Emma & Richard’s Rudding Park Winter Wedding

S unday 21st December (the shortest day of the year I believe?) was the wedding date of Emma & Richard and my last wedding of the 2014 season.

I first met the couple at a Rudding Park open day where I was exhibiting and though they did not have a date at the time, they kept my details and then booked me when they did.

Their Rudding Park Winter wedding was a smaller more intimate affair (compared with the larger Summer weddings I tend to shoot at the venue) but all done very well as weddings at Rudding tend to be.

Emma wore Maggie Sottero from Hoopsadaisy in Sandal, Wakefield and Richard a blue 3 piece suit.

Flowers were by Rudding’s resident florist Colette and the cake was by a Emma, a friend of the B&G.

Music throughout the day and evening was supplied by 24 Live and the evening culminated in a spectacular fireworks display.

The pictures below are a selection of highlights with full gallery with international print ordering facility available by clicking here.

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Kim & Andy’s Stubton Hall Wedding – Winter Wedding Photography

W inter Wedding Photography is about as tough as it comes in this industry. In June, even if it’s grey and flat or raining, at least it’s light until 10pm and that gives options.

With a wedding in mid-December, as a photographer, any light is a gift and what you are given tends to be low in quantity and often even less in quality.

To give your wedding photographer a fighting chance, do not get married at 5pm with a candle-lit ceremony!

Fortunately on December 12th 2014, Kim & Andy gave this photographer the best of those fighting chances and the weather was a gift on top.

OK, it was still virtually pitch dark by 4pm, but there is nothing anyone can do in that regard. Except get married in June…

With a 1.30pm ceremony at the very elegant Stubton Hall and some very welcome Winter sunshine, we had a great opportunity and used it. I say welcome Winter sunshine, but that is welcome other than during the ceremony as the low winter sun was blasting through the windows directly into everyone’s faces making for the ultimate wedding photographer nightmare of contrast far too high for any camera to handle 

coupled with shadows of the window frames directly onto the subjects faces. Call it a gift, but in the bride Kimberley’s case, it fell just below her eyes.

This wasn’t the first time I have photographed Kim or her family as I photographed her identical twin sister’s (Lauren) wedding to Johnny at Hodsock Priory 15 months ago, so there were many familiar faces.

The wedding day itself was a very classy affair themed in black & silver with a hint of ruby courtesy of Kim’s lips and nails with civil ceremony followed by chapel blessing followed by drinks reception. The meal itself followed by dancing took place in the orangery which was a perfect setting.

Kim wore Pronovias from Beautiful Brides of Nottingham and the groom a suit from Skopes.

Flowers were by friend Joanne and that stunningly sculpted cake by Ben ‘The Cake Man’ of Birmingham and the band was Blues Armada.

Kim & Andy are honeymooning in February in Thailand.

This was my first Stubton Hall wedding and I hope not my last…but maybe June next time… 😉

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Lisa & Gary’s Winter Middleton Lodge Wedding


Oh my goodness!!! We are sooooooooo happy with them! They look amazing! Cannot wait for the album.
Thank you so much for making the day so special for us. 
Your professionalism and kindness was outstanding and everyone has commented on how amazing you were. 
Thank you for being so accommodating on the day after inter-cutting your schedule with silly requests :)
We are both so glad we chose you to capture our special day!
Many many thanks 
Mr and Mrs Calvert X

Lisa & Gary’s Winter Middleton Lodge Wedding took place on the 13th December at this fabulous country house wedding venue.

They hoped for and got snow on the ground as it had fallen 5 inches thick the day prior which didn’t help with guests arriving in the area the day prior, but created a real Winter feeling to their day (preferred over dull & grey for sure!).

Lisa wore a Rime Arodaky wedding dress sourced from The Mews in Notting Hill, London and the groomsmen, brown tweed suits and bow ties.

Flowers were by Floralcraft of Loftus and cake by Grandma Eileen.

Evening entertainment was courtesy of wedding band, The Beer Pigs.

Congratulations to Lisa & Gary on a great wedding day and a few picture highlights are available to view below with full international print ordering facility available shortly by clicking here.

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Sound the trumpets! New Firehorse Photography website launched!

I t’s been a long time coming and a real labour of love, but finally my new website (and branding) is complete! Well almost…there are still a couple of sections to complete and these will be completed before the new year arrives.

I am pretty pleased with it and at the same time, sick of the sight of it, but that is an inevitable part of sitting staring at a computer screen for day after day after day after…

If you are new to Firehorse Photography then it won’t look any different (obviously) as you will not be aware of the old site (same as everyone else’s, – dull, boring, zzzzzzzzzzzz) but existing clients will be aware that it’s big change.

For existing clients, as in recent clients whose weddings I have photographed, your personal pages have been copied over to either this Journal page, or the Archive section and we’re pretty excited about a brand new client area that is due to be launched very soon that offer the following:

Wedding Details where you can have a map of your wedding location and info etc for guests in the build up to your wedding.

Gift Registry where guests can contribute towards upgraded book/album costs…and maybe more.

Guest Registry where friends & family can leave their best wishes (or complain about the food).

Engagement/Save-The-Date pictures with international print ordering facility.

Wedding Day images with international print ordering facility.

So there is some exciting stuff to come for 2015 (a further post about that soon) and we look forward to sharing it with you.




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