Sheffield really is a fantastic place to be a wedding photographer. There are many reasons for this, not just because it is my home town and the best city in the world! We have so many amazing wedding venues to choose from. The city as well as in the surrounding countryside spreading out into the Peak District has some stunning places to be in, and to photograph in. There are venues to suit all tastes from magnificent churches through to stunning hotels as well as some astounding outdoor and rural locations.
The image seen here was taken at the fabulous Sheffield Botanical Gardens which is one of a number of fantastic Sheffield parks. It is one of a host of wonderful places in which to get married in Sheffield as well as being an amazing place for some portraits of a bride and groom following their wedding ceremony elsewhere. This photograph was taken near to the top of bear pit and is one of the best places in the gardens for capturing an image of the happy couple. I love the stunning wedding dress this bride was wearing and the sharp contrast it produces against the dark green of the foliage and the fence around the rim of the bear pit.
There are many things worth capturing at a wedding, some large, some small but they all for part of the wedding day and we do our best to capture and record as much of the day as we can. The image below was a portrait of the same bride captured in her parents house just before leaving for the church, one of my favourite bridal portraits.
This was a wonderful wedding with a wonderful couple with the wedding ceremony taking place at Christchurch, Hackenthorpe Sheffield with a series of photographs of the bride and groom immediately afterwards in the Botanical Gardens and finally the wedding reception at the Rutland Hotel in Broomhill Sheffield... Transport from the brides parents’ house to the church and between the church and the reception venue was by vintage Volkswagen camper van on hire from Vintage VolksWeddings in Sheffield. This was a beautiful vehicle in immaculate condition and beautifully prepared for the wedding day. The bride’s father a massive fan of these vehicles didn’t know he would be taking his daughter to the church in one, he was a very happy man indeed! A lovely day out with a lovely couple and their family and friends.