Kings Croft Hotel Wedding Photographer | Jennifer & sam

It was such a thrill to be the wedding photographer at Jennifer & Sam’s Kings Croft Hotel wedding. The Kings Croft hotel is a fantastic wedding venue set in the countryside near to Pontefract. It is a family run business managed by the owners Rosie and Shaun Ingram. Kings Croft is a lovely Grade II listed building with 8 acres of stunning landscaped grounds. There are great views of the surrounding countryside from the beautifully landscaped grounds. It even has a Helipad if you want a dramatic entrance! Kings Croft Hotel is a top wedding venue to get married and be a wedding photographer. I love it that I get to take photographs for a living. I had met Jennifer at her sisters wedding only the month before.  They were not planning on using a professional wedding photographer until Jennifer saw the images from Heather’s wedding.

In her own words:

“I totally fell in love with your natural style of photography, especially the photographs of my daughter. I knew I had to book you to photography my wedding too!”

Photographing the bridal preparations

The bride had her bridal preparations at home with the help of her bridesmaids and her little flower girl. The bride lit up as she stepped into her wedding dress and I captured some great reactions from the rest of the family as they saw her in her wedding dress for the first time! So much excitement in anticipation of the big day and it was soon time to grab the flowers and be whisked to Kings Croft Hotel in her wedding car. We were going to have a wedding day to remember!

Wedding ceremony at Kings Croft Hotel

The bar at Kings Croft Hotel was buzzing with excitement as the groom was greeting the wedding guests with his best man. Kings Croft hotel has an ace glass pavilion for outdoor ceremonies with great views of the surrounding countryside. The bride had studied music and two of her student friends sung beautifully as the bride entered the pavilion with her father. The wedding ceremony is the most important part of the day, and it’s important I photograph as much emotion as I can as the bride and groom exchange wedding rings and say their wedding vows. I’m always looking to photograph a mum wiping away a happy tear or to capture a father looking on with a proud smile. These are the photographs that will have real meaning for the bride and groom in the future. After signing the register with the help of the witnesses, the happy couple walked back down the aisle to more beautiful music and lots of love from friends and family. I had lots of fun photographing the drinks reception with many hugs and congratulations for the bride and groom. It’s time for fun as everyone enjoys the fizz and canapés and the atmosphere is always amazing. After the confetti throw the bride was straight into the bouquet toss!

Amazing Speeches

The Newly weds were announced into the wedding breakfast to massive applause from the wedding guests. Loved the speeches by the father of the bride and the groom, there were some brilliant jokes! Another great touch was some of the brides student friends had formed a wedding band and were playing at the wedding! We cut the wedding cake and then it was time for the first dance and it wasn’t long before everybody joined the happy couple on the dance floor for some serious hands in the air action!

It was fantastic to get this email from Jennifer a few days after Jennifer received her photographs:

Hi David,

I’ve sat and sobbed going through all the pictures!! I couldn’t be happier and it’s reminded us of so many lovely moments in our wedding that we’ll always have to remember. Thank you for your hard work and I’m absolutely made up at how stunning these are.  

Jennifer x


Little flower girl and bridesmaid share a jokeBridesmaid reflection in mirror as she gets ready for the big dayMother of the bride smilingLego Ghostbusters Kings Croft Hotel wedding PhotographerBride reflection in mirror as she adjusts her wedding dressBride enters the living room to show everyone her dressBridesmaid is thrilled to see the bride in her dress for the first timeMother of the bride admires her daughter in her wedding dressKings Croft Hotel wedding venueLittle flower girl with her father the groomGroom holds flower girl as he walks to the pavillionBride steps out of the wedding carGroom smiles as he waits for the bride in the pavillionFather of the bride walks the bride to the ceremonyBride and groom greet each other as the bride arrives at the wedding ceremonyBride and flower girl smile at each otherFlower girl looks up at the bride and groom during the wedding ceremonyGuests smile at the bride and groom during the cremonyHappy couple smile at each other during the exchange of vowsMother of the groom holding the wedding ringsFather of the bride looking very happy as the happy couple exchange wedding ringsNewly weds kiss after being declared marriedBridesmaids clap the happy coupleMother of the bride and wedding guests congratulate the newly wedsBride and flower girl smile at each otherThe newly weds walk back down the aisleGuest hugs the bride Guest hugs the bride during the receptionThe Newly weds share a jokeWedding guests share a joke with the happy coupleFather of the groom shakes hands with Grooms FamilyBride and groom confetti throwGroom hugs a few friendsBridesmaid catches the flowers in the bouquet tossBridesmaid and bridesmaid hold each other laughingLego figures on top of wedding cakeGuests laugh during the father of the bride's speechMother of the bride laughs during the speechesFather of the Bride laughs during the speechesBride laughs at Groom's joke during his speechBride and groom landscape portraitBride and groom backlit flash portrait Bride and groom portrait under a treeBride and groom portrait close upBride and groom walking together Wedding guests share a jokeNewlyweds first danceBridesmaid and partner dancingThe happy couple dance togetherBride and groom Laugh together as they dance


I loved being a Kings Croft Hotel wedding photographer. I look forward to coming back to such a great wedding venue in the future. It was such a buzz to spend the day with my camera with such a fantastic couple. Below are my favourite photographs from Jennifer & Sam’s Kings Croft Hotel wedding

If you are looking for a Kings Croft Wedding photographer who will capture the real story of your day without interacting or posing I would love to hear from you.


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