Pictures of La Digue in the Seychelles honeymoon or wedding location

April 25th, 2018
La Digue wedding location

Cat Coco to La Digue

Detail of Seychelles ferry - Cat Coco

Cat Coco catamaran. in the Seychelles

Passengers on Cat Coco. on its way to La Digue from Mahe in the Seychelles

Passengers on Cat Coco. on its way to La Digue from Mahe in the Seychelles

Boats near Mahe ferry terminal, The Seychelles

Boats near Mahe ferry terminal, The Seychelles

Cat Rose in the Seychelles

Cat Rose in the Seychelles

Cat Rose sailing in the Seychelles

Cat Rose sailing in the Seychelles

boats on La Digue romantic island in the Seychelles

Scenes in La Digue, island in the Seychelles, as the ferry arrives

La Digue is a perfect honeymoon or wedding location in the Seychelles

Boats on La Digue, island in the Seychelles

Bicycles for hire on La Digue, island in the Seychelles

Bicycles for hire on La Digue, island in the Seychelles

Traditional ox drawn cart on La Digue, island in the Seychelles

Traditional ox drawn cart on La Digue, island in the Seychelles

Cyclist passing a traditional ox drawn cart on La Digue, island in the Seychelles

Cyclist passing a traditional ox drawn cart on La Digue, island in the Seychelles

Cyclist on La Digue, island in the Seychelles

Cyclist on La Digue, island in the Seychelles, carrying his little girl in one arm as he pedals

Interesting wooden house structure on La Digue in the Seychelles

Cyclist passing a wooden house under construction on La Digue, island in the Seychelles

Cute painted house on La Digue, island in the Seychelles

Cute painted house on La Digue, island in the Seychelles

Cute painted house on La Digue, island in the Seychelles

Cyclists passing a church on La Digue, island in the Seychelles

Imagine getting married here on La Digue, by the sea on this romantic island in the Seychelles

Imagine getting married here on La Digue, by the sea on this romantic island in the Seychelles

Boats on crystal clear water in the sea on La Digue in the Seychelles

Boats on crystal clear water in the sea on La Digue in the Seychelles

Imagine getting married here !  So many amazing scenes on a peaceful island in the Seychelles, where the humble bicycle is the preferred mode of transport, easily hired too on arrival off the ferry from Praslin or Mahe.

I am based in the UK but could easily fly out for you to take your wedding photos in the Seychelles,  I have been the official wedding photographer for a wedding on Mahe, but totally fell in love with La Digue and its charming bicycles and clean azure blue seas, and don’t even charge for travel (unless you are offering of course!) !

https://www.reellifephotos.co.uk

xx Elaine – whatsapp +447990867058

Creative Scene Togethering

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

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

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

 

wedding-photographer-in-Bali-for-a-Balinese-wedding

April 18th, 2017
Balinese wedding photography in a temple

The beautiful wedding in Bali has many fascinating customs. I went to Bali especially to be able to capture some of these.  This wedding also continued on the following day with the wedding reception, but sadly I was already booked for a Pakistani wedding back in the UK the  day after that.

 

Photos by UK wedding photographer in Bali

Colourful wedding guests in Bali

 

Balinese Groom sits without his bride at the start of his wedding ceremony, as the marriage register is being filled in for them to sign.

 

The Balinese priest is preparing to start the religious rituals

 

Wedding ceremony rituals in Bali

The priest is taking the incense / josticks to use during the wedding ceremony rituals

 

The Balinese priest is preparing to start the religious rituals by lighting the josticks

 

Balinese Groom at the start of his wedding ceremony

 

One of the Balinese village elders wearing white, who all sit together by the groom and priest, on the patio in front of the house.

 

 

Detail of the Balinese Groom’s sword at the start of his wedding ceremony

 

Offerings at a wedding in Bali

 

Balinese wedding ceremony, as the marriage register is being signed

 

Prayers during traditional Balinese wedding ceremony.

 

Prayers during traditional Balinese wedding ceremony.

 

Balinese bride and groom at the start of their wedding ceremony

 

Prayers during traditional Balinese wedding ceremony.

 

Gold headdress on Balinese bride

Beautiful Balinese bride with her gold headdress during her wedding ceremony in Bali

 

Balinese wedding in Bali

Balinese bride and groom during their wedding ceremony

wedding guests in Bali

Wedding guests during the  Balinese wedding ceremony

 

Balinese wedding guests

Wedding guests at the start of this Balinese wedding ceremony

Nyepi Ogoh-Ogoh parade in Selat Duda, Karangasem, Bali

March 28th, 2017
Nyepi Ogoh-Ogoh Bali 2017

Balinese customs: papier mâché monsters to drive out the evil spirits at New Year.  This huge creation creation is carried on a raft of bamboo poles, carried by children who belong to the Banjar (community ) who created it.

Balinese hildren carry the Ogoh-Ogoh they have made to drive out the evil spirits before Nyepi - quiet day throughout all of Bali

Ogoh-Ogoh parade in Bali at Nyepi

Ogoh-Ogoh with boobs like papayas!

 

 

Gruesome Ogoh-Ogoh in Bali 2017 - Balinese custom at Nyepi

Ogoh-Ogoh at Nyepi in Bali

Balinese customs: papier mâché monsters to drive out the evil spirits at New Year. Around 20 Banjars in the area all submitted Ogoh-Ogoh, which are carried by the children and young people who made them using a bamboo raft of poles.

