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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...

Katie & Jamie’s Fairfield Manor Wedding

Well here we are at last; our first wedding of 2015 and it certainly was a fun way to kick off the new year. We first met Katie at a wedding fair back in 2013 and instantly hit it off – so much so that Katie (by her own admission) had decided we were to be her photographers without actually telling us or booking a consultation until six months afterwards! Needless to say the consultation was a success and the booking made official. We even got to meet Jamie’s pet geckos up close.

The couple both got ready at the wedding venue, Fairfield Manor – in separate rooms, of course – before heading down to the ceremony room. Once the formalities were finished everyone (bravely) headed outside into the bracingly ‘fresh’ air for the formal group photos – although Katie did tell us that she gave her guests no choice in the matter! We then gave Katie and Jamie a break from their schmoozing to get some lovely couple portraits. It was at this point that Kelly nearly injured herself by tripping over her turn-ups twice in quick succession! Crisis (narrowly) averted we finished up the portraits intact and headed back to the reception for the wedding breakfast and evening’s festivities. Have a look at some of the highlights of the day…

 
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Who says comfy can’t be flashy?…

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One has to keep one’s energy up on such an important day…

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Lovely homemade pressies for the bridesmaids

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Meanwhile, Kelly’s morning consisted of this…

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If a man gives you booze…

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… you best give him a hug and a kiss!

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How true…

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Jamie might hate me for including this image, but it’s proof that men can get emotional over things other than football!

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You haven’t seen someone fuss over risking their shoes on wet grass until you’ve seen five burly Army lads do it! Sorry boys.

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They were soon over the Shoe’Gate’ incident…

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Awesome homemade seating plan…

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Yes, there was a photobooth…

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Katie looks fairly unimpressed…

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I think this image sums up these two perfectly!

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We had a fantastic day with these two – as we always expected we would! Congratulations guys and all the best for your long future together.

 
 

March 14, 2015 - 5:48 pm Jenny - This looks like it must have been quite a fun wedding, a little silliness can really make the day memorable. Nice to see another flowy kind of dress too, you don't see them as often anymore but it clearly suits well here.

Sarah & Liam’s Nostell Priory Wedding

We’re still catching up with blog posts, so next up we have the lovely wedding of Sarah & Liam at Nostell Priory. Luckily the weather back in November was glorious (compared to today – we’re snowed in!). We’ve worked at Nostell Priory a few times now, so when Sarah & Liam told us they were getting hitched at the National Trust property we were excited to be involved.

The couple had their ceremony in the beautiful main hall, which involved a rose ceremony (a first for us). In a rose ceremony the bride and groom exchange two roses, symbolizing the giving and receiving of their love for each other throughout their married life. Once the formal proceedings and photos were done it was over to the orangery for the reception and evening do. Have a look at some of our favourites from the day…

 
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Here we have just some of Sarah’s 7-strong bridesmaid entourage…

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The ‘walk-down-the-aisle’ practice was in full effect…

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Sarah and her team travelled in style.

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Sensibly, the final prep was at Nostell Priory…

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Meanwhile, with the boys…

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When one doesn’t want to get bubbly on one’s tweed…

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… let one’s best man take over!

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That’s a lot of guys for a little hotel room…

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Liam’s choice of transport was, perhaps, a little less glamorous – but just as cool!

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Lookin’ schmoooove!

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The rose ceremony…

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As always the team at Dine had done a great job organising the day and dressing the reception room…

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We also provided our ever popular PhotoBooth for the evening…

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We left Sarah & Liam dancing away into the night, as we were too exhausted to carry on past 10pm! We wish them every happiness for the future together.

 
 

The Wedding of Valia & Jules

This blog post is rather unique in that it could be classed as repeat business – specifically, we shot Valia’s twin sisters wedding a few years ago (you can see it here). We had a great time at their wedding and we knew that Valia and Jules’ big day would be just as fun!

Valia & Jules held their ceremony at Norristhorpe URC, before heading over to Northorpe Hall for the reception and evening do. Valia and her bridesmaids got ready at Valia’s parents house, whilst Jules and his boys enjoyed croissants and Superman at home! Anyway, enough chat – have a look at some favourites from the day…

 
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There was a definite polkadot theme to the day…

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Valia enjoying a little reading time with her niece…

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Told you… polkadots!

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A little Superman to start the day…

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Makes a change from bacon sarnies…

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There was a bit of drizzle on the day, but we always carry a bag of big white brollies to every wedding…

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… plus Valia’s mum was well prepared also!

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Yes, that is Emley Moor mast in the background…

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The evening’s entertainment was first provided by an excellent ceilidh band…

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… before Jules’ dad (playing bass) performed in his own band!

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As we always expected, we had a blast at Valia & Jules’ wedding. Enjoy married life guys – we know you will!

 
 

Christina & Chris’ Riccall Wedding

Continuing the round up of the tale end of 2014, we present to you the highlights of Christina & Chris’ wedding. We first met these two at a wedding fayre at the National Railway Museum – which was apt, as that’s where Chris popped the big question – and we instantly clicked through our shared love of all things geeky and sci-fi. By her own admission, Christina had already ‘stalked’ our work online and had a good idea of what to expect before even reaching our display stand.

Anyway, back to the big day. The ceremony took place at St. Mary’s Church in Riccall, with the reception being held at The Regen Centre (also in Riccall).

 
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Christina found her perfect dress at Celebrations Bridal House in Ossett…

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Hair and make-up skills came courtesy of Kym Hurst
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Christina’s dad organised a vintage Beauford car for transport to the church…

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At this point Kelly was starting to fear for her safety…

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As a total surprise for Christina & Chris, Christina’s grandfather nipped off after the ceremony only to pop back in his vintage Fokker DR1 (I think) for an impromptu fly-by…

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There were a few nods to Chris’ love of all things ‘steam train’, including this familiar face circling the cake table…

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The hats weren’t standard wedding attire – we were running a PhotoBooth as well!

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I believe this was ‘The Macarena’…

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Well I don’t know when we’ll next get an exclusive tri-plane air display at a wedding, but one can only hope! Thanks Christina & Chris for a lovely day – we wish you every happiness for the future.

 
 

Sophie & Tom’s Selby Abbey Wedding

Happy New Year everyone!

Now that the festive holidays are behind us it’s time to let you all in on what we were up to towards the end of 2014. First up we have the wedding of Sophie & Tom, which took place at Selby Abbey. Sophie started her day getting ready at her parents house along with her bridesmaids and flower girls, before heading off to the abbey in a lovely old Beauford motor. Meanwhile Tom and his motley crew got prepped at home.

After the ceremony the couple hosted their reception and evening do at The Parsonage Hotel in Escrick. A photo booth was on hand to provide extra entertainment and the dancefloor was rarely empty. Why not have a look at the highlights of the day…

 
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Caught in the act of ‘politely asking for unwanted scraps’…

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I’m not sure that wrestler approves of Tom’s ironing technique

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Because appearances are everything…

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An owl delivered the rings to the best man…

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As beautiful as the owl was, Sophie isn’t terribly comfortable around birds – and I reckon the owl knew it!

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I’m not sure what Tom had threatened to do here, but Sophie wasn’t keen…

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Throwin’ shapes!

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Impromptu selfie…

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Sophie’s dad made sure his presence was known on the dance floor!

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Workin’ it for the camera…

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We had a great day at Selby Abbey and The Parsonage with Sophie and Tom. Here’s to a long a happy life together!

 
 
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