Emily was taking
a peek out of a window when I spotted this image,
all that had to be done was to tidy the dress a bit
and ask her to bend her arms.
The amazing lighting effects were provided by Kerry,
my assistant, using flash in a way that only she can use it.
(Kerry is also currently being trained
in the art of dropping expensive equipment
just to see if it bounces off the ground).
We whizz off to the church (in Haydon Bridge) where a really friendly priest explains that I can take pictures from the rear of the church during the service.
Hah - I am armed
with a lens as long as a telegraph pole, and am able to get some rather neat
from my distant perch.
a guy who was standing
in one of the rear pews & trying
to rock a baby to sleep - did set up quite a rhythm.
he swayed from side to side,
as he swayed left - I clicked -
he swayed right and blotted out my view -
then he swayed left again and I clicked again . . . . and so on.
Not spending lots of time on family pictures (Emily's request) we zoomed back to Langley Castle.
we took a couple
of quick pictures outside
(just to show that we had a castle to play with for the day).
They even looked just as good as they wandered back !
that she had cunningly placed some fireworks on the tables.
I couldn't find the bangers,
(I suppose a jumping jack under a table would have livened things up a bit !),
but the guests located the sparklers.
It was magic to
no one had been told about them -
so it was a while before someone thought. . . what's this ??
they put the sparkler
to the candle
and it lit up . . .
the whole room noticed and copied,
it was pure magic.
As is customary on our planet - evening followed day.
Emily and Chris had laid on a Band who travelled a great distance in order to set up.
And also a pretty brilliant disco.
Here we see the
pair in action on the dance floor,
pure enjoyment on both faces.
As is my custom - a this point, I slid off into the night.
(actually - I slid off into my car - but sliding off into the night sounds a bit more dramatic).
unposed images . . .
Emily had asked for a picture at the castle gates.
this is something of a standard picture at Langley
(it shows the whole castle in the image)
but since absolutely everyone takes this picture,
I won't show it here.
however - in my
hurry to get into a sensible position
(like - standing nonchalantly behind a tripod,
with camera pointing in the right direction)
I ran to the castle gates.
Emily and Chris saw us running and ran after us
(perhaps they thought we were fleeing
they came after us to make sure that we stayed to finish the job !)
Anyway - as they
started to run,
I realised that they looked pretty good
so . . . not to put too fine a point on it,
I took a picture or two.
photographer in Northumberland , North East England, Alan is the winner of many
major awards for portrait, wedding and fashion photography,
although operating from a studio in Morpeth, Northumberland, he is happy to travel for the right commissions.
Langley Castle Wedding.
Langley Castle in
Northumberland, the very English Wedding of two lovely people who met across
the pond in America (Cincinnatti), Emily and Chris
Emily is an English
Girl from the North East of our country,
Chris is from America.
Their wedding photographs reflect Emilys decision to simply enjoy the day,
with no 'long formal photo sessions', simply lots of images capturing the day as it unfolded.