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Award Winning Wedding Photographs

Peckforton Castle award winning wedding photograph.

AWARD WINNING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS 

I had initially decided against entering wedding photography competitions in 2020 but after just a couple of months of abstaining I couldn’t resist any longer and so entered the Guild of Photographers, Image of the Month Competition in the weddings category.

Image of the Month is a national monthly competition which draws several thousand entries each month with the highest scoring photographs going forwards to compete on an individual level for photograph of the year and the photographers accumulating points in the competition to win the title of Wedding Photographer of the Year. 

The wedding photographs below are my entries in the competition for 2020. Out of 18 wedding photographs entered, all received awards, I managed to score two Golds, ten Silvers and six Bronze. The overall awards ceremony isn’t until February so I’ll have to wait and see how I fair in the single image category and overall….

Santorini wedding photographer, award winning wedding photograph

Mike and Laura in Santorini standing atop one of the islands famous white washed churches with blue domes and looking back down onto the sea this was one of my favourite photos from their wedding day and was so pleased for it to score a silver. 

Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire. award winning wedding photograph from Chris Chambers.

Allerton Castle in North Yorkshire is one of my favourite wedding venues and  photographs from Allerton appear frequently in my awards, in 2020, seven of the 18 entered wedding photographs were taken at weddings at Allerton Castle. This simple sunset silhouette was awarded a Silver. 

Grantley Hall, award winning wedding photography

Sarah and Simon’s wedding at Helmsley in North Yorkshire involved a sunset photo session with their wedding car, marrying later in the day and close to sunset we were lucky to still have the wedding car for photographs as the light faded. This wedding photograph of them involved my assistant hiding in the car with them to add the lighting but was worth the effort as it became one of my favourites from their wedding and also won a Silver Award. 

Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire. award winning wedding photograph from Chris Chambers.

A simple reflection photograph of Heather before the wedding ceremony at Allerton Castle was awarded a Bronze back in March. 

Crthorne hall warm award winning wedding photography

Group photographs typically don’t score well and only a few make the awards, this wedding photograph taken at Crathorne Hall was awarded a Bronze in March. 

Santorini wedding photographer, award winning wedding photograph

A Santorini sunset on Mike and Laura’s wedding day. Before the wedding I spent almost a full day exploring and planning the photoshoot and chose a location for sunset that would allow several vantage points and photo opportunities including this at an old church looking out to the west and perfectly positioned for catching the setting sun. this sunset silhouette was awarded a Bronze. 

Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire. award winning wedding photograph from Chris Chambers.

I’ve already mentioned Allerton Castle features in over 30% of the wedding photographs I entered in 2020 and the staircase in the great hall probably features in the lions share of these photos!  This classic black and white of Naomi and Tom on the staircase was awarded a Silver in June. 

Kirkstall Abbey Leeds, award winning wedding photograph.

Simple and classic, this wedding photograph of Leanne at Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds was awarded a Silver in July. the wedding was one of the most memorable as it took place outside in a heavy rain shower, at the point of this photograph the dress was still soaked and required a little bit of cleaning in Photoshop. 

Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire. award winning wedding photograph from Chris Chambers.

Back to Allerton Castle for this black and whit wedding photograph of Cameron and Heather outside the castle. The breeze helping swish the veil. This was a photograph I’d envisaged and although I often shoot big veils but this was the first time I’d tried this specific combination of veil and lighting so was very pleased with the result and of course the silver award! 

Peckforton Castle award winning wedding photograph.

When everything comes together it can be magical and this was one such time. At Peckforton Castle with a drone above the bride and groom and photographing the long shadows from the setting sun. My first Gold of the year and the first time I’ve scored a Gold with a drone wedding photograph. 

Rudding Park, Award winning wedding photograph in Yorkshire

A bronze award for this wedding photograph of Nick and Charlotte at Rudding Park Hotel. The detail on the back of Charlottes dress was immense and the magnolia blossom perfectly frames the arch and scene. 

Award winning wedding photograph in York

A silver award for this make up photograph, looking beyond the ordinary allows me to create images which are different and for a while unique( they seem to be copied quite quickly!). This is a photograph I’ve created at a number of weddings for several years but was the first time I’d ever entered one into the competition. 

