I set up York Wedding Suppliers about 8 years ago as I wanted to be a part of a group of local wedding suppliers who could work together and recommend each other. The group works so well as we meet on a regular basis so know each other personally and can recommend each other with confidence. Obviously our industry has been affected massively by Covid, but we have keep the meetings going on Zoom, and even done a virtual wedding fair. Recently we were able to organise a photo shoot in person and it was brilliant to be able to do this again!
One of our members, The Artful Dodger down Micklegate in York, have diversified over the lockdown period and are now offering their venue for small weddings. It is a beautiful space in the centre of York and we made the most of it for our shoot, to showcase the venue and also some of our member's services.
This was a gorgeous house I photographed the other day for local York estate agents Peter Moody and Co. Situated down a lovely tree lined avenue in York, it is a large house and great to photograph. I especially love the spacious entrance hall and landing.
When photographing property I make sure I get as many wide angle shots of each room as possible. I also like to capture the nice details of each property. All images are fully edited afterwards, with blue skies added if necessary. Not in this case, it was a lovely sunny day! I like to shoot through open doorways as I think it shows the layout of the house well.
As part of my work as a property photographer in York, I also provide detailed floor plans with measurements. And since the first lockdown I have taught myself how to produce 360 tours of properties. I find these ae so helpful in these days of Covid restrictions as it really enables potential buyers to virtually walk through the property before making an actual visit. Of course, they still need to go and see the place in person if they are interested after that, but I think the 360 tours really help people get a feel for a place, so hopefully only genuinely interested parties will go for a viewing in person.
I am lucky to be a property photographer in York as there such nice places in the area!
I think I can safely say that in over 20 years of being in business I have never had a year with so few weddings! A total of one, since the first lockdown began! Until the other day, when I did my second one in a year! I absolutely love working at weddings - big or small, long or short, I love every single one! I am so lucky that during the pandemic I have been very busy with property photography and have managed to keep going. However, I have really missed weddings, so Michelle and Martin's special day was a real pleasure.
Michelle and Martin had originally booked me for another date, but, like so many others, had to rearrange. Their new date the other day was perfect weather wise, bright but not too sunny. Michelle looked gorgeous, and the venue was amazing. Thicket Priory, near Wheldrake, is a fairly new wedding venue, and I have to say that it is absolutely stunning. So many opportunities for photos, I could have spent all day just getting pics of the bride and groom! From the building itself, to the lake, the bridges, the woodland, the driveway. Not to mention the amazing huge staircase inside, with mirrors, gorgeous windows, stunning bedrooms, and even it's own chapel. It is a photographer's dream!
Michelle and Martin were fab to work with - so easy going and lovely, and my natural style of working fitted perfectly as part of their day. It was so nice come back to wedding photography after such a long time. I have a few more weddings to look forward to this year and I cannot wait! I think 2022 might be a very busy year, when hopefully all restrictions will have eased. It is however, at the moment, perfectly possible to have a gorgeous day in Covid times, and with such a beautiful venue it couldn't have been better.
This was a fab shoot! A gorgeous holiday let, opening soon, situated in the centre of York.
It is marketed by the fab YorGuestLtd. who are a pleasure to work with, "Corner Lodge", Bishophill. The attention to detail is amazing, beautiful artwork and a lovely place to photograph. As always, I get overall shots of each room from as many different angle as possible, but I also like to capture the details of each property. I offer photography, floor plans, or 360 tours, of holiday lets, or private homes for sale or long term lets.
During these times of restrictions, although I miss doing wedding and portrait photography as much as I used to, I am so lucky that the property market has remained largely open. This has enabled me to continue working, which I am so grateful for. Property photography is so important when selling or letting a property, either with estate agents or for holiday rental. I capture each room from as many angles as I can, and I also love to capture the details of each property to show their uniqueness. I like to capture images from different angles and use reflections where possible, to make each property stand out through it's photography. Over the last few months I have developed the property photography side of my business and I am now producing amazing 360 tours so the viewer can virtually walk round each place and get a real feel for it. Floorplans are another part of the packages I provide if required.
These images were taken at the beautiful Westergate House which is a b and b in York. Read More