As a wedding photographer we get to meet so many amazing people, while also visiting some truly amazing venues, and this was the case over in Harrogate with Kate and Lewis.

The day started over at the Crowne Plaza for some quick bridal prep photos, and then we shot over to the stunning St Wilfrid’s Church.

St Wilfrid’s Church is by no means small, in fact it’s probably the largest venue we’ve photographed for a ceremony. Luckily we had the 24mm f1.4 GM lens, which is an amazing lens to capture wide angle shots. When we got to the church I spoke with Father Gary, who was incredibly friendly and pointed us to where we could stand, which was towards the back. Photographing a ceremony right from the back is always a challenge, and that’s when a big zoom or a 135mm lens comes in handy. As I am not a huge fan of zooms it was 135mm all the way.

Where the vows would take place was a bit dim, so that’s where a prime lens comes into play and being able to open it up to f1.6 or f1.8. With flash photography not allowed during ceremony (in my experience) it’s one of the many reasons I am a prime shooter.

Luckily the ceremony and reception was all in the same place, so right after the ceremony we all headed next door to the hall. The reception was so much fun to photograph, with a traditional Ceilidh band providing music and dance, and with all the guests being in good spirit. This was such a friendly wedding, and it’s safe to say I made some friends during the day. I even ended up teaching photography at one point!

Big shout out to www.love-sweet-love.co.uk who provided the fantastic food, and also to www.greenfingersdecor.com who styled the wedding venue. And also Kallum Wilson who attended the wedding as my second shooter and did a brilliant job!

I can’t recommend the St Wilfrid’s Church enough, its a beautiful church and hall, and the most perfect venue for a wedding.

Thanks so much for choosing us Kate and Lewis. Two of the most genuine and loveliest people I have had the pleasure to meet. All the best for the future!