Yorkshire Wedding Photographer at silcoates school wedding

 Lauren + Amy

I can’t lie, this wedding was special in so many ways!! It’s always a privilege to photograph a wedding, but when friends ask you to capture their special day it really hits home how incredibly lucky I am. It was further special because it saw me return to the school where I attended for 11 years and taught at for four years. So many memories and just a few more to add to the list! This day was filled with love and laughter.

We started at York House Hotel, Wakefield, with both Amy and Lauren. It’s always slightly daunting at the start of a day, you are after all intruding in a group that has often known each other for years and are as thick as thieves. But today when knocking on Lauren’s hotel door I was greeted by a rather loud voice (sorry Nicola) proclaiming ‘is that the stripper?’. It wasn’t, just me and the start of an amazing day!

 You can see Lauren + Amy’s Liverpool Engagement shoot here.

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The ceremony was at Silcoates School, where Amy works. It was particularly special being officiated by Rev. Lees, the former Chaplin at Silcoates, and a dear colleague. The service was a beautiful mix of tradition and personality, there was even an impromptu Beatles sing-a-long. I should probably mention Lauren and her family are very proud Liverpudlians. 

After the ceremony everyone enjoyed the summer sun in the school grounds whilst we quickly worked through a few formal shot that Amy + Lauren requested.

After the formals, it was time for afternoon tea inside the school hall. 

The Speeches had everything, two interactive slideshows, a bucket load of laughter, and yes, another Liverpudlian sing-a-long!

With the band setting up for the evening reception and the sun setting, we took this time to get some beautiful portraits in the warm evening sun. These were all shot on Portra 400 film with the Contax 645 medium format film camera. The combination of Portraits and the Contax 645 give the images an unrivalled ethereal quality. The background becomes painting like.

And now for the bit I always enjoy the most: the dancing!! Cut that cake, start the band, and get on your dancing shoes!! Oh and don’t forget the confetti canon with the first dance!!

How amazing is seeing a story unfold in front of your eyes!! 

Each story is unique

And each story is a memory!

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Guests enjoy a wedding under a darkening moody sky at Priory Cottages and Barn


Newlywed couple embraced in first dance, wife turns and looks at camera.

The Team

Young man stares off into the distance with his arm around his shoulder revealing tattoos.


Wedding guests enjoy the evening dancing whilst light streaks across the image