authentic WEDDING, NEWBORN, BABY & FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY across Yorkshire FOR LAID-BACK PEOPLE IN LOVE

Real moments,

captured beautifully...

Hey hey! I'm Laura - a Yorkshire wedding photographer, baby photographer and family photographer. I live near Ilkley but cover Leeds, York, Harrogate and well, just about anywhere. Basically I get to people-watch for a living, how lucky a I?!

 

I'm mostly powered by tea, Gin and cake. When I'm not working I love to head to the coast, get lost in the woods, catch up with my favourite people, or enjoy a mammoth Netflix binge. Oh and eat, I count eating amongst my hobbies.

 

I'm fluent in sarcasm, love a dirty joke, and quote too much from Friends...

 

Genuine YORKSHIRE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHy THAT'S AUTHENTICALLY YOU.

 

My style doesn't really fit into one box. I'm a documentary photographer and spend most of the wedding day people-watching, but I also love to create some gorgeous portraits with a bride and groom as well. I look for the wide shots but focus on the little details too. I mostly use natural light but also some selective flash (mostly on that packed dance floor!). I like to blend in but also get to know you and your guests, so it feels like a friend is taking your photos. Every wedding is unique and I love to work with my couples to make sure that they get a set of photos that truly reflect their day. It's a huge privilege which I never take for granted. I’m so lucky that my job allows me to step into the lives of so many people and families, if only for a short time. I love hearing their stories and helping them to tell a new one. And I'm not ashamed to admit I love the stuff too - from flowers to cake to dress, you spend hours choosing these details and they deserve to be documented!

"THAT'S ALL VERY NICE LAURA, BUT WHAT CAN WE ACTUALLY EXPECT FROM YOU AS OUR PHOTOGRAPHER?"

Wedding photography.

For weddings, it's all about the story. I want to share the whole day with you; from the nervous excitement of the bridal preparations, through the wobbling voices and "I must not cry on camera" faces of the ceremony and speeches, to the crazy dance floor action (and let me tell you, I have seen some MOVES). I also love to capture all the little details and special touches that make your wedding, yours. The flowers, the dress, the cake, the stationery, the shoes, the flowers (my fave!). And of course I want to spend some time with just the two of you, creating some beautiful portraits. Now I know that will make some of you nervous, but don't worry, you will love this bit! Together we'll pick out some great locations, I'll stand you together, and then I'll step back and just let you two be you two. I want to make sure that your photos are personal and meaningful to you. So if you're the kind of couple who automatically wrap their arms around each other and get super close then great, that's what I'll capture. Or if you prefer to wander around and laugh at how daft you feel then great, I'll capture that too!

 

I have photographed weddings all over Yorkshire and further afield, and I'm very honoured to even be recommended by some of my favourites, including The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey, East Riddlesden Hall, Carlton Towers, Goldsborough Hall, Rudding Park, The Hawkhills York and The Sun Pavilion Harrogate.

WHAT NEXT?

 

If you're looking for a Yorkshire wedding photographer (or further afield!) then follow the links below to see my portfolio with LOADS of images from the amazing weddings I've photographed so far. You can visit my weddings info page to give you more of an idea of what to expect if you book me as your wedding photographer, or take a look at my wedding photography prices to see if I suit your budget.

 

I'M CURRENTLY OFFERING 10% OFF FULL DAY WEDDING BOOKINGS FOR MY REMAINING FEW 2024 WEDDING DATES (NEW BOOKINGS ONLY) - ASK ME FOR MORE INFO!

MICHELLE + ADAM"Oh WOW! Seriously, these photos are absolutely beautiful. We don't know what to say, we adore them.
Thank you so so much for being so lovely and capturing our day perfectly"
LAUREN + KIERAN"We can't thank you enough for your amazing work. The editing is divine, and your use of natural light is just incredible. We couldn't have asked for a more friendly, talented and professional photographer!"
NICOLE + JAMES"We’ve just woken up on our honeymoon and spent the last half an hour laughing and crying at the preview photos; they’re just perfect and so beautiful. Thank you so much!"

babies + families

NEXT MINI SHOOTS DATE: SATURDAY 3RD AUGUST 2024

 

For families, couples, bumps & babies of all ages.

 

Location: Otley Chevin Forest Park (with a back up location of Harrogate Valley Gardens if the forecast looks bad!)

£120

Includes a 30 minute shoot and your 5 favourite images to download in colour and black & white. Upgrade options available after the shoot if you want more than 5 photos.

 

I don't often manage family shoots in the Summer holidays due to weddings and family time so get in touch asap to see what slots are left!

 

For portrait shoots, whether it's snuggling up at home with your newborn, chasing your toddler through the park, or skimming stones and climbing trees with your eldest, I want you to have as much fun as possible and barely ever notice I'm there. Again, it's a story; of who you all were together at that moment, of what you loved doing together and the places you went. Don't expect to sit still for long! And I rarely say "cheese".*

 

 

*Disclaimer - I actually do sometimes say "cheese". Partly because I find the "cheese" face hilarious, and also so I can make fun of it and capture the real laugh that follows!

 

WHAT NEXT?

 

Are you expecting or have you recently had a baby? Or do you simply want some beautiful photographs of you and your family? Then click on one of the images below to see lots of lovely baby and family photos, to check my prices, or to find out more about the shoot. If you have any questions, or want to meet to discuss your needs over a cup of tea, please do get in touch using one of my contact form... x

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I'm so proud & humbled to have been recognised by some amazing wedding blogs, awards and magazines:

yorkshire wedding photographer unveiled member
leeds wedding photographer | seen in belle bridal magazine
wedding photography yorkshire | wedisson award winner
the english wedding blog

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