Archive for the ‘Reportage wedding photography’ Category

Creative Scene Togethering

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Creative Scene Togethering in Dewsbury

Lanterns in Dewsbury Town Centre by Creative Scene Artists and Walk The Plank during a performance

Crowds by Tui in Dewsbury at night during Togethering arts event

Crowds gather for the performance during half term in October 2017

Night scene in Dewsbury during Togethering performance

View of the town hall in Dewsbury at night

 

Torch bearers - Togethering

Fire torch bearers during arts performance in Dewsbury

 

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Fire torches in Dewsbury Togethering show

Fire torches in Dewsbury Togethering show

Creative Scene and Walk the Plank in Dewsbury by the town hall

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Performance during half term in October by Creative Scene Artists

Creative Scene Lanterns Dewsbury

Lanterns at the end of the night

Great Performance of street theatre, with firesticks, lanterns, and shadow puppets in Dewsbury Town Centre during the October half term 2017, organised by CreativeScene.org.uk

and WalkThePlank.co.uk

Pictures by Elaine of ReelLifePhotos.co.uk

Jewish pre Bar Mitzvah Tefillin Ceremony in a Synagogue

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Jackson Row Synagogue exterior

Manchester Reform Synagogue building exterior September 2017

Detail of entrance doors to Jackson Row Synagogue Sept 2017

Manchester Reform Synagogue building exterior September 2017 – detail of the doorway and steps

Jewish Star of David and 7 branch candlestick symbols set in windows of Synagogue

Manchester Reform Synagogue building – on Jackson Row near Deansgate –  exterior detail September 2017, with Jewish Star of David and 7 branch candlestick symbols set in windows of Synagogue.

This was my very first time inside a Synagogue, and consequently my first experience of a Tefillin Ceremony. As I understand it, its the first time a 13 year old boy gets the right to wear words from the Torah  (Jewish “Bible” Scrolls) in a little black box on his forehead.  Since this tradition is thousands of years old, my words won’t add much to the understanding of it, but hopefully seeing it in pictures will be interesting at least!

Tefillin at Jewish Synagogue in Manchester

Jackson Row Synagogue – on the occasion of a Jewish Tefillin Ceremony

Tefillin - wrapped leather straps on arm and hand of adult male Jew

Tefillin at Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Manchester Reform Synagogue – The Ark

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

The pre-Bar Mitzvah boy reading passages from The Torah during Tefillin at Jackson Row Synagogue

Reading passages from The Torah during Tefillin at Jackson Row Synagogue

3 Jews reading passages from The Torah during Tefillin at Jackson Row Synagogue

Reading passages from The Torah during Tefillin at Jackson Row Synagogue

 

Manchester Reform Synagogue – The Ark – showing the covered Torah Scrolls

 

Tefillin Ceremony before Bar Mitzvah in Manchester Reform Synagogue, Jackson Row

Jackson Row Synagogue during Tefillin Ceremony before Bar Mitzvah

 

The Ark with Torah Scrolls at Tefillin in Manchester

The Ark with Torah Scrolls at Jackson Row Synagogue during a Tefillin Ceremony

 

Tefillin reading

Jackson Row Synagogue During Tefillin as seen from the balcony

Jackson Row Synagogue during a Tefillin Ceremony

Wedding venue in West Yorkshire at Oulton Hall

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
Oulton Hall from the rose garden

Exterior view of Oulton Hall from the rose garden

If you are looking for a great wedding venue with wonderful grounds and great architecture then Oulton Hall is ideal!  Call Elaine on 07990867058  if you’d like a lively wedding photographer with an artistic eye for natural wedding pictures!

Oulton Hall reception with black and white tiled floor

Inside Oulton Hall reception hall with black and white tiled floor

Even on a dull day it still looks impressive!

Main entrance exterior view of Oulton Hall

Main entrance exterior view of Oulton Hall

 

Oulton Hall interior view down central hallway

Inside Oulton Hall before the start of the wedding

Oulton Hall exterior - side terrace

Oulton Hall exterior – side terrace before the start of the wedding

Outon Hall exterior – rear terrace before the start of the wedding

Inside Oulton Hall before the start of the wedding inside the ceremony room

Old tree inside Oulton Hall near the main wntrance

Front driveway gateposts inside Oulton Hall

Front driveway gateposts inside Oulton Hall

Quiet spot to the left of the side terrace at Oulton Hall

Yellow flowers against the blue and white sky and part of the golf course

Yellow flowers against the blue and white sky

Oulton Hall exterior – side terrace before the start of the wedding

 

Great Gatsby wedding pictures at Mitton Hall

Saturday, January 28th, 2017
wedding prep at Mitton Hall

wedding day pictures at Mitton Hall – hair and makeup

 

Fun wedding pics

happy wedding day pictures at Mitton Hall – hair and makeup

 

Champagne wedding breakfast at Mitton Hall

wedding day pictures at Mitton Hall – the champagne and milk breakfast!

