Behind the Lens
I’m a Yorkshire wedding photographer with a love for shooting weddings on Medium Format film cameras, using beautiful natural light, and capturing emotional moments. Using an approach that combines documentary with fine art styles, I love giving couples timeless, emotional, and honest images for them to treasure. I take pride in never allowing anyone to limit what we can or cannot do. I hope you do too.
What people are saying:
“We can't recommend Chris enough! We are absolutely in love with our photos and so many other people are too. Chris was amazing, putting up with all our date changes due to Covid and taking pictures of a wedding that is probably different to the usual set up. On the day Chris was like a ninja, we have looked at so many pictures and can't remember him being in the background taking them. We felt so relaxed and at ease with Chris and didn't feel posed in anyway. Thank you so much!”Mr + Mrs Buckley
“It is mad to think that in his photos he was able to document the full emotion shown from ourselves and our guests. From the nervous energy in the morning, to the pure love of the ceremony, to the laughs and tears of the speeches, and finally to the joy of the party. He has a way of making people not realise that they're being photographed. We never once felt self conscious. He made us nerds look cool.
Our guests loved him too and the way he calmly organised special moments such as the confetti shot. He went above and beyond for us which sounds cliched but true. We will always treasure these photos.”Mrs + Mrs Smith
“His images get right into me…they are so emotive…going to sound a bit like an art dick…but they see into people’s souls.”Stories of Events
“You are amazinggggggg!!! Absolutely LOVE the pics!!!! Absolute HEROOOOOO! Totally love the print! Literally over the moon with it!”Mr + Mrs Shute
Truthfully, it’s hard to know, isn’t it. But generally, I’d say look at my work; if it resonates with you GREAT! Then it’s about us getting to know each other a little more, having a chat, talking about what’s important to us on the day. Because, we are going to be spending a lot of time together haha and it’s really important that we get along whilst doing it. That will make you most comfortable and will also lead to super cool relaxed photos! Finally, I’ll send you over a preview of a full wedding gallery. That way you get to see an entire wedding delivered to a couple. And trust me, there’s no hiding then!
Because it’s the best bloody job in the world, right?! I get to meet amazing people and hang out with them all on their super exciting day! Whilst taking as many cool photos as I can! You show me another job that’s as fun as that!
I’ve seen things on a dance floor late at night that will make a grown man’s eyes water. But what happens at a wedding stays at a wedding. Sorry. Client confidentiality and all that. But it’s always the little things that get me, I always have a tear in my eye during the ceremony or speeches. It’s the speech by the step-daughter about finding her Dad in the groom. It’s those silly Winnie The Poo readings on friendship and love. It’s the way a hard Yorkshireman, who clearly hasn’t cried this century starts balling his eyes out when he sees his daughter.
I typically like to start shooting 40mins – an hour before we have to leave for the ceremony and then to stay until at least 30 – 40 mins after the dancing begins. This allows me to craft the story of the entire day, but not overstay my welcome at the same time. Overall, that’s about 10 hours in total. But I happily stay longer if there’s a super secret late night gig or there’s something beautiful planned for the morning. If everything is happening in one place, maybe it can be less hours; or, if there’s a lot of traveling in between then more hours will help. It’s all down to the individual wedding.