YOU ARE LOVED. YOU HAVE PURPOSE
I used to play in the parks at Temple Newsam Estate when I was a kid. Hell I even remember a time when I was 15 & drunk in the nearby fields when these guys hosted Leeds Festival back in the day. But fast forward nearly 20 years (Oh my God I'm old) & this time Temple Newsam is the home for the absolutely incredible wedding of Chloe & Andy & just wow, strap yourselves in for some beautiful Summer vibes YES!
It all began in Temple Newsam House within its grand hall. I spent the first parts of the wedding with Andy the Groom & his Groomsmen posing them next to huge oil paintings & illustrious architecture. There at the gates Bride Chloe arrived to walk down the aisle in front of family, friends & waiting love.
Afterwards it was an idyllic walk down to the Walled Garden Marquee with Chloe & Andy where these guys went all out for making those epic portraits happen. Tangled Rhododendron roots & sunflowers led the way to the walled garden greenhouse. Honestly there's not a photographer around that doesn't adore a greenhouse for portraits & this one was just beautiful beyond words. Even the graffiti was suitably poetic "You are loved. you have purpose."
Back in the marquee it was food, speeches & all out awesomeness that raised the roof of this tiny corner of Yorkshire. A big shout out to the Bridesmaids & groomsmen too. Even after plenty of beer & food these guys were already putting there jackets & shoes back on before I could say "MORE PORTRAITS" It ain't often I get a more willing set of peeps to photograph amidst such an incredible location. YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!
Back inside the party started with music & moves into the night. As I left these two magnificent humans amidst the fading light of a Summers day my mind went back to that graffiti in the steamed windows of a beautiful greenhouse.
They are loved. They have purpose.
Here's to Andy & Chloe.
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CHLOE & ANDY
“Completely agree with all the other 5 star reviews 🌟We booked Ryan before we’d even booked a wedding venue - as soon as we saw his work we knew it was exactly what we wanted. We’re left with some absolutely stunning wedding photos that we’ll treasure forever full of lovely memories.”