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Well hello there! Let me wish you a very Happy New Year indeed!

I hope 2017 was kind to you. It certainly was a fun one for my eleventh year in wedding photography! As well as being lucky enough to be flown out for a wedding at the Elixir resort on the East Coast of Ibiza this summer, I’ve journeyed the length and breadth of England photographing all kinds of lovely weddings. I’ve shot village marquee weddings in Norfolk, barn weddings in the Cotswolds, stately home weddings as all over North Yorkshire. I’ve ventured into deepest East Yorkshire to shoot at new venues  and even braved a country pub wedding on the wrong side of the Pennines in Lancashire ;). My couples have bared their hearts and souls and it’s been an absolute pleasure wrapping up each wedding story with my signature blend of laid-back portraits, stunning details and timeless moments.

So before I bed down and hibernate through January, it’s been great fun to dig through the years weddings and post a retrospective of my favourite images. As always, there’s been laughter, tears, high 5s, smooches and a tonne of confetti! And as with last years highlights post (which you can view here) I’ve structured this post as I do the highlights blogs I post for every wedding – in the order that the day unfolds.

This isn’t an ego post to show off my most ‘artistic’ work to my peers, it’s an insight into the actual (and hopefully ‘timeless’) story I try to create at every wedding. It also therefore serves as a great way for me to show my photographic approach and what I look for and strive to capture at weddings. So if you like what you see here and are looking for a photographer for your own wedding, don’t hesitate to make contact here to discuss your big day!

It was a right mission to trim down the highlights from this years 40 weddings into a manageable post, so without further adieu – let me present the Barnaby Aldrick Wedding Photography 2017 highlights…

cotswolds wedding photography

Nice to start with one of my trademark confetti bombs from Rach & Rich’s wedding in the beautifully named Lower Slaughter in the Cotswolds…

Uk and Destination Wedding Photography

I’m so lucky to travel around to such wonderful places in my work, and it’s an important part of my photography to ‘set the scene’ with dramatic establishing shots like these.  I really feel it adds a sense of context to flow of the story.

Middleton Lodge Wedding Photographer, Richmond Yorkshire Wedding

I also love to try and layer up a photograph, even a detail shot of the dress like this with story, such as seeing both the bride and groom’s mothers admiring it from across the room at Middleton Lodge, near Richmond.

Hyde Barn wedding photographer

It was fun hanging with these ladies! I’ve now shot three of the girls weddings in this pic and it was great reuniting with this group.

Wedding Shoes at Priory Cottages in YorkshireBridal make up photograph, Rudding Park

The morning preparations are a great time to try and capture beautiful little moments like these…

Flower Girl Wedding Photography, Woodman Inn ThunderbridgeBride and dog wedding photograph, Dog wedding neck sign

I’m always happy to see a dog involved in a wedding story too! Having one myself, I know they’re like a family member!

Morning preparation wedding photographs, Ibiza

I love the image of a veiled, made-up bride feeding her little lad before things get real!

I so often shoot alongside a second shooter to document the guys side of the story while I’m with the girls.

I’ve been lucky enough to join forces with loads of pro shooter pals through the year, but props go to my ‘go-to’ wingman Hamish Irvine, who’s done a cracking job delivering ace images this year like these…

Groomsmen team shot, Crow Hill Wedding in MarsdenGroomsmen morning preparations, groomsmen playing snooker, Middleton LodgeGroomsmen walking, Boar's Head Pub wedding Ripley, Ripley Castle Wedding Photography

I love documentary frames like this, of relaxed chaps walking from the Boar’s Head to Ripley Castle

Wedding morning preparations, The Pheasant at Harome Wedding photography

I love the image above of Katie getting into her dress at the Pheasant in Harome. It was my first wedding of 2017 and was a great way to ease into the year!

Creative North East Wedding Photography, Newcastle Wedding, The Baltic Wedding Gateshead

This hair spray lit by shafts of sun looks kinda special, in the hotel overlooking the Baltic Gallery where Jen + Dan got married.

Indian Wedding Photographer based in Yorkshire, Priory Cottages Wedding Photography

The traditional Indian details in Preet’s dress and outfit at their wedding at Priory Cottages near Wetherby looked unbelievable!

Bridal Wedding Preparations, Yorkshire Wedding Photography

I’m always looking to capture natural moments like this cheeky little face at Sarah’s wedding at Rudding Park.

Sandburn Hall York Wedding PhotographyHyde Barn Wedding Cotswolds

I don’t half shoot some beautiful brides, hey?

