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Part three of our wedding venues with images of more local Yorkshire wedding venues with Carlton Towers, Eaves Hall, Denton Hall and Oulton Hall. Scroll down for images of each venue throughout the year. All photographs copyright Chris Chambers wedding photographer Wakefield.

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Carlton Towers offers a grand and gothic location for your wedding day, the Grade I listed Victorian gothic country house in Carlton, North Yorkshire offers large chandeliers offering an elegant backdrop for your wedding photographs. You’re sure to be enchanted by the elegance and beauty of this 17th century hidden gem with both it’s inside and outside. Set in 250 acres of Yorkshire parkland, Carlton Towers is an historic treasure.

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Coniston Hotel Wedding Photography – Coniston Hotel near Skipton North yorkshire

The picturesque Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa set back in rolling landscapes is one of the most romantic settings imaginable for your dream wedding day. Set back in over 1400 acres of stunning scenery with photo ready lakes for your wedding backdrop, this is the perfect Yorkshire Dale setting for your special day. Yet the location is only part of the story – a warm welcome waits, delicious locally sourced food, a fine selection of wine and luxury accommodation for you to relax in and reminisce on your wedding day.

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Eaves Hall Wedding Photography

A colourful and glorious building surrounded by beautiful picturesque gardens which are set amidst the simply stunning countryside of the Ribble Valley. Eaves Hall has stunning and luxurious interiors have been designed to bring out the best of the original features on Eaves Hall Lane to create a unique contemporary country house ambience and atmosphere in Lancashire.

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Denton Hall Wedding Photography

Denton Hall in Ilkley offers a charming interior and picturesque exterior set in an elevated position in West Yorkshire high above the historic spa town of Ilkley. Denton is a Grade 1 listed Georgian country house which is perfect for every bride and groom’s elegant wedding day, Denton is home to the finest examples of 18th century décor and elegance.

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Below, late Autumn at Denton Hall. Long shadows and a golden glow mid afternoon.

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Oulton Hall Wedding Photography | Leeds Wedding Photographer

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Oulton Hall Wedding Photography

Oulton Hall in Leeds offers colourful and elegant gardens, and a luxurious boutique style interior. With grand interiors and elegant decorations it offers a picturesque background for your perfect wedding day photographs. Oulton in Leeds offers a set back location from the hustle and bustle of leeds city lights. The long sweeping driveway that leads up to Oulton Hall’s grand mansion separates the busy world of Oulton with the surreal bubble of your dream wedding day. This unique 18th century former family mansion is the perfect choice for leisurely beauty.

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Castello Ceconi Wedding Photography Training Workshop in Northern Italy

Italian Castle wedding photography training at Castello Ceconi in Northern Italy : Probably the best training course I have ever had the pleasure to run, this can be the only way to describe an action packed week in April at the amazing and beautiful Castello Ceconi. With picturesque surroundings it really was a fairytale location for our training week.

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The castle, nestled deep in the foothills of the Dolomites is owned by world renowned album manufacturers Graphistudio who produce a vast number of wedding albums for me, they have their office and factory a short forty minutes drive away so the location was perfect. It was as their guests that we found ourselves flying into Venice on an April Monday morning to start the workshop. ( www.graphistudio.com )

Our models for the week were Zach and Lauren who along with myself, Martin from Graphistudio’s UK office and my assistant Sophie would be staying in the castle whilst the trainees were to sleep in a nearby hotel. An action packed week lay ahead and after quickly checking into their hotel we drove the trainees upto to the Castle for welcome drinks and our first evening meal.

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Our hearty Italian meals were prepared by a local family of caterers who used locally sourced products and recipes to give an authentic taste of Northern Italy and allowing us all to immerse ourselves in the surroundings and ambience ahead of our first full day of training at the Castle.

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Our second day began with a short presentation from myself exploring the uses of off camera flash and how I use simple speed light techniques to create my wedding photographs. It was a quick bit of classroom work before we headed out into the stunning grounds with our bride and groom. With our models ready we were itching to head outdoors into the sunshine to make use of the amazing backdrops and create the first of our photographs using flash on and off camera as well as natural light. It is always beneficial to know what kind of lighting best suits each photography situation, so I like to best prepare my trainees before we jump into shooting.

Wednesday continued the theme of wedding photography and following a fact filled and informative presentation from Martin of Graphistudio about increasing sales and album design. Our morning shooting was all indoors using natural light, video light and flash. During my last visit to Graphistudio back in october staff had talked about a stunning potential location nearby and so after lunch we made a short drive down to the amazing canyons and mountain river. The white rock and snow melt river afforded some amazing images – thank you Chiara and Francesco!

