My life as a wedding photographer

You are probably wanting to know a little more about me?

Firstly, my name is Aden – nice to meet you! I’ve been working as a professional photographer for over 10 years now, but my hobby with cameras goes way back to my younger days.

The very first time I held a camera was at around the age of 10. My parents had always shown me family photos;  walking through Yorkshire, my Dad building his farm, me growing older from the tiny baby that I was. It was when I discovered a camera was the tool which captured these images my brain came to life with so many different emotions.   I wanted to do this myself.

My passion for wedding photography motivates me to deliver photographs you will be taking out for years to come to show your new family.  I want to be the person who captures those moments. Waking up every day knowing that’s what I do is such an incredible and powerful feeling, I feel extremely honored.   

My approach to creating these pieces of art is a little different to the usual way people run a business. There is a common rule you should never treat a client as a friend, I break this rule and believe every single client is a new friend in my life. I want it to be personal, as I want to take my time to understand who you are. Psychology plays a huge part in reading who is on the other side of the lens.  It’s this little touch of getting to know you beforehand which will make your photographs so unique; it’s you, you are the key.

Lincolnshire wedding photographer Aden Priest sitting on a rock

"It's who you are, that's what makes a great photo"

Wedding experience, literally.

Away from photography, I have a beautiful lady in my life, she’s called Sam. We married in 2015 at The Samling in the Lake District, we chose to have a small wedding with just close family. Living a wedding on the other side of the lens gave me a whole new appreciation for photography. As a photographer you never stop learning and not only did I marry an incredible woman, I also took a step forward in progression of my photography.

Image credit : Christopher Ian Photography


Aden came with us for our location wedding in Croatia. The results are fantastic. He spent time learning the kind of pictures we wanted and at the time he worked restlessly to get the perfect results. We are so pleased with the photos and they really take us back to the excitement and emotions of our special day. I would highly recommend him for his professionalism and committed work ethic. The results are so beautiful with many lovely, natural moments captured so well.

Absolutely over the moon with our wedding photos from Aden. A true professional who made us feel at ease from our first meeting, through our engagement shoot and our wedding day. I can comfortably recommend Aden and would suggest that if you are considering wedding photography you meet with him and see if his style is what you are looking for, he will be open and honest about what he does. Once again, we are delighted and would like to thank Aden for telling the story of our wedding day through his excellent photography.

The pictures are amazing!!! We’ve spent god knows how long flicking through them. We are seriously struggling which one we should blow up large on the wall as they are ALL amazing, I can’t stop looking at them, you have some very very happy clients.

I cannot recommend Aden enough to my friends and family and also to every couple that enquires with us at Cleatham Hall. He is a lovely person to know and to work with and his work is as always, stunning. A hugely talented photographer and a partner at Cleatham Hall.

Kristian & Elizabeth, Clumber park engagement

Thankyou so much for yesterday at clumber park was a pleasure to meet you. Love the pictures you’ve put up and cant wait for rest. Your very talented and professional I loved how in the moment I felt and got memorised by kris eyes I forgot you was there on some occasions (mushy!). You made me feel so comfortable before and during which I love as Im not the best to capture.

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