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A review of my 2016 Photography

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As a leading Beverley, Hull and East Riding Wedding Photographer it is always great to look back on another fantastic year of fabulous wedding photography and beautiful portraits taken at my Beverley studio; so here is a review of my 2016 Photography .

As usual , we have created some new wedding exhibition albums from our 2016 weddings (across East Yorkshireand those many miles beyond!) and below we have shown a few pages to give an insight into my relaxed and cutting edge work. Shooting unique wedding photography and family portraiture is only a part of my business and I still love capturing top PR photography and commercial work as well as my art and landscapes. Portfolios for all of my work can be found on the website,as well as my Facebook , Pinterest , Twitter , and Instagram sites.

A milestone was passed last year when I shot my 1400th (yes one thousand four hundred!) wedding, yet I still have the same desire to produce different, honest and relaxed wedding photography as when I covered my first (I was a little more nervous then!). Its a pleasure to work regularly at such top venues as Tickton Grange wedding venue, Cave Castle Hotel, Saltmarshe Hall , Lazaat hotel and The Millhouse restaurant to name but a few.

Please checkout my wedding FAQ section in this site for honest advice on choosing your Beverley, Hull and East Riding Wedding Photographer. You may be surprised at some of the “grey areas” and “add ons” some wedding and portrait photographers employ!

Although I am best known for My unique and contemporary wedding photography (remember, I have covered over 1400!),  but I still run one of the busiest family portrait studios in East Riding area, with my central Beverley studio perfect for Hull, Driffield, York, etc . My portrait vouchers are a personal and different present for any occasion especially newborns and family get togethers. They can be for any value and don’t have a time limit for use.  My Beverley portrait studio still produces the modern, contemporary and relaxed family and children photography we always have, as well as top class modelling portfolios. Please checkout my portrait portfolios , which are once again in this site.

I would like to wish all the very best for the New Year to you all, especially friends and clients old and new, and hope to see you soon!

Teri and Andrews Millhouse wedding

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Teri and Andrews Millhouse wedding

After nearly 1400 East Yorkshire weddings, and as one of East Ridings leading wedding photographers, it is always a pleasure to work my art at the very contemporary Millhouse at Skidby. My very unique and relaxed wedding photography suited Teri and Andrews Millhouse wedding at the venue perfectly, (and my modern busy portraiture studio is only 10 mins away!).

Starting at Teris lovely home, I captured the relaxed (and on time!) wedding preps before they were whisked off to Skidby Church by Yorkshire wedding cars  Rolls Royce Phantom for a beautiful  service. Teri looked fabulous in her Elite wedding gown and Andy also polished up well!  The happy couple were then carried in style to their wedding breakfast. The reception room at the Millhouse was  beautifully decorated by Cherry Williams and an incredible cake by the multi talented Jill Fisher at Eventuality.

Quickly working through the relaxed informal groups of family and friends was great fun before a well earned drinks break. After capturing so many top Beverley, Hull and East Riding weddings, I find keeping the groups to a minimum keeps my couples and everybody very happy! I then took Teri and Andy into the fab East Yorkshire surroundings and very modern, contemporary interiors of the Millhouse for one of my relaxed and unique wedding photography sessions.

A top wedding breakfast was followed by a night of celebration, drinking and dancing and a opportunity to sample great food in the Millhouses fantastic new BBQ area. As an Evening wedding photography specialist it was great to get the very happy couple out for some different and funky night time shots, we even got to use the Millhouses very own phone box! Ive dropped a few images on here for you to enjoy!

I have worked at this fab venue many times so please checkout their portfolios in this site, on Pinterest > Stephenarmishawphotography and on Instagram > Stephenarmishawphotography

 

Briony and Alistairs Saltmarshe Hall Wedding

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As a leading East Riding wedding and portrait photographer, its always a pleasure to work with a lovely couple at a beautiful country house, and Briony and Alistairs Saltmarshe Hall Wedding was one of those! This wedding was perfect for my relaxed, candid and timeless Yorkshire wedding photography.

