An Expert in York Wedding Photography

York is like nowhere else, and as a York Wedding Photographer, I’m blessed with having such a great city on my doorstep. Its medieval streets are rich with history, attracting people worldwide. That doesn’t stop us Brits from visiting this epic city, and it is the perfect place for a wedding venue whether you’re from the city or not. York offers cobbled streets, quaint tearooms, Gothic buildings and evidence of slightly murky history; this is the city for you and for your guests to be immersed in.

On your wedding day, it offers unique backdrops and fantastic York wedding venues.  And that’s my job as a wedding photographer: to turn your location into the (co-)star of your big day. For me, it’s as good as it gets — natural moments and personal stories combined with big, beautiful images that bring an incredible place to life. I’m very privileged to live in and photograph weddings in York; it’s such a fantastic place.

 

 

 

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Yorkshire Wedding Photographer

 

York lies in the Vale of York and is surrounded by AONB (Areas Of Natural Beauty). It offers fantastic places for pre-wedding shoots; look at how happy Mike and Jen are and beautiful the backdrop is.

Suppose you want to be close to the city’s medieval walls, which are a popular walk. They offer a great focal point for couples to sneak away with me for some memorable and epic photos. A feature of central York is the Snickelways, and wedding couples of York always ask me to include this. The Shambles is a narrow medieval street lined with shops, boutiques and tea rooms.

 

 

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York Wedding Venues

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Popular York Wedding Venues

 

York Racecourse

The great thing about this York wedding venue is the large western facing windows and the open spaces for you to use exclusively. When the sun shines through, and the grass is green, it provides the most epic location. They offer packages that give you a range of options to suit your budget, all based on 50 guest adult guests.  The York Racecourse wedding venue offers large spaces and luxurious suites; it’s the perfect venue for your wedding in York. Please take a look here to see how much Lucy and Derek enjoyed their wedding day.

Hospitium

I love the Hospitium, not only because it’ll make the likes of a Leeds wedding photographer jealous, but because this is where I married the love of my life. It has a special place in my heart. The two-storey listed building is set within the beautiful York Museum Gardens overlooked by St Mary’s Abbey’s striking ruins, making for the perfect setting for your unique wedding photographs. Split over two for, the first floor, with its high ceiling and half-timbered walls, provides a stunning dining room for your wedding breakfast. It can host seated dinners for up to 130 guests, drinks receptions for up to 180 guests and seated buffets for up to 110 guests. At my wedding, we seated 80 and had 120 guests for the evening, and it was just the perfect York wedding venue.

I’m looking forward to finally capturing Jess & Joe’s York wedding this July this year.

Merchant Taylors’ Hall

This is a Yorkshire wedding photographers dream. It’s nestled against the city walls of York and steeped in Yorkshire history. The Hall, built in the 15th century, has stood for decades as a testament to York’s medieval past and is a magnificent space in which to say “I do”. Set in the heart of York against the city’s ancient walls, the Hall offers a choice of spaces to accommodate 40 – 120 guests.

 

 

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Intimate York Wedding Venues

The Bar Convent

The Bar Convent is located just outside the Micklegate Bar on the South West side of the city of York. Its Roman Catholic chapel and quint rear garden provides privacy from the tourists’ hustle and bustle in York. The chapel is a beautiful place, with plenty of history and eight hidden escape routes out; hopefully, the age-old cliche of jilted bride and grooms, these escape routes won’t be needed. 😉 Take a look at Lucy and Ollie’s mini Covid wedding.

The Grange Hotel

Grange Hotel, York, is the place for me. This fantastic venue is where I jumped headfirst into wedding photography, clutching my camera with only my love for taking pictures to get me through it. I emerged soaking wet but was hooked from that moment forward and thankful to Hayley and Sunny for taking that leap too. Situated just a short up the road from the York Register office, they’re an ideal duo. Whether it’s a small gathering enforced by Covid or you’re intent on an intimate wedding, or even a larger gathering for your nearest and dearest. This place provides a perfect York wedding venue. I shot the wedding of Angel and Jake here in the midst of Covid. The venue was great, and a short walked provided an exceptional place for a York-based wedding photographer to capture wedding photos to remember. 

National Centre for Early Music

The NCEM provides a stunning and unique venue for your wedding reception or celebration party. The medieval, grade-one listed building is set within peaceful and private gardens and can offer the perfect setting. Take a look at Liv and Ross’ epic day. With plenty of natural light, the church has a bright, welcoming atmosphere, and the stone arches and wrought iron candelabras give a sense of grandeur. At night, the candlelit church provides a beautiful and intimate setting for dining or dancing. The environment inside and out provides a perfect backdrop for your memorable photographs.

 

 

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These days, with so many talented wedding photographers around, it can be challenging to pick the one that’s right for you. Some couples know what style of wedding photography they like and select their photographer based on their portfolio. Others ask themselves how much should a wedding photographer cost and base their decision on the budget they have set aside for wedding photography. I hope my couple chose me based on my style.

Prices range from £250 – £5000, and the average is published in the Wedding Photography Industry’s latest report.

I set my prices based on market value, where I live and how much I need to earn to keep a roof over my family’s head. There are a lot of hidden costs in pursuing a passion for photographing weddings.
I have to be fair to all my couples, so they all receive the same great photos and service throughout.
Every year I review my packages to provide outstanding photos and value on my time and skill.

I’m based in York, North Yorkshire, but love to travel – nationally and internationally.