Back in June, I had the pleasure of shooting the gorgeous wedding of Leah and Alex on a beautiful Summers day.
Leah and her bridesmaids spent the morning at Whinstone View, excitedly preparing for the day ahead. I love to shoot around the beautiful lodges at Whinstone View, as the rustic shabby chic styling always looks great in photographs.
Leah made her way over to St Mary's Church, Nunthorpe where her husband to be, Alex, awaited by the altar. St Mary's is another Church that I shoot at regularly, and its a firm favourite of mine. The interior is light and spacious (as far as Churches go) and the hilltop setting affords wonderful views across the North Yorkshire countryside. It's a brilliant place to say "I do."
Bright Summer Sunlight can often be an issue for photographers, but we were able to use it to our advantage by embracing the bright, contrasting light, particularly as it shone through the Church windows after the service. The harsh light gave us an opportunity to create a range of photographs over the course of the day, notably so during the speeches, which were side lit through the glass doors of Wray's Barn.
Leah and Alex did an amazing job of decorating the barn with a beautiful woodland theme that they created themselves (very talented indeed)! You could see the huge effort that had gone into every little detail and it really did give a sense of this being a truly unique day, crafted to perfection.
This wedding was everything that you could possibly wish for, perfect weather, a great atmosphere, unique, personalised styling and a great set of guests enjoying themselves.
From my perspective, it was a welcome challenge to work in the warm, harsh light, a challenge that I fully embraced and enjoyed! I'm very happy with the results.... and Leah tell's me she is too "Michael oh my god these are gorgeous!!!! You really are amazing!!...."