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Katie & Matt | The Mansion | Leeds | April 18th 2015

Katie & Matt | The Mansion | Leeds | April 18th 2015

KATIE & MATT | THE MANSION | LEEDS | APRIL 18TH 2015

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Today, was the start of ‘proper’ wedding season πŸ™‚

Today’s venue was the beautiful Mansion in Roundhay Park, Leeds.

The sun was shining for another day of photography, second shooting for Vivienne Edge πŸ™‚

The day started with the bride & bridesmaids @ Weetwood Hall in Leeds before heading off to the Mansion.
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The mansion is a gorgeous wedding venue, situated in the centre of Roundhay Park, Leeds

and I must say it looked gorgeous in the beautiful sunshine πŸ™‚

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The bride looked beautiful as she arrived at the Mansion to marry Matt πŸ™‚

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After the ceremony we took the bride & groom around Roundhay Park for some portraits of the 2 of them πŸ™‚

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A few formal & informal groups shots, followed by the touching speeches πŸ™‚

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Finishing a wonderful day, with the 1st dance & another trip outside for a few more pics πŸ™‚

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Pre Wedding | Leanne & Martin | Williamson Park | Lancaster | March 13th 2015

Pre Wedding | Leanne & Martin | Williamson Park | Lancaster | March 13th 2015

PRE WEDDING | LEANNE & MARTIN | WILLIAMSON PARK | LANCASTER | MARCH 13TH 2015

Leanne & Martin booked their wedding last year, so it was a long time coming for their engagement shoot,

especially when the first attempt was cancelled due to heavy fog!

Anyway the day came & I think its safe to say Leanne & Martin were a little nervous about being in front of the camera.

However they brought their little muse along, who certainly wasn’t πŸ™‚

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‘BIG’ 3 DAYS | HAZLEWOOD CASTLE | MARCH 2015

‘BIG’ 3 DAYS | HAZLEWOOD CASTLE | MARCH 2015

BIG’ 3 DAYS | HAZLEWOOD CASTLE | MARCH 2015

I’ve been to all 3 of the previous ‘Big’ 2 Days – So couldn’t really miss out on the ‘Big’ 3 Days now could I?

Day 1 started with the lovely Mila, who I’ve been lucky enough & privileged enough to photograph before πŸ™‚

She just loved the water πŸ™‚

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Vivienne & Rhianna Β in wedding dresses were next – Its great to have free reign with the models – To try out ideas etc.

Hazlewood castle is a great location to try these ideas out πŸ™‚

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Also a bit of ‘groom prep’ thrown in for good measure πŸ™‚

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Not only is there bridal sessions, there’s also a chance to try a little bit of fashion style photography.

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Oh & there’s boudoir in the brilliant bridal suite @ Hazlewood castle too.

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Fashion photography with the brilliant Lucy, using the grounds of Hazlewood.

We also ventured inside of this gorgeous castle too.

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Day 2 was more of the same, but with different models, including, boudoir with Lauren.

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Lauren & Jase stayed together for the rest of the day, as ‘bride’ & ‘groom’.

As I said its great trying out new ideas, like warming up the white balance, in camera, on a dull day,

to produce the picture below.

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White balance set to auto in the next few images of Lauren & Jase – See the difference? πŸ™‚

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Night time came, LOVE letters arrived & it was time to test the OCF skills – Lauren & Jase were great too πŸ™‚

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Day 3 happened to fall on the morning of the eclipse, so I was up bright & breezy to capture an occurrence that doesn’t happen too much!

Again just trying things out, with white balance & ND 10 stop filter, I produced these images, which I’m pretty happy with.

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Back to photographing models – Β I was going to spend the day with Kelly & Terri πŸ™‚

First doing boudoir in Hazlewood castle’s bridal suite, then fashion with the Terri …..

Followed by what has become the standard ‘trash the dress’.

However, these two ladies went above & beyond & REALLY trashed those dresses πŸ™‚

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NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY | JAMES | MARCH 2015

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY | JAMES | MARCH 2015

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An old school friend, Pam, contacted me a few months ago, to say she was expecting little James mid Feb.

