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I cannot remember the last time we visited York, it must have been sometime back in February 2020. York isn’t too far from where we live and we would visit at least once per month, so it was wonderful to return after such a long time.

As an events and Yorkshire wedding photographer, York has always been at the top of the list for locations. I believe last year alone I photographed eleven weddings there, from grand weddings held at York Hospitium to several ceremonies taking place at the wonderful York Registry office.

Our visit wasn’t for wedding photography though, it was Hollie’s birthday. York is one of those cities that with each time you visit you find another hidden gem. From the stunning York Minster, walking the walls, to the charm of the cobbled streets with tearooms and shops, there’s always something new around the corner.

As always when we visit York we headed to The Shambles, which could easily be featured in a Harry Potter movie! In fact when you visit The Shambles there are a number of wizarding and Harry Potter related shops all the way down. We visited The Potions Cauldron, which was an amazing experience and ended up with us sipping on a cream soda and whiskey potion!

We also visited the York Ghost Merchants, which was good fun. Blake picked out a little ghost as a present for Hollie, and to add to the enjoyment said ghost was delivered to us by model train!

Hollie picked Wagamama for her birthday meal. I must admit I am not usually a fan of asian or Japanese food, but Wagamama was fantastic and certainly won me over, and Blake even tried his hand at using chopsticks!

*EDIT* I was asked what camera and lens I used for these photos. Typically my Sony A9 isn’t far from my reach, but for the trip to York it was my Sony A7Riii and Sony FE 24 f1.4 GM lens.