Aimee booked in for a portfolio update today to boost her glamour shots and also do some fashion images too. We began by using the white corner before moving through the various sets in the studio and, of course, making use of the beautiful summer sunshine we’re having of late. I love the outdoor shots and the shots taken indoors but with the large patio doors open to the outside, all very summery and bright. Here are a few that Aimee has kindly allowed me to share with you.

To book me for your portfolio shoot just call the studio on 01924 229800 to chat about your requirements

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WET, WET, WET! No, not the 80s group but the weather today for my Bagden Hall wedding photography with Haley and David! I have to say it’s the first wet wedding I’ve had in years and it never stopped all day until the wedding moved indoors for the wedding breakfast at which moment the sun came out. As the speeches finished and the applause died down, the heavens opened again preventing us getting out in some evening sun! However, it did ease off a touch later on allowing us to finally get a big group shot and a confetti shot before first dance and the fireworks. We also managed a shot of all the guys in kilts too but it’s perhaps best left for private viewing. All I can say is David’s dad might only be small, but we all now know why he has such a deep voice!

The couple were married at  St Michael and All Angels parish church in Thornhill before travelling over to Bagden Hall for the reception. During the register signing, Georgia Harrup (The Voice contestant) and Haley’s brother, Brandon, both performed solo songs for the guests and they were both superb! The guests then all went in a double decker bus which we handily used for some of the wedding photography at Bagden Hall. I also set up some studio style shots in the great hall and entrance hall which I think is a great location anyway but we never made it to the gardens. After the wedding breakfast we did a bit more of the bride and groom, the bridal party with partners and of course I did a photo shoot with local celeb Georgia :¬) As the skies cleared we did get out for a few more shots and the confetti before retiring indoors for first dance, a hog roast and eventually fireworks on the lawn as darkness fell. To say the weather was so grim all day, I was happy with the images and here are just a fraction of what we got :¬)

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It must be at least two years ago since Shaun and Julie booked me as their Allerton Castle wedding photographer after meeting me at a Nostell Priory wedding fair and now it’s just three weeks to their wedding! Tonight I met up with them on their home patch near Huddersfield for a pre-wedding catch up and photoshoot. We walked through Storthes Hall woods with Seth the spaniel leading the way straining at the lead to get into the cool waters of the stream which, eventually, he did and spent most of the evening there. The open meadow area was super for photos with the evening sunlight filtering through broken cloud and giving a lovely backlighting to the images. The woods were way darker but pleasant and had fewer biting insects than the fields! Here are a few images from the shoot and I am looking forward to the big day at Allerton Castle in early August.

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Prom photographer Yorkshire: It was a balmy summer evening at Kings Croft Hotel making for perfect conditions for the arrival of the prom goers at the 2014 Crofton Academy Prom. Stretch limousines, sports cars and even the A Team van pulled up one after the other dropping off the kids in their prom finery and, of course, I was on hand as the official photographer to create some striking portraits for the parents and grandparents. I lit them against black with a classic but simple lighting set up and directed them through some fashion poses to try and avoid the traditional formal stuff and here are just a few from the night. Watch out for a ‘love the prom dress’ shoot coming up soon as I spotted a new muse amongst the prom girls :¬)

You can see all the school prom photos here

Here are a few images from Clare and Jeff’s Cracoe Village Hall wedding reception in the Dales. Thankfully the weather held for us as I was desperate to make sure we had the hood down on the MGB for the photos and. although it was a bit overcast, we were able to get the car just how it should be – open top. The couple were married at Skipton registry office and then the whole entourage headed up into the Dales to Cracoe village hall for a fabulous country wedding reception complete with Pimm’s and a gourmet BBQ – the steak was awesome! Despite being a guest at the wedding (Clare is my niece) we were able to do the photoshoot and enjoy the day too. it felt more relaxed than a normal wedding though still a lot of hard work until I could put the camera away just after the first dance. There’s a slideshow following the photos so turn up the speakers and sit back and watch the day unfold :¬)

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  • Janine McCarthy - July 7, 2014 - 8:04 am

    What a beautiful slideshow! Best wedding you have done so far this year, really tells the story, some nice creative stuff in there too, felt like I was there, excellent. Beautiful setting.

  • Helen Simpson - July 15, 2014 - 12:58 pm

    You guys have done the most amazing job – the photos are so beautiful!!! xxx

Wedding  photographer Wentbridge House: I first met Sharon a few years ago when I had just turned professional as a photographer and she came to my studio with her son Harley, Since then I have seen her regularly in the next village to me and also at one or two weddings where she had been a guest. It was at one of these weddings I also met her new fiancée Steve and now here we are, a couple of years later and I find myself photographing their wedding.

Sharon got ready at her home in Normanton and I met her there, along with sister Samantha (whose also been to my studio)  for the prep shots and the bridal portraits before heading over to Wentbridge House to meet up with Steve and the best man. The weather was pretty grim with heavy overnight rain which had given way to constant drizzle and the forecast was for rain for most of the day. I was pretty amazed, therefore, to find we got a break in the weather from my meeting up with the groom until we went in for the wedding breakfast, at which point the heavens opened and we had torrential rain for the rest of the day! Although it was grim, we managed to get out for a few photos which makes all the difference to the day. Here is a sample from what could have been a really wet wedding but in the end, turned out fine.

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