As usual, I traveled to the Brides parents home to capture the Bridal and Bridesmaids preparations and excitement. I also find my experience of over 1300 top weddings helps calm and assist the bridal party (and keep the timings on track!). Our Bride looked stunning in her wedding gown by Bridal Oasis of Goole and the flowers by my friends at All Occassions Howden finished the perfect look.

We met up with Alistair and his groomsmen at the beautiful Howden Minster, a church I have worked at many times, to capture some of candid wedding photography we are renowned for before he left to check the registrars. Briony arrived (on time!) and after we calmed a few nerves, a lovely wedding service followed.

As usual, I took a few swift, relaxed groups outside before sending the guests onto the Saltmarshe Hall whilst I took the happy couple back into the Minster to capture some beautiful, timeless images and give them a chance to take it all in! Massive surprise outside as an incredible 2 horse carriage, a vintage bus and a funky VW Beetle awaited to whisk them and close family away to their venue.

Saltmarshe Hall is a beautiful country venue set in stunning grounds with its own lake and framed partly by the River Ouse – it is a place I know well. (checkout my Saltmarshe Hall portfolios in  Pinterest stephenarmishawphotography). With top staff, its a picture perfect setting for my top East Yorkshire Photography!

After a few more quickly taken intimate groups, everybody took a drinks break to mix with their family and friends which allowed me to capture the fantastic setup as well as some more candid and reportage wedding photography. The now very relaxed couple (nothing to do with the drink!) and myself had a walk around the grounds and interiors of this wonderful venue to capture some formal (and very informal!) wedding portraits.

The wedding breakfast was prepared by top chef Karen at Tastes Devine and was fantastic as you would expect from this lovely and talented Lady. Best wedding puddings ever, and I’ve had a few!

The night was spent partying and dancing, with an intimate evening wedding photography session towards the end which my couples always say they love, and then stayed late until after 11PM (when I say I stay late, that’s what I mean. Not just the first dance then away!). Many thanks as always to the top crew at Saltmarshe for their help and professionalism.

I’ve post a few images below, please enjoy…..

 

Jessica and Barneys Tickton Grange Wedding

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After nearly 1400 top East Riding (and the rest!) weddings, I still love capturing the emotion and love shown, and Jessica and Barneys Tickton Grange wedding was certainly one of those!

I arrived at Jessicas parents home (I know them well as I covered their lovely Beverley wedding “X” years ago!) to capture the relaxed wedding preps. With my vast experience as a professional Beverley wedding photographer I am able to help with advice and assistance at this possibly stressful time, keeping all calm and on time! Jess shone in Her Deborah Moore wedding gown and with Gillys florist providing the top wedding flowers, the perfect picture was complete.

Marshalls excellent wedding cars ( I have photographed 2 of Alan Marshalls childrens weddings!) whisked everyone away to the stunning Beverley Minster where Gareth the new Vicar conducted a lovely service. I have captured nearly 200 weddings at this incredible Church and I am still in awe every time I work there. After a few relaxed groups outside, I took the couple back inside for a few timeless black and white wedding portraits and to give them a little quiet time together before the party started! Alan then took the couple on a leisurely drive up to the picturesque Tickton Grange. An East Riding wedding photographers dream!

I have taken wedding photography at the Tickton Grange several hundred times and have seen it evolve beautifully under the care of my good friends the Whymant family of whom I have captured several of their weddings over the years (with the lovely Elenore next year!). Definately one of my favourite East Riding wedding photography venues.

A drinks break and chance to mix with family and friends was followed by some effortless intimate groups and then the now very relaxed couple had a easy going photography session around Tickton Granges extensive grounds and immaculate interiors. Checkout my Tickton Grange wedding photography portfolios at pinterest.com/StephenArmishaw.

