The 8 best wedding photographers in North Yorkshire

30 July 2018

wedding bride holding bouquet


From the stunning architectures of Scarborough hotels to the breath-taking views over Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire offers the picture-perfect backdrop for capturing those unforgettable moments of your wedding day.

We’ve put together a fantastic list of the 8 best wedding photographers in North Yorkshire, with each one sure to capture the most important day of your life in all its beauty.




Based in Scarborough, Richard Wood has been known for ‘making time stand still’ with his photographs. Photography is not just something Richard fell into either – it’s a part of who he is with both his grandfather, grandmother, aunt and brother all having been professional photographers too.

Richard describes his style as a photographer as someone who will “capture it all without intruding on the moment, who is experienced enough to anticipate what is coming, notice what is happening and take great pictures that tell the story of it all.”

See more of Richard’s work here.



Craig Rodgers is a specialist wedding photographer based between Leeds, Yorkshire and Harrogate. Craig describes his photography style as mostly ‘documentary’, saying “I won’t get in your way or tell you what to do; my job is to capture your special day from start to finish – with the end product being warm, personal and 100% you.

“I aspire to create work that is visually striking, romantic, natural and fun. Nothing over-posed or awkward, I promise!”

Craig does of course take the all-important group shots, as well as taking the new husband and wife away momentarily for intimate portrait shots they’ll be able to cherish until the end of time.

See more of Craig’s work here.



Ruth Mitchell has been a lover of photography since she was a schoolgirl. After studying photography for 2 years, Ruth worked as a press photographer which taught her how to work quickly and capture moments right as they unfold.

“I have a casual but very organised approach to make sure that everything runs smoothly and timings of the ceremony and the reception are adhered to,” says Ruth. “My main aim is that you enjoy your wedding day and do not worry about the photographs. Yes, it is important to have a handful of posed pictures, but the majority will be taken using a long lens which enables me to be unobtrusive, capturing those moments and details which tell the real story of your special day.”

See more of Ruth’s work here.



A Yorkshire girl born and bred, Angela Waites basks in being able to live and love her job in the place that she grew up.

Angela describes the essence of her work as ‘originality’, and loves to take photos that ‘create an emotional impact’. For Angela, attention to detail is most important when photographing someone’s big day, which can be seen throughout her stunning photographs. She has a real creative eye and a flare for capturing unique moments.

You can see more of Angela’s work here.



Based in Scarborough, husband and wife team Emma and Rich believe in making “creative, fun and relaxed images and films” and “telling your story honestly and creating imagery that you can feel.”

Emma and Rich believe that love is love, and that “everyone deserves amazing, timeless photographs, no matter how they think they look.” The two pride themselves on being LGBTQ+ friendly, with all colours, cultures, creeds and backgrounds welcomed.

“When Rich joined Emma at a wedding we realised what an awesome team we make. Rich is the analytical to Emma’s emotional. She sees happy tears and belly laughs, he sees a killer composition. With us, you get fun photographers who won’t tell you what to do. You get two misfits who strive to create photos and films that are totally you.”

See more of Emma and Rich’s work here.



Gary Simpson has been a professional photographer since 1996, and found his love of wedding photography through “capturing those unique moments of a couples lives portraying real emotions and moments.”

Gary describes his photography style as “a mixture of candid, fashion and editorial photography and my subsequent style, infused with a classical and reportage approach”. Gary likes to be as unobtrusive as possible, and focuses on capturing the most poignant and intimate moments as they unfold.

“To say my work is purely documentary would be an injustice. I’ll also take on a more creative role, directing when necessary to create magical images of you both.”

You can see more of Gary’s work here.



Hayley Baxter’s passion for photography started back in 2011 when she purchased her first camera ready for her safari honeymoon trip. “What started as a hobby soon became an obsession, and here I am today pinching myself that I do this for a living.”

Hayley describes her photography style as relaxed, natural, genuine, creative and most importantly unobtrusive.

“I pride myself on making everyone feel completely at ease in front of the lens – people are at the heart of what I capture.”

You can see more of Hayley’s work here.



Abbie and her partner Lee are based in North Yorkshire, although they often work all over the UK. “We setup Abbie Sizer Photography in 2011 and have since strived to create a wedding day photography style that is natural and relaxed, making sure that each photo captures a real memory of your day and suits those, who like us, prefer to be behind the camera rather than in front of it.

“One of the biggest benefits of being a two person team is that we will not miss a moment, even during the preparations, Lee can be there to photograph the preparations with one party and I can be with the other.

“We encourage our couples to concentrate on enjoying their special day and to not worry about posing for staged photographs. For the majority of the day we will be snapping discretely, capturing those ever so special moments in a natural, unobtrusive style.”

You can see more of Abbie and Lee’s work here.


Still haven’t found the perfect venue for your upcoming wedding? With stunning views across Robin Hoods Bay, Raven Hall Hotel is sure to make your dream wedding a reality. Find out more about having your wedding at Raven Hall Hotel here.

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