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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

 

 Bride and bridesmaibs ready for beach wedding at Coco Ocean in The Gambia Natural wedding photos of the bridesmaids getting ready inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

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.

 

Natural Coco-Ocean-wedding-pictures in the Royal Suite

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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Gambian beach wedding

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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

storybook wedding photography in Dewsbury Town Hall for a Nigerian-English couple

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

A lady called me from Nigeria to enquire about her wedding photography, but it turned out that she was actually getting married in the UK, in my home town of Dewsbury.  It was a beautiful wedding, with the tables dressed immaculately with a masses of flowers following a lilac colour scheme.  OK , like most African brides.she was nearly two hours late for her wedding, so its just as well it was in the middle of winter, or she may have missed out had the registrar been busy!

After the wedding she made an appointment to come and see her wedding photos, but somehow things caught up with her, and she forgot to contact me for nearly two years.  Her English husband was still working in Nigeria, but they had by now had a second baby, so also set up a home in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Now she wants to surprise her husband with the wedding album under the tree at Christmas, but here at least is the album I designed from the photos she chose from a selection of over 600 images that I had already shortlisted for her.

Dewsbury wedding photos in storybook

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wedding photos designed in an Italian storybook with pictures from the wedding in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages002-003 with the cute white baby dress and shoes waiting to be worn

Italian storybook with wedding shoes and baby bridesmaid's flowers and pictures of the groom is getting ready before the wedding in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages004-005 wedding shoes and baby bridesmaid’s flowers in Italian storybook with the groom is also getting ready for their wedding in Dewsbury

Graphistudio wedding book design showing the groom and groomsmen getting ready for the multicultural wedding in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages006-007 groom and groomsmen getting ready – all smiles!

storybook wedding pictures of bride putting on her wedding dress and the baby chewing her white wedding shoes

Storybook Pages008-009 How to keep a baby bridesmaid happy while her mother is putting on her wedding dress: let the baby chew her new shoes!

How the wedding photographer keeps the bride's baby happy before the wedding in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages010-011 Novel way to keep the baby happy – with the wedding photographer’s expensive light!

wedding storybook design with the bride ready to leave for her wedding in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages012-013 – The bride puts on her pearl necklace and walks down the stairs holding her beautiful lilac and white bouquet.

wedding storybook design as the bride rushes into the limo to travel to Dewsbury Town Hall

Storybook Pages014-015 The bride carries her baby to the waiting limo with her female friends and family.

Wedding at Dewsbury Town Hall - storybook album design

Storybook Pages016-017 The photographer waiting outside in the cold for ages to make sure she didn’t miss the shot of the limo arriving outside Dewsbury Town Hall, but as the bride got out a car passed by, obscuring the limo and hurrying bride, as within seconds the bride was already inside the Town Hall.

Bride walking down the aisle at Dewsbury Town Hall in wedding storybook

Storybook Pages018-019 The bride walks down the aisle and her groom gets the first glimpse of her in her wedding dress and fur shrug

wedding rings and kiss at Dewsbury wedding in the storybook photo album

Storybook Pages020-021 The bestman fishes the rings out of his pocket and before we know it the wedding is sealed with a kiss!

Wedding in Dewsbury by photographer Elaine of Reel Life Photos

Storybook Pages022-023 The register signing photos can be such happy ones if the photographer is quick and experienced.

Storybook Pages024-025 The witnesses and Reel Life Photos’ signature shot of the newly-weds’ hands showing their rings by the register with the bouquet for decoration.

wedding pictures in a storybook album by Reel Life Photos wedding photographer in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages 26-27 The groom’s father poses with the happy couple be the wedding register, as the bride’s best friend in the red dress looks on, before the newly weds look at each other as the link arms to walk back down the aisle together.

traditional wedding pictures in Dewsbury Town Hall in storybook designed album

Storybook Pages 028-029 The groom just manages to appear in one pic as the bride enthusiastically poses with all her friends. Well I don’t know many grooms who enjoy posing for wedding pics after all! That’s why I love natural wedding photos…

wedding tiara and Nigerian bride's wedding pictures in a storybook album by Reel Life Photos wedding photographer in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages030-031 Couldn’t resist adding in this background pic of the bride’s gleaming tiara along with the black and white photo of the bride sitting on the floor with her dress spread out.

wedding photography in Dewsbury Town Hall after the wedding ceremony

Storybook Pages032-033 The happy bride poses with her friends. The groom as usual manages to escape the camera!

wedding cake and tables laid with the starter for the wedding breakfast at Dewsbury Town Hall

Storybook Pages034-035 Traditional 3 tier wedding cake and the beautifully decorated top table al ready to begin the wedding breakfast

Italian wedding book photography and storybook design in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages036-037 Happy days as the bride poses with her friends and the groom’s grown-up son.

