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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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Jo & Luke’s Wedding at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Hello again, it’s Kelly. I’m a bit bored of the work that I’m supposed to be doing so thought I’d write this blog instead cause it’s much more fun!

Last Friday saw us at the amazing Yorkshire Sculpture Park for the wedding of Jo and Luke. So far this year we’ve been really lucky with the weather for our weddings and this day was no exception managing to stay dry until the minute we’d finished all the outdoor photography. I think we’re a good luck charm so, if you want a dry wedding, then you should book us (This does not constitute a guarantee.)

Anyway, this was a late one for us and Pete caught up with Jo at her mum’s house after lunch where the preparations were starting.


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Honorary Bridesmaid – Mini.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that this was an atrociously expensive bouquet made by a specialist but actually Jo made this amazing creation herself. Not only did she make it herself but it also has amazing sentimental value as most of the brooches were donated to Jo by members of her family – spanning all the generations! So beautiful and what a fantastic way to make everyone a part of the celebrations! Love it.

Jo was a little upset when she saw that one of our recent Brides had the same shoes as her. I just said that it shows that the Brides of Peter Boyd Photography have amazing taste!!!! And I loved these shoes so much that I’m glad we got to photograph them twice.

Jo obviously inherited her creative talent from her mum as this gorgeous dress was hand-made by Mrs Frances Kaye herself. During the Mother-of-the-Bride speech Frances said that she had always promised Jo she would make her wedding dress and here is the result! Amazing. I can’t even knit a scarf so I am always in awe of people who can do anything like this.

Oh, and she only went and made the Bridesmaid’s dresses as well. Show off! 🙂

Here’s the woman of the day herself having her hair done.

And here is the whole of the Bridal Party partaking in Jo’s favourite drink – pink wine.

If you saw the set of photographs running up to this one where everyone was trying to work out how to do up the dress you would have seen why Jo looks slightly bored in this one. Pete often finds himself taking a few shots of the girls struggling to sort out the dress and then ends up being asked if he can do it. He’s an expert now in bows, buttons and ribbons. They did manage it themselves this time though but probably only because Jo’s mum was there and she made the dress.

And the girls are ready to go.

While Pete was with the girls I was with the Lads who were getting ready at Luke’s parent’s house.

When I say ‘getting ready’ I actually mean preparing and eating bacon and egg sandwiches. The eggs were from the chickens down the bottom of the garden and there were TWO double-yolkers which we all decided meant double the good luck for Jo and Luke.

Jo had bought this for Luke as a wedding present.

and also these… 🙂

Now the boys had bought the ‘already-tied’ cravats which, in my opinion, is a brilliant idea seeing as they are usually so faffy. However, the best man still seemed to be having trouble with the clip on!

So he passed the duty to the Father of the Groom.

Once everyone was ready we made our way to the Sculpture Park to greet the arriving guests and await the coming of the Bride.

During the ceremony Luke’s sister Laura and her boyfriend, Chris, performed a song for Luke and Jo. It was a really beautiful moment and it may have bought a tear to my eye but I’d never admit to that.

Introducing Mr and Mrs Allan-Smith.

The whole wedding party.

The Bridal Party.

The lovely girls…

and the funky lads…

The Pink Wine. One might think Jo organised the whole wedding just so she’d have an excuse to drink pink wine all day. 🙂

Jo and Luke loved the images we took for their Pre-Wedding Shoot under this tree (see here) so much that they decided they were going to grow one for themselves in their garden. Aaaaahhhhhh.

The tables were all named after Jo and Luke’s favourite music and the flowers were all grown and arranged by Luke’s mum. This wedding was full of personal touches like that and it always makes it so lovely.

This fantastic, sparkly cake was a surprise and made by the brilliant Jo from Jo’s Cakes who also just happened to be one of Jo’s Bridesmaids.

The pick and mix that just HAD to feature at this wedding seeing as it is a big part of Jo’s life and a big part of Luke’s proposal. See the Pre-Wedding Shoot for the full story.

Jo got bored of cutting the cake so decided to attack her new hubby. That was quick.

The first dance.

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 ‘cog’ icon and select 720p.


We had an absolutely brilliant time with Jo and Luke and wish them every happiness in their new life with their new apple tree. Have a great honeymoon guys and we all envy you your trip around the world together next year – we still think you need photographers to document the trip!

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August 29, 2012 - 8:41 pm Jo - Fabulous piccies! x

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