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Wedding Photographer, The Coniston Country park hotel | Claire & Paul 

Wedding Photographer, Yorkshire Dales


What an amazing day was had when we visited The Coniston Hotel as Claire & Paul's Wedding Photographer.

 

Claire & Paul, Wedding photographer, Coniston Country Hotel

The weather had been wet and unrelenting for days before Claire & Paul's big day, and although Paul the weatherman had promised sunshine, the weather was undecided as we pulled up at The Coniston Country park Hotel. This is a gorgeous countryside venue with amazing views and a beautiful lake for beautiful Wedding photographs. We couldn't decide if it was going to chuck it down or erupt onto glorious sunshine. 

Danny was ready as Paul and the men arrived in style and so was the weather, the heavens opened for a shower, that was over as quickly as it arrived. 

 


 

 

 

Claire and her gorgeous bride squad were busy having hair & make up done. 

 

The ceremony room was dressed beautifully and the twinkly lights gave it a really warm and stylish feel. Claire & Paul had puts lots of thought into their big day and there were lots of lovely personal touches all around. 

 

After the ceremony, the guests were treated to amazing canapés and a drink whilst we took a few photographs on the beautiful wedding terrace. With a view of the lake in the background, it's the perfect backdrop for photographs. 

 

 

 

As a Wedding photographer, I get to see lots of lovely parts of Yorkshire, but The Coniston Hotel has a feeling of class and luxury whilst still managing to make you feel all warm & cosy. After a lovely personal ceremony, we braved the high winds for some photographs on the Wedding terrace and then Claire, Paul & I headed down to the lake to make the best of the beautiful day and our glorious surroundings. The view at the lake is stunning and feels quiet and intimate. It's the perfect place for a couple to have some bridal portraits and a little quiet time for some amazing wedding photographs. 

 

 

 

 

 

After a beautiful meal and some very funny speeches, Claire, Paul and their guests danced the night away to a great band,


but just as the sun was going down, we tiptoed outside for a few twilight pictures. This is my favourite time of day and I always love these photographs. 

The Hotel looks stunning as the sun starts to go down and with beautiful views in every direction, we were spoilt for choice for amazing places for photographs. 

If you've made it this far, and wonder what it's like to have me as your Wedding photographer, Here's a couple of behind the scenes shot from the day. Thanks to Danny for taking these pictures of me in action and for being a very stylish, multi light stand!!!!!! I have no recollection of what Claire & I were laughing at........

Thank You - to the Coniston Country park hotel, to all Claire & Pauls friends and family for being so welcoming and good fun. Thanks to all the talented suppliers involved in the creation of a stunning wedding day: 

 

But most of all - Thanks to the new MR & MRS WILSON for asking me to be your Wedding photographer. 

It really was a fantastic day. Danny and I were honoured to be a small part of it.

 

If you enjoyed my work, then I'd be honoured for a referral. If you know any couples thinking of a Wedding photographer, then please recommend my service. I make a great cuppa and am always happy to talk through details of their day.  

 

 

 

 

 

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How to choose the right Wedding photographer for you.

Our top 10 tips to sorting the great from the good  (and the not so great). 

1) Can you see yourself in their pictures? 

Do the people in their Wedding images look like you would like to look when at your very best. Do the pictures make you get a little bit more excited about your day. Ask about the blend of Documentary (natural unposed) and posed pictures the they typically take on a day. 

Most people will say that they want natural looking Wedding photographs and let's face it, very few people feel at home posing for the camera. In reality lots of the "natural" looking couple shots that you see are taken around a posed set up. You want your images to be natural and capture the feel and magic of your day but you also want to make sure that you have a few photos that you can frame of you and your partner and that your photographer has captured the important details of the day. Lots of the best shots of couples laughing often occur just after they've bumped heads in a couple "posed" shot. A good guide is around 80/20 or 85/15 of natural / posed shots. 


 

2) Do you like the Wedding photographer? 

Spend a little bit of time with them over a cuppa. Are they warm and engaging? Would you feel really comfortable with them on your Wedding day. Having a great relationship with your Wedding Photographer will make for really natural shots that not only look like you but "feel" like you too. 

A good test is to ask yourself "Would my bride squad feel comfortable in their dressing gowns or underwear whilst getting ready with this photographer"? 

3) Are they within your budget? Choose quality over quantity. 

First figure out what is important to you. Your Photographs really are the lasting legacy from your Wedding. Imagine yourselves 20 years from now, sat on your sofa with a glass of wine, showing your children your Wedding photographs in your album. Photographers prices can vary as can their level of skill, knowledge and experience. Photographers usually offer different packages:

Digital only - a good selection of your Wedding images on a USB stick or as a digital download

Album package - A lovely album with a selection of your best images.

A combination of both - Digital images & a wedding album


 

Beware of photographers offering 1000+ images on a USB stick. These are typically "Shoot & burn" photographers who will snap away on your Wedding day, do very little editing of your images and deliver them all to you within a week. Where it might sound appealing to have as many images of your big day as possible as quickly as possible, in reality, you'll end up with 5 mediocre images of the same thing and none of them perfect. You're paying for a professional and part of that job, includes sifting through the images of your day, discarding any that don't make the grade (including blurring & blinks). A professional will choose the best shot of you with your best friend and edit it beautifully and if necessary use your head from one shot and her head from the other shot to make one perfect shot instead of two shots with blinking people. What are you going to do with more than 350 images anyway. You'll feel so overwhelmed that you'll look at them less often. Chose quality over quantity. 