However this cheeky little boy decided he wasn’t going to show until 2 weeks later πŸ˜‰

It didn’t matter though, as he was a brilliant little sleeper when he visited the studio a week back πŸ™‚

http://www.rbattersbyphotography.co.uk/newborn-photography-james-march-2015/

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Urban Wedding Photoshoot | Leeds | March 2015

Urban Wedding Photoshoot | Leeds | March 2015

URBAN WEDDING PHOTOSHOOT | LEEDS | MARCH 2015

Its been over 2 years since my last Leeds urban wedding workshop, and looking back, although I still like the pictures from 2012,

I’m happy to see improvement in my photography.

These days are a great chance to not only practice new techniques when actually photographing, but also when editing.

Here are a few of my edited favourites from the day.

For the previous urban wedding shoot, click the link below – hopefully you’ll see the improvement too πŸ™‚

http://www.mybluewedding.co.uk/urban-wedding-photoshoot-leeds-august-2012/

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Landscape Photography | London | March 2015

Landscape Photography | London | March 2015

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY | LONDON |Β MARCHΒ 2015

As the first few months of the year are generally quite quiet, re weddings, it gives us photographers some “free” time.

So, myself and a few other photographers headed down to London, as we did last year, to photograph this great city.

Must say I do prefer this years crop of images, but for last years just click the 2014 link πŸ˜‰

http://www.rbattersbyphotography.co.uk/landscapes-london-march-2015/

http://www.rbattersbyphotography.co.uk/landscapes-london-january-2014/
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Newborn | Toddler Photography | Georgina & Harry | February 2015

Newborn | Toddler Photography | Georgina & Harry | February 2015

NEWBORN | TODDLER PHOTOGRAPHY | GEORGINA & HARRY | FEBRUARY 2015

Emma, a friend from school, who I’ve not seen for a good few years, contacted me a few weeks ago

about the possibility of photographing her children together.

I was more than happy to agree, and I’m very happy with the results πŸ˜‰

http://www.rbattersbyphotography.co.uk/newborn-toddler-photography-georgina-harry-february-2015/

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Ella & Colin | Coniston Hotel | Skipton | February 4th 2015

Ella & Colin | Coniston Hotel | Skipton | February 4th 2015

ELLA & COLIN | CONISTON HOTEL | SKIPTON | FEBRUARY 4TH 2015

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A beautiful, sunny winter’s day, a great couple, a wonderful venue with gorgeous surroundings.

Another wedding with Viv Edge, this time the location was the brilliant Coniston Hotel, nr Skipton.

As soon as I’d met Ella & Colin, I just knew – Β Today was going to be a good day πŸ™‚

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Newborn Photography | Nyko | February 2015

Newborn Photography | Nyko | February 2015

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY | NYKO | FEBRUARY 2015

Nyko & mum, Danni came to the studio a few days ago.

Nyko, was around 8 weeks old when he popped in, which is a little bit older than the ‘usual’ newborn.

However, I couldn’t refuse to provide Danni with a few pics of this little man, as sadly she’d already been let down by a few photographers πŸ™

Glad they did let her down though, as Nyko was a little star πŸ˜‰

http://www.rbattersbyphotography.co.uk/newborn-photography-nyko-february-2015/

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Wedding Packages | Loxley Bellissimo Apertuna Album

Wedding Packages | Loxley Bellissimo Apertuna Album

WEDDING PACKAGES | LOXLEY BELLISSIMO APERTUNA ALBUM

A quick blog to mention that Something Blue Weddings are excited to now be offering the award winning

Loxley Bellissimo Apertuna album, in their luxury wedding package.

Available in 20 colours with personalised etching option and a hand-crafted presentation box,

this is the perfect, traditional way to show off, what will be, your gorgeous wedding images πŸ˜‰

All images start as proof album design layouts, which you can redesign if you wish & finish as this beautiful wedding album.

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Here a few images from a few of the Loxley albums, I’ve delivered to some very happy brides & grooms recently πŸ˜‰

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And as you can see, Danielle & Dean even chose the Parent album option & it looks just as good! πŸ˜‰

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