The wedding decorations are first class at this wedding reception in Dewsbury Town Hall

Storybook Pages038-039 The wedding decorations are first class at this intimate family wedding reception in Dewsbury Town Hall

Nigerian English wedding reception in Dewsbury Town Hall

Storybook Pages040-041 Its good to capture all the guest when its a relatively small family wedding!

Beautiful wedding pohotography in Dewsbury, showing the table layout with wedding guests.

Storybook Pages042-043 Its always lovely to see the wedding guests enjoying themselves, and to remember who was there at your wedding.

The groom's speech - wedding pics captured by Elaine of Reel Life Photos

Storybook Pages044-045 The groom’s speech

fun wedding speeches - the groom

Storybook Pages046-047 Guests cracking themselves up with laughter during the groom’s speech.

wedding cake and wedding reception wedding breakfast pictures at Dewsbury Town Hall

Storybook Pages048-049 wedding guests and the splendid 3 tiered traditional wedding cake

wedding photographer Elaine is pictured in this Dewsbury wedding too!

Storybook Pages050-051 wedding guests pose for the camera, and oh, even the wedding photographer is snapped in her African outfit, far right in this storybook design.

The groom's family - grandkids and the like and tasty dessert

Storybook Pages052-053 Oh that delicious dessert is making me hungry!

wedding toast captured in pictures by Reel Life Photos in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages054-055 Cheers! The wedding toast!

First dance wedding photography by Reel Life Photos in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages056-057 First Dance and more dancing!

Fun wedding photography in Dewsbury during the evening wedding reception dancing.

Storybook Pages058-059 Time for some fun dancing pics!

Tradiotional wedding cake pictures in as the cake is cut for real.

Storybook Pages060-061 Cutting the cake – all traditional like!

wedding photos on the stairs of Dewsbury Town Hall

Storybook Pages062-063 bride and groom on the stairs of Dewsbury Town Hall

wedding photography in Dewsbury at the Town Hall

Storybook Pages064-065 wedding guests and the groom (!) pose for pictures at Dewsbury Town Hall

confetti pics in Dewsbury in wedding storybook

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happy bridemaid after catching the bouquet at wedding in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages068-069 The groom’s son is pretty merry as he hug and kisses his father and jubilant bridemaid after catching the bouquet .

last page of Graphistudio wedding book storybook album as the bride shows off her garter

Storybook Pages070-071 the garter and last few wedding pics

To contact Reel Life Photos full time experienced professional wedding photographer in Dewsbury call 07990867058 or visit our website:

http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk wedding photographers in Dewsbury

Holdsworth House wedding storybook album – pictures and design

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
Italian wedding storybook cover

Confetti and smiles!

storybook cover picture of bride and groom, Helen and Bryn.

Helen and Bryn booked me well in advance for their wedding at Holdsworth House, to ensure they got what they wanted – a fun day, and happy wedding pics.  They made sure even the youngest of the children there were catered for, with a ball pool, and games form the older ones to play, as well as delicious ice cream and candy floss provided by a great couple who run http://www.theicicletricyclecompany.co.uk/ice-cream-tricycle/

 

This is the design for their Italian storybook album.

Italian wedding storybook

First two pages of the storybook, with wedding rings on a white cushion

Wedding flowers in storybook album

pages 4-5

 

Holdsworth House Storybook Wedding Album

Pictures inside Holdsworth House before the wedding starts pages 6-7

creative storybook

Helen and Bryn’s wedding album pages 8-9

 

Holdsworth House in Halifax wedding pic

Groomsmen

 

wedding ceremony at Holdsworth House in Halifax

All ready for the wedding ceremony

 

storybook wedding album

pages 14-15 – ceremony page

Holdsworth House wedding ceremony pictures

Holdsworth House wedding ceremony pictures – pages 16-17

artistic black and white wedding photos with colour tints

wedding bouquet and rings on register  – storybook pages 18-19

wedding picture inside Holdsworth House in Halifax

Almost black and white with a touch of colour  – beautiful window light…  storybook pages 20-21

 

wedding pictures inside Holdsworth House wedding venue in Halifax

Such a beautiful location for wedding photography! pages 22-23

 

storybook

confetti pages 24-25

 

 

The maze and gardens at Holdsworth House during a wedding

Great wedding venue as its gardens are perfect for an intimate family wedding. pages 26-27

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bride and bridesmaids in the gardens at Holdsworth House pages 28-29

Holdsworth House wedding

Great place to relax on a gorgeous summer’s day! pages 30-31

 

candyfloss, live music and icecreams in storybook weddding album

candyfloss, live music and icecreams pages 32-33

 

fun wedding pictures

ball pool children, and ice cream – perfect recipe for a fun family wedding   – storybook pages 34-35

 

relaxed family wedding pictures

relaxed family wedding pictures in the gardens at Holdsworth House in Halifax

 

romantic wedding pictures

Bit of romance on a wedding day is good! storybook pages 38-39

 

