I spent the morning at Beth’s parents beautiful 17th Century farmhouse in the Lancashire countryside. Beth and her bridesmaids then made their way to Chipping Congregational Church where her fiancé, Phil, was waiting patiently along with a huge congregation – the room was packed full to the brim of family & friends. After a beautiful ceremony Beth, Phil and their bridal party braved the weather and ventured out into the fields for some photographs, Special thanks has to go to some very officiant friends of the bride who were there with 4×4’s, brollies and plastic sheeting to keep the dresses clean(ish). The reception was held at Chipping Village Hall. I’ve been here three times now and each time I rock up, i’m amazed at how different the hall can look. Its a great space to put your mark on.
From the moment Rebecca told me she was arriving at the church on the back of her favourite horse (Jimbo), I knew I would love this wedding. It was a warm, sunny day in July when Richard and Rebecca tied the knot at Tunstall Church, Lancashire. They then transported all their guests to a marque on the top of a hill, overlooking Richard’s family farm near Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria.
Well what can I say. . . 2015 has been a pretty epic year for me. Weddings, Press and Commercial projects, they all made for an exciting, albeit chaotic year. I have had the pleasure of photographing in some beautiful venues across Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire and beyond. Meeting some lovely couples and families along the way. I passed my NQJ in Photojournalism with distinction and was nominated for O2 North West Images of the year award.
I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone I have met and photographed over the past year.
James and Sarah’s Alice in wonderland themed wedding took place in April at the very beautiful Saltmarshe Hall, Yorkshire. They both run a film company in York so I was super excited to see what creative ideas they had for their big day. The hall was bustling with activity when I arrived, Sarah & James were getting ready at different ends of the large country house. This meant I could run in between rooms for sneaky photographs during the morning preparations. Sarah wore a beautiful Phil Collins Bridal dress her flowers were from Fulford Flowers in York and makeup was done by Kristen Spitty. Even their loveable dog Pippin had his own professional haircut for the Wedding! Continue reading
Kiri & Kev’s Wedding Weekend extravaganza took place last November. They hired The Merewood Hotel in Windermere for a whole weekend and invited me along to join the celebrations. After their 3 o’clock ceremony they went for a private drive in a beautiful Rolls Royce before arriving back at the hotel for a five course meal with their nearest and dearest.
The next day I woke greeted by beautiful November light so we headed down to the shores of Windermere for some portraits as more family and friends arrived at the hotel for afternoon tea and opera singing. It really was a very personal, family orientated wedding and I was honoured to be a part of it all. Continue reading
Rachael and Andrew’s wedding took place in Kirkby Lonsdale at St. Joseph’s Church then on to The Wild Boar at Crook near Windermere. It was a real family affair, Andrew’s mother made the cake, his father married them in church and the flowers were made by a family friend. Rachel wore a Benjamin Roberts dress that was perfectly complimented with a pearl head piece which looked stunning. Once at the Wild Boar the staff drove us in their Land Rover into the surrounding woodland for some portraits of the Rachael and Andrew. These guys were an absolute pleasure to photograph. Here is a tiny selection of photographs from their wedding day. Continue reading
Emma & Nick’s fairytale wedding took place at St Mary & St Cuthbert Church Chester-le-Street then onto Durham Castle for their reception. When I arrived at Emma’s parents place the house was a hive of activity. Emma wore a stunning lace gown by dress designer Mori Lee whilst her bridesmaids all wore deep navy dresses each twisted differently to suit their individual style. Emma and Nick’s day was full of little personal touches from leaving the church under an archway of oars to the personal letters that they had written to every single guest who attended the wedding. These guys were so much fun to photograph, they simply giggled all day long. Continue reading
This weekend I shot my last wedding of 2014 and boy did it not disappoint. Kiri and Kev decided to have their wedding over two days so they could spend as much time as possible with family and friends. The Merewood Hotel in Windermere was their chosen venue for the weekend, It was simply perfect. Here are just a few photographs taken yesterday in the late November sunlight. Continue reading