The classic wedding breakfast was served in the newly refurbished Rose room, decorated by the multi talented Jill Fisher from Eventuality and Gillys flowers again. (would you believe it , I captured one of Gillys daughters weddings last year and will have covered both of Jills daughters by this time next year!! Is there a pattern forming here?).

A perfect sunset was the backdrop for an evening wedding photography session leading on to a fantastic party where I stayed to capture a fantastic night of drinking and dancing led by my good friend Tony Dunn Entertainments. (no I didn’t do his wedding…I must have been booked!) And when I say I stay late, I stay late. Not just up to the first dance, but through to in this case 11PM!

I have posted a selection of Jess and Barneys images from their incredible day below. Please enjoy….

 

Vicki and Christos Cave Castle Wedding

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I do enjoy a Cave Castle Wedding day – and as one of the East Riding’s leading wedding photographers, I have photographed over 1350 beautiful weddings in many of the regions top venues. Shooting at Cave Castle Hotel is always one of the highlights, having captured nearly 200 weddings there.

Todays blog is a focus on Vicki and Christos, who are a lovely couple that chose this great venue for their wedding day – thankfully, with Vicki’s eye for detail, and Christos’s Greek family, their East Yorkshire wedding at Cave Castle was always going to be a great day out!

Starting at Vicki’s parents home to record the relaxed bridal preps, we made our way to St Martins Church where once again I have worked at many times, for a lovely service with sunlight filling the Hall. After some relaxed groups outside, I then took the couple back into the Church to capture some stunning images and give them a few minutes alone to take everything in!

Vicki works at Lister Mercedes and they had given the couple 2 top end cars for the day, which then whisked them away to Cave Castle. I’m sure I’ve said it before on the blog, but they really do have some incredible cars!

After a much needed drinks break in the sunshine, I took the now totally relaxed couple for a photo session in and around Cave Castles beautiful rooms and gardens, (brilliantly assisted by the Cave Castle wedding coordinator Leanne!). Vikki looked incredible in her Deborah Moore wedding gown and flowers were by her Father (oh and Christos also scrubbed up well!). Knowing this venue and its many hidden photo opportunities so well, means the weather and time don’t affect my capturing stunning images every-time.

Fantastic food, top staff and, Steve Haynes one of the best toastmaster in the business, all came together for a great wedding breakfast, followed by a banging night of partying with my customary beautiful relaxed evening and night time photography. Celebrations like these are what make being a top Hull and East Riding wedding photographer such a pleasure!

I’ve put a few images from this lovely wedding below and please checkout my pinterest portfolios in stephen armishaw photography.

 

Carlton Towers and Beverley Racecourse Weddings

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Carlton Towers and Beverley Racecourse Weddings

Lovely month with two Carlton Towers and Beverley Racecourse Weddings and portraits, but mainly through having 10 days on the Costa del Sol organising weddings, shooting landscapes and knocking the white ball around the fab golf courses out there. I love capturing East Yorkshire weddings but destination wedding photography is always great fun in the sun!

Chris and Sally’s stunning Carlton Towers wedding was an absolute pleasure to shoot and perfectly suited my relaxed, easy going style. Sally glowed in Her Bride & Co wedding dress and lovely flowers by Orange Blossom in Cottingham, and as usual Carlton Towers looked fabulous with helpful and knowledgeable staff. The wedding was videoed by Phil Wilson, another top pro who I work with on many of my lovely East Yorkshire weddings. The couples up-for-it children were a treat with their eldest walking Sally down the aisle, and they certainly knew their moves on the dance floor during the evening festivities!

Frances and Ross’s  lovely wedding was at Beeford Church and the reception at the newly refurbished Beverley Racecourse. My Beverley portrait studio is only 5 minutes down the road from this unique wedding venue and have worked there many times before. The refurb looks fantastic and its easy to get a very different and unique look to wedding photography there.

