Rudding Park Wedding Photography | York | Leeds

Alex + Jonathan held their wedding celebration at Rudding Park, located within close proximity of Harrogate, Leeds and York, it is a grand hotel that hosts several celebrity faces too; the last time that I was there I bumped into Dynamo, who was quickly ushered away by a very large gentleman. The couple got married in the onsite chapel and then held their reception in the gardens where we all retreated to the shade on offer from the hot July sunshine.

I met with Alex and her bridesmaids as they all got ready in a makeshift room as the bridal suite was still in use from the night before. This proved a bit of a blessing as Im usually restricted by a large bed in the middle of the room when working in hotel bedrooms, so to have a large well lit airy room on a hot morning was a relief for everyone and the perfect environment to get ready in before you get married midday during July.

The couple have a young daughter who started the day being very shy and maybe a bit overwhelmed by everything that was happening around her, but by backing off with the camera and observing her from a distance I was able to capture some beautiful photos with her in, and this seems to be a winning formula when working with young children as when asked to perform for the camera, I will be given one of two responses, one of which doesn’t work for a posed photo and often leaves the young person in a bit of a mood, but by leaving them to their own devices, it allows me to capture a more authentic photograph that is a truer reflection of their personalities.

Here are a few photographs from Alex + Jonathan’s wedding to demonstrate the relaxed documentary nature that I look to produce in my wedding photography.

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Alex Abbott is a Leeds based Yorkshire Wedding Photographer. Please click here to get in touch about your wedding photography.