Asian-wedding-video-and-photography

August 5th, 2016
Asian wedding mehndi shot on the Mehndii by wedding photographer at then venue

Mehndi on the Mehndi night is great for the wedding photographer to capture – even if they are shooting video one or two stills look good in the design on the cover of the Blu Ray or DVD

 

Crown Banqueting Birmingham interior set up for Asian wedding before the photographer arrives

Crown Banqueting Birmingham interior during Asian wedding Baraat before all the guests arrives

 

Female Asian DJ for Mehndi or weddings

Female DJ at Orchid Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

Pakistani bride by Asian wedding photographer Dewsbury

Bride with her hands over her face showing off her mehndi designs in the bridal suite at Orchid wedding venue in Dewsbury

Wedding venue Orchid Dewsbury byAsian wedding photographer

Orchid wedding venue in Dewsbury at night – pictures at Orchid Banqueting in Dewsbury

Contact elaine@weddingphotos-video.co.uk after visiting our Asian wedding page or call 07990867058

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Coco Ocean wedding pictures in the Gambia – storybook

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

Gambian wedding day

July 17th, 2016

 

Download Festival 2016

June 12th, 2016

Well, it wouldn’t be a festival would it, without the predictable mud-sloshing, plastic poncho-shrouded crowd would it!  However, the monsoon-style gushing rain, all but drowning the festival-goers, was over the top, sending hoards rushing for shelter, where there was none!

Download 2016 rain

Download 2016 during the thunderstorm as everyone rushes to escape the downpour.

Download 2016 at night with the Ferris Wheel and plastic ponchos

Yellow ponchos cover stooped shoulders and bedraggled festival-goers tramp through the mud at night, while the brightly lit Ferris Wheel lights up the sky

 Download 2016 festival goers in shorts, despite the mud and rain!

Download Festival goers optimistically arrive in shorts, but the rain just doesn’t stop!

 

Download 2016, bare flesh is the only way to sat dry, perhaps?

This young man strips off his sodden tea-shirt. as the rain continues to pour down.

 

Download 2016 where lastic ponchos are the dress code of the day!

At least this set of festival-goers have a seat in the rain.Clear plastic ponchos are cold comfort though!, as they brave the weather to listen and watch live music performances on the main stage.

 

Download 2016, alternative clothing stalls

Stalls selling alternative clothing are soon filled with cold wet bodies, desperate to get out of the rain. Such a shame!

 

Download 2016 main stage in the rain

View of the main stage over the tops of umbrellas and raincoats.

 

Download 2016 mud  and wellies

“Mud, mud, glorious mud…”

Download 2016 cat bar and mud

This huge cat-bar sculpture proves popular, despite its location in a sea of mud.

 

Download 2016 illuminated Ferris wheel as dusk falls and dismal-faced girl with long bedraggled hair.

As dusk falls the dreary wet weather washout dampens many spirits, but the Ferris wheel keeps spinning…

 

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Candian Bride by Blue House before her Wedding in Iceland

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

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Interracial wedding in London

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

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Gambian women cooking for a wedding party

April 9th, 2016
Gambian women cooking

Gambian women cooking at night for the wedding party at the groom’s family home

Bolton Excellency wedding venue always excites me with their theatrical lighting and décor!

April 8th, 2016
Bolton Excellency wedding

wedding reception in Bolton Excellency

See a little video clip of this theatrical wedding venue here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcgnkoNb5_c

Bolton Excellency wedding reception photography

Bolton Excellency wedding reception pic with theatrical lighting

wedding reception food at Bolton Excellency

The starters at wedding reception in Bolton

 

Exterior of Bolton Excellency at Night

Outside Bolton Excellency at Night

 

Beautiful table layout at wedding reception in Bolton Excellency

Beautiful table décor at wedding reception at Bolton Excellency

 

Décor in the entrance foyer at Bolton Excellency

Décor in the entrance foyer at Bolton Excellency

Bolton Excellency wedding pic with grand chandeliers

Bolton Excellency with its grand chandeliers and beautiful décor.