Holdsworth House wedding

Big group photo – pages 40-41

 

wedding pictures by the tudor arched doorway at Holdsworth House

wedding pictures by the Tudor arched doorway at Holdsworth House pages 42-43

 

wedding kiss

wedding kiss – storybook pages 44-45

 

top table with flowers at Holdsworth House wedding

top table with flowers at Holdsworth House wedding – storybook pages 46-47

 

table layout at Holdsworth House wedding

Beautifully presented tables! A real, pleasure to photograph! storybook pages 48-49

 Holdsworth House wedding pictures

Its so beautiful here, so the photos evoke all the memories of a wonderful wedding day in Halifax – storybook pages 50-51

 

storybook wedding album design

wedding decorations – flowers, sweets and cake – pages 52-53

 

wedding reception at Holdsworth House in Halifax

wedding reception with top quality food. storybook pages 54-55

 

Holdsworth House wedding pictures

speeches and gifts of flowers storybook wedding pages 56-57

 

wedding speeches

fun wedding reception! storybook pages 58-59

 

fun wedding photos in the gardens at Holdsworth House in Halifax

fun wedding photos in the gardens at Holdsworth House in Halifax pages 60-61

 

Icicle Tricycle Company

Bryn has a go at “driving” the tricycle full of ice cream! pages 62-63

 

fun with a ballpool at Holdsworth House wedding

fun with a ballpool at Holdsworth House wedding storybook pages 64-65

 

 maze and wedding pictures

Nice and chilled after a lovely meal. storybook pages 66-67

 

romantic wedding pictures

kisses in between the pink flowers  – storybook pages 68-69

 

reportage wedding pictures by wedding photographer in West Yorkshire

Relaxed wedding pics in the gardens at Holdsworth House in Halifax pages 70-71

 

candyfloss fun wedding pictures

candyfloss fun wedding pictures – storybook pages 72-73

 

evening wedding reception pictures

evening wedding reception pictures – storybook pages 74-75

 

storybook pages 76-77 - cutting the wedding cake

cutting the wedding cake – storybook pages 76-77

 

More info  for your wedding on Reel Life Photos main website

and loads of interesting , and very varied wedding pictures on Facebook.  – over 30.000 pictures  in fact!  xx Elaine

Storybook album of Ethiopian wedding at Double Tree by Hilton West End and St. Aloysius Church in London

Friday, October 11th, 2013
London wedding storybook album

The cover of Tihitna and Patrick's storybook wedding album at Regents Park in London

Tihitna and Patrick travelled across London to meet us at the place where we were staying, when we were down in London for another African wedding. They are a lovely couple so we soon agreed to video and photograph their wedding which was to be held at St. Aloysius Church in London followed by the reception at Double Tree by Hilton West End.  Our lovely bride and groom then invited us to stay at their place, as we are based in West Yorkshire, so perfect!

It was a bright and sunny day on 22 September, as you will see in the following pictures which the couple have chosen to use in their album.  We usually have more photos of the guests and natural pics, but every couple are different, so happy to design something to suit them .

wedding storybook with Ethiopian bride

Make up time for all the girls

 

contemporary album design

Beautiful Ethiopian girls getting ready for the wedding in London Hotel Double Tree by Hilton West End

 

wedding storybook with black and white photos

Black and white and a spot of red..

wedding storybook album design

time to go down stairs and head off to the church in the waiting limo

church wedding photography in London

The bride and her bridesmaids climb up the steps to the church to join the waiting groom inside.

 

church wedding pictures

The bride and groom are in their own world, bursting with happiness

stylish black and white wedding photography

The church ceremony

church wedding pictures

Time for the rings

 

modern weding storybook design

Exchange of rings

 

wedding storybook

The children's turn to do a reading

 

church wedding in London

signing the register

 

church wedding photography in London

Signing the register in a tiny space isn't easy!

 

 

Beautiful stained glass!

 

London wedding photography

Big group photo outside the church

 

wedding photos on the steps of St Aloysius Church in London

wedding photos on the steps of St Aloysius Church in London

 

wedding car kiss

kiss in the wedding car then off to the park - well St Anne's Gardens inside Regents Park

 

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Wedding pictures inside Regents Park

 

traditional wedding photography in London

Love these gates!

 

Such a smiley couple, and Tihitna is like a model! Patrick is great with her too.

 

wedding pictures in Regents Park in London

More pics in the park

 

London wedding pictures

Love the shadows and the sun by these gates

 

wedding pictures in Regent's Park in London

Great day for a romantic stroll through the gardens

 

London wedding photography

Glorious golden light sets off the black and white pictures of Patrick well.

 

romantic wedding pictures

A bed of roses...

 

romantic wedding pictures

More pics of the bride and groom - seems they had fun posing for me.

