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February 17th Portraits, Leila - Monk Fryston Hall

Wrapping up well on Sunday afternoon for a portrait session with Leila at Monk Fryston Hall near Selby.

Outdoor informal portraits at Monk Fryston Hall near Selby.

Portrait photography from Chris Chambers wedding and portrait photographer

Portraits photography. Chris Chambers

February 17th Pre-wedding shoot, Sharon, Richard and Alex - Hodsock Priory near Blyth

Sharon and Richard are to marry at Hodsock Priory later next month. Hodsock is well know for it's annual 'Snowdrops' and so to beat the expected crowds we met up early morning on Sunday, Richard and Sharon brought along their young son Alex to join in with the photos and get a feel for the big day.

Pre-wedding photo shoot at Hodsock Priory

Pre-wedding photo shoot, Hodsock Priory near Blyth

January 23rd Pre-wedding Shoot - Rome, Italy

An early start on Thursday involved a trip to East Midlands airport for a 4.30 check in for a flight to Rome for today’s pre-wedding shoot. Marco and Christina are marrying in September at the Church of Santa Mario in Aracoeli, Campidoglio Square, Rome.

Meeting up at the church was an ideal opportunity to put Marco’s local knowledge to the test and recce the possible locations for the wedding photos. The church is conveniently  located next to the historic Forum and only minutes from the Coliseum. The impressive Trevi Fountain and Spanish steps are a short car journey away. (although in Rome perhaps walking can be just as quick).

Following a walk around the Forum and shooting off a few images of the couple we headed to the Coliseum to confirm the best locations to use on the big day. The Trevi fountain and Spanish steps are also planned shoot locations for the wedding day so following a stop for lunch we took a look at them both, again using the opportunity to fire off some more images of the happy couple.

Marco and Christina were guests at Gary and Joanne’s wedding at Bagden Hall last August.

Behind the church and overlooking the Forum.

Pre-wedding shoot in Rome Italy.

Pre-wedding shoot in Rome near the Forum

UK Wedding photographer for Italian Weddings.

Pre-wedding photo shoot in Rome near the Coliseum

Marco shows it 's done, throwing three coins over his shoulder at the Trevi Fountain.

Tossing coins in the Trevi Fountain Rome. Photographs from wedding photographer Chris Chambers

January 12th/ 13th - Pre-wedding shoots

Mark and Kelly will be married in May at Walton Hall, Waterton Park. Following a  coffee and chat about photography styles we headed outdoors to take a few shots around the island giving Mark and Kelly plenty of practice before their big day.

Walton Hall Waterton Park pre-wedding shoot.

Pre-wedding shoot at Waterton Park hotel Wakefield

Walton Hall Waterton park - Pre-wedding photo shoot with wedding photographer Chris Chambers

Lucy and James - An early Sunday morning start at Oulton Hall certainly blew the cobwebs off as I met up with James and Lucy for their pre-wedding shoot and meeting. Marrying in March the couple have chosen Oulton Hall as their reception venue

Oulton Hall near leeds Pre-wedding shoot with wedding photographer Chris Chambers

Oulton Hall wedding photography. Pre-wedding photo shoot.

Thurston and Caroline - Marrying next month at Carlton Towers near Snaith Thurston and Caroline were looking for something a little different for their pre-wedding shoot and so we agreed to meet up on the towpath of a local canal where a couple of old barges and a bridge were put to good use as their pre-wedding wedding warm up.

Pre-wedding photo shoot
Pre-wedding photo shoot in Castleford. Photographer Chris Chambers
January 6th 2008 Pre-wedding shoot - Beverley and Jason, Wentbridge House

Beverley and Jason are marrying next month and celebrating with a reception at Wentbridge House. Following a chat about their photo requirements for the wedding day, we headed outside for a pre-wedding photo shoot to allow the happy couple the opportunity for some practice photos. Excellent winter light made the photos all the more rewarding. Hopefully the weather on the day will offer similar opportunities.

Pre-wedding photo shoot at Wentbridge House near Pontefract

Pre-wedding photo session at the wedding venue. Photo Chris Chambers

Wentbridge House wedding couple on a  pre-wedding shoot.

November 28th - Portraits

A fast paced and fun session on Wednesday evening provided some fantastic images from the mobile studio and will make great Christmas presents.

Fun portrait photography

Portrait photography

Portrait photography

November 25th - Pre-wedding shoot Jason and Rebecca

Following yesterdays hectic portraits today took a slightly more genteel approach with a pre-wedding shoot early morning at Newmillerdam for Jason and Rebecca who are to marry next May.

November 24th - Charity photoshoot - 24 portrait sessions!

A mammoth day of portraits on Saturday with no less than 24 portrait sessions as part of a charity photo shoot to raise money for a local children's charity. Monday and my arms and legs are still aching!

Portrait photography

Portrait photography

Children's portraits

Portrait photography

Portrait photographer

11th November 2007 - Pre wedding shoot, Amy and Karl

With their wedding now only a few weeks away I met up with Amy and Karl Sunday afternoon at Newmillerdam near Wakefield for a pre-wedding photo shoot and to run through their photo plans for their big day in December.

Pre-wedding photo shoot is included with all wedding packages

Pre-wedding photo shoot

Pre-wedding photo shoot is included with all wedding packages

11th November 2007 - Portraits, Smeaton

An early Sunday morning portrait session in Smeaton Village near Wentbridge. Having photographed their wedding early last year it was good to catch up with Jo, Mark and children again on Sunday for an outdoor portrait session. Jo had asked for friends and their children to come along and so in scenes remOutdoor photographyiniscent of the Pied Piper we made out way into the woods with no fewer than eleven children in tow.

