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Sabrina & Gregg | Aliathon Holiday Village | Paphos | Cyprus | May 15th 2018

Sabrina & Gregg | Aliathon Holiday Village | Paphos | Cyprus | May 15th 2018

SABRINA & GREGG | ALIATHON HOLIDAY VILLAGE | PAPHOS | CYPRUS | MAY 15TH 2018

This wedding started a little differently!

A flight to the venue, 2 days before! … Not that I was complaining, as it was all paid for! ha

Oh & it was to 30 degree plus, at the time anyway, Paphos! πŸ™‚

So I arrived a few days early, which gave me chance to have a few beers with the bride & groom beforehand.

I’ve known them for a few years, but its always nice to relax with a few beers with the bridal party, before the big day.

Oh & get the worst sun burn on my legs – ever! ha

*iPhone photograph of the Aliathon venue sign, as I completely forgot on the day! haha

 

Anyway, the day started as any other wedding would, but there were a few children to sort out, so its probably a

good job the ceremony only started in the afternoon. Good job heat wise too, as I was already melting by this point!

Now don’t get me wrong I love it when a wedding is outdoors, even in the UK, but there’s something special about

an outdoor ceremony abroad … For one thing it’ll probably not rain! haha

A quick ‘group’ shot, before Sabrina was to walk down the aisle with her dad.

See, how nice is this ceremony! πŸ™‚

A few groups shots.

How lovely is this one! … If I do say so myself! lol

Love capturing natural shots – especially when its the bride looking gorgeous πŸ™‚

Cake cut, done a little earlier – probably so its not just a pool of sugar & icing!

A few portraits around Aliathon, with the bride & groom.

Then off to the weeding breakfast, firstly speeches πŸ™‚

The sun set quick, but that’s ok, as it was time for some Cypriot dancing, oh & the party to really start!

Finishing off the night with some great pyrotechnics for the first dance.

 

What a wedding for my first wedding abroad! If you’re loving these images & the idea of getting wed abroad, then

firstly keep me in mind! ha, but secondly you couldn’t go wrong @ The Aliathon!Β Β https://www.aliathonresort.com/weddings/

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Pre Wedding | Miriam & James | Roundhay Park | Leeds | April 22nd 2018

Pre Wedding | Miriam & James | Roundhay Park | Leeds | April 22nd 2018

PRE WEDDING | MIRIAM & JAMES | ROUNDHAY PARK | LEEDS | APRIL 22ND 2018

I always love heading to Roundhay Park when I’m doing a pre wedding shoot around Leeds,

not only, as its an area I now know quite well, but also, as there’s so many places & angles to shoot from πŸ™‚

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Faye & Tom | Thorner Victory Hall | Thorner | Leeds | July 22nd 2017

Faye & Tom | Thorner Victory Hall | Thorner | Leeds | July 22nd 2017

FAYE & TOM | THORNER VICTORY HALL | THORNER | LEEDS | JULY 22ND 2017

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It looked like it could be a nice day for the wedding of Faye & Tom in Thorner village πŸ™‚

I was joined today, by Viv, of Vivienne Edge Photography, and Emily, who was the videographer.

We’ve all worked together, with most of these guests before, at the wedding of Cat & James –

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After a few shots of the ladies, it was a very short walk, to the pub, to see Tom & some of the guys.

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Before heading back, just in time to see Faye getting into her dress.

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A few shots of the bride & bridesmaids, before it was time to head to Thorner Victory Hall.

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As Faye & Tom had to get married earlier in the week, due to not legally being allowed to get married at the hall,

the ceremony was a lovely affair, of speeches, singing & dancing πŸ™‚

Always nice to have a second shooter along too – to capture all the other bits πŸ™‚

After the ceremony, I let the bride & groom have a few minutes, whilst I mingled, to grab some candid photos πŸ˜‰

A few groups shots, before convincing a local farmer – with the help of Viv & Emily, to use his field for a few portraits πŸ™‚

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Back at the hall, it was time to mingle again, before the buffet style wedding breakfast, and speeches.

After speeches, it was time to nip outside for a few more pics with Faye & Tom, and also a couple more candid shots.

