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Monday, May 27th, 2013
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Marquee wedding in France

Getting ready for the vintage-decorated marquee wedding in France

Getting married in France

Loving bride and groom walking to La Marie in Asnières, France, to get married.

wedding storybook - montage - marquee wedding in France

Such a beautiful day, with so much love and attention gone into its making.

The lovely vintage décor  is part of the bride’s late grandmother’s collection of beautiful things; lace, delicate jugs and artily ornate flower vases, with simple home grown flowers, creating a personalised finish to a standard marquee, elevating this wedding to a classy level without being pretentious or over the top.

amazing French wedding food

This must be the best presented food I have ever seen! Just goes to show what a lot of love can achieve at a marquee wedding in France

Now if you are planning a wedding abroad, and thought you couldn’t afford to hire a professional wedding photographer to capture all your wonderful images, think again, as people come before everything so give me a call!  Our next wedding abroad is in Norway, and this time its my husband Jorge’s special talents as a videographer that are in demand.

xx Elaine

Contact us initially via our website: http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk or our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/destination.wedding.photographer.uk

HTC One X Low Light Photos

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Only had this phone a week, but as a wedding photographer , thought I’d test out the claims on how good the camera is in low light, instead of using my “proper” camera! The images have been edited to bring out maximum effect, but although I won’t be taking wedding photos with it, the HTC One X certainly has excellent capabilities to be uses as an ideas notebook for artists, as a sketch/ aide memoire for creating say an oil painting.   They were all taken during a walk  home from town using just the available light from street lamps, and with the auto flash disabled. Its a HUGE advance on previous HTC models, as no other camera phone  that I have ever used gets anywhere near this quality in such low light conditions!

See what you think!

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC  One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

HTC One X photos in very low light

Quite magical in fact!  xx Elaine See more creative photography on www.LeedsWeddingPhotographers.com

Wedding blessing at Lyneham and reception in Bath

Friday, January 20th, 2012
wedding blessing preparations in Lyneham

Church hall in Lyneham being decorated with bunting and bride's Mum with a cake

Zoe and Steve actually got married on 28 December 2010 at the Ice Hotel in Sweden, so this was their UK church wedding blessing for the benefit of all the relatives and friends. Elaine, their wedding photographer, also photographed their wedding in the Ice chapel at Jukkasjärvi.  You can see some of those pictures here:

storybook album design

Beautiful dress sword Steve!

storybook album design

Church Arrivals

storybook album design

church arrivals

storybook album design

All ready now?

storybook album design

Church Blessing

 wedding storybook album design

Bride and groom listen to the choir and a reading

 wedding storybook album design

Guard of Honour

wedding storybook album design

Big group shot of all the wedding guests

wedding storybook album design

family wedding photos

Wedding reception at Roman Baths

From the church to the Pumphouse in Bath

Masked Ball wedding reception in Bath

Love the masks!

Wedding reception at Roman Baths

Let the fun begin...

Wedding reception at Roman Baths

Speeches and beautiful masks

wedding reception speeches

The Speeches and Gorgeous reception guests!

wedding reception pictures at the Pumphouse Roman Baths restaurant

wedding cake and first dance / dancing

wedding reception pictures at the Pumphouse Roman Baths restaurant

wedding reception pictures at the Pumphouse Roman Baths restaurant

Masked Ball wedding reception in Bath

End of a lovely night!

See more happy wedding photos and how to book Elaine on Reel Life Photos main site http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk

Masked Ball at the Pumphouse in Bath for Ice Hotel Couple in Bath

Monday, February 7th, 2011
bride and groom at Pumphouse in Bath

Pomp and grandeur ooze in this Roman Baths setting for Ice Hotel Bride and Groom's UK Reception

Masked Ball at the Pumphouse in Bath

Masked Ball at the Pumphouse in Bath

Masked Bride and Groom at Pumphouse Roman Baths

Masked Bride and Groom

Masked Ice Hotel bride and groom at Pumphouse in Bath for UK wedding reception

The masked wedding couple walk hand in hand to their UK wedding reception

wedding guests at masked costumed wedding reception in Bath

Zoe and Steve's evening wedding reception with masks and period costumes

masked ball wedding reception

Even the table runner is part of Zoe & Steve's Ice Hotel wedding theme

masquerade evening wedding reception

wedding guests lift their masks to enjoy a drink

evening wedding reception masked ball in Bath

Cute Orville mask...or some sort of duck anyway!

black feather fan at masked wedding ball

Bride's step-mum with the perfect fan for the occasion

wedding Masquerade extravaganza

smart black tie and arty masks

bow tie , white shirt and mask at wedding reception in Bath

Smart mask compliments demeanour

Masks on the table during evening wedding reception

The masks perfectly add to the occasion!

