JoanneGower
Wedding Photography

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Pre shoot photography with Tina and Simon

Yesterday we met up with Tina and Simon who are getting married in Brantingham at the end of the month. It was a lovely sunny evening and we were able to sit outside to chat through the arrangements for their big day. Afterwards we headed up to the church for a quick photoshoot and I am happy to share some of the images we took. The shoot was very easy and they were relaxed in front of the camera, so we are very much looking forward to photographing their special day.

The Blessing of Lara and Matthias

On Saturday we had the absolute joy of photographing the wedding blessing of Lara and Matthias, and what an elegant affair it was. There was no doubt that the stunning choice of Beverley Minster and Burton Agnes Hall would give this occasion a sense of grandeur and dignity, but for David and I the real pleasure was in working with some of the most charming and courteous people we have ever met. Everyone treated us very well and we were looked after so beautifully, there were many moments when we had to remind ourselves that we were actually working, and not simply enjoying a fabulous occasion with friends! The happy couple were legally married earlier in the year, and recently held a celebration in Portugal. The blessing and celebrations were organised by the brides mum Susan, and what a fantastic job she did! We started the day at the Minster when we met up with the happy couple. We had not met them before and from the very first minute, we knew that we were going to be part of something very special and quite unique. Their love for each other was evident throughout the day, and they were such a delight to work with. After the service we took the usual formal family group photographs before everyone headed out to Burton Agnes Hall. Upon arrival, guests enjoyed a celebratory drink and were served with utterly delicious canapés supplied by Ragassan Caterers, whilst the Northlights String Quartet played in the summer sunshine. Once the bride had changed her beautiful sari, it was time for everyone to be seated for the meal. The opening prayers was offered by the Rt Reverend David James, and welcome speeches were given the brides father Joe, and the grooms father Hans. It was at this point that we took our leave and headed home to work on the photographs. To say we had a lovely day with Lara and Matthias is an understatement. It was a truly wonderful occasion and a privilege to be part of it. I wish them a long and happy life together and thank all of their family and friends for taking such good care of us. This is one wedding that we will hold in our hearts for a very long time.

Wedding Photography with Annabel and Scott

Yesterday we had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Annabel and Scott who were married at Leven Church. We started the day with the bride and when we arrived Annabel was busy having the finishing touches done to her make up. There was lots of laughter and chatter as the girl got ready and before long it was time for Annabel to put on her stunning dress from Deborah Moore in Hessle. Needless to say she caused quite a stir when she defended the stairs to make her entrance. Whoops of excitement and joy at just how gorgeous she looked and dad gave her a big hug. We took some quick bridal portraits before heading out to meet Scott and his groomsmen. After a quick chat with the Reverend James we were able to take their photographs before Scott headed inside to await his bride. There was a small delay in proceedings as the bridesmaids taxi arrived a little later than anticipated, but the service was soon underway. The readings were delivered by mum Jean and Steve and the happy couple exited the church to excited guests who showered them with confetti. Unfortunately, due to the late start, we had to really motor through the photographs to make sure Annabel and Scott were delivered to the Millhouse in time for canapés, and the entertainment provided by Connie Ward Allen. After the recent heatwave, everyone was happy with the slightly cooler conditions and the downpour did nothing to dampen the spirits. Speeches took place before the meal and were delivered to much laughter and a variety of chants, with shots being downed at the request of the groom. Annabel dad gave a highly entertaining speech and lets just say that the bride definitely wasn’t spared her blushes! We had a great day with Annabel and Scott and wish them every happiness in their future life together.

Pre wedding photography with Annabel and Scott

On Monday evening we met up with Annabel and Scott who are getting married in July in Leven. We were very lucky with the weather given the recent rain, as it was dry and overcast which afforded us some lovely soft light for the photoshoot which followed our meeting at the Millhouse in Skidby. We had a chat about their plans for their big day and the timing and arrangements for their wedding photography. Time is always a precious thing on a wedding day and we like to have meeting before the wedding to make sure that we have a clear idea about what time we will have and what is required. This ensures that we can work quickly and efficiently on the big day leaving the happy couple the maximum amount of time to enjoy the celebrations with their family and friends. Annabel and Scott were very relaxed and easy to work with and we are very much looking forward to being part of their wedding day.

Wedding Photography at the Deep with Teresa and William

On Saturday we had the honour of shooting the wedding of Teresa and William at the Deep. We are always feel privileged to be photographing a couples wedding, but when asked to undertake the task for long standing friends its very humbling. We have known William since he was a twinkle in his Dad Mark’s eye and so this assignment was extra special for us.We started the day at the brides house and it was lovely to take some photographs of the all important details. Teresa’s stunning dress was perfectly complimented by the flowers from Paragon Arcade and the bridesmaids dresses. Teresa was busy getting ready with bridesmaids Jessica, Chelsea and Sarah and we were able to take some quick bridal portraits before heading off to meet up with William and his best man (and brother) Sam and usher James. We met up with the boys outside of the Deep before William headed inside to see the registrar. The bride was accompanied down the aisle by her Grandma Maureen who looked lovely in navy and white.

Photographing the ceremony at the Deep is always a photography challenge at the Deep, owing to the low light conditions and because we are not able to use flash as it is harmful to the fish. After the service in front of the Cool Seas tank, the happy couple exited the Deep with family and friends for the all important group photographs. The weather was kind to us all and we were able to complete them quickly so that everyone could head back inside and the celebrations could commence. In the Ocean Gallery Teresa and William were cheered in by their loved ones and forgo the traditional confetti in favour of a bubble machine. After speeches and the cutting of the cake the formal dinner took place in front of the main tanks.

Ou thanks to Freya, Steph and the rest of the team at the Deep who looked after everyone, including us very well.

We had a wonderful day with Teresa and William and their family and friends we wish them every happiness in their future life together.

JoanneGower
Wedding Photography