Durham Castle was the backdrop for Helen and David’s beautiful wedding. After a ceremony at the Raddisson the whole wedding party made its way across the city to the castle, it was pretty tiring carrying all my kit. Thankfully the weather was great and the city provided a backdrop for some pictures along the way. The castle provided many locations for photographs and thankfully there was time for us to visit them. Helen and David’s wedding was a very busy day but a pleasure to photograph!
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Kathy and Pete's lovely wedding in Helmsley. I caught some pictures of Pete and his brothers getting ready on their family farm before scooting over to Kathy to catch her and the bridesmaids. The church ceremony in Helmsley was conducted by the bride's sister which gave it a fantastic family feel and light hearted moments. Later a vintage bus took the guests and couple to the reception at Baxby Manor. The weather wasn't always on our side but it did't spoil the day in the slightest and a great day was had by all! Chris Monaghan-Doyle Photography
My wife and I just shared our ninth wedding anniversary, it's amazing how the time has flown. It seems like only yesterday that we enjoyed that fabulous day at Matfen Hall in Northumberland. When we told our four year old boy about our wedding anniversary he asked us about our wedding day and if he could see the photographs. We took out our beautiful album of pictures taken by Gary Walsh and let him take a look through. He was very interested to see how young his mum and dad looked as well as his aunts and grandparents. Watching him made me think that he is not used to seeing printed pictures in this way, the majority of the pictures he sees are electronic on our computers and phones. Looking at our son flicking through the album made me think about the permanence of the printed album. Purely electronic pictures somehow feel temporary, the physical album provides something that feels permanent and timeless, something that can be passed down through the generations and no matter what the technological advances, future generations will be able to take a look at the images.
We got some fantastic weather for the photoshoot of today's lovely wedding car. I used the Photographer's Ephemeris to pick Crathorne as a location as the direction of light this morning was ideal. In order to make the shot I first exposed for the ambient then used a twin flash setup to light the car.