So you've set a date and booked your Yorkshire wedding venue - now it's time to decide on your wedding photographer - but with so much choice out there, how do you narrow it down? Luckily for you, we've rounded up a list of the best wedding photographers in Yorkshire, all of whom won a Hitched Wedding Award this year.
Your wedding photographs will be some of the most important mementos of your big day and each wedding photographer has their own unique style, so it's important to make the right choice. Each of these Yorkshire-based wedding photographers won their award based entirely on the number of five-star reviews they received from their couples.
The Best Wedding Photographers in Yorkshire Based on Real Couple Reviews
What better way to guarantee an amazing experience than opting for an award-winning wedding photographer who's previous customers absolutely adore them? So, if you're looking for fun poses and otherwise-forgotten memories caught on camera by a seasoned pro, look no further...
1. U.R Wedding Photography - East Riding of Yorkshire
Hull-based U.R. Wedding Photographer is a wedding photography and videography service who will capture all the precious moments of your big day. Owner Usama has 6 years worth experience in the wedding photography industry and has photographed a range of celebrations, from traditional Asian weddings to small at-home celebrations.
Service here is relaxed and easy going, allowing you to feel calm and create more natural-looking pictures. There are a variety of photography packages on offer here, and all materials will be uploaded to a private online gallery and a custom engraved USB.
U.R. Wedding Photographer has received 12 five-star reviews on their Hitched listing, one of which says, "We hired Usama for a half-day to photograph our wedding ceremony and couldn't have been happier. He got the casual and relaxed atmosphere we were after spot-on, and managed to capture lovely, natural shots of all of the key moments whilst going almost unnoticed by us and our guests.
"The portrait photos were done easily and efficiently so we were able to spend as much time as possible with our guests while getting some beautiful, natural pictures with our families and wedding party. He was really friendly, flexible, easy to work with and reach before the day, and we were delighted with the final photos - which were with us within a couple of days!
"Usama was great value for money and I'd 100% recommend."
2. Alex Bates Photography - East Riding of Yorkshire
Photographer Alex Bates specialises in laid back reportage style wedding photography, capturing weddings throughout the East Riding of Yorkshire. His photographs are natural and show guests enjoying themselves in the small moments of the day, as well as the key stages of the wedding ceremony.
Alex also carries out wedding portrait sessions, but aims to keep them relaxed and with minimal posing.
Here you can opt for both full day and half day wedding packages. The all-day package will cover your occasion from morning preparations all the way to late night dancing. You'll receive a minimum of 500 individually edited images, all stored in a password-protected gallery.
Happy Hitched users have left 14 five-star reviews on Alex's Hitched listing. One newlywed said, "Alex was amazing from start to finish, he captured our wedding perfectly. Alex is very professional and his communication is faultless. Many of our guests commented on how approachable and friendly Alex is, and like us were blown away by his photographs.
"We were really happy and impressed at how quickly Alex sent us some sneak-peeks. Thank you for everything, you captured our special day perfectly."
3. Capture the Day Photography - East Riding of Yorkshire
Kingston Upon Hull-based company, Capture The Day Photography, works to create timeless photographs preserving memories from weddings and other timeless events. Owner Russ Kemp is an experienced photographer passionate about capturing beautiful and emotional moments.
At Capture The Day Photography, you can choose the package best suited to your needs. The most comprehensive package includes consultations, full-day coverage, more than 400 images and more. All your professionally edited photos are accessible via a private online gallery, mobile app and USB drive in a beautifully presented box.
Although Capture The Day Photography is based in Yorkshire, they are happy tot ravel throughout the UK and even further afield to capture your wedding.
Hitched users have awarded Russ eight five-star reviews, with one reading, "What can I say? Russ at Capture The Day Photography is truly lovely. He photographed my daughter's wedding on Saturday and he was amazing. He put everybody at ease and was able to get even the most camera-shy guests in a photo. Russ made sure that my daughter and son-in-law had the most perfect time.
"Every guest at the wedding could not praise him enough. Definitely highly recommended. Thank you."
Russ was delighted to receive a Hitched Wedding Award, saying, "The greatest reward is the appreciation of your clients. To be part of their special day is always an honour but to receive this award just cements why wedding photography is a massive passion in my life and far from just a job.”
4. DS Wedding Photography - North Yorkshire
DS Wedding Photography is owned by Damian, a creative documentary wedding photographer who loves to see people smile and create memories with his camera. Damian works with couples throughout the UK and begins his photography process with a Zoom consultation to discuss which services best suit your needs.
