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Winter Wedding Photography // Jess & Andy

Create Don’t Recreate

Winter Wedding Photography

“Thank you! (Doesn’t even cut it!) These are just exceptional. They are better than we could even dream of! You’ve well and truly captured our day, our emotions and our hearts in these. We stayed up late last night to look at them all and loved each and every one! We laughed, and cried at how perfect they are. You’ve caught the memories that we wouldn’t have been around to see, for that we are truly grateful. Your work is just impeccable and we couldn’t thank you enough.”


Wedding Location: Yorkshire, UK
Venue: Rudding Park (Rudding Ln, Follifoot, Harrogate HG3 1JH)
The Couple: Jess & Andy
In brief: Two party animals got married at Rudding Park and we had the pleasure to photograph the whole experience.


Create Don’t Recreate.

We are in our eleventh year of business and we are sure it comes as no surprise that by now we have frequently photographed the same venue more than once! Whilst for many couples having a photographer that knows their venue well is seen as a huge advantage, for us as documentary wedding photographers we’ve never really felt this to be the case. It is very easy in this scenario to become a bit lazy, to think you know the best angles and to automatically go to them; in other words to shoot the venues wedding and not the couples. This is a position we vehemently work against; we never want our couples to feel like they have seen something similar before or that their faces could almost have been photoshopped into a wedding we’ve previously shot. We want each wedding we capture to be a collection of photographs where each image is as unique as the couple themselves. We live in the moment, not chasing the ghosts of weddings past but finding the story and celebrating the personality of the people right in front of us. We strive to create, not recreate and we want our couples to look through their wedding photographs and truly be transported back to that moment in time; to laugh and cry and remember their day feeling every last moment of an extraordinary event in their lives.

Jess and Andy’s wedding at Rudding Park was quite frankly an absolute hoot and a half. Our bride has the most infectious laugh and smile you have ever seen and after three minutes in her company you can’t help but find yourself grinning from ear to ear. We pride ourselves on capturing the guests just as much as the bride and groom but in these two’s case it was almost impossible to pull the camera away from them: we joked that we could hire them as party crashers to bring the funk and laughter to every event – they just never stopped dancing!

Here are some of our favourite moments.

Dom & Liam

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Winter Wedding Photography by York Place Studios. Dominique Shaw and Liam Shaw are the creative partnership behind York Place Studios and strive to create emotional, storytelling photography that captures the real moments of your wedding day. Based near York and Leeds, the destination documentary wedding photographers travel across their home county of Yorkshire, the UK, Europe and worldwide to capture your special moments.

To view our portfolio go to www.yorkplacestudios.co.uk and to learn more about our Documentary Wedding Photography approach.

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