Harrogate Wedding Photographer | Wedding Ceremonies

Harrogate Wedding Photographer | Wedding Ceremonies

Wedding ceremonies....the pinnacle of any wedding day and a golden opportunity for some really great photos, as you tie the knot. 

For those of you currently planning your big day, consider the following, to ensure that you get the most from your ceremony images;

  • Discuss any photography restrictions during the ceremony, well in advance of your wedding day, with your vicar/registrar....and let your chosen photographer know. Its surprising how much that photography 'guidelines' vary.
  • Chat your wedding ceremony plans through with your chosen photographer (including any readings, hymns, blessings etc). This will help them plan their coverage and ensure that they get themselves to the right place, at the right time! 
  • Consider the time of the ceremony, especially if you're planning a winter wedding. During the winter months the natural light will fade really quite early on (mid/late afternoon).
  • Decide if you'd like a confetti shot, as you leave the ceremony. Most venues are agreeable to this but request biodegradable confetti and sometimes that the confetti is thrown in designated areas. 
  • The 'signing of the register' shot is always done using a false register (the real document cannot be photographed by law). This applies to both religious and civil ceremonies.

In advance of all my wedding bookings, I schedule an informal catch-up with my couples, to run through the plans for their big day (including, but not limited to the ceremony). This helps me to understand what you have planned, what exactly you want from your wedding images and allows me to identify and advise on any forward planning that may be required to bring your vision to life.  

The following images are just a handful, from Ashleigh and Graeme's recent Rudding Park Wedding.

I'm Ilkley based photographer, but happily travel around Yorkshire (and beyond) for wedding and portraiture bookings. If you are interested in discussing a shoot or wedding day coverage, i'd love to hear from you! Drop me a line (info@jennymaden.co.uk) or a call (07429017143).  

Jenny x














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Harrogate Wedding Photographer | Tales of Turquoise

Next up on the blog, our last styled shoot; 'Tales of Turquoise'.

This shoot was held at Camp Katur, in north Yorkshire....which has been on my 'list' for some time. Set within a 250 acre estate, amidst woodland and meadows, Camp Katur offers options for both outdoor and barn weddings, which a host of unique options for guest accommodation, including glamping and eco-pods. 

Turquoise was the key to the colour scheme of this shoot, married with copper, which when wet, changes its appearance over time to a rustic turquoise green....a true natural partnership. Pops of pastels and deep burgundy added interest and depth and the use of natural materials in amongst the blooms, provided varying textures. 

The barn setting, loose hair, natural make up, denim accessories, leather furniture, record player and free standing lamp gave the shoot a relaxed boho feel.

Dresses were provided by The Aisle, Ilkley. ‘Ella' by Temple by Bo and Luca, was worn both with and without its matching cape. ‘Salamanca’ by Soon Bride also features. For any brides to be still on the hunt for their dress, be sure to check out this fab new boutique (and its flamingo themed bathroom!!) 

A huge big thank you to all the friendly, fun and super talented ladies who collaborated to make this shoot possible;

Harrogate Photographer | Portrait Sessions - What to Wear

Clients that invest in professional photos, often have them displayed on the walls of their home for years to come, so it is worth giving outfit choices some consideration. I get asked about this pretty regularly, so it seemed to warrant a quick blog post! Here are a few things to consider;

  • First and foremost you should feel comfortable. Outdoor shoots in Yorkshire can be chilly, so layer up if its cold! This is especially true for little ones.
  • Choose clothes that are 'you'. It sounds obvious, but opt for clothing that you'd enjoy wearing on days you were not booked in for a shoot.  
  • Avoid large logos, heavy branding and loud patterns. 
  • Avoid items that crease easily.
  • Bring accessories along to the shoot (hats are a personal favourite). They lend themselves perfectly to a 'pop' of colour - and enable me to get a more diverse selection of images. Scarves, pashminas, ponchos, tutus, costume jewellery have all worked really well in the past too.
  • Group shots look great when the individuals are wearing clothing of a similar style and colour palette. But think co-ordinating rather than matching
  • Consider your home decor. If you have a specific colour scheme at home, this can be worth considering, if the images will ultimately be printed and framed on the walls.

Im happy to offer any further advice if needed :-)

I'm Ilkley based but frequently travel around Yorkshire (and beyond) for portraiture sessions. If you are interested in booking a photoshoot, drop me a line (info@jennymaden.co.uk) or a call (07429017143).  

Jenny x