Portrait photography at outdoor locations.

Portrait Photography

Childrens portraits

outdoor fun portraits

Portrait Photography

1st October  Model Shoot for BBC3

Monday afternoon saw me shooting a model portfolio for local model Katie Cheesman. Using Sandal Castle and the Hotel St Pierre at Newmillerdam as backdrops, the photo shoot was being filmed for a forthcoming series on BBC3 about new models.

Model Portfolio photographs

Portfolio photography Wakefield

Wakefield Model Katie Cheesman. Model Portfolio from Chris Chambers

Model photographs fo portfolios

16th September Yvonne and Dan - Pre-wedding family portraits

Following a busy day at the Hodsock Priory wedding fayre I called in at Yvonne and Dan's for a pre-wedding portrait shoot. With a young daughter we decided that it would be ideal to shoot indoors against a white backdrop. Yvonne and Dan marry later next month at Hellaby Hall.

Pre-wedding portraits can be at home or on location.

Pre-wedding portraits

Pre-wedding portraits

11th September Melanie and Richard - Pre-wedding shoot Oulton Hall Rothwell near Leeds

Marrying in December this year I caught up with Melanie and Richard at Oulton Hall near Leeds yesterday evening for a pre-wedding photo shoot. (Pre-wedding shoot details here)

Pre-wedding photo shoot at Oulton Hall near Leeds West Yorkshire. Wedding photographer Chris Chambers.

Wedding photographer Chris Chambers Pre-wedding photoshoot at Oulton Hall Rothwell near Leeds.

11th September Portraits - Lotherton Hall

With fantastic weather and blue skies everywhere todays portrait session made the most of the good weather using Lotherton Hall near Leeds as the setting.

Portrait photographs at outdoor locations such as Lotherton Hall.

Portrait photographer

10th September 2007 Mia - Portraits

An indoor session for Mia at her home in Kippax. Plenty of coaxing and even bribery from mum and dad helped ensure plenty of images.


Portrait photograph in mobile studio in your home.

Portrait photography

Digital portrait photography allows easy black and white conversion and many other effects. All included within the price.

3rd September 2007 Helen and Richard - Pre-wedding photo shoot Hodsock Priory near Blyth

Marrying in December this year I met up with Helen and Richard at Hodsock Priory for their pre-wedding photo shot (details of pre-wedding shoots here). Following a chat and talk through style of photography at their wedding we headed out into Hodsock Priory's excellent grounds to take some posed and fun photographs.

23rd August 2007 Neil and Emma, Pre-wedding photo shoot - Walton Hall Wakefield.

With their wedding fast approaching I met up with Neil and Emma at Walton Hall at Waterton Park Thursday evening for a pre-wedding photo shoot (Details here). The pre-wedding shoot is a great way of building confidence and a rapport which on the big day helps ensure your photos are more relaxed and natural.

Pre wedding shoot at Walton Hall Waterton Park

Pre wedding shoot at Waterton Park Wakefield

Pre wedding shoot at Walton Hall

August 23rd Portraits, The Browns - Bretton Park Wakefield.

Fantastic weather this afternoon helped ensure we made the most of Bretton Country Park for today's portrait session. With a three year old and six month old baby to entertain, the park provided plenty of distractions and of course great locations.

Outdoor family portraits

Outdoor family portraits

Outdoor family portraits

August 15th 2007 Terence and Natalie - Pre-wedding shoot

Marrying later this year I caught up with Terence and Natalie for a pre-wedding shoot at Newmillerdam near Wakefield before heading off to use a nearby cornfield I had spotted earlier in the week.

Prewedding photo shoot photo number 1

Pre-wedding photo shoot photo number 2

Pre wedding photo shoot photo number 3

July 29th Dale and Sophie - Pre wedding shoot

In preparation for their wedding at Holdsworth House at the end of next month, I caught up with Dale and Sophie at Newmillerdam for a pre-wedding shoot early Sunday evening.

July 24th 2007 - Freya Portraits
OK, not technically a portrait session as such but how can I not add a few photos of my own newly born daughter Freya. Born in the very early hours of the 24th the photographs show Freya literally a few hours old. Thank you to everyone for their messages of support since Tuesday.

July 23rd 2007 Joseph Portraits

An early morning shoot to catch six month old Joesph at his best helped prove the old adage of never work with children and animals, on this particular Monday Jospeh broke with routine and woke at 0530 and was ready for a long snooze when we were ready for the photos! As with all portrait sessions involving young children, the timings are flexible around their requirements and so if like today the shoot doesn't tie in with their routine we can reschedule for free.

July 17th 2007 Sam and Anna - Pre-wedding shoot at Waterton Park
Getting married later in the year Sam and Anna met up with me at Walton Hall at Waterton Park, their reception venue for a pre-wedding shoot on Tuesday evening. Meeting up at Waterton Park was ideal as it allowed us to discuss photo locations, angles and allowed  Sam and Anna a chance to get to grips with being in front of the camera.

Pre-wedding photo shoot at Waterton Park hotel

Pre-wedding photo shoot at Waterton Park hotel

July 2nd 2007 - Marie and Gary Pre-wedding shoot
With the wedding only a couple of weeks away I met up with Marie and Gary for their pre-wedding shoot at nothing more exciting than a couple of old garages and a car park. The rustic colourful feel was exactly what they were looking for and have decided to use one of the photos as a signing board on their big day at Rogerthorpe next Friday.


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