Ellis and Matty’s wedding was on this day in 2016. Happy anniversary! I thought I’d post a little about it because, apart from them being top people, their wedding had all the elements that represent me as a wedding photographer and what I look for.
I met Ellis and her bridesmaids, mum and dad for a few bridal prep shots at The Turnpike in saddleworth. At that point I knew it was going to be the best day. Fun. No-one stopped laughing from start to finish and that humour was mixed with the perfect elements: emotion, a big dollop of comedy, beautiful people and portraits. These all the elements a documentary wedding photographer can wish for. St Bartholomews church is a beautifully big church and holds two of my favourite shots ever. Matty looking at Ellis when she arrives at the alter and then the signing of the register shot here – that tall, grand and a classic seminal moment in anyone’s wedding ceremony.
I love to photograph at different venues because you’re always fresh. Southwood wedding venue in Halifax is a hidden gem. It’s set out perfectly for lots going on in various rooms for different part of the day; the ceremony and wedding breakfast room, the gardens for perfect portraits and for everyone to spill out to and just have a good time. Ellis and Matty’s wedding was high on octane on the party side; such a good laugh as well as the perfect family occasion! I’ll never forgot Matty’s mask, mum’s given a fireman’s lift on the dance and the odd baby lying around…..And all captured in the natural way that wedding should. And a big shout to Cheryl (love you on the decks in the evening!) & Dean whose wedding a photographed the year before and was how I came to meet Ellis & Matty.
Lots of fuss was made of who was to walk Meghan down the aisle. This little video shows you some real moments of the very same and how it should be done…
This right royal affair may get the attention of millions and have some first class champers but the big day for Harry and Meghan might not have the photos to match. I’ve got to admire Alexi Lubomirski for getting the gig as royal wedding photographer but will he be able to get the best shots? With all the press and Queenie boding about things may get a little formal and that natural goodness of a real wedding photography maybe not be so easy. Here’s a few things I like to capture at every wedding..
Last year I was asked if I wanted to have a spot at The National Wedding Show this coming March! Without hesitation I said “Yes!”. The NWS bills itself as the biggest wedding fair in the UK, and I want to give it a go. There’s a reason it attracts 4000 paying guests per day as it has some of the best suppliers in the world of weddings.
I want to show my work next to the best wedding suppliers and would love to see you there to show you my work in person.
I’m a Fearless photographer and member of The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. Fearless Photographers is a community and directory of the best wedding photographers in the world today, striving to push the boundaries and make photographs that will amaze you.
I’m running some special show-only promotions. Those offers are in a special show brochure which I can send you. I also have some complimentary tickets so you can come and see me, and all of the other fantastic suppliers, for free.
So get in touch and come down to stand E48 to see my portfolio and my six brand new show albums. Nothing compares to see a complete album so you can imagine how your perfect day and story can look.
Here are a few other tasters of what’s on at The National Wedding Show!
It’s always good to be able to tell the world about a couples’ wedding day. You tell a story together but it’s always nice to see it from someone else’s point of view. I work really closely with wedding venues and know a lot of brilliant people who put so much into making a bride and groom’s day run like clockwork and provide the perfect setting for that story.
So wind back the clock to Lorna and Paul’s autumnal affair and the lovely people at Sandhole Oak Barn in Cheshire have put together a fab blog that gives you an insight into the perfect wedding day and venue. It has a wonderful autumnal feel so definitely check it out if you’re thinking of having your wedding day in late October/early November. There’s post on my blog on autumnal palettes you might find useful, too.
Check out this link or click the Sandhole Oak Barn logo to go to the full article. Plus there’s a snippet below.
If you’d like to get in touch with Sandhole Oak Barn then please contact them on 01260 224215.
So it’s Valentine’s Day and here are a few from my portfolio. There’s always room for a little romance in the day; nothing too much just a little…naturally.