Yorkshire Wedding Photographer Leeds

I’m Al, a full time Photographer, based in Leeds and working across Yorkshire and the UK. I’ve worked as a professional photographer for several years, after initially being asked to cover a wedding when a couple had seen some of my travel photography that had been exhibited and published; I have now covered many weddings of all shapes and sizes, throughout the UK and as far afield as Spain and Croatia, and cover up to 25 weddings each year. You can see some of travel and personal photo’s by clicking here.

 

My style can be described simply as a natural and observational approach to producing an heirloom document of your wedding day, where the emphasis of my photographs is moments captured as opposed to moments created. I use my experience and ability as a creative photographer to respond to the events and personalities that make up your celebration and these are caught with an intuitive sense for composition, striking use of available light, and an empathy for understanding the emotion in the moment.

My passion is travel and this inspires me to take photographs, and what makes me enjoy my work as a wedding photographer is bringing this approach to the day. I take inspiration from several photographers, but they also inspire me to seek my own images, and in this respect I love the thrill that anticipating and looking for the next photograph brings. You can see some of my travel and personal work by clicking here.

My portfolio of work demonstrates the emotive qualities that I look for when taking photographs at weddings, however my new favourite image is yet to be captured at the next wedding that I cover. Every couple that I work with is unique, as are their visions and expectations of their wedding day and in this respect, the variety of work that I am offered keeps me passionate about my work. I cover weddings in stately homes, back gardens, pubs, restaurants and iconic landmark buildings, however the quality and consistency of style in the work that I produce remains the same.

I tend to blend into crowds and prefer to quietly observe my environment, which is reflected in my photography, and this is what I believe makes my work unique; it is a representation of how I interpreted events witnessed. I like to document real experiences and create images that other people appreciate and respond too, and in this respect a wedding day offers lots of opportunities to do this.

I give preference to weddings in and around Leeds and Yorkshire, however all work is considered based upon my commitments to work booked locally. To find out if I am free for your date, you can get in touch by clicking here.

Photography Awards & Recognition

2010

Shortlisted & Published as part of the ‘Professional Photographer of the Year’ Award

Exhibited in London as part of the Accademia Apulia Art Awards

2011

Shortlisted & Published as part of the ‘Digital Photographer of the Year’ Awards

Exhibited at the University of LA, California

2012

Shortlisted & Published as part of the ‘National Geographic Traveler of the Year’ Awards

2013

Awarded 3rd place in the AG | WPJA Q1 2013 Artistic Wedding Photojournalism Contest in the ‘Getting Ready’ category

Awarded 4th place in the AG | WPJA Q2 2013 Artistic Wedding Photojournalism contest in the ‘Ceremony’ category

Ranked number one Wedding Photographer in England by AGWPJA

2014

Shortlisted in the top 10 for Canon’s Black & White Competition.

Awarded 1st place in the Location Flash category as part of the ‘Professional Photographer of the Year’ Award

2015

Selected as part of National Geographics Daily Dozen.

Awarded 16th place in the AG | WPJA Q1 2015 Artistic Wedding Photojournalism contest in the ‘Ceremony’ category

Awarded 20th place in the AG | WPJA Q2 2015 Artistic Wedding Photojournalism contest in the ‘Cake Details’ category

Awarded 19th place in the AG | WPJA Q3 2015 Artistic Wedding Photojournalism contest in the ‘Getting Ready’ category

Awarded 15th place in the AG | WPJA Q3 2015 Artistic Wedding Photojournalism contest in the ‘Getting Ready’ category

Awarded 20th place in the AG | WPJA Q3 2015 Artistic Wedding Photojournalism contest in the ‘Fluid’ category

Awarded 2nd place in the AG | WPJA Q3 2015 Artistic Wedding Photojournalism contest in the ‘Lens Flare’ category

2016

Awarded 15th place in the WPJA Q4 Wedding Photojournalism contest in the ‘Musicians’ category.

Awarded 5th Place in the WPJA Q4 Wedding Photojournalism contest in the ‘Wildcard Portrait’ category.

Alex Abbott is a Yorkshire Wedding Photographer based in Leeds. Please click here to get in touch about your wedding photography.