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CREATIVE AND DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN SHEFFIELD AND THROUGHOUT THE UK

BEAUTIFUL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY – CALM, INFORMAL AND UNOBTRUSIVE ON THE DAY

A Sheffield wedding photographer who captures the very essence – the true joy – of your amazing day.
(Also covers Chesterfield, Buxton, Bakewell and throughout the Derbyshire Peak District and the UK.)

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WELCOME

Thanks for looking in and, above all, huge congratulations on your engagement!
I hope you’re both enjoying putting together your perfect day. There’s so much to think about – perhaps you’ll see some ideas here. I’ve photographed some really lovely couples!

 

 

 

Qualified member British Institute of Professional Photography

A NATURAL AND INFORMAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

FOR NATURAL AND INFORMAL COUPLES

Most of the weddings that I photograph are relaxed occasions and lovely couples who want a wonderful and happy story of their beautiful day.

I meet the kind of people who are looking for someone who, in addition to photojournalism skills, has the experience and personality to do portraits and groups beautifully, naturally and enjoyably and with real rapport, whilst being discreet, courteous, friendly and also fun on the day.

Maybe that’s you! If so I do hope you’ll enjoy having a look through these pages!

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SO DISCRETE AND PROFESSIONAL THROUGHOUT THE DAY...

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for being at our wedding to capture all the special moments. You were so discrete and professional throughout the day but also helped to make us both feel at ease in front of the camera.

Everyone at the wedding commented on how nice, calm, organised and professional you were. We knew you were the right person for us but having you there was far more than what we had ever imagined.

We can’t thank you enough.”

BECKY & IAN

LOSEHILL HOUSE WITH CEREMONY AT HATHERSAGE CHURCH

 

A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND

I’ve had the huge pleasure and privilege of photographing quite a few hundred weddings in Sheffield, Chesterfield, Buxton, all across Derbyshire and throughout the UK. And at some wonderful venues too, including  Losehill House,  East Lodge,  The Maynard,  The Kenwood,  Thornbridge to name just a few of them. So if you’ve managed to find somewhere that I haven’t been to, it really doesn’t matter as I would always check it out beforehand with fresh eyes.

A qualified member of the British Institute of Professional Photography for some years, I represent the fourth generation of my family to work as professional photographers: a family who have been in photographic processing, film making as well as commercial, portrait and wedding photography in Sheffield since 1870.

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A joyous summer wedding at Losehill House

A joyous summer wedding at Losehill House

A Day to Remember!  A Joyous Summer Wedding at Losehill House.

I always smile with affection at that beautiful summer day. After covid forced them to postpone their wedding by four months, teachers Kate and Steve held their wedding at Losehill House on a particularly stunning day during the summer holidays.

The ingredients were all there for a wonderful occasion. Perfect weather (okay it was rather hot for many), a great venue in a stunning location, an enjoyable ceremony and a couple who were so clearly loved by everyone. The Humanist ceremony was a delight, warmly led by celebrant Louise Luke out on the lawn in the gazebo.

Laughter was all around, right from Kate and the girls getting ready at Losehill through to those dodgy waiters (who turned out not to be waiters at all but a brilliant fun singing group), the speeches, cake cutting and then finally the dancing.

I took loads of informal photographs throughout the day to tell the whole story, plus some posed but fun group shots. And of course photographs of the two of them. Right from the beginning it was one delightful and enjoyable day.

 

Here’s what Kate and Steve kindly wrote back to say about the photography of their wedding at Losehill House:

“We absolutely LOVE them! We’ve just looked through the lot and we’re so chuffed with how much of the day you’ve managed to capture i.e. everything! Thank you so much for taking such beautiful pictures of the venue (and all the various ‘activities’ going on) and all our guests. We don’t know how you’ve managed to make us look half decent too (lots of editing perhaps?!!!)*  but we’re not complaining – lots and lots of photos for us to treasure.”

* Absolutely not! Just nice processing – you both looked absolutely fantastic!

 

And then…

“Thanks once again for being such a kind and patient (and very talented!) photographer – so many of our guests commented on how brilliant you were! We’re absolutely delighted with the results.”

 

Both of you – it was a joy and a privilege to be asked to photograph and document your wedding. Thank you so much!  Wishing you both (and your beautiful fox terrier!) all the very best.

 

wedding photographer at Losehill House in the Derbyshire Dales. The bride admires her dress.

 

Photograph of wedding dresses hanging in the window

 

A bride's bouquet - close up of colourful wedding flowers

 

Wedding details: tiny bouquet in a jar in the Derbyshire countryside.

 

Chairs ready for an outdoor wedding at Losehill House in the Peak District.

 

Black and white photograph of guests outside at a wedding at Losehill House in the Derbyshire Peak District

 

A bridesmaid looks into the mirror as she gets ready for a Derbyshire wedding.

 

A blue plaque on a wedding bouquet

 

reportage wedding photography. Bride in conversation before the wedding.

 

Bridal portrait taken by the wedding photographer before the ceremony.

 

roses on the table at a Peak District wedding

 

Bridesmaids and bride chat before a wedding at Losehill House.

 

A bridesmaid arrives ready for her duties. Reportage wedding photography.

 

Black and white wedding photography as a bride arrives at her outdoor wedding.

 

Black and white wedding photography: a bride looks at her groom during an outdoor ceremony in the Derbyshire Peak District. You can see the hills in the background.

 

The bride's father during his reading at a summer wedding ceremony outdoors.

 

Bridesmaid reading at an outdoor wedding ceremony.

 

Bride looks at her groom during the ceremony at their wedding at Losehill House in Derbyshire

 

Black & white photograph of wedding guests laughing. Reportage.

 

balack and white shot of a couple seated at their outdoor Humanist wedding ceremony

 

A humanist wedding ceremony outdoors on a warm summer day in the Derbyshire Peak District.