Attention to detail is key for Damian, and he prepares for each wedding ceremony as if it were his own. From getting ready and guest arrival to cake cutting and the big send-off, he will be on hand to capture all of your special moments. There's also the option to hire a second photographer and videographer for additional coverage.
Damian has received 10 glowing reviews from our Hitched couples. One satisfied customer said, "Damian is a one in a million photographer. He made us and our guests feel comfortable and amazing. Not only did he take pictures of posed moments, he also gets the best candids going, believe me. We are so grateful for all of our amazing pictures and will cherish them all forever. Thanks Damian."
On receiving his Hitched Wedding Award, Damian said, "I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of the lovely couples that found me on Hitched and entrusted their wedding photography to me. It was a pleasure to be a part of the most important day in your lives
"Meeting you and your amazing guests, traveling from place to place up and down the UK and visiting various wedding venues has shown me what wedding photography truly means to me - this is what I want to do today, tomorrow and in the future.
"I wish you all lots of love and happiness in the future and I am looking forward to the next wedding season."
5. Sweet Fairy Weddings - North Yorkshire
Located in York, North Yorkshire, Sweet Fairy Weddings is an independent wedding supplier and photography service. Specialising in catering to weddings on a budget, this small business aims to provide for all your wedding needs in one place.
Sweet Fairy Weddings offers friendly and professional services, offering help with everything from venue design to portraits. The team will work with you to design a custom wedding package, which will emphasis natural and traditional photography.
Hitched users love Sweet Fairy Weddings, and have awarded them eight five-star reviews. One newlywed said, "Lee and Vicky were amazing! We could not have asked for better service - photos, flowers and charms were amazing. Vicky went out of her way to help me in to my dress. Just all round amazing people and would 1000% recommend."
The Sweet Fairy Weddings team were delighted to receive a Hitched Wedding Award, saying, "Winning a Hitched award confirms we at Sweet Fairy Weddings are achieving our vision of being honest, transparent, trustworthy, and affordable We would like to dedicate our award to all our loyal couples, as we could not have won the award without their feedback.
"We look forward to support new couple throughout 2023 and beyond."
6. Lucy Sayers photography - North Yorkshire
York-based Lucy Sayers Photography is a wedding photography studio striving to create lasting memories with couples. Owner Lucy is a natural storyteller passionate about capturing love and emotions in the most natural form at each special event. Her approach is being both relaxed and engaged to best capture the feelings of the day.
Lucy offers several packages to fit her clients' needs, the most comprehensive of which includes up to 10 hours of photo and video coverage, 800 edited digital images, a photo album and a pre-wedding photo session. Lucy is a pro editor, and will happily remove any imperfections such as wine spills or mud due to rainy weather.
Her expert skills have earned her 24 five-star reviews on her Hitched listing. One satisfied customer commented saying, "Lucy was superb from early conversations to the wedding date, she kept in touch and discussed our requirements. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt in very safe hands.
"On the day Lucy arrived promptly and was very discreet - we asked for photos of guests having fun and she did just that. The guests loved her. The photos were of exceptional quality and we also ordered a couple of albums which captured our special day so well. I cannot recommend Lucy highly enough. Professional, flexible and a lovely person. Thank you Lucy."
7. Cassidy Storytelling Limited - North Yorkshire
Cassidy Storytelling Limited is a family-run photography business creating visual stories to immortalise wedding celebrations. Based in Billingham, North Yorkshire, this team strives to be your personal storyteller and capture your wedding journey through timeless images.
Photography and videography packages are available here, with various flexible payment options tailored to suit your requirements. This team are passionate about making high-quality imagery affordable for everyone, and they're also happy to travel to service destination weddings.
Their wedding packages include full-day coverage and a balance of film and photography, both using cinematic and candid styles through use of multiple cameras, professional lighting and audio recording.
Hitched users have left the business 17 five-star reviews, one of which says, "Christian was beyond our expectations. He was so friendly and calm to be around and made us feel very relaxed having photos and videos taken throughout the day. The outcome was amazing and we highly recommend him to everyone.
"When we lost my father a few months later, he sent me all the outtakes which my dad was in! This meant the world to us. If you’re looking for a photographer or videographer, look no further!"
8. Gemma Suckley Photography - North Yorkshire
Gemma Suckley Photography is a North Yorkshire-based wedding and lifestyle photographer, passionate about crafting emotional and evocative wedding pictures. Her inspiration comes from the candid and in-between moments of the wedding day, from romantic embraces to stolen kisses.