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Castello Ceconi Italy wedding photography training | Italian wedding photography

During the evening the castle is incredibly well lit and for Wednesday evening we had arranged for the lights to be switched off allowing us an opportunity for an evening of star photography away from the light pollution of big towns and cities. A late night saw the trainees back at their hotel just before midnight.

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Thursday morning involved a trip to Graphistudio’s album factory down in the valley, the large factory is capable of producing several hundred weddings albums per day, all hand made and finished before being sent to photographers worldwide. Our tour of the factory was hosted by Martin and Francesca and we were able to view the latest products, paper types and special album prototypes first hand as well as seeing the meticulous care and attention to detail that goes into every wedding album.

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The afternoon back at the castle was focused on groom preparation and bridal boudoir, with Sophie leading a Boudoir group with model Lauren, I worked with a small group on groom preparation images with Zach. Our evening involved shooting outdoors with Zach and Lauren, again dressed as bride and groom as I demonstrated and taught how I work to create my after dark wedding photographs.

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Friday dawned with clouds for the first time all week, an early pick up for the trainees allowed time to host a mock pre-wedding shoot before we wrapped up and made our way back to Venice, some to fly home and others were staying on for the weekend. It was the perfect ending to a lovely week, and everyone was sad to leave.

I must finish with a massive thank you to everyone who attended the workshop, models and trainees, Graphistudio for their hospitality, very kind use of the Castle and factory visit and to Martin from the UK office who as well as having the keys to the castle, ensured we didn’t run out of beer and worked just as many hours if not more than myself.

Next years workshop dates have been confirmed for May 1-5. Full details to follow…

Photos below, but also a short video compilation featuring some stills and clips from our week at the castle. – watch with the volume turned up…


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The Societies Photographer of the Year 2015 – Winner!

In late January I attended The Societies of Photographers annual awards evening in London. The Societies is an international and well respected photography organisation with several thousand members from around the world. I’d been nominated in two categories, Landscape and Wildlife.

Landscape was the first of the two to be announced and although I did’t win I did come second with my Lake District Photograph from near Buttermere. All my hopes were now pinned on Wildlife, I was overjoyed to be placed as the winner of the Wildlife category with my underwater image of a diving Kingfisher.

As the night continued and the further categories were announced the awards reached the climax with the overall photographers of the year awards for third to first place . I’d genuinely never imagined I stood a chance of being placed and so it was with complete shock that out of over 10,000 images mine was judged as the overall winner of the annual competition.

Its easy to call yourself an award winning photographer, but to be honest this award trumps all others, so its with head held high I can sign off this post as UK Photographer of the Year!

Award-winning-kingfisher-photographThe Diving Kingfisher photograph. Winner of Wildlife Photographer of the year and also the image that saw me crowned as UK Photographer of the year.
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Second Place Landscape photograph of the year, the Bothy overlooking Buttermere.

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The Diving Kingfisher image made the front cover of Image Maker magazine and was used widely in the photographic press after the awards ceremony.

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A selection of wedding photographs from Katie and Paul’s wedding at Cartlton Towers near Selby late last year.

The majority of these images featured on our same day slideshow which we play during the evening reception. The slideshow and full day’s attendance are part of our wedding packages, further details of these wedding photography packages can be found here. 
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Bagden hall wedding photos

Bagden Hall Wedding Photography | Donald and Stephanie’s Wedding photographs

Donald and Stephanie were married in a civil wedding ceremony at Bagden Hall early Spring. We began our day with photographs of bridal preparations in the bridal suite with Stephanie and her bridesmaids before catching up with Donald for photographs before the wedding ceremony which took place in the restaurant.

Although cold the weather thankfully played ball and we were able to venture outside for some family photographs including the large group from a slightly different angle and method to usual (more of that in another blog to come). Soft ground inevitably meant sticking to the paths and walkways, certainly easier than rescuing a bride whose heels are stuck in the lawn. Bagged Hall’s Folly is a must use location for wedding photographs, the small bride, old building and imposing trees make for a stunning backdrop.

The following images include many of those we played during our evening reception slideshow (included with all our wedding album packages).

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After dark at Bagden Hall. Late night wedding photographs come alive at Bagden Hall, so many great locations to chose from.