Frances looked stunning in Her Jacquelines of Beverley wedding gown (read the many comments on my facebook page stephen armishaw photography) and flowers by one of Her friends at the Daisy Train. I love Jacquelines dresses! Fantastic evening with the top band Ordinary Men blasting out the tunes and a great group of guests who knew how to party!!

Please checkout my portfolios for both of these fab wedding venues in this sites portfolio section and https://uk.pinterest.com/stephenarmishaw/ and I have placed a few images from the weddings below. Enjoy!!

March’s Mix of Weddings, Portraits and Landscapes

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March’s Mix of Weddings, Portraits and Landscapes!

As one of the leading professional photographers in Beverley, Hull and East Yorkshire, its always nice to get the work/play mix right. Luckily I love capturing beautiful photography so much, work and play blends in one! The last three weeks are a prime example with 3 lovely weddings, lots of relaxed portraiture at my modern Beverley (nr Hull) studio, capturing Beverley characters for one of my personal projects and a trip to Scotland to capture stunning landscapes for my art/landscape library. Weddings, portraits and landscapes all in a few weeks, Heaven!

Two of my weddings were at the fabulous Cave Castle Hotel, a venue I have worked at nearly 200 times and as their preferred wedding photographer, know the best locations and their highly professional staff well. Both Annette and Julian, and Tanya and Ian both had intimate and relaxed weddings there and it was a pleasure to work with them.  The third wedding was at the picturesque Rowley Manor with the lovely Natalie and Mike, another venue I have worked at over 100 times and is perfect for my contemporary and relaxed wedding photography style. I have put a few of the images below, and please checkout my Rowley Manor and Cave Castle portfolio pages on my site and my Stephen Armishaw Photography Pinterest Page. (cont)

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I have been shooting Beverley characters and personalities for one of my personal projects for quite sometime and my latest is a good friend and Verger at the Beverley Minster, Neil Pickford. Gradually working through my list!

My busy portraiture studio is set in the market town of Beverley, central for Hull, York and Driffield and I am lucky enough to capture all of my relaxed portraits myself. Many of my portraiture clients are using the personalised vouchers I provide as presents which seems to be going down well! The last few weeks have been a top mixture of families, newborns, pets and model portfolios and once again, I have put a few examples below. (cont)

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My landscape photography trip to Scotland was an absolute pleasure with the weather showing its usual flexible self, and allowing me to capture all the moods this beautiful area has to offer. The Campsie Hills and the Loup of Fintry are areas often over looked by Landscape photographers travelling North, but well worth the visit as you can see below. Took in an exhibition of Ian Lawsons landscape photography work from the Isle of Harris in Penrith on the way back. Well worth the visit. Please checkout my art and landscape photography work in this site under art and landscape portfolios.

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As I said, it’s been weddings, portraits and landscape,s all in the space of a few weeks during March this year. Its a tough one but somebody has to do it!

Beverley Minster and Cave Castle weddings

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/One of the great pleasures with my job as a leading East Yorkshire wedding photographer, is working at some of the regions top venues. At my last two shoots it was lovely to capture great couples at both Beverley Minster and Cave Castle weddings. Having worked at these beautiful venues literally hundreds of times, both were an absolute dream!

I captured Sam and Chris’s wedding photography at the picture perfect St Peters in Hutton Cranswick, nr Driffield, and after a relaxed session capturing the stunning black and white wedding images inside the church I am well known for, the happy couple were whisked off to the stunning Cave Castle Hotel. As Cave Castles recommended wedding photographer, I know all the nooks and crannies that this lovely location provides, so a touch of inclement weather didn’t stop us getting our usual lovely images!

The decor and cake was by the fabulous Jill Fisher at Eventuality, so the wedding reception room looked fantastic, and with Caves helpful and knowledgeable staff on hand, the day and evening flowed perfectly. We finished late in the evening with an available light shoot my couples love!