When it comes to photography, Always choose the best you can afford, and if you can stretch to an album, even better. There are so many couples out there who are still "getting around" to getting a Wedding album 8 years after getting married. There's nothing like the excitement of receiving your Wedding album and viewing it for the very first time. It takes you straight back to how you felt on the day of your Wedding. It's magical. 

4) Are they a professional and does this matter to you? 

With the rise of digital photography, anyone can buy a DSLR camera and call themselves a Photographer.

Feel free to ask questions that give you peace of mind that your photographer has the level of experience that you're looking for. Is this their full time job? There are lots of good amateurs who think they can take a good photo and would like to try their hand at Weddings. You may not want to be a guinea pig whilst they practice their skills or you may be happy to grab a bargain from someone wanting some practice. 

How much experience do they have shooting Weddings of their own and not just assisting other photographers? There is a big difference between taking great pictures under someone else direction and managing the logistics and timings of a Wedding day on your own. 

Ask about their insurance. Do they have public liability insurance? They certainly should if they're shooting Weddings and many venues will ask to see these certificates. 

5) Ask to see 2 or 3 full Weddings

Every Wedding Photographer is going to show you their best work, either on their website or at a Wedding Fayre. A good photographer will be really happy to show you a typical Wedding from start to finish. Ask to see a previous couples Wedding Gallery so you can really judge if this feels like the style that you're after. 


 

6) Look for referrals or recommendations

Facebook and google as well as trust pilot are good places to look for recommendations from previous couples. What do previous couples say about their experiences with the Photographer?  Do they comment on how the Photographer interacted with them & guests? Are they happy with the final images?

7) What are their contingency plans?

Most photographers are self-employed and work alone. What happens if they are ill on your Wedding day and unable to attend? What's their back-up plan. How do they plan for equipment failure on your Wedding day? How do they ensure your Wedding pictures are safe? 

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8) Are they organised? 

Will your photographer make your day easier by being organised. Will they spend time beforehand talking to you about timings for your day and planning your group shots. Will they take the time to understand what's important and why? A good photographer will use their expertise to manage your expectations for the day. You don't want to spend 2 hours taking your family pics with the photographer whilst your guests finish off all of the canapés. No-one wants to realise you've no time left to take beautiful shots of you and your partner because dinner is being served. 

9) Are they too pushy? 

Do you feel they're pushing you to book with them now or miss out? Photography is a big spend item on your Wedding day and one of the most important. It's the one thing that remain when the flowers have gone and the confetti has been swept. If you need time to think about it and do your research don't be pushed into making a decision on the spot. 


 

10) Do they have a touch of Jekyll  & Hyde?

I know this sounds like the last thing that you'd want on your Wedding day but trust me on this one. 

Can this photographer blend into the background and become invisible so they capture those magic moments when people think no-one is watching? When it comes to taking a big group shot of your whole Wedding party you want a Wedding Photographer that can put on their best headteacher voice and heard uncle bob away from the bar for another 5 minutes. 

It's so frustrating for a  couple (and everyone else) when stood on the lawn waiting for two stragglers who have gone to check into their room / gone to the toilet / nipped for a cigarette / gone to the bar (delete as appropriate) 

 

I'm always happy to chat about all things Weddings.

For a cup of the best tea in Yorkshire and to chat about your requirements for your big day email: lisa@drawnbylightphotography.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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Wedding Photographer, Woodlands Hotel, Leeds | Dean & Kim | Woodlands Wedding Photographer https://www.drawnbylight.co.uk/blog/2018/11/wedding-photographer-woodlands-hotel-leeds-dean-kim-woodlands-wedding-photographer Wedding Photographer Woodlands Hotel, Leeds | Dean & Kim | Woodlands Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photographer Woodlands Hotel, Leeds | Dean & Kim | Woodlands Wedding Photographer

 

A Wonderful Wedding and A trip down memory lane with lovely friends. 

 

When Dean & Kim asked me to be their Wedding photographer at Woodlands, I was absolutely thrilled. It was a really heartwarming and personal experience for me for a number of reasons. Dean has been a really close friend of my brother since they were at Primary school together, I remember them playing out together in the garden. My brother was honoured to be Dean's bestman, and my family were guests at this lovely wedding. I also happen to love Woodlands, it holds very fond memories for me as it's where my husband and I held our Wedding reception 8 years ago. 

 

Click below to take a look at their highlights slideshow and join me in seeing how lovely their day was. 

 

 

 

I arrived on the morning of the Wedding to see Kim's Bridal preparations underway. She was so relaxed, surrounded by her mum & her bridesmaids, Kim's cousin & Dean's sister. Kim had worked so hard to ensure that everything was simple, elegant and beautiful. The rain threatened to make an appearance but all was well and the weather held to allow the guests to be seated outside and see Dean & Kim marry beneath the beautiful archway. 

It's the first time that I have ever seen the groom setting up the cake on the morning of his own Wedding. Dean has always been an amazing chef & baker, so it was no surprise when he built a successful career in the baking industry. The beautiful cake was from his employer, Hadfields and it looked delicious. 

 

Kim looked absolutely stunningly beautiful, and Dean was overwhelmed to see his beautiful wife to be, as she walked down the steps at Woodlands, into the gardens. It was made even more special by Dean's brother, Simon, who played the Wedding march on his guitar as Kim walked down the aisle. 

We were so lucky to have lots of lovely places to take pictures at Woodlands and great weather also. The guests were treated to drink and canapé's on the lawn, along with some lawn games whilst The new Mr & Mrs Bycroft and I explored the woodlands for some photographs. 

