Jewish Wedding Photographer Harrogate | Old Swan hotel | Part Two

Jewish Wedding Photographer Harrogate | Old Swan hotel | Part Two

Jewish Wedding Photographer Harrogate. Part Two! So, at the end of Part One Dalya & Josh were danced and sung down the hallways of The Old Swan Hotel to sign the marriage register. I joined them for this and then left them to have some time alone together. Meanwhile my lovely assistant Bhavna was capturing the guests enjoying a drink in the gardens.

I documented the rest of the day solo, staring with some portraits of Dalya & Josh in the early evening sunshine. We then whipped through a few family line ups and I nipped inside to photograph the ballroom set up for the wedding breakfast and the evening reception.

Dalya & Josh got the party started with a confetti gun entrance and then the Israeli dancing (Round 1!) began. It was madness! Completely standard for Jewish wedding, but I had never seen such a packed dance floor! It was amazing to see so many people join in and create so much mayhem and noise. After a while everyone took their seats for the Father of The Bride speech, and the wedding breakfast. Then there was Israeli dancing Round 2 where things got even crazier before Josh’s brother, Dalya’s best friends. and then Josh himself gave some very funny and moving speeches.

Once the speeches and blessings were done Dalya & Josh got up for their “first” dance (probably not the right expression here since they’d been dancing for hours :-D) and soon beckoned everyone else to join them I stayed to capture yet more dance floor action and then left them to party the night away (which I’ve no doubt they did in spades!).

Enormous thank you to Dalya & Josh and their families for trusting me to document such a special day. And to Bhavna for her second shooting skillz, and Juliet Shenderey of Shenderey Events – wedding planner extraordinaire! – for keeping the day running smoothly. If you’re looking for a photographer for your Jewish wedding at The Old Swan, or anywhere else for that matter, please do get in touch! x

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    Oh, hey!I'm Laura.





    I live near Ilkley with my slightly* nutty 4 year old Rose, and I have had the honour of photographing weddings and families for 6 years now. I genuinely cannot believe how lucky I am that I get to call this my job.

    *I say slightly, she recently told me that traffic lights are the bane of her life, and she names everything "Cantameen". Send help!

    I love photographing people. Whether it's your wedding day, you're expecting or have just had a baby, or you simply want to capture your loved ones the way they are right now, my aim is to document unique moments in time to create a beautiful set of images that you will treasure for many years to come. My style combines photojournalism with beautiful portraits, and my fun and relaxed approach makes you feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera – I want you to actually enjoy having your photograph taken!

    Although I’m based near Ilkley I cover all of Yorkshire and I’m actually happy to travel anywhere for weddings and portrait shoots. So if you have any questions then please get in touch using one of my contact forms. In the meantime, grab a cuppa and browse through my wedding or portrait galleries, or take a look at my most recent work on the blog

    I can't wait to hear from you x