Silvery Moon Photography: Blog en-us (C) Silvery Moon Photography (Silvery Moon Photography) Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:22:00 GMT Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:22:00 GMT Silvery Moon Photography: Blog 87 120 Robert & Harriet's Pre Wedding Photo Shoot at Hardcastle Craggs Dogs at pre wedding sessions ....YES! Dogs are, after all, a part of the family and I love it when they are included. Harriet considered having Ernie and Stan as ring bearers at the wedding ceremony; I definately think this should happen (please). We all met for the Pre Wed at Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Craggs. It's such a pretty location.

I'm really looking forward to Robert and Harriet's Humanist wedding ceremony in a few weeks!

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Ryan & Nicola A Wedding at Sandburn Hall in York I've been looking forward to this wedding for 2 years and I knew it was going to be something a bit special. I've never captured a wedding at Sandburn Hall before and it's a stunning wedding venue that does not disappoint. The main hall, with it's massive windows and impressive beams, makes it a dream location to get married. Nicola and her bridesmaids got ready in the lodges at Griffon Forest, just a short drive from Sandburn Hall. The lodges are secluded and tranquil, the perfect place for pre-wedding preparations. At the ceremony little Finn decided that walking down the aisle with his sister, Olivia, was not on the agenda; so he legged it back to Mum. Next time down the aisle he held hands with Mummy but covered his eyes, so no one could see him! He totally stole the show, cuteness overload!! The rest of the day was just as relaxed and informal with fabulous live vocals, amazing magic tricks and vegan wedding cake. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful wedding day with me.





It was a pleasure to work with the following wedding suppliers:

Yorkshire Wedding Videos

Sandburn Hall

Griffon Forest Holidays

Hair: Carly Alpin of Westrow

Make Up: Megan Bulmer

Cake: That Old Chestnut - A Vegan Bakery

flowers: The Flower House, Garforth

dress: Harrogate Wedding Lounge

magician: Mark Waddington

singer: Ashley Fayth from Warble Entertainment

harpist: Georgina Wells









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A Pre Wedding Shoot for Stephen & Rachael in Haworth My heart always sings when I get to shoot in Haworth, I love the place so much. Stephen and Rachael love it too. Stephen has connections to Haworth and the Bronte's; one of this ancestors was married at St. Micheal and All Angels Church in the village by Patrick Bronte! Haworth is special to Rachael too, as this is where her and Stephen had their first kiss. I'm really looking forward to their wedding in the Autumn, as its going to be simple, beautiful, romantic and a little bit different.

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Peter & Becky's Wedding at Hollins Hall Baildon  



Venue: Hollins Hall, Baildon



Make Up:





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New Born LifeStyle Photography - Baby Freddie I was so happy to be invited to capture gorgeous baby Freddie, he's barley a week old and just perfect. I also captured his big brother, Ben, when he was a tiny baby too. I always capture newborns in the home, as it makes for a much more relaxed environment. Thank you for choosing me again.

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Stevie and Kay. A wedding in Haworth and the Moorlands Inn Stevie and Kay have been together for 10 years; they have never had an argument. I think that says a lot about what a lovely couple they are! It was also plain to see, how much they are loved by their wonderful friends and family. It was an absolute joy to be involved in their wedding day.

Stevie and Kay were married at Haworth Parish Church on the main street. I cant imagine the Moorland Inn where they held the reception, has ever looked more amazing; the marquee was full of the most beautiful white cherry blossom trees! There was also the most wonderful cake table!



Venue: Moorlands Inn, Ogden

Brides Dress: Mori Lee

Bridesmaids dresses: ASOS


Cake Table: Crumbs of Silsden

Hair: Gemma at Halo

Make up: Jodie Bloomer

Venue Stylist: Set the Scene

VW Beetle:

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Boudoir Photography A fabulous new venture at the Gin Lounge in Ilkley If you like Gin and you are anywhere near to Ilkley, this is the place to be of a Saturday night! It's a very special venue; beautifully decorated and filled with the most wonderful selection of gins. Above the super-quirky bar are two fabulous bedrooms. Both individually decorated with the same flair and style. Each bedroom has its own gorgeous bathroom.

