I had the privilege of being the Yorkshire Wedding Photographer for Ellie and Joes big day. The wedding was held at the beautiful The Beverley Barn, a venue I had visited as a guest but not had the privilege of being the photographer there. Now I have, and I can safely say it’s one of my favourite venues.

Ellie and Joe chose me because of my documentary or reportage style of photography. Hands off, unobtrusive, capture the day, and that is exactly what I did. With the exception of a handful of group and posed photos it was pure documentary, and I loved it.


Brendan is kind, funny and an absolute professional at his job-he was absolutely fantastic from start to finish although I feel this doesn’t quite do him justice! Brendan always replied promptly when we were in touch and no question ever posed any issue. When we postponed Brendan was beyond understanding and completely accommodating. Throughout the wedding day our guests commented on how wonderful Brendan was, making everyone feel comfortable which is reflected in the stunningly beautiful images he managed to capture. The photos are beyond what we ever could have imagined- so so happy and would recommend Brendan without a second’s hesitation. A fantastic photographer and a fantastic person!

How nice is that? Made my day!

I had met with Ellie and Joe over a year ago. I believe they booked me close to two years ago, so it’s been a long journey to the big day. Like many couples their wedding was delayed due to the pandemic, but I truly believe the wait was well worth it. At the meeting with Ellie and Joe the first thing I noticed was Joes Irish accent. My family originated from Cork in the Republic of Ireland, so I knew straight away this was going to be a wedding after my own heart.


My day started at the fabulous Broadgate Farm Cottages, Luxury self-catering holiday cottages and accommodation in Beverley & Hull, East Yorkshire. Ellie, her friends and parents were all getting ready here. Lovely and spacious cottages, with the surrounding area being very open and scenic.

After photographing Ellie and her friends getting ready I made my way over to the Beverley Arms Hotel to meet with Joe, his groomsmen and friends. After a few quick snaps I made my way over to The Beverley Barn with the plan to photograph guests arriving.


It’s been a couple of years since I last photographed an outdoor ceremony, so I had to make a decision, stay inside the gazebo or float around outside. I decided to stay outside and capture the events that way.

The ceremony was beautiful and touching, with some of Joes family reading poems. You could clearly see what a close family and friends group this was. There was also some humour, with the best man jumping up at one point to bring over the rings, only to be told “Not just yet” that brought some laughter from the guests.


As a Hull wedding photographer you are presented with all sorts of scenarios when it comes to venues. Small and cramped, dark, orange lighting, you name it. Thankfully every now and again I attend a venue like The Beverley Barn that is spacious and airy, with an indoor and outdoor area.

With my style of photography being documentary or reportage I am always looking for things happening, and this wedding had everything. From bubbles, to someone playing the piano, to people dancing outside and inside. It was a dream for me.

The speeches were both humorous and emotional, with tears flowing at several points. A quick tip for any photographer attending The Beverley Barn, the top table is placed in front of some large windows and a door. So it’s a backlit scene, flash is a must. For this wedding I tried out my new Godox AD200 lights, and they really saved the day here.


Oh how I have missed dancing at weddings, it’s just not been the same without it. The first dance was wonderful, and the AD200 lights really helped capture some drama for Ellie and Joe. After the first dance all of the guests got up and it turned into one giant party.

From 2020 when not a lot happened to 2021 that’s been chaotic at times. The wedding of Ellie and Joe was my 25th of the year already, and with 5 weddings in 7 days I really was starting to creak a bit. After so many weddings in a short period of time I was slowly getting tired, but the wedding of Ellie and Joe gave me a second wind.

I cannot thank Ellie and Joe enough for choosing me to be their Yorkshire Wedding Photographer. I loved it so much that I was pushing 14 hours in the end. The only reason I had to leave is that all of my batteries were dead. Their wedding really has been a highlight of 2021 for me.

All the very best to you both!

If you would like me to be your Beverley Barn Wedding Photographer please contact me.