Gemma is happy to serve couples across the UK and further afield. Nearlyweds seeking a comprehensive bundle should check out the Emerald Package, which includes consultations, an engagement photoshoot, all0day coverage and a bespoke leather-bound photo album. Clients can also make use of a second photographer and a custom USB drive.
Gemma has received 11 five-star reviews on her Hitched listing, including this one from a happy newlywed which says, "Gemma captured our wedding day perfectly and we are absolutely adore all the photos. Gemma is very talented as well as being really friendly and we highly recommend her.
"We really enjoyed the pre-wedding engagement shoot which, as well as receiving some beautiful photos, got us used to having our photo taken so it felt natural on our wedding day. Our wedding day photos are stunning. Thank you so much Gemma."
9. Swiftly Creative - South Yorkshire
Barnsley-based Swiftly Creative is a wedding photography and videography company with a team of experienced professionals ready to guide you through your day and capture your love story. They pride themselves on being natural and discreet, allowing you to relax and enjoy your day without being conscious of the fact that your photo is being taken.
Swiftly Creative offer an initial consultation where you can discuss you wedding vision and the various packages on offer. On the day itself, they are happy to assist with preparations, as well as gathering guests for group photos and helping your event to run more smoothly.
Your high-resolution files will be delivered to you via email, ready to be shared with your loved ones and looked back on for years to come.
Swiftly Creative have received 10 five-star reviews on their Hitched listing, with one client commenting, "Jake is a true professional at what he does. Nothing was too much trouble. He just blended into the background getting some really good natural shots. His imagination knows no boundaries when it comes to getting some of the set-up ones.
"Jake is really good with kids, laughing and joking with them to get some great ones of them too. I will be using Jake again in the near future for a christening shoot. He is a truly amazing at what he does."
10. Robert Carter Photography - South Yorkshire
Robert Carter Photography is a wedding and milestone photography business providing newlyweds with artistic and stylish wedding photographs. This team specialise in capturing life's important moments using a reportage approach, and they are happy to travel to celebrations throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire.
Your Robert Carter Photography experience will begin with an initial consultation where the team can familiarise themselves with your vision, style and needs. To them, documentary photography is storytelling and captures authentic emotional moments. They also offer posed photographs with loved ones, and their full-day package includes up to 10 hours of coverage.
Hitched users have awarded Robert Carter Photography six five-star reviews, one of which says, "Rob was amazing and a huge part of our day. He mingled in with the guests and was always there capturing the special moments. Nothing was too much trouble and Rob is so lovely to get along with. He’s fab with the kids and made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera."
11. Damian Jackson Photography - South Yorkshire
Damian Jackson is a wedding photographer based in South Yorkshire who is willing to travel across the UK and further afield. With 15 years' experience in the industry, Damian has shot everything from city weddings to destination elopements. He prides himself on being able to mingle seamlessly with the guests and put them at ease while their photo is being taken.
Damian specialises in reportage photography, capturing the natural and emotional moments of your big day. He also offers a variety of wedding packages tailored to your needs. Every couple will receive a pre-wedding session, call and in-person meeting, and their images supplied online via a private gallery, as well as on a USB. All images will also be professionally edited before you receive them.
Damian's skills have earned him 12 five-star reviews on his Hitched listing, with one happy newlywed saying, "Damian was a huge asset to our wedding, the getting ready photos are very candid and some of my favourite pictures of my and my friends.
"He did an amazing job getting all the right people into the right place for the group shots we wanted, got lots of photos of the decorations and some amazing unposed shots. He was also great with the kids, my son adored him."
12. Georgia Horn Photography - South Yorkshire
Georgia Horn Photography is Sheffield-based wedding and portrait photographer. She boasts over 12 years' experience as a photographer, and is passionate about forming meaningful connections with her clients. Not only will she photography your day, Georgia will also provide support throughout the wedding planning process and encourage you to feel confident in front of the camera.
There are a range of photography bundles on offer here, from the Standard but Sublime package featuring 8 hours of coverage, to the Ultimate One, with 12 hours of coverage and an extra photographer. All of these include an online gallery, prints, memory stick and print box, and there's also the option to design your own bespoke package.
Happy Hitched users have given Georgia 12 five-star reviews on her Hitched listing. One client said, "Georgia was our photographer at our December wedding. She was friendly, approachable and really chilled which helps when you’re a stressed bride! She was also really great at getting relaxed unposed photos without us even noticing she was there.