See here to contact Elaine of Reel Life Photos about your wedding or visit http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk to see loads and loads more wedding photos! – in the galleries, All Day Wedding Pictures and storybook

xx Elaine and Cuban videoman Jorge

Such attention to detail.  Even the chocolates have the same design – specially selected by Zoe and Steve.  They were also amongst the delights served at their small family wedding reception in the Ice Hotel restaurant following their wedding there. See some of their Ice Hotel wedding pics here.

costumed wedding guests at masked ball

Don't they just look the part...guests during the speeches

classy evening wedding reception in Bath

Now these two caught me out - posing together, when they are not!

Best Man giving his speech at Pumphouse restaurant in Bath

Best man's speech

masked first dance at evening wedding reception in Bath

First Dance

couple dancing at5 masked ball wedding reception

the dance floor is open!

period costume fun

just a bit of fun at the end of the day!

If you want to see more from Elaine, their wedding photographer who travels all over the world, then visit www.LeedsWeddingPhotographers.com

Starship Sydney: glamorous wedding reception on a boat in Australia

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

 

Carolina and Theo got married out of doors – under a huge tree in the Botanical gardens in Sydney.  That was magical enough, but it was their wedding reception on a boat with the ever-changing views as it gently cruised the waters near Sydney, and the luscious array of seafood that made this a society wedding to remember.  However, I have to say that the mainly Portuguese and Greek guests  were all absolutely lovely, as were of course the bride and groom! Nothing snobbish about this elegant wedding at all…

Starship Sydney floating wedding reception venue Sydney

Starship Sydney ready for boarding at Sydney Opera House

This boat looks like a playground for the rich and famous, so it was a once in a lifetime experience to be photographing a wedding there, so far away from Reel Life Photos home base in the UK.  Just wait till you see inside!

Wedding reception layout on Starship Sydney in Australia

Wedding reception layout on Starship Sydney in Australia

wedding reception afloat in Australia on Starship Sydney

What a view! Starship Sydney makes the sea magical…

Wedding guests boarding Starship Sydney outside Sydney Opera House

Wedding guests boarding Starship Sydney outside Sydney Opera House

Starter of oysters and king prawns onboard Starship Sydney

This starter is definitely a meal in itself

wedding starter of oysters and king prawns, dips and pitta bread

Just beautiful!

wedding reception pictures from Starship Sydney

Top Table

magnificent wedding reception dining afloat Starship Sydney

I could eat this all over again! Mmmmmm

bride and groom's grand entrance to wedding reception on Starship Sydney

Carolina and Theo’s grand entrance into their wedding reception

Starship Sydney wedding reception pictures

Don’t they look happy…!

bride and groom onboard Starship Sydney at their wedding reception

Sea-views all around…

Top table with groom's Greek parents on left in foregeound

Top table with groom’s parents on left in foreground

bride's parents on the top table at wedding reception on Starship Sydney

Brides parents are all smiles…

wedding reception on a boat

Time to sit and eat..

brides parents on top table of Starship Sydney

Time to relax and enjoy..

See here to contact Elaine of Reel Life Photos about your wedding or visit http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk to see loads and loads more wedding photos! – in the galleries,  and storybook

xx Elaine and Cuban videoman Jorge

Farm wedding reception in Marquee. Jon & Sally’s wedding

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
farm marquee wedding picture with bridemaid twirling on red carpet

bridesmaid twirling on red carpet outside the marquee

Black and white wedding photos of laughing bride & groom under the veil

laughing bride and groom

contemporary bridal portrait with groom under the veil too

Sally & Jon’s wedding day portraits

Black and white wedding photo of kiss under the veil and blue night sky

kiss under the veil and blue night sky

We won a Silver award for the black and white version of this photo with the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) for the month of July 2010

wedding reception venue: review of the KP Club Glasshouse in Pocklington

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

This is a relatively new wedding venue.  It has a contemporary feel to the styling with plenty of interesting reflective surfaces to make wedding photography indoors that little bit more exciting.  The main reception is held upstairs which rather discourages anyone from wandering around outside, which is a pity.  There is a balcony with plenty of seating so smokers tend to congregate there in a sociable manner.

