Sheffield has some fantastic wedding venues and some wonderful places for wedding photography. One such location is the Victoria Quays in the city centre. The quays and the buildings in Sheffield canal basin are a beautiful reminder of times past and a wonderful place for history enthusiasts and photographers too. We have photographed a number of couples on the Victoria Quays on their wedding day and also on engagement photo sessions too. Some of the industrial buildings in and around the area provide a wonderful contrast to the white of a wedding dress and can make for an interesting composition in a wedding day picture.
The photograph above shows a couple who were married in the Hilton Sheffield, a city centre hotel. Following their wedding they are taking a walk around the quays following their wedding ceremony which allowed us some time to take some wedding day couples photographs for them. As city centre hotel wedding venues go, this has got to be one of the best. The hotel is stunning, the bridal suite is large and specious with a wonderful balcony overlooking the city centre. The canal makes a wonderful backdrop for guests to mingle and enjoy drinks and some of the paths and walks around the area provide a wonderful backdrop for wedding images of our happy couple.
This image was captured late in the day as the sun was starting to set. Nikki and Simon are taking a walk back to their wedding venue following a walk around the area for some pictures. The late evening sun was just starting to change colour and provides a wonderful backlight to this image illuminating the brides veil. I love this image of the beautiful bridal gown juxtaposed against the industrial past of the canal basin. Despite its industrial origins the area is now simply stunning and well worth investigating on a summers evening with a number of bars and restaurants to call in too!Keywords: bride & groom portrait (219), bride and groom together (330), Sheffield (579), Victoria Quays (6). 1/160; f/2.8; ISO 250; 190.0 mm.