 

wedding day pictures at Mitton Hall in the Bridal Suite

Mums are special!

 

wedding pics in the bridal suite

natural wedding  pictures at Mitton Hall in the Bridal Suite

 

Groomsmen preparing for Great Gatsby wedding

wedding day pictures as the boys finalise their outfits with white handkerchiefs and button holes.

 

Wedding car driver arrives for Great Gatsby wedding

wedding day pictures at the groom’s family home

 

Wedding car outside Mitton Hall

wedding car pictures at Mitton Hall

wedding car outside Mitton Hall

The bride and her father head towards the wedding car in front of Mitton Hall

 

church wedding in Lancashire

Such a beautiful wedding service, and a great vicar!

 

wedding ceremony at St Mary Magdalene church in Clitheroe

Such a beautiful wedding service, and a great vicar!

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The groom’s unusual wedding shoes

Back of bride's dress in church

The vicar blesses the newly-weds in St Mary Magdalene Church in Clitheroe

 

Natural church wedding pictures

Natural wedding pictures outside the church as the newly-weds head out into the winter’s sunshine on 1 January.

 

Great Gatsby wedding reception pictures at Mitton Hall

Great Gatsby wedding reception pictures at Mitton Hall

Great Gatsby Table Plan

Great Gatsby wedding reception pictures at Mitton Hall, as the bride and groom enter

 

top table at Great Gatsby wedding

as the bride puts down her bouquet onto the top table with black sequinned tablecloth

Toasts during wedding speeches at Mitton Hall

Great Gatsby wedding speeches at Mitton Hall

 

Black Sheikhs Band at Great Gatsby wedding

The Magnificent Black Sheikhs band in action.

wedding photos in the Great Hall at Mitton Hall

wedding reception pictures at Mitton Hall – Bride and groom in Great Hall

 

Mitton Hall at night

Mitton Hall at night

 

So much fun!  Think I shot over a thousand pictures at this wedding , so its been really hard just to select a few.  We were SO lucky with the weather as a sunny winter wedding on first of January is certainly not guaranteed!  If you are having an exciting wedding – anywhere in the world – get in touch with Elaine to see if we can also make your day! It doesn’t have to be a Great Gatsby wedding, but fun and laughter makes for fascinating, mainly natural wedding pictures .

http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk

Asian wedding pictures – by Reel Life Photos photographer

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
Asian wedding stage Halifax, West Yorkshire

Crossley House is a classy wedding venue with period Architecture so very beautiful wedding venue for photography.

 

Gorgeous lengha detail in picture by Asian wedding photographer Elaine

beautiful Asian wedding outfit, just the lengha and the groom’s garland.

Asian wedding photography with hands and jewellery

All the girls’ hands to show off their rings and other arty decorations

Asian wedding photography international - bride's shoes and lengha in Norway

Great shoes!

Asian wedding photography at Nawwab's in Manchester

Love the classy necklace, and classic white wedding dress.

Photo journalistic, reportage, modern Asian wedding photography international

Think the bride has tired feet!

 

If you like these few samples then see if Elaine is available for your wedding too! 07990867058 or contact us via our website: REEL LIFE PHOTOS

 

 

 

Storybook album design from a church wedding in Leeds, West Yorkshire

Monday, September 5th, 2016
Storybook album design from a wedding in Leeds - Oakwood Churh and The Village Hotel South Leeds

Storybook album design from wedding pictures in taken in Leeds – The front cover.

This lovely couple found some of the many wedding pictures I’ve taken on Reel Life Photos  on Facebook Page. They love photos so I was delighted to be their wedding photographer, and to have the opportunity to share their special day.  So much fun an laughter  – from them and all their wedding guests!  They were so keen, they came to see me almost straight after their wedding, as couldn’t wait to see their pictures!   They initially chose 650 favourites, which they would have loved to have had include in their wedding album, but gradually whittled them down to a more manageable 127 images.  I then added a few back in to use as backgrounds to make the story of their day more complete.

The church minister wouldn’t allow me to take photos from the from of the church as I normally do, but with my long lens from the organ loft at the rear, I still managed to get a few basic shots, though not the facial expressions I had hoped to capture.  The church warden put on a feast of tastefully arranged chocolate biscuits on every table in the church hall afterwards, at her own expense too, so can see the couple are much -loved here.

Storybook wedding album design - Leeds Oakwood Church

Start of the day at Oakwood Church in Leeds, as the wedding guests arrive.

