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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!

So, sit back with a cuppa and have a browse through my blog. Comments
are always welcome, so don't be shy (Although I will delete anything
that is abusive or makes fun of my hair!)

Enjoy...

Sam & Jonny’s Wedding at York Pavilion Hotel

Back in May we joined Sam & Jonny for their wedding at York Pavilion Hotel. The sun was shining and everyone seemed relaxed, so we set about capturing the mornings preparations. Sam was accompanied by her chief bridesmaid Katie (to whom Sam had already been a bridesmaid) and the pace was chilled – although Sam admitted to teetering on the edge of ‘gibbering wreck’ territory! After assisting me with some initial detail shots, Kelly headed off to join Jonny and the boys for their morning.

Here’s some highlights of the day…

 
 

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The sun was streaming in through the windows, so I thought I’d make use of it…

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Kelly joins the boys…

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To any brides reading this, don’t worry – beer is a pretty normal part of the blokes morning!

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Starting to get a bit nervous now…

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The reception room had a definite ‘butterfly’ theme…

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We had a wonderful day with Sam & Jonny and wish them every happiness together in the future.

 
 
 
 
 

Jenn & Martin’s Wedding at Aldwark Manor

Hello there, it’s Kelly. You’re stuck with me writing the blog again as Peter is getting ready for tomorrow’s wedding – I’ll try and be as brief as I possibly can…

Anyway, a couple of week’s ago we photographed the lovely, bunny-filled wedding of Jenn and Martin. And, when I say bunny-filled, I mean it so, if you’ve got a strange aversion to cute, fluffy animals then you may want to skip a few photos in the blog. Jenn and Martin got married at Haxby Church and had their reception at the lovely Aldwark Manor.

As per usual, Pete was with Jen and ‘Team Bride’ in the morning at their house and I was with Martin and his entourage at Aldwark Manor. I think I’m going to stop talking now and let you see the day through the photos (with maybe just a few comments for the sake of clarity :) ).

 
 

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Jenn’s lovely dress was supplied by our good friends over at Curvy Bridal. If you want the best dresses along with the nicest customer service then you need to go see them!

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Cute bunny alert!

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Bubbles.

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Proud Dad.

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Back to Team Groom…

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It’s possible that this is the reason Martin is looking so casual.

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Off to Haxby Church.

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I think the whisky has worn off.

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The blushing bride arives…no…wait…

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Here she is.

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Jenn had organised everyone to dance back down the aisle as a surprise for Martin.

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Cheeky.

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Going…

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Going…

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Gone.

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Back at Aldwark we took Jenn and Martin out for their couple shots.

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Jenn and her mum made all the cakes together and friend, Claire Walker, made the cake toppers. They were AMAZING!

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Aldwark gets stunning sunsets (when there’s sun) and Jenn and Martin were more than up for going back out for five minutes to capture it.

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We had a lovely day with Jenn, Martin and the bunnies. We hope they had a lovely few days in the Lakes and that they enjoy their ‘big’ Honeymoon in China soon.

 
 
 
 
 

Lucy & Ollie’s Engagement Shoot at Skipton Castle Woods

Second up on the blog today is the lovely Engagement Shoot of Lucy and Ollie at Skipton Woods. Lucy and Ollie are getting married in June at St Michael’s Church in their home village of Kirkby Malham and then they’re off to their family’s field for some fun in PapaKata tents. It’s going to be awesome! However, for their Engagement Shoot they chose Skipton Woods as it was somewhere that they love that was a bit closer to us (thanks guys).

So, one lovely evening we all met up at a pub (always good), went through the details of the wedding and then, after a few drinks for courage, we took them for a little stroll with two dogs and a camera. We did get some funny looks from other dog walkers who must have been wondering why we were photographing two people out on their quiet dog walk but Lucy and Ollie shrugged it off like pros and got straight into it. As with most of our couples they started off by saying that they thought it was going to be really weird and that they never look good in photos etc etc but, by the end of it, they said they actually had a good time and it wasn’t as scary as they thought. Which is EXACTLY why we do the Engagement Shoot!

Anyway, I’m going to shut up now and let you look at the results…

 
 

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Introducing Ella the dog… She’s ace and actually managed to put up with our dog Charlie – which in our book is amazing.

