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.

Christopher

Pronouns: He/Him

 

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Weddings are unique.

They are unique to you and they are unique when held up against other celebrations. They’re a melting pot of human spirit, human stories, family history and family dynamics. People who haven’t seen one another for decades who embrace as old friends. Groups of people who may meet for the greatest day to not see each other again for many years, if ever. There are no other celebrations, or rituals that capture the human spirit like a wedding.

At Christopher Thomas Photography, we don’t just capture the photos of the day, we capture your story, your families’ story, your guests’ story. We pride ourselves on capturing emotions of the day in a way which stands the test of time. Because telling your story, the way you want, matters. Capturing it today, to be able to tell it for a lifetime to come.

 

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What people are saying, without me paying them:

“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

“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

What people are saying, when I’m paying them:

“His beard can tell when there’s a 30% chance it’s already raining.”

Karen Smith

“Chris’ taste in music is unquestionable, it’s been said he’s the Yorkshire Dave Grohl.”

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Summer ’19 Collection

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It all begins with an idea. Maybe you want to launch a business. Maybe you want to turn a hobby into something more. Or maybe you have a creative project to share with the world. Whatever it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.

It all begins with an idea. Maybe you want to launch a business. Maybe you want to turn a hobby into something more. Or maybe you have a creative project to share with the world. Whatever it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.

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.