Whirlowbrook Hall Wedding Photography
Driving to any wedding always has the same effect on me, and as the day of Whirlowbrook hall wedding photography was upon me, my nervousness became the biggest emotion. The main reason for this is my burning desire to nail the day, to make sure I go above and beyond my clients expectations and deliver images that not only capture the essence of the big day, but images that also add some drama and flare. And on a wet grey day in September as I drove through Sheffield the nerves were back, what would the venue be like, was the weather going to behave, how much fun would the day be and will I smash it as I hope to do!
As I arrived at the venue the rain poured, but the Whirlowbrook Hall staff smoothed away the worries with a big smile, and a lovely coffee to start the day. I found Rachel and the girls busy with make up and hair, the last minute alterations and above all, lots of laughter. The entire place was filled with an air of calm, the boys relaxed and had an early morning beer in the room next door, all was as it should be on the biggest day of your life. As the morning went on, the hours clicked by the ceremony brought the nerves of Will and Rachel, along with the tears. But the I Do’s made everything perfect for some dreamy Whirlowbrook Hall Wedding Photography.
After drinks and hugs we headed out to the gardens for the formals, only to be beaten by the rain. So with intrepid minds we jumped in the car and headed to Surprise view, over looking Hathersage. As the wind howled and cleared the rain and brought out the sun Rachel and Will were determined to have their pictures in the Peaks, and wow did we make the most to if. Even returning a second time at sunset to try and capture some more of the stunning scenery around this beautiful part of Sheffield.
As the day drew to evening and the party started the creative photography became the focus, with plenty of opportunity to make more memories for this wonderful couple. It was a superb day, great people, fabulous guests and hopefully my need to be nervous blown away. I found it so difficult to choose a selection of images for this blog, but hopefully these give you an idea of how stunning the day was. My sincere thanks to you both for being the dream couple. x
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Matt & Katy Boulton | Yorkshire | 12th September 2014
After a recommendation from a friend we arranged a meeting with James and within the first 5 minutes of meeting James we knew that he was the right man to take our wedding photographs. From start to finish from the pre wedding shoot to church and then the venue, James made the whole experience fun and enjoyable, always making people smile and always striving for that perfect photograph. So many people at the wedding made comments about James on how much of a great photographer he was and how he had a great personality and sense of humour. James is not just a photographer to us anymore, he is now our friend and any future events christenings, birthdays or even just family photos we will be hiring James. James is such a great talent who has this vision to capture amazing photographs, James is a true professional but above all he is a true gentleman. Thanks for everything James 11/10
Chris & Gemma Parkes | South Yorkshire | 5th September 2014
On the 5th September James Davies photographed our wedding along with his amazing assistant and I have to say we couldn\'t have been happier with everything he did, he made all the wedding party feel relaxed which showed in the amazing comments everyone made throughout the day, we couldn't have picked a better person to capture our day and words cannot express how happy we are with the results. Thank you James x
Ashley Newton | Nottinghamshire | 7th February 2014
James did our wedding on the 7th of February 2014. After our initial meeting with him we knew he was the photographer for our day. His personality suited us and his flair for photography inspired us. On the day, James and his assistant were amazing. All of our wedding guests commented on how fun and interesting they were and how great they were throughout the day. The photos were incredible and I'd highly recommend James.