 

Woodlands treated their guests to a gorgeous meal, despite a few technical hitches when the street was thrown into darkness due to a power cut. The staff dealt with this brilliantly, and it was all hands to the pump to make sure the first dance wasn't in darkness. It made everything lovely and atmospheric. 

We were treated to some lovely speeches, Dean, claimed to have put his speech together last minute but then proceeded to deliver the whole thing in rhyme. I get the feeling that he doesn't know how clever and talented he really is. 

I then left them to dance the night away in the fantastic marquee with their guests. 

 

This was a really special day filled with family, friends and love. 

 

 

 

 

I loved being part of Dean & Kims' gorgeous Wedding day. I could feel a wave of love all day and they were just thrilled to be marrying each other infant of all their friends and family. Thanks to everyone for making me feel so welcome and thanks to the Woodlands team for a brilliantly slick day. 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Alise & Marcus were married at Clay House park in Greetland clay-house, followed by a stunning Wedding breakfast and reception at the Fleece countryside Inn at Ripponden  http://fleece-inn.com
 

I was thrilled when Alise & Marcus asked me to be their West yorkshire Wedding Photographer. 

It was an amazing day filled with love and family and we were made to feel so welcome, like part of the family. We were so sorry to leave. 

 

Relax, get comfortable, perhaps a glass of something lovely, maybe a tissue and be prepared to spend the next 9 minutes reliving a spectacular day. 

 

 

Click Below to see their Wedding highlight slideshow - 

 

 

 

Bridal preparations at the Fleece Countryside Inn, Ripponden West Yorkshire

 

Alise and her beautiful bridesmaids Laura & Rachel got ready at The Fleece countryside inn, along with her mum, the adorable flowers girls Poppy & Harlee, and her pageboy Freddie. 

Everything was really relaxed, Alise had planned everything maticulously and was determined to be on time and enjoy her big day. Hair & make-up was well underway. 

 

 

 

Groom Wedding preparations at the New Hobbit, Sowerby Bridge

Danny was off to The New Hobbit at Sowerby bridge to spend the morning with Marcus, His best Woman & Sister Lida, his parents and family. They were treated to a beautiful morning at some great views of the West yorkshire countryside. Lots of love and lots of laughs. 

 

 

 

All ready in plenty of time to leave for the beautiful Wedding


 

Wedding ceremony at Clay house

Clay house at Greetland, provides some very beautiful gardens for lots of photo opportunities. It was a beautful day for a stroll and a few pictures. 

   

Great Wedding reception and party at The Fleece Countryside inn, Ripponden. 

 

The guests were transported to the Fleece on a gorgeous vintage bus. They were eager and arrived early, but nothing phases the team at the fleece, they were ready. Once there, they were treated to a drinks reception and gorgeous canapés. 

The Fleece, provides an amazing vista for some gorgeous photographs. It was a really blustery day so there was lots of hanging onto hats and hair blowing but everyone braved the cool wind to let us get a few quick pictures before returning to the warm welcome inside. 

We were treated to some great speeches. Lida articulated the perfect blend of heartfelt and hilarious; She managed to have everyone in tears, rapidly following by raucous laughter.

Marcus' Godfather led the family & friends in some of Marcus' families Ukranian Traditions. There was a lovely rendition of Mnohaya lita and a final toast of "Slava" meaning bitter, meaning Alise & Marcus then need to kiss to sweeten the wine. He also invited anyone during the meal to tap their glass, again inviting Alise & Marcus to sweeten the wine. Alise's Nan thought this was a great opportunity and did a lot of glass tapping during the meal. It also meant the Ukranian tradition of shot drinking was well observed during the meal & well into the night. 

Alise looked stunning in her gown, but come twighlight (My favourite time of day) it didn't stop her scaling a wall to make sure we got some beautiful sunset shots. 

The party was kicked off with the amazing first dance, with Marcus looking very handsome twirling the new Mrs Miskiw around the dance floor, and from then on, the dance floor was full. These families know how to party. Thanks to everyone for including us and the lovely warm hugs as we left them all to it to dance and drink shots late into the night. 

 

 

An amazing day with lots of amazing suppliers. 

A special thank you to my hardworking assistant, Danny Thompson 

A special mention to the amazing Fleece countryside inn. They did a fabulous job. What a beautiful venue with amazing food and service. The team were so slick and professional. I can't wait to go back when I'm "off duty"

Videography: Wishing Well creative https://www.wishingwellscreative.com/about. It was great to work with the professional (& very lovely) Nicola Wells & her team. 

 

Suppliers, feel free to use any images please directly from here: please give a photography credit or ideally a link to my website and ensure logo remains in the image. please don't crop out. 
 

 

 

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You've heard of planes, trains and automobiles - Well this beats that!!! These lucky Wedding guests were transported using cars, buses and boats. 

What a beautiful September day, I was thrilled to be asked to be Andrew & Naomi's Huddersfield Wedding Photographer. Following a couple of days of heavy rain, the sky cleared and we were presented with the perfect day for Andrew & Naomi's Wedding. 

 

I headed to Naomi's Mum's where the ladies were well on their way with their bridal preparations. Naomi was really relaxed and it felt like a girls night in with Naomi's mum and her 3 bridesmaids, Annie, Claire & Charlotte. 

I arrived at Chris Church, Helme to see Andrew & his best Man David, chatting and looking relaxed but I'm sure they must have been a little nervous. The Ushers, Michael & Christopher were doing a great job, making sure everyone was welcomed and settled. Naomi looked stunningly beautiful and was accompanied down the aisle by her father, her bridesmaids and beautiful flower girl, Caitlin. 