Gavin of Obscura Creative Studios is launching an exciting new venture at The Gin Lounge; Bespoke Boudoir Photography. There will be various packages available for the discerning ladies of Ilkley and the surrounding areas which will include hair, make up and of course ....gin (or Prosecco)! The Gin Lounge will be exclusive to Obscura for the Boudoir days (so no customers or guests will be present). I will be one of the two resident female photographers. My style is very relaxed, I use natural light and like to capture movement and personality. My editing style is moody and film-like. I do simple skin smoothing in Photoshop but I will never make a woman look like she is made of plastic; we have imperfections, pores on our skin and laughter lines on our faces; these are what make us unique and I want to see!

I was there yesterday to capture the very lovely, Rachel Peru. Rachel lives in Ilkley and we have worked together several times over the last year. Rachel is a signed model with Bridge in London and has recently worked with Ashley Graham and Davina McCall! Our Make Up Artist on the day was Emma Denton, who is super-talented. She created perfectly that Holy Grail of make up looks; dewy and youthful! All the team involved in these boudoir sessions will be pro body confidence, this is something that is very important to us. Feeling confident and beautiful for our ladies is a must!

I've included some behind the scenes shots to show the process. It's all very relaxed and fun.

Now whilst I appreciate that Boudoir Photography is not for everyone,

for those of you who enjoy a little classy, sassy, sexiness you are in the right place ...

Organiser: Gavin Smith


Make Up Artist:



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A styled photo shoot Baildon - Bridal We had the most glorious day for the styled photo shoot yesterday featuring beautiful hair accessories from Starbox. I met Justine, the owner of Starbox, at the Victoria Hall Wedding fair earlier this year, we had our stands next to each other. Turns out I went to school with her husband, Mark! Justine is lovely and if you are looking for a wedding supplier who will bend over backwards to give you what you want for your wedding day, she's your girl! The shoot took place in the most wonderful private garden in Baildon! Justine and I wanted a subtle, stylised look to the images. Dee our model is a friend of mine and we have worked together lots in the past. Dee did her own hair and make up for the shoot, she is super talented and wonderful to work with.


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Hen Party Flower Crown Workshop Here's a novel idea for all you lovely Hens; a flower crown workshop! This workshop, hosted by Susan Dobson of The Yorkshire Dales Flower Company took place a couple of weekends ago at her farm near Skipton. Susan welcomed the ladies to her cozy workshop with coffee and cake. She expertly demonstrated the art of making a flower crown, using mostly flowers and foliage from her own garden.  The ladies all rose to the challenge, creating beautiful and unique flower crowns. There was lunch, a little bubbly and lots of laughs.


To book a workshop with Susan:




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Photography for Lovers ~ Explicit Sam & Lauren are a very rock n roll couple, they have the Harley, the leathers and a couple of gorgeous Bulldogs.

They also have the most amazing chemistry together.

The session is a true reflection of their relationship dynamics..........



I know this kind of photography is not for every couple but it totally worked for them. If you would like a Lovers Photo-Session, prices start from £250.







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Michael & Jade Pre Wedding photography Session East Riddlesden Hall I do love it when wedding photography is kept in the family! I captured Michael's sisters wedding (Bonnie & Guy) a couple of years ago, so it was lovely to be asked to do the same for Michael and Jade. We met up at East Riddlesden Hall, which is where Michael's Mum got married! Not long until the big day now!!

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Commercial Photography - Chic Hair Studio in Skipton Occasionally I get to do some commercial photography for local businesses. I'm a big supporter of buying local and supporting independent traders. Having some images professionally captured is a great idea if you have an up coming marketing campaign or something to share with your customers. I have some great rates available for commercial photography, with offers on at the moment, so please do give me a call if you would like to chat about photography for your business.

Claire has worked hard to build her hair dressing business on Coach Street in Skipton, North Yorkshire and she quite rightly wanted to show it off with a marketing campaign in her local newspaper. Claire and her lovely team go the extra mile to make their customers feel welcome, it's a lovely environment to sit and be pampered,  with home-made cake always on offer. There is even a "quite chair" for those who don't feel like chatting.

Chic Hair Studio can be contacted on 01756 798 090. There is an on line booking system too.


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To Pre-Wed or Not to Pre-Wed ? A post about the benefits of a Pre-Wedding Photo Session Like lots of other lovely wedding photographers, I include a pre-wedding "Love Shoot" in my wedding packages. I love doing them.

Recently, I've had a few couples asking if they can NOT have the pre-wedding session. Mostly it's due to one or both of them being camera-shy (just like me)!! Oddly I tell these couples that they are the ones that need it the most.

Here's why....So initially we chatted loads via e-mail, text or Facebook while we made sure I was available for your wedding date and I found out a little more about your big day. Then we fixed up a date to meet, face to face. I probably came to your home, but you may have visited at mine for tea and Lemon Drizzle cake; however this was most likely to be before I adopted my mental dog who likes to dominate all visitors to the home, demanding to be fussed relentlessly! He did actually try to shag a Bride to Be's Ugg boot under the kitchen table once when she ignored him for too long!!

We met up and chatted about your wedding day plans; and I got a really good understanding of you both and your hopes and expectations for the day. I really love this bit of the process by the way and usually get carried away asking all sorts of questions and getting totally invested in the whole thing (you should feel totally comfortable with asking me to leave after an hour or I could be there all evening)! There is no hard sell, assumed close or any other tricky sales techniques. If you want to book me you will, if you don't who cares,  we are friends now and I will never blank you if I see you doing the big shop in Sainsbury's.

For those that do book me (I love you all, thank you) we could have to wait some serious months before its your wedding day, so I want to keep in touch, be in your wedding loop, stay up to speed as your plans evolve (oh my God I'm just as needy as my bloody dog) and, here's the thing, the Pre-Wed is a fab way of doing this!! So you can see where I'm going with this now, right?

The pre-wed “Love Shoot” is a FUN way for us to build even more of a rapport before the big day. It'll help you feel more at ease with being photographed on your wedding day and .... I've missed you guys!!!!

The session is all about you…what works for you, how affectionate you are with each other, how relaxed you are, whether you are laid back or more formal in character. Do you want to dress up, dress down, I'm cool with that. Do you want to bring the kids, the dogs, the horse, your cat on a lead ......I'm cool with that too.

You get the gist, we take it slow, (I hide in the bluebells, you wont even know I'm there) we do what makes you happy and relaxed because this is what will come across in the images.

Then, on your wedding day, having your picture taken will be a piece of ....cake, Lemon Drizzle cake...mmmmm!

All the images from your pre-wedding session are included, you could use them for your save the date, make some wall art, feature them in your wedding album or show them at your reception. Have I convinced you yet?

Mya xXx {Moment Junkie}

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Baby Ethan - A New Born at home Session I think the greatest compliment you can get is a returning customer. I will be forever grateful to those who have and continue to support my little business. Paula and her family are quite possibly my biggest supporters; thank you!

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Ryan and Claire get married. A Christmas wedding at The Falcon Manor in Settle North Yorkshire I've known Claire for some years now. We met because of her son Harry who is a beautiful angel up in heaven. Harry was with us tho and he made the sun shine on this wonderful wedding day. Claire is a lovely lady who copes with so much on a daily basis; she runs her own business, takes care of her daughter Lily and looks after her poorly Mum, but she will always greet you with a big smile. Claire, Ryan, Lily and Mum share a beautiful home in Eldroth, along with a couple of hens. Claire got ready at home and it was only a short drive to the tiny chapel in Eldroth for the wedding ceremony. Claire looked beautiful in her blush coloured gown from Ava Rose Hamilton. She joined her handsome groom at the alter and managed her vows despite a horrible cough and cold. Brother Stephen gave her away, but Dad was there in spirit. After the ceremony it was onto The Falcon Manor in Settle for the reception, where Claire and Ryan had exclusive use of this beautiful venue. The golden winter light lasted just long enough for some photos to be captured in the grounds. Guests mingled with festive mulled wine and mince pies before it was into the dining room for the wedding breakfast. The room looked amazing and had been styled by Sam Williams with antique books, glass and feathers, all very rustic and very Claire and Ryan! Sam also made Claire's epic bouquet; there was not an actual flower in sight! It was crafted from dried flowers, foliage and feathers; dad's tie added a wonderful flourish and made the perfect momento. After the wedding breakfast, Claire's brother, Stephen, made the most beautiful speech and everyone was also touched by Claire's emotional tribute to all those she loves. Claire and her girlfriends had a quick freshen up in the Honeymoon suite, which is enormous! They also had a quick jump on the bed, as you do!! Towards the end of the night there were sparklers outside, it was a very romantic end to a beautiful day! 

It was a pleasure to work with Harrison and Natasha from Harrison Films again.

Dress: Ava Rose Hamilton

Suits: Bridgewater Menswear

Flowers & Styling: Sam Williams Flowers

Cake: Lovely friend

Venue: Falcon Manor, Settle



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Philip and Valeria get married a wedding at The Saddleworth Hotel Philip and Valeria got married at the Registry Office in Huddersfield. Valeria arrived in a beautiful Rolls Royce; she was stunning in a soft pink dress, perfect for her Brazillian looks. After the ceremony the Rolls whisked them away to their venue, The Saddleworth Hotel. The Saddleworth Hotel is a truly fabulous venue and the intimate dining room had been beautifully styled in pink and gold opulence.

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Ryan and Nicola's Pre Wedding Session It was flippin freezing for this lovely pre wedding session there was lots of dinosaur hunting to keep us all warm! Really looking forward to the balmy summer wedding next year at Sandburn Hall in York.

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Andrew and Becki Get Married A Wedding at Steeton Hall Andrew and Becki met when they were at school and as teenagers they shared their first kiss whilst on holiday at Butlins. Then they went their separate ways and lost touch. But, when their paths crossed some years later, they knew it was meant to be and their relationship was re kindled. True love. Mia and Max now make up this lovely little family.

On the morning of the wedding Becki got ready at her Mum and Dad's home with everyone around her and I was there to capture it all. Andrew gave Becki a pair of Laboutin's as a wedding gift ...they were just what Becki wanted and the right size too ... he's definately a keeper!!!

The ceremony was at Skipton Registry Office and then it was on to Steeton Hall for food, dancing and celebrations. Andrew and Becki are two of the loveliest people you will ever meet and so are all their fabulous family and friends. It was a pleasure to be involved in your wedding day, thank you so much for choosing me.


With thanks to:

Dress: Sugared Almonds

Make Up Artist: Jen Leighton

Flowers: Fleurist at Woodbank

Cake: Blakey's Bakes of Oakworth

(Silvery Moon Photography) baildon bridal bride docuemtary halifax haworth ilkley leeds light marriage natural photography reportage romance skipton wedding yorkshire Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:21:17 GMT
Phillip & Lauren get married ~ A wedding at Durker Roods Huddersfield Phillip and his family are massive Huddersfield Town fans, so how he managed to arrange his wedding day to co-inside with a very important match day is a mystery. However, it was a win-win all round as his beloved Huddersfield Town beat Manchester United 2-1 at home and he got to marry the woman of his dreams! Phillip got ready with his Groomsmen at the home he shares with Lauren in Huddersfield. I met Lauren was at The Durker Roods Hotel, which was the venue for the whole day.



With thanks to:

Venue: Durker Roods Hotel

Dress: Wed2b

Suits: Mia Sposa

Flowers: Woo b Woo

Brownie Stack: Oliver James Sugarcraft

Cake of Cheese: Czerwicks, Brighouse

Hair and Make up: Summer Rose

Second Shooter on the day: Missy Moo Photography




(Silvery Moon Photography) baildon bridal bride docuemtary halifax haworth huddersfield leeds marriage natural photography reportage romance skipton wedding yorkshire Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:07:17 GMT
Martha ~ A newborn session Using your home environment as the background for the images captures your families uniqueness perfectly. I think it’s important to capture those intense moments of love and emotion as they happen; something that cant be forced and far too precious to miss.I always allow at least an hour for Newborn shoots, giving plenty of time to settle your new baby (lets face it having a routine at just a few days old is pretty unrealistic).

My approach is therefore flexible and gentle.

I know only too well how these precious early days are often lost to a blur of sleep deprivation! Photography is a way of capturing this narrow slice of time.
I was delighted to be asked to capture Martha, as I'd captured her big brother Jesse as a newborn 3 years prior. Thank you for choosing me again, it was an absolute privilege to be welcomed into your new home.
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