Award winning wedding photograph in York

Weddings in 2020 were few and far between so it was great top be out photographing weddings, in August I photographed Cameron and Kirsties wedding in York and later in the evening we popped out to take a number of twilight images in the city centre. this photograph near the minster was awarded a Bronze. 

Turnberry hotel, the Trump Turnberry hotel. Award winning wedding

I was lucky enough to photograph two weddings at the Turnberry Hotel in 2020, the hotel overlooks the Ayrshire coast and has so many photo opportunities. this photo from Sinead and Williams wedding scored a Silver in September. 

Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire. award winning wedding photograph from Chris Chambers.

Frances on the staircase at Allerton Castle was awarded a Silver in September. When the weather isn’t ideal we make use of the indoor locations and thankfully Allerton Castle has an abundance. 

Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire. award winning wedding photograph from Chris Chambers.

Silhouettes and sunsets go so well together (although the flash version of this photograph looks pretty awesome too). This sunset outside Allerton Castle was awarded a Silver in October’s Competition. 

Kirkstall Abbey Leeds, award winning wedding photograph.

Leanne and Lois at Kirkstall Abbey. Threatening skies had already drenched everyone in their outdoor ceremony but Leanne and Lois were absolute troopers and keen to make the most of their photographs and wedding venue. this photograph looking back to the ruined Abbey scored a Bronze In October. 

Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire. award winning wedding photograph from Chris Chambers.

Ending the year on a high with a Gold for this Allerton Castle wedding photograph of Heather and Cameron. A slightly different angle taking in the grandeur of the Staircase and Great Hall.

You can view more of my wedding photography, Landscape and Wildlife photography awards on my awards page here 

If you’d like to join the Guild of Photographers use this link for a discount on membership.  Link! 

Rudding Park Wedding Photography | Charlotte and Nick’s Exclusive Storybook Wedding Album | Rudding Park

Arriving from Italy this week was Charlotte and Nick’s amazing Exclusive Storybook Wedding Album from their wedding at Rudding Park near Harrogate. The Square 30×30 Exclusive Storybook Album features a stunning high gloss acrylic cover and soft-touch metallic pages. Like all exclusive storybooks, Charlotte and Nick’s album is presented in a custom made box, theirs is in a classic and stylish soft touch white design with their names subtly printed on the lid.

Exclusive storybooks offer so much flexibility with layouts, design, and their choice of covers, papers, and presentation boxes that allow you to customise the album to your requirements. Each album features double-page spreads that open completely flat to create stunning large highly details single photos or collages of smaller collections of wedding photographs.

Exclusive Graphistudio Storybook Wedding album featuring Charlotte and Nick's wedding photographs at Rudding Park near Harrogate.
Exclusive Graphistudio Storybook Wedding album featuring Charlotte and Nick's wedding photographs at Rudding Park near Harrogate.
Exclusive Graphistudio Storybook Wedding album featuring Charlotte and Nick's wedding photographs at Rudding Park near Harrogate.
Exclusive Graphistudio Storybook Wedding album featuring Charlotte and Nick's wedding photographs at Rudding Park near Harrogate.

Storybook and Exclusive storybook wedding albums are designed around double-page spreads, the layout of each spread can be up to 60cm wide when printed, this really shows off the detail in the photographs.

Exclusive Graphistudio Storybook Wedding album featuring Charlotte and Nick's wedding photographs at Rudding Park near Harrogate.
Exclusive Graphistudio Storybook Wedding album featuring Charlotte and Nick's wedding photographs at Rudding Park near Harrogate.

You can view more of Charlotte and Nick’s wedding photographs in their blog post here

Naomi and Tom’s Beauty and The Beast themed wedding at Allerton Castle | Allerton Castle wedding photographer | Fairytale wedding Photography

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Noami and Tom chose the spectacular Allerton Castle in North Yorkshire for their wedding day. The wedding, themed around Disney’s Beauty and The Beast couldn’t have had a more apt setting as the fairytale wedding venue that is Allerton Castle. In their own words below Naomi and Tom describe their wedding and wedding day.