Then it was off to Standedge tunnel visitors centre for a great reception. What a great venue this is. I had never photographed a wedding here before and I was thrilled. The guests were transported as far as Marsden on the Wedding bus and then taken the last leg of the journey up the water way on boats which was a great adventure. The visitors centre is a great venue with lots for the guests to see, whilst taking drinks in the museum part of the building and the Wedding breakfast and party taking place in a beautifully decorated room upstairs. 

I hope you enjoy taking a look at Naomi & Andrew's Wedding slideshow. 

 

If you are looking for your own West Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, please get in touch contact.html

If you loved what I did on the day you can help me build my business by recommending me to your friends or leave me a review on google search
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Flowers by Tracey Charlesworth

 

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I was thrilled when Gary & Fiona asked me to be their Hollins Hall Wedding Photographer, and what an amazing day it was. 

Gary & Fiona's Wedding at Hollins Hall made me think of a quote from Charles Darwin.  He once said

"A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth"

This day was all about their special people, their close friends and family and it was abundantly clear how loved Gary & Fiona are. 

Their Children, Adam, Charlie, Kayley & Grace were all involved in the big day as bridesmaids & groomsmen, also with Adam acting as a witness, and Charlie bearing the rings and doing an amazing reading during the ceremony.

Gary & Fiona Wainwright, Hollins Hall Wedding photos, August 2018

 

Gary & Fiona's great circle of close friends were all involved too.They helped keep everyone relaxed and made sure the day was filled with fun & love. 

Chief Bridesmaids:

Jo & Nicky

Bestmen:

Bob & Lee

Bridesmaids:

Lauren, Beth, Jess

Groomsmen:

Anthony, Paul & Simmy

Fiona was lucky enough to have an amazing friend in Alex, who just happens to have the amazing family Bridalwear business, Mia Sposa. Alex helped organise the details for the Wedding and was on hand on the day to help dress everyone and along with her husband Anthony, they ensured everything went perfectly.

After the beautiful ceremony, we headed outside to take some group photographs. We managed to dodge the rain for a while, but it eventually got the better of us, so we headed inside for a few family & friend shots. 

Hollins Hall did a fabulous job. The food was amazing and nothing was too much trouble. 

It was a great pleasure to be Gary & Fiona's  Wedding Photographer at Hollins Hall, and we had lots of fun heading off in the golf cart to get some beautiful shots on the edge of the golf course.  

The Pschoslinkys kicked off the night, with a great set, and with that, Danny & I left them to dance the night away. Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome and part of your big day. 


Please recommend me to your friends and feel free to leave me a review either at my facebook page or on google. Small businesses like mine, rely on great word of mouth referrals so I am always so grateful. 

If you are looking for your own Hollins Hall Wedding Photographer, or Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, then please get in touch. You can leave your detail on my contact form at my website here. contact.html

 

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Thanks to my Second Shooter for the day Danny. 

Brides gown by Mia Sposa

Bridesmaids, Groom & Groomsmen dressed by Mia Sposa 

Make-up by Cerise Make-up by Laura Power

Flowers by Simply Flowers

Band, Psychoslinkys

 

Suppliers, feel free to use images, please give a credit and keep watermark included on photo. 

 

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Whitley Hall Wedding Photographer | David & Sarah | Wedding Photographer Whitley Yorkshire https://www.drawnbylight.co.uk/blog/2018/8/whitley-hall-wedding-photographer-david-sarah-wedding-photographer-whitley-yorkshire Whitley Hall Wedding Photographer | David & Sarah | Wedding Photographer Whitley Hall, Yorkshire

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If thoughtful planning was an Olympic sport......Sarah would have a gold medal...........

When I first met Sarah at a Wedding Fayre two years ago, we hit it off straight away and I knew that we were going to have a lot of fun. 

Take a look at their Highlights Reel on the slideshow below - tissues at the ready............click to view ............

Whitley Hall Wedding Photographer | David & Sarah | Wedding Photographer Whitley Hall, Yorkshire

Sarah was really organised and had planned every single detail months in advance. From thoughtful messages in cards to her new family, to arranging handwritten messages from David's hero; Sir Alex Ferguson and the beautiful and personal signs around the venue. 

Whitley Hall is a Stunningly beautiful Venue, It has beautiful wood panelled rooms which provided a gorgeous backdrop to the bridal preparations. The gardens have lots of lovely areas for group shots and even the peacocks tried to get in on the action. Whitley Hall's Jack was a fantastic Wedding planner, He made sure that everyone was exactly where they needed to be and everyone felt calm and relaxed. Nothing was too much trouble and the team were so slick, changing rooms from day to night in the blink of an eye. The Wedding breakfast was beautifully presented and delicious. 

 

Hair & Make-up began early  with Kelly Anne & Rebecca Asquith doing a great job of keeping everyone calm and making Sarah's Bride Squad Wedding ready. 

 

Sarah looked absolutely stunning, in her gorgeous gown. She had a beautiful lace edged cathedral veil for daytime, and a stunning train to be added for later in the day. 

 

David and Sarah's Son Nathan looked handsome as they arrived in the beautiful Rolls Royce.

 

The room was dressed by Justine and the team at Sugar Fairy Weddings, everyone commented on the fabulous blush waterfall chair dressing and the aisle runner. Whitley hall was in full bloom with the beautiful floral masterpieces every room beautifully crafted by Alan.

 

 

Everyone was stopped in their tracks by the beautiful music provided by Alexandra the violinist. She went to a lot of trouble to learn new songs that the couple particularly loved and definitely won the award for most colour co-ordinated supplier. 

 

 

 

It was a fantastic day, with nothing left to chance. 

