Jun 03

Melissa and Sean beautiful wedding

By Ray Dixon


Wow!!! What a day we had capturing Melissa and Sean's wedding day. With the wedding held at St Augustine's church Skirlaugh followed by 

the reception at Tickton Grange Hotel. 


From the moment we arrived at Mandy and Ray's home for Melissa's bridal prep, everyone made us feel welcome. The first thing Melissa said was would you like a drink!! All hair done by Originals Hair Hull, and make up was well under way with Toni Neylon-Walker . Flowers by Ivy Lane, so let the fun begin...

Mel looks absolutely stunning! With the finishing touches to her make up being applied. We then went out into the garden for a quick photo with a glass of fizz. We are all laughing because of the lack of pop from the champagne cork lol.

After capturing a lot more images at the house we then made our way through all the Saturday traffic to get to St Augustine's in Skirlaugh. Once we arrived the first person we came across was Reverend Andy Simpson, who immediately welcomed us with open arms (and a brew) there's a theme starting here ?

With military precision Sean and his best men arrived in their Mercedes, provided by Tony and Dawn of Aston Wedding Cars To You

The lads looking good and ready to go!!

Time for a wedding... Please remember this is only a sneak peek, so lots more to see once fully edited.

Here comes the bride and her father arriving in Aston wedding cars beautiful vintage Viscount.

The look, the look of love xxx

A few images from inside the church. Even the Reverend played his guitar for one of the hymns (a first for us). 

A little surprise, two members of the family were outside to greet us (looked after by wedding woofers). 

Images in the grounds before everyone went to the wedding reception venue. 

After a short trip Melissa and Sean made their first journey as husband and wife, to Tickton Grange Hotel for their wedding reception. 

Speech...

With such beautiful grounds around Tickton, it would be a shame not to capture some memories to last a lifetime.

Finally time for the evening guests to arrive and let the party continue.

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Loughrill. 

It was our pleasure to capture your memories.

xxx

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Apr 04

Master Photographers Association Yorkshire Region Annual Print Awards 2019

By Ray Dixon

Well the 2nd April 2019 was a massive day for Julie and I. We won the Yorkshire Region Master Photographers Association annual print awards competition. Before we share our winning and awards of excellence images, we would like to say a few thank you's. This is just a very small selection of people that have helped us along our photography journey, in some way shape or form (in no particular order). Lawerence Scott, Pete Bristo, Gavin Prest, Panikos Hajistilly, Andrew Appleton, Brett Florens, Alan Schofield, Saraya Cortaville, Kevin Prime, Chris Chambers, Steve Howdle, Stephanie Ann Thornton, Savanna Morrish, Keli Cartwright, Katrina Oceana, Martin Baynes, Tim Berry plus many many more people Thank you so much. Your help and support along the way is never forgotten.

The judging was carried out by Trevor and Faye Yerbury, two absolute masters within the photography industry. Not only was it an honour for us to have our images judged by them, but they gave a critique on every single image entered. Which was worth it's weight in gold. In total we received the following:

  • 14 Merits 
  • 6 Awards of Excellence 
  • 3 Category winners

Merits

Award of  Excellence

Rowley Manor

Tickton Grange

Winners

Wedding reportage:

Saltmarshe Hall

Under 18 months:

Fashion & Beauty:

Regards the overall winner, everyone that entered had their best 5 images points tallied together. That way it was a level playing field, not just on the amount of images you entered. A big thank you to GF Smith for donating a prize of £150. We are proud to say we are... 

Yorkshire Region Master Photographer of the Year 2019

"Ray and Julie must be congratulated for producing many superb and very interesting images to win this years Master Photographers Yorkshire Regions Annual Awards. The images, spread over several Genre of photography, having success with individual titles awards, many finalist awards, all of which led to receiving the highest Accolade of the evening by achieving the Overall title  Photographer of the Year for the Yorkshire Region. Their successes were given the audiences approval with loud applause".

Best wishes to Ray and Julie 

Trevor and Faye Yerbury

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Mar 16

Wedding Photography Blog

By Ray Dixon

Nicola & Paul's Wedding

Here are a selection of images we captured for Nicky & Paul's wedding held at Edinburgh Castle, followed by their reception at

The Kitchin (Tom Kitchin's restaurant in Leigth). 

Let the day begin...

Bridal prep at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh -The Caledonian

Nicola was looking truly radiant, with Olivia attending to her every need. Make up was from Sarah Baldwin (Sarah E Baldwin - Professional Make-Up), and hair by Gail Rankin International / Bespoke Wedding Hair.

Nicola's beautiful wedding dress was from Andrea Bambridge, with bespoke gown from Eliza Jane Howell. We think you'll agree truly stunning...

Let's see how Paul and the lads are getting on...

The groom and groomsmen were not harmed during the taking of the photograph below 😉 

Time to get a quick drink before heading off to Edinburgh Castle. The Devil's Advocate here we come...

Paul and guests arrive at the castle.

Nicola and Olivia are about to leave the Waldorf, but not without a quick photo with the head concierge... Nicola and Olivia holding their stunning flowers from Petals by the shore - Leigth. 


Paul is now waiting for Nicola in St Margarets Chapel...

Here comes the bride. Piped in by a lone piper..

A beautiful intermit ceremony in St Margaret's chapel, built around 1130 making the chapel Edinburgh's oldest building. Followed by champagne and canapés in the Queen Anne ante room. 

After leaving Edinburgh Castle. Seeing the Scottish weather was being so kind, we had a quick stop by Princess Street Gardens...

Finally on to the reception held at The Kitchin in Leigth, Chef Tom Kitchin's Michelin Star Restaurant. Even better the main man was in...

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Jensen, we loved capturing your memories.

Special thanks go out to all friends and family for making us feel so welcome, Lawerence Scott for his help and being a great friend.

Finally Nicola and Paul for entrusting us to capture their vision of everything they planned for their wedding day.

Lots of love

Ray & Julie xx

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