 

romantic wedding pictures

Just the bride and groom in a world of their own

 

storybook of a London wedding with African bride and groom

Love the rose gardens...

 

wedding pictures

The bridesmaids and mainly Tihitna's sisters

 

black and white wedding photos

the wedding party

 

multicultural wedding photography

Now for the groomsmen

 

natural wedding photography

Tihitna examines her husband's corsage

 

Urban wedding photography

Love London weddings - even street scenes work well

 

Double Tree by Hilton West End wedding pictures

Time to enter the hotel for reception at Double Tree By Hilton West End

 

Double Tree By Hilton West End wedding

Table layout and decorations

 

chocolate fountain

The groom's sister enjoying their chocolate fountain and the chief bridesmaid - the bride's sister - giving her speech

 

cutting the wedding cake and kisses

cutting the wedding cake and kisses

 

wedding storybook

wedding reception pics and first dance

 

Throwing the bouquet - African style

Throwing the bouquet - African style

These girls certainly know how to party!

 

If you fancy finding out more for your own wedding photographer – see our site http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk and for the latest pics see our Facebook albums https://www.facebook.com/destination.wedding.photographer.uk/photos_albums  If you fancy liking our page too, that would be lovely!  Call Elaine for your wedding on +447990867058

xx Elaine and Jorge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storybook wedding album of Ponderosa and church wedding pictures

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
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Cover of Italian wedding book

Paula and Wayne approached me before they had even secured their preferred wedding venue – the Lakeside Restaurant at Ponderosa in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire.  They were over the moon when they managed to get not only  the church on the date they wanted – the 16 June, but also their chosen wedding venue and  ideal wedding photographer for their lively personalities!  These images below are all wedding pictures they chose to have in their storybook wedding album which will be printed in Italy by Graphistudio.

 

Italian wedding storybook design with creative wedding pictures

pages 2-3 of Paula and Wayne's wedding album

Italian wedding storybook with wedding dreess and shoes

My lovely bride bride loves red

wedding photography in Heckmondwike

All ready to go to the church!

St James church wedding photography in West Yorkshire

Guests arriving at St James Church in Heckmondwike are greeted by the smiling groom

church wedding pictures in West Yorkshire - St James in Heckmondwike

the last guests are still arriving as the wedding car pulls up with the bridesmaids and they march swiftly up the slope to the church

wedding photography in West Yorkshire - St James Church wedding pictures

bride arrives with her father-in-law but the ushers are all ready and the guests seated now.

church wedding photography in Heckmondwike - St James church wedding pictures

The bride's daughter rushes to take up her position as the bride is ready to go into the church and stands laughing in the door arch of St James Church in Heckmondwike

church wedding pictures by West Yorkshire wedding photographer, bride in red dress

Time to hand over the bouquet to her bridesmaid as the church ceremony begins

storybook wedding pictures by wedding photographer in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

The bride and groom look round and laugh as the vicar asks if anyone knows of any lawful reason why they should not get married today!

wedding ceremony photos inside St James Church in Heckmondwike

The bride and groom are married as they exchange rings inside St James Church

Wedding photography in Heckmondwike, at St James Church in West Yorksshire

Real signing of the register with the witnesses

Rainy day wedding pictures, so the wedding photographer takes the big group photo inside the church

Its raining so Reel Life Photos takes the big group shot inside the church

storybook wedding album design, with pictures from inside St James Church

Now that was quick and easy wasn't it... The bride takes the lead and marches out down the aisle!

wedding photos outside St James Church by wedding photographer in West Yorkshire

Few pics of parents and groom's gran, then off to Ponderosa, as it is raining!

Ponderosa wedding pictures with confetti

Welcome drinks always seem to coincide with confetti... Great fun though!

storybook wedding pictures inside Lakeside Restaurant at Ponderosa in Heckmondwike

Entrance of the bride and groom - at Ponderosa Lakeside Restaurant wedding venue

wedding reception venue at Ponderosa Lakeside Restaurant, in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire

Inside the Lakeside Restaurant at Ponderosa

champagne bucket at wedding reception venue Ponderosa Lakeside Restaurant in Heckmondwike

The top table looks so beautiful!

Black and white wedding photo of bride and groom by West Yorkshire wedding photographer

They look SO happy, and full of fun!

Ponderosa Lakeside wedding pictures

Like mushrooms sprouting after the rain, up pop the family wedding photos!

traditional wedding photography

Family group for grandma

Exclusive wedding venue in West Yorkshire - Ponderosa Lakeside Restaurant

"Yes, the restaurant is shut to the public for us - see! "

wedding reception pictures inside Ponderosa Lakeside Restaurant

Family and friends all enjoying the wedding party at Ponderosa

wedding photography using off camera flash

Quick its stopped raining - so lets get a few pics of the happy couple!