Congratulations Here's to you........Mr & Mrs Robinson

 

 

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Welcome to the AMAZING Wedding of Kab & Freya at Hornington Manor, near York in Yorkshire. 

If Music be the food of LOVE, play on.................

 

I honestly don't know where to start with this blog, and feel certain that I shall run out of superlatives before I run out of WOW moments. 

There was stunningly beautiful music, a glorious venue, an amazing bride, a handsome groom, yummy food, welcoming families & friends, an explosion of vibrant flowers, awesome support crew, hilarious speeches............ but best of all.....................There was LOVE   (but don't take my word for it)

 

Double Click below to watch the Highlights Reel of their very special day (and of course, to see if you can see yourself)!

Hornington Manor Wedding Photographer| Freya & Kabir | Wedding Photographer YorkshireGorgeous Wedding of Kabir & Freya at Hornington Manor by award Winning Yorkshire Wedding photographer, Lisa Kershaw of Drawn by Light Photographer

As I walked through the door at the glorious Hornington Manor, I was met by Freya's Mother and a really relaxed atmosphere. Freya, Kab and their close friends and family had the run of Hornington Manor for the whole weekend. Everyone was staying together, either in the Manor House or the Annexe, which meant the the boys had one wing and the girls took the other to make sure that there was no chance of accidentally bumping into each other. Hair & Make-up was well underway and the boys were having a game of pool in the games room. The amazing florist, the allotment bride, was working away and the gazebo seemed to be transformed into a gorgeous floral canopy in the blink of an eye. The country garden feel of the bouquets and the flowers for Freya's hair were beautiful. There were some beautiful personal touches, handmade bunting, Grandmummy's garam masala favours, Mum's alternate guest book fabric squares, which will be transformed into a patchwork quilt but not least, Freya's stunning gown, from Anita Masarella design, which had some of the lace from her Mother's Wedding dress. 

 

It was off to Central Methodist church in Brighouse for a gorgeous service from the Reverend Mark. This was especially nice for me as this is my hometown, so no following the sat nav. It was a really warm and joyous service, with lots of personal touches. There were beautiful readings from family and friends, a lovely vocal solo from a friend and a heavenly choir, made all the more personal as it was the choir that Freya sings with. I was stopped in my tracks and had to remember why I was there. The vintage car looks fantastic from cupid carriages. 

 

It was then back to the beautiful Hornington Manor. It's nestled away with beautiful open views and we were lucky enough to have some lambs in the fields whilst we were there. After a lovely drinks reception and some photographs on the lawn, all the guests sat down to a fantastic meal prepared and seamlessly served by the Fryton catering company. We were treated to heartfelt & hilarious moments in the speeches. 

It was then time for the cake cut, the first dance and some jaw dropping dance moves with live music from the fantastic Black Sheikhs. There was a quiet corner with the opportunity to have some beautiful Henna painted on your hands, ready for the following days celebrations. 

 

 

 

 

Just before I left for the day, we snuck outside for some fantastic twighlight shots,  (always some of my favourite of the day). Special thanks to one of the groomsmen for leaving his pint to be my unofficial lighting assistant. 

A HUGE thank you to Hayley, Simon and all the staff at Hornington Manor who were an amazing team and meant everything ran seamlessly all day. I can't wait to come back. 

 

As Weddings go........ It was just what the Doctor ordered! (sorry)

 

If you'd like to chat about Wedding Photography at Hornington Manor, or in Yorkshire and beyond, head to the Contact page on my website and drop me a message to check availability. 

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The Fabulous Ripley Family Portraits

Beautiful Family photographs by local family photographer, Lisa Kershaw at Drawn by Light Photography, taken at her studio near Brighouse. 

 

There are some occasions when everything is just perfect, and this was one of those time. The Family, the lighting, the styling and the fun. Perfect. 

 

See for yourself by watching the slideshow below, just click play:

 

I've known Terrie for almost 30 years ( I know, she doesn't look old enough right), so when the Ripley's asked to come in for a photoshoot, I was over the moon and honoured to be asked. I was also very excited because I knew these would be great pictures. 

Terrie and I set about working together to style the session, we talked about the type of look she liked and some of my pictures that she's seen before, we then started to talk about colours and talked about matching outfits to backdrop colours. (We don't just throw this stuff together you know).

We went for three different looks with family portrait sessions in each, we also styled a dream like portrait shoot for both of the girls to make sure they felt like princesses. 

Ruby was amazing, She is a natural infant of the camera, Most 9 year olds will get bored after half an hour of portrait shooting but Ruby gave us her full attention right to the end of the shoot. I think it helped that we kept her sleeping beauty set up until towards the end. 

Peter was also a willing volunteer and was really natural infront of the camera, he's showing the Dads that there is nothing to fear from a photoshoot, and who knows, you might even have a bit of fun along the way. 

Here are a selection of some of my favourite family photographs from the session: Which are your favourites?

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I'm delighted to say that I entered 2 images of Ruby into the IPPN (independent professional photographers network) competition and both images were awarded a Bronze award.

I delivered these to Terrie, Pete & Ruby at the weekend, They have the beautiful slideshow and a gorgeous folio box with mounted prints and the difficult work starts now - Terrie & Pete have to try and decide which ones to frame for the wall.........I don't envy them that task!

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Wedding Photographer, Chevin Country Park Hotel, Chris & Gemma, Wedding Photographer West yorkshire

When Gemma & Chris first came to see me, They told me that they were getting married, just before Christmas at 3pm and that they were worried that they wouldn't get any photographs as it would be dark by the time they were married. We talked through the plans for the day and we decided to meet up at their venue, the Chevin country park hotel, 6 weeks before they got married so we could walk around together and get an idea of where it was dark and where there might be some light spots to help us. 

