Well what a year! In most years we would draw things to a conclusion with a run down of our top 10 images from the year. Unfortunately 2016 has been so packed full of highlights we've not been able to get it down to any less than 28 gorgeous images that represent our work over the year.
With so many beautiful brides and gorgeous grooms, it has really been an honour and of course what a journey we've been through.
Starting in 2017 we'll also have our new second photographer fully up to speed following Alice's start of maternity leave to create the newest addition to the team, however I think it'll take a few years before she's strong enough to carry a camera around all day.
Please take a look through the highlights of 2016 and join us in reliving what has been an absolutely amazing year. Here's to hoping that 2017 brings as much fun and joy!
Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year!
Sarah & Reece were truly committed to capturing some gorgeous images this summer evening, so much so that they fought through the pain of a swarm of midges that tormented us throughout. But given the breathtaking views and being such a fantastic couple we created some amazing images to be proud of.
Shelley & Adam, are a photographers delight. Not only did they look gorgeous, but they truly were lovely people. Trusting us implicitly, they allowed us to guide them through their day to capture some truly stunning and and fun images, Including that of two ducks who so desperately wanted to be a part of the day.
We met with Holly & Stephen at Upper Derwent Reservoir and though the sun may have dipped behind the clouds these two really shone and with the bluebells in bloom we didn't need the sun to create some gorgeous images to cherish.
We met up with Maddie & Ryan on the steps of the City City Hall both unsure whether we would even be able to recognise one another as it had been nearly 2 years since we had last seen each other at their consultation.
We met up with the lovely Lisa & Andy at the Foxhouse pub for a little walk out along the tops of Burbage North at sunset. That evening we were blessed with a gorgeous sunset falling down into the Hathersage valley and were able to capture some gorgeous shots of this amazing couple as it did.
We met with Emma, Liam and family down at Padley Gorge on a beautifully sunny day to capture some gorgeous shots for their wedding pictorial guestbook. We had a wonderful time and of course I didn't have too harder task with this gorgeous couple who were happy to be guided through the process in preparation for their big day.
Many couples when asked if they have a preferred location for their pre-wedding shoots, somewhere that may have some significance to them, tend to shrug and after a long pause simply suggest we pick somewhere. Kirsty & Phil on the other hand did have somewhere in particular that meant a great deal to them.
Richard & Laura's wedding day may have taken place on a slightly overcast drizzly day but their mood just wouldn't be dampened by the weather. Together with friends and family they celebrated the big day at Wortley Church before walking down during a break in the weather to the gorgeous Wortley Hall.
We met with Kimberly & Sam after a morning flurry of snow in the beautiful picturesque setting of the Tickhill duck pond. Braving the cold Kimberly & Sam were a great couple to work with and their laid back, relaxed demeanour really came through to make some fantastic images.
With a winter bride you have two choices, vehemently ignore the season or passionately embrace it. Alice, Marc and their guests entirely invested in the Christmas theme and the wedding gods certainly paid out.
This awesome little Autumnal shoot was captured down in the grounds of the Longshaw Estate where Richard & Laura had a great time exploring the ground with us and even enjoying some of the last of the seasons sunshine. We love the warm cosy feel from this shoot and Richard & Laura were the perfect embodiment of this as they snuggled up 'for warmth'.
We had a lovely time taking the Alice & Marc out for a trip to Chatsworth House and explore their exquisite grounds and gardens.
We started with a quick walk with their mischievous little pup beside the river before venturing inside and exploring the actual gardens and sculptures
What were you doing three weeks after having a baby? Well this couple were donning their best and making their way down the aisle in style.
Few in this situation would even imagine leaving the house, let alone hosting one of the most important days of their lives. But in reality, surrounded by a more that willing support network of friends and family, the day went ahead smoothly and little Archie was incredibly well behaved.
Nav and Cammy described to me, when we first met that their wedding would be a #fusion wedding of East meets West, combining the glitz and glamour of a hindu wedding with the tradition and pageantry of Scotland - let's suffice to say that we certainly weren't disappointed.
Ok so having young children at a wedding can cause a little extra noise, there might be the odd tantrum, dirty dress or the accidental shout of “no” when the room is asked for any objections – that was unfortunately me when I was 5 years old at a family wedding – but weddings are also about bringing family and friends together for the celebration and that most definitely includes the little ankle biters.