Real wedding photography which shows of the natural relationships

Paula and Wayne are definitely made for each other with their fun sense of humour

wedding pictures by the lake at Ponderosa in Heckmondwike

Now am sure they are only play fighting...

dramatic wedding photography at Ponderosa

The little girl in the background, makes this image on the right!

Black and white wedding photography as well as dramatic colour at Ponderosa

The groom and his groomsmen know how to party!

This lovely June wedding day at Ponderosa Lakeside Restaurant was also blessed with a rainbow to add to the dramatic skies. See on the pictures of the groomsmen outside the wedding venue getting “Fresh Air” .

wedding reception pictures at Ponderosa Lakeside Restaurant

The children enjoyed their day, as much as the adults.

evening wedding reception pictures

More fun at their evening wedding reception with first dance and more dancing

pictures of wedding with a rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow...

rainbow and wedding cake

Rainbow and wedding cake - great combination!

evening wedding reception pictures

Big surprise along with the groom's karaoke performance...

Fun wedding pictures of dancing at the evening wedding reception in Heckmondwike

Fun time as the lights go down...

summer wedding with evening reception pictures in storybook album

The party goes on ...

If you are getting married at Ponderosa Lakeside Restaurant – or any other wedding venue in West Yorkshire or beyond, and want  fun wedding photographers, give Elaine a call on 07990867058

or visit our website  for more info.  If you would like a wedding album designing  for you and fancy something creative, happy to use a mixture of your ideas, as well as mine.

xx Elaine

 

Wedding album design: Wentbridge House wedding storybook

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
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the whole album layout.

This is only a small storybook, so the many other exciting pictures that documented Lorraine and Paul’s wedding day had to be missed out.  However, they have done an excellent job of editing down from the hundreds they had to chose from, to produce this selection of key photos that show their family wedding at Wentbridge House Hotel in West Yorkshire.  As usual, I had great fun photographing their Spring wedding and must say all the staff at Wentbridge House were wonderful, as was the excellent food at the wedding reception.

xx Elaine (wedding photographer at Reel Life Photos)

wedding storybook cover

Cover for Lorraine and Paul's Storybook wedding album

Wedding storybook album cover

Wedding flowers on first page of storybook album

wedding dress photos

wedding dress and shoes, laid out on the bed

Couple's son's with wedding rings

Wedding rings are so fascinating for the bride and groom's children.

wedding bouquet and champagne at Wentbridge House Hotel

champagne and the bouquet

getting ready wedding photos at Wentbridge House Hotel

finishing touches from the professional!

On with the button holes

Finishing touches at the bar, helped by the professional fingers of the hotel wedding co-ordinator

Bride and bridesmaids wedding photos at Wentbridge House Hotel

The ladies turn to put the finishing touches to their outfits, over a glass of champagne.

black and white wedding photos at Wentbridge House Hotel

Bride and her father, bride and her mother, both very special.

wedding photos at Wentbridge House Hotel, as the bride goes to get married

The bride's father leads her the short walk from the hotel accommodation to the ceremony room

wedding photography at Wentbridge House Hotel storybook wedding album wedding ceremony

Time for the wedding ceremony at last.

wedding ceremony photos at Wentbridge House Hotel

Here comes the bride...

storybook wedding photography at Wentbridge House Hotel with "The Kiss"

Now I pronounce you man and wife: you may kiss the bride!

signing the register storybook wedding photography at Wentbridge House Hotel

signing the register smiles

signing the register family storybook wedding album photos at Wentbridge House

Joined by the boys at the register, a new beginning!

documentary wedding photos in reportage style

Great expressions!

Big group wedding photo at Wentbridge House Hotel in storybook wedding album

All the wedding guests and then a generation shot for the great grandma

family wedding photos at Wentbridge House Hotel gardens in wedding storybook

family wedding photos in the grounds of Wentbridge House Hotel

wedding photography by Reel Life Photos at Wentbridge House Hotel

family wedding photos at Wentbridge House Hotel gardens in wedding storybook

storybnook wedding album

family wedding pictures with Wentbridge House in the background

storybook wedding album pictures of bridesmaids outside Wentbridge House in the gardens

little flower girls and bridesmaids with all their posies

storybook wedding pictures at Wentbridge House in Yorkshire

Great wedding dress Lorraine!

 groomsmen wedding pictures in a fun contemporary style

The groomsmen - fun photos!

stylish wedding photography at Wentbridge House in Yorkshire

hand in hand they walk...Love the back of your dress Lorraine, with its perfect V shaped lacing in Cadbury's purple!

wedding reception pictures at Wentbridge House Hotel in West Yorkshire

Just time for one quick photo of the bride and groom then off we go to the wedding breakfast

cutting the wedding cake

Smiles all round as Lorraine and Paul cut their wedding cake.

fun and romantic wedding pictures at Wentbridge House Hotel in bridal suite

Groom and his Mum,first dance fun, and romantic pic in the bridal suite

creative, fun photography at West Yorkshire wedding by Elaine of Reel Life Photos

Gorgeous bride in the bridal suite at Wentbridge House and fun, arty pic looking into the wine cellar for the missing groom!

black and white wedding photo of bride and groom in bridal suite at Wentbridge House

Goodnight!

