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Scarborough Wedding photography - Bride, groom and guests ride as passengers on the Ferris wheel in front of Scarborough's South Bay beach


Nothing posed, nothing staged, just real moments.

Scarborough Wedding Photographers With An International Reputation

Named after the Scarborough street that has been home to a photography studio since 1985, York Place Studios has gone from humble roots to being recognised as one of the leading wedding photography studios in the industry.

The street-style documentary wedding photography devised and honed in Scarborough by photographers Dominique and Liam Shaw has been recognised all around the world and led to the duo being invited to share and teach their ideas at some of the globe’s biggest wedding photography conferences, including BOFAF in Barcelona, Keep It Real in Berlin and Limitless in Bali.
bride, dad and bridesmaid in car. Bridesmaid in the foreground.
Documentary moment photographed at a Scarborough Wedding. Young boy with a pacifier in his mouth is framed underneath a table at a wedding reception.

The photography studio at York Place, Scarborough

“The one concern I had when using these guys for our wedding in August this year was that our photos wouldn’t be as good as the ones on their website… but we needn’t have worried, a stunning collection has just been presented to us :) The essence of the day, our memories and the idiosyncratic moments of guests have all been preserved forever for us. If you are reading this and considering using them, fear not, they will be worth every penny.”

The 5 stars is not just for the photos, you could not meet more friendly, professional, accommodating, communicative and discreet people as Liam and Dom.
– Alan & Heather
Scarborough Wedding Photographers
How we work
Our unposed, street-photography-inspired documentary wedding photography and videography style is all about celebrating real moments and capturing the fun, not just the romance, of a wedding day.

When you look back at your wedding photographs or videos we don’t want you to remember when you pretended to do something, we want to take you right back to that rare moment when everyone you know and love all descended on the same place at the same time to celebrate an extraordinary milestone in your lives.

So when it comes to your wedding day we won’t ask you to pose, we won’t ask you to stand a certain way or smile for the camera. We want to capture the real you, the real smiles, the real joy. Because for all the tradition around it, your wedding day is not really about formality or elegance, its about family, and as a family team ourselves, we know just how much that means.
Documentary Wedding Photography is about capturing the scene artistically but without interference. Every single photograph we take is captured with the same careful composition, creative eye and attention to detail as a posed portrait would be. The difference is that to capture them we move our own feet, not yours.

We want you to stay immersed in your wedding at all times. If you’d like a few posed group shots or portraits that’s not a problem, but what excites us is finding the joy and beauty in spontaneous moments. When you look at your photographs we want you to be taken back to that scene, lost in the moment and having the best day of your lives, never realising that your photograph was even being taken. Real moments, real personality, real joy. That is the beauty of documentary wedding photography.
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The Scarborough photo & video dream team
Welcome to the York Place Family
Our four-person family team all grew up in and around Scarborough, so we know precisely what makes Scarbados the greatest wedding destination on earth. 

That local connection and family ties mean that when we're capturing your Scarborough wedding we're always fully in sync. Whether you book wedding photography, a wedding video or both, we all shoot with the same approach and style, and know what's going to work best in photo or film. That means we're never crowding you or your guests, we work seemlessly together to ensure you get the very best memories of your wedding captured in both photo & film.
A beautiful capture of team York Place by Nirav Patel
Whether you’re getting married at the iconic Scarborough Spa Complex, the panoramic surrounds of Ravenscar’s Raven Hall, the stunning forest setting of Hackness Grange or any of Scarborough’s incredible range of settings from sea view restaurants to pubs, fish & chip shops, beaches and back gardens, we’d love to chat about capturing some beautiful, relaxed, spontaneous and fun Scarborough wedding photography & videography for you.
 There’s no words good enough to describe how brilliant York Place Studios were! We knew we didn’t want conventional wedding shots; we wanted everyone at our wedding to relax, enjoy the day and be themselves, and that included ourselves! Looking at Dom & Liam’s work online and then talking to them before booking confirmed for us that they were the right choice, and the service they provide is second-to-none. The pictures are beautiful, funny, and heartwarming, you can tell that this team care about the people they are photographing and the story they are telling. Their art is amazing. The moments they have caught of our friends, family and all our loved ones will stay with us forever!
Bex & Dave
bride and groom ceilidh dancing in the barn at Comrie Croft
Dom and Liam are the most genuine, sweet and talented artists who were a highlight of our January wedding.

We had a candlelit wedding, and knew that capturing the lighting was our main perogative, as well as the fact we wanted only candid photos. Dom and Liam expertly fitted into the tone of the wedding, being completely unnoticeable in the intimate church setting, but being friendly and getting on with all our guests at the same time.

The photos of the day speak for themselves. They are everything we asked for and more, each one is a piece of art in its own right
Beth & Tim
We are obsessed with our wedding photos!! We didn’t want a typical set of posed wedding photographs that we would never look at. We were hoping for wedding photos that could capture the feeling and energy of our wedding ... York Place Studios did an amazing job of capturing moment after moment in a way that tells a story through different perspectives, and takes you back to those moments every time you look at the photos.
Ally & Alex
Hedsor House Wedding Photography London. Bride and groom portrait with bow tie foreground.