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Newborn Photography | Alfie | September 2015

Newborn Photography | Alfie | September 2015

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY | ALFIE | SEPTEMBER 2015

It was a busy day, with a pre wedding shoot in the morning, and little Alfie visiting the studio in the afternoon 😉

Alfie wasn’t too sure at first, but we managed to get a few shots of this little boy asleep! 😉

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Laura & James | Doubletree Hilton | Leeds | September 4th 2015

Laura & James | Doubletree Hilton | Leeds | September 4th 2015

LAURA & JAMES | DOUBLETREE HILTON | LEEDS | SEPTEMBER 4TH 2015

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Another weekend, another wedding 😉

Again I was in Yorkshire today, assisting Viv Edge @ Doubletree Hilton in Leeds, for the wedding of Laura & James.

It was a few floors up too! – The top shot is from the Sky Lounge balcony 😉

The day started on floor 11, with the bride, Laura & her bridesmaid.

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After a little bit of bridal prep, I popped downstairs to meet the guys, but grabbed a shot of the venue 1st 😉

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After a few shots of the guys it was time for the ceremony on the 13th floor! – Good job I don’t mind heights!! haha (I do!)

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Outside the sun was shining, after the ceremony & the Leeds/Liverpool canal is not to bad of a background 😉

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There were loads of available spaces to use for the bride & groom portraits & boy did we use them! 😉Laura & James JPEGS (132)DSC00794Laura & James JPEGS (144)Laura & James JPEGS (159)Laura & James JPEGS (158)Laura & James JPEGS (160)Laura & James JPEGS (147)Laura & James JPEGS (151)Laura & James JPEGS (155)Laura & James JPEGS (163)

After the speeches & wedding breakfast, the was a brilliant sunset, which we made the most of, then it was off for the 1st dance 😉

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Back up to the Sky Lounge for one final shot of the bride & groom overlooking Leeds 😉

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Maria & CJ | St. Urban’s Church | Leeds | The Engine Shed | Wetherby | August 29th 2015

Maria & CJ | St. Urban’s Church | Leeds | The Engine Shed | Wetherby | August 29th 2015

MARIA & CJ | ST URBAN’S CHURCH | LEEDS | THE ENGINE SHED | WETHERBY | AUGUST 29TH 2015

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The sun was shining as I arrived at Maria’a house to again second shoot for Viv Edge.

With some gorgeous natural light coming through the windows I managed to grab some very good (if I do say so myself!)

bridal prep shots 😉

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I then went off to meet the guys at St Urban’s Church, just before the ceremony.

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After a few family shots outside the church, we were off to the Engine Shed for the reception, but not before we stopped

off at a bus stop were Maria & CJ met 🙂

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After spending some time with the bride & groom, it was time to wonder around taking some candid, and as the speeches were done ad hock, it

was also time to photograph those too.

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Just a quick sunset picture before the first dance 🙂

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Georgina & Chris | Midge Hall Church | Leyland | Stanley House | Mellor | August 22nd 2015

Georgina & Chris | Midge Hall Church | Leyland | Stanley House | Mellor | August 22nd 2015

GEORGINA & CHRIS | MIDGE HALL CHURCH | LEYLAND | STANLEY HOUSE | MELLOR | AUGUST 22ND 2015

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It was an early rainy start to the day @ the hairdressers, meeting Georgina & the bridemaids.

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After an hour or so at the hairdressers, it was time to nip to see Chris & the groomsmen, whilst Georgina went to her mums 😉

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Back to Midge Hall Church for thje ceremony, and after the sun had come out, so it was off to Stanley House in high spirits.

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Always knew we had to have a fun fun shots with Georgina & Chris, as it wouldn’t be them without! haha 😉

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Because of the earlier rain, we decided to do the group shots throughout the day, which worked really well!

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Some heart felt speeches followed a gorgeous meal, which I was given too! 😉

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I thought I’d make the most of the gorgeous venue, that was Stanley House & the slightly moody sky!

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Some fun on the dance floor finished off a wedding where I think everyone smiled @ pretty much every minute 🙂

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Toddler Photography | Cake Smash | Jamie | August 2015

Toddler Photography | Cake Smash | Jamie | August 2015

TODDLER PHOTOGRAPHY | CAKE SMASH | JAMIE | AUGUST 2015

For those of you who have been regular visitors to my site, you’ll know I know Jamie & mum, Laura,

very well, so I was very happy again to have them in the studio for Jamie’s 1st birthday cake smash 😉

He wasn’t too keen at first, but eventually got in the swing of things 🙂

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Pre Wedding | Georgina & Chris | Cuerden Valley Park | Leyland | August 16th 2015

Pre Wedding | Georgina & Chris | Cuerden Valley Park | Leyland | August 16th 2015

PRE WEDDING | GEORGINA & CHRIS | CUERDEN VALLEY PARK | LEYLAND | AUGUST 16TH 2015

There had been a few re arrangements to this pre wedding shoot, due to the “brilliant” summer we’ve had in the North West,

however, I wasn’t too concerned, as the day we picked was glorious!

