Should you polish your wedding? An odd question, I know – but think with me for a moment. In these days of Instagramming our lives and sharing only the carefully planned, tidy, and perfect sides of ourselves I kind of miss seeing photos that make me feel something. A gorgeous line of bridesmaids, a pristine wedding gown or a messy bouquet are all glorious to see on insta… but amongst all the wedding pretty, I love seeing a photo which will make me laugh out loud, scroll back up for another look or even identify with the people in the frame. And that has to be a real, spontaneous, unpolished wedding photograph.
However stunning the location or decoration, it’s the bride and groom, their family and friends that really make for a great wedding, everything else is secondary – so say the fabulous documentary wedding photographers York Place Studios.
Today’s wedding has an amazing little ninja page boy in a head to toe gold costume (awesome), an actual bandstand, some bemused pic-nic-ers (how on earth do I spell that?!) and the most gorgeous bride and groom in like, ever. Plus the best atmosphere you could dream of… and it all comes across so beautifully in the photos.
Lovely John Mottershaw is lucky enough to live in the beautiful Peak District national park, one of England’s most breathtaking landscapes. I was born there; it’s a place close to my heart and one I’d love to explore more – so I’m happy to say we’ll be featuring some glorious Peak District weddings over the next few months, thanks to John and his gorgeous brides and grooms!
John Mottershaw Photography has a refreshingly informal approach compared with other wedding photographers:
Lizzie and Nilo’s wedding is as beautifully traditional in style as it is epic in the party stakes… and the images are simply, elegantly wonderful. With a lot of Brazilians coming over for the wedding, Lizzie and Nilo wanted a really classical English setting, and the venue was certainly that – lots of oak paneled wood and decorative shields – exactky what they were aiming for.
Words & Images: fabulous UK & London wedding photographer Kristian Leven
Contact & Bookings: Kristian Leven Photography
Hey everyone! I hope the sunshine is with you today… it’s glorious here, it feels as though it’s been sooooo long! So it’s a happy day – and for two reasons. One: sunshine 🙂 and two: I have someone awesome I’d like to introduce you to – Yorkshire wedding photographer Ian Wallace.
Ian Wallace has had some beautiful weddings featured on the English Wedding Blog over the years. There was Anna & Tom’s Aldwark Manor wedding, and then Adrian and Charlotte’s gorgeous Wasing Park wedding from last spring. All of Ian’s photography is beautiful, timeless and elegant – and so to have him join the English Wedding Blog as a sponsor is a real treat.