YORKSHIRE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

As of 2021 I have photographed over 100 weddings throughout Yorkshire, from York, Harrogate, Bridlington, Scarborough, Leeds and the Yorkshire Dales at The Priests House. Being a native of Yorkshire (Gods own country) and being a Yorkshire Wedding Photographer I love nothing more than capturing the day at a Yorkshire wedding.

I photographed my first wedding back in 2009, and really it was a friend of a friend who asked me. To say I was nervous is an understatement! But since then I have travelled throughout the county of Yorkshire and the UK capturing so many special memories for so many wonderful couples.

PHOTOGRAPHY HISTORY

I consider myself incredibly lucky to to be working as a wedding photographer. How many people can say they do what they love as a job? My interest in photography started at school and then on to college. I even studied film photography over in the United States. So photography has played a huge role in my life.

Over the years I have won a slew of awards from my peers. Mostly for landscape photography, but recently we won a wedding photography award from the Wedding Emporium. We were also featured in the Rock n Roll Bride magazine, which was amazing.

Winning awards and being featured is an honour, to be recognised is wonderful, but for me reviews and a happy couple is all that counts.

Every wedding can be so different to the last, but my style and approach has never changed. I consider myself a documentary wedding photographer, no forced poses, just real moments.

Most of us are not used to being photographed, this is why I try to be as discreet as possible and blend in as a guest. If possible I will even shoot silently so that no one hears the clicking of a camera.

It’s always advantageous to meet with the couple before the big day too. The more relaxed you are with me the more relaxed you will be in your photographs on the day. This is why I offer a free engagement or pre-wedding photo shoot, its a good way of getting to know each other.

CHOOSING A YORKSHIRE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I am based out of Hornsea, East Yorkshire, and I find it the right location to travel throughout Yorkshire as a wedding photographer, but regularly travel UK wide. From weddings held down in Cheshire, graduations in Liverpool, to garden parties down in Leicester, I will travel anywhere if it means photographing someones special day or event.

I’ve also photographed many weddings in Hull (my home town) and while I love being a Hull wedding photographer you cannot beat the county of Yorkshire and the incredibly beautiful locations.

Choosing the right Yorkshire wedding photographer comes down to a couple of factors. What style of photographer do you require? For me I am classed as a documentary wedding photographer, so my aim on the day is to capture all the little moments and details.

Once all editing is complete and I have sent over the gallery to the wonderful couple I love nothing more than to hear that I captured the day, like a story.

I have worked with many photographers over the years, and I have been the second photographer for the more traditional wedding photographer. It’s a very regimented style, essentially the wedding photographer becomes the planner for the day. It’s just not my style, and I prefer to be a storyteller than anything.

NERDY QUESTIONS

A lot of people don’t ask these questions, but I feel they are important. What equipment do they use? Have they invested in the best they can get? Do they have backups of the backups, including equipment? Are they insured? How many weddings have they photographed?

I get asked by a lot of couples what I shoot with. I shoot with two Sony A9ii cameras. Blazingly fast, 20fps, best in class autofocus, completely silent, and top notch image quality. I actually count my lucky stars when I think back to the cameras I used in 2009. Many photographers argue that “It’s the photographer that takes a good photo, not the camera” and I do agree with that to a point. For a full day and fast paced wedding I need a camera that I can rely on, especially for my documentary or reportage approach.

Just because I use two of the best cameras out there, it doesn’t automatically make me a great photographer. But it does mean I feel pretty confident that I captured ten focused confetti shots in a row, than hope and pray that I got one. It also means I have taken the business of wedding photography pretty darn seriously.

SKILLSET

Photographing family and taking personal photos is one thing, but to photograph a wedding is on a whole different level. I have photographed super laid back weddings, to weddings that are 100mph. I’ve also photographed well lit weddings, to weddings that are dimly lit.

A landscape photographer photographs landscapes. A portrait photographer photographs posed people. A street photographer photographs the hustle and bustle of the street. An event photographer needs to know how to use flash photography. As a wedding photographer you need to have all of these skillsets down.

Skillsets, experience and even endurance all play a part in being a wedding photographer. It can be a gruelling day at times, but it’s the adrenalin of capturing someones big day and all the moments in between that make working as a wedding photographer totally worth it to me.

Please do take a look throughout our website to give you an idea of my style. We also offer several packages, from short day to full days, but I am more than happy to work around any proposals.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions!