Yesterday was my last wedding of the year and it was full of Christmas songs, lights and laughter and I am now ready to start the Christmas festivities. This year will be my first year of cooking the Christmas dinner (!!! fingers crossed I can do it justice) usually it’s Father B that does the honours and it’s always delicious. Our family tradition is to smoke the turkey, so he’s going to build a make shift smoking oven in the garden to do so.
Well I can honestly say this has been another wonderful year full of lots of wedding photography! 2017 has taken me to so so many wonderful wedding days throughout Yorkshire, the UK and to France too. I feel very lucky to have been asked to capture so many lovely couples on their special wedding days. To capture the heirloom, their moment in time to be shared for years to come. It’s a real honour.
It has been lovely looking back at the year and remembering all these moments. There are so many I couldn’t show them all but heres a little to see.
I’ve worked on several photoshoots too which has been great to get to know new wedding suppliers and see some familiar faces, there are so many talented individuals in the wedding industry and its great to get to know more of them. I absolutely love my job. I still get all watery eyed at the wedding speeches and all the emotional bits, which I’m telling myself has got to be a good thing, right?!!
Next year is going to be equally as exciting with weddings booking in thoughout the country… And of course there is the Royal Wedding to look forward to, see all the build up… I love a good wedding!
This year we have also been on some exciting adventures to Florida, Spain, France and around the UK. I’m looking forward to planning more trips for 2018. I would like to mention my family and friends for always being interested and always supporting me with my work…
Well anyway, I’m not really one for words so maybe I will just leave it there and wish everyone who’s reading this a wonderful wonderful Christmas and a very happy 2018. Big love, Jane xx
Adam and Nina got married at Leeds Town Hall at the end of October then got a vintage bus over to The Tetley, Leeds for their wedding reception. These guys were so much fun.
This beautiful couple got married back in March at Leeds Town Hall and had their wedding reception at The Cross Keys Leeds afterwards.
On March 29th I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing little Sophie. I photographed Rachel and Tom’s wedding several years ago and so it was lovely to see them as they welcome a new chapter into their lives. She was the cutest little thing…
In March I was asked to take some product photography for And so to Wed as they got ready to launch their And so to Shop Market place website. I managed to take this beautiful model outside for 5 mins to capture her in the gorgeous sunlight… my favourite light. Jenna is a beautiful girl and it was a real pleasure to be able to take her photo. Her makeup was by Amy George and her dress from Bridal Emporium.
Back in April I photographed Leanne and Peter for their engagement shoot at Temple Newsam… when the blossom was out!
Kim and Rob got married at The Chevin Country Hotel, Otley, just up the hill from me. It was so lovely being able to photography this happy couple on the Chevin as its somewhere I often walk with friends, so to be able to incorporate a beautiful bride in this gorgeous scene was a real pleasure…
This engagement shoot took me to The Yorkshire Sculpture Park… I love visiting this place… Tom and Kate brought smoke grenades with them which was a first for me…
In May I met up with this gorgeous little family for some family portrait photos in the woods. This little girl was just so sweet. They were a pleasure to capture.
Kate and Paul’s engagement shoot at Harewood House on a beautiful morning in May. Its been so lovely getting to know this couple. They got married in August at Oulton Hall…. and had Liam Gallagher staying at the hotel at the same time!!
This boudoir styled shoot was done in May to launch the boudoir sessions I now offer to brides to be… although you don’t have to be getting married to have one of these boudoir sessions. This was shot in the woods as an alternative to more traditional bedroom boudoir shots. There was a great team on board to create this look, Amy George did the beautiful makeup, Laura George made to gorgeous lingerie, there was accessories from Betty of Bespoke Vintage Castle and the beautiful flowers were from the Leafy Couture team in Otley.
This styled shoot was FULL of gorgeous colours….
At the beginning of June I met up with Becky, Hannah and their mum for some family photos which Hannah and her mum had bought a session for Becky’s for her 30th birthday. They came with flowers and balloons and the sun was shining it was a lovely morning.
Dave and Rachel’s beautiful wedding day at The Normans near York. The sun was shining for this couple. What a beautiful wedding.
One of my favourite reactions to a Best Man’s speech goes to Leanne…. she found something out that day!!!!!!
Sarah and Chris had a wonderful outdoor ceremony at Jervaulx Abbey over near Ripon.
Another styled shoot, its great to get creative at these shoots. This one was at The Northstar Club over near York…. and was full of colour
I was asked to photograph a NEW venue – Howsham Hall for UNVEILED Magazine. I love the flag in this shoot and the worlds biggest bouquet!
Hayley and Nikki’s wedding down in Torpoint… what an amazing day…. outdoor ceremony, outdoor afternoon tea, all with a sea view. So perfect. Hayley made her own dry flower bouquet too.
Laura and William’s engagement shoot on The Chevin, Otley.
Lucy and Paul got married in France at Manoir de la Foulquetiere back in June and what a stunning day it was. They had a gorgeous outdoor ceremony by the lake, and their first dance under the stars. Another perfect day.
Kate and Tom got married at The Orangery over in Settrington at Kate was WOW all day in her amazing wedding gown.
Natalie and Ryan had a sunflower filled day at Holdsworth Hall, full of laughter.
Lauren and Mike in the heather was super beautiful. Lauren’s wedding gown was also stunning.
Those views!! Amazing
You can actually see me in Mike’s ring here!
Laura and Will on their wedding day at Castle Farm, over near Knaresborough.
I very much enjoyed getting to know Kate and Paul in the year running up to their wedding day. I not only had the pleasure of capturing their day…. and telling Liam Gallagher “it wasn’t about him”… but I also got to design and make all their wedding stationery. Here are a few from their special day.
Jess and James got married in a gorgeous little church in Leathley before heading over to Wharfedale Grange where they had a giant marquee set up for all their guests. Yet another stunning day.
There was dancing on the chairs at this wedding
Here comes the bride…
A styled shoot over at The Orangery Settrington back in November with lots of amazing wedding industry suppliers.
Charlotte and Peter’s engagement shoot at Hazlewood Castle before their wedding next year.
Emma and Joe got married at Bolton Castle surrounded by countryside. Breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales, stunning.
Steph and Matt in Leeds City Centre for their wedding day… then the train to The Left Bank Centre.
Allison and Benton are originally from America. they moved over to the UK for work and are now planning there wedding up in Scotland for next year. We met in Leeds for an engagement shoot which was lovely. Here they are…
Mona and Richard’s wedding day over at The Devonshire Arms back in October…