|Emerson Photography at The Morritt, Barnard Castle|
For some reason, I seem to end up shooting a lot of winter weddings. This year has been no exception and last month found me near Barnard Castle at The Morritt, a cosy but classy wedding venue set in lovely countryside. Louise and Andy's wedding photographs were a breeze to shoot given the great location, the lovely couple and the cheery guests!
The day started out cold and clear, with some cracking winter sunshine. Damn it was cold outside, but inside was all warmth and happiness as I arrived to get the bridal prep photos!
|Wedding photography at The Morritt, Barnard Castle|
|Beautiful bride hugging bridesmaid at The Morritt Country House Hotel, Barnard Castle|
The ceremony itself was heartfelt and emotional - a few tears here and there and some symbolic candles.
|Wedding ceremony photography at The Morritt Hotel, North East England|
|The kiss, wedding photography by Jamie Emerson in the North East|
I couldn't wait to get out into the surrounds of The Morritt with the happy couple. Louise was very keen to have some photos taken on Greta Bridge. Using a strobist style single speedlight on a light stand, I tried to balance the flashlight with the the low winter sun, which was just beginning to set behind the treeline. The mist settling into the fields beyond created a beautiful setting!
|Wedding photographs at Greta Bridge, County Durham, near Barnard Castle|
|Slow synch wedding photography with sparklers at North East wedding venue in Durham.|
The first dance, and indeed the whole day was made to feel very special due to the skills of Colin Cook, wedding dj north east, toastmaster and generally really top bloke. I had a good long chat with Colin and his partner as we enjoyed The Morritt's fantastic catering. Colin provides genuinely brilliant, tasteful mood lighting as part of his repertoire too.
|Strobist style first dance wedding photographs by Emerson Photography at The Morritt.|