For more of Elaine’s wedding photography see www.LeedsWeddingPhotographers.com

Storybook wedding album from unusual wedding in Lake District

Monday, September 19th, 2011
fun wedding photography in the Lake District

back and front cover of Lake District wedding storybook

Emma & Luke piled into my car to join four special friends on Lake Windermere while we were waiting for their wedding venue to open, following their midday ceremony at Kendal Register Office. After a snack of crisps and ice-cream, the bride and groom and their entourage clambered aboard the road-train to go the the the Island Cruise boat at Bowness. There was a huge queue, but everyone kindly allowed the wedding party to board first and get the best seats on the top deck at the front.  The Captain sneaked up to me to ask what the bride and groom were called, then made a surprise public announcement welcoming the new Mr. and Mrs. onboard, cheered on by the Japanese tourists who in turn snapped away with their own cameras too.  On the way back the road-train driver kindly allowed the bride and groom to pose for pictures inside his cab, so they were both made to feel like stars for the day.

This album aims to show what a fun time everyone had at Emma & Luke’s wedding in the Lake District on Wednesday 31 August 2011.

bride getting ready for her wedding in the Lake District

Emma's bright red hair looks spectacular as she gets ready for her wedding

storybook of bride descending the stairs and arrivals at her wedding ceremony in Kendal

bride descending the stairs and arrivals at her wedding ceremony in Kendal

wedding ceremony at Kendal Register Office

Emma and Luke getting married

wedding storybook

Exchange of rings and signing the register

wedding storybook

the witnesses pose while the violinist plays live in the background

wedding storybook

Meet the newly-weds!

big group shot and throwing the bouquet

Now the real fun can begin...

 

wedding photos in storybook album

last few pics outside the register office

wedding storybook  with photography taken in the Lake District

Pic with the girls! Then off to Windermere for an ice-cream!

fun wedding pictures

This was fun!

unusual wedding photos by Lake Windermere

Off to catch the boat for a cruise round the islands on Lake Windermere

unusual wedding pictures

Emma and Luke are allowed to jump the queue to get the best seats!

wedding photos on a boat on Windermere

Life on the ocean wave...well Lake Windermere!

wedding photography by Lake Windermere

Back on dry land...

unusual wedding photos in Cumbria

the return journey

the road train back

The road-train back and reflections on wedding car petrol cap

wedding photography in the Lake District

Just spotted this stone arch in the lane Burnside Cricket Club (the wedding venue)

photos at wedding reception venue in Kendal

Flowers for groom's Mum

 

family wedding photos in Kendal at Burnside Cricket Club

happy family wedding photos

wedding photography in Kendal

wedding group photos on the grass at the cricket club wedding venue

fun wedding photos

more fun chasing the bouquet

wedding photos with bridesmaid and best man

Best Man and Bridesmaid , groom with his Mum, and bridesmaid with Richard

photos inside wedding venue in Kendal

Couldn't resist this delicious home-made food and seeing the kids dance like this

wedding cake and dancing

time for wedding cake and dancing!

first dance wedding pictures

Oh so much in love!

cutting the wedding cake

wedding cake love...

natural wedding photos

love the way the kids help grandma with the cake afterwards

first dance picture on last page of wedding storybook

Sealed with a real kiss: the end! (only of this chapter...)

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

Farm wedding reception in a marquee following traditional church wedding

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

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

storybook album design from farm wedding in Yorkshire

Bridesmaid greeting arriving guests before getting ready for wedding

 

storybook album design from farm wedding in Yorkshire

getting ready pics

storybook album design from farm wedding in Yorkshire

wedding prep

storybook album design from farm wedding in Yorkshire

Bride's Mum, wedding shoes & flowers

storybook album design from farm wedding in Yorkshire

Getting dressed for wedding

storybook album design from farm wedding in Yorkshire

Off to the church in a horse and carriage!

