*LUXLife Magazine Winner – Most Authentic Wedding Photographers 2021 in Yorkshire*
*Wedding Emporium – Outstanding Award for Wedding Photography*

Hello, welcome to O’Hara Photography, we are Bren & Hollie O’Hara an award winning events and Yorkshire wedding photographer. We believe that the best wedding photos aren’t the force posed, but the natural and real moments captured in time. I am a UK & Yorkshire wedding photographer, specialising in a documentary approach to wedding photography. Since 2009 we’ve photographed well over 200 weddings and events.

Documentary Wedding Photography

I don’t limit myself to a specific type of photography. I love what I do, and are always keen to provide my clients with their preferred style of photos. That said, if I was to claim a “specialty style”, I’d say it was documentary- candid and natural. Some call it documentary wedding photography, reportage wedding photography or even wedding photojournalism. It all means the same thing…you will barely notice I am there.

My main aim with any wedding is to document the day, and all those timeless moments of joy. I can of course help with the more traditional posing. But if posing isn’t your jam then thats fine with me.

Wedding Day Storytelling

Most consider me as a Hull wedding photographer, but I also offer event photography. I’ve worked as an event photographer for York Racecourse, the University of Hull and University of York, as well as Go Run for Fun and Circus Starr. I can cover everything from parties, festivals, university balls and club nights.

I cater to all budgets – so you won’t need to break the bank! My versatile wedding packages include short or full day coverage. So whether you’re having a small civil ceremony, or a larger one in a big venue, O’Hara Photography will be there to capture the story of your day.  You can view my sample portfolio for UK & Yorkshire wedding photographer to get an idea of my style.

real weddings

Follow our blog to see some of our recent event, portraiture and wedding photography throughout Yorkshire and the UK.


I am mostly known as a Hull wedding photographer, but I also photograph events such as parties, charities and even sport. For events or weddings I have the same documentary style approach. At your wedding I like to mix in with the guests, almost ninja-like, to the point that you forget I have a camera. By mixing in with the guests it means I can capture unique moments. My primary aim is to make everyone feel comfortable. By achieving this means I will capture more authentic, candid and natural wedding photography. This even applies to any portraits, groups or formals. If wedding guests comment that I am friendly, approachable and unobtrusive then I did my job!

I’ve now attended as a Hull, Yorkshire or York wedding photographer for over 10 years now, and my style has been consistent. You can read more about my approach here.

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“Absolutely outstanding service from O’Hara photography from start to finish! Brendan was amazing, he arrived early and we talked over what we wanted from our photos and he went above and beyond and captured everything exactly like we wanted! It was so nice to enjoy our party without worrying about taking our own photos and then to wake up the next day and have the photos already sent to me! Thank you so so much we will be recommending you to everyone!” – Alice Lunn

“Brendan and Hollie were exemplary – from their contact in the lead up to the big day, to the way that they got along with guests, or blended in to setting – whatever was required at that moment. We have had so many compliments on photos that people didn’t know were even being taken – never intrusive and yet thousands of photos were taken. We’re so so glad we chose O’Hara Photography to be our York wedding photographer and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Brendan and Hollie for future work. Thanks so much, both!” – Kayleigh and Matthew Ingham

“You guys have given us the most precious memories captured in the most natural beautiful way. I asked for double chins and dribbling prosecco, capturing those real smiles and true tears of happiness and you guys have gone above and beyond to give us the most incredible moments that we can keep forever. Both Bren and Hollie as a Yorkshire wedding photographer made us feel relaxed and we’ve made some true friends for life! Their creativity can be seen in all our photos and you both worked so hard to get the photos back to us as quickly as possible.” – Bethan Marshall

You can read more of our reviews here.


Hopefully when browsing through our website you will understand my style, and get a feel for my passion for wedding photography and photography in general such as events, charities and sports.

Wedding photography really has gone to a new level in recent years, with new high-tech equipment, cameras and creativity.  When I set out to be a Hull wedding photographer or Yorkshire wedding photographer I knew exactly the style of photography I wanted, and that was to document a wedding practically from the start to finish. Your wedding day isn’t supposed to be a photo shoot, so there will be no forced-posed photos with me, unless asked to do so. My Yorkshire wedding photography has taken me to places such as Hull, York, Beverley, Scarborough, North Yorkshire Dales and further afield.


I always strive in my work to provide something special for all of my couples. Capturing the little details or a split second moment that can be looked back upon in the future. For me, nothing beats capturing the emotion and fun of the day.

I always prefer to meet up with my clients before the big day. I don’t mind traveling to you. I’ve traveled all over Hull, Yorkshire as a York wedding photographer. Or I sometimes meet with clients in a little coffee shop here in my hometown of Hornsea…tea or coffee is on me!  If meeting in person isn’t really an option, we can communicate via email, text, phone call or even Facebook. Please view my frequently asked questions page if you’re still unsure.