Yesterday's wedding was just down the road at the Waterton Park Hotel at Walton near Wakefield. Stacey and Tom had seen my wedding photographs in the Waterton Park wedding brochure and had got in touch with me from there. Due to the Wakefield registrars being busy on their wedding day (can't imagine why!) they were only able to offer Stacey and Tom a 3 o'clock slot. Since it now starts to get dark just after 4 then it didn't allow us much time to get in some photographs in the daylight. It was decided that the best course of action would be to capture the couple and wedding party photographs outside in the daylight before moving into the library for the family photos. One of the great benefits of Waterton Park is that they always keep this room available, so we can always take great group shots whatever the weather. Besides getting all of our couple shots done while it was still light, we were also very fortunate to have the benefit of a decent sunset. After the meal we took the opportunity to get some rather special shots around the hotel, including a rather unusual shot in the bedroom that they requested, before Stacey and Tom joined their evening guests in the Squires to make full use of Shane's fantastic lights on their first dance.
One of my favourite parts of a wedding is the bridal procession down the aisle. Occasionally there are tears, which is great for me as a photographer as I love to capture these moments of real emotion, but more usually the bride walks down the aisle with such a great big smile on her face. This is Emma walking down the aisle at Swinton Park near Masham last week. Not only has she got a great big smile on her face, but her mum has too! Once I finish editing her wedding photos I will hopefully try and find the time to post some more photos from her wedding at Swinton Park.