Grinkle Park, North Yorkshire Wedding Photography / by Simon Cardwell

At the beginning of a wedding day, during the bridal preparations, as the photographer it is important to not be invasive & to get the key photographs while not intruding on the moment. At this stage I don't usually take a lot of pictures, it is usually a quiet time & in order to respect that I grab the essential pictures but I'm not snapping incessantly by any means. 

I hear a lot of stories about invasive wedding photographers who have not had the etiquette for the situation or day. Over the years I have heard this from friends, family, clients, vicars, & venue employees. With that in mind I always try & stay aware of the unique nature of a wedding day & conduct myself accordingly. 

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This was my first time photographing a wedding at Grinkle Park in North Yorkshire & I must say I was very impressed with the venue. It is located in between Saltburn & Whitby & is in a beautiful secluded location. 

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The conservatory setting for the ceremony gave beautiful natural light (something I always look for): 


Formal family photographs are an essential part of any wedding day & are one of the few points of the day where I pose people deliberately. They are important photographs to have as they document who was there for posterity & is a record of your family for future generations. 

I am very fast at taking group photographs & usually have them all done in 15-20 minutes. I try not to make them too rigid & try to make it a fun process: 

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Again this wedding was another where the bride & groom did not want to pose for many couple photographs, so I just ensure I have a couple of simple & timeless images & leave them to enjoy their day: 

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If you are planning a wedding at Grinkle Park, or any other venue & would like me to photograph your day, please contact me today to discuss further.