 

A humanist wedding ceremony outdoors on a warm summer day in the Derbyshire Peak District.

 

walking down the aisle at the end of a Humanist wedding ceremony outdoors

 

Detail shot at a summer wedding

 

 

Bride chats with a guest on this informal reportage black and white wedding photograph

 

Guests at a wedding outdoors in the Peak District

 

Group shot at wedding at Losehill House

 

Group shot at wedding at Losehill House

 

Bridesmaids and bride chatting and joking after a wedding at Losehill House.

 

Confetti photograph at a joyous summer hotel wedding in Derbyshire with lots of laughter

 

The dining room at Losehill House laid out for a wedding breakfast

 

Detail shot indoorsat a summer wedding breakfast

 

Table laid out at a summer wedding breakfast in the orangery at Losehill House

 

guests chat at a wedding in the Peak District

 

black and white wedding photography: an informal bride and groom portrait

 

bride and groom walk along the country lane after their wedding at a Derbyshire country house

 

Black and white wedding photography: a bride looks at her father as he makes his speech at Losehill House

 

Black and white wedding photography: a bride looks at her groom , laughing, as he makes his speech

 

Black and white wedding photography: a bride looks at her groom as he makes his speech

 

Laughter during the wedding celebrations, after the meal. Informal reportage

 

Dancing at Losehill House

 

Dancing at Losehill House. Black and white reportage

 

 

a bride poses informally by a tree in a rural setting

 

A bride and groom pose by a tree at a rural wedding reception

 

Colourful first dance at a wedding

 

dancing at Losehill House. Black and white

 

 

FLOWERS by Rachel at Hollow Meadows

DRESS by Kate Beaumont

SINGING WAITERS:  Silver Service Singers

For more weddings please go to my blog.

 

Natural and documentary wedding photography

Natural and documentary wedding photography

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Natural and Documentary Wedding Photography

From natural and documentary wedding photography to the more formal and posed, coverage from one wedding photographer to the next varies greatly in its flavour and feel. It varies not only in terms of the finished product, but also in the way the photographs are taken on the day.

Some couples love their photographer to take an extremely prominent role in the day. The photographer directs all of the photographs and produces an album of immaculate, highly choreographed photographs. Other couples would rather the photographer just wasn’t there at all![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Wedding sign pointing towards St Anne's church in Buxton.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Technically speaking the true documentary or reportage wedding photographer will take a completely hands-off approach – almost “hiding in the bushes”. But to obtain really beautiful results working like that is quite rare. More generally a balance is struck. Personally I do engage with everyone. This puts people at ease with the camera and I think it helps get the best from the day. Guests are comfortable and relaxed. I find that a few group photographs, done swiftly and in an affable and fun manner can be a really pleasant part of the day and helps everyone to feel involved. A few portraits too, but making sure that the photography doesn’t take over the proceedings, rather making for an enjoyable part of their day.

A large proportion of my coverage is relaxed  informal, natural and documentary. I use cameras that are quiet and unobtrusive and people are happy to get on with your wonderful day.

You can see some comments from other couples here.

As ever it’s the photographs that do the talking, so here’s a selection of natural and unposed photographs. I hope you enjoy them![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][dt_gallery_photos_masonry post_type=”posts” bwb_columns=”desktop:2|h_tablet:2|v_tablet:1|phone:1″ gap_between_posts=”20px” loading_effect=”fade_in” image_border_radius=”0px” image_decoration=”shadow” shadow_color=”rgba(0,0,0,0.25)” image_scale_animation_on_hover=”disabled” project_icon_border_width=”0px” posts=”39815″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1616758789215{padding-top: 100px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

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If you’d like a friendly chat about your wedding photography, whether it be Thornbridge Hall, The Maynard, Kenwood Hall Hotel or any other venue, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’d really love to hear about what you’re planning![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Wedding Photographer at Thornbridge Hall

Wedding Photographer at Thornbridge Hall

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Oh, the Joys of being a Wedding Photographer at Thornbridge Hall!

 I’ve been a wedding photographer at Thornbridge Hall a few times. Thornbridge Hall near Bakewell is an amazing private house in the Derbyshire Peak District. Whether winter or summer, this fascinating house makes for a genuinely stunning wedding venue.

The front lawn in summer with its gorgeous views is a delightful place for your drinks reception. The gardens have so many beautiful parts for you and your guests to enjoy and lose yourselves in. Just perfect for beautiful wedding photography. A garden and house like that can make the whole day such a joy! 

And if you have a wedding photographer who is discreet for large parts of the day but who then gets everybody together for some really enjoyable group shots, it helps the day go beautifully.

If the weather isn’t the best, indoors is amazing too. Then once everyone is seated in the superb coach house ready for the wedding breakfast, the day just continues being perfect!

Here I’ve put together a few photographs from weddings held at Thornbridge Hall where I’ve been the photographer. Well actually I’m showing just the receptions here, as the ceremonies were church ceremonies elsewhere. They were gorgeous warm-hearted weddings and really lovely people. I hope you enjoy seeing a few of their photographs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][dt_gallery_photos_masonry post_type=”posts” mode=”grid” bwb_columns=”desktop:2|h_tablet:2|v_tablet:1|phone:1″ gap_between_posts=”20px” loading_effect=”fade_in” image_border_radius=”0px” image_decoration=”shadow” shadow_color=”rgba(0,0,0,0.25)” image_scale_animation_on_hover=”disabled” image_hover_bg_color=”disabled” project_icon_border_width=”0px” posts=”39926″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1610040335710{padding-top: 60px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

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If you’d like a friendly chat about your wedding photography, whether it be Thornbridge Hall or any other venue, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’d really love to hear about what you’re planning![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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