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Hello and welcome

I'm a photographer based in Yorkshire who specialises in wedding,
portrait and headshot photography. I also undertake commercial
commissions, including interior photography, theatre productions and
event coverage.

I am married to Kelly, my long suffering wife, and we live in Huddersfield with our cat, Simon.

I've always had a passion for photography, from watching my grandad
repair old cameras in his spare room to looking through the press
photography of my godfather.

I endeavour to create detailed, stunning and memorable images and my mantra is simple:- there's beauty in everything!

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Charlotte & Craig – The Royal York Hotel

Hello, it’s Kelly again. You’d be forgiven for thinking that I did all the work around here but… you’d be wrong. I’m just writing this as Pete’s off photographing one of the events for the Lawrence Batley Theatre’s Uprising year. Anyway, yesterday saw us at the amazing wedding of Charlotte and Craig in York. They were getting married at St Andrew’s Church in Bishopthorpe and then onto the stunning Royal York Hotel for the reception.

I apologize in advance if this post is really long but you can blame Charlotte and Craig for having so many interesting details during their big day. Anyway, we all started out at the Body Shop in the centre of York where Charlotte and her bridesmaids were getting their make-up done.


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The blushing, and very happy, bride…

Then we all moved onto Kudos hairdressers where the girls all got their hair done.

And then onto Charlotte’s parent’s house to continue getting ready… and obviously partake in some bubbly!

The gorgeous, colourful bouquets were made by Ello Flowers of York.

Charlotte and Craig had promised us a very personal and quirky wedding and these amazing shoes were just the start.

Because then there was the dress which was actually made by the bride herself! And, even though I said it a million times on the day, I’ll say it again… seriously, how amazing is that!!!

Oh yeah, and she made the Bridesmaid’s dresses.

So, while Pete was busy capturing all the details at the girls I walked over to Charlotte and Craig’s house where the lads were busy getting ready.

And where I came across the first evidence of the theme of the wedding. LEGO!!! When Charlotte and Craig first told us about this theme we were very giddy seeing as me and Pete will still get out our lego on occasion and dabble in some building.

Charlotte had seen one of our albums which had a portrait of the groom and his cat that I had taken and she wanted me to get one of Craig with their cat, Marmite. However, Marmite had other ideas.

The rings were custom made by Taylors of York and were inscribed inside with a verse from the Wannadies You and Me Song. Aaaaaahhhhhh.

These are the buttonholes – hand-knitted by the Bride’s sister and Bridesmaid, Holly. Yep, they’re a talented family.

The Groom’s shoes were not hand-made but they were funky.

Three guesses who made the ties… yep, the Bride.

The Groom and Best Man patiently waiting for the bride.

And then not-so-patiently waiting.

Here she comes…

Charlotte and Craig had wisely hired a double-decker Pullman bus to get all their guests from A to B together – which is always a good idea.

The boys…

and the girls…

I thought the shoes were amazing from the top but then I saw the mermaids and sea-horses. Wow.

The Oak Room at the Royal York is already quite impressive but when you cover it in lego it makes it so much better. There were lego chocolate favours, bowls of lego on the tables and the seating plan was based on all different lego themes. Oh, and by the way, it’s not only the Bride and her family with the creative streak cause the Groom designed everything I’ve just mentioned and the cake-topper! I think they may be meant for each other.

The rest of the cake was a surprise as they just gave the lego brief to Elaine from Cakes for all Occasions – it looked great. You can’t go wrong with edible lego but I did get flashbacks of my mum frantically telling me not to swallow the pieces.

The speeches…

The Wheel of York just happens to be in the gardens of the Royal York and the wedding party all got complimentary passes. The Bride was a little nervous going up but Pete tells me she calmed down a bit after the third or fourth revolution.

Here’s the slideshow produced on-the-day for guests to view in the evening.

The video is best watched in HD so just click on the HD icon and it will direct you to Vimeo.


We had an absolutely amazing day with Charlotte and Craig and hope they have a fantastic time on their Honeymoon cruise in the Norwegian Fjords. We hope you like the photos guys! 🙂

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