I met Georgina & Chris, & Kevin!, at the entrance to Cuerden Valley & off we set for a chat & some piccys 😉

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Steph & Gaz | Cubley Hall | Penistone | August 15th 2015

Steph & Gaz | Cubley Hall | Penistone | August 15th 2015

STEPH & GAZ | CUBLEY HALL | PENISTONE | AUGUST 15TH 2015

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Today’s wedding was @ Cubley Hall, assisting Viv Edge, for the wedding of Steph & Gaz 😉

The day started off with the sun shining & we hoped it would stay, as the ceremony was planned to be outside.

Steph, already looked beautiful when she arrived, but she added a few finishes touches, whilst the guys arrived, for a few photos.
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The sun held out (just), for the beautiful outdoor ceremony 😉

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The rain came quickly, but left just as quickly – and boy were we glad! haSteph & Gaz @ Cubley Hall (66)Steph & Gaz @ Cubley Hall (57) copy 2Steph & Gaz @ Cubley Hall (63)Steph & Gaz @ Cubley Hall (87)Steph & Gaz @ Cubley Hall (86)Steph & Gaz @ Cubley Hall (93)

The speeches were emotional & funny! – Always a lovely time in any wedding 😉

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We noticed a corn field just down the road on the way into the venue this morning, so Steph & Gaz were up for a few shots there –

Always love couples who trust our ‘artisitc’ side! haha.

But as the soun came back from behind the clouds, they were very glad they did!

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The day finished with a great first dance & live band.

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Shona & Adam | Mirfield Monastery | Mirfield | July 25th 2015

Shona & Adam | Mirfield Monastery | Mirfield | July 25th 2015

SHONA & ADAM | MIRFIELD MONASTERY | MIRFIELD | JULY 25TH 2015

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Another day, another wedding 😉

I was refreshed & rearing to go for this wedding – I’d just come back from a 2 week break after all! ha

I’ve second shot at Mirfield Monastery before, so was looking forward to shooting here myself, and it was made even better when I arrived

and although there had been rain all week, the sun was shining bright.

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Some gorgeous details @ Mirfield Monastery for Shona & Adam’s wedding – with the centre pieces being made by Adam & a chainsaw ha 🙂

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A couple of shots of the guys, before Shona arrived 😉

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LOVE this shot of Shona just before she enters the church of the Monastery 😉

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Then came an emotional ceremony.

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The sun was still shining when we went outside for the group shots & some portraits of Shona & Adam.

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After I’d spent some time with Shona & Adam, and was treated to a very tasty dinner, it was time for speeches.

Shona had never seen Adam cry since they were together – things changed today! ha 😉

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After some fun shots of the couple it was time for the band to introduce Shona & Adam for the first dance 😉

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I loved shooting at Mirfield Monastery – For more info, see http://www.monastery-stay.co.uk/

 

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Emma & Mike | Oaklands | East Yorkshire | Driffield | July 4th 2015

Emma & Mike | Oaklands | East Yorkshire | Driffield | July 4th 2015

EMMA & MIKE | OAKLANDS | EAST YORKSHIRE | DRIFFIELD | JULY 4TH 2015

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I do a lot of weddings with Vivienne Edge, either her helping me, or like this wedding, me helping her.

However, when Viv told me about this wedding, it really got my juices following.

I was at Fforest in Wales at a friends wedding, as a guest, almost a year to the day & ever since have wanted to shoot at a venue

like that, well, here, near Hull, is the Yorkshire equivalent – Oaklands.

I must say that although it was very overcast when I arrived I still wasn’t disappointed & was really looking forward to

photographing here – sort of expected Led Zeppelin to be reformed & do whole lotta love for the first dance song!!! ha 😉

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Loads of quirky, yet stylish details are what I LOVE at a wedding, and here at Oaklands, there was a few 😉

I arrived early, so decided to check out the venue, before visiting the lads – I’m glad I did, as some of them had had a heavy night! ha 😉

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After the lads had gotten ready, it was a short walk from the cottages to Oaklands & the ceremony 😉

It was obviously nice enough to have outside too! – Bit too hot though, as we had to wait a few extra minutes for the bride! ha

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After the gorgeous ceremony, we had chance to grab a few shots of the brilliantly apt wedding vehicles

& even had a bit of time with the bride & groom!

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As the bride was a little late, we grabbed a few group shots during the day – no one minded though, as the sun was shining

and the venue was amazing!

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After we managed to grab the gorgeous bride, Emma, for a couple of shots, it was time for the cake cut – before the cake melted!!

Then it was time for speeches 😉

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There was fun & games throughout the day too! – Even the bride & groom had a go 😉

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As the sunset, it created the perfect opportunity to steal Emma & Mike for some stunning sunset shots.

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And finally, a first for me, as for many, an outdoor first dance, followed by sparklers.

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It really was an amazing day & Oaklands really is an amazing venue! Just up my street!! haha – For more details, check out – http://weddings-by-sophie.co.uk/

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Pre Wedding | Shona & Adam | Chevin Forest Park | Otley | June 27th 2015

Pre Wedding | Shona & Adam | Chevin Forest Park | Otley | June 27th 2015

PRE WEDDING | SHONA & ADAM | CHEVIN FOREST PARK | OTLEY | JUNE 27TH 2015

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It’s been a while since the first meeting with Shona & Adam, so I was happy to meet these two again, a month before their wedding.

We had had this pre wedding shoot booked in a few times, but rain scuppered play.

However, after seeing the weather forecast for this week, we agreed to Saturday afternoon &

I must say it was a glorious day @ a beautiful park, Chevin Forest.

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