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Alex Wedding Solo

Posted on April 30, 2012 by Admin under Uncategorized
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Some people take a long time to choose the music for their wedding DVD so I am often editing these up to six months after the event, if not longer.  At the wedding of Nicola and Marshall in Dewsbury last year, one of the bridesmaids, Alex, sang a solo in church.  Now I remember thinking at the time how good she sounded, but when you are busy filming the signing of the marriage register then you can’t really take it in properly.  However, when I came to edit it I was absolutely blown away by how good she was!!  So I just had to post a video of her singing.  If you would like a fantastic soloist at your wedding, then I am sure that I could persuade her to sing for you too!  Simon Cowell eat your heart out – I heard her first!

Wedding Leeds Town Hall

Posted on April 9, 2012 by Admin under Magic Moments photo and video, Wedding photography Leeds Town Hall, Wedding Photos Leeds, Wedding Video West Yorkshire
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Besides weddings on both weekends we also had a mid-week wedding on Thursday this week.  John-Paul had only booked us for their photography and video a week before the wedding.  I’m quite used to receiving late bookings and they are always welcome, but in all the 19 years that we have been involved in the wedding business I think that a week’s notice is the shortest that we have ever had.  Marta is actually from Spain and in August they are having a big celebration over there, so this wedding at Leeds Town Hall was quite a modest affair.  I actually love these smaller, more intimate weddings and they have a totally different feel to the more traditional wedding with dozens of guests – I suppose that they remind me of my own wedding which we had at our favourite restaurant in Dewsbury.  After the ceremony we took the family photos at the front of the incredibly impressive Leeds Town Hall, before moving on to Millennium Square for photographs of the couple at Marta’s suggestion.  I think that the Civic Hall is a wonderful building and was hoping to get a rather special photo of Jean-Paul and Marta in front of it.  Unfortunately, on a Thursday lunchtime there were dozens of office workers enjoying the spring sunshine who rather spoilt the look of the whole photograph, so I spent an evening in photoshop removing them all.  Let me know if you see anyone that I missed!

Beckie and Robbie’s Wedding at the Crab Manor Hotel at Asenby near Thirsk

Posted on April 7, 2012 by Admin under Crab and Lobster, Crab Manor Hotel, Magic Moments photo and video, North Yorkshire, Thirsk, Wedding Photography Wakefield
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Wedding Photography Crab Manor Hotel, North Yorkshire

The second wedding of the week-end started in Gildersome for the bridal preps.  This was going to be a special wedding!  Beckie is a florist and so was making her own flowers, her mum is a dressmaker who made the wedding dress and the bridesmaids dresses, and the reception was at the Crab and Lobster, aka the Crab Manor Hotel, which is my favourite restaurant in the whole of Yorkshire which just happens to have fantastic grounds for photos, in addition to fantastic food! If you like seafood then you just have to go there, but book first.  The place is really popular!  So I was looking forward to great flowers, beautiful dresses and superb photos!  The ceremony was held at Beckie’s local church, Gildersome Baptist Church.  We had already met the minister, David, at the rehearsal a couple of nights before.  I have to say that in all my 19 years in the wedding business I have never met an officiant who was so welcoming.  He even offered me a choice of chairs for the signing photo to raise Beckie to the best height at the table for the photograph!  After the ceremony specially made buns were served to all the guests who were not travelling to the reception.  The church had actually been completely full with standing room only at the back.  David’s services must be legendary!  The church also possesses the most wonderful deep red wall which provided a fantastic backdrop for some bridal portraits.  Beckie and Robbie travelled up to Asenby in a beautiful 1965 VW camper van.  I have seen a few of these at weddings but this was definitely the best example that I had ever seen, provided by All Cool Camper Hire  Beckie had only asked for a small number of group photos which gave us plenty of time to use the extensive grounds at Crab Manor with the couple.  There was hardly a cloud in the sky and glorious sunshine, which we used to great effect to provide a beautiful rimlight on Beckie’s hair.  After the meal and speeches (which were held outside as the weather was so nice – was this really the first day of April?) we took the opportunity to get some shots of the couple using a video light as the main light source in some of the wonderful rooms of Crab Manor.  I was sorry to leave after the first dance, but at least I shall be back there in less than a week’s time for a family birthday meal.  Did I mention that the food is to die for?