 

Wedding-storybook page as the bride arrtives at the church in Leeds, UK

The bride arrives at the church in Leeds in a simply decorated wedding car with her father

 

Church wedding - a page in the wedding album - Wedding-storybook design , West Yorkshire

The groom and best man are patiently waiting inside the church , as the bride is met outside by her sister and flower girl

 

natural wedding photography in Leeds - page from storybook

Congratulations to the bride outside Oakwood church in Leeds on a lovely sunny August day.

Fun church wedding pictures in Leeds

The groom’s mother watch on from her wheelchair, enjoying all the excitement of the wedding in Leeds

 

Wedding-storybook design using a background from the bride's dress

The bride arrives and poses by the church door with her sister and family

 

Church wedding pictures and bride's bouquet

Everyone turns round to look as the bride arrives inside the church

 

Church wedding in Leeds, West Yorkshire

The bridesmaid, flower girl and page boys walk down the aisle first, as seen from up in the organ loft at Oakwood Church in Leeds.

wedding at Oakwood church in Italian storybook

Bride meets her groom at the front of Oakwood Church in Leeds

 

Romantic storybook wedding design

These romantic wedding pictures tell the story of the couple’s wedding day

 

Beautiful church wedding ceremony in Leeds

Beautiful church wedding ceremony in Leeds

 

Wedding-storybook pictures showing the rings

The rings!

 

The kiss and extra blessing pics in storybook wedding album.

The kiss and extra blessing pics in storybook wedding album.

 

Wedding-storybook pictures - signing the register

Fun and laughter by the wedding register

 

Wedding-storybook pictures showing the wedding rings

Reel Life Photos signature image showing the bride and groom’s hands and rings on the wedding register, next to the bouquet.

Wedding-storybook album design, UK

Smiles and a kiss!

 

Church wedding pictures in storybook album

Mums and witnesses!

 

Churtch wedding picture inside Oakwood Church in Leeds

Big group shot – inside the church!

 

Wedding-storybook pictures, Leeds, UK

The happy couple walk down the aisle

 

Wedding-storybook photos outside the church

Kiss for Dad!

Happy wedding pictureof the newly-weds walking down the aisle

Happy wedding pictureof the newly-weds walking down the aisle

 

natural wedding pictures

Congratulations! This is my favourite time to capture natural wedding pictures

 

natural wedding pictures

natural wedding pictures as everyone rushed to congratulate an hug the bride.

 

Fun wedding storybook

Happy wedding pics after the wedding ceremony

 

Confetti magic in storynook wedding album

Confetti magic!

 

Natural confetti pics

Love it when everyone throws confetti and the couple are enjoying the fun!

 

Wedding storybook design - after church wedding

Tea and biscuits after the wedding ceremony makes for relaxed family photos too!

happy wedding pictures

Mums are precious aren’t they! Lovely how both of the couple’s mothers managed to make it to the wedding!

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Fun bride and groom at their wedding reception in The Village Hotel Leeds South

Fun bride and groom at their wedding reception in The Village Hotel Leeds South

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Coco Ocean wedding pictures in the Gambia – storybook

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
Coco Ocean beach wedding in Gambia

Storybook cover

This romantic couple met in The Gambia and kept in touch for 5 or 6 years before getting married at Coco Ocean Hotel in The Gambia, Christmas 2015.  I was lucky enough to be their wedding photographer, the 5th wedding I have photographed  in the Gambia since 2010.   The image above is the one they chose to be on the cover of their wedding album.  The bride really likes black and white wedding pictures, and this was the groom’s favourite photo from their wedding day at  Ocean hotel and Spa in Kololi.  I love beach weddings and this wedding venue in particular!

Gambian wedding pictures

Gambian groom and groomsmen getting ready in the Gambia

Gambian wedding pics in Storybook

Gambian groom in his wedding suit and his mother before she gets in her wedding outfit

 

Bride having her hair done in the salon at Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia and wedding accessories in the Royal Suite

Bride having her hair done in the salon at Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia and wedding accessories in the Royal Suite

 

Royal Suite and bathroom at Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia in wedding storybook

Royal Suite and bathroom with wedding dress at Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia in wedding storybook

 

Bedroom at the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in the Gambia, West Africa and the bride's bouquet of lilies

Bedroom at the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in the Gambia, West Africa and the bride’s bouquet of lilies

 

Coco Ocean storybook wedding album and bridesmaid's shies in the Royal Suite,

The Gambian groom breaks with tradition, seeing his wife to be at the Royal Suite on their wedding day, as he brings the little flower girl there. All the little flower girls; and bridesmaid’s shoes lined up neatly in a row on the black and white tiled floor in the  Suite’s cloakroom, ready to be worn at the wedding..

 

Natural black and white wedding pictures inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean.

Black and white wedding photos of the bride’s mother and the bride getting ready in the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in The Gambia.

Private pool inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa

Private swimming pool inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa

 

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Natural wedding photos of the bridesmaids getting ready inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

Natura wedding picures inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

Bride has her tiara on as she looks on at the little flower girl inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean before the start of her wedding.

