Whitley Hall Wedding Photography

Whitley Hall Wedding Photography

Whitley Hall near Sheffield in South Yorkshire is a country manor house hotel that specialise in wedding celebrations. The venue has large grounds and is warm and inviting inside for when the weather isn’t so kind.

 Whitley Hall Wedding Photographer | Yorkshire Wedding Photography

Louise & Dave got married in between christmas and new year at Whitley Hall near Sheffield in the heart of Yorkshire. The couple booked the venue and my services after seeing a wedding that I had photographed there previously, and reminded of an early milestone in their relationship at Whitley Hall, it seemed an appropriate place to seal the deal. Whitely Hall is a quaint venue with a beautiful cottage courtyard at the back that is a perfect place to host a wedding reception whatever time of the year. Inside the venue is cosy and has a perfect ambience for winter weddings.

Having a wedding all at the same place makes a lot of sense logistically and this in itself can relieve some of the perceived stress on a wedding day. For me its an advantage as it means that I can often cover both the bride and groom’s preparations which adds further variety to my coverage. This wedding had a strong family theme with the couples daughters both being flower girls and the firm friendship that they have with their bridesmaids and groomsmen highlighted throughout the day.

The speeches produced some interesting revelations before the rest of the day took a leisurely pace into the evenings festivities. After a first shuffle, the dance floor cleared and the bar resumed capacity but this provided the perfect arena for the kids to bust some moves and burn off some of the red bull and skittles that I think they must have had for their pudding, given the energy that they still had to burn.

Here is a small selection of images from the day that demonstrate the candid nature I aim to achieve with my wedding photography.

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

Whitley Hall Wedding Photography | Leeds Wedding Photographers

Ash & Jonny got married on a rainy spring day just outside of Sheffield and held their reception at Whitley Hall, which offers an intimate and cosy environment ideal for days for this. Similarly on days when the weather is a little warmer, they have magnificent grounds with roaming peacocks, making the perfect venue, rain or shine, for hosting your wedding. Working as I do, capturing images happens regardless of the weather – the essential components of the photography remain the same. Im looking for interesting and clean compositions, good light and a nice moment to occur with each press of the shutter that I make.

I first photographed Ash’s mums wedding and subsequently also photographed her sister and several friends weddings, so seeing them all again in the morning was like spending time with old friends. Getting weddings through referral is great for me as any initial anxieties about being photographed have already been resolved when the intended couples have seen me working and the images that I have produced from their friends weddings. Being inconspicuous is less about hiding behind corners and trying to be sly, its more about have fun with everyone so that when I take a photo, the subject is often distracted my the situation that we are in. Involving my self on the wedding day is essential to capture the photos that I do as they are often caught with a fairly intimate distance, but the ease at which the people appear in the photo’s suggests a lot about how comfortable they were around me and my lens and or how aware they were of me taking photographs.

Whitley Hall has some great features about it to make some beautiful photos, and the mirror against the dance floor provides some brilliant opportunities. Ash and Jonny, unknown to anyone, had practised a dirty dancing routine and gave some great entertainment for their guests, and some pretty cool photos for the couple and me!

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Alex Abbott is a Leeds Based Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, working throughout the UK and Europe. Please click here to get in touch about your wedding photography.