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Lucy and I (this is Kelly by the way) noticed all the wild garlic in Skipton Woods and were wondering what you can do with it. Weirdly enough, a couple of days later, I was at a Therapeutic Gardening event for work and they were making wild garlic pesto. It was gorgeous. I’ll get you the recipe Lucy and we can go back to the woods and forage!

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Who’d have thought that wild garlic could look so romantic!

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During the last photo this guy swooped in and landed right next to us – Pete had to snap him.

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We had a lovely evening stroll out with Lucy and Ollie (and wished we’d had time to stay for a quick drink after) :) . See you soon guys.

 
 
 
 
 

Sam & Paul’s Engagement Shoot at The Mansion, Leeds

First up on the blog today is the summer evening Engagement Shoot of Sam and Paul at The Mansion and Roundhay Park in Leeds. The Mansion is an absolutely stunning venue run by our friends over at Dine who, among their many skills in the wedding business, do THE BEST wedding food in the world.

As so often happens, for some strange reason, we started off the shoot in the nearby pub. (Honest – we don’t do this deliberately to get our couples tipsy before a shoot.) We went through all the details of the day and then ran out for the shoot before it either started to rain or got too dark to do anything! Sam and Paul were naturals in front of the camera and also a great laugh so we had lots of fun – can’t wait until their wedding day.

So, without further ado, I’ll let you get on with looking at the results. We hope you love them.

 
 

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It wasn’t technically raining but I (Kelly) really wanted to get a shot with the railings and the umbrella. Sam and Paul graciously obliged.

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If this Engagement Shoot is anything to go by, Sam and Paul are going to look ace on their wedding photos! Can’t wait to take them. :)

 
 
 
 
 

Charlotte & Jonathan’s Wedding at Redworth Hall

Ok, so we’re a bit behind on the blog but wedding season has well and truly started so you’ll have to accept our sincere apologies and move on :) . Anyway, this is worth the wait cause today we have the absolutely amazing and truly ‘geeky’ wedding of Charlotte and Jonathan at Redworth Hall Hotel in Durham.

If you read the blog post of Charlotte and Jonathan’s Engagement Shoot then you will know that we had quite a lot in common with this lovely couple – chief among which is a love of all things Firefly. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about then google it now.) So, we knew we were going to have a lot of fun at this wedding. And, on top of them being a lovely couple, they had chosen a great venue and the weather was fantastic. Bonus!

Anyway, I’m going to shut-up now and let you take a look at some of our favourites from the day itself – enjoy…

 
 

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So, as usual, Pete started off with the girls (and Dad) who were getting ready at Redworth Hall.

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The elixir of champions.

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Always love the look on Dad’s face when he sees his daughter all ready to go.

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Meanwhile back at the farm… Well, back with Kelly and the boys at Charlotte and Jonathan’s house in Leeds anyway.

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And yes, if you didn’t get the memo, the slippers and jammies look IS in right now!

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Charlotte got Jonathan this lovely watch for his wedding present. Although, she might have regretted that move when she was a tad late for the ceremony (see later). :)

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All ready for the drive to Redworth.

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Possibly the best button-holes in the world made from comic pages. Jonathan was amused that the word ‘plop’ was front and centre on his. Not sure which issue needed that sound effect…

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Waiting (somewhat) patiently.

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Shiny!

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Oh look, it’s a tree! ;)

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Jonathan berated us for putting the photo of him with his leg in the air in the Engagement Shoot blog so we just had to include this one in here. Sorry Jonathan…

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Great cake topper!

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BEST TABLE NAME… EVER… FACT!

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Nice evening for a spot of crazy golf.

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It’s the Groom’s prerogative to cheat if he wants to.

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Victory dance.

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The evening starts…

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We left Jonathan, Charlotte and their guests in full swing.

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We had a fantastic day with Charlotte and Jonathan and hope they have a great time on their honeymoon. I only have one more thing to say and it’s this…

“If you can’t run, you walk. If you can’t walk, you crawl. If you can’t crawl, you find someone to carry you.”

Well, done you guys for finding the perfect partner to carry you through the rest of your lives. ;)

 
 
 
 
 
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