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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!)


Sarah & Ian – A Homemade Wedding

Things have been a little hectic around here, but now I have a little spare time I can finally update the blog with some new images!

Back in August we were very happy to have been chosen to photograph the wedding of Sarah & Ian. When we first spoke to them at a wedding fayre we knew we wanted them to book us simply from the description of their big day. They own and run Moss Hagg Farm Campsite, near Selby Common, and wanted to host the reception of their 50’s themed wedding on the farm. In addition, Ian also collects and restores vintage motor vehicles as a hobby and planned to use some of these as the wedding day transport and for decoration!

After an early start at Sarah’s parents house for hair and make-up I followed the bride to All Saints Church in Cawood for the ceremony, before making our way to The Blacksmiths Arms in Biggin for the reception meal. After that it was back to the campsite for a marquee evening party.

Here are some of my favourites from the day…


If you like what you see please feel free to leave comments at the end of this post, or click the ‘like’ button!


The preparations in full swing…

The hair duties were handed over to Katey Broom and Catherine Parker.

The first of the vintage vehicles, an original ‘Green Goddess’ fire engine, was to be the motor of choice for the bridesmaids…

The dress, by Maggie Sottero, was supplied by Hoops A Daisy of Wakefield.

Sarah had plenty of sparkle lined up for the day, with at least three (yes, three!) jewellery changes during the course of the day…

We thought this old suitcase we found in Sarah’s childhood bedroom was the perfect prop find to go with the vintage theme!

Finally the brides transport arrived; a lovingly restored, split-screen, VW camper hired from vw4weddings. The suitcase in the back had been converted into stereo speakers which worked via bluetooth from an iPod in the front… how cool is that !?!

Sarah and her father moments before setting off for the church…

Meanwhile, Kelly had been with the guys getting ready at the farm…

The main man himself!

This monster (nicknamed “The Beast”) was how Ian and his best man had chosen to travel…

… and it wasn’t the only vintage motor on display!

Sarah and Ian’s guests were mostly travelling from the campsite – so they hired a vintage bus from The Yorkshire Heratige Bus Company to ease the logistics (and because it’s ace – we used them for our wedding and can’t recommend them enough!).

Ian and his best man.

Some of the guests had gone to great lengths to fit the 50’s theme…

Sarah arrives at the church…

I can honestly say; this is the first time I’ve seen the congregation entertained by a banjo-playing, singing vicar – ‘Lord of the Dance’ never sounded so cool!

Ian had arranged this as a little surprise for Sarah…

On to The Blacksmiths Arms for some quality food…

The pub didn’t usually host large weddings, but seeing as this was Ian’s local they made an exception. Ian and Sarah had supplied all the tables and chairs and the pub supplied the cake and finishing touches…

Back at Moss Hagg Farm the marquees had been erected and dressed up for the newlyweds return.

*Insert Fonz quite here*

Sarah and her bridesmaids, whose dresses were supplied by The Wedding Shop in Selby.

There was no persuading the dogs to move out of frame – which was fine as we love dogs!

A friend of the couple had provided this fun model railway to keep the youngsters entertained during the evening – with great success.

The newlyweds took to the floor for their first dance to ‘Windmills Of My Mind’…

… followed by this smooth operator who really did have moves like Jagger!


We had a lovely day with Sarah & Ian and hope they enjoy a wonderful future together!

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