Tell me about the proposal.
Tom proposed to me on 3rdFebruary 2017 during our early valentine’s weekend away to Grosvenor Hotel & Spa in Chester.  He booked a suite for us to stay in which had champagne, chocolates and flowers waiting for me on arrival.  A proposal was not running through my mind at all as I thought it was my valentines treat. Tom had booked a table in the restaurant at the hotel on the evening and when we came back up to the room later in the evening there was a trail of petals amongst candles on the floor leading to cards set out saying “Naomi Will You Marry Me”.  Our song “The One” by Kodaline was also playing.  Tom then got down on one knee and read out a beautiful speech which he had prepared and then asked if I would marry him.  I cried with joy and of course said yes of course!

Allerton Castle fairytale North Yorkshire wedding venue, photographed from the driveway in heavy rain. Beauty and the Beast Themed wedding.


You chose a spectacular wedding venue and one which fitted your wedding theme perfectly. What made you decide on Allerton Castle for your wedding day?
Getting married at a castle has always been a dream of mine.  We visited the wedding fair at Allerton Castle and we immediately fell in love with it!  The staircase entrance was absolutely breath taking and we could immediately see our wedding taking place there.  We loved the fact that the castle was ours for the day filled with only our family and friends.  The whole setting was so romantic.  I always wanted a traditional style wedding and Allerton Castle was so well maintained and has endless photo opportunities to remember our special day from.

Allerton Castle Great Hall dressed for the wedding ceremony.
Mori Lee wedding designer dress hanging at Allerton Castle North Yorkshire

Saying Yes to the Dress – How long did it take you to find “The One”?
My wedding dress was from Bridal Oasis in Goole by designer Mori Lee.  When browsing at dresses online I took to the designer Mori Lee and I booked an appointment with Bridal Oasis when I saw they had the 2019 design trunk show.  The dress I bought was the complete opposite to what I had in my mind and was a complete wildcard, however I immediately fell in love with it when I tried it on and just knew it was “the one”.  

Who were the bridesmaids?

I chose to have my 2 sisters and my best friend as my bridesmaids.   I also had my 2 nieces and Tom’s niece as our flower girls. The adult bridesmaids wore dusky pink off the shoulder full length dresses.


Where did the guys go for their suits and was there a particular style you were looking for?
The guys got their suits from Len Beck’s in Hull.  Our colour theme was navy blue, dusky pink and gold.  The bridesmaids wore dusky pink and therefore we wanted the guys to be in navy blue as a nice contrast.  We knew we wanted the guys to have tails as this would be in theme with the castle wedding. We also liked the tweed waistcoats and therefore was very pleased when Len Beck’s had exactly what we were after.

Beauty and the Beast wedding Ice Sculpture. Themed wedding Allerton castle wedding photography Yorkshire

Glacial Ice Sculptures provided this amazing Rose in a Dome Sculpture for the wedding day. The sculpture took pride of place in Allerton Castle’s Great Hall

What was the theme of the day and how did you show this on the day?
Our wedding theme was Beauty and the Beast.  We thought this was perfect in the setting of Allerton Castle.  We wanted subtle hints of our theme throughout the day.  We had the most beautiful ice sculpture of the rose in a dome with Lumiere and Cogsworth stood either side.  

Our aisle runner said “A Tale As Old As Time” and I also came down the aisle to our string quartet playing “Tale As Old As Time.  For our wedding breakfast, all our tables were named after different characters out of the film as well.  Our cake also had the rose out of beauty and the beast suspended in the middle of the cut out hole.  Our guestbook was also hand-made Beauty and the Beast themed.

Beauty and the Beast themed wedding at Allerton Castle North Yorkshire.  Chris Chambers Photography

Who provided your amazing wedding flowers?
Our florist was Floral Lounge in Sutton in Hull.  The choice of flowers we chose were a mixture of roses, dahlias, gypsophilia, wax flowers, hydrangeas, and orchids.  The colours were ivory with blush pink and dusky pink tones coming through

What made the wedding feel so personal?
We always wanted a traditional style wedding and Allerton Castle was perfect in that sense.  The castle was exclusively ours for the day which is something we wanted as it made it more of an intimate atmosphere with only our dear family and friends there celebrating the day with us.