Bride arriving at Wensley Church

Stormy-looking sky announces the bride's arrival at Wensley Church

storybook album design from farm wedding in Yorkshire

Ushers and wedding flowers

bride walking down the aisle with her father

Walking down the aisle at Wensley Church in North Yorkshire

 

church wedding vows

Sally and Jon's church wedding ceremony

church wedding in Wensley North Yorkshire

Father giving away the bride

church wedding pictures

wedding ceremony at Wensley Church

church wedding pics

signing the register

pics after church wedding

Pics inside Wensley Church

natural wedding pictures

Bride leaving Wensley Church

storybook album design from church wedding in Yorkshire

Quaint wedding tradition of coins to release bride and groom

bride outside Wensley Church in North Yorkshire

Bride kissing flower girl.

bride leaving Wensley church in horse and carriage

Bride and Groom leaving church in horse and carriage

farm wedding reception in a marquee

The beautiful wedding marquee decorations

storybook album design from farm wedding in Yorkshire

Red carpet treatment!

farm wedding pictures

Family wedding photos on red carpet outside marquee on the farm

traditional wedding pictures

bride's family wedding photos

contemporary black and white wedding photos

Kiss under the VeilWedding veil and bride's happy mother

storybook album design from farm wedding in Yorkshire

formal wedding photos down on the farm

storybook album design from farm wedding in Yorkshire

family wedding pics

happy wedding photos by the marquee of a farm

Bridesmaids and laughing Dad

wedding pics of groom and groomsmen

Groom's family and the Groomsmen

marquee wedding pictures

Photos outside the marquee

colourful family wedding photos

Aunties and bridesmaids

farm wedding inside the marquee

Top table and wedding cake during the speeches

 

table plan, cupcakes & wine

Note Sally's own wine label!

 

natural wedding pictures of real cutting the wedding cake and speeches

Reality of laughter and fun!

First dance inside the marquee

First Dance

wedding band playing on stage in a marquee

Wedding band and dancing

Dance with bride's father

Dance with bride's father and late summer's evening pics outside again...

Dance with bride's father

Bride and groom just love being photographed together

wedding photos

bride and groom in family's farmhouse garden

wedding photos in farmhouse garden

More pics in Bride's Mum's garden in June on evening of wedding

contemporary wedding photos

bride lying on her dress

happy wedding photos

happy bride and groom

storybook album design from farm wedding in Yorkshire

summer's eveniung wedding photos

wedding photos in farm garden

colourful wedding pics in bride's mum's garden

storybook album design from farm wedding in Yorkshire

Ah, don't they just love each other!

farm wedding pictures

leaning over the farm gate and heading back to the field with the marquee

storybook album design from farm wedding in Yorkshire

bride and groom against dramatic night sky

night time wedding photos outside

Just in time before the storm broke!

evening wedding buffet and marqee at night

evening reception buffet...Goodnight !

children's entertainment at wedding

Postscript: How cute...

 

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

beach wedding in the Seychelles storybook album design

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Our main website is: http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk  so after you have looked at these pics you might like to see more of my wedding photos…. ? More storybooks here – more wedding photos in the galleries and on Facebook in the albums there

xx Elaine

These Creole dancers performed in pitch black outside on the helipad by the sea at Lauren and Trevor’s Seychelles wedding reception. There was an official videographer there too (Michel T) , so this is just a basic clip I shot for myself (as the wedding photographer) on my Canon 5 D Mark II whilst also shooting photos.

Levana –  aged 9 and a half –  was my little assistant using one of my “big” cameras and two different “L” (top of the range) lenses during the first part of this wedding, up to the end of the beach ceremony, and several of her photos have been included by the bride and groom in this storybook wedding album.  She has been coming with me on wedding shoots since she was three , so know what to do, though its only in the past two years she has been allowed to use one of my professional cameras to participate in the photography.

This wedding was also videoed by Michel – a professional cameraman in the Seychelles.  He can be contacted on +2482510972 and his son Damien took over the assisting role once we arrived at the wedding reception venue.  Some of his photos have also been included, so many thanks to both my young assistants. xx Elaine

The earlier pages of this Italian storybook, showing the bride and groom and their families getting ready for the wedding, and Lauren & Trevor’s beach wedding ceremony in the Seychelles can be found here.

Sometimes I feel that  wedding photographers are frightened of colour and dull everything down to muted tones and plain black and white throughout.  That might be appropriate for some weddings in the UK and for certain couple’s tastes, but when in an exotic or vibrant environment,  its a shame to somehow avoid colour!  Having lived in Greece for 8 years where I brought up my family, I soaked up the Mediterranean light which in turn formed my artistic vision through my oil paintings and line drawings of people, and photography too.

I doubt Kate and William had a better wedding than this, though they did honeymoon in the Seychelles too!

Seychelles bride and groom holding hand at end of beach wedding ceremony

Lauren and Trevor hand in hand at the end of their beach wedding ceremony

Cap Lazare is an outdoor wedding reception venue in the Seychelles

wedding party arrives at Cap Lazare

The little pictures show details of the personalised coconut-shell cups the welcome drinks were served in decorated by star fruit. the tropical leaves overlaid with white Frangipani flowers following the theme of green dresses for the bridesmaids, and banana crisps wrapped in funnels of banana leaves. Absolutely fantastic!

 

bride and groom arriving at outdoor wedding reception venue in the Seychelles

bride and groom make their official entrance to their reception at Cap Lazare

I originally designed these with the images of the bride and groom to the left and to the right in a  slightly smaller size, as believe space surrounding the images is important to display the photos better, but always listen to bride and groom’s personal views and preferences so this is a revised version to suit their tastes.

