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Claire + Rutgers Leeds Wedding Photography

Claire and Rutger booked me to photograph their wedding after I covered their friends, wedding the previous year. The couple got married at Leeds Cathedral in the centre of town and then held their reception at the Headingley Cricket Ground, which has a family connection that made this venue a special place to host their celebration.

Claire and her bridal party got ready at the hotel at the cricket ground, with an international team practicing in the background. Fortunately for me no one else was interested in this pretty unique experience, as sport goes over my head. After a couple of hours everyone was ready to leave and so I set off ahead of them to meet with Rutger and the arriving guests.

I was given permission to photograph throughout the ceremony which always makes for a happy wedding photographer as the location and the events unfolding made some great photos. I love working around Leeds and West Yorkshire for this reason as the majority of people who conduct wedding ceremonies are open to photographers documenting the occasion discreetly, and this is not always the case in other parts of the country.

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I got this feedback from Claire when she received her photo’s and album:

“I can’t tell you how special you made the day, my family absolutely adored you. We love the pictures, they are amazing. The album is amazing too, we absolutely love it. You have been amazing from start to finish, thank you for everything.”

Dad is reflected in the mirror putting his tie on.
Father of the bride and wedding dress.
Bride and Veil
Bride and veil
Bridal party and vicar await the brides arrival.
Waiting for the ceremony in Leeds.
2 page boys outside the church.
Kids waiting for the wedding ceremony.
Bride arriving in Leeds city centre.
Bride arrives in Leeds city centre.
Bride and groom during their Leeds wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom during their ceremony in Leeds city centre.
Bride looking at groom during Leeds Wedding.
Bride and groom catholic ceremony.
Bride in great light signing the wedding register.
Bride and register.
Bride smiling as she leaves church.
Bride leaves church.
Father of the bride throws confetti in Leeds.
Leeds confetti.
Wedding guests take their drinks on to the balconie despite the sign saying no drinks on the balcony.
Wedding guests at a Leeds Wedding.
Symmetry between 2 guests at a wedding.
Humour at a wedding.
Bride crying during the speeches.
Bride emotion during speeches.
Bride and Groom kissing during their first dance.
First dance first kiss.
Groom smoking in front of a no smoking sign.
No smoking.
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