Your Yorkshire Wedding - March/April 2023 (Issue 59)

ELSIEBEE PHOTOGRAPHY Prices? £950 – £1,850 “I’m a qualified nurse and took up photography as a hobby,” says Halifax’s Lindsay Oates. “I trained with a wedding photographer in Sheffield, who took me along as his second shooter. I quickly caught the bug, setting up my own business eight years ago – and haven’t looked back since! My style is described as candid; plus I’m a pretty straight forward person, which is reflected in my work. I try to keep my shots as natural as possible, keeping posing to a minimum. Quite often, a couple’s favourite image isn’t one of those planned – it’s usually something unexpected! Just remember to have fun, laugh a lot, and let your hair down, and that ‘perfect shot’ will naturally follow.” JOHN HOPE PHOTOGRAPHY Prices? £400 – £4,000 “I’d always been a keen amateur, giving wedding photography a try as my previous career wasn’t going anywhere,” says Leeds’ John Hope. “I shot a couple of weddings for friends of friends and built a website, networking and learning anything and everything I could. I’ve been doing this for 13 years now, shooting relaxed documentary and awesome portraits, all of which are focused on the fun and emotions at a good wedding. I strongly believe your big day is all about the people – and that’s fundamental to my approach. Sure, I’ll grab some detailed shots along the way, but the primary focus is capturing little moments, big emotions and personalities, as part of telling the story of your day.” ROBERT CARTER PHOTOGRAPHY Prices? £395 – £2,295 “Photography has been in my family for a couple of generations,” explains Barnsley’s Robert Carter. “I started studying photography at college, setting up my business 17 years ago. I describe my work as documentary/candid with a few posed shots, aiming to make them relaxed and natural, rather than you just looking down my camera and smiling. I love the fact I can capture your special day in my own unique way, passing on memories you will cherish forever – plus I’m a drone pilot, which allows me to get some stunning aerial shots! I’m still in touch with a lot of my past couples, who sing my praises and are forever grateful of the moments I’ve captured.” 54