Pre-Wedding photoshoot / Engagement photoshoot

Meeting up at the Chevin Country park hotel, and walking through some of the shots that we would take on the day was a really good idea, it helped to put Gemma & Chris at ease and it's also great for the Wedding photographer, as it helps me get to know more about Gemma & Chris' personality and how they are comfortable standing. It's also a lot of fun.

 

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Here are just a few of the highlights from Gemma & Chris' lovely Winter Wedding at the Chevin Country park hotel, and a snapshot of their Wedding photography

Click to play video

 

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The Wonders of a Winter Wedding

There are Pros and Cons to a Winter Wedding, The Cold weather is one of the very few down sides, not that you would have noticed. Gemma was certainly made of very stern stuff, she was determined to stay outside in her lovely dress to make the most of her Wedding photographs. 

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The upsides of a winter wedding mean that you can have some fun with your wedding photographer. It gets dark sooner, which some may see as a challenge, but it can be a great opportunity. Here we are having some fun in the dark.

A HUGE thank you must go to the groomsman on the day, Matt, who went over and above in his duties to ably assist me with holding lights, rounding up guests for photos and standing in the cold for ages setting up sparkler shots. I'm thinking of employing him. 

 

 

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Family photoshoots from £50

 

Why not document your family growing up with an annual photoshoot and a studio photobook?

 

I've always been a huge advocate of having beautiful photographs in your home and on your walls. I believe that your beautiful memories should be on full view for everyone to enjoy.

I'm on a mission to encourage women and mums to get in the photo and quit with the excuses, "i need to lose half a stone" "not me just the children", I hear a large range of excuses, mainly from mums about why they can't be in the photo and I know that their children will not thanks then for it in years to come. They'll look back on their family history, documented in photo's, just as we did and they'll wonder why, it looks like mum didn't go on that holiday, why there is a gaping 10 year hole where it looks like mum wasn't participating in family life. 

I have been reading lots lately about how the changes in technology makes this even more important than I thought. Here's a short 3 minutes slideshow to try and explain why......

Existinphotos

Join my movement #existinphotos, Put yourself in the picture and participate in family life and create a legacy. The time is Now. 

 

If you're not sure how, call or email and I can talk you through a family photoshoot with drawn by light photography starting at £50 and I can show you a range of beautiful products that will help secure your family legacy forever. 

email: lisa@drawnbylightphotography.co.uk to find out more. 

 

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Wedding photographer Saddleworth Hotel | Josh & Alex | Saddleworth Hotel Photographer https://www.drawnbylight.co.uk/blog/2017/10/wedding-photographer-saddleworth-hotel-josh-alex-saddleworth-hotel-photographer Saddleworth Hotel Wedding Photographer | Josh & Alex | Wedding Photography Saddleworth Hotel

 

Cathy & Heathcliffe have got nothing on these two. This is one of the greatest love stories ever told.  

Click on the slideshow below to see the highlights of their day. 

 

Alex & Josh, Saddleworth Hotel

Saddleworth Hotel Wedding photographer | Josh & Alex | Wedding photography Saddleworth Hotel

I knew from the moment that I met Alex & Josh that I was going to love photographing their wedding. They are lovely and warm and welcoming (and Josh made a good cup of tea). Add to that the fact that they were getting married at one of my favourite wedding venues, the Saddleworth Hotel and we had a recipe for success.

Alex & Josh have been together since they were 15 years old when they were introduced by their groomsman Wraffy. Anyone can see that they're an awesome team. They certainly got the amazing day that they deserved, with great friends and glorious weather. 

I arrived at Alex's parent's house to find hair & make up was well underway, I was greeted at the door by Jess, one of Alex & Josh's closest friends, who would later perform a really touching reading at the ceremony. Although they didn't know each other, the hairstylist & make up artist were working together as a formidable team making sure the girls were at their best. 

Alex's 3 bridesmaids, Ami, Sophie & Hayley were looking gorgeous, having finishing touches to make up whilst Alex had her hair done. There was great music playing, a bit of group singing and a few bubbles, it was a lovely party atmosphere with mum & dad pouring bubbly and tending to shoes, jewellery & dresses. 

The bridesmaids went off to get into their dresses - sometimes a photographer has to know what is a photo opportunity and when to put the camera down & help with zips & shoes. Everyone was keen to help Alex into her stunning gown. This is always the most nerve wracking part of the day for the bride - it all starts to feel very real and exciting. Alex's dad waited patiently in the kitchen for the big reveal. It's a very special moment when a father see's his daughter for the first time in her Wedding dress. 

Time for a few pictures of everyone in their finery and then off to the Saddleworth hotel to meet up with the boys. Josh was looking relaxed chatting with his best man Rich, whom he met at university. Josh was also attended by his friend Nick and Josh (Wraffy). They looked very handsome, dressed in Black tie, a look that certainly fitted well with the Aston Martin that had been hired for Josh. 

The theme for the wedding was "Great Loves Stories" with every guest receiving a gift of great literature and each table named after a different great love story, with the greatest of all the love stories reserved for the top table. 

The Saddleworth Hotel, where do I begin? These guys are professionals. It's a lovely personal touch to see like Anthony & his wife Sandi collecting the girls in the Wedding cars. Scott & Daniella had spent lots of time with Alex & Josh to make sure that everything ran smoothly on the day. The food looked (& tasted) amazing and was delivered to each table so swiftly by a really slick team of silver service waiting staff. There are so many amazing places to take fabulous bridal portraits, from the woods, to the gazebo and views over the moors that you'll definitely run out of steam before you run out of locations. 

