Aimee and Ben wedding at Fountains Abbey and Ripon Racecourse

Aimee and Ben had their wedding on the hottest, most summery day at Fountains Abbey, followed by the reception at Ripon Racecourse. It was a special day to photograph in many ways: I used to work with Aimee about five years ago in PR and had several conversations with her then about the chances of Ben ever asking her to marry him; the venue was fitting as Ben is a journalist who writes about horse racing, and it was a very emotional day, with lots of tears of joy (the groom in particular was a big softie!). The ceremony, the reception and the party afterwards had a really wonderful atmosphere. Thanks to Neil Matthews for being an excellent second shooter. I drove home through the Yorkshire countryside afterwards feeling like I’ve got the best job in the world. Great venues, fantastic people. Here are some of my favourite shots from the day. There are rather a lot – I did say it was special!


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  • karinagreat photos – I especially love the one of the ring in the flowers, it looks likes a painting.

  • Laura LawsonLovely lovely lovely! A job very well done, looks like you and Neil might be a dream team! What a gorgeous setting for the bride and groom shots, and your processing is perfectly summery.

  • CarrieBrilliant job – love the photo under the racecourse sign and brill that it’s got the year too! You’ve really captured the happiness of the day with some fab shots!

  • HazelAwesome images and great use of the venue. Lots of emotion too, you can see how much fun everyone had!

  • James PearsonGreat preparation shots and I really love the ceremony images – looks like you got really close and the light is really beautiful! Gorgeous portraits in a stunning location too, I love the moment when Aimee wispers something to Ben when sitting in Abbey ruins. The first portrait next to the finishing post is very cool. Wonderful wedding… amazing job Susie and Neil!

  • CrisI really love the one of the ring in the flowers, it’s like a painting. Simply fantastic!

  • IanBeautiful! Love the ring in flower shot too. Great natural photos of the couple as well. Stunning location!

  • gill maheugorgeous wedding images ! full of emotion and imagination – brilliant

  • Stu CooperAwesome images Susie. It looks like you had quite a bright day but you’ve managed to light all the images perfectly. Beautiful.

  • Laura SilcockWow!! These are really fantastic Susie! Loads of absolutely gorgeous ones!

  • Rob BookerNot that you need anymore amazing comments, but these are great! Love the one of the B&G on the steps, and the pile of champagne corks sums up what looks like a great night. RB

  • SarahGorgeous pics Susie. Love the the images in the ruins – they are a stunning backdrop to a wonderful day.

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