"She’s super talented at what she does and just a genuinely lovely lady."
Georgia was thrilled to receive a Hitched Wedding Award, saying, "I genuinely couldn't believe it when I received the email from Hitched saying that I had won the wedding award. I work so hard on each of my weddings; from the process at the beginning right until the very end product, so all the feedback from my couples means the absolute world to me.
"My job is my utter passion, and I feel that this reflects in the comments that my clients have given. Winning the award has been a big deal for me, so thank you to those of you who left me a review, and those of you who continue to support me. I cannot wait for what 2023 has to offer for me and my business!"
13. SKL Photography - West Yorkshire
SKL Photography is a husband and wife team of wedding photographers based in Leeds. Owners Simon and Rebecca are passionate about capturing wedding day stories and have been doing so since 2009, with their work appearing in several prestigious publications.
Simon and Rebecca are willing to travel to document your big day, even accommodating weddings abroad. They can provide photography items including albums, digital files, frames and guest books, as well as services such as full-day coverage, a second photographer, additional hours and pre-wedding photoshoots.
SKL Photography have 17 glowing reviews on their Hitched listing, including one from this satisfied customer which reads, "Simon and Rebecca were amazing. They made us feel at ease and we’re so much fun to work with.
"We had consultations before the wedding which enabled us to get to know Simon and he was able to show us what they do. The photos are really high quality and we got a memory stick with all the photos in both black and white and colour. The photo album is amazing quality and is sent is a wooden keepsake box to keep it safe. I would recommend Simon and Rebecca to everyone."
After receiving a Hitched Wedding Award, Simon said, "It’s an honour to be one of Hitched winners in the ‘Best Wedding Photographers in Yorkshire’ category. We’d like to thank all of our couples who took the time to send us feedback and kind words, especially after the 18 months we suffered during the pandemic.
"Client feedback is paramount to our success as it’s a benchmark telling us we’re heading in the right direction. Our clients and, more importantly, their satisfaction with regards to our services mean a lot to us. The Hitched award says more about our overall achievements and hitting the right level of service than we can really put into words, so we are truly humbled by this accolade”
14. Flash Forward Photography - West Yorkshire
Flash Forward Photography is a wedding photography service based in Leeds. Owner Holly Thompson adopts a natural approach and captures genuine moments of emotion throughout the wedding day. Candids and hidden moments are brought to light, as well as the more traditional posed moments of the day.
Holly boasts over eight years experience in the photography business and works with couples to craft bespoke packages, as well as offering fixed bundles. She describes herself as a 'hype girl, confidente, concierge, planner, bag/drink/phone holder and a friend on the day', all in addition to her expert photography work.
Hitched users are a fan of Holly, and have left 18 five-star reviews on the Flash Forward Photography listing. One happy newlywed said, "Holly was one of the best parts of our day. We couldn’t recommend her enough. She made not just us but everyone at our wedding feel so comfortable and really captured the joy of our special day.
"She is so talented it’s hard to put into words, but most of all she is a genuinely lovely person with so much passion for what she does. We really hit the jackpot with Holly!"
Holly was delighted to receive a Hitched Wedding Award, saying, "To be recognised by such an incredible wedding planning platform and know that each and every one of my couples has been so satisfied with my work that they’d write such beautiful things about me is truly touching.
15. Little Forest Studio - West Yorkshire
Little Forest Studio are a Leeds-based wedding and lifestyle photography and videography team. Owners Shirley and Wendy strive to capture raw emotions by always encouraging clients to be themselves, both on and off camera, and avoiding contrived posed images.
16. Bex Wedding Photography - West Yorkshire
Bex Wedding Photography is a wedding photography company based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Owner Rebecca Lewis, better known as Bex, delights in creating moving and meaningful images. Her photoshoots are fun and carefree, and she is excited to listen to each new client's unique love story before capturing it on film.
Bex services weddings across West Yorkshire and further afield. She also caters destination beach wedding in Oludeniz, South West Turkey. All images will be edited and sent on a USB drive and bespoke presentation box.
Bex's skills and excellent customer care have earned her 15 five-star reviews on her Hitched listing, with one satisfied customer saying, "Bex is fantastic. Always making us feel at ease and talking us through things step by step.
"Both myself and my partner aren't particularly comfortable having our pictures taken and she made us feel completely comfortable and happy in our skin. She made my partner feel confident and the whole experience was wonderful! Thank you so much. Super speedy response and service, we are so grateful."