 

Bolton Excellency theatrical Asian weddings

Bolton Excellency with its grand chandeliers

 

Bolton Excellency wedding reception with its grand chandeliers

Bolton Excellency with its grand chandeliers

 

Bolton Excellency wedding reception decorations

Bolton Excellency wedding reception décor.

 

Bolton Excellency wedding reception dexorations

Bolton Excellency wedding reception décor.

 

Well lit wedding reception in Bolton Excellency

Well lit wedding reception in Bolton Excellency

 

wedding reception details at Bolton Excellency

wedding reception details at Bolton Excellency

Contact Elaine via Reel Life Photos main website for info on photography and video at Bolton Excellency or call 07990 867058

Wedding on a mountain in Iceland

February 26th, 2016

Earlier this year, I happened to meet a lovely young Canadian couple when they were travelling through the UK on a shoestring budget.  I mentioned that I was a wedding photographer, and that I put experiences above money, ( though of course we still have to earn our living) so was really excited when they messaged me in September about their imminent wedding plans.  They didn’t want the usual kind of wedding with family and friends around them, but opted to have their legal wedding ceremony on top of a mountain in Iceland!  Now I’ve always said that I will go anywhere – even on top of a mountain – (but not jump out of an aeroplane or dive under the sea) so of course I jumped at the idea.

The weather in October – even in the UK – is touch and go for an outdoor wedding, so it was a huge risk that they, the registrar – and the camera – would get soaked.  However we were SO lucky!  It rained – or snowed – on days either side of the wedding, but that Saturday was perfect!  Freezing cold of course, but our super romantic couple had such an adrenalin rush, they stood their with the wind in their hair, the groom in just shirt and trousers, the bride in a strapless  – almost backless –  white wedding dress they had bought at last minute from a charity shop.  Their love was shining through as was the sunshine, though it was still bitterly cold in the wind. I was fully dressed in outdoor walking gear myself though!

Unusual wedding pictures on a mountain in Iceland

Unusual outdoor wedding in Iceland on top of a mountain with just the bride and groom – no guests – oh and the wedding photographer, of course!

Unusual wedding pictures on a mountain in Iceland

Outdoor wedding in Iceland

Unusual wedding pictures on a mountain in Iceland

Outdoor wedding in Iceland with just a bride and a groom.

getting married in Iceland on a mountain

Real life wedding exchange of rings during the outdoor ceremony in Iceland

getting married in Iceland on a mountain

Real life wedding exchange of rings during the outdoor ceremony in Iceland

getting married in Iceland on a mountain

Real life wedding exchange of rings during the outdoor ceremony in Iceland

After the ceremony the couple walk down the mountain and take a few private moments to share their mutual joy.  I watch from afar…and capture this picture.

Icelandic wedding ceremonyas the bride and groom share a quiet moment

The bride and groom are in their own world…

If you are getting married in Iceland , I would love to go back there!

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Wedding Engagement Photos on a Mountain in Iceland

February 13th, 2016
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Dramatic engagement photos in Iceland on top of a red rock.

This amazing couple from Canada, decided to get married in Iceland, and invited me to be their wedding photographer. Reel Life Photos is based in the UK – so truly international!  www.reellifephotos.co.uk

natural engagement picture in Iceland

Dramatic engagement photos in Iceland on top of a red rock

outdoor wedding in Iceland

Engagement photos in Iceland  with the bride in a red dress

Fun enegement and wedding photography

Fun engagement photography in Iceland

Bride in a red dress play fights with her groom by the rock they got married on in Iceland

Fun enegement and wedding photography

Fun pic of Canadian bride and groom play-fighting for engagement shoot in Iceland.

Fun engagement and wedding photography

Is the Canadian groom going  to end up in the water, as the bride pushes him hard during a play-fight for an engagement photoshoot in Iceland?

 

For more info contact Elaine of Reel Life Photos on +44799867958