For the last wedding of the year I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Catherine & Anthony at the beautiful Goldsborough Hall. With 162 guests this was a relatively large wedding so we were very fortunate the weather was conducive to allow group photographs to be taken outside. The weather was indeed lovely considering the time of year and despite it being cold it was a clear, bright day. I was so pleased for Catherine & Anthony that they had such a lovely day for their wedding, especially after a rather dull day with a little rain on their pre-wedding photoshoot which you may recall took place in the grounds of the stunning Fountains Abbey.
Goldsborough Hall looked particularly festive with the Christmas decorations. It is always a delight working at Goldsborough Hall and, as always, it looked stunning. The newly weds took time out to have a look around the grounds and spend some time together whilst I captured some lovely intimate photographs of the two of them. Due to the low light of the sun, the photographs taken captured some of the lovely colour of the foliage in the woodland at Goldsborough. I know some photographers prefer not to photograph winter weddings as from a photographers point-of-view they are more difficult than a summer wedding, but to me the creativity of having to work with different light and different situations makes my job much more interesting. I have no doubt that had it been a rainy day all the photographs would have had to be taken inside, which would have made for a much more difficult situation in which to photograph, particularly with the number of guests. Fortunately when a winter’s day is cold yet clear, the sunlight being lower in the sky, I can work with the light to make for some beautiful photographs.
Catherine & Anthony are on their honeymoon and due to return in a week’s time. I wish them a lovely time and I look forward to hearing from them in due course regarding the photographs for their wedding album. In the meantime here are some highlights from their wedding for you to enjoy.