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As the day drew to a close, it was time to cut the cake – with some confetti cannons πŸ˜‰

And finally, music and dancing – For all πŸ™‚

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Kymberley & Gavin | St Peter’s Church | Birstall | Ponderosa | Heckmondwike | June 3rd 2017

Kymberley & Gavin | St Peter’s Church | Birstall | Ponderosa | Heckmondwike | June 3rd 2017

KYMBERLEY & GAVIN | ST PETER’S CHURCH | BIRSTALL | PONDEROSA | HECKMONDWIKE | JUNE 3RD 2017

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The day started at Kym & Gavin’s home, where Kym was busy doing the bridesmaids hair –

the joy of being a hairdresser I guess! HA

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As Gavin wasn’t too far away, I nipped to grab a few shots of him just finishing off getting ready,

before it was back to see Kym, who was in her dress by this point πŸ™‚

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Got to say though, those are some stunning bridesmaid dresses – the ladies pull them off too! πŸ˜‰

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It was then time to head just down the road to St. Peter’s Church, where unfortunately I

wasn’t allowed to take many pictures during the ceremony, but we certainly got a few before & after.

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I also learnt, at this wedding, that Snapchat filter make me look good … well ok! ha

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A little confetti shot & a few group shots, before heading to Ponderosa πŸ™‚

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Oh & I nearly forgot, releasing some emoji balloons too πŸ˜‰

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So I just had to grab a quick shot of the lovely, as they arrived @ Ponderosa.

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It was then time for the wedding breakfast & of course, the speeches.

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The it was off for the bride & groom portraits … Here’s a behind the scenes shot, of said shots, taken by the fablous

videographer,Β Swanland Photo & Film

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Then it was time to capture a few more of the remaining group shots …

They’re not really doing a number one! haha

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Cake cutting, first dance & a sparkler shot finished an amazing day πŸ™‚

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Rhiannon & Craig | Hallmark Hotel | Leyland | Spring Cottage | Rivington | May 27th 2017

Rhiannon & Craig | Hallmark Hotel | Leyland | Spring Cottage | Rivington | May 27th 2017

RHIANNON & CRAIG | HALLMARK HOTEL | LEYLAND | SPRING COTTAGE | RIVINGTON | MAY 27TH 2017

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From the moment I met Rhiannon & Craig, at a local wedding fayre – I knew this wedding was going to be fun! ha

It started, at a hotel a few miles away from where Rhiannon & Craig where to marry, for the bridal prep.

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The sun was shining as Rhiannon arrived @ Hallmark Hotel in Leyland, for her wedding

ceremony, with her man, Craig.

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After the ceremony it was time to head to Spring Cottage in Rivington, for as Rhiannon & Craig put it, the party! ha

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Rhiannon & Craig wanted a good confetti shot .. so that’s exactly what they got! ha πŸ˜‰

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It was then time for the group shots, as the weather was closing in.

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See – I told you it’d be fun – especially when the MOTG flips you the bird! haha

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The rain came quickly & with some force – everyone was under shelter, except this little lad –

no one was stopping him from enjoying himself πŸ˜‰

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We decided to leave the bride & groom portraits until after the wedding breakfast & speeches.

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So, after the wedding breakfast the rain had stopped, so we headed out for some bride & groom portraits.

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The classy bride! ha … And i’m not taking the piss, as she loves this pic! ha

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As the light was fading, we grabbed a few more piccys of the bride & groom, before heading back inside for the first dance.

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Training Course | Paris | France | Rachel & Nick | May 2017

Training Course | Paris | France | Rachel & Nick | May 2017

TRAINING COURSE | PARIS | FRANCE | RACHEL & NICK | MAY 2017

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I don’t do many training courses anymore, but when I do I make sure they’re the good ones! Ha

This one was another with Chris Chambers, but this time it was a trip to Paris.

A trip away, always has to start with one thing – A journey & this plane journey certainly had some

stunning views πŸ™‚

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When we arrived on Sunday afternoon, we had a few hours to get things ready, before it was out around Paris for

an evening of photography πŸ™‚

We, of course started with the most recognisable icon of both Paris & perhaps France, the Eiffel Tower.

Its amazing, just moving your position, and using the light in different ways, what results you can achieve,

with it being a Chris Chambers course, there was an element of adding light too, in the form of speedlights πŸ™‚

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This area below, show what can be done, even when the area isn’t perhaps the nicest, and smells of wee! haha

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After the “wee” area, it was back to the bridge we started the day on, for a few more night time shots πŸ˜‰

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Monday, was more of a recce day, so it was a bit (not in terms of walking!! lol) relaxed, so it was a day to take some

iPhone landscapes, drink some beer & enjoy some French food πŸ™‚

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Tuesday started EARLY, with some sunrise pictures, using both the available light & off camera flash.

