We don't normally arrange posed photographs such as in the image shown here of the groomsmen lifting the bride, then the groomsmen lifting the groom for good measure! On this occasion, the bride and groom requested that we photograph this which we are more than happy to do at this Woodthorpe Hall, Holmesfield, Derbyshire wedding. This is an amazing wedding venue tucked away from the rest of this busy world that fills up quickly and at the time of writing this is full for the next two years.
Wedding photographers should always remember that we are working for the bride and groom on their wedding day. I feel too often that some of the images we see are created purely for the self satisfaction of the photographer who seems hell bent on trying to get some wonderful image for their website or a competition entry. While we want to create you as many images during the day that will act as a reminder of your day, and yes, we will try to get you one or two stand out images that really capture the two of you on this most important of days, we don't want you to feel that your day has been hijacked by us for own own gains, it is your wedding day, not a photo shoot with paid models!