Beautiful bridal preparations, Middleton Lodge wedding photography, Priory Cottages wedding photography, Crow Hill Marsden wedding photography

Those minutes after all the panic of getting into the dress in time, lead to all kinds of lovely moments – like these frames above at Middleton Lodge, Crow Hill in Marsden and The Priory near Wetherby.

Yorebridge House Wedding Photography

This was a fun way of getting dad into the room at Kaz + Phil’s wedding at Yorebridge House.

Father and Daughter Wedding day photograph

Look at that adorable face!

Marquee in a farm Wedding Photography

It’s so lovely when you capture a beautiful, respectful moment like this, honouring all the hard work mum put into getting Aimee to this place.

Rudding Park Bridesmaids Wedding Photography

It’s great to get a few quick, relaxed ‘team bride’ shots before diving off for the ceremony, like this one of Emma and her girls at Rudding Park.

Indian Wedding Photography at Priory Cottages near Wetherby Yorkshire

Just look at all the magic detail and colours in this pic! Amazing.

Headlam Hall Wedding Photography

Nicola + her dad head down the grand staircase at Headlam Hall in Darlington

Fun wedding signBeautiful and fun wedding photographs, Shustoke Farm Barns

I adore grandad’s comic expression in this pic!

Bridal entrance wedding photographBridal entrance wedding photographBridesmaids adjusting the wedding dressEmotional Groom Wedding Photograph, The Inn at Whitewell

Here’s a perfect example of when two pairs of eyes are better than one!

It was great to be in position at the front to capture Connor taking a deep breath before Jen walked in…

Bridal Entrance Wedding Photograph, The Inn at Whitewell

…then Hamish caught the perfect reverse angle of him looking up the aisle at his blushing bride.

Bridal entry wedding photograph, Shustoke farm barns, Coleshill wedding photographer

Sometimes I’m witness to wonderful emotional moments up there at the front, like this teary double-take from Anne + Steve’s wedding at Shustoke Farm Barns

Ibiza Wedding Photography, Elixir Resort wedding IbizaNewcastle Wedding Photography, Gateshead wedding photographer

Go on Jen + Dan!

Norfolk garden village wedding

Alice + Adam were played down the aisle by their musical pals

Shropshire Wedding Photography, Alderford Lake WeddingYorebridge House Wedding Photography

Confetti moments are my favourite! Sometimes I like the runway type throw, like these ones…

Norfolk wedding photographyChevin Country Lodge Wedding Photography, Otley Chevin Wedding Photographer

And other times I like the all-at-once confetti bomb – like with Jess and Jon above at Chevin Country Park Hotel – or even taking a view from above like at Nat + Andy’s wedding below at Priory Cottages

Wedding Confetti Photographs, Priory Cottages YorkshireFlower Girl wedding photographEmotional Wedding photographs, Pheasant Harome Wedding Photography

While I rock the groups & portraits, my second shooters skulk around looking for fun documentary moments like these…

Documentary wedding photography, Village Hall Wedding Reception, Norfolk Wedding PhotographerPriory Cottages Wetherby Bridal GroupshotWedding Table Tennis

Being a fan of the ol’ Ping Pong, it was fab to see table tennis at Kath + Tom’s wedding at Saltmarshe Hall this summer!

Wedding Child funpage boy beer, Fun wedding photograph, cute page boy wedding photograph

This little frame from Becki McPhilips, is one of my favourite second shooter shots of the year!

It’s too perfect!

Destination Wedding Photography, Elixir Resort in Ibiza

And so onto my fave portraits!

I could hardly miss, shooting in the glorious sunshine with the beautiful Selina + Gareth at the Elixir resort on the East Coast of Ibiza this summer

Wedding Portait, Sandburn Hall wedding PhotographyWedding couple at Middleton Lodge,Richmond Yorkshire wedding, Middleton Lodge WeddingWedding photography Berties Elland Yorkshire

I love a bit of relaxed laughter in my portraits, which is why it helps to have done a round of practice pics at a pre-shoot before the wedding.

I think it’s one of the keys to getting such fun relaxed photos of my lovely couples.

Wedding photography at The Woodman Inn, Yorkshire Wedding Photographer

Fab to use the magic autumn colours in the background of Kerry + Jonny’s wedding at The Woodman Inn in the excellently named Thunderbridge!

