Farm Wedding Photography | Harrogate Wedding Photographer

Naomi + Duncan booked me to cover their not a wedding celebration in August. Not wanting all of the fuss associated with a large wedding, the couple married in a small ceremony earlier in the day and celebrated with a meal with close family afterwards. Meanwhile on their small farmyard, their friends set up a festival themed reception complete with multiple bars, camping, cows, chickens, their cat and an anthemic soundtrack to match.

I arrived slightly before the couple did to allow me familiarise myself with the layout and get some establishing shots of the environment and then managed to catch the couple and their immediate family walking across the landscape as I was doing so. The atmosphere was really relaxed with the sun glaring and people sat around chatting, playing cards and participating in the quiz. As the afternoon unfolded more guests arrived and the drinks began to flow. The location gave me a really unique backdrop to work against and the events that took place lent themselves to images that you might not normally associate with a wedding day, with the resident mother hen attacking guests that she perceived to be too close to her chicks, to the cows that needed feeding, but fortunately for Naomi and Duncan, one of the guests took care of this duty, allowing them a day off to literally enjoy the fruits of their labour, having spent over a year preparing the place for the big event.

Despite being a day without the formalities of a typical wedding day, Naomi’s dad couldn’t resist giving a toast to his daughter, which was a beautiful moment to throw in, despite it falling under the banner of a formality! Here is a small selection of images to demonstrate the style of my wedding photography.

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