Tell me about your first dance and your chosen song
Our first dance song was “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran.  We could really relate to the lyrics of the song which is why it meant so much to us. We even went to dance lessons to have a dance choreographed for us which was fun in the lead up to the wedding day.

First dance at Allerton Castle North Yorkshire. Beauty and the Beast wedding photography


What were the main stand out and memorable moments for us?

Our first memorable moment of the day was seeing the venue all dressed as it was a real sense of achievement seeing all our long nights planning the wedding come together to create something so special to us both.  

Another memorable moment was walking down the aisle and saying our vows in front of our family and friends.  We also loved the evening celebrations with the band and DJ getting everyone up dancing and seeing everyone having such a great time, not to mention the firework display to finish the night.  It is so hard to choose one moment as the whole wedding day was so fantastic!

Bridal entrance at Allerton Castle. Beauty and the Beast themed wedding photography at Allerton castle North Yorkshire

Do you have any tips for future brides planning their wedding day?
Enjoy the run up to the wedding as the last 6 months before the wedding goes in a flash!  Also, take time to sit back during your wedding to take it all in. Try to have 10 minutes alone just you and your new husband to take in the atmosphere of the day. 

Allerton Castle wedding photography. Bride and groom in the memorial garden at Allerton Castle.
Sparkler Exit at Allerton Castle. Wedding Photography from chris Chambers. Award winning Allerton Castle wedding photography.

Which is your favourite wedding photograph and why?

Our favourite wedding photograph from the day has to be the black and white photo on the amazing staircase, it’s like a setting from a fairytale and has the feeling of being a princess in my own castle. It captures the detailing of my dress perfectly, along with the flowers climbing the handrails of the stairs. The woodwork surrounding is just stunning . (Naomi and Tom’s Allerton Castle Staircase photograph below)

Fairytale wedding photograph at Allerton Castle. Beauty and the Beast themed wedding. Award winning wedding photography from Chris Chambers


Naomi and Tom’s chosen wedding suppliers for their Allerton Castle Wedding. 

“Everyone was perfect and everything ran so smoothly, Libby, Jess and the staff at Allerton Castle were so helpful, the main suppliers to mention are….”

Wedding Venue – Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire

Photographer – Chris Chambers Photography

Wedding Flowers – Sarah at Floral Lounge

Wedding Venue Styling – Lincolnshire Wedding Prop Hire

Magician – Oliver Parker

Beauty and the Beast Ice Sculpture – Glacial Art Ice Sculptures

Catering – Bradshaws

Wedding Video – Mulhern Media

A selection of wedding photographs from Naomi and Tom’s Beauty and the Beast themed wedding day at Allerton Castle. You can view more Allerton castle wedding photographs in my wedding gallery and photography packages for Allerton Castle weddings can be viewed here.

Equine & Portrait photography with Jorden and Roo | West Yorkshire Portrait Photographer | Equine Photography

I recently caught up with previous bride Jorden who married Thomas at St Mary’s Church Badsworth and celebrated at Waterton Park Hotel way back in 2013. Meeting at stables near Darrington in West Yorkshire the portrait photography session was primarily focused on Roo, Jorden’s stunning horse.

The stables and surrounding fields and adjacent woods provided a number of perfect backdrops for equine photographs and Roo proved to be the perfect model posing in numerous locations with and without Jorden.

Equine photography packages are coming soon, please contact me if you’d like more information or to book a session.

Yorkshire Equine photography. Horse portrait photographs. Portrait photography West Yorkshire
Yorkshire Equine photography. Horse portrait photographs. Portrait photography West Yorkshire
Yorkshire Equine photography. Horse portrait photographs. Portrait photography West Yorkshire
Yorkshire Equine photography. Horse portrait photographs. Portrait photography West Yorkshire
Yorkshire Equine photography. Horse portrait photographs. Portrait photography West Yorkshire
Yorkshire Equine photography. Horse portrait photographs. Portrait photography West Yorkshire
Yorkshire Equine photography. Horse portrait photographs. Portrait photography West Yorkshire
Yorkshire Equine photography. Horse portrait photographs. Portrait photography West Yorkshire
Yorkshire Equine photography. Horse portrait photographs. Portrait photography West Yorkshire

Carlton Towers Wedding Photograph Album |Emma and John’s Carlton Towers Wedding

Graphistudio matted wedding photograph album featuring wedding photography of John and Emma's wedding day at Carlton Towers

Arriving from our album suppliers in Northern Italy last week was this lovely Eros Album for Emma and John’s who were married at Carlton Towers.