The flowers were stunning, I could hear everyone commenting on the "wow" table decorations and the gorgeous colours in Alex's bouquet look fantastic on the photographs. 

The whole day was wonderful with some very touching speeches from Dave (Alex's dad), Rich (bestman) & of course Josh. Each of them stood up and spoke from the heart, (without notes), about the great love story of Alex & Josh and how it had endured them growing up together and completing university. 

This was a great wedding and I felt honoured to be part of it. I went home late that night, with sore feet but a warm heart. 

(I'm honoured to have been booked to photograph Sophie (Bridesmaid) & Joshua's (Groomsman) wedding in the future, so can't wait to do it all again). 

 

Photography by  - Lisa Kershaw - Drawn by light Photography

Venue - The Saddleworth Hotel

Flowers by - Kirsty Jane at Harper's Floral Artistry

Brides Hair by - Rubies

Brides Make-up by - Studio 18

Bridesmaids Hair & Make-up by  - Studio 18

Love by - Josh & Alex

 

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I knew as soon as I met Sarah and her parents at a Wedding Fayre i knew that we would get along famously. 

Sarah & Luke had chosen my top photography package, which included a pre-wedding photoshoot. This is a great idea if you feel a little nervous or just want to practice striking a pose. It gave us a chance to have a really good wander around their gorgeous Wedding venue and to scope out where we'd like to take some of the "wow" shots of the day. It also meant that by the time, I arrived on the morning of the Wedding we felt like friends. 

Wedding preparation was in full swing, with Sarah and the ladies already with a make-up base on. Sarah had 2 lovely bridesmaids, Natalie & Kelly and was assisted by Luke's daughter Chloe. 

The house was decorated beautifully, Mum & Dad had got everything under control and everyone was very calm. Dad had done a great job of keeping everyone fed & watered before opening the champagne. 

 

 

Everything ran on time and once Sarah was in her dress and we had taken a few lovely family photographs, it was off to Blyth Church. 

What a beautiful church with a gorgeous relaxed atmosphere. Luke & his brothers were looking a wee bit nervous but were happy to have a couple of pics before going inside to wait for the bridesmaid to arrive. 

The ceremony was very beautiful with lovely hymns and readings and the whole wedding day was sprinkled with lovely personal touches. Sarah's mum must have spent weeks drying out petals for the beautiful homemade organic confetti. It's so lovely to see talented guests with musical talents playing a part in the day. A guest was playing the organ is church and Sarah's cousin later played the piano after their meal. It really was spellbinding, I had to remember to take pictures and not just listen. 

 

 

 

After church, we headed to Hodsock Priory. I'd never photographed here before, but cannot wait to go back. It is so beautiful. It's on the South Yorkshire / Nottinghamshire border and is a privately owned house. It's stunningly beautiful with so many lovely places to create amazing photographs. The lovely Linda at Hodsock priory had everything under control and made us feel like part of the family. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The guests were great fun and we were blessed with some lovely weather. Sarah's brother worked like an absolute trooper diligently rounding up family members for photographs, meaning they were soon back relaxing and having a drink with friends. I've offered to hire him for other weddings.    

 

This wedding was just perfect. It was elegant, sophisticated yet relaxed and left us all with a warm glow. 

Thanks so much to Sarah's parents who really made me feel like part of the family, it was hard to leave. Can we do it all again!

Thanks to Linda at Hodsock Priory for making everything run smoothly. 

Thanks to Matt Lunn for ably assisting me on the day to make sure it was seamless, lugging my gear and for second shooting. 

 

As always a mention for other great suppliers:

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What better way to spend a chilly Sunday morning. The very stoic Marshall family, braved the February chilly weather all in the name of creating a family legacy with beautiful portraits. The 2 boys, MacKenzie & Foley are growing up so fast and like most boys their age are not massive fans of having their photos taken. 

Mum, Rachael was keen to get a nice portrait of everyone that could go on the wall at home, all too aware that before she know's it, the boys will be all grown up. 

We chose Greenhead Park in Huddersfield as an ideal location. The family were keen to have photos that stood out from the norm and to avoid anything anything too posed or cheesy feeling. We decided to get out and about and Greenhead Park in Huddersfield provided the perfect backdrop for beautiful family portraits as it has a great mix of urban concrete & stone with the Skate park and the War memorial along with lots of open green spaces. It has been beautifully restored to it's former Victorian glory, I recommend a visit. 

Everyone was really relaxed and had lots of fun, It was definitely worth getting out of bed early on a Sunday morning for. The images look lovely presented in their hardback lifestyle photo album and will last a lifetime. Thanks for being so game to try something new. I loved it. Here's a selection of some of my favourite pictures in a slideshow:

If you're looking for beautiful family portraits, either in the studio or on location, pop across to my contact page and get in touch for a consultation. I'd love to hear from you. 

 

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Today was a brilliant day. I had such a great time with such a lovely couple, The venue was fab, the guests were fun and the weather stayed fine, better than fine, it was practically sunny. 

I've not been to Waterton Park for a little while and the last time I did, I was a wedding guest (for a change), and what a venue it is, perfect in lots of ways and lots of opportunity for great photos. I can't wait to go back there. Waterton Park and their fabulous team did Tom & Natalie proud, The bridge looked great, with the purple ribbons and Walton Hall looking regal, sitting on the island, surrounded by the lake. Well done Nikki for co-ordinating everything seamlessly. The room was beautifully dressed by Julie from Unique bouquets & chair covers and she did a beautiful job of the bouquets aswell. 

