Leeds Wedding Photographer | Waterton Park Hotel Wedding Photographer | Jenny & Gary >> By PhotographyDS

I arrived at the Waterton Park Hotel at dawn on a beautiful, crisp, December morning. The sun was low on the horizon creating a twinkling effect on the lake that surrounds the venue, so a few photographs of the hotel sitting majestically on the lake was an absolute must.

The Waterton Park Hotel is a beautiful wedding venue with stunning grounds and surrounded by a lake that literally wraps its self around the hotel. There's a real sense of stillness and serenity when walking around the grounds, I love it! 

After so much email correspondence over the preceding months it all comes together and happens so quickly on the big day. I have to say that I never tire of watching the incredible love and teamwork that takes place between siblings and friends on a wedding day. All of those nerves are gently cushioned as everything begins to fall into place. Being a December wedding, we anticipated the possibility of some snow, unfortunately without the appearance of a flake or two; well real ones! Without hesitation, I jumped at the chance to take a few photos using the hotels very own snow machine - on hand for snowless winter weddings. 

Jenny and Gary are a lovely couple and were absolutely fantastic to work with throughout the whole of their wedding day. I wish them a long and happy lives together. 

Leeds Wedding Photographer | The Best Western Hotel | Kayleigh & Brian by - PhotographyDS

I just new that I was going to be in for a good old time today having had the pleasure of meeting todays happy couple, Kayleigh and Brian for an engagement shoot at Roundhay Park a few months back. The heavens had opened throughout their whole engagement shoot, so I was hoping that their wedding day would be the complete opposite.  Needless to say then, that when I woke up on the morning of their wedding day, I closed my eyes and hoped for fair-weather. So when looked out of the window and saw glorious sunshine beaming out over the rooftops I was absolutely ecstatic. That is ... until I turned on the TV whilst eating my breakfast and became aware that rain was expected from lunchtime onwards. I checked about twenty-three or-so various other weather forecasters just encase there was a chance of the sun holding out.  

Well, the rain came along, but it didn't spoil a thing at all. Besides, I'm always creatively and technically equipped enough to cope with all weather conditions. It did manage to clear up for an hour in the afternoon allowing us to take a few portraits at a location that 'Phil' (father of the bride) had scouted out a few weeks prior to the wedding. 

Kayleigh and Brian looked fabulous and really enjoyed playing up to the camera. We had so much fun whilst I was posing and lighting them in between some of their natural un-posed photos. I always love to add a few creative poses as well as doing the documental photography.

I have to say a big thank you to Phil (father of the bride / organiser extraordinaire) for being a huge help throughout the day - and for giving such a marvellous after dinner speech. 

Kayleigh & Brian - Thank you for letting me tell your story.