The 2015 Wedding Industry Awards REGIONAL HIGHLY COMMENDEDThis last year has been incredible. We are currently making the final touches to our end of year round-up post and we are staggered by the journey we have been on both for ourselves and our couples. It has been a whirlwind of travel, emotion, excitement and laughter: undoubtedly one of the best years of our lives and we can’t wait to share the photographs very soon. First though we wanted to write a special post for all our amazing couples over the last 12 months.

Last year we won the North East TWIA Best Wedding Photographer award (which was amazing!) and this year we were proud to be nominated by one of our couples once again. There are so many incredible photographers working in the North East and we had no expectation about progressing any further in the competition but, incredibly flattered by the nomination we decided to enter once again. We were buried deep in editing when we found out we had won “Highly Commended” in the Best Wedding Photographer (North East) category and we were both surprised and thrilled at the honour. More humbling than the award itself though was the incredible feedback that all of our couples gave us in their nominations and we would like to thank you all (every single one of you voted!) for your unbelievably kind words and for inviting us to be a part of your amazing weddings in the first place. One of the best things about our job is knowing you have made a positive impact on someones life on a day that is so important to them and the messages that we received just mean the absolute world to us.
Below is just a small number of the comments we received.

Thank you so much,

All our love

Dom and Liam

“We are still wiping away the tears after viewing our INCREDIBLE wedding photographs produced by Dom and Liam at York Place Studios. Wow! We are utterly blown away with the beauty, comprehensiveness and emotion captured in the photographs you’ve taken on our wedding day. Technical expertise is only one ingredient in finding the ‘perfect’ wedding photographer. Dominique and Liam, you have this in spades! What makes you truly great is that you invested time in really getting to know us as a couple!”

“Without a doubt our wedding was our greatest experience. Thanks to Liam and Dom we get to relive the the whole day, who captured the emotions and feelings to exactly match how we felt at the time, just as we’d wished. Through the whole day, both D & L made us feel at ease, accommodated all our requests, such as the extra focus on the evening, and were totally discrete. All our guests love(d) their work, and as such will be wholeheartedly recommended to anyone getting married soon!”


“Dom and Liam from York Place Studios were truly excellent. They worked solidly for 12 hours, wielding 4 cameras between them. Their photographs are both technically flawless and, more importantly, captured special moments that most photographers would miss. They were a real pleasure to interact with, and everyone at the wedding complimented their work ethic and personalities. They also went out of their way to accommodate a rather unusual photo request from us, which turned out brilliantly.”

“From the moment we set foot into York Place Studios we felt that we were given such amazing service. Dominique spent hours with us talking about our vision for our wedding and taking us through albums and options. On our wedding day Dom and Liam couldn’t have been any more supportive-we loved having a photographer capturing both of our preparations, the day and long into the night. We couldn’t have asked for better memories.”


“The York Place Studio team were fantastic in the lead up to our wedding as well as on the big day. We were so impressed with their candid pictures and ability to capture us as a couple that we decided we HAD to have them for our wedding photographers. On the wedding day they got some excellent photos of our family and friends and were able to give us a lasting memory of a day that went by so quickly, true artists.”

“Dom and Liam really captured the atmosphere of the day perfectly and we hardly noticed they were there. Our photos are beautiful and provide the perfect memory.”


“Their response to our initial contact was quick and friendly, they were enthusiatic and excited about all our ideas and made us feel completely at ease. Through a family tragedy they not only catered for our changes in booking but even enabled us to make payments in accordance with our budget. There presence on the day was both discreet and warm, they made all our family and friends feel amazing. The finished product brought our family to tears, we couldn’t have been happier.”

“We could not have asked for friendlier, warmer and more talented photographers. Dominique and Liam were fantastic from the word go and were extremely professional and warm throughout – it felt like having an extra two friends at our wedding. The quality of our photographs is absolutely amazing and we love every photo; Dominique and Liam’s ‘documenting without directing’ is spot on. Great people, great service and BEAUTIFUL photos. Couldn’t be happier or recommend them more.”


“Dom and Liam fitted in to our wedding perfectly. It was as though they were one of the guests. They were unobtrusive and moved around the room taking natural photos of our guests, which was exactly what we wanted. They worked on the images and delivered a teaser to us after a few weeks, followed by online access, plus a memory stick with all the photos within 6-8 weeks, which was amazing. We also liked how they communicated with us in the build up to the wedding and afterwards – professionals!”

“Dom and Liam at York Place were simply fantastic!! Their reportage style is exactly what we wanted and they delivered…and more! Dom and Liam made us feel at ease throughout the day and were warm and friendly with our guests…Dom and Liam even joined us for dinner on our top table! Dom & Liam arrived early, captured our setting and stayed with us all day through our reception and our evening celebration…we have some fab action shots of our party! Fantastic photographers! Highly recommended!”


“We are so pleased we picked Dom and Liam for our big day. We couldn’t be happier with our photo’s. They captured the spirit, fun and emotions of the day and were an absolute pleasure to have at the wedding. They made us feel at ease and completely understood what we wanted from our photo’s. They really went beyond what we expected and the results were amazing!! We can’t rate them highly enough!”