Nyepi in Bali - Ogoh-Ogoh

Balinese monsters to drive out the evil spirits at Nyepi

Great Gatsby wedding pictures at Mitton Hall

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!

unusual wedding shoes for men

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 .

https://www.reellifephotos.co.uk

Asian wedding pictures – by Reel Life Photos photographer

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

 

 

 

Arabic Asian wedding in London

October 31st, 2016

Even though Reel Life Photos is based in West Yorkhire, we travel a lot for exciting , unusual, or multicultural weddings not only up and down the UK but also abroad.

This wedding had both Arabic and Asian food, both Arabic and Asian music and wedding traditions, with so much dancing it was a real pleasure – though naturally very tiring – to film and to photograph.  I would love to show you the people having fun too, but as we respect our Muslim couples and their families we can’t reveal all here, so if you need more info about us then visit our Facebook page  or give Elaine a call or message on WhatsApp – 07990867058

Arabic Asian wedding in London

The bride’s bouquet with cream and pinks roses, lying on the bed as she gets ready at Hilton Hotel London Metropole.

 

Arabic Asian wedding in London

The bride’s hands with mehndi in natural wedding pictures as she gets ready for her wedding

 

Arabic Asian wedding in London

The bride’s hands with mehndi in natural wedding pictures , as she adjusts her hijab

 

Arabic Asian wedding in London

Wedding in London with beautifully presented tables and chairs with elegant sashes

 

Arabic Asian wedding in London

Wedding in London with beautifully presented tables and chairs with elegant sashes.

 

wedding cake and stage at Arabic Asian wedding

Wedding cake with real flowers in between the tiers

 

Asian or Arabic wedding stage with flower panels

Asian wedding stage with flower panels

 

Wedding cake detail with Mr and Mrs sign

Wedding cake with real flowers in between the tiers

 

The Stage - Asian Arabic wedding photography in London

Asian wedding stage with flower panels

 

 Asian Arabic wedding photography in London

Asian wedding stage with flower panels – detail of the flowers

 

 Asian Arabic wedding photography in London

The top table at London wedding

 

 wedding cake with real flowers

Wedding cake with real flowers in between the tiers

 

Arabic ASIAN WEDDING IN lONDON - THE TABLE DECOR

Wedding in London with beautifully presented tables

 

Arabic Asian wedding details

Wedding in London with beautifully presented tables and chairs with elegant sashes

 

Asian Arabic wedding food

Chicken salad starter at Asian Arabic wedding in London

 

Falafel starter at Asian Arabic wedding in London

Falafel starter

 

Starter at Asian Arabic wedding in London

wedding in London – the food

 

Arabic Asian wedding details

the rings

 

Arabic Asian wedding ring details

the bride’s ring

Pictures of the Grand Banqueting Suite at an Asian wedding

September 7th, 2016
Asian wedding photography at the Grand

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – the stage

The Grand Banqueting Suite is an excellent wedding venue  for larger weddings.  They have great food service, with very speedy and efficient staff. I’ve been photographing Asian weddings there for many years now since 2006 at least.  As an experienced  female wedding photographer, I understand how things work so can help guide you through the wedding process if you are currently researching your wedding and would like a little help.

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire - the stage

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – the bride and groom’s table

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire

The Grand  Banqueting Suite in West Yorkshire elegant entrance interior

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire - The Grand

Mango and passion fruit juice being served to welcome wedding guests at The Grand Banqueting Suite

 

 

Pictures of Asian wedding at The Grand in West Yorkshire

Asian bride’s hand as she clutches her bouquet at her wedding at The Grand in West Yorkshire

 

Pictures of Asian wedding bouquet at The Grand in West Yorkshire

Bouquet of pink and cream roses.

 

bride's necklace at wedding at The Grand Banqueting Suite in West Yorkshire

Asian wedding jewellery worn by the bride at The Grand in West Yorkshire

 

Pictures of Asian bride by the fountain at The Grand in West Yorkshire

The bride touches the water in the fountain at The Grand

 

Pictures of Asian wedding at The Grand in West Yorkshire

Bride’s bouquet by the mirror at The Grand in West Yorkshire

 

The Grand Banqueting Suite in West Yorkshire

Main hall at The Grand with its elegant chandeliers and beautifully presented tables ready for an Asian wedding

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – view of the upstairs floor at The Grand

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire  -upstairs at the Grand

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire

Upstairs seating for a wedding at the Grand.

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – upstairs at The Grand

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire - the men's side

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – the men’s side

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire - the cake

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – the cake

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire - the cake

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – the cake

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – the men’s hall.

 

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire - the men's side

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – the men’s side

 

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire - the men's side

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – the men’s side

 

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – upstairs at The Grand

 

wedding pictures by female Asian wedding photographer at The Grand in West Yorkshire

Pictures of Asian wedding at The Grand in West Yorkshire – the bride’s hand and rings

 

Asian wedding jewellery on teh bride;s hand at The Grand in West Yorkshire

Pictures of Asian wedding at The Grand in West Yorkshire, as the bride touches her earring, so showing off her beautiful mehndi designs and gold rings.

 

 Asian wedding photography at The Grand in West Yorkshire

The bride’s bouquet of roses at Asian wedding at The Grand in West Yorkshire

 

Natural Asian wedding photography at The Grand in West Yorkshire

Natural Asian wedding pictures at The Grand in West Yorkshire