Thursday, 23 June 2011

Waterton Park Wedding - Anna & Patrick

Once again we were back at the Waterton Park Hotel near Wakefield for the wedding of Anna & Patrick. The day started in Ossett where Anna was getting ready, before moving onto Waterton for the pictures of Patrick and the guys. Some showers had been forecast but we didn't really expect the constant rain that started at one o'clock and didn't stop for the rest of the day! However, Waterton Park is one of the best possible venues for photography both in sunshine and in rain and we were able to do all the group shots at the front of the hall, keeping the wedding party and guests dry under the portico, although I got soaked! We always carry a dozen white umbrellas with us for times such as this, which can often produce some really cool photos with the wedding party and couple. On this occasion a gust of wind caught Anna and Patrick's umbrella, turning the umbrella inside out and giving us some great candid photos in the process. For the first dance we got out our video light and together with Shane's fantastic DJ lights we got some great shots to finish the wedding album.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Photography Training in Leeds

I am always prepared to look at different styles of photography and to adapt new ideas into my wedding photography, so I was very pleased to go along to-day to a training day with Brett Harkness, who is undoubtably one of the best international wedding photographers in the country. We spent the day in and around Adel Church in Leeds. Here are some of the images.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Wentbridge House Wedding Photography

Whilst Yvonne travelled down to South Yorkshire to film a wedding at Ringwood Hall, near Chesterfield, Alex and I travelled across to Campsall near Doncaster to photograph the wedding of Natalie and David. We always attend rehearsals and after seeing the church I was really looking forward to their ceremony. Good photography is about using light and the lighting in their church was just awesome. Natalie was driven to the church by the lovely Claire who owns Beau's & Belle's Wedding Cars at Darrington. It was really nice to see Claire again as we had filmed her wedding quite a few years ago! David has something of a passion for cars and I think that he must have had a quite a large part in the selection of the vehicle. He chose Claire's Bentley Flying Spur which (so I'm told!) is the world's fastest four door car and costs over £150,000, so two trips in such a special car certainly added to the enjoyment of his day! They did actually beat me to Wentbridge but I still say that is because they went a shorter way than I did! I must say Natalie walked down the aisle with a huge smile on her face and she never stopped smiling all day! Here is a selection of their photographs. I don't usually mention the bride's bouquet on these blogs but I did think that Natalie's was particularly nice so I've included a rather nice photo of it, so thanks to Steel Magnolia in Doncaster for providing such beautiful flowers!