• Marissa Jane

In the fast lane with Kayleigh and Ewan on their Wedding day.

I love doing wedding photography as no weddings are the same and each one has their own unique moments and style. I love to document a brides special day capturing moments she may have missed or those moments that don’t quite stay at the forefront of the memory because let’s admit it a lot goes on throughout a wedding day.

But let’s just say this particular wedding which took place on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at Rogerthorpe Manor, Pontefract will always be remembered, as my ultimate dream came true……… you will find out what that was when you read further into my blog.

As I arrive to the location and grab my equipment I have a quick look around the venue to get a feel for what can inspire me for today’s photos. The venue has some beautiful grounds plenty to work with and create a perfect setting for the bride and grooms photos, definitely a place to visit.

I knock on the brides door where it’s all happening; make up being done, hair being done, champagne flowing and lots of chatter and a brief description of how and when the groom is arriving so I don’t miss him, to which I was shocked, in disbelief and ultimate awe.

As I continue snapping the little details of Kayleigh’s attire, my focus is suddenly switched when I hear a loud purring of a suspicious engine……… As I look out the window there she is……..

Yes my absolute dream car, immediately I head downstairs this is a moment I cannot miss. I arrive at the entrance of the hotel and there it stands looking elegant, stylish, and a body to die for, no not the groom, the car, a Maserati Gran Cabrio Sport in white, top down, yes yes yes, a huge smile beamed across my face.

Oops Oh yeah sorry I came to photograph Ewan (the groom) didn’t I? it was him I didn’t want to miss taking a photo of hehe.

So the groom was in love too, his smile beamed as much as mine, well what did you expect? Moments like this don’t come often and it was all thanks to his wife to be who got this as a special gift (what a diamond) for him on his day. A very lucky man.

As hard as it was I had to leave the groom and the car and head back to Kayleigh for the big reveal. Bridesmaids first of course

Ok now the big reveal?? No not yet, come on you know the drill I have to build the suspense with a glimpse of the dress first

ok maybe sneak of the bride now .....

Doesn’t Kayleigh look gorgeous, her hair and makeup done to perfection by Nicci Walker now she is all ready to step into her dress, are you ready ??

What a stunner in this lovely simple, elegant dress with a bit of diamonte jewels to line the waist. Just in time to head down stairs to where the groom, his best man and the guests now await.

The service can now go ahead as the bride enters the ceremony and keeps the groom waiting no longer, with the exchange of rings and they are now pronounced husband and wife and can seal the deal with the famous kiss before signing the register to confirm they are legally married.

Let’s head outside for some photos of the bride and groom whilst everyone else heads to the bar for a light refreshment.

Let’s not forget the super car is still here, Yay, time for Kayleigh to see her gift and maybe have a little ride in it and have a picture with it

My turn?? please please please ….. OK Marissa if you really want to ? Duhhh of course. Just look at the bride and groom photographing and filming the photographer, now that doesn't happen at every wedding. (All part of the fun)

Now that is out the way and my dream of sitting in a Maserati is over lets carry on with the job I am here for, the guests have got their refreshments and are enjoying the sunshine in one place, let’s have the traditional group photo and family line up photos before they all disperse and we can’t find them.

Time goes so fast, we get a call to say food is ready. I am so glad I captured the room before everyone came in.

Time for my break, no body wants to be photographed eating, plus gives the bride and groom a litle breathing space before I am back with the camera in their faces.

I head back ready for the speeches to capture those happy moments or sad moments which ever come during speeches, as they can be unpredictable as we always have to be ready.

No rest for the bride and groom and their guests as more the guests drink the more photos they want, I love it otherwise I wouldn’t have a job and as the day goes on people get more relaxed when having their photos taken, even the children become a model in front of the camera.

And I don't just mean the little kids either..

All part of the enjoyment and fun at weddings

There are lots of moments to capture at weddings and we could share photos all day, but I do have to cut my blog off at some point because I can ramble on a lot. So as the day begins to end, we do the cutting of the cake and end the night with the first dance with the bride and groom, which is shortly followed with a Father and Daughter dance.

Such a memorable day. I wish Kayleigh and Ewan all the best for the future, it certainly was a pleasure documenting your special day.

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