A handful of weeks ago I had the awesome pleasure of nipping up to Harrogate to photograph the wedding of Kelly and Dale.
The day started with bridal prep at the Castle Inn - a lovely village inn on the hight street of Spofforth. This was by far the most intimate bridal prep I've ever had, with less than a handful us of all together in the room. After a couple of hours of laughs and trying-not-to-be-seriousness, I jumped back in the car and headed two minutes down the road to the couple's home to grab a few pics of the groom and the kids. I say two minutes down the road - my satnav took me two miles down the road before suggesting I did a u-turn - their house was literally less than a minutes drive away from the inn!
After a few snaps at the house, it was into the car again and over to Harrogate to Bilton House for the ceremony.
The happy couple rocked the vows like superstars!
After the kisses had been kissed and cheers finished cheering, we popped out onto The Stray for a few snaps, before heading on to the reception venue.
The rest of the day was held at The Bingley Arms in Bardsey - Britain's oldest pub. It's not every day you walk into a pub and see a suit of armour standing in the corner!
The rest of the day was spent in good company, with good food and a good old knees up, with lots of laughs.
Cheers you two - you were both awesome!
Here are a few images from their day.
A few weeks ago I had the awesome privilege of shooting the wedding of Luci and Mark over in Leeds.
There was no bridal prep, so it was straight to Leeds Town Hall to get down to business.
Mark and a few guests soon arrived, so we had a nosey round the place to check out the room and take a few snaps. Time soon ticked on, so everyone was ushered into the room before the Bridal Party arrived.
Pretty soon the door opened and the happy couple's two little girls made their way down the aisle before the bride. I don't think Mark stopped smiling all the way through!
The registrars got down to business, readings were read, vows were spoken and rings were exchanged.
And of course - kisses were kissed.
The happy couple walked out man and wife.
The day had been raining on and off all morning, so we all huddled under the canopy for a few snaps before making our way down to the reception venue.
The rest of the day was held at The Tetley. A massive 30's art deco building that originally headquartered Tetley's Brewery.
The drinks were soon flowing, the smiles were still beaming and the kids were soon off on an Easter Treasure Hunt.
After dinner and speeches, the evening guests soon arrived, cakes were cut and the happy couple led the way onto the dancefloor.
Oh, and I kept dragging them outside for a few photos along the way.
A perfect day. Congratulations Mark and Luci - you guys were awesome!
Here are a few snaps from their day.
A few weeks ago I had the awesome privilege of shooting the wedding of Steph and James over in Leeds.
The day also happened to be my birthday, so it was an early start to get through all the prezzies and a birthday brekkie before jumping in the car and heading over to the couple's home.
We didn't do any bridal prep on this one, just a few snaps in the house before church.
The ceremony was held at The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Moortown.
The day had started off with blue skies above us, but, as Steph arrived in the Roller, the heavens proper opened up on us. This pretty much repeated itself for the rest of the day - sun, rain, sun. We did a pretty good job of dodging it though!
James was waiting patiently at the front. He didn't look nervous though - he looked as excited as a kid at Christmas!
The Bridal party soon made their way down the aisle and we got down to business.
Pretty soon the hymns had been sung, vows had been said and kisses had been kissed.
The happy couple walked out into the sunshine as man and wife.
And got bombarded by confetti!
We had a few shots in the grounds and just made it back to the cars before we got wet again. See what I mean about the rain?!
Next stop - the reception.
The rest of the evening was held at the Castle Grove Masonic Hall. A quaint Victorian Manor House tucked out of the way in Headingley.
The drinks were soon flowing, the kids were soon running and everyone was soon letting their hair down and having a good time!
We stole away a few times to get some sneaky photos, but pretty soon it was time for meals and speeches.
And what speeches they were.
I can hand on heart say that this is the only wedding where I've laughed out loud and then had to wipe a tear away within minutes of each other. The amount of family love that was on show was beautiful.
The rest of the evening was more drinking, more laughing, more running around and then some pretty serious dancing. We squeezed a cake cut and a first dance in there somewhere too!
Thanks for having me guys - you were awesome!
Here are a few images from their day.
Thought I'd start this little blog to let people know what we get up to. Some personal stuff thrown in the mix too.