Their stunning album features thirty pages and is wrapped in white Italian leather with embossed names on the cover. The eros wedding album is presented in a soft touch white wooden box.


Eros wedding photograph albums feature a mix of flush mounted photographs and also traditional style mounted pages, these mounted pages are created using a deep textured matt overlay and bevel edge creating a white edge to the album pages and perfectly complimenting the very clean looks of Emma and John’s amazing weddi.

You can view the full details of my wedding photography albums and packages here

Carlton Towers wedding photography album from graphistudio
Carlton Towers wedding photography albums
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Bridlington Spa wedding Venue | Creating their new wedding brochure photographs | East Yorkshire Wedding Venue

Bridlington Spa wedding Venue | Creating their new wedding brochure photographs | East Yorkshire Wedding Venue

I was recently commissioned by the East Riding Council in Yorkshire to produce a number of wedding style photographs for their recently relaunched Bridlington Spa weddings. In recent years the venue has undergone a huge refurbishment and they required images which helped show the versatility of the sea side wedding venue which can cater for small intimate weddings right upto larger celebrations with 500 guests.

Bridlington Spa Wedding Photography. East Yorkshire wedding photographs

The brief was to include several key areas of the Spa and of course take advantage of the stunning on the beach location.

Bridlington Spa Wedding Photography

The tide times helped dictate the main beach shoot which needed to take place early morning, the bonus being we had the opportunity to catch any potential sunrise and boy did it rise in spectacular fashion. Thankfully our models for the day were troopers, early January standing on a freezing beach in wet sand took some real effort to photograph, never mind pose.

Bridlington Spa Wedding Photographer, East Yorkshire wedding venue
Bridlington Spa wedding photography East Yorkshire

With access to the Theatre, the Art Deco Royal Hall, and function rooms we had a variety of different lighting, smoke, and backdrops at our disposal.

One of the highlights for me was the opportunity to use the Follow Me spots and haze to create something that really is unique to The Spa. The opportunity for couples to have such wedding photographs in their albums will be amazing and one not to be missed.

Another favorite was the stage in the Royal Hall, complete with a large star cloth backdrop, stage lighting, and smoke machine. The stage is often used by bands and other touring acts, so much so that we had limited to complete the shoot as the stage was being prepared for a concert by the Keiser Chiefs who the following week would be entertaining 3000 people from that very stage.

Bridlington Spa Wedding Photographer, East Yorkshire wedding venue
Bridlington Spa Wedding Photographer, East Yorkshire wedding venue

The proximity to the sea front and near by beach huts allowed an opportunity to include them in a number of wedding photographs before we caught sunset from the beach.

Bridlington Spa Wedding Photographer, East Yorkshire wedding venue
Bridlington Spa Wedding Photographer, East Yorkshire wedding venue

You can download the Wedding Brochure for Bridlington Spa here. For any couples looking for somewhere unique to marry with the added bonus of awesome and just as unique photo opportunities Bridlington Spa is not to be missed.

Wedding Photographer of the Year | The Guild of Photographers |Award Winning Wedding Photography

In February I attended the Guild Of Photographers annual awards evening where I was in the running for the Wedding Photographer of the Year award. The award is based on a a whole years worth of entries with 24 photographs scores going towards deciding the overall winner. Rather than a competition based on a single lucky shot, the competition really tests consistency over a whole year and on average typically sees 13000 or more photographs entered every year. During the evening I was awarded Wedding Photographer of the Year.

The wedding photographs below were some of my Silver and Gold award winning photographs. Looking through these photos it’s no surprise at how many of these were included in the bride and grooms wedding albums as double page spreads.

Allerton Castle wedding photographs. Yorkshire wedding photographer.

A Silver award winning wedding photograph from Heather and Cameron’s Allerton Castle wedding in October. The after dark image featuring a champagne spray was included in their Exclusive storybook album as a double page spread.

