A few weeks ago I had the lovely pleasure of photographing the wedding of Dawn and Callum down in Chesterfield.
The day started with a little bridal prep at the lovely Ringwood Hall Hotel, followed by a quick drive back into Yorkshire to Christ Church in Hackenthorpe for the vows, then back to Ringwood Hall for the wedding breakfast and evening do.
The day was blue-sky beautiful with the sun blazing down. The bridal prep was a laugh as usual, with plenty of kids running round to keep everyone on their toes. Balancing a chair on the bed to hang the wedding dress wasn't the best idea I've ever had, but I survived the wobbly deal unscathed!
After the prep, it was on to the church.
Callum was patiently waiting for his Bride-to-be. He was also looking a tad nervous!
The vows were fun, with plenty of laughs thrown in. Also plenty of tears from both the bride and the groom!
Pretty soon the vows were done, songs were sung and confetti was thrown. And kisses were had - lots of kisses.
Back to the Hall!
We arrived back and chilled in the gardens while finishing touches were made to the room.
I whisked Dawn and Callum away for a few photos round the grounds, then it was back to inspect the room. When Callum saw the memorial place setting for his father at the top table, the emotions ran very high. It was an absolutely beautiful, touching moment. I had a bit of a lump in my throat too!
Food was served, toasts were had, cakes were cut and dances were danced.
And lots more kissing too.
A beautiful, emotional day that I was privileged to be a part of.
Thanks for having me guys - you rocked.
Here's a few images from their day.
A few weeks ago I had the lovely pleasure of photographing the wedding of Kandi and Viv.
I met the couple at their hotel in the heart of Doncaster before we moved on up to the register office.
After the vows, we were unceremoniously rushed out of the wedding room after about 3 minutes worth of photos, so we went down in to Elmfield Park to shoot some group shots and a few portraits.
After that - it was time to get on board the Wyre Lady!
The Wyre Lady is a riverboat that runs functions and parties round the Doncaster/Sprotbrough area. For more info, click HERE.
The boat was soon comically nicknamed 'The Lesboat', but we really should have nicknamed it 'The Partyboat'. Because that's what this wedding was - a party from start to finish.
A special mention has got to be made about the duelling speeches - one a poem and the other a song. It was proper comedy genius.
And I'm not even gonna mention the cake cutting speech...
When I got home from the wedding at the end of the night, my face was still hurting from laughing!
Thanks for having me guys - it was awesome!
Here's a few pictures from their day.
My last wedding in August was the lovely intimate ceremony of Diane and David.
We started the day with a little bridal prep at Diane's mum's house before heading through to Barnsley Town Hall for the vows.
After the words were said and the rings were on, it was time to head over to Monk Bretton Priory for a few photos. We got through all the group photos that they wanted and, as soon as we started the wedding portraits, the heavens opened on us! We hid in the ruins for shelter for a while before it was safe enough to get some shots done.
After the Priory we made a little detour to visit Diane's nan - she'd been ill recently and unable to attend the wedding. I'm sure seeing Di looking radiant in her wedding dress made her day.
The reception was held in the function room of Sacred Heart Church in Hemsworth. I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've been to a church after the register office on a wedding day!
Food followed, along with drinks, laughter, dancing, singing... Pretty much everything you expect to happen on one of the best days of your life.
Cheers for having me guys - it was a blast.
Here's a few images from their day.
We had a little time off a few weeks ago, so decided to head up to Ayrshire in Scotland for a few days. We stayed in a lovely little apartment in Troon and spent some time travelling around the area. Our little road trip took us from Largs down to Stranraer.
We enjoyed some proper chill out time. We walked on the beaches, played on the rocks, jumped over rockpools, skimmed some stones, found a few geocaches, visited a few castles, ate lots of takeaway food and watched glorious sunsets over the sea.
It was cold and fresh, and certainly recharged the batteries!
We found our apartment through airbnb. If you've never used it and want a little money off a booking, click HERE.
Here's some snaps from our trip. All photos taken with the Fujifilm X70, mostly with the WCL converter.
Thought I'd start this little blog to let people know what we get up to. Some personal stuff thrown in the mix too.