 

Charlotte and Mark’s celebration started at the iconic Beverley Minster, a venue I have plied my trade as a top Beverley photographer, many, many times. A couple very much in love, and a dress from the amazing Deborah Moore, made my job capturing beautiful, relaxed images, an absolute pleasure!

After an emotional service, we moved across the road for a very different and relaxed afternoon tea reception at the Beverley Friary, a venue not often used for weddings but fabulous for my different and relaxed wedding photography style! With one of the best stocked ‘real ale’ bars I have seen,  great wedding reportage images were guaranteed, and once again we finished late with an night shoot with the Beverley Minster filling the sky!

 

Society Weddings at Norwood House

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My Recent shoot for Society weddings at Norwood House, Beverley

As a leading Beverley wedding photographer with over 1300 weddings to my name, its always a pleasure to get together with like minded East Yorkshire wedding professionals for a themed photo shoot, and the shoot with Society Weddings at Norwood House certainly was one of those! Lots of laughs and wedding stories were exchanged as we captured a selection of beautiful bridal dresses inside this fabulous location, taken in my well known contemporary style.

The lovely Kate from Bridal Reloved in Beverley (and other locations!) did the organising and put the whole thing together in a matter of days, showing it can be done! Her top assistant Zarina was constantly on hand to sort and help as usual. Shooting Kate’s fab wedding dresses is not a hardship, so to have two lovely models, Samii Dixon and first timer Justine Fisher to show them off was a dream!

Makeup was by my good mate and top MUA Louise Shepherd who works on many of my East Riding weddings and model portfolio shoots. Brilliant work as always Lou!

the beautiful table place settings and decor was by Liz Ewing, and the props where finished off with a stunning cake by Helen of Crofts Cakes.

Society Weddings at Norwood House is Beverley’s latest wedding venue, and looks to be going from strength to strength, with lovely light filled interiors and spacious grounds, perfect for my relaxed and contemporary wedding photography. I can’t wait to capture some stunning weddings there.

Cave Castle Hotel and Florida Marquees Open Days

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Its always a pleasure and an honour to be invited to showcase my distinctive and relaxed wedding photography at local venue open days – and the recent Cave Castle Hotel and Florida Marquees Open Days were certainly no exception!

Today I’ve put together a few notes from the days, and some of the photos I took at the venues when I showcased my work this January:


 

Cave Castle Hotel Wedding Open Day – 17th/18th January 2016

As a leading and innovative wedding and portrait photographer based in Beverley, its no surprise I have captured hundreds of weddings at the Cave Castle Hotel in South Cave, right in the heart of East Yorkshire. Stunning grounds, top location and very knowledgeable staff make it easy to create wonderful memories for my clients.

The Cave Castle wedding open day was a showcase of Cave’s fantastic amenities and room setups and a chance for clients to see their invited recommended suppliers. The brilliant Jill Fisher of Eventuality and top florists The Floral Lounge set up the stunning rooms, Mike Wall toast master was there to assist (as always!) and of course myself – Stephen Armishaw Photography!

It turned into a very successful and relaxed day (and evening!) at one of my favorite East Riding wedding venues.


Florida Marquees Wedding Open Day – 23rd/24th January 2016

As always, Florida Marquees and my beautiful contemporary wedding photography go hand in hand, providing top class and relaxed wedding days for our discerning clients. As one of only two East Yorkshire wedding photographers  invited, working with their top informed staff is of great pleasure every time.

Florida Marquees open day was in fact a full weekend to enable the many clients who visited time to chat and relax with a beautiful 3 room set up. The stunning decor by Jill Fisher of Eventuality and Liz Ewing was breathtaking, fabulous food from Saunts Catering and the carefully chosen recommended exhibitors including The Fireworkers, Casino Knights, Gladstone Jewellers and of course myself, amongst many others, added perfectly to the ambiance. Great to see some of East Yorkshires top wedding suppliers together in the areas leading marquee providers wonderful venue.

A busy and enjoyable weekend with a lovely company and a great venue!