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!
Now I’ve been a regular visitor to the Lake District and I think most would agree with me that the weather can be a little less spectacular than the settings, and as the day started with the usual grey palette and drizzle we prepared for the worst. And yet, as Toby and Nicola exchanged their vows at Cote How the weather conspired to give them a treat and the rest of the day was blessed with beautiful sunshine.
I met with Jack & Lydia at Whirlowbrook Hall for their pre-wedding shoot at the very venue they will be marrying at in 2019. We enjoyed exploring the grounds and building our plan of attack for the big day.
They were such a lovely couple it was a real pleasure and help them both feel more at ease in front of the camera. I’m certain they’ll ready and raring to go when the big day arrives.
Sarah & Reece wanted something a little different from their wedding day. Something that would represent them as a couple, their lifestyle and their personalities. Something their friends would enjoy and something that would make for something different in their wedding photography.
Having seen them on fine form only a month earlier as guests at another wedding I was a little nervous about these two having ‘too much fun’ on their wedding day but both they, their friends and family were all on fine form and were a joy to spend the day with.
Wendy & Gary’s day was celebrated at one of our favourite venues, Ringwood Hall, which they had decorated from head to toe in class and elegance. Friends and family enjoyed a beautiful day revelling and exploring the gorgeous expansive grounds.
It’s rare for me to reference the location when a wedding is celebrated at a Church, there’s no specific reason it’s just because they are usually based around the solemn part of the wedding day and the celebrations kick into high gear once you reach the reception. But St Margaret’s Church in Swinton does deserve a special mention. Not only is it a gorgeous venue but I have never met a more friendly and accommodating performing minister in my entire 10 year experience. So a special thank you to you.
Kimberley & Sam’s wedding day was one celebrated with glitz, glamorous, out of date sweets, a regimented execution of more group shots than I care to remember and capped off with plenty of drinking, live music and much throwing some serious shapes.
Wedding Venue - Aston Hall Hotel
Dress - Jaynes Bridal Wear, Doncaster
Suits - Slaters, Leeds
Rings - Moissanite Jewellery
Shoes - Selfridges
Jewellery - Swarovski
Flowers - Millie's Floral Boutique
Venue Dressing - Perfect Finish Venue Styling
Wedding Cake - The Cake Parlour
Wedding Cars - Cupid Carriages
Magician - Neil Bradley-Smith
It was a fun day with Lisa & Andy and always a bit of an adventure shooting at a new venue. Though we had done our research, prepared in advance and knew precisely what we would be doing, come the big day.
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.