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!
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.
Having shot Vicky's sister Gemma's wedding in 2014 we felt incredibly honoured and excited to see the family again to cover the wedding of Vicky & Jamie or as we now know them - Mr & Mrs Lee!
Once again we couldn't have been made to feel more welcome and a part of their day. Set in the grounds of the gorgeous and opulent Rossington Hall we were spoilt for photographic opportunities with acres of beautiful grounds and room after room of tasteful tradition and charm.
We spent the day with Julie & Kurt at Kenwood Hall today. This venue has been a solid favourite of ours ever since our first visit. It’s a perfect little venue nestled in a small verdant pocket, mere minutes from the centre of Sheffield.
With a visible joy for life and a shared interest in Classic cars the day was a delightful mix of character and charm. Oh and if you’ve ever heard the phrase ‘doing a Woolard’, some of these images may mean even more.
Though they aren't actually marrying until April 18, Anni & Jonners really wanted to get out into the Peak District for their pre-wedding photography while the heather was in bloom. With a carpet of gorgeous purple coating the hills it was a truly spectacular visual we relished.
Well we've been quite excited about releasing this post. We recently revisited Ringwood Hall Hotel, one of our favourite venues, for the spectacular wedding of Jack & Holly.
There are certain couples that we work with that just exude such a natural chemistry and ease in front of the camera, that it makes our jobs so easy that we can just concentrate on having some real fun and capturing some exceptional images. Rachel and James were just that.
We met Kirsty & Brad when both Kirsty and Alice were pregnant, I think this instantly helped us to bond and the same was true on the wedding day as everything easily clicked into place.
This gorgeous couple were a pleasure to work with not only for the obvious aesthetic reasons but also as they were such a joy to be around. Their friends and family alike were fun, gregarious and helped to produce some outstanding and some exceptional shots.
Having shot Vicky's sister's wedding more than 3 years ago now, we've know Vicky & Jamie for a reasonable while but nonetheless both were still a little nervous about having their photo taken.
Of course, its perfectly natural and something that we take in our stride. Building the confidence of our soon-to-be-weds is part of the purpose of our pre-wedding shoots in addition to catching up on the plans for the big day and offering a little guidance and instruction on 'posing'.
Full of glitz and glamour Keeley & Glen's wedding at Wortley Hall was a spectacle to behold and a pleasure to share.
Featuring an exceptional attention to detail and even a Lamborghini this stylish couple really made their day into a special event, that all of their friends and family will surely remember for years to come.
Jack & Holly wanted to get out into the Peak District for their pre-wedding shoot to experience some of the grandeur and spectacle that this stunning landscape has to offer. So we couldn't think of a better place to visit than the gorgeous views from Froggat Edge.
There are certain images that you know will be spectacular from the instant you capture them. I have been incredibly excited about sharing one image in particular from our recent wedding at Ringwood Hall, more than others.
With such a gorgeous couple in a wonderful venue we were always quite confident that we were going to see some beautiful images come out of Emma & David's wedding at Whitley Hall.
Getting ready at the venue, Emma was supremely calm and at ease with the build up to their promise and with crime shows on the TV in the background it was clearly going to be a bit different. Nonetheless, we were blessed with a fantastic group to work with in a lovely space. Side note - Any future brides marrying at Whitley Hall, I definitely recommend using Room 6 for your preparations!
Emma & Alex's wedding day was the perfect picture of idyllic calm and serenity nestled in beautiful countryside of the Derbyshire Peaks.
In preparation for their big day in June we took Keeley & Glen to Renishaw Hall to guide them through a little introduction to their wedding photography.