Our congratulations to Kathleen and Tony, married this month at the Olde House, Chesterfied, Derbyshire. This was another great wedding for us as apart from being my second shooter for the day, Allison was also the makeup artist for the bride.
The Olde House in Chesterfield is actually only five minutes drive away for us, making it a useful venue! The temperature on the day started warm and became warmer as the bright sun made an appearance early on. This meant harsh light for the out door shots, and the Olde House doesn’t have many shaded areas. Fortunately, the happy and obliging staff moved tables, chairs and benches for us so that we could take the wedding photographs of the couple, bridal party and guests. We took advantage of the sun as well.
My thanks to Katheen and Tony for asking us to photograph your wedding. Here are just two of the wonderful pictures we took.
Congratulations to Sam and Rich, married at the Thatched Barn at Great Farthingloe, near Dover. The weather was dry but really cloudy and thankfully the sun eventually broke through providing better lighting conditions.
Sam and her family were most welcoming when we arrived for the bridal-prep shots, and Rich and the groomsmen were equally ready for pictures when Jeff and I arrived at the Thatched Barn venue.
All the guests happily followed our lead when we came to take the formal pictures and for the first time we managed to get them all done in less than twenty minutes – resulting in praise from one of the guests!
Jeff and I enjoyed the fish and chips – which was a nice and novel change! As ever, Jeff Jones made the day an enjoyable one – especially obtaining the shot of the day while I slid down a bank after setting up a specific shot. All smiles afterwards – especially as Jeff captured the shot perfectly. Here’s one wedding picture from the day, captured just as the sun was breaking through,
The day started much cloud and although ideal for wedding photography lighting we were hoping the weather would hold and perhaps become a little brighter for the wedding of Adrian and Maria and their reception at Keele Hall, Keele University. I had visited Keele Hall near Stoke On Trent previously for the pre-wedding shoot and was hoping for exactly the same conditions. Ably assisted by my second shooter for the day, Jeff Jones, we made our way to the home of Maria’s parents.
Our photography started with bridal preparation photographs with Maria, her parents and the bridesmaids and flower girl. Light levels were particularly low but we obtained a lovely set of pictures to start the day well. We then made our way to the church in order to give ourselves time to photograph the guests arriving and to capture the unique entrance that Adrian and the Groomsmen were going to perform.
The church was surprisingly bright and spacious allowing us to take advantage of different locations – which helped with the two entrances we then photographed!
Keele Hall as ever, proved a wonderful location for the reception and group pictures and we even managed to obtain some Hollywood style pictures in the evening – my thanks to Adrian and Maria for wanting to join in and enjoy this fun activity too.
It was a wonderful and long day of photography but well worth it as we obtained some truly unique wedding pictures.
Thank you Adrian and Maria!.
Here are just a few of the wonderful wedding pictures we took:
“I now pronounce you Husband and Wife…”