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Featured Wedding - Catherine and Matthew at The Crab and Lobster, May 2017

June 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Catherine and Matthew enjoyed a wonderful day of wedding celebrations back in May, with a ceremony at the very beautiful St Oswald's Church, Newton Under Roseberry followed by a reception at The Crab and Lobster, just outside of Thirsk. 

St Oswald's Church is a place I know really well, having worked there on countless occasions shooting many wonderful wedding ceremonies. The beautiful, rustic stonework offers a deeply romantic setting and Reverend Paul's services are always a big hit with the congregation.... full of surprises and certainly not your average wedding ceremony!! 

This was a day filled with laughter and emotion, especially during Matt's heartfelt and humorous speech, which ensured that there wasn't a dry eye in the house. 

We made full use of the grounds at The Crab and Lobster and with the Bluebells still in bloom we made the most out of the Spring season. With lots of children present at the wedding, I took the opportunity to explore the grounds while creating a set of portrait images, with the kids being excellent models!! 

It was an absolute pleasure to be able to capture the relaxed atmosphere of Catherine and Matts wedding and we wish them a wonderful future together..... 

Congratulations! xx

Alex and Mark - The Stables, Whitby

June 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Alex and Mark's wedding at the Stables in Whitby was an elegant affair, for a suitably classy couple. 

This was my first experience of shooting at the Stables and I was absolutely blown away by the venue. The location is wonderful, set in acres of land on the outskirts of Whitby, the ceremony room is beautifully rustic and the "around the world" buffet is amazing! 

In typical British fashion, the heavens opened during mid afternoon, however we still managed to create lots of outdoor photographs taking in the fabulous scenery. 

Later in the day, we made the most of our location by taking the short drive into Whitby to capture additional portraits while the guests enjoyed a relaxing drink or two. I loved Alex and Mark's care-free attitude, especially as I was driving the old Land Rover that we use for our photography tours! What a sight we must of been, off-roading with a Bride and Groom!

With the party in full swing, local legends of the wedding scene The Last Anthem arrived on stage and ensured that the evening reception went off with a bang. 

It was brilliant to shoot for such a great couple, Alex and Mark have been a joy to work with from day one and I can see nothing but a wonderful future ahead. 

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Spooner! xx




Sam and Katie - Jersey Farm

June 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment


Sam and Katie became Mr and Mrs Watts in front of family and friends at Jersey Farm, Barnard Castle. 

I absolutely loved working with these two, so so easy to shoot for and a real pleasure to be in their company on this huge day in their lives. It was a day filled with love and laughter, especially from a rowdy group of fun loving bridesmaids! 

This day was perfect for my style of photography. I know the venue really well (Emma and I were married here a few years ago) and I had a number of shots in mind before the day. As ever, my plan was to shoot a range of natural photographs, capturing Katie and Sam's unique, spontaneous moments, while also shooting family portraits and bridal party group shots.

It certainly helps to have a great group to work with, and I'm fortunate that my clients tend to be very relaxed and laid back, Katie and Sam made the portrait session fun, creative and productive! I'm absolutely thrilled with the photographs, I hope they are too! 


The following images are just a small selection of photos captured on their wedding day last month..... 





Abi and Shaun - Whinstone View

May 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Abigail and Shaun married at St Oswald's Church, Newton Under Roseberry with a reception at Whinstone View's Wray's Barn during late April. 

This wedding was most definitely a fun filled affair, with plenty of love and laughter throughout a wonderful day of hearty celebrations. As soon as I walked into Abbie's parents home on the morning, you could sense that everyone was giddy with excitement about the day ahead! This was going to be a day that would be forever remembered for all of the right reasons.....

Abbie's choice of clothing, venue styling, colours, decorations and flowers were absolutely perfect for a stunning Spring wedding and Whinstone View played the perfect host for a vibrant and fun occasion. 

The following images are just a handful of the moments captured throughout Abbie and Shaun's wedding day. 


I would like to congratulate Mr and Mrs Muir on a fantastic day and wish them health and happiness for their married life together xx



Leanne and Jordan - Judges

May 10, 2017  •  1 Comment

Leanne and Jordan enjoyed a wonderful wedding at Judges, Kirklevington over the Easter weekend.

On a day of mixed weather, the mid-afternoon rain didn't even come close to dampening the spirits of a couple who were very much blissfully wrapped up in the whole wedding experience, soaking up every last moment of a brilliant day. 

Following a sincere and heartfelt ceremony, we managed to find time to shoot outdoor portraits around the grounds of Judges before the rain finally set in. Everyone settled down to an emotional set of speeches, particularly from Jordan who just about managed to hold it together! With a teary eyed audience attentively willing him on, Jordan battled through and received a rapturous round of applause for his efforts. 

One of the biggest and boldest features of the day was the gorgeous Ford Mustang that Jordan arrived in. Bright red in colour and with a ridiculously loud 5 litre engine, you could never accuse this car of being too subtle! However, regardless of the engine noise, Jordan's choice of car was always going to be eclipsed by his stunning bride, who revelled in being the star attraction throughout the day. 

Before the evening reception began we spent time creating a handful of additional portraits, using strobe lighting in and around the hotel. It's always great for a photographer to have this opportunity to get creative and I really enjoyed this part of the day. We also had a play with long exposure techniques which can be seen in the 'Mr and Mrs" shot below. 

It was great to work with Jordan and Leanne and it was great to be back at Judges. 

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Scott, they're a wonderful couple who deserve every success together for a bright future ahead. xx



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