Toby & Chelsea's wedding - Rushpool Hall

A warm & sunny late September day for Chelsea & Toby's wedding at St Nicholas' church in Guisborough.  A nice stroll around the grounds of the priory after some group photos chosen by both Chelsea & Toby then a few formal & informal couple photos. 

After a short time we all headed for Rushpool Hall for the reception celebrations.  Celebrations enjoyed at full speed by Chelsea's little niece who was non-stop and centre of attention, which is great from a photographic point of view as adults relax and forget I'm even there.

I understand Chelsea's wedding dress was the first sold by Destiny Bridal of Stokesley, they had booked me a long time ago too.

Provisional Album is ready to view - click here

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Solberge Hall Wedding, Mark & Lyndsey

Mark & Lyndsey's wedding at Solberge Hall.  A selection of images from the wedding day.  100 more images are available to view & order via the link below. 
The 2 timings I never want photography to disrupt are the ceremony & the meal.  The schedule was tight for the meal though we changed the planned order upon Mark & Lyndsey's arrival, they beat some of the guests.  In my mind I had planned to photograph the shot outside Solberge, leaning against the columns, in daylight however that couldn't be so we managed the bonus of using some flash to create a more dramatic look.
I like the blue of the sky & the warm orangey colour of the columns so much, though I created a moody black and white, I prefer the colour photo below.

There is often much debate about technical v aesthetic aspects of photography: can a technically bad photo be a good photo.... well, the shot 6, to some has a technical flaw... to me it was exactly the look I was trying to achieve, a misty, warm, over exposed with lens flare for some drama.


Toddler & baby portraits.

A few unedited photos from yesterdays portrait session.  All taken in the clients home using a portable studio setup.  We even managed some outdoor photos playing football.

Session paused while the littlest had a bottle & then he was all smiles again.


Hutton Rudby Wedding Fayre 18th Sept

Hutton Rudby Village Hall Sunday 18th Sept 12:00-16:00 another wedding fayre I'll be exhibiting at this weekend.  From experience I anticipate this will be a quieter fayre where couples can stand and discuss their requirements, very relaxed. 

I'll be presenting new albums & a range of, new for 2012+ options including full-HD wedding slideshows, like the one below, & photo options.

Wedding Fayre, Thistle Hotel Sept 22nd

I'll be exhibiting at Thistle Hotel, Middlesbrough wedding fayre, organised by Diamond Events, on Thursday 22nd of Sept.  The event starts at 18:00 and ends 20:30.  The last event was very well attended and I'm sure this one will be as relaxed and inspiring as that was.

A stress free opportunity to view professional wedding services in one location.  I'll be bringing a range of new albums featuring photos from this years weddings & a few other little options that I hope brides & grooms will be want to add to their wedding photography package.

It's FREE & you can win prizes, click the flyer for more details.


Kate and Nick, Wynyard Hall Wedding pre shoot

Another Wynyard Hall pre-shoot this one had a little more peer pressure as there was a wedding photography training / workshop in progress.  Fantastic venue to learn in as it's so many great rooms, backdrops and the grounds always well kept.

It's a shame it rained today as the trees are already starting to show some nice autumn colour.  I'm certain by the time of their wedding day Kate and Nick will have some very golden backdrops.  Lets just hope the weather is good.

Clients are generally a little nervous once the camera is taken out of the case.  As my wedding photography is very natural I ask them just to be themselves and forget I'm there.  Kate and Nick managed that at the 1st photo.


Alex & Rachel's wedding, Scruton 2011-09-03

Alex & Rachel's wedding held on the village green a short walk to the church for Rachel and no one getting lost between church and reception, a splendid idea.  The bad weather passed letting the celebrations take place as everyone hoped, relaxed, full of smiles & laughter with jazz tunes filling the early autumn afternoon & evening.
A few photos from the day are posted, many more to follow for Rachel & Alex.


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Solberge Hall, Lyndsey and Mark

A pre-wedding photo shoot at Solberge Hall, located near Northallerton, with Mark &  Lyndsey.  My first visit to Solberge Hall and a very nice venue they've chosen for the wedding celebrations.

Nice masonry, I like stone work & textures... it's a little sad, but true... they can add a hint of contrast between very soft focus of natural elements like leaves and flowers and sometimes, especially sandstone, warmth and foundation ( always a good combination for wedding photos )

Inside Solberge Hall the stairs will offer a nice indoor group photo opportunity, should the weather not play ball.  Hopefully, it will be a good clear day, so we can make best use of the grounds and the fallen tree which offers some photo possibilities.


Wynyard Hall, Andrea & Martin

With their wedding just a few weeks away Andrea & Martin had a few photos taken around Wynyard Hall, their wedding venue.  While the indoor photos will remain consistent throughout the year, seasons can influence the look & style of photos taken outside.  With the lousy summer we've been having the bonus for Andrea & Martin is the leaves are turning golden a little earlier & with luck we'll be able to take advantage of that on their big day to create some uber colourful & memorable wedding photos.

I'm also looking forward to the 2 wedding cakes... it's a first.