Emily & Kev

A Wedding at Home in Todmorden

When Emily and Kev approached me to shoot their wedding in our home town of Todmorden it was always going to be special. I was married in Todmorden Town Hall, too, and my documentary style of wedding photography was just what they wanted. With the prospect of going up to Bridestones Rocks for a sunset shoot all I had to do was order the weather for the day.

Documentary Photography at Tod Town Hall

The plan was simple. Capture the preparations at home, the marriage ceremony at Todmorden Town Hall and then back to the house for a chilled summer style wedding party – all shot naturally. Emily and Kev were at home together with children Clara and Finn to start the day and after a spin of the bridesmaids’ dresses it was off to Todmorden Town Hall. Dogs were all part of the day and The ‘Bark Times’ told of Emily and Kev’s tale (or “tail’!) so far. A few happy tears later and a quick portrait on the stairs of Tod Twon Hall it was home for the party.

A Wedding Party at Home

And so to home. The dogs, the cakes, the buffet, the ice cream and a wonderfully intimate wedding party were all waiting to share good times in the afternoon sun. As a wedding photographer I love to feel part of the day and just blend in like a guest. Capturing those candid moments makes the story of the wedding day that much more genuine. A speech or two, some family shots and the smashing of the piñata later we were ready to chase the sunset.

Sunset Wedding Photography

It was on. The sun was going to set in clear(ish) skies. My style of photography blends documentary with natural portraiture. There was no need to pose Emily and Kev. They walked as I shot and with the help of a little creative flash set up danced on the rocks before sitting together to watch the sun go down. Perfect.

If you like my style of wedding photography at then I’d love to hear from you!

couple holding hands
walking down the road together
face to face in the sunlight
kiss on a bridge