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Commercial Shoot for Pizza Hut

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Wed, April 29, 2015 04:47PM

I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog front (this one anyway – there’s always Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and more!) but here are a few from a shoot I did today for the newly refurbished Pizza Hut in Kingswood, Hull.

Babies and Toddlers!

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Thu, March 12, 2015 10:11PM

I had the pleasure of photographing Georgina and Steve’s wedding last year. Since then they now have a brand new baby Jude, to add to their family of boys. She brought the three youngest in today, with two of them quickly getting into the swing of things, running, jumping and having fun, while baby stayed in character and wasn’t too happy (his mum tells me he never is!). Here are a few from this session.

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Black and Blue Spiderman, respectively.

One of the few (relatively) peaceful shots of the three of them.

New year, time to look back!

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Mon, February 02, 2015 09:36AM

The other I was asked to supply some images for a bridal magazine. As with most things, photography is a personal taste thing, so having to choose between my favourites and what I think people might like as well is always going to be tricky, as they are not always the same thing!

I’ve photographed dozens and dozens of weddings over the years in the Hull and Yorkshire area, so I had a lot to choose from.

I thought I would share some of the ones I selected .

Winter Wedding at The Hospitium, Museum Gardens, York
Summer Wedding at Cave Castle with a stop-off at the park!

Wedding at Holy Trinity Church, Hull

Wedding at Lazaat, Cottingham

Industrial shoot with CRK Engineering

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Fri, January 09, 2015 05:14PM

I was contacted by Craig at CRK Engineering as his rapidly expanding business and relocation to larger premises meant the images in his promotional materials, website etc were all very much out of date!

We had a chat about the type of images he needed then I set to work, covering some hands-on working at the many machines in the workshop, as well as headshots and groupshots of all the employees.

For commercial photography in Hull or East Yorkshire at a competitive rate, give me a call or visit the website

New year!

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Thu, January 01, 2015 07:46PM

As we start 2015, I can look back at the photographs from 2014, from weddings to family portraits, baby bumps and boudoir calendar shoots and commercial work, taking me around Hull and Yorkshire. Here are some from last year, and looking forward to 2015!

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Wedding in East Hull, with a trot around the park in a horse and carriage.

Professional boxer Tom Knight, with his champion belt.

Mat and Hayley’s Wedding at Grange Park Hotel, Willerby
Chocolates by Freddie Goldsmith

Press release photo for Castle Hill’s PET scanner grand opening ceremony with Virginia Bottomley.

Lots of baby and children photos!
Boudoir makeover photoshoot with Bekki.
Behind the scenes of a music recording session at Fairview Studios.

A lovely session with Alix, expecting her first baby.

Wedding Reception at Masonic Hall Hull

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Wed, December 03, 2014 05:02PM

After getting married on a cruise ship, Anita and Craig returned to Hull for their reception at the Masonic Hall on Princes Street, Hull. A fantastic building, one I never thought I’d see the inside of, and a brilliant alternative wedding cake, as Craig doesn’t have a sweet tooth!

Last-minute pre-wedding meeting!

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Thu, October 30, 2014 05:34PM

I’ve just returned from my pre-wedding meeting with Scott and Anne, who are getting married at St Peter’s, Wawne TOMORROW! They wanted a wedding photographer based in East Yorkshire and I was delighted to be asked.

As they live in Scotland, with family in East Yorkshire, this is the first opportunity we had to meet. So, with all details sorted, we did a quick photo shoot at Willerby Manor, where they’ll be having their reception.

Indoor and outdoor family photoshoot

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Mon, October 27, 2014 05:04PM

On Saturday, after a few postponements due to weather and Hull Fair, I did a shoot with Laura and Simon, plus their two boys. They wanted some studio-based shots but also wanted to go outside for some more natural photos.

Beautifully coordinated in red and blue, we got a bunch of great shots in the studio.

Then, after a quick change of outfits for all of them, we headed to the park for a wander around, enjoying the (thankfully) pleasant Autumn afternoon!

For more details on booking for a similar family photoshoot, please get in touch at the website or give me a call on 07762 484541

Retro-themed photoshoot with Melissa

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Tue, September 30, 2014 03:20PM

I was contacted by Melissa a few weeks back, looking for a photographer to do a collaboration photoshoot in a vintage/retro style. She had plenty of ideas and even brought her mum’s old record player in.

We had a great time, she smiles a lot and she has a very bubbly personality, making my job pretty easy! As we are both based in Hull, I hope to see her again soon!

For more details on arranging a photoshoot to add to your portfolio, contact me at

Helen and Danny’s wedding at Holy Trinity & Lazaat

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Mon, September 22, 2014 04:39PM

A few nerves were jangling on Saturday as Helen was a bit late, putting

it lightly! The ceremony was in the beautiful Holy Trinity Church in the

centre of Hull, then most of the wedding party (including bride and groom)

hopped on the vintage East Yorkshire double decker bus which took them

to Lazaat Hotel in Cottingham. They braved the inclement weather for a

few minutes before we all retreated inside for the reception, speeches

and on to the evening party.

