What a lovely sunny day in York and what a perfect day for a wedding.
I’d first met Steph and Paul at the Hospitium wedding fayre a year before their big day and remember talking to them about the type of coverage and approach they were looking for regarding their wedding photography. We chatted about the fact that they had both been married before and wanted a nice relaxed approach to their photography. Perfect! as that’s me all over.
Living over 100 miles away Steph and Paul chose York as it was a good centre point for all their guests that were travelling from all over. Some coming from Scotland and from down South and all around the country. One of the main reasons for their choice in venue was the fact they were both history buffs and love old architecture and interesting old buildings which the romantic Hospitium and St Mary’s Abbey would certainly tick that box.
When Steph arrived and stepped out of the car she looked the epitome of elegance in a beautiful white lace and embroidered dress. Accompanied by her lovely daughter Rhian in complementary purple that coordinated perfectly with the rest of the bridal party.
With a very heart felt ceremony now over it was time to head outside. We enjoyed more sunshine and some lovely golden light for a group shots. These are usually a little formal but with a good fun bunch of people it ended up with a ‘pick the bride up’ shot! This wasn’t my suggestion but it was definitely a funny moment with a nervous bride being suddenly whisked up into the air. This was followed by a lovely little walk around the gardens and up to the Abbey looking for lovely little pockets of light and interesting backgrounds and textures to include in the images. All the images had loads of great expressions as they were completely besotted and more than happy for lots of kissing and canoodling with each other even with lots of spectators in a busy Museum gardens! Well done guys on a great day and an absolute pleasure to be part of.
Much love Ben x