pictures) and they seemed delighted with the results. I was too.
I’d say most of my clients get to know about me from friends or colleagues whose weddings I’ve photographed or who’ve been to weddings that I’ve shot. That’s how Rachel & Dave found me.
They got married at Whixley Church, near York, and their reception was held at the Hospitium – which is set in the grounds of the Museum Gardens in York.
I seem to attract clients who are pretty like minded and Rachel & Dave were no exception. They were a sweet couple – very chilled and very happy. Hopefully that shows in the photos.
Make up by Tamsin Vinias