Over the last twelve years of shooting weddings we have come to realise that there isn’t really a particular pattern to the kind of wedding that we typically get booked for. We don’t work exclusively with a particular ‘type’ of couple, the styling and venue varies wildly from one wedding to the next and we’re lucky enough to witness an incredibly wide selection of different wedding cultures and traditions from all the different couples and families we work with.
For us that’s just the way we like things – we’re always at our happiest just photographing people being people, whatever their background, beliefs or style. The characters, quirks and interactions that make every person unique and the little honest moments, looks and interactions between people creates the lifeblood of the image. Subtle glances and mirroring of body language, unspoken looks of well-established familiarity and the sparks of electricity of new relationships blossoming – these are the moments that really matter and that celebration of all that makes up the human spirit is what excites us and has kept this ‘job’ fresh and exciting for so many years now.
Dorito and Michael’s wedding at London’s stylish Art-deco Town Hall Hotel had all the chemistry that makes up an exciting wedding for us; a day full of colourful character, heart, soul and happiness. We had the most fun capturing all that went on with this gorgeous pair and of course all the little subplots of the wedding guests including ten lively children and a ridiculously cute little dachshund called Lilliwood!
We could talk for hours about how beautiful this wedding was and what a special and beautifully balanced couple Michael and Dorito together make, but it was Michael’s lovely mum who perhaps put it best during her fabulous speech:
“Once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, love grows and gives us a fairytale.”
We’re honoured to be your storytellers today.
Dom & Liam
Town Hall Hotel 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.