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What is the Happy Otter way?

Let me tell you about otters - they are shy and elusive creatures. It can be tricky to photograph their natural fun loving behaviour when they know they are being watched. It takes patience and sensitivity.

Lots of my clients have similar traits!

The Happy Otter way recognises and celebrates the many brilliant charasteristics of introverts and is all about making people feel comfortable and relaxed on their wedding day.

Wedding days are fun, emotional, full of so many small interactions with loved ones who are very rarely together all in one place. There is so much going on. So much you will want to remember for ever.

Otters understand this. But they also have that feeling of not wanting a stranger pointing a camera in their face demanding they smile on command.

I'm an otter. But, I'm also a wedding photographer. I understand the importance of subtle moments. I understand people who hate to have their photo taken. I cringe at the thought of having to recreate moments just for the sake of a photo.

I'll get to know you. I'll watch and listen. I'll be sensitive and thoghtful. On the wedding day, I'll blend in and capture the full feel of the day - the way you planned it.

I'm based in York but love to travel. Have a browse of my website in your own time - there will be no sales pressure at all - and get in touch if you have any questions.

^ The Happy Otter.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos
Blu-ray or DVD with all the photos

What does the wedding package include?

High resolution, fully processed digital photos. Photos on USB and online gallery. Full reproduction rights (so you can copy, print, and share as much as you like - there will be no watermark

How far in advance should I contact you?

If you are lucky, I might have your day available as late as a month before your wedding. I do start taking bookings about 18 months in advance however

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, yorkshire and the North East. (Further afield for a small mileage fee)

What is the charge for travelling?

No charge for weddings in North Yorkshire and the North East. Beyond this, I will need to work out if accommodation will be required and I can give you a quote

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

Getting to know you! I find out what makes you tick and who is who at your wedding. Capturing meaningful moments is a lot easier when I can understand the dynamics of relationships

What kind of equipment do you use?

Canon digital SLR and a range of lenses. I also have back ups for all of my equipment

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, pixieset - you can view, share and buy photos online

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per hour

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

Hours are charged at 拢150 per hour

What are the forms of payment?

Cash, cheque, bank transfer

How do you work?

I'm very professional and pay great attention to detail. I wont take over the show - it's your day. But I will make sure to get the formal shots also. For the rest of the day I quietly observe
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Amazing photographer!

Emma was there for our wedding in March and she was amazing. She expertly took fab posed and natural photographs. We never felt under the spotlight and it all felt very natural. Emma listened to what we wanted and really delivered. Would whole heartedly recommend her for your your big day.
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Happy Otter Photography Real Weddings

Sally & Matt
39 photos 路 28/08/2021
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12 photos 路 02/02/2020



23 Ralph Garth, Tockwith, YO26 7PP York (North Yorkshire)

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