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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The speeches were emotional & funny! – Always a lovely time in any wedding ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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 ourย ‘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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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A couple of shots of the guys, before Shona arrived ๐Ÿ˜‰

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LOVE this shot of Shona just before she enters the church of the Monastery ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I loved shooting at Mirfield Monastery – For more info, seeย 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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After the lads had gotten ready, it was a short walk from the cottages to Oaklands & the ceremony ๐Ÿ˜‰

It was obviously nice enough to have outside too! – Bitย too hotย 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 shotsย duringย 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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There was fun & games throughout the day too! – Even the bride & groom had a go ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

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And finally, a first for me, as for many, an outdoor first dance, followed byย 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 –ย 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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Ellie & Jamie | Lazaat | Cottingham | June 12th 2015

Ellie & Jamie | Lazaat | Cottingham | June 12th 2015

ELLIE & JAMIE | LAZAAT | COTTINGHAM | JUNE 12TH 2015

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Another weekend, another wedding ๐Ÿ˜‰

This time it was the wedding of Ellie & Jamie @ Lazaat in Cottingham, nr Hull.

I was again assisting Miss Viv Edge.

It was a little bit overcast as I arrived @ Lazaat, but as the day & celebrations went on, the sun popped out to show its face, just in time

for the piccys ๐Ÿ˜‰

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After the ceramony, as I said the sun was shining, so after something I’ve not seen at any wedding, other than the movies! ha –

a bouquet throe, it was about time to spend some time with the bride & groom.

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Fiona & Andy | Immaculate Heart Of Mary Church | Leeds | The Bridge | Wetherby | May 30th 2015

Fiona & Andy | Immaculate Heart Of Mary Church | Leeds | The Bridge | Wetherby | May 30th 2015

FIONA & ANDY | IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CHURCH | LEEDS | THE BRIDGE | WETHERBY | MAY 30TH 2015

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It was another sunny wedding the other day, again ย second shooting for Viv Edge.

The ceremony was to be held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary church in Leeds, then off to The Bridge Hotel in Wetherby,

but before then I was asked to do a bit of groom prep!

Love doing the groom prep & today was certainly no exception – laugh a minute! ๐Ÿ™‚

The lads were already mostly ready @ 9 when I arrived, but they did have a little surprise for Andy from Fiona planned –

if they could sort out the tech! ha

They sat down to watch a lovely DVD from Fiona to Andy, telling him about a surprise limo & casino for the wedding, after all

it was Vegas themed for the honeymoon ๐Ÿ™‚

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The ceremony was at midday, and was a lovely little affair, followed by a few group shots on the grounds of the church.

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After the ceremony it was a bit of a drive to The Bridge, but with the sun still shining it wasn’t too much hassle! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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After bobbing around shooting some candids, we had some time with the bride & groom, and before the bride dashed in for the wedding breakfast,

we managed to grab a shot outside The Bridge – She had that smile ALL day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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The speeches followed the wedding breakfast’s first course & boy were they some good speeches! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh and the casino was in full flow just after too!

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Fiona & Andy went to town on the cake cutting & first dance.

It really was a pleasure to be a small part of their big day ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sharifa & Carl | St Lukes Church | Sharlston | Rogerthorpe Manor | Pontefract | May 23rd 2015

Sharifa & Carl | St Lukes Church | Sharlston | Rogerthorpe Manor | Pontefract | May 23rd 2015

SHARIFA & CARL | ST LUKES CHURCH | SHARLSTON | ROGERTHORPEย MANORย | PONTEFRACT | MAY 23RD 2015

So this was my second time assisting Lauren Twigg, and coincidently the second time at Rogerthorpe Manor too ๐Ÿ™‚

Before Rogerthorpe though, was the ceremony of Sharifa & Carl at St Lukes Church in Sharlston.

Lauren just wanted me to “buzz” round taking some shots where & when I could, whilst assisting her & her dad,

the videographer for the day.

Here are a few favourites from the day.

PS I wasn’t asked to shoot speeches – I wasn’t needed! haha ๐Ÿ™‚

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Wildlife Photography | Foxes | London | May 2015

Wildlife Photography | Foxes | London | May 2015

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY | FOXES | LONDON | MAY 2015

It was a looonnngg day travelling to & from London for this shoot.

With 3 failed attempts though, due to the weather, it was well worth meeting award winning wildlife photographer,

Jamie Hall, for this foxes shoot ๐Ÿ™‚

http://www.rbattersbyphotography.co.uk/wildlife-photography-foxes-london-may-2015/

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Leanne & Martin | Singleton Lodge | Poulton | May 9th 2015

Leanne & Martin | Singleton Lodge | Poulton | May 9th 2015

LEANNE & MARTIN | SINGLETON LODGE | POULTON | MAY 9TH 2015

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Leanne & Martin are friends ofย a friend of mine, but I was glad they picked me to photograph their big day,

for 2 reasons, 1) I love weddings at Singleton Lodge & 2) Leanne’s banter! ha ๐Ÿ™‚

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The day started at Leanne & Martin’s house in Morecambe, once again, as with the pre wedding shoot,

Sophia was the star of the show – She just loved the limelight ๐Ÿ™‚

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After the girls had got ready, it was a short drive on the M’way to Singleton Lodge, to see the guys ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Then along came the bride, followed by a the ceremony ๐Ÿ™‚

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After the ceremony, the sun had come out, so we headed to the grounds, for some groups shots,

some candids & to spend some time alone with the bride & groom.

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The room for the wedding breakfast was beautifully laid out by the time everyone ventured back inside,

for some food, the speeches & magician David Lancaster ๐Ÿ™‚

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We headed outside after the speeches for the last of the sun, then headed off back inside for the first dance ๐Ÿ™‚Leanne & Martin - Singleton Lodge (604) DSC00762Leanne & Martin - Singleton Lodge (631)

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