Posts Tagged 'bridge'

Sophie & Andy, The Swan, Newby Bridge

October weddings are a bit of a gamble – you hope they’ll be ‘autumnal’, but are aware the weather could be rubbish. And in the morning it was. Wind, rain, cold, the lot.

But as I spent an hour or so with Sophie and her hairdresser and make-up team, it got brighter and drier outside. By the time the ceremony was over, we even managed a walk alongside the river. OK, it was a tad nippy and the wind was whipping around, but that’s ‘autumnal’.

A last look in the mirror.


Not your average wedding car.


See? It was a beautiful day.


And not a bad setting if you have to be inside at the Swan either.




Suzanne & Andrew, The Swan, Newby Bridge

Thank you to Suzanne and Andrew, whose wedding took place at the Swan Hotel at Newby Bridge on Friday 26th June. It wasn’t just sunny, it was HOT and humid. Luckily, the ballroom where the ceremony was held is air conditioned!

Bottles of essential, life-giving liquid on a day like today…


Not many people actually look good when they’re wearing the wrong jacket, but kids just know how to do it…


I don’t need to know ‘why’ to know that it’s worth taking a photograph…


Anyone work out who the groom supports?


A few quiet minutes amid the fun…


Alison & Justin, The Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge

The Swan Hotel at Newby Bridge has a great interior for photographers. It was dry and bright outside on Alison & Justin’s Wedding day last week, but I took plenty shots inside too.

This the Swan…at Newby Bridge…right on cue.

Wedding Photography Season

There isn’t one. Not any more. OK, most happens in the summer months, say from April to October, but winter is popular too now. This is probably due to being able to get married in more and more venues, which then become popular on ‘peak’ Saturdays , so people choose to get married mid-week, or out of season. And why not?

In January, Ian and Ann organised, booked and married in the space of a couple of weeks – that’s the way to do it! The venue was the Swan in Newby Bridge, which I knew had some lovely rooms – a bonus for a photographer anytime, but particularly if it’s too wet or cold to get outside. This is something every bride should think about, in England at least. I’ve been very lucky with weather recently – only one wet wedding all summer ’07 – despite most peoples’ memories of that period! But if the interior of your chosen venue has plenty of space for you and your guests to mill around with alcohol in their nervous hands, then the day will go a lot smoother – whatever the weather.

Knowing how nice this window can look, I loitered at the other end of the room waiting for the bride to be almost alone in front of it, but without staging anything.



You can’t plan this, you just have to be ready for anything!


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