Traveling all the way from Lincolnshire I photographed Natalie and Duncan’s wedding towards the end of 2016 at The Craigmar located in the Yorkshire dales. The Craigmar is a unique looking venue very much like a French chateau, perfect for an intimate wedding such as Natalie and Duncan’s.

Intimate weddings at the Craigmar.

We had pre-scouted the venue a few weeks before the wedding, Natalie and Duncan had highlighted a few areas they were interested in for their wedding photographs. The venue was located very close to where Natalie had grown up, with the River Wharf running very close to a family farm. One of the best stories Natalie told me while we were exploring the shores of the River – were the days when she and her sister would ride in a little dingy boat down the river on a hot summers day. This is something I really want to go back and try myself.

Yorkshire moors wedding photography

They chose to only invite a small group of people keeping everything very personal and special to them, the perfect amount of people to explore the full potential for photographs. My favourite part of the day was using the lower gardens for the full group photo and having the accessibility to stand above the little grotto/hideaway to get almost a Birdseye photo of everyone down below. Not many venues offer the chance to do this.

The whole style of the Craigmar had an extremely elegant feel to it – with the beautiful landscaped gardens we took the time after the ceremony to get some photos away from the guests.

The Devonshire Fell wedding photographer

One of the advantages of this venue was the local potential for photographs if you fancied something different to the gardens – just 10 minutes’ drive we were deep in the moors. While traveling from Craigmar to The Devonshire Fell’s we stopped off at moors just past Barden. The heather made for some epic wedding photograph’s.