Clare & Phil’s Wedding, St. Pierre Newmillerdam

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Fantastic wedding on Saturday with Clare and Phil at the St. Pierre hotel. After the ceremony we went down to Newmillerdam with the wedding party for some photos by the Lake. This wasn’t quite without incident as a BMX rider crashed off her my nearly taking Clare with her! Clare sprang into action with her medical training and sprang into action as the rest of us just stood looking at the poor girl lying prone on the floor. Clare dialled 999 and answered what seemed like dozens of questions until we heard the ambulance siren in the distance and we could finally get back to taking the photos! Just love weddings – they’re all so different!!

Boudoir Photography

Posted on March 29, 2012 by Admin under Asenby. St.Pierre, Boudoir photography Sheffield. Wedding photography Leeds. Crab and Lobster, Newmillerdam
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Another boudoir session to-day, a wedding at St.Pierre at Newmillerdam on Saturday, another wedding at the Crab and Lobster near Thirsk on Sunday and a wedding at Leeds Town Hall on Thursday (just booked to-day – last minute or what!) and temperatures hitting 23 degrees.  Is it summer already?  Here are some of the photos of the lovely Becky from today’s shoot in Sheffield.

Baby Portrait Photography

Posted on March 22, 2012 by Admin under Baby Portrait Photography. Magic Moments Photo and Video. Family Portrait Photography.
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Continuing the theme of Portrait Photography, Melissa and Nic, whose wedding we photographed and fimed at Waterton Park in Wakefield back in 2010 and who have since become the “poster couple” for much of the advertising for Magic Moments, recently had a new addition to the family.  We were thrilled when they asked us to come and take the first “official” photographs of Oliver.  It’s a really nice feeling to know that they were so pleased with their wedding photos that they return to you for the family photos.  We always prefer to take baby photos in their own home, as the baby is in familiar surroundings and has its own toys, so hopefully it is more relaxed and happy.  Unfortunately it didn’t quite turn out that way with Oliver!  Despite this, we still managed to get some pretty good photos.

Oakwell Hall Wedding Fair, Birstall

Posted on March 18, 2012 by Admin under Oakwell Hall Wedding Photography. Oakwell Hall Wedding DVD. Wedding Photography Yorkshire. Wedding DVD Yorkshire. Magic Moments Photo and Video
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We shall be at the Oakwell Hall Wedding Fair at Birstall to-day from 11am until 3pm.  If you would like to come along and have a chat, browse some of our wedding photo albums or view some of our wedding DVDs then it would be great to see you.

Make a Wish Photoshoot

Posted on February 29, 2012 by Admin under Portrait Photography Wakefield. Magic Moments Photo and Video Wakefield.
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To-day we went along and photographed the nice people at Make a Wish in Horbury, near Wakefield.  Make a Wish Entertainment specialise in magical entertainment events for children and can provide a wide range of characters, from Disney to Star Wars and Harry Potter.  In fact in total we photographed nearly 50 different costumes in the space of a few hours.  If there is such a thing as a photography production line, then this was it! Having said that, the people from Make a Wish were great to work with and all credit goes to them for helping us to get some great images.  It made quite a change from our usual portrait photography to be photographing Buzz Lightyear and Darth Vader, to name but two!

Boudoir Shoot

Posted on February 28, 2012 by Admin under Wedding Boudoir Photography Wakefield
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Portrait Photography and Boudoir Photography is not something that we particularly promote but are happy to do if someone asks us to do it.  This week I have two portrait sessions and one boudoir session in five days, so at the moment we are doing more of this work than weddings!  This morning I spent a very enjoyable morning photographing the lovely Vivienne at Hazlewood Castle.  Here are some of my favourites from the shoot (with Vivienne’s kind permission!)

Cedar Court Hotel Wakefield Wedding Fair

Posted on January 29, 2012 by Admin under Uncategorized
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Just to let you know that we will be at the Cedar Court Hotel Wedding Fair on Sunday, 5 February if you want to come along and have a chat and see a selection of our wedding albums.  If you miss us then we will also be at the Alder House Hotel in Batley on the 26 February and at Oakwell Hall on Sunday 18 March.  Hope to see you there!

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