Alderford Lake Shropshire Wedding photography

Loving the boat scene in this timeless portrait of Steph + Joe wedding at Alderford Lake in Shropshire

Priory Cottages Yorkshire Wedding Photography

I’ve shot many a smooch in front of this old Priory Cottages doorway!

Village Wedding Photography couple portraitBeautiful Wedding portraits, Newcastle Baltic Gallery Wedding, Gateshead Baltic Wedding PhotographerWedding Photography at Waterton park, Wood Hall Wedding Photography, Rudding Park wedding

It doesn’t have to be sunny to capture lovely portraits, but as with these Kirsty + Anthony’s wedding at Waterton Park near Wakefield and Sarah + Graham’s wedding at Rudding Park in Harrogate, it helps!

Leeds City Centre wedding photography

I love how these wall braces look like big kisses at Ben + Angela’s wedding around The Midnight Bell in Holbeck in Leeds city centre

Rudding Park Wedding Photography portraitNewburgh Priory Wedding Photography

It’s all about mum photobombs and regal blazing fireside portraits at Newburgh Priory!

Denton Hall Ilkley wedding photography, Classic everyone wedding groupshot

Most photographers hate groupshots, but I love doing them proud! In the 11 years I’ve done wedding photography, I’d like to think I’ve got them down to an art form like this one at Denton Hall

Amazing Wedding groupshot, Waterton Park Wedding Photography

Especially when it comes to doing something a bit interesting with the wedding party!

Inventive Wedding photography groupshot, Middleton Lodge Richmond Wedding Photography

Why go for boring lines of people when you can mix it up?

Fun Wedding photography group shot, Hyde Barn in Cotswolds, Cotswolds Wedding Photographer

…and pull silly faces?

Destination Wedding Photographs, Elixir Resort Ibiza wedding

Or even make them a bit different?

Bridal bouquet toss, Crow Hill wedding Marsden

I secretly always want to see one of those rugby line-out player lifts during the confetti toss!

The Priory Wedding Barn Yorkshire, Priory Cottages Wedding Photography WetherbyEmotional groom wedding speech moment

Speeches are a great time to catch natural moments of fun and emotion…

Hazlewood castle Wedding Photography, Wedding Speech

Fist pumps well deserved at Kath & Paul’s Wedding at Hazlewood Castle!

The Baltic in Gateshead, Newcastle Wedding PhotographerConga Line at The Inn at Whitewell, Howard Wing MC, Lancashire wedding Photographer

Nothing like a conga line at a wedding, like this one at Jen + Connors wedding at the Inn at Whitewell!

Wedding pinata

It was fun to see a proper wedding piñata this year too!

Wedding heart pinata fun photograph

It took a right battering!

Singing groom, Aspire Wedding Venue, Leeds city Centre wedding venue

At my very last wedding of 2017 – just a few days from the end of December wedding at Aspire in Leeds City Centre – it was hilarious to hear the groom lead his choir of buddies in a reworked version of Dolly’s ‘Jolene’ to his wife ‘Jo Lee’!

Hedlam Hall Darlington wedding

Evening portraits can be a bit of fun with some flash action, like this almost artificial looking bridge portrait of Nicola + Liam at Headlam Hall!

Wedding Photography at Shustoke Farm Barns, Rain backlit wedding photo portrait

And even rain can be our friend with a bit of flash!

First dance photographs, Confetti cake cut, Denton Hall, Shustoke Farm Barns

First dance is a lovely time to capture some epic moments too, even once the floor’s invaded by the friends and family…

Goldsborough Hall Wedding Photography, First DanceFirst Dance wedding photography, Priory Cottages YorkshireEmotional wedding photography, Wedding Photography dance, Rudding Park wedding Yorkshire

A moment to treasure for Emma, dancing with her dear grandad.

Goldsborough Hall Wedding Photography, First Dance

And finally, after fireworks have finished, the dancing’s well and truly underway and at least one groomsman has a tie round his head, it’s great to get a final evening portrait before hitting the road, like this one off Jo + James at Goldsborough Hall!

Wedding photographer Barnaby Aldrick

So here’s a big thank you to my second shooters – and in particular my homie Hamish for his assistance tag teaming this year – and to all the wonderful couples who’ve trusted me to document their weddings across 2017!

It’s truly an honour to do what I’ve now been doing for 11 years… and if you’ve booked me for your wedding in 2018, bring it on!

If you’re interested in getting in touch to discuss me shooting your big day, check my availability by contacting me here.

I hope you have a fantastic 2018 guys, and thanks for reading!



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