It was an early start and I met the girls at 9.30 in the hotel, all getting ready in their "bride squad" gear. Preparations were well under way and before too long, Charlie, (Natalie & Tom's gorgeous son) arrived with a lovely gift for Natalie from Tom. I'm pretty sure he could've brought her nothing at all and would still have received a hug that went on forever. Charlie took to the camera like a natural and could be found all day, striking a pose, whenever he saw me with my camera, and was even caught taking a few of his own. To say he's adorable would be a huge understatement and it is clear to see that he's the centre of Tom & Natalie's world. This wedding day was certainly all about family. 

Tom & Natalie were really organised, and we found time for a few pictures of Tom & his best man Chris in Walton Hall, we also managed to squeeze in a few with Brother Andrew his Dad and of course, Charlie. 

The service was lovely, it had a very relaxed feel with lots of smiling and laughing. You can see how much in love these two are, in fact I would say, you can just about feel it. Everyone was well fed, and had plenty of time to relax and the guests could change before springing into action for some groovy moves on the dance floor. We even managed to sneak out after the first dance for a few more photos just as it was getting dark. 

Thanks so much to Tom, Natalie & Charlie for a fabulous day and letting me share in it. Thanks to Matt Lunn for assisting, lugging lights and organising everyone. 

If you are looking for a Waterton Park wedding photographer or anywhere else in Yorkshire & beyond, please head to my contact page  and get in touch to book your consultation. I'd love to hear from you. 

All images are copyright of Lisa Kershaw & Drawn by Light Photography. If you wish to share on social media or anywhere else, please ensure you keep the Watermark on (don't crop out) and give credit to the photographer. 

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As I was sat having a little clear up of some of my files, I found myself looking through some wedding images. It's the modern day equivalent of trying to clean out a box or cupboard and finding yourself procrastinating by wandering through an old box of photographs. Secretly, it's one of my favourite ways to lose an hour (Who am I kidding, more like 3). 

One of the great benefits of the modern digital era, is that I can now share my virtual shoebox of wedding photographs with you in a beautiful format. I'd love to take a look, if you can spare 2 minutes (& 14 seconds). 

If you're looking for a wedding photographer, why not pop over to my Contact page to book your consultation. 

 

 

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Wedding Photography in West Yorkshire can be Wet & Wonderful https://www.drawnbylight.co.uk/blog/2016/10/wedding-photography-in-west-yorkshire-can-be-wet-wonderful It may have poured with rain for every part of the day, but this couple had more than enough sunshine for all of us. 

We knew it was going to be a soggy West Yorkshire Wedding, when.... Tracey, the Bride and I were texting each other with the ever more depressing weather forecast on the day before the wedding. We put a brave face on it, and I knew that John & Tracey were not the kind of couple to let a wet day rain on their parade. 

I arrived early at Halifax Registry Office to make sure that the wet weather contingency plan would hold up. We had met there about a month before the big day to check out all the best spots. Before long, the boys arrived looking a little nervous but very handsome. Here's John with Tracey's Son's (and expert page boys) Matthew and Harrison

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All the guests were taking shelter inside, when Tracey arrived accompanied by her lovely Bridesmaids; Emma Farrer & Bethan Farrer.

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Halifax Registry OfficeBeautiful Bride Tracey was not phased by the rain and looked beautiful and relaxed. 

Tracey and John were clear from the start that their special day would be a relaxed and fun affair and was all about sharing their love with the people that mattered most to them. This could be felt, from the moment that the service began. John's Bestman was his son, Matthew Farrer. Before the service, Matthew stood up and spoke to the guests about a beautiful piece of music that was really important to John & Tracey and asked them to listen as Tracey arrived. 

 

 

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The marriage was witnessed by Emma & Connor, who were the most amazing wedding guests / come super helpers/organisers. Every Wedding should have an Emma & a Connor. They were always there, quietly in the background, holding Tracey's gorgeous dress out of the puddles, holding an umbrella, taking care of Bethan or rounding up cards and gifts. I know that Emma won't want her picture adding here, but I could be persuaded!

When the Ceremony was finished, the registrar was really great by allowing us to use the room for a few minutes afterwards to take some of the family group photographs in the dry. Then it was off to The Roundhill in Rastrick to celebrate.  The Roundhill, Rastrick The Roundhill, Rastrick

 When we arrived at the Roundhill we were looked after by wonderful hosts, Kirsty & Paul, with great service and a buffet with what seemed like an everlasting supply of food. This was nothing compared to the amazing array of desserts that just kept coming. There was a gorgeous Cake, lovingly made by Tracey Matthews. 

We braved the weather, with some wellies and a brolly for just a few shots. I was glad that none of the guests came with us, to see me laid full length in a puddle, but it was worth it. 

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Then it was time to wave the family off on their honeymoon to a decidedly sunnier Scarborough and a luxury hot tub. 

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When I first met John & Tracey, They were referred by a mutual friend. I chatted to them on the phone, and called around for a cuppa and a chat about their big day and we clicked instantly. It was lovely when they brought Matthew, Harrison & Bethan in to my Studio at home for a family photoshoot in the run up to the wedding and it gave us the opportunity to get to know each other better. We then met again, to walk through wedding shots at their venues and this meant that the kids were able to be themselves in front of the camera on the wedding day. I am honoured to say that I now consider them friends and I look forward to watching the family grow up together in a house full of love. 

Stay tuned for the next Farrer photoshoot. To be continued......................

 

 

 

 

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