Warm, Unscripted, Intimate Wedding Photography

Thanks for stopping by. I'm Damian, a Yorkshire Wedding Photographer shooting wonderful weddings across the UK and further afield.

I photograph from within the wedding with small cameras and short lenses rather than standing outside and shooting in. I believe this creates images with much more meaning and connection.

I work mostly with available light during the day to give a completely natural look that makes sure the colour palette and tones match the your wedding styling.

If you do want some funkily lit shots, maybe in the evening then my fashion photography muscle gets exercised and we can create some sparkling signature images.

I shoot weddings all over the country and beyond from my base in deepest darkest Yorkshire and have done for the last 15 years. Over this time I have developed an individual style which draws on both documentary and contemporary styles which allows me to create a visual storyboard of your day that reflects the joy of your day without awkward and tedious posing.

I firmly believe that spending time with your nearest and dearest is precious on your wedding day so I work entirely around your plans. I expect to be asked to take some family group photographs and will make sure this is as quick and fun as possible.

Your wedding plans are utterly unique. Your tastes in colour, fashion and food are just that... Yours. I believe that your wedding photographs should reflect all that is you. Blending photographic styles allows me the space to tell your story as well as the ability to create special signature images which sparkle

Real Weddings

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Swinton Park Weddings

I visit Swinton Park on a regular basis and Charlene and Andrew's wedding epitomised everything that is great about the venue.

While the girls enjoyed some pampering in the Spa, the chaps set off for some clay pigeon action.

Swinton park is flooded with natural light and spoiled with fabulous locations for couples shots, especially on a glorious summers day.

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Soulton Hall Weddings

I love shooting at Soulton Hall. Its, old and rustic and natural and really private. Jo and Gary chose it for exactly those reasons. 

The day was so very relaxed and full of laughs with the party going on till the early hours.

The evening light was stunning over the fields and made the hall glow orange. Stunning.

 Danny & Charlotte | Thornton Manor | The Wirral

Danny & Charlotte | Thornton Manor | The Wirral

Thornton Manor Weddings

In the deep midwinter Danny and Charlotte tied the knot at the hugely impressive Thornton Manor. A late ceremony meant a long luxurious getting ready for Charlotte before she stepped into her beautifully sleek Jenny Packham gown.

 Anna & Greg | Judges at Kirklevington Hall | Thirsk

Anna & Greg | Judges at Kirklevington Hall | Thirsk

Kirklevington Hall Weddings

Anna and Greg's day started with getting ready at the Golden Fleece in Thirsk. Perfect blue skies graced the drive to the ceremony at All Saints in Thirkleby and carried on to the reception at Judges at Kirklevington Hall. 

 Lorna & Gary | Crow Hill | Huddersfield

Lorna & Gary | Crow Hill | Huddersfield

Crow Hill Weddings

Aston Martin Vantage, VW Camper and a Double Decker bus was the transport lineup for Lorna and gary's wedding on a warm, sunny summer's day in Marsden. Lorna's girls all wore matching ivory dresses. Perfect for the weather and looked stunning.

WEDDING STYLE

Choosing who will share your day and create lifelong tangible memories with you can be one of the most important decisions you make when planning your wedding. Your photographer has to reflect your spirit and has to connect with everything you will feel on the day

Getting Ready

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The excitement begins as soon as you spring out of bed on your wedding morning. Some brides love noise and bustle whilst some seek a quieter place in which to get ready. Whatever your choice, this is a very special time for you to spend with your closest friends. Soak up every second while I sneak around shooting those lovely interactions.

The Little Things

Sometimes the smallest things mean the most, especially when you've planned your day meticulously to reflect your style and your taste. Flowers, shoes, table settings, favours.... they all add up to create the look and feel for your day. They deserve some creative attention and to be captured beautifully.          

The Ceremony

Some are somber, some are full of noise and colour. Whatever you have planned for your ceremony I will make sure that I'll be in just the right places to get those special fleeting glances at each other and those little reassuring touches of your hands. My cameras are almost silent so there will be no clunking to spoil the mood as you commit to each other.


And Breathe...

Whether you have 10 minutes or 30, we'll head for a little slice private time where you can take a breath, relax, have a little drink and get lovely and cosy. I believe that time with your friends and family on your wedding day is the most important thing so I am completely led by you on how long we have to create your images, making the most of the environment.

Speech, Speech!

Nerves, tears, heartfelt appreciation and cringing at those "seemed funnier when I wrote it" jokes. My approach here depends on the space and the venue, sometimes I can be up close and personal, sometimes I need to be a little further away. Either way I'm on the lookout for little sparks of connection between individuals that creates a special moment.

Happy Feet

Time to let some hair down. Sometimes literally. Whatever floats your boat musically, I'll be around to make sure that all the terrible dance moves are captured for posterity. Once things start to get a little "messy" I'll make a retreat. When I say I'm yours for the day I really do mean it.


About Damian

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Starting out in Print and Design, I have always leant towards the arts and creative endeavours. I've been married to my lovely wife Charlotte for 20 smashing years. Although we don't have kids, we are serial old dog adopters. 

I've been shooting weddings professionally for the last 15 years and continue to love the emotion of the day which means that the way I shoot remains real and true to life with some added fizz.

 Charlotte, The lovely Wife

Charlotte, The lovely Wife

 Angus, the crazy lurcher

Angus, the crazy lurcher

When I’m not being a photographer, you can find me at the business end of a trombone. For your giggling pleasure, I’ve added a couple of old pics below. I know, I’ve not changed a bit :-)

Get in Touch

To book, arrange an appointment or to ask a question, please use the simple form below or one of the social media networks to get in touch.

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Damian

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Location

5 Moorland Way

Sherburn in Elmet

Leeds

LS25 6FN

United Kingdom

Phone:  0113 3470747