Joe & Marie Sentance | Nottinghamshire | 2013 Wedding
James, Joe and I would like to say a massive thankyou for everything you did to capture the best day of our lives so perfectly. From the first time you came to our house and enjoyed a pint of shandy we knew we had chosen the right person. Your friendly, laid back yet professional approach was perfect and made us feel instantly at ease. I was dreading the photos but for the first time ever I actually like pictures of myself. The album you created is just perfect and sits pride of place in our home. We have already recommended you to friends and will continue to do so, your balance of friendly, professional and honesty is perfect James. We cannot thank you enough. Marie and Joe
Jonny & Gillian Jacques | Lincolnshire | 11th May 2013
On May 11th 2013 we had the wonderful company of James & his assistant to photograph our wedding. James is an absolute gem, great fun and easy to be around. If you are worried about being the centre of attention in front of the camera, don't be, James will make you feel amazingly un-self conscious & so at ease in front of the lens! We can sincerely say that we loved every minute of being paparazzied! Our guest's also commented on how good our photographer was & he just seemed like another guest sharing in our day. The minute we met James we knew he was the guy for us, we instantly felt comfortable in his company. James is a true people person, with a clear passion for what he does. He is a fantastic photographer with a fantastic personality. He is all about ensuring his client gets exactly what they want, it is your day & that is clearly important to James. We are eternally grateful for his brilliance in capturing the moments & wonderful memories of our special day. Thanks James xx
Caroline & Tom Lee | Scarborough | Nov 9th 2012
We chose James Davies as our wedding photographer which included an engagement photo session. There is only really one word that comes to mind when writing a review about James Davies...............OUTSTANDING!!!!!! After meeting with James for the first time we were very impressed with his professionalism and back catalogue and the ability to make us feel at complete ease as if dealing with a trusted friend. James took the time to get to know us listening to all of our ideas which he was able to incorporate as well as adding his own unique style which has resulted in an amazing album of memories that we will cherish forever. Since the wedding we have booked further photography sessions for our ever growing family. If you are considering booking James to take your wedding photo's then DO IT NOW!!!! you definitely don’t want to miss out on the opportunity for someone like James to take some of the most important photo's of your life!!!
Craig & Hannah Adams | Yorkshire | 2011
We had our wedding covered by James which included a pre wedding photo session at a local beauty spot, and the whole day itself with a second photographer, from getting ready to cutting the cake in the evening. The experience itself was a pleasure. James is a very funny guy and puts you at your ease straight away. I have to say that I expected to have to stop and pose a lot more than we did, but there was minimal disruption so to speak. Both photographers were very good at fading into the background. As for the finished photos they were stunning. From the wedding we had a large canvas of one photograph, a DVD slide show of the best photos set to music, and a really great leather bound album (which absolutely looks the business, and I'm quite picky). What impressed me was that the service from start to finish was superb, the wedding day, the promptness of receiving the photographs and having the album made up, and all the little touches, the attention to detail e.g. the gorgeous cases that accompany the DVD and data discs. I couldn't offer higher praise for our experience with James than to say that if we had to choose again for our wedding J Davies photography would definitely be our first choice. As it happens we did use James again for a set of very fine family portraits done outdoors shortly afterwards.
Tony & Kim Horvarth | Yorkshire | 2011
I had my wedding covered by James and I must say he was a pleasure to work with. It was like I had known him for years. He took us for a pre-wedding photo shoot and it was beautiful, he made us feel at ease, my husband didn't like being photographed but James made him feel so comfortable. On the day of my wedding I was so happy with the way he was with us all he got everybody involved and took some gorgeous pictures. When I first saw the pictures from my wedding I was overwhelmed I couldn't believe how beautiful they were. I let James put my wedding album together and when I looked through it I cried it was breathtaking I was so pleased with it. I would recommend James to anybody who is getting married in the future he is a pleasure to work with and I'm so glad I picked him to photograph my wedding, thanks again James this is just one of your many happy customers xxx
Jon & Rachel Shiels | Hodsock Priory Wedding | 13 June 2013
James, A little note to thank you again for everything and providing us with memories we can never forget, when we have been married 60 years and possibly lost our memories we can look back and smile on our beautiful day, captured perfectly by you. You are an artist in your own right, fun and professional at the same time. We will continue to recommend you and hope to see you in the future at family and friends weddings, or even our family portraits :-) Love and best wishes, Rach & Jon xx
John & Jo Musgrove | Ringwood Hall | 2015
Having used James in the past for family photographs I had no hesitation in deciding I would like James to take our wedding photos on our big day. My husband to be had never met James before so there was a bit of a leap of faith on his part in agreeing with my decision but from the first time we met James to discuss our plans, John was happy, and on the day James and his team really pulled out all the stops make sure we had the best photographs possible. James wasn’t just ‘at’ our wedding, he was a big part of it. His sense of humour and friendly approach put everyone at ease and we had such a lot of fun throughout the whole day. We feel that this really does show in the beautiful album we now have and we find ourselves actually comparing our photos with those of other people. We are definitely in danger of becoming wedding photo snobs! We now have the album and memories from the day that we only dreamed of and would have no hesitation in recommending James to anyone. We guarantee you won’t regret it.