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To view more image from weddings at Bagden Hall near Huddersfield click here

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Andrew and Sarah at Allerton Castle

John and Sarah at Bagden Hall

Krystina and Christian at Bolton Abbey

Chris and Ali at Carlton Towers

Jess and Richard’s wedding at The Devonshire Arms.

Holly and Steve at Goldsborough Hall

James and Sally at Hazlewood Castle

Adam and Charlotte at Hazlewood Castle

Chloe and John at Hazlewood Castle

Albert and Claudia at Hazlewood Castle

Fran and Richard at Hazlewood Castle

Hayley and Garry at Hazlewood Castle

Hayley and Garry at Hazlewood Castle

Leanne and Chris at Hazlewood Castle

Luke and Vanessa at Hazlewood Castle

Mark and Tracy at Wood Hall

Richard and Lisa at Hazlewood Castle

Sean and Ebony at Malton Hall

Amy and Frank at Monk Fryston Hall

Becky and Michael at Monk Fryston Hall

Laura and Andy at Rudding Park

Paula and Niall at Swinton Park

Catherine and Joel at Waterton Park Hotel

Matthew and Faye at Waterton Park

Kerry and Alex at Waterton Park Hotel

Mark and Andrea at Wentbridge Hotel

Jenna and Ian at Wentbridge Hotel

Natalie and Alex at Wentbridge Hotel

Martin and Nicola at Woodlands Hotel

Chinese wedding photography in Leeds

Woodlands Wedding Photography : Hing and Michelle Wedding Photographs | Chinese Wedding Photography

Hing and Michelle were married at Woodlands Hotel near Leeds before celebrating at Maxi’s Chinese restaurant and again at Woodlands Hotel.

Our day started bright and early with Hing and his groomsmen’s preparations before we joined Michelle getting ready nearby. Michelle and her bridesmaids were working to a 8AM deadline as this was the time Hing and his groomsmen were due to arrive to play the traditional Chinese door games. A series of challenges designed to test the mens loyalty and prove the grooms worthiness of marrying the bride. With an assortment of challenges complete Hing then had to negotiate with the bridesmaids and Michelle’s mum before he was allowed to enter the house to collect his wife to be.

Before the games began we joined Hing and his groomsmen for some preparation photographs before heading to Michelle to capture last minute make up and dress before the guys arrived. Door games complete and a short tea ceremony we had five minutes down by the river for a few photographs before we made the trip across Leeds to Hing’s parent’s house for the second tea ceremony of the day.

The civil ceremony was being held at Woodlands Hotel near Gildersome so with several cars in tow we headed over for Michelle’s second round of make up and dress number two, a white western style wedding dress. Following the civil ceremony we made use of the grounds behind Woodlands for the formal and informal images before rain moved us indoors for the last of the bridal party images. The wedding banquet took place at Maxis restaurant in Leeds and it was soon time to make the short drive down ahead of Hing and Michelle who would be changing back to her red dress again for arrival and meet and greet at the restaurant.

Fourteen courses of wedding banquet followed for around 500 guests. Just before the Lobster the Hing Michelle, parents and bridal party visited each table to propose a toast. That’s a lot of tables and a lot of brandy consumed, Each table tries to force the groom to drink a large glass of brandy in a drinking challenge but thankfully it’s customary for the best men to take most of the grooms drinks and so Hing was still sober at the end of the toasts.

Following the meal we quickly complete a number of formal photographs before Michelle changes into dress three for the journey back to Woodlands ahead of the evening reception and speeches which will take place at Woodlands.  With speeches, a sleeping (and very drunk) best man, first dance, cake cutting and gusts dancing out of the way we say good night and head home, 2000 photos and around 16 hours later! Lots and lots of fun but ready for bed.

Just some of the wedding photographs form Hing and Michelle’s wedding day.

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The door games, the groom has to prove his worth to marry the bride and so bridesmaids set a number of challenges for Hing and his groomsmen to complete before they are allowed inside the house.

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The toasts at Maxis restaurant in Leeds.

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engagement photography, pre-wedding photos. Chris ChambersKate and Andrews pre-wedding photo shoot | The Mansion Roundhay Weddings

I met up with Kate and Andrew earlier today at Newmillerdam on the outskirts of Wakefield for a pre-wedding photo shoot ahead of their wedding at The Mansion in Roundhay Park.  Pre-wedding photoshoots are included with all wedding photography packages and are a great way to learn more about having your photos taken and relaxing in front of the camera whilst I share posing tips to help you get the most from your wedding photographs.

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For more details about Pre-wedding photo shoots and my wedding photography packages click here.