Holdsworth House Wedding Photography

Black and White Wedding Photography

The Wedding of Carl and Jo


Hello there, something TOTALLY different from me today !

Yesterday saw me ‘Second Shooting’ a wedding with PAUL ALEXANDER PHOTOGRAPHY –  The wedding took place at the fabulous Holdsworth House in Halifax in Yorkshire !   A second shooter is not the lead photographer and grabs shots while the key photographer does works his or her magic.

One of the reasons I second shoot if I dont have a wedding of my own on a certain day is it keeps my hand in, I get to try stuff that I would not normally do at a wedding that a client is paying me for – Yes as a Second your job is to provide the lead photographer with useable images that they can use.  Once I have the useable stuff in the bag I then try stuff – sometimes it works and sometimes it does not – This time it WORKED SO SO SO SO SO WELL !

I have always wanted to shoot an entire wedding from start to finish in Black and White – I LOVE black and white photography and especially Black and White wedding photography.  I am waiting for the day a client comes to me and asks for 100% black and white coverage on their wedding day.  Because I was shooting mainly black and white I was also able to shoot at a much higher ISO – this is term that basically means how much light you need – the higher the ISO the less light you need – Since I shot 90 % of this wedding at an iso over 1000 – I didnt need to use much flash – this is something I love playing with.

I want to thank Paul for inviting me on his wedding and offer a very special thanks to Jo and Carl for allowing me to play and practice on what is probably the biggest day of their life – thanks guys – I had a GREAT time, loved every second of it and didn’t once think the people up north spoke funny !

Enjoy the photos


The Amazing Holdsworth House, Yorkshire

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Jo’s Bridal Preparation Photos

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Carl Getting Ready

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A few shots of Carl with Mum and Dad

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Jo and Dad take a long walk to the ceremony room !

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During The Wedding

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Some of the Guests

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The Rings

wedding dress detail shots in black and white

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Carl getting a swift one in !

The bar at Holdsworth House Halifax Yorkshire

Speeches and the Reception

OOOH I got a present – What is it ?

A few more creative / artistic wedding photos

Waiting around for the first dance !

One last one !

Well I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek at the wedding photos of Jo and Carl who got married at Holdsworth House, Halifax in Yorkshire.

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David Purslow
Wedding Photographer
Phone 01299 250114
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Andrew FowlerMay 10, 2011 - 7:33 pm

Hi David

I’d love to think that you copied my idea of doing a full wedding as second shooter at Holdsworth House all in black & white but unfortunately, having looked at the stunning quality of your work, it seems to just be a coincidence 😉
Oh well!

David PurslowMay 10, 2011 - 7:40 pm

Hi Andrew, thanks for the nice comments, I dont know why I did it, maybe its the venue but it was crying out for it.

just had a peek Holdsworth House photos and its interesting to see another photographers take on the same venue – GREAT images.

keep up the good work


Andrew FowlerMay 10, 2011 - 10:07 pm

Well, thank you for your comments! Looks like we’ve got a bit of a mutual appreciation society going on here!
I think you’re absolutely right. It must be something about the venue. Generally, colour is such an integral part of any couple’s special day that an all-monochrome album just wouldn’t do it justice. It could really only ever be seen as a self indulgence on the part of the Photographer, which it clearly was for both of us.
BTW, they do talk funny up here! I was “exiled” to Yorkshire from the Midlands over 20 years ago and I still never get what I ordered when it’s my turn to go to the bar. I’m sure they do it on purpose!
I look forward to following your work from now on.

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