family wedding portraits on the balcony of KP club in Pocklington

The sofa on the balcony with the neutral blue-ish background makes for a comfortable alternative to standing up like a bus queue  for family wedding portraits!

wedding guests get a ringside seat in comfort viewing the proceedings from the balcony

wedding guests get a ringside seat in comfort viewing the proceedings from the balcony

bride with her mother at KP Club Glasshouse in Pocklington with view across infinity pool

Downstairs  by the infinity pool, these surreal plastic armchairs that look as if they should be soft, add another dimension to outdoor wedding photography.

bride with reflections of the infinity pool in KP Club windows

Groomsmen by the infinity pool .

groomsmen in contemporary wedding picture by infinity pool at the KP Club Glasshouse in Pocklington

Wedding guests by reflective surfaces inside KP Club in Pocklingtonwedding guests by reflective surfaces inside KP Club in Pocklington

 

 

Toast during speeches at wedding breakfast

toast during speeches at wedding breakfast at KP Club Glasshouse in Pocklington

 

Sascha & James by infinity pool at sunset over KP Club in Pocklington

Sascha & James by infinity pool at sunset over KP Club in Pocklington

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http://weddingphotos-video.co.uk/blog/?p=1107

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http://89.200.138.14/~weddingp/online/verifycus.php?shoot_id=1013

 

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Winter wedding storybook album – wedding photography Leeds

Friday, February 20th, 2009

This is a recent winter wedding, as chosen by the bride and groom from hundreds of possible images. 

We always take plenty of casual, non-posed pictures, documenting the full day, so the couple are free to make up their own album according to their personalities.  The very same original images could just as easily be made up into a fun wedding storybook with all the kids running riot and the happy exchanges between wedding guests,  or a more relaxed, classical view of their day.  The couple are consulted at every stage of the image selection – usually spending around 3 hours with us going through their choices and if they decide to go for a designed storybook album – as this couple did – they are free to get involved in the final layout, as its their personal wedding album, not just an exercise in arty design. 

Emotions, expressions and important relationships between families are usually the key reason for their preferred images being included in the album – some choosing mainly of themselves and other showing the full story of their day. In this storybook they even included the pictures about the fire alarm that sounded – just as the bride was about to change into her wedding dress in the morning – and the firemen visiting their hotel in Leeds while everyone piled outside on the opposite pavement,  to wait for the all-clear!

Below is a selection of pages from Hayley & Chris’s wedding album…

winter wedding storybook album cover Leeds Metropole Hotel the start of Hayley’s wedding day preparations at Leeds Met Hotelflower girl, page boy, bride and wedding shoesstorybook wedding album with black & white photo of bride and flower girl

wedding rings, bouquet and wedding dress

storybook album page with groomsmen getting ready for wedding in Leeds

wedding storybook album page with bridal prep - bride putting on her wedding dress

wedding storybook album with bridal portrait and bride going downstairs for wedding ceremony in Leeds

bride being given away by her father and playing with baby bridesmaids and page boys

storybook wedding album with wedding ceremony and ringbearer

wedding storybook album with exchange of rings watched by little bridesmaid and page boy

touching message to newlyweds and signing of the register at Hotel Metropole in Leeds

storybook album with bride and groom dancing  out to confetti shower

contemporary wedding storybook album page with confetti kisses

storybook album showing fun wedding photos with children at Leeds wedding

storybookwedding album where bride gives the first speech

wedding reception speeches and meal at Hotel Metropole in Leeds

wedding storybook with cutting of the cake

wedding storybook with grooms sister having fun

bride and groom portraits inside Hotel Metropole in Leeds

newly wed’s wedding portraits inside Hotel Metropole during Winter wedding in Leeds

