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!
Jack & Lydia are one of those couples that everyone loves. They’re blessed with being kind, considerate and judging from some of the details of their wedding day, incredibly stylish, gathering together some of the best and brightest in local wedding suppliers.
Rachel & Richard have a fantastic origin story with both the best man and chief bridesmaid acting as ‘ghost writers’ for them on dating forums to help ‘weed out the weirdo’s’ and frankly they should both get medals for doing such a great job. The story being masterfully told by the best man who’s speech/roast of the groom caused more laughs than I have heard in a long time.
In preparation for Georgina & Richard’s big day, we spent the day exploring the picturesque grounds of the Wentworth Church. On a beautiful spring day I couldn’t think of a better time to take a stroll down the daffodil lined lane to this impressive church. The beauty of the whole village was at its utmost and I’m not surprised given the luxurious Wentworth Woodhouse is just a short walk around the corner.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a location of exceptional natural beauty but also one of exceptional curated beauty. As we explored the grounds Richard dazzled both his future bride and me with his knowledge of the art and its artists, adding an extra dimension to the day.
Jacqueline & Daniel really spoilt us with the beauty of their day. From start to finish both the natural elements and their venue dressing was simply stunning.
Marrying at St Mary’s Church in Beighton where a passage of pink cherry blossom trees shepherded our bride into the arms of her betrothed and dressed the scene with the colour of beauty as they started their journey as a married couple.
This gorgeous couple shared their first date at Graves Park, and now in the build up to their wedding date, what better place could we choose for their pre-wedding shoot.
We happily caught up on their wedding preparations as we explored the sprawling grounds shooting as a beautiful sunset began to break through the clouds and later into the bluebell woods.
Stacey & Stephen were a fabulous couple to work with, rarely was there a moment when both bride and groom didn’t have a smile on their face or a spring in their step.
Blessed with a beautiful bright day for this December wedding I was quite impressed as the bride and groom managed to go for a drive in their open top car. After the sunset and the rain started you may have thought that would be an end to the outdoor shots, but you would be wrong. Scroll on and you’ll see one of my favourite shots of the entire year!
Holly & Stephen’s day started at the Leopold Hotel where our lovely bride got ready under the expert care and attention of Sarah from Pin Up in Barnsley before taking a stroll through town as a picture of glamour, to the Sheffield Town Hall where she wed her handsome hubby.
With Jade & Gaz, we popped over the Graves Park to get some late evening autumnal shots with warming lighting and a bit of light-hearted fun.
These guys were great fun to shoot and quickly grew in confidence letting us really enjoy the process and really help them relax in advance of their big day.
Emma & Adam agreed to meet with me on a beautiful day in the Sheffield Botanical Gardens for their pre-wedding photography in early autumn as the leaves were just beginning to change.
We were lucky to find some quiet times in this otherwise busy beauty spot so that we could help prepare Emma & Adam for their big day and capture some gorgeous images for their pre-wedding pictorial guestbook as a little treat for their guests on the wedding day.
Cripps & Co Hazel Gap Barn was a relatively new venue on the wedding scene in 2018 but has quickly made a big impact with its dramatic red brick barn, stunning courtyard, perfect for mingling guests and beautiful scenery, nestled in the Welbeck Estate, Nottingham. Immediately we fell in love.
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.