Chelsea & Toby's pre-wedding shoot

A windy day at the beach for this pre-wedding photo shoot.  Having not seen either Chelsea or Toby for well over a year, since their booking, I was wandering around Saltburn Pier car park looking a little shifty... maybe... though recognised them straight away when I spotted them.

Both were very relaxed from the off, which is great for me as it really helps create natural unforced photos, which is also what they requested on their big day.

I've already looked through their images & sent them a selection to choose from.  A full resolution image to do as they like: guest signing mount or just a portrait print for a frame.

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Sarah & Rae' Whitby, 2011-08-17

Sarah & Rae's civil partnership on a sunny day in Whitby. A carefree stroll along the pier for a few photos then back to the superb La Rossa for champagne & fantastic cakes. Beaming smiles all around and a couple so happy they had to pinch themselves.....

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Emma & Michaels pre wedding photo shoot Headlam Hall

The pre wedding photo shoot ( PWS ), a great time to visit the venue if possible, Headlam Hall in this case but far more important a fantastic chance for Emma & Michael to relax in front of the camera.

After 30 minutes of photos we discuss their group photos, also the schedule of events.  As the PWS is about a month before the wedding itself the timings are now known.  It's good to know where I need to be at what time also I gain an idea of where the sun will be on the day itself.

my main website is: www.paulempson.co.uk 


Dean and Lucy, Crathorne Hall, 2011-08-12

A few photos from Dean & Lucy's wedding at Crathorne Hall near Yarm.  The clouds broody, as has been the way this summer.  Many smiles & much laughter throughout their joyous day. 
A string quartet, of friends & fellow musicians, provided musical accompaniment to their ceremony.  No confetti at Crathorne so a ‘bubbletti’ welcome for the happy couple as they greeted their guests. 
 A few requested group photos, then a little time away from the party to capture their photos. Back to the celebrations, croquet and drinks on the lawn all very relaxed, carefree and happy. 


Tom & Kay's Wedding 2011-08-06 Guisborough

Kay & Tom's wedding.  A rainy day of biblical proportions, thunder & lightening echoing through the church of St Nicholas. 
Purely from a photographic point of view it’s always a shame when a beautifully prepared wedding is washed out by the weather.  Planned photos in Guisborough Priory were not possible as the outdoor moments were greeted with the sky pouring with rain: the worst I’ve ever had for a wedding.
A Bond theme complete with Aston Martin, a bride in horse drawn carriage & bridesmaids in a Rolls Royce, picture perfect for a warm sunny August wedding.  Everything can be planned but the weather.
After the confetti the clouds burst again. The guests were ushered to the reception by the very best group of ushers ever, by the way.  A smaller group of people returned inside the church to take some photos warm & dry.
The wedding day is just the beginning.  The wedding day photos normally a treasure trove of memories & emotions to reflect back upon.  Though I’m happy with the images I’ve captured of the day, I have offered Kay & Tom the chance to return to the Priory soon for some photos of their chosen location as they had planned. 

my main website is: www.paulempson.co.uk 


the very first post...

After years of waiting finally a blog spot. our latest youtube wedding video

this weekend I'll be photographing a wedding in Guisborough so I've been preparing my schedule, visited the location to look for the best photo spots.... just trying to ensure everything runs without a hitch.