Last weekend I was at Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire shooting wedding photography for a pal & fellow photographer Peter Boyd & his lovely lady Kelly.  I’m handing him the Raw files to process himself (‘shoot n’burn’, we togs call em), but when I was drifting through the files, I couldn’t help mesen, and slipped on Lightroom & look what fell out…

Kelly & Pete - Fountains Abbey Wedding Photography by Barnaby Aldrick

Nice eh? Kelly had asked that I shot them under the derelict Abbey tower.

We’d had a thoroughly enjoyable pre-wed shoot a while back (post here), and this doorway made for a lovely portrait & shelter from the drizzle back then, but with the dazzling sunlight bouncing off the floor, the light was insane!  I lie not – this is pretty much straight out of camera!

This row of columns and arches caught my eye on the pre-wed, but looked even better with the backlighting & shadows.

Kelly had had both hers & her bridesmaid’s dresses specially hand-made, and had calla lilly bouquets wrapped in matching dress material.

They also made perfect lightsabres for a duel…

You can’t go to Fountains Abbey and not shoot in the impressively vaulted ‘cellarium’.

[Not to be confused with a solarium.  Monks weren’t so bothered with tanning. Bald spots burnin’ ain’t fun]

Finally, over at Castle Grove, the Masonic lodge in which they hosted their reception, we did a few snaps of them up in the secret masonic upstairs gallery to show off the roof and ornate detailing, and suddenly everything looked real Bonnie & Clyde!

Anyhoos – I just wanted to show off a few quickies that caught my eye during their portrait shoot.  Hope you enjoyed!

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