JoanneGower
Wedding Photography

Category: Pre wedding photography

Engagement Photography at Rise Hall with Carole & Nigel

Yesterday we met up with Carole and Nigel at the fabulous Rise Hall. It was a lovely summers day and we really enjoyed working with them in the gardens at Rise. Initially we met up with them in the library to talk about their plans for their wedding which takes place in a couple of weeks time. Its a lovely room and provided some welcome shade from the hot sunshine. Rise Hall is a great venue for wedding photography as it provides beautiful backdrops whatever the weather. The grounds are beautiful in good weather and the interiors are stunning both in summer and winter. With many venues there is nowhere to go if the weather is bad, but with Rise Hall the rooms and spaces are big and light enough to allow photography of groups large or small. Carole and Nigel were very relaxed during the photography and we are very much looking forward to working with them on their special day.

Engagement Photography with Amelia and Danny

It is difficult to know where to start with this post as it is one that is very special to me, but basically this is an engagement shoot for Amelia and Danny who got engaged in Disney Land Paris. Amelia is my god daughter and I have known her mum Tracy, and dad Russ, since we were all at school together. They are my oldest and dearest friends, and in over forty years of friendship, we have never had a crossed word. In fact, we have shared a few tears, but mostly its be one long rollercoaster of laughs and good times. I was more than honoured, and very humbled, to be asked to be god mother to Amelia when she was born, and I can remember the day as if it were yesterday. I was so happy and very emotional, because I knew just how much this little baby meant to both of her parents, but particularly to mum Tracy, who as far back as I can remember, has always had a long trail of children following her around, just like the pied piper! I have followed every step of Amelia’s life, and been lucky enough to share every birthday and Christmas with her, and her wonderful family. She has grown into a beautiful, caring young lady, and has found herself a wonderful young man in Danny, who shares her kind and loyal qualities. I cannot begin to express how much love and happiness I wish them both in their future life together, and I cannot wait for the day when they will finally tie the knot. Thank you Tracy and Russ, for being a part of my life and for sharing your three wonderful children with me. To Amelia and Danny, big hugs, we all love you more than words can say. From your Fairy godmother with the magic handbag, David, Jess, Cody, Alex & Kelly. xxxx

Engagement Photography with Charlotte & Simon

What a lovely weekend it has been with lots of summer sunshine, whilst we were busy with engagement photoshoots! Here are the photographs for Charlotte and Simon who are getting married in a few weeks time and will be holding their wedding reception at the Scout camp at Raywell. We me up there for a chat about their arrangements, before taking a lovely walk through the woods and taking some photographs for them. With a teepee, camping and picnic baskets for their family and friends, this wedding promises to be a little different from the traditional, and we are very much looking forward to it!

Charlotte & Jason’s Pre Wedding Photoshoot at Tickton Grange

We had a really fun evening yesterday with Charlotte and Jason at Tickton Grange. They are getting married at Beverley Minster in July and will be holding their wedding reception at the hotel. It was a clear evening though a little overcast which meant that we had all of the grounds at Tickton Grange at our disposal. After a chat about the plans for the big day we headed outside for the shoot and it soon became clear that Charlotte and Jason were going to make our job as wedding photographer very easy. They were both very relaxed in front of the camera and were willing to try out a few new locations for us. Needless to say that we are very excited about photographing their special day and look forward to capturing their memories.

Yorkshire Wedding Photographer at Dunedin Country House with Natalie & Robert

As a wedding photographer it is so important to have a good connection with the people you are photographing, and yesterday we had such fun working with Natalie and Rob, who are getting married later on this year at the fabulous Dunedin Country House. It has been a while since we photographed a wedding at Dunedin, so it was great to be back there again. Unfortunately it was a rather cold and windy evening, but undeterred we went into the garden to do a quick pre wedding photography shoot with this lovely couple. All of our full day wedding photography packages include a free pre wedding shoot. It provides a fantastic opportunity for our couples to get used to being in front of the camera and ensures that they are confident on their big day. It also ensures that we can familiarise ourselves with the timing and the plans for the wedding day and can plan our coverage to ensure that is blends seamlessly into the day. The majority of the wedding day is captured naturally in a documentary or reportage style. This means that we basically record the day as it unfolds rather than trying to organise and pose people. This style of working is popular these days, but we often get asked to deliver some formal (or traditional) family groupings as well. On a good day the traditional family groups take us around 20 minutes to complete which means the guests are not standing around for hours waiting for the photographs to be taken. In addition to the traditional groups, we also take lots of candid shots of the happy couple and their guests enjoying the celebrations, and one of our favourite sections of the wedding to photograph is the speeches. This is the perfect time for us to capture people when they are least aware of us and delivers the most natural photographs since usually people have had one or two drinks by this stage. We are really delighted that Natalie and Rob chose us as their wedding photographer, and are very much looking forward to being part of their special day!

JoanneGower
Wedding Photography