Introvert friendly - York Wedding Photographer
just Be yourselves!
YORK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Happy Otter Photography
celebrates and embraces the power of introverts of York (and Yorkshire!)
We are not shy,
or too quiet.
We are intelligent and fun, and confident.
…but we don’t really like to “smile for the camera”
Otters are sometimes introverts.
Otters are fun and playful.
And otters like the outdoors.
They don’t want to spend their wedding day posing.
They don’t want their guests waiting for photos when they could be having fun.
And they don’t want to be dragged away from people they haven’t seen in ages, to fail at being models.
What otters do want is a flipping good party for them and their loved ones!
York Wedding Photographer... A bit of an intro
A professional wedding photographer from York.
I have been photographing weddings throughout Yorkshire and the North East for ten years!
I’m easy to get on with, down-to-earth, nature-loving Yorkshire lass.
I’m an otter. And if you don’t like having your photo taken – you might be an otter too.
What are the otters all about?
Well, otters are introverts.
Don’t google it… it’s not exactly a fact.
I bought my first camera when I was 18, to photograph otters living behind my home on the river Ouse near York.
Otters are shy and elusive, but naturally playful creatures, and it took years of patience before I was lucky enough to observe one.
I watched as it caught a fish and happily played on the opposite bank of the river. It had no idea I was there.
Almost ten years later, I started photographing weddings.
I noticed people aren’t dissimilar to shy and elusive otters.
When they feel relaxed and unwatched… they reveal their natural behaviour and have such fun!
Otters can have beautiful wedding photos too.
Choosing the Best wedding photographer for you
Are you a bride or groom to be, searching through lists of the best wedding photographers in York, wondering how to choose the photographer most suited to capturing your big day when every photographer and their dog is telling you they are relaxed and unobtrusive?
Maybe you’re planning an elopement or destination wedding in York, a reception on the beach, or a traditional church ceremony.
Is candid photography best, or fine art? Natural light or flash photography? Wedding photojournalist, or storyteller?
Well worry not! I have a couple of simple questions to help you choose the best photographer for a wedding exactly like yours!
Question one: Do you enjoy posing for photos?
Question two: Is the most important thing about your wedding photographs how beautiful you look in your wedding dress?
If the answer to both those questions is “no” – consider me.
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What else do you need to know?
I certainly will (especially if it means I need to spend a night in a hotel room away from my kids)!
For example, I’ll travel down to Nottingham, over to Hull, Whitby, up to Newcastle, Carlisle, across to Manchester and in between to see you tie the knot. I’ll travel anywhere in Northern England (and sometimes the Scottish borders) to photograph weddings.
County Durham was my home for 8 years, so a I did a lot of my wedding photography in Durham. The county is so photogenic and has such stunning venues – including many castles. I love County Durham and regularly work as a Durham wedding photographer.
For wedding photography package pricing, please see my pricing page.
Everlasting love and happiness – bawk! I always include the digital files with my wedding photography packages, and I have options for wedding album and engagement photos – you can find out on my pricing page.
I’m already fully booked for May and August 2021, so please check my availability page to find out if I am available to capture your journey down the aisle.
Quite possibly! I have recently updated my website, and haven’t yet transferred over all my past wedding blogs, for the moment I have some posts of perfect weddings at York Registry Office, the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, St Olave’s Church, and The Principal Hotel in York (and a few more further afield).
I always try to meet up with my wedding couples at their venue to take a walk around and familiaralise myself with the space and light, so even if I’ve never photographed a marriage there before, there will be no issues!
A few wedding planning resources for you
With over ten years of experience photographing weddings I have picked up a fair few ideas, tips, insider info etc! So, as I’m a caring, sharing, pragmatic sort of person – I have put together a few wedding planning blogs. Although I’m mainly a York wedding photographer, most blogs are focussed on weddings in York and Yorkshire, there are also some useful blogs for anyone getting married further afield. There are real weddings, lists of venues, planning tips etc.
York Wedding Photographer | Happy Otter Photography | Real weddings in York
Katie and David chose a perfect wedding venue just 2 miles south of York – Middlethorpe Hall – a wonderfully restored and beautifully maintained national trust property with stunning grounds. Here is a selection of their wedding photos from their post lock-down September wedding.
You’ve made it to the bottom of the page.
I’m not really sure what to do with you, most people have moved on to another page by now.
I’m not going to dance for you. Maybe a little joke?
What’s the difference between a pizza and an otter?
A pizza doesn’t scream when you put it in the oven