\\\ Yorkshire Engagement Photography \\ Saltaire \\ Shona & Andrew

22 June 18

Posted at 9:33

A couple of weeks ago I caught up with an awesome couple (Shona & Andrew) in Saltaire. With the couples wedding coming up later this year, we planned the shoot for a summer evening a while ago. 

We started up on the moor's in Baildon & shot some images on the rocks making use of the beautiful vista behind. My style of photography is very much relaxed & unobtrusive, this then lets my couples naturally interact with both each other & myself. So with this mind we captured some great shots of them enjoying the surroundings of the moors & a little later when we moved down in Saltaire. 

It was a pleasure to spend a couple of hours with Shona & Andrew again & I'm really looking forward to capturing the wedding day.

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\\\ Yorkshire Wedding Photographer \\ Kirsty & Jonathan \\ The Three Acres

25 May 18

Posted at 12:56

I photographed the wedding of Kirsty & Jonathan last month in a small village in the beautiful Yorkshire landscape. The wedding was all about celebration & fun all day & I will certainly remember it this way! 

I started the day as I always do by capturing the getting ready shots. I arrived at the couples home just as Kirsty got back from the hairstylist. Soon after we were joined by the rest of Kirsty's family including the couples son, Jamie. Jamie put on his favourite film 'The Lion King' & started to show me all his dance moves which you can see from the photographs below. You could tell he was excited for his Mum & Dad's big day already! 

We then moved to the church of St Saviour's in Harden, a small & beautiful village church. I met Jonathan there who didn't appear too nervous & within ten minutes the service was under way. As you can see from the images there was lots of smiles & laughter throughout the service too! After the service, all the guests including the couple hopped onto the vintage bus & made the short journey to the reception at The Three Acres. 

The venue is set upon the hills & has great views of the landscape all the way round. Kirsty had tipped me off that as the guests started to eat the wedding breakfast, a live performer would come out as a suprise. It certainly was a Freddie Mercury Tribute act called Joey Linden, jumped & stood on tables whilst belting out Queen's hit's throughout the afternoon. Everyone loved this suprise & really joined in. It made a great change for me too as normally at the wedding breakfast I just let everyone enjoy the food & I have a little break! 

We then had a small portrait session with group shots & couple shots. The weather was clear but quite cold so I had to work quickly to capture everything. Once we all got warm back inside the venue then the band had set up for the evening. Kirsty & Jonathan got the dancing underway with the first dance to a Mumford & Sons song played really well by the band. After that it was everyone on the dancefloor where I stayed to capture all the action for an hour. 

I had so much fun shooting this wedding & the day seemed to fly by as it was filled with laughter. Kirsty & Jonathan are a great couple & it was a pleasure to be part of the day & capture all the great moments. All the best guys & I hope your marriage is filled with more great moments! 

Venue - http://www.the-3-acres.co.uk

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\\\ Holdsworth House Wedding Photography \\ Paola & Craig \\ Wedding Photographer at Holdsworth House Halifax

23 November 16

Posted at 4:59

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At the beginning of this month on Bonfire Night, I made the short trip over to Halifax to photograph the Wedding of Craig & Paola. Craig & Paola currently live in London but as Paola grew up in Yorkshire, the venue of Holdsworth House became the choice for the Wedding.

Craig, or 'Crag' as he is more well known to his friends & family!  Contacted myself a few months ago via email. With the distance between us, it wasn't until the day before the Wedding that we had a last minute Pre-Wedding meeting. I soon gathered in the first few minutes of the meeting that Craig & Paola wanted the photographs to be very much a document of the day, with no formals or poses. As you can see from the images, we managed to sneak a couple of group shots & couple shots into the day! Although this is probably the least amount of couple & posed shots Ive taken at a Wedding in all the years I have photographed! Saying that, it made a refreshing change to myself & allowed me to concentrate 100 per cent on the story of the day without a break for formals etc

The Autumn weather was very kind to us on the day giving blue skies and the crisp light I mentioned in my last post. I began by exploring and photographing the beautiful venue from various vantage points both inside & out. After that I captured the preparations of both the couple, family & friends even managing a few formal shots outdoors.

After the preparations were finished the day flowed beautifully & I will always remember this wedding for the relaxed feel & lots of laughter. Even laughter throughout the ceremony as you can see in some of my images.

After dinner I captured some really nice speeches, where the laughter continued! The staff at Holdsworth House quickly changed the room around for the evening reception where Midlands based band 'Up The Tempo', provided the entertainment. The three-piece band kept everyone on the dance floor with a mixture of new & old hits, I can really recommend them if you are looking for a band for your Wedding.

All in all a really great Wedding to photograph. Thanks Craig & Paola for choosing myself to photograph your big day & also thanks to both families, friends & staff at Holdsworth House for making me feel so welcome.

 

Venue - www.holdsworthhouse.co.uk

Entertainment - www.upthetempoband.co.uk

 

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\\\ Halifax Wedding Photographer \\ Holdsworth House \\ Halifax

20 November 16

Posted at 4:03

A couple of weeks ago on Bonfire Night, I photographed a beautiful wedding at the equally beautiful Holdsworth House in Halifax West Yorkshire. 

I arrived early in the afternoon to capture all the venue & details shots. The weather & the light was beautiful & crisp to work with & I took a variety of images which I have included below. I will Blog the full wedding later this week but for now I will leave you with some of my images of the venue. 

If you are looking in the Yorkshire area for a wedding venue then I can really recommend Holdsworth House. You can check out all the information about the venue at the website www.holdsworthhouse.co.uk 

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\\\ Ian & Natalie \\ Halifax Minster \\ Halifax Wedding Photography

11 March 16

Posted at 1:14

I loved capturing this image of Ian & Natalie as they had just been pronounced Husband & Wife at the beautiful Halifax Minster. 

Both of Ian & Natalie boys accompanied them as they walked out of the Minster, which makes for an even better image, together with family and friends congratuling the couple.

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\\\\ New York Brass Band \\ East Riddlesden Hall Wedding

03 February 16

Posted at 10:18

I recently photographed a great wedding at East Riddlesden Hall, a fantastic venue to get married. 

The evening's entertainment featured the New York Brass Band who were equally fantastic! 

If you are planning a wedding and looking for entertainment then check these guys out. They had everyone 

up dancing from the start and continued with their unique style throughout the evening, they are also 

great to photograph too! 

Go to the guys site at - www.newyorkbrassband.co.uk 

Below are some of my images from the evening - 

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#newyorkbrassband #darrenmichaelphotography #weddingband #livemusic #weddingphotographeryorkshire

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