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Then it was more walking, by this point my feet were killing me – but did I complain?

Of course i did! haha – But kept on regardless! lol

We reached Notre Dame , and decided to use the gardens round the back for a few images.

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The pigeons weren’t playing ball for this one – But we’d get them too! … Tomorrow πŸ˜‰

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We stopped at a lovely Parisian cafe for a break, a few beers and a couple of lovely images.

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Again, I forget the name, but there’s a bridge in Paris where people leave locks attached to the bridge,

well it was at this bridge, Chris showed us what can be achieved with a simple structure & some great lighting –

we’d be back later tonight, so he could show us more.

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It was break time after that, then off to the Louvre at night – unfortunately it was closed off πŸ™ …..

However we made the best of a bad situation & found some areas around here instead.

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We then headed off to some of the earlier locations, to see how they looked at night –

the answer = gorgeous!

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It was another early start on Weds, as this was the final day & we were all flying back later.

….. Told you we got the pigeons to play ball! ha

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A train station was even used to grab another brilliant & unusual shot πŸ˜‰

 

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It was then time to head back towards the hotel, stopping at a few point along the way.

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The flight home treated us to more stunning views.

Have to say Paris was lovely – but you’re always happy to be home, aren’t you? πŸ˜‰

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Pre Wedding | Katie & Lee | Buckley | Wales | May 14th 2017

Pre Wedding | Katie & Lee | Buckley | Wales | May 14th 2017

PRE WEDDING | KATIE & LEE | BUCKLEY | WALES | MAY 14TH 2017

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It was then off to Wales for the second of today’s pre wedding shoots, which was partially shot in Lee’s parent’s

back garden!

It was just going to be shot there too – until I saw the woods just at the back … And boy I’m glad i did πŸ™‚

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Pre Wedding | Kymberley & Gavin | Ponderosa | Heckmondwike | May 14th 2017

Pre Wedding | Kymberley & Gavin | Ponderosa | Heckmondwike | May 14th 2017

PRE WEDDING | KYMBERLEY & GAVIN | PONDEROSA | HECKMONDWIKE | MAY 14TH 2017

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It was a busy pre wedding shoot day today, firstly with Kym & Gavin @ their wedding venue,

Pondersoa, nr Leeds in the morning.

I was a bit unsure, until I got there, as its a working farm – But its a beautiful venue & i’m very much looking

forward to the wedding in June now πŸ™‚

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Zara & Terrence | New Testament Church | Leeds Marriott Hotel | Leeds | May 13th 2017

Zara & Terrence | New Testament Church | Leeds Marriott Hotel | Leeds | May 13th 2017

ZARA & TERRENCE | NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH | LEEDS MARRIOTT HOTEL | LEEDS | MAY 13TH 2017

Another wedding today, second shooting for Mrs Myers.

Today it was the turn of Zara & Terrence.

The day started, for me, with a quick trip to the brides, Zara’a house, then off to to New Testament Church,

to meet Terrence, before the ceremony.

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The ceremony was a really joyous & fun affair – which was enjoyed by all 300 (!) guests πŸ™‚

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After a few shots outside the church, it was off to Roundhay Park for a few group shots.

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It would have been rude not to use some of the beautiful surroundings for the bride & groom too! πŸ˜‰

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Once we got to the Leeds Marriott Hotel, it was straight onto wedding breakfast then speeches.

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After the speeches, as it was still a nice day outside, and space was certainly limited in the hotel, with all the 300 guests,

we decided to make the most of Leeds city centre, for some shots of Zara & Terrence πŸ˜‰

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It then was then time for a blessing of the cake, before cake cutting, then finally, first dance.

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Pre Wedding | Faye & Tom | Otley | May 6th 2017

Pre Wedding | Faye & Tom | Otley | May 6th 2017

PRE WEDDING | FAYE & TOM | OTLEY | MAY 6TH 2017

Today was the turn of Faye & Tom, for their pre wedding shoot.

They chose a venue, literally, 2 minutes away from their house, which was Tom’s local pool! ha

Faye & Tom were a little bit nervous at first, but soon go into the hang of it – especially when we decided to go

for a more natural approach, without & I quote “any cheese”! haha

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