Wedding Photography Yorkshire | Harrogate Wedding Photographer

This gallery demonstrates the style of the portrait photographs that I produce on the wedding day when requested. While I spend around 95% of the day capturing spontaneous moments, and documenting the events as they happen, there is often a gap after the meal when venues are changing everything around for the evening and guests mingle and chat leisurely about the excitement of the last few hours.

This can be a great time to spend ten or fifteen minutes going for a leisurely stroll and taking a few photos along the way.

While every one is eating, I use this time to figure out a set of pictures that can be completed fairly quickly and that incorporate various elements of the venue and its surrounding environment.

Later on in the day is often a good time too because everything will have had chance to sink in and I generally find that even the most camera shy couples are pretty relaxed and confident with the presence of me and my camera by this point (perhaps a glass or two of the fizzy stuff helps too!).

Before the guests are being seated I often utilise this brief period too. At this point in the day we often have daylight to use, depending on the time of year and timings of course. In contrast, later on in the day I like to use flash without light is available to create some standout images.

While the word posing can create a similar reaction to hearing nails being dragged along a blackboard, I offer simple direction on the day to ensure that the photos are as perfect as they can be. I also try to keep the whole process fairly light hearted and I’m confident that I can create some great photos with even the most camera shy people.

Alex Abbott is a Leeds and Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, working across the north of England and further on request. Please click here to get in touch.