Photography in Ripon with Kate & Connor

A couple of months before their wedding, I met with nearly-weds, Kate & Connor, for some loved-up photography in Ripon. Ripon is where they live and where they will tie the knot so we went to their Ripon wedding venue first and then had a walk about the town together stopping at one of Kate’s favourite spots. Virtually all of Yorkshire was on the edge of Tour de France madness too.

Kate and I met at a wedding fair in York over a year ago, just after their engagement. We spoke about natural wedding photography and how this would work on her wedding day. Because some couple’s photography was important to her, we discussed how I make a couple feel comfortable so that they can relax and be themselves resulting in natural portraits. Yes, we clicked and their wedding photography was soon booked. Shortly after that, she went wedding dress shopping with her mum and came home with her dream dress!

They met on the no.36 Ripon bus going home from work two years ago!

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I’ve started with a couple of black and white photographs. Black and white concentrates the eye on the emotions rather than colours and patterns which would detract from the point of the photograph

photography in ripon

photography in ripon

The most flattering light at their wedding venue was at this spot and the nearly-weds liked the background. Because Kate’s dress was a bold, bright pattern, black and white was a good option. DeI also think that it has a more romantic feel, though I do love colour!

photography in riponKate Connor PREwed Ripon Aprl14

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Kate Connor PREwed Ripon Aprl14

ripon wedding venues

Kate Connor PREwed Ripon Aprl14

ripon wedding venues

wedding photography in ripon

Kate Connor PREwed Ripon Aprl14

wedding photographer in ripon

Kate Connor PREwed Ripon Aprl14

wedding photography in ripon

Because most of us are hardly ever photographed by a professional photographer, we don’t really know how we’ll like photographs of ourselves, especially close-ups. I always ask my couples to tell me their favourites and to let me know of any that they don’t like too. This couple replied, ‘We love them all!’ Aaah, that’s why I love my job. Thank you, x

I’m hoping to get the chance to share some of Kate & Connor’s wedding photography in Ripon soon. It’s really busy just now!