Yorkshire wedding photographer. Award winning wedding photography

A Silver award for this wedding photograph of Steven and Claire at Sunset on their wedding day at Merrydale Manor in Cheshire.

Peckforton Castle wedding photographer

An evening silhouette in the gate house at Peckforton Castle scored a Gold award. The misty evening at Caitlin and Ryan’s wedding allowed me to use a blue gel covered flash to add a strong coloured tone to the wedding photograph.

Santorini wedding photography. Travelling wedding photographer.

Laura and Mike’s wedding in Santorini produced two silver awards and a Gold. This wedding photograph taken at Sunset near Imerovigli scored a silver.

Wedding Photography Yorkshire. Sunset silhouette of bride and groom.

Sunset reflections from Sarah and Simon’s wedding. Following their wedding at All Saints Church, Helmsley we popped down to a near by ruined abbey to catch sunset. The image was awarded a Silver in the wedding category.

Stubton Hall wedding photographer. Nottinghamshire weddings

One of the four Gold award winning wedding photographs fo 2019 included this photograph taken during Catherine and Alex’s wedding at Stubton Hall

Rudding park wedding photography. Harrogate wedding photographs

The archway at Rudding Park featured in no less than three silver award winning wedding photographs,. This one from Tiffany and Russells wedding was the only one in Black and White and really shows the unique texture of Tiffany’s amazing wedding dress.

Rudding park wedding photography. Harrogate wedding photographs

Charlotte and Nick’s wedding at Rudding Park, Harrogate in March last year resulted in two Silver awards, both taken in the same location at Rudding Park, the wedding photograph of Charlotte alone in the day and during the evening light rain meant we had to use an umbrella to keep the couple dry.

Rudding park wedding photography. Harrogate wedding photographs
Santorini wedding photography. Travelling wedding photographer.

The second Silver award winning wedding photograph from Laura and Mike’s wedding day in Santorini. A high view point above the Caldera allowed me to include two of the islands famous blue domes.

Yorkshire wedding photographer. Award winning wedding photography

Twilight creates so many opportunities for wow wedding photographs and it’s no surprise to have so many feature in my top award winning wedding photographs. Taken at Ringwood Hall during the wedding of Lucy and Dan a single flash helped create a quick silhouette.

Allerton Castle wedding photographs. Yorkshire wedding photographer.

Allerton Castle in October for the wedding of Cameron and Heather produced three silver awards. This wedding photograph of Cam and the groomsmen in the Billiard room before the wedding is a double page spread in my new studio sample album.

Allerton Castle wedding photographs. Yorkshire wedding photographer.

Rain can help produce amazing wedding photographs. The last wedding photograph of the evening at Cameron and Heathers wedding. A third silver award from their day and also the album cover image for my new studio album.

Allerton Castle wedding photographs. Yorkshire wedding photographer.

Allerton Castle at Vicki and Ben’s wedding in December 2018. The orange and purple colours and silhouette image of the bride and groom was awarded a silver.

Allerton Castle wedding photographs. Yorkshire wedding photographer.

Frances and Jacobs’ wedding at Allerton Castle in August was a wet day and as a result we created most of the the bride and groom portrait photographs indoors. The stunning features of Allerton castle make it an ideal wedding venue in adverse weather and the staircase is an obvious focal point. A little later in the day we took Frances and Jacob outside into the garden for a short photo session under an umbrella. Both of these were awarded Silvers in the wedding photography category.

Allerton Castle wedding photographs. Yorkshire wedding photographer.
Santorini wedding photography. Travelling wedding photographer.

A Gold award winning wedding photograph from Laura and Mike’s wedding day in Santorini. One of my favourites form their wedding day, this made a double page spread in their album and also the front cover. printed onto Stainless steel the photograph looks amazing.

Saltmarshe Hall wedding Photography. Yorkshire wedding venue

Saltmarshe Hall in East Yorkshire was the venue for Sarah and Thomas’ wedding in August. Sparklers under the trees, taken just after dark was awarded a Silver.

Allerton Castle wedding photographs. Yorkshire wedding photographer.

