Temple Newsam Wedding Photography

Temple Newsam Wedding Photography Leeds

Temple Newsam is a large historic stately home in Leeds. The house is licensed for ceremonies and the walled garden and large marquee are the perfect place to host your wedding reception.

 Wedding Photography Temple Newsam | Marquee Wedding Photographer

Sarah + Lee got married at Temple Newsam in Leeds, holding their ceremony in the main house with a quick reception in the gardens and on the patio so that we could do some family group shots, and then the rest of the day was spent leisurely in the walled gardens and marquee on the other side of the park. This wedding was all about family with an emphasis on the children involved that day, and so in the afternoon the kids were entertained with a science show and sweets on tap.

One of the most nicest parts of my job is spending the day with families and watching the interactions between them. In some respects it is reminiscent of my previous employment, working in Child and Adolescent mental health services, however the observations I make in this job  are usually a lot happier! As I get older and appreciate my own family more, a big aspect of what I look to do on wedding days is create photo’s that capture groups of relatives in single images so that the history of those relationships can be passed on one day and used to evoke memories in the future.

Regular visitors to this blog will know that I really enjoy weddings that involve lots of kids as part of what they bring to the day is an element of chaos and I really enjoy capturing these slices of mayhem on the day. Sarah + Lee’s wedding gave me lots of opportunity to do this and as their own children played such major roles, it was great being able to capture some of their personalities in photo’s for them.

Here is a small selection of picture’s from Sarah + Lee’s wedding day to demonstrate the style of my photography.

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Hannah + Kieron got married in August at the church in Barwick in Elmet, close to Leeds, and then had their reception at Temple Newsam in the Marquee situated in the walled gardens. Hannah and her bridal party got ready at a local hotel that was centrally located between both venues, which made commuting between everything fairly easy, and being close to home is always a bonus and meant that I got a cheeky lie in too which is always a bonus 😉

The weather was blustery though this kept the clouds moving providing periods of strong light dispersed with diffused sun that was great to work with. I had to cover the ceremony from the back of the church but the side aisles and gentle foot work allowed me to get some photo’s from the side during the speeches and hymns, and standing back from the scene means that I am able to draw more into the photograph compositionally. After the ceremony we moved on to the reception and spent a leisurely couple of hours soaking up the sun, and in this time made a few family group shots too, with the walled gardens providing the perfect background. The reception is my favourite part of the wedding to photograph as the most important part of the day has been completed and is usually safely tucked away in my card wallet, and the guests are fed and watered which always make a nice atmosphere to be within.

After the speeches I spent 10 minutes with the newly weds making a few photos in the park while the band sound checked and then the evening festivities began and I sloped off into the night with tired feet and an easy drive home. Here are a few photo’s from Hannah + Kieron’s wedding to demonstrate the informal nature of my wedding photography.

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Alex Abbott is a Yorkshire Documentary Wedding Photographer, based in Leeds and working throughout the county and surrounding areas. Please click here to get in touch about your wedding photography.