Thursday, 26 August 2010

Woodlands Hotel, Leeds

The last couple of weeks have taken us around North, South and West Yorkshire with weddings at The Woodlands Hotel in Leeds, Carlton Towers near Selby, Rogerthorpe Manor near Pontefract after a ceremony in Doncaster and a new venue for us, Swinton Park near Masham. Hayley and Will had a civil ceremony at the Woodlands Hotel. We have been at the Woodlands many times for video coverage but this was the first time that we had been booked for the photography there. Fortunately the sun shined on the happy couple and for the second week in a row we had the pleasure of the company of Matt Stacey on saxaphone. Here are some of Will and Hayley's photographs.

Friday, 6 August 2010

A Day Out in East Yorkshire

This week I took a day off and spent a day on a picturesque farm in East Yorkshire, which is quite a change from the likes of Waterton Park and Oulton Hall etc.! The reason for my trip was a training day with John Denton, a photographer whose work I really admire. I love these training days, as working with talented fellow photographers and a great model allows me to try new ideas and to learn new poses which I can then incorporate into my wedding and lifestyle photography and hopefully keep it fresh and edgy.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Waterton Park Wedding

You know that you are well and truly into the wedding season with four weddings in a row! One reason for this is that the schools have broken up for the summer and the teachers are making the most of this holiday to get married and go away on honeymoon! So our first wedding was two science teachers and the chemistry between them was obvious. Nic and Melissa had a civil ceremony at Waterton Park, one of our regular venues. Although we have been filming weddings there for over 16 years, I managed to find a new spot for some photographs. I love to try and find somewhere new everytime I return to a venue as a personal challenge, to avoid the possibility of doing the same shots every time. The busy schedule then took us to Bagden Hall and Nostell Priory, before finishing at Thorpe Park Hotel in Leeds. A busy time but with four great couples it flew by. These are some of the photos from Melissa and Nic's wedding at Waterton.