Allerton Castle featured heavily in the award winning photographs. It’s no surprise really considering the amazing features and backdrops the wedding venue provides. This wedding photograph of Ab and Jordan on the staircase was awarded a Silver.

Wentbridge House Yorkshire wedding venue. Bride and groom photographed by Chris Chambers. Award winning west Yorkshire photographer

Rain can help produce amazing wedding photographs, this photograph taken at Wentbridge House at Laura and Bryan’s wedding ticks both the twilight and rain boxes and was awarded a Silver in the wedding photography category.

Hodsock Priory Nottinghamshire wedding photography

Sunset at Hodsock Priory on Mitch and Petrina’s wedding day was my fourth Gold award winning wedding photograph of the year. A classic pose took a little positioning whilst the setting sun created an amazing coloured sky. I don’t normally have a favourite wedding photograph each year, but if I did this would certainly rank highly.

Allerton Castle Wedding Photography | Heather and Cameron’s Exclusive Storybook wedding album | Yorkshire wedding photographer

Allerton Castle wedding photographs. Graphistudio storybook wedding album from Italy.

Allerton Castle Wedding Photography | Heather and Cameron’s Exclusive Storybook wedding album | Yorkshire wedding photographer

The latest addition to our studio wedding albums arrived this week, the amazing Exclusive Storybook wedding album featuring Heather and Cameron’s wedding at Allerton Castle in October.


Already viewed and chosen as their album package by several couples looking to book me for their wedding photography, the handmade album is part of my Exclusive Storybook range and includes an Acrylic photo cover and black leather back and spine. The highly polished acrylic is 5mm thick and covers almost all of the front of the album.

Inside the layout features several double page spreads, each one is 60cm wide and really shows the clarity and detail of the printing as well as of course the stunning wedding photographs and Allerton Castle.

The box for the album is a white soft touch two piece wooden box with a cover design and couples name. All colour co-ordinated to the wedding day.

If you’d like to view my wedding photography album packages and collections please take a look here and if you’d like to pop over for a look at this amazing album in person please let me know.

Allerton Castle wedding photographs. Graphistudio storybook wedding album from Italy.
Allerton Castle wedding photographs. Graphistudio storybook wedding album from Italy.

Allerton Castle Wedding Photography

Landscape Photographer of the Year | The Societies of Photographers | Award Winning Photographer

Landscape Photographer of the Year | The Societies of Photographers | Award Winning Photographer

Late January I attended the annual awards ceremony for the Societies of Photographers in London. I had two photographs in the landscape category top ten and was hopeful of securing a top three place in the awards with one o the two photographs.

As the top three places were announced I was delighted to be placed third in the Landscape Category with a photograph of a lone tree at sunrise Snowdonia North Wales, I was shortly even happier to be awarded first place and overall landscape photographer of the year with my early morning photograph of a stormy and very atmospheric Kilchurn Castle in Scotland. (Above).

This is the second time I’ve won Landscape Photographer of the year with the Societies, the last being back in 2012, although I suppose I really should enter more to be in with a chance!

UK Landscape Photographer of the Year.

My Third place photograph below was of a lone tree in Llyn Padarn near LLanberis Snowdonia, the early morning photograph taken just before sunrise.

llanberis tree North Wales. Snowdonia. landscape photographer of the year

I offer limited availability Landscape photography training courses including to The Scottish Highlands and also Snowdonia, details can be found on my website here

Langdale Wedding Photography | Cumbria wedding photographer | Kayleigh and Matthew’s Lake District wedding

A little late posting but arriving in the office last year was this stunning Exclusive Storybook Album and matching parent copies featuring Kayleigh and Matthews wedding at Langdale Church and Langdale Hotel in the Lake District.

The wedding albums stainless steel cover and box both feature Kayleigh and Matthews order of service showing their church nestled in the Langdale Valley. We recreated the image as a photo with our drone adding Kayleigh and Matthew to the scene too.

You can view the full range of albums available with our wedding photography packages here

Langdale Hotel Cumbria wedding photographer. Lake District weddings
Langdale Hotel Cumbria wedding photographer. Italian Storybook wedding album

Chris chambers photography

15 Dunniwood Dr. Castleford. West Yorkshire. WF10 5EW
tel : 07905853155

Yorkshire Wedding Photographer