“Words can’t express how amazing these guys were -true professionals!”


“York Place Studios were absolutely wonderful. Very friendly and made us feel at ease. They captured the day exactly how we remembered it and they caught beautiful little moments.”

“What can I begin to even say about these photographers. They are amazing! They truly made everyone feel at ease. The have a God given gift at capturing precious and beautiful memories in pictures that are simply breathtaking! Our wedding was truly the best day of our lives and I would not have wanted any other photographers there to be apart of it. They arrived at the start and were literally the last ones to leave aside from my husband and I. We are so blessed we could have them and would again”


“Dom & Liam did not just produce photos form our day- they captured the very essence of the joy, emotion, laughter, excitement and artistry in a way that I still cannot believe. I have never seen such beautiful photos, and everyone who sees them cannot believe just how special a memento of the day they have created. Aside from the incredible photos, they were just so lovely to have around-it felt like having two old friends with us, yet they were also able to take photos so subtly and unnoticed.”

“Absolutely wonderful people, easy to get on with and laugh. Just let them do what they do best.”


“Not only did Dom and Liam fit into the day like family but they fully understood what we wanted to achieve with the photographs. All our guests commented on what a happy occasion the whole event was and the photos captured this perfectly. The photo preview was so emotional as it was the most wonderful way of reliving the day. All the little looks, smiles and laughter that we missed are now there for us to see. They are special photographers that I would recommend in a heartbeat.”

“A truly incredible service is provided by everyone at York Place. From start to finish both Dom and Liam were friendly, helpful and professional. We were very impressed with how accommodating they were and right from our first meeting we both felt completely at ease. On our day itself, their service really was outstanding. Many of our guests commented on how friendly and unobtrusive they were throughout the whole day. The finished product are photographs which we really will treasure forever.”


“Amazing team of experts. Fantastic service and great quality”

“From our very first meeting with Dom and Liam we knew they were perfect for our wedding, I was a bit picky and didn’t want our photos to be too posed and York Place Studios are beautifully natural. We trusted them 100% and felt completely relaxed. Very reliable, responding so quickly with all our emails, even when away from office working on other weddings! Everybody that has seen our pictures said they are the best wedding photos they’d ever seen! Couldn’t recommend them anymore! Perfection!”


“Fantastic artists, lovely people and great service.”

“We had the most fantastic wedding day and Liam and Dom just fitted into the day like our friends and family. They were discreet and yet captured the most fabulous photographs of the day which was truly the best day of our lives.”


“They are brilliant photographers. Exceptional, we loved our photos and they are wonderful, kind, friendly, funny, talented and lovely people. And good things should happen to good people. So please let them win. : )”

“York Place photographed our wedding perfectly, really highlighting our personalities through their photos. We have a wonderful picture of our whole day in a style that suited the wedding and us perfectly. I am proud to display every single one of my wedding photos. York Place have captured the memory of our day with such precision and character, and my husband and I cannot thank them enough.”


“We were really impressed with Liam and Dom from the outset. We had a long in depth discussion via video link about how we wanted the day to go and the types of shots we wanted and they completely nailed it. On the day they worked tirelessly and it was reflected in the final results. They were professional, very friendly and, although a constant presence, were unobtrusive and sensitive to our wants and needs. Can’t recommend them enough.”

“Please don’t dismiss the above scores as outliers. York Place were consummately professional, extremely accommodating and amiable whilst all the while directing with control and vision. They arrived early, stayed later than agreed and forwent food in order to maximise their time; every communication whether written or verbal was personable, respectful and helpful and their finished product is stunning. They captured our day vividly and beautifully. At every point they have bent over backwards.


“My wife and I are keen photographers, and hence extremely fussy when it came to choosing our photographer. Out of the countless photographers we viewed online, we chose York Place because they seemed to have an uncanny ability to capture special and beautiful moments. While most photographers followed a tried-and-tested formula, York Place genuinely seek out interesting and unique shots. Their passion for photography shines through, as does their humanity and natural rapport with people.”

“Excellent photographers! Very friendly, approachable, professional and good value for money. Our photos are fantastic and they both captured the day perfectly. We would recommend them to anyone getting married who wants a more casual, laid back atmosphere. Super!”


“Our wedding was a truly unique day centred around Whitby abbey and a small group of family and friends, Dom and liam were a huge part of the success our our day, they joined is for our fish and chips after the ceremony and fitted in with our group seamlessly. They are truly amazing people and their photography is breathtaking.”

“York Place Studios are fresh and youthful and understand what wedding photographs mean for 2014. They have a great eye for the traditional photographs and capture the best informal picture of your guest as they enjoy the day. Their photographs are also artistic and it is so hard to pick just a few for the album. They are like your best friends that you have known for years and you can relax knowing that everything will be perfect. I would recommend no-one else.”


Wedding Photographers 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 wedding photographers travel across their home county of Yorkshire, the UK, Europe and worldwide to capture your special moments.

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