Mel & Simon got married. Old Down Manor, Bristol

March 8th, 2012

…or as I like to also call this blog post:
“pic­tures of some of my near­est and dear­est friends”
Melis­sa and Simon are more than great friends of ours so it was an extra spe­cial priv­i­lege to cov­er this wed­ding for them.

I joined Simon and the boys for a pre wed­ding grill, fol­lowed by gen­er­al suit­ing-up and then off to get some marriage.
Melis­sa and Simon are both Jeho­vah’s wit­ness­es and chose to have their cer­e­mo­ny at the King­dom hall of Jeho­vah’s Wit­ness­es in Thornbury.
The wed­ding cer­e­mo­ny was tak­en by the Father of one of my Brides who was also a brides­maid along with my Jessica.

Melis­sa and Simon then went on to Old Down Coun­try Park for their recep­tion. This was before it was cool!
They found the cafe a cou­ple of years ago and knew then want­ed to have their recep­tion there. It suit­ed them perfectly.

Friend’s wed­dings, as they are, are extra spe­cial aren’t they? This was no excep­tion with so many mag­i­cal moments, from the great speech­es with their hilar­i­ous­ly awk­ward moments, songs writ­ten espe­cial­ly for the day and amaz­ing live music.

If you’re a long time read­er, You’ll prob­a­bly recog­nise a few faces on here. Well, when one of your friends is a very hand­some and tal­ent­ed wed­ding pho­tog­ra­ph­er it’s only nat­ur­al to want the best!
You’ll also notice that there are a few more posed pic­tures on here than usu­al. I’m sure you and the WPJA will for­give me just this one time.

You may want to keep an eye on over the next few weeks. There is a huge and well deserved change on it’s way.
Enjoy Melis­sa and Simon’s wed­ding and look out for the exam­ple of best pho­to-bomb­ing ever.

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  1. Albert Palmer March 8th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Wow Joseph — you’ve real­ly out­done your­self on this one. Cinematic.

  2. Bianca March 8th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Wowzer.….AMAZING pho­tos Joe! Mel and Si look SO foxy and you’ve cap­tured their beau­ti­ful colour­ful day perfectly.

  3. Becca Dilley March 8th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Love­ly — so light and airy!

  4. caroline March 8th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    such great-look­ing grooms­men. the third one down looks so edi­to­r­i­al. this whole post is full of win.

  5. john day March 8th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Great work Joseph — that dusty walk­ing shot! love it :)

  6. Brian Kraft March 8th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Fan­tas­tic! The lit­tle boy in the front row- haha! All excel­lent pho­tos, but my favorite was the col­or shot of just her in the gar­den. WOW!

  7. Ashlee Taylor March 8th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Absolute­ly AMAZING pho­tographs Joseph! I love every­one and I sure Mel and Simon will love these for­ev­er… real­ly good job mate. And Mel you look stun­ning :) x

  8. Paul Fuller March 8th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Wow they are stun­ning Joseph, the close up black and white por­trait of the bride is incredible

  9. Paul Krol March 8th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    ter­rif­ic post! I par­tic­u­lar­ly love your b&w’s. Some real­ly pow­er­ful images.

  10. Abi Daly March 8th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    What beau­ti­ful pho­to’s! :) Mel looks amaz­ing and it looks like it was a bril­liant day! xx

  11. ALMA March 8th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Yikes…you nailed the por­trait ses­sion big time!

  12. brooke March 8th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    looove the gar­den por­traits and can­dids — beau­ti­ful stuff!

  13. Michael Wachniak March 9th, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Your sense of com­po­si­tion is absolute­ly amaz­ing. Rad shots.

  14. Derrys March 9th, 2012 at 1:12 am

    beau­ti­ful cap­tures. sim­ply amazing

  15. Amber Hughes March 9th, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Love the shot of the grooms­men walk­ing towards the cam­era and the por­traits fol­low­ing the cer­e­mo­ny… beau­ti­ful­ly captured!

  16. Kellee Walsh March 9th, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Awe­some work Joseph. Stun­ning portraits!

  17. Sam Gibson March 9th, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Real­ly love­ly Joseph. The cou­ple por­traits are superb, beau­ti­ful tones and atmos­phere. And the evening shots are great too — love the smokey music ones… real­ly well done!

  18. James Fear March 9th, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Great set of images as always — too many to pick a favourite!

  19. Joanne Spencer March 9th, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Freak­ing-Nora. These pic­tures total­ly blew me away, espe­cial­ly the 12th one down of all the grooms­men. You’re one to watch fo’ sho’ Joseph Yarrow. 

    If you’re ever up Lan­cast­er way — come vis­it our KH and say Hi! Would be great to meet you! :)

  20. Rob March 9th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Awe­some work — love the dusty Reser­voir Dogs shot!

  21. AdonyeJaja March 9th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    real­ly nice work here Joseph. very well captured!

  22. Johanna March 10th, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I always enjoy check­ing out your work, it’s so beau­ti­ful. The por­traits of them are killer as is the whole doc­u­men­ta­tion of their day. :)

  23. Derek March 10th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Amaz­ing wed­ding Jose, you real­ly cap­tured it and told their sto­ry beautifully!

  24. Daniel K Cheung March 11th, 2012 at 2:24 am

    If I had to pick just one, HAD TO, my pick would go to the black and white frame of Mel touch­ing up her lip­stick in the car.

  25. Melissa Roberts March 11th, 2012 at 10:28 am

    So won­der­ful we can not express how much we love our pho­tos. We’re so proud of our very tal­ent­ed friend and we so appre­ci­ate the effort Joe put in. Huge thank you!

  26. Andy Garfitt March 12th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Great set Joseph, real­ly enjoyed look­ing through those, that it was a great day jumps out from every image. Par­tic­u­lar­ly like the low key, bride, car, lip­stick shot, cin­e­mat­ic indeed!

  27. Hannah March 15th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Fan­tas­tic images as ever Joseph. Cap­tured the day perfectly

  28. Stephen Rotondo March 20th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Awe­some set Joseph, that image of the guys walk­ing with the dust kick­ing up is killer!

  29. Laura March 20th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    BEST pho­tog­ra­ph­er ever!! every­one should book you for their wedding!!

  30. Trevor King April 6th, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Excel­lent work Joseph, really!!

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