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Luke and Laura married on Saturday at Kings Croft in Pontefract. Laura’s preparation took place at Kings Croft which is where I joined them for preparation photographs before the start of the wedding ceremony, with Laura dressed early we had plenty of time for photographs including Luke and his best man and ushers outside.

Kings Croft Weddings

Although a little more overcast than previous days the cooler temperature provided some respite from the baking heat of previous days whilst still allowing the wedding guests to take advantage of the grounds around Kings Croft for the drinks reception.

Following the wedding breakfast we ventured outdoors again for a few more relaxed shots of Laura and Luke before their first dance. As the sky darkened the guests gathered outside for the release of sky lanterns.

Another day of blue skies on Friday as Joanne and Oliver married at Walton Hall near Wakefield. Jo, Oliver and their two young children Sam and Lola had used a pre-wedding shoot a few months ago as a warm up exercise to allow Sam and Lola to get familiar with me and the cameras, so on their wedding day both the adults and children were quickly into the swing of it, allowing me to create more relaxed wedding photographs.

With the ceremony out of the way the drinks reception quickly followed some confetti throwing with time for a few formal photos before the more candid and reportage style photography.

Following wedding breakfast Jo and Oliver released two white Doves before the geusts were treated to a bird of prey show on the lawn. (It’s possibly worth pointing out at this juncture that the two Doves had already set a course for home and were no doubt a few miles away before the birds of prey were flying loose!).

  1. Kev Rayner said:
    Absolutely Lovely mate...You did really well to capture the bird in flight...

    June 10, 2010  7:18 pm
  2. Rachel said:
    Wonderful photographs of a very special day
    June 22, 2010  7:56 am

Simon and Hayley were married in a civil wedding ceremony on Thursday at Hazlewood Castle near York. Following the ceremony the  wedding was blessed in the adjacent Chapel of St Leonard’s. The bright blue sky and warm weather were a replication of the conditions for their pre-wedding shoot a few weeks earlier when I caught up with Hayley and Simon at Hazlewood Castle to run through their wedding planning and photography requirements.

Following the wedding blessing the guests enjoyed the sun  and drinks reception allowing plenty of opportunities for some candid photographs of the wedding party before we shot the formal photos  the bride and groom had requested.

The evening reception featured a casino as well as disco, at ten thirty the guests gathered on the restaurant steps for a stunning firework display.

Dean and Leanne married at Waterton Park in Wakefield at the end of April this year. Having now chosen their photographs to be displayed in a Graphistudio storybook they sent me an email of thanks this morning.

“We would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you, words cannot express our happiness when we saw the final shots of our wedding.  It brought it all flooding back and helps us relive the precious moments that flashed by so quickly on the day itself.  You were was fantastic on the day, extremely professional, brilliant with all the guests and made everyone feel at ease. You and assistant Alex were definitely part of the family for the day.

The pre-wedding photo shoot was a lot of fun and really gave us chance to discuss what you wanted for our album, you were very flexible and able to adapt to any ideas we had.  We can’t wait to see the final album, it was a real challenge picking the photos and in the end we had to add extra pages as there were too many great ones to choose from.

I cannot stress enough the important of investing in a good photographer and we have no hesitation in giving you the highest recommendation. In fact my sister is getting married next year and she has already booked you for her wedding.”

Walton Hall weddings Wakefield

Kings Croft weddings

If there was to be a soundtrack to Graham and Catherine’s wedding on Sunday you could choose a lot worse than Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. The fitting title of the Violin Concerto’s certainly summed up the varied weather on Sunday which ranged from howling winds, hail stones, heavy rain and a warm sun!  Thankfully though, the weather played ball at the right times and we were able to make the most of the grounds around Kings Croft for the wedding photographs.

During their pre-wedding shoot a few weeks ago we discussed the weather and I’d said how great a stormy sky can look in wedding photographs. Following the wedding breakfast we were treated to a stunning sky of dark clouds with the odd sunburst. perfect for some photographs! We were able to quickly turn these around in time for the large screen display and added a few edited photos to the show before the evening reception started. The evening was lining up for a stunning sunset and just before the sun dropped below the horizon we headed outdoors for a few more photographs which will make a stunning finale to their wedding album.

Kings Croft wedding venue in Pontefract

Michael and Nicola married on Saturday at St Jame’s Church in Crossgates, Leeds.  The day started at their home for photographs of Nicola’s preparation before we joined Michael at the Church prior to the wedding ceremony. The weather wasn’t so good with a slow continuous drizzle forcing us to shoot the majority of the photographs indoors at both the church and Hazlewood Castle. Thankfully the staff at Hazlewood Castle were ready prepared for the adverse weather and the State Drawing Room had been cleared ready for us to use for the formal photographs. A short respite before the wedding breakfast allowed us an opportunity to grab a few outdoor photographs.

We rounded the wedding photography and evening off with some photographs of Michael and Nicola outside before bidding them farewell and wishing them a great honeymoon. Not at all jealous of their three week break to the far east and Australia!

A big thanks once again to Rolls Hire of Ossett for their help.

  1. Nicola (Bride) said:
    Hi Chris,

    Just got back from Honeymoon and just want to say how fantatic we think the photos are. Your photos do not give a hint of what the weather was really like!! You made us feel so at ease all the way through the day. The folks we have showed the photos to in Oz also think they are brilliant too.

    Nic & Mick
    June 21, 2010  8:32 pm
  2. Jenny Stead said:
    The Bluebells photo is lovely, looks like a really happy couple. Stunning work as usual
    September 23, 2010  1:30 pm

Fresh in the post this morning was a great Thank You card from Emma and Bryn whose wedding I photographed in December last year. The couple recently selected their album images and collected their completed album a few days later. I also received a short thank you note yesterday from Daniel and Lindsey who collected their Graphistudio wedding album on Tuesday.

“Thank you so much for the wonderful photographs you took of our wedding. So many people have told us they are the best wedding photographs they have ever seen and we were certainly thrilled with the results.
You Judged the way we wanted the day to be perfectly. We would not have changed a thing. Thanks Again, Emma and Bryn

“Hi Chris, Wow just looked through our wedding album and OMG!!!! What an amazingly talented man you are. Seeing the photos all together, just blew us away they are unbelievable!! You worked so hard on our day everyone loved you and our guests loved watching you, you were so entertaining. You are second to none and we will cherish our beautiful album forever, thank you so much!x. Daniel and Lindsey”

  1. Kev Rayner said:
    Totally Agree with both comments Chris...You Rock !!!

    May 27, 2010  5:49 pm

David and Lynsey are marrying at Walton Hall, Waterton park later this year. I caught up with them on Sunday for a pre-wedding photo shoot on the island.

  1. Alex said:
    These look so natural, amazing photography as always Chris
    May 26, 2010  8:47 pm