They had friends and family from all over the world, and there was some fancy footwork to be seen on the dancefloor;

not just from dancer Danny, as the ceilidh band burst into action. Some

gentle encouragement helped get some willing dancers on the floor and

they thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

Vickie & Dani’s Wedding at St John’s and Hallmark

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Tue, September 02, 2014 12:13PM

Saturday’s wedding was at St John’s church in Hull, with their reception at the Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby. They even had a surprise guest for Vickie, who is a big fan of Kevin Bacon!

For information about wedding photography in Hull and Yorkshire, do to Darryl Brooks Photography,

Flowers by Sarah Slator.

Cakes, Chocolate & Ice Cream

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Thu, August 14, 2014 04:39PM

I spent an afternoon at a good friend’s shop the other week, photographing a selection of the delights she makes. Fantastic detailing on the cakes, perfect for weddings and other special occasions, plus handmade chocolates and a vast array of icecream: a great afternoon out!

For details on shoots or for information about the cakes, please get in touch!

Beckie and Craig’s Wedding at Lazaat

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Tue, August 12, 2014 02:42PM

Saturday’s wedding at Lazaat. The usual nervousness was heightened by the awful weather the day before but Saturday morning brought lots of sun (too much for my liking but we have means to get around it!) and just a a touch of wind.

Flowers by The Flower Witch (Beverley) and rooms dressed by A Perfect Wedding of Sutton

The rest of the photos are at

Jenna and James Wedding at Hallmark

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Sat, August 02, 2014 06:15PM

Another changeable day yesterday – it rained on the way up to the Hallmark Hotel in North Ferriby for Jenna and James’ vintage themed wedding, then thankfully held off (just about!) once the ceremony was over.

All the decorations had been either made or heavily supervised by Jenna and they did look beautiful. The whole theme just went together wonderfully, from the flowers to the table settings to the delightful bow-ties and straw hats!

As a surprise from James, he had arranged for a VW campervan to collect Jenna (supplied by The Alternative Wedding Car company) and bring her to the hotel, so we had a trip out to the riverside for some shots, where they could enjoy a few minutes of peace (and champagne) on the drive there.

To see the full set of wedding photos at please click here

Jean and Neil’s Renewal of Wedding Vows

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Mon, July 07, 2014 05:23PM

After being married forty years ago, Jean and Neil decided to renew their vows in a small ceremony at St James’ Church in Sutton-Upon-Hull, and called on me to be their photographer for the day.

They had their family and friends there of course, with their sons taking part, leading Jean down the aisle or doing readings.
Here are some more photos. The rest are at in the gallery at

Pre-wedding photoshoot with Stephanie and Andy

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Mon, July 07, 2014 10:28AM

Part of being someone’s wedding photographer is building a relationship with the couple: after all, on their wedding day I could be the person the see the most of, so they have to like me at least a bit!

To help with this, for all my regular packages I include a pre-wedding photoshoot – not a huge all day shoot, but half an hour or so, walking around the venue or a favourite place, to get the couple used to me pointing a camera at them, all the time discussing what they want from their big day, and hopefully have them a little more relaxed on the wedding day.
Here’s a lovely couple who were married at Rudstone Walk, South Cave, East Yorkshire, a few weeks ago. We met up only a few weeks prior to that (they were so busy in their preparations and stag/hen weekends – that’s the earliest they could do!) and walked around the grounds, talking about ideas and finding good places to shoot. Here are some of the photos.

Pet photoshoot in the park with Alfie

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Thu, April 17, 2014 05:08PM

After this week’s glorious weather (sunburn in April for me!) we had a typical blustery day for today’s appointment with for a shoot involving the Lisa’s pet dog Alfie had already been booked some time then moved due to bad weather!

As a photographer based in and around Hull and East Yorkshire, you rarely get the perfect conditions and sometimes have to make the best of the situation, and Lisa braved the wind (but not the camera) while Alfie ran about East Park for a bit. Lisa had been given a gift certificate so was looking for a nice canvas of the little fellow.
I was was also having fun, getting a bit muddy, on my knees, on my belly, whatever it took to keep up with the playful pooch! Here are a couple of photos.

Toddler Group Photos

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Thu, March 27, 2014 03:19PM

Just been to The Church on The Way Toddler group this morning. I take our little lad Sam there every Thursday, and once a year I’ve been bringing the gear down there and doing a set of mini photoshoots for anyone who goes there.

Ten minute slots each, so you have to work fast and hope they’re willing! It’s a bit cruel really, because one minute they are happily playing with toys then the next the are from the playroom and plonked in front of me… no fun for anyone of any age!

More photos for ordering are here toddler photoshoot

Not a good start!

A little cutie, this one. Had to go with a vintage feel.
A little star here

Lauren and Mark’s Pre-wedding shoot

Hull & Yorkshire Photographer Posted on Mon, March 24, 2014 10:11AM

I love it when couples have an idea or theme for their wedding. We incorporated Lauren and Mark’s “Hull Landmarks” theme in their pre-wedding shoot, starting in Garbo’s (for the cocktails) and going for a walk around.
I’ll be their wedding photographer in a month – here are a few from their shoot!

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