Bex was thrilled to receive a Hitched Wedding Award, saying, "I was overwhelmed to receive the Hitched award and it’s thanks to all my wedding couples that took the time to leave me a review and share their experience of the services I offer. Thank you."
17. Cream Photography - West Yorkshire
Cream Photography is a wedding photography business based in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. Owner Amanda Wilcock started her own business in 2004, after initially pursuing photography as a hobby and finding herself inspired by love, romance and weddings. She specialises in capturing milestone moments and is dedicated to capturing natural and timeless wedding images.
Cream Photography can cater to weddings of all budgets thanks to their wide range of wedding photography packages. Kick things off with a consultation to develop your wedding vision, before having a pre-shoot to familiarise yourself with being in front of the camera in preparation for the big day.
Cream Photography has won a Hitched Wedding Award thanks to the 17 glowing reviews on their Hitched listing, including this one which reads, "Amanda was amazing as our photographer from start to finish. She organised a pre shoot which gave us more preparation for our day and allowed time for us to plan shots and structure our day.
"She had amazing ideas and our family loved how Amanda made them feel at ease all the time. Thank you so much Amanda for capturing our special day, I would highly recommend Cream Photography and Amanda to photograph your wedding event - you will not be disappointed!"
On receiving her Hitched Wedding Award, Amanda said, "This award means the world - hopefully it excites and reassures new couples to book my services and secures future business, but more importantly it shows that previous couples are thrilled and delighted to have received gorgeous, flattering wedding photos of their amazing days to share with family and friends."
18. RA Photography - West Yorkshire
RA Photography is a weddings and special events photography based in Bradford. Photographer Agnes Radziewicz is the owner of this creative service and aims to capture couples in photographs that accurately reflect their personalities. For Agnes, the goal is to capture a love story through a camera lens.
Agnes is available for celebrations throughout the UK and offers packages that will meet the needs and budget of any event, whether you opt for full-day or half-day coverage. Agnes will even visit your wedding venue before the event to familiarise herself, and afterwards will digitally deliver your high-resolution photographs for sharing and easy viewing.
Satisfied clients have left five five-star reviews on RA Photography's Hitched listing, one of which reads, "Agnes gave us amazing work, friendliness and communication from start to finish. She shot our wedding for us and we couldn't have been happier with the service and quality of the photographs produced.
"She even got some amazing photos of our daughter who was feeling extra shy and she made her feel so comfortable and special."
19. LW Studios - West Yorkshire
LW Studios is headed up by photography duo Andy and Mike, who, as well as taking great photos, offer a relaxed, warm and fun wedding photography experience. Wakefield-based LW Studios will be there for you on your big day, from morning prep to first dance and beyond. Their friendly manner will put all your guests at ease, even the ones that hate being in front of a camera!
Andy and Mike are there to capture the magic of your wedding day, no matter where it is in the UK, and offer a range of photography packages, from digital only to ones including features such as an engagement session, videography, a wedding photo booth and photo albums.
LW Studios have earned 25 five-star reviews on their Hitched listing, including one from this happy newlywed which reads, "Andy and Mike provided an excellent service at our wedding. The photographs are the best reminder of a wonderful day. The whole process was relaxed and fun. Even our guests commented how professional but friendly they were. Every wedding day needs LW Studios."
Andy and Mike were delighted to receive a Hitched Wedding Award, saying, "We would like to say a massive thank you to all our couples for letting us be a part of your wedding day and knowing this award is down to what they have written about us means the world to us. Thank you all again and here's to 2023."
20. Peter Rollings Photography - West Yorkshire
Leeds-based Peter Rollings Photography is a wedding photography company offering services throughout the UK. Peter has over 15 years' experience in the wedding industry and uses his expertise to create breathtaking wedding albums filled with natural, candid moments.
Peter is passionate about working closely with clients to build a connection and understanding of their wedding vision. Couples can choose from a range of bespoke wedding packages that suit their needs and interests, and he also offers a pre-wedding session to ensure they feel comfortable in front of the camera.
Happy Hitched users have left seven glowing reviews on Peter's Hitched listing, with one newlywed commenting, "Peter was excellent from the moment we sat down with him to talk about our wedding and what we wanted. On the day he arrived early to begin capturing the whole day. He was patient and encouraging and very professional.
"What he delivered was a fabulous collection of photos of a very special day. I can't thank Peter enough."
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