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!
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.
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'.