Natural wedding photos of the bride getting ready inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

Bride being helped on with her wedding dress, as her mum crawls underneath to sort out the underskirt in the Royal Suite before her wedding at Coco Ocean in The Gambia.

 

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Bride in her wedding dress inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean, all ready to set off for her wedding in the Gambia,

Coco-Ocean-wedding pictures in the-Gambia, as the bride and bridesmaids leave the Royal Suite

Bride and bridesmaids leave the Royal Suite to go to the wedding on the beach at Coco Ocean Hotel.

Bridal paerty off to wedding at Coco Ocean with natural photos as they walk

The wedding party walk through Coco Ocean to get to the beach wedding location

Gambian Engkish wedding at Coco-Ocean in The Gambia

The little bridesmaid tugs at the brides dress as she helps her down the steps towards the beach wedding at Coco Ocean

Coco-Ocean-wedding-photos as the groom waits for his bride to arrive at the beach wedding location.

Groom and bestman waiting for the bride.

 

Bride walks down the aisle at Coco Ocean for beach wedding

Bride walks down the aisle at Coco Ocean right by the sea

Bride and groom getting married at Coco-Ocean-beach wedding

The couple say their vows in a romantic beach wedding at Coco Ocean.

Outdoor wedding by the beach at Coco Ocean storybook pictures

Bride and groom’s mothers play a big role in this wedding.

 

Getting married in the Gambia at Coco-Ocean Hotel and Spa

Just married at Coco Ocean then the register is signed. Sheer joy!

Romantic beach wedding pictures at Coco-Ocean-in The Gambia

The romantic Gambian groom gets down on one knee to present the bride her ring

Gambian family showers the newly weds with confetti at Coco Ocean.

Gambian family showers the newly weds with confetti at Coco Ocean.

 

Wedding reception at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in the Gambia

Speeches and more Coco Ocean wedding pictures during the reception in a storybook album

 

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Wedding at Coco Ocean in The Gambia – storybook with mainly natural wedding photography by UK-based wedding photographer Elaine

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cutting the wedding cake at Coco Ocean in the Gambia and first dance pictures

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Beach wedding pictures in the Gambia

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English-Gambian wedding pictures at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in The Gambia

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Wedding photos by the pool at Coco Ocean in the Gambia

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Coco Ocean Hotel Gambian Wedding Pictures

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Fun Gambian wedding pictures at Coco Ocean Hotel in The Gambia

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Bride cooling off under the sprinklers at Coco Ocean in The Gambia

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Wedding pictures by the pool at Coco ocean in The Gambia in storybook wedding album

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Mainly natural wedding pictures in The Gambia after their couple’s beach wedding

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Romantic beach wedding pictures in The Gambia

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Wedding pictures on the Beach in Gambia

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Beach wedding ceremony at Coco ocean in The Gambia

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Happy wedding pictures in The Gambia

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Natural Gambian wedding pictures

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Aw, so romantic !

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Mum’s are special!

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Grand wedding at Coco Ocean

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Gambian beach wedding

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Kiss under the veil!

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Romantic Gambian groom with his English bride

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Family wedding pictures in The Gambia

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Natural Gambian beach wedding pics

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Natural wedding photos at Coco Ocean

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Confetti on the red carpet at Coco Ocean in The Gambia

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Happy wedding pictures in The Gambia

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Confetti smiles after Gambian beach wedding

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Storybook wedding album of pictures taken in The Gambia

 

If you are thinking of getting married in the Gambia or another country, Reel Life Photos are happy to travel there at our own cost.  Contact Elaine here:  https://www.reellifephotos.co.uk/contact

Gambian wedding day

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

 

Candian Bride by Blue House before her Wedding in Iceland

Monday, May 30th, 2016
wedding in Iceland with bride by Blue House

Outdoor wedding in Iceland. as the bride walks out of the blue house to go to her wedding in Iceland.

 

Reel Life Photos travels anywhere in the world for unusual, happy weddings,  Contact Elaine for you friendly wedding photographer

http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk/

Interracial wedding in London

Monday, May 30th, 2016
wedding confetti in London by Yorkshire wedding photographer

Confetti storm after wedding at Casa Tua in London.  The bride’s family bought a packet of tissue paper for the pound shop and spent all evening cutting it up into strips, which were then cut into pieces . Perfect!   Great money saving idea

Such a loving family the groom has too!

natural, emotional, wedding photography

Groom and his loving mother at the wedding reception in London

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Little boy reaching for yellow balloons outside Casa Tua, during the wedding reception

 

Reel Life Photos travels anywhere in the world for unusual, happy weddings, as well as all over the UK, and culture, any style of wedding.  Contact Elaine for you friendly wedding photographer

http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk/