I’m very happy indeed that I’m a Bedale wedding photographer. Even though I’m currently based in Manchester, I have family just down the road in Northallerton, from where I can cover all of North Yorkshire at no extra charge…..
…And that’s the part I had to write for SEO (search engine optimisation) purposes. While I’m definitely a dedicated wedding photographer, on this occasion I thought I’d share some photos of my son’s birthday, which happened during the Corona Virus lockdown. We’d planned for all our family to visit and have a little party, but alas, everyone had to stay at home, especially our parents who are in the high risk group.
So it was with a slightly heavy heart that we wrapped the little dude’s presents the night before, using Christmas paper, because we’d not been able to get any birthday wrapping paper. We laid them out in the living room for him to find in the morning. At just 2 years old, he still isn’t truly aware of what these occasions are, so his reaction was more befuddlement than excitement. One of his main presents was spanking new toy tractor and trailer. He loves machinery and construction vehicles so I was really chuffed to capture his ‘epic win’ face when the tractor was revealed through the hole in the wrapping paper. Among plenty of other presents, he also got some cool and colourful binoculars that, to be frank, I think his mum enjoyed a just as much as he did!
Luckily, our son gets up very early in the morning, so we were able to enjoy a little walk in the woods in our 90 minutes allowed outside, while minimising contact with other people. Like most little boys my son loves bridges and had a little explore of one we found in the woods. We returned home and after a little nap, we presented Owen with an outdoor play tunnel which had been bought for him by his Nana. He loved it! But only after his mum had got inside to show him how it was done. The game quickly evolved into a loose version of hide and seek, which mostly involved my son allowing himself to be caught and then (gently) tossed inside the tunnel.
Shooting in my personal life is really great training and practice for photographing a wedding in a natural documentary style. I use the same professional cameras and techniques to document my son’s birthday as I would your special day. If you like these photos, and think this style might be a good fit for your wedding, why not take a look at some full weddings in my blog, check out my portfolio or get in touch just to say hi.