Monday, 31 December 2012

An amazing 2012

2012 has been an amazing year ! we've had The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The Olympics and i've photographed 51 fantastic weddings. Sadly it's been the wettest year on record which made some of the weddings difficult to photograph but it didn't dampen anybody's spirits. Here's a review of the year.

My first wedding of the year on January 6th was Martin and Davina at Redworth Hall.


 
At the end of January I attended the Blackwell Grange wedding fayre.
 
 
 
February saw the weddings of Mark and Natalie at St Mary's Nunthorpe and Crathorne Hall....
 

 
....and Jonathan and Lesley - Anne and North Kilvington Church and The George Hotel, Piercebridge.
 


At the beginning of March I went to Focus On Imaging at the NEC Birmingham where I sourced some new albums and made sure that I am offering you the best products available in this country as in these difficult times I believe in supporting a British workforce who I believe produce albums of the same or even better quality than those from other countries.
 
 
The March weddings were Jonny and Kim at Arkengarthdale Church and The George Hotel, Piercebridge.....


 
....and Andy and Claire also at The George Hotel, Piercebridge.
 
 
 

On the 1st of April I attended the Solberge Hall wedding fayre with model Mel Reeves wearing a dress from Rocks And Roses, Make Up By Jo and flowers by Elise Flowers.


... and the day after I went to London to see the David Hockney exhibition at The Royal acadamy.


 The April weddings were Keith and Elaine at Headlam Hall....


 

....Daniel and Lucy at Solberge Hall



 
....Scott and Yvonne at Simonstone Hall.....
 
 


.....Chris and Judy at Hornby Church and Hackforth Village Hall. I'm thrilled that I will also be photographing Judy's daughter's wedding in 2014.



....John and Sarah at Blackwell Grange...



...Ed and Louise at Linton Church and The Devonshire Arms...

 
 
Also in April I photographed a pre wedding shoot with James and Claire...
 
 
May started with a very smiley bride Angela who married Craig at Croft Spa Hotel.
 

 
 .... then Michael and Lynne at Headlam Hall....

 

...Adam and Grace at The Church Of Latter Day Saints, Bradford..



 .... and then the couple who have recieved most views on my blog, Kevin and Kate at The Crab and Lobster.....




...and Duncan and Victoria at Thornton in Lonsdale Church and a new venue for me, the fabulous Leighton Hall.


 


Also in May I took some photographs for one of my local bridal shops, Rocks And Roses...


.... and a portrait session at Thorp Perrow.


Then it was time for a break and I went off to Paris to see to exhibitions of my other great love, Impressionist paintings.


Then back to our village just in time to celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.


Then it was on with the June weddings....and then the rains came !

James and Claire at Kirby Wiske Church followed by a marquee reception...


This car was once owned by Elizabeth Arden.


Although it rained in the morning at Louise and Sam's wedding i cleared just long enough to get a few pictures outside before starting again. I'm thrilled to say that I will be photographing Louise's sister Lucy's wedding next year.



Sadly for Chris and Jennifer's wedding at Yorebridge House the rain never stopped but they were very brave and went outside for some lovely photographs.



On June 20th the weather brightened up for the arrival of the olympic flame in Thirsk.


Then the wedding of Helen and Matt at St Oswalds Church, Sowerby and Burn Hall



June also saw the second wedding fayre at Blackwell Grange....


And as Wimbledon started I discovered my young collie Ruskin is a big fan of tennis...


The beginning of July saw the wedding of Graham and Katy at Swinton Park...




....and then I took a week's break in The Algarve...


... and then returned to an improvement in the weather and the lovely wedding of Nick and Sarah in Hurworth...



Then we saw the start of The Olympics which I have to admit beforehand I really was not bothered about and found myself totally hooked ! Yorkshire did very well in the medal tables and local girl Nicola Wilson from Northallerton won gold in the the eventing.


 On the same day as the start of The Olympics Stephen and Sonia were married at Easington Church with a reception at Crathorne Hall....




....and the day after Leon and Nicola were married at Beamish Hall.



Also in July I took most of the publicity shots for the new brochure at The George Hotel, Piercebridge.


August saw the weddings of Johnathan and Amanda at Bishopthorpe Church...




....Andy and Lisa at Thirkleby Church and Solberge Hall


Mark and Kay at Hipping Hall



....Bruce and Amanda at Sutton park



....Brian and Caroline at Thornborough Hall...


...Richard and Katy at South Kilvington Church and Solberge Hall...




...Darren and Tracy at St matthew's Church, Leyburn and Romanby Golf Club...


....Stephen and Aimie at Yorebridge House...



Also in August I photographed an engagement shoot of Simon and Jennifer.


 
...And the storms returned...
 
 
September saw the weddings of Iain and Grace at The Morritt...
 

 
 Phil and Helen at The Treasurers House, York....
 
 
 Chris and Joanne at Jersey farm....
 

 
 
Iain and Victoria at st Mary's Thirsk and Solberge Hall...
 
 
Marco and Sarah at Helmsley Church and The Black Swan Helmsley....
 


 
Giles and Sara at Sutton On The Forest Church with a marquee reception...
 


... George and Lynne at Hardwick Hall...
 

 
Also in September I did a pre wedding shoot with Dave and Siobhain at Fountains Abbey....


...took Mum to Buckingham Palace for her special birthday...


 ....and had a trip to Northumberland
 
 
October saw a month of fantastic weather and the weddings of Gavin and Gabby at Bolton Abbey Priory and The Red Lion Burnsall...
 


....Chris and Liz at  Romanby Church and Solberge Hall....



....Craig and Becki at Solberge Hall...



...Andy and Dee at Solberge Hall...
 

 
Chris and Becky at Skipton Church and The Devonshire Fell, Burnsall..
 

 
 .... Craig and Milly at Swinton Park.
 


 
Also in October I did a pre wedding shoot with Neil and Catherine.
 

 
November saw the weddings of Dave and Siobhain at Leeds Corn Exchange...
 

 

..and Ian and Jean at Simonstone Hall.





 I also did a pre wedding shoot with Craig and Carmel at Bagden Hall.
 
 
....and the opening of Wedding Belles and Beaus, formerly Mia Sposa, York.
 
 
The December weddings were ...Lee and Amy at Catterick Village Church and Rockliffe Hall...
 

 
...Andy and Denise at the Feversham Arms...
 
 
...Martin and Laura at Thornton le Beans Church and The Black Swan Helmsley...
 

 
The last wedding of the year was Paul and Becky on December 28th at Solberge Hall.
 

Also in December Photographed the Brides Up North Christmas Party and launch of Thorp Perrow as a wedding venue...



 
I wore my sparkly shoes and tonight I will be wearing them again for our village fancy dress party on a strictly come dancing theme.
 
 
A Happy New Year to you all and thank you for your support and for helping to make 2012 such a fantastic year xx

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