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


Photographers · Filmmakers · Storytellers

Scarborough Wedding Photography 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.

“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


A bride and groom look out over the beach at Scarborough's South Bay. Wedding Photography by York Place Studios
The bride and her father make their entrance to an outdoor wedding ceremony in the suncourt at Scarborough Spa.


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 moment photographed at a Scarborough Wedding. Young boy with a pacifier in his mouth is framed underneath a table at a wedding reception.
A bride and groom kiss during a wedding ceremony at Scarborough Spa. Photographed by York Place Studios

How does Documentary Photography Work?

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.

Get in touch to discuss your Scarborough Wedding Photography or Videography

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 gastro pubs and back gardens, we’d love to chat about capturing some beautiful, relaxed, spontaneous and fun Scarborough wedding photography for you. Get in touch via our contact form to chat or to arrange a meeting in person at our beautiful town centre studio on Scarborough’s York Place.