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I was delighted to be asked to be the wedding photographer for the wedding of Laura and David.

Laura is a university fine art photography lecturer. I typically don’t feel any pressure at any wedding, for me it’s a privilege to document the day, but when a photography lecturer asks you to photograph her wedding, well I think I made the loudest gulp. This is actually the second time I have photographed the wedding of a photography lecturer, I think in a way that is some high praise and I feel honoured they would trust me.

The wedding was held in the stunning North Yorkshire Dales, in a tiny village called Appletreewick. What can I say about the scenery, it was out of this world, especially coming from East Yorkshire that’s pretty much flat. Everywhere you looked you could see rolling hills and valleys.

Winter weddings can be tricky, poor weather, poor light, but thankfully the day overall turned out beautifully. In many ways we were lucky, as the very next day storm Ciara caused havoc throughout Yorkshire and the UK!

The day started at High Hall in Appletreewick, which is a beautiful grade II listed country house, built back in 1535. It really was a grand venue for a grand wedding.

“We both think you did such an amazing job, travelled really far for us and had to stay over. We really appreciate your work. We sent the link out to the family and everyone is blown away by the photos. Thank you again, Laura and David”

From High Hall it was over to The Priests House right next to the ruins of Barden Tower which had fabulous views of the valley and surrounding hills. Barden Tower is a stunning venue to hold a ceremony, not to mention the lighting was fantastic. As a photographer we are always seeking the best light and Barden Tower had huge windows that filled the room with light. The ceremony was beautiful and clearly very emotional, and you could clearly see the love between Laura and David.

From Barden Tower it was over to the Craven Arms and Cruck Barn, with the reception being held in the barn to the rear of the pub. It was a cozy and intimate barn that really did sum up this wedding.  There really was nothing not to love about photographing this day!

As a Yorkshire wedding photographer you dream of photographing weddings like this. With the beautiful scenery, the historic buildings, and right in the heart of Yorkshire.

I cannot thank Laura and David enough for choosing us to be their wedding photographer, and for how welcome I was made to feel throughout the whole day. Everyone kept checking on me to make sure I had eaten or even had a drink, I truly appreciate it! All the best very to you both.

Bren – O’Hara Photography