Wedding! Andrew and Julia at Mottram Hall!

October 5th, 2009

As some of you may of read on my twit­ter or face­book updates, I’ve been mak­ing some changes to my port­fo­lio and shoot­ing style so that I can get accept­ed into a wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phers organ­i­sa­tion who I admire very much. They’re called the WPJA. They’re an organ­i­sa­tion made up of wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phers whose work focus­es most­ly on cap­tur­ing moments as they hap­pen, rather than set­ting up shots.

I’ve admired the work of the many dif­fer­ent pho­tog­ra­phers for quite a while now. Some of which are very big names in the world of wed­ding photography.
If you’re look­ing for a wed­ding pho­tog­ra­ph­er who can cap­ture the real moments of your wed­ding, then I high­ly rec­om­mend that you invest in any of the wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phers list­ed on the WPJA website.

On  a slight­ly relat­ed note, on Thurs­day night, on the way up north to shoot Andrew and Julias wed­ding, I received a very nice email which went some­thing like this:

“Hi Joseph,

Please excuse our delay in get­ting back to you. We are in the midst of mak­ing three con­tests live on our site(s): WPJA Q2, AGWPJA Q2 and the annu­al WPJA/BRIDES Mag­a­zine contest.

It is our plea­sure to have you as a new WPJA mem­ber! Great images in your portfolio!

[blah blah blah].

Wel­come to the WPJA!

David Roberts

So.…yeh, I got in!
I’ve put so much effort into get­ting into this asso­ci­a­tion and I am SO thrilled to be wel­comed in!
I’ve had allot of back­ing from brides and grooms, pho­tog­ra­ph­er friends and of course so much sup­port from my fam­i­ly and my beau­ti­ful wife!
Thank you everybody!

I felt like after receiv­ing that email, I could­n’t be in a bet­ter place than a wedding!
So I shot Andrew and Juli­a’s wed­ding, and I shot it good!!!

Thank you Andrew and Julia for being anoth­er cou­ple who liked my work enough to let me cap­ture your spe­cial day, and thank you also for being a per­fect cou­ple. It’s cou­ples like you that make my job so much fun!

Why not enjoy these pic­tures hey?

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Thank you Dan for your help!
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Now get this, and pre­pare your sali­va glands…
a Krispey Kreme tow­er as a wed­ding cake!!!
Hon­est­ly, the smell hit you as soon as you walked in the room, it was a beau­ti­ful thing!
(my wheat and egg aller­gies on the oth­er hand.…hmmm, not so beautiful)
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Andrew and the fam­i­ly had arranged some supris­es for Julia, one being the Krispey Kreme tow­er of Joy, and anoth­er was to have an old music teacher play Sax for them dur­ing the meal! Love­ly stuff Neil!
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And Julia was thrilled!
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The boys went out for a spot of foot­ball, Vic­to­ri­an style by the looks of it!
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Not too sure what Julia will think when she sees the state of Andrews shoes!
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The Hill girls sure know how to rock a wed­ding dress don’t they? I think Julia looks fan­tas­tic here!
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The Speech­es were sweet…
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..and very fun­ny too. Well done Luke!
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Con­grat­u­la­tions Andrew and Julia.
I hope you enjoy eter­ni­ty together.
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  1. abigail caine October 5th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    i want a krispy kreme wed­ding cake!!

  2. Dan October 5th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Joe. It was an excel­lent day and cap­tured by an excel­lent pho­tog­ra­ph­er. Great job. Cant wait to see some more.

  3. Hannah October 5th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    amaz­ing Joe! I love the one of the sax play­er in the fore­ground and the bride in the back­ground — you’ve real­ly cap­tured the moment! :
    oh — and congratulations!! :)

  4. Anita Austin October 6th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Amaz­ing day and the pho­tos are amaz­ing. Well done joe.

  5. Sue October 6th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Con­grat­u­la­tions on being accept­ed by WPJA. I love the pho­to of Julia sat in the car with the reflec­tion of a but­ton hole in the win­dow. keep up the high stan­dard and con­tin­ue hav­ing fun. x x

  6. Paola Rubino October 6th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Love the photos.…..Julia you look amazing!

  7. ida October 8th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    con­grat­u­la­tions!~! you both look amazing!!

  8. Sandra October 9th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks Joe for all your hard work on the day it was a love­ly day, love­ly pho­tos to remind us of the occa­sion, too bad about the rain tho a few good shots out­side. Though not too sure about the foot­ball ones down with foot­ball I say! Any­one who knows me will under­stand that com­ment! Thanks again Joe and con­tin­ued suc­cess with your business.

  9. Az October 19th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    lovin’ the black and white here joseph. and yeah hand­claps for being accept­ed into wpja.

  10. Mahj October 20th, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Love love love these pics! My fiance and I get mar­ried at Mot­tram Hall in 2011 and these make me want to get mar­ried there tmrw! And as for the Krispy Kreme Tow­er of Joy, that made me squeal just a lit­tle as we are hav­ing them as favours on our tables!

  11. Laura Teakel October 22nd, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I have to say, just have to, that you are a tal­ent­ed fruit young Yarrow. I’m EVER SO impressed at the qual­i­ty of your pic­tures and think that your cre­ativ­i­ty and abil­i­ty have grown in bound­less amounts. Well done sir, well done. Lots of love to Jess xxxxxx

  12. Tri, Sarah ,Charlotte and Lol November 1st, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    You both look so amaz­ing I love the pic of Andy and Julia in the rain with umbrel­las !!! I wish you were around when we got mar­ried Joe, but that was 15 years ago!!! OUTSTANDING QUALITY !!!
    Lots of love
    Tri, Sarah ‚Char­lotte and Lol

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