Tag: Wedding

Durham Castle Wedding – Chris Monaghan-Doyle Photography

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!






































Peter and Kathy’s Helmsley Wedding – Baxby Manor

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! _CMD6560-Edit _CMD6562-Edit _CMD6614-Edit _CMD6664-Edit _CMD6676-Edit _CMD6710-Edit _CMD6745-Edit _CMD6610-Edit1 _CMD6793-Edit _CMD6852-Edit _CMD6934-Edit _CMD6942-Edit-Edit _CMD6958-Edit _CMD6961-Edit1 _CMD7155-Edit _CMD7019-Edit _CMD7059 _CMD7165-Edit _CMD7201-2 _CMD7280-2     _CMD7533-Edit _CMD7541 _CMD7563-Edit-Edit   _CMD7688-Edit _CMD7693-Edit _CMD7494-Edit_CMD7517-Edit-Edit_CMD7666_CMD7741-Edit
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The importance of the wedding album

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. _CMD8305-Edit-2 _CMD8279-Edit

Wedding Invites – Chris Monaghan-Doyle Photography

A few weeks ago I took some pictures of the wedding invites of a forthcoming wedding I am photographing. The cards were designed and made by my good friend Jo Purvis. I thought I would shoot the cards on an old pear crate as it seemed to suit their vintage style perfectly!Wedding_Invite_Photo_Shoot_Ingleby_Barwick_Yarm_Wedding_mdphoto

Wedding car photoshoot – Crathorne and Rockliffe Hall – mdphoto

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.

Hopefully next time I'm photographing Crathorne or Rockliffe Hall I'll have some light like this! Crathorne Wedding Car Photo

Crathorne Wedding Car Photo

Crathorne Wedding Car Photo

Crathorne Wedding Car Photo

Rockliffe Hall Wedding Car