“We just KEEP looking at these photos – thank you so much! Only issue is trying to stop ourselves looking at the photos constantly!! THANK YOU!” – Charlotte & Darren
With each newly published blog post this year we have been trying to explore a theme or a thought that was paramount to us either at the time of taking the photographs or as part of the wider ethos we’ve been working to throughout the year. Last week we were in Barcelona exploring our love of street photography with the 8Street (more on that soon!) and these photographic excursions have now become regular mental training for us as they help us to develop the layered, “streety” style of wedding photography for which we’ve become known.
Beyond this though we strive to take photographs that are not just interesting to those directly involved in the wedding or even to those with a general interest in wedding photography; we want our photographs to be exciting and dynamic enough that even a passing stranger could see and connect with the imagery. We want to be great photographers, not just great wedding photographers and create original, character driven photographs that escape the classic wedding cliché’s and offer a fresh perspective. When our couples view the images we want them to be transported right back to the way they felt on their wedding day and re-live not just the big moments but the small ones: the subtle, often subconscious laughs and interactions that only true friends recognise in one another – everyone just being themselves and loving every minute. The photographs should be not just a candid moment but almost an insight into that person or group of friends; a raw interpretation that in years to come will evoke far more acute and precious memories than a lined-up group shot.
With that approach in mind Charlotte & Darren’s wedding had us in our absolute element, with their fun spin on “The Good Housewife’s Guide To Marriage’ offering all kinds of great moments for the guests and some fantastic opportunities for us to find and showcase the life and soul of this amazing couple and their very special wedding. Here’s just a snippet of how we saw their day.
Dom and Liam
Snelson Farm 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 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