May, a wonderful month with the promise of summer just around the corner and what a better way to start it than with a fantastic Cheshire wedding at the marvellous Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa.
I will start with a beautiful photo taken in the Asian Garden of the Grosvenor Pulford. This garden is designed as a place for meditation, reflection and tranquillity and I feel the photo encompasses all these themes!? I wonder what Aaron is saying to Emma? Even the fish have came up to have a look. I love the soft clouds reflecting in the ripples of the water. This wedding photograph looks so simple yet it is actually technically quite challenging, a lot of balancing of light is needed to produce the reflection and also keep the detail in the sky and the gorgeous couple. All three elements need to be balanced.
Back at the beginning of the wedding as a radiant Emma prepares for the biggest day of her life. How beautiful does she look? And a beautiful person also. Irish eyes are a smiling.
A quite moment as Mother and Daughter discuss the wedding dresses. A wedding is a fairy-tail come true, and no one understands this more than a child. Early in 2015 I changed camera systems from the brilliant but large and noisy shuttered Nikon D4s to the altogether smaller and silent Fuji XT1s. It allows me to take a lot more candid photographs, as with the Nikon the first shot would of gave me away! With the Fuji I can shoot quite a few candid images far easier. Black and White wedding photography is also timeless.
A stunning Emma making her way to the service in the Grosvenor Pulford. A stunning young lady about to tie the knot to her very own Prince.
A wide shot of the Grosvenor Suite in the Grosvenor Pulford set up for the wedding with all the emotion of the day. It is a beautiful room.
A Garden in black and white. The Grosvenor Pulford ‘English’ Garden mus be one of the finest wedding gardens in Cheshire and it sits right on the Welsh border.
And here is a wider shot of the garden with a beautifully couple on the famous bridge. Many couples have told me that photos on the bridge was one of the first things that attracted them to the Grosvenor Pulford, and many people come from a considerable distance.
Big sky, a beautiful garden and some big personalities as the entourage pose in the Oriental Garden under a beautiful blue May sky.
A beautiful bride against an amazing sky.
And we better let the suppport in on the act. A very smooth looking Groom.
How beautiful is Emma, firstly her wedding dress is magnificent, look at all the tiny details, it is perfect for her. And the sky wraps around her, a big blue Cheshire Sky. It is actually quite close to sunset in these pictures as you will see below. I always think this is the best time of day if the weather is playing kind, the ‘Golden Hour’ for photography. I suppose the hours around dawn are probably even better unfortunately we seldom see them and I can’t imagine too many couples keen on a 4am start!
A setting sun and a very big sky, and even a waterfall. What a brilliant couple to work with.
A very wide angle portrait, who says you can’t use an ultra wide lens for portraits!
One for the wall maybe? I love this one, taken just as the sun sets the graduation in the sky is beautiful and I have used a few lights so than Emma and Aaron stand out and cast a wonderful reflection in the pond.
This one would look rather good above the fire also! It is very different lighting to the one above but I think equally as effective.
A Black and White montage of the Oriental Gardens in the Grosvenor Pulford, one of Chester jewels and Cheshire’s finest.
Back to the day now with a little lady rather enjoying watching her Mother get ready for her big day. She isn’t camera shy!
The little details.
it beautiful watching th elittle ones watching the big ones getting ready in the morning!
Nearly ready for the off, a quick glass of champagne to toast a new beginning.
The waiting game.
Emma escorted by the second proudest man in the room. Or maybe the first? The last one of the three pictures is rather lovely.
Mother and Daughter watch on in the background as Father gives Emma away.
The wedding ring exchange.
Confetti. It is actually rather violent!
The speeches, often a really scary bit the day but at the same time often a highlight of the day.
Turn the music on and it is never long before the kids are up and playing. Where so they get the energy.
A rather beautiful and elegant and huge cake.
That is more or less it for me, the first dance is the end of my day and what a beautiful day.
But I can’t go till I have a few more of people loving the music and the party.
Well that was a rather fantastic wedding and a wonderful way for May to start with big blue sky and warmth. But nothing could outshine the smiling eyes of a rather fantastic bride. Aaron you are a rather lucky man.
Thank you Emma and Aaron for employing me, it was a fantastic job and a pleasure to record your big day and I think you may have a few memories to last you a life time and a few photographs to pass down the generation. Wedding Photography is a real honour.
See you all soon and don’t be shy of leaving any comments.