I had been speaking with Tia and Jake for what felt like years. I got to know them both really well, and from our meetings and phone chats I just knew the wedding day was going to be amazing. It really didn’t disappoint!

The wedding was held at The Beverley Barn, and oh how I have missed this venue! Whenever I attend as a wedding photographer at the Beverley Barn I just know its going to be good. The layout, the staff, everything about this venue is perfect for a wedding, and it’s also ideal for my style of documentary wedding photography.

Getting Ready

My day started at the Eastfield Cottage in Leven, literally down the road from where I live which was handy. Tia and her bridesmaids were in good spirits. Many wedding photographers dread the first part of the day, mostly because you don’t know anyone yet. I remember one photographer telling me he almost gets stage fright before he knocks on the door. Thankfully I am pretty outgoing and will strike a conversation with anyone, but if I wasn’t, Tia, her bridesmaids and family totally put me at ease.

I stayed with Tia for a couple of hours photographing the bridal prep, and then headed off to Jake and his groomsmen in Hull. They were staying at 94 Alfred Gelder street, which was a set of apartments. I must be honest in that I didn’t know they were here, but it was fantastic accommodation. Once Jake and his groomsmen were ready we headed into the Queens gardens for a couple of quick photos.

After visiting with Jake I headed back to Leven to see Tia again, with the intention of photographing a bridesmaids and bride reveal. I always love this moment at a wedding, and I must say I captured some of my favourite photos of a bride reveal.

The Ceremony Reception

Once I had photographed the bridal and groom prep it was over to The Beverley Barn for the ceremony and reception.

The ceremony would be held outside, which I always love. The weather was also perfect for an outdoor ceremony too. It was overcast but not cold, so it was ideal to photograph. The ceremony was beautiful, and you could clearly see how much Tia and Jake love each other.

The reception was one of the funniest and loudest I have ever attended. The speeches were hilarious, in fact I could barely keep a straight face! It was just pure fun from start to finish.

Prior to the wedding I had been speaking with Tia about smoke bombs. For years I have used a company called Enola Gaye, and I purchased several orange coloured smoke bombs. Maybe a coincidence, but orange was the colour theme of the wedding! Thankfully they worked really well despite the wind, and I managed to photograph some of my favourite photos from the wedding.

A big thank you to Yas and the team at The Beverley Barn. A venue that really is second to none, and I always highly recommend it. A big thank you too to Gemma from Photography Gems who was second shooting on the day, once again you were amazing!

Lastly a huge thank you to Tia and Jake. It’s been a real journey for you both, and I feel truly privilege to be your chosen Yorkshire wedding photographer. I am so happy you had your big day. All the very best to you both!

Here’s a handful of photos from this amazing wedding…