 

pictures  of Cap Lazare wedding reception venue in the Seychelles

groom's sister Katherine plays a delightful flute recital for the wedding guests at the start of the wedding reception

 

Love the emotional hug from the groom for his sister after the flute performance while their Mum applauds and smiles with happiness too. All the bridesmaids had Frangipani flowers in their hair too, so overlaid this lovely image of Katherine onto a picture of the red flowers used.

official photography of wedding guests  in the Seychelles

Three loving sisters with their three loving partners

Under the above  photo here is of a sunlit dark green pool surrounded by palm tree fronds at the entrance to this Seychelles wedding venue at Cap Lazare in Mahe.  I really wanted to photograph the bride lying on the smooth undulating rocks at the side of this pool but it had rained heavily during our drive from the beach wedding ceremony to the reception venue, so it wasn’t to be…

 

bride's family wedding photos at Cap Lazare in the Seychelles

bride's family who travelled mainly from the UK for the wedding in the Seychelles

exotic dream wedding location on Mahe in the Seychelles

wedding photography in the Seychelles by UK wedding photographer

happy moments before the wedding breakfast

bride and groom by the sea in the Seychelles

Trevor’s Dad Emmanuel loved the idea of a pic that showed the blue sky above palm trees here

 creative destination wedding photography

Wedding pictures of local Seychelles families on the Groom's side

Groom's friendly family in the Seychelles

wedding photos in the Seychelles

more of the groom's lovely family over clasped hands uniting both sides

wedding speeches at Cap Lazare in Mahe

Trevor and Lauren made this very creative seating plan board over a map of Mahe

photos and Seychelles wedding reception venue details

photos of beautiful memories and giant shell in the Seychelles wedding venue loo

Seychelles wedding banquet

Seychelles wedding banquet! Exotic wedding food-yummie!

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! More storybooks here – more wedding photos in the galleries, and whole weddings in  All Day Wedding Pictures

xx Elaine and Cuban videoman Jorge

Creole dancing and wedding first dance in the Seychelles outside.

Magical movements of Creole dancing and first dance in the dark outside

Seychelles wedding evening reception

More night-time dancing outside on the helipad

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

Seychelles bride and groom cutting the wedding cake at night

What abeautiful wedding cake!

Seychelles bride throwing the bouquet outside under palm trees at night

Nearly forgot to throw the bouquet!

Seychelles wedding reception venue at night as end of wedding

We bid a reluctant goodbye and good night to the end of Trevor & Lauren's wedding day

www.leedsweddingphotographers.com

 


Storybook wedding albums – few pics of Reel Life Photos albums & DVDs

Monday, March 7th, 2011

We often get asked what our albums are like, so here are a few pics mainly taken at various wedding fairs in West Yorkshire . xx Elaine

storybook wedding albums by Reel Life Photos

Reel Life Photos storybook wedding albums

wedding video DVDs by Reel Life Photos  & story book wedding albums

Display of wedding DVDs and wedding storybooks

and a few more album pictures on display at Dewsbury Town Hall in Yorkshire

Reel Life Photos storybook albums at Dewsbury Town Hall

Reel Life Photos storybook albums at Dewsbury Town Hall

Reel Life Photos storybook albums at Dewsbury Town Hall

Reel Life Photos wedding storybooks at Dewsbury Town Hall

Reel Life Photos wedding storybook albums

Reel Life Photos wedding storybook albums

Reel Life Photos wedding storybook a covers

Reel Life Photos wedding story books

wedding storybook albums and Ice Hotel picture on laptop screen

wedding storybook albums and ice Hotel pic on laptop screen

And at our latest wedding fair in The Light Shopping Centre in Leeds in January 2012 – a very popular show!

Reel Life Photos wedding fair in Leeds

Children looking at Reel Life Photos storybook wedding albums

Reel Life Photos storybook wedding albums at wedding fair in the Light in Leeds

Reel Life Photos storybook wedding albums at wedding fair in the Light in Leeds

Reel Life Photos storybook wedding albums at wedding fair in the Light in Leeds

Reel Life Photos storybook wedding albums at wedding fair in the Light in Leeds

wedding photographer Elaine of Reel Life Photos at the Light in Leeds

Reel Life Photos wedding photographer Elaine chatting with brides to be.

Seychelles wedding album and Italian storybook

Two of our Italian wedding albums: the one at the front is of a beach wedding in The Seychelles

Reel Life Photos wedding photography

Photos and paintings at Reel Life Photos

Reel Life Photos wedding photographers

The other side of Reel Life Photos reception.

See storybook wedding pictures as individually designed for each bride and groom personally by Elaine

Return to Reel Life Photos main website here: www.reellifephotos.co.uk