wedding photos inside the Met Leeds

bride and groom practising their first dance and standing by Christmas tree

bride and groom very relaxed in front of the camera

black and white, quadtone and sepia wedding photography

flower girl being twirled round and the First Dance wedding pictures Leeds

First Dance pictures at night during Winter evening wedding reception

fun dancing pictures at wedding in Leeds

more fun dancing pictures at wedding in Leeds

Bridegroom giving a piggy-back to one of the pageboys

Winter wedding pictures in Leeds outside Hotel Metropole and opposite train station by giant Christmas tree

bride & groom by Christmas tree opposite train station in Leeds & outside the Met at night

bride and groom say goodnight to their wedding photographer in Leeds outside the Met

storybook album wedding reception at Woolley Hall near Wakefield

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

bride and groom arrive at Woolley Hall wedding venue in classic car

string quartet plays as bride and groom arrive at Woolley Hall

close up of picture bride and groom by classic wedding car

bride ceremoniously breaks a plate in an Armenian wedding tradition

groom claps as bride completes Armenian wedding custom breaking a plate

Woolley Hall wedding reception venue

bride and bridesmaids running in grounds of Woolley Hall

close up of bride and bridesmaids running in grounds of Woolley Hall

little maids all in a row

dramatic colours of red and blue at Woolley hall wedding

bride and groom happily perform for the cameras

bride walking through gates at Woolley Hall

Summer wedding at Woolley Hall

moody wedding pictures

best man and his family at summer wedding

bridal party group wedding picture on steps in front of Woolley Hall

Groom’s family on bench outside back of Woolley Hall

Summer wedding picture outside Woolley Hall

whole group summer wedding picture outside Woolley Hall

table layout for wedding reception at Woolley Hall

wedding breakfast inside Wolley Hall near Wakefield

pictures during wedding speeches

reactions to bridegroom’s wedding speech

bride and groom laughing at Best Man’s wedding speech

speeches at Woolley hall wedding reception

Woolley Hall wedding reception during speeches

pictures of bride and groom on the stairs at Woolley Hall

bride and bridegroom by lily pond in grounds of Woolley Hall in August 2008

lily pond summers evening wedding pictures in Woolley hall gardens

groom looking delicious and Sepia pic of him with his new wife

Romantic storybook wedding pictures in grounds of Woolley Hall

summers evening wedding picture outside Woolley Hall

black and white wedding picture sealed with a kiss

sweet caring bride & groom talk to the children

bridesmaid jubilantly catches the bouquet

bride & groom in Woolley Hall gardens

bride looking down at her bouquet late evening at Woolley Hall

bridesmaids leaning over balustrade at Woolley Hall

groomsmen on steps at back of Woolley hall

Evening wedding reception venue at Woolley hall

bride and groom enter evening wedding reception with traditional Armenian dance routine

Armenian wedding dancing at evening wedding reception UK

chocolate fountain pleasure at Woolley Hall evening wedding reception

romantic first dance photos

surprise fast dance routine at evening wedding reception

Armenian wedding dance

Musical Armenian Grandmother sings Armenian song at granddaughter’s wedding

joyous dancing at evening wedding reception

wedding dress swirling round during evening wedding reception

cutting the wedding cake at evening wedding reception 

detail of hands cutting wedding cake in storybook wedding album

bride’s musical cousin playing piano at evening wedding reception

black and white photo of bride’s dress twirling

bride with her Mum at evening wedding reception

bride’s Aunties at evening wedding reception

throwing the bouquet at Woolley hall evening wedding reception

bride hugs bridesmaid who caught the bouquet

storybook wedding pictures

Mum & bride in black & white wedding picture

time for bride and groom to go to bridal suite and leave wedding reception

guests clap to see the bride and groom off into the night

final goodbyes at evening wedding reception

bride and groom leave the evening wedding reception in a taxi

groom waves out of the car as they all shout goodnight

Collage of wedding pictures by Reel Life Photos UK and international wedding photographers

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

To all our brides and grooms looking for a wedding photographer or combined wedding and High Definition video team: hope you enjoy browsing this blog! We’ve got a wedding next week in Southern Ireland, so may be a bit slow to reply to any info requests. If urgent – try our mobile 07990 867058. xx Elaine, Jorge & Julie

collage of wedding pictures by Reel Life Photos wedding photographers UK