Andy Withey Photography

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I'm a documentary wedding photographer, based in Leeds, and working throughout the UK.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1050
Details

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
Being a documentary photographer means I photograph weddings in unobtrusive and observational way. I slip into the background and create images of the bride and groom being themselves with all their friends and family. By the end of the day, all the images come together to create a visual story of how the day has unfolded for people to refer back to in years to come. I prefer this style of photography, as I think people's real character and personality come out a lot more than standing in front of a camera and posing. Of course weddings are an ideal time to get pictures with friends and family, so I factor these into most weddings as well. However for most of the day, you probably won't even relise I'm around and you can just get on with enjoying the day!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2016
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Catherine Hoodless
Married in June 2019
February 2018
We couldn’t be happier with the photos
Andy was our wedding photographer 2 weeks ago and we couldn’t be happier with the photos he took. He really captured the joy and fun that was had on the day with lots of amazing in the moment photos. He’s a really nice guy, very professional and we can’t believe how quickly we’ve got the pictures back. Thank you so much!
Georgia and Carl
Married in May 2019
February 2018
Andy captured our wedding perfectly.
Andy captured our wedding perfectly. We wanted someone to photograph our day as it happened (rather than have a photographer comanding posed shots!) and Andy did this wonderfully. He caught the spirit of the day from start to finish and got gorgeous photos of all the key moments. Would absolutely recommend.
Merita and Richard
Married in December 2018
February 2018
We feel so lucky to have had Andy as our wedding p
We feel so lucky to have had Andy as our wedding photographer. Andy is very professional and so friendly. We all felt comfortable and got along great with Andy. We are extremely happy to have the moments he has captured so beautifully to remember our special day by. We very much love all the photos! We are just so pleased with his work and would highly recommend him! Many, many thanks again Andy for our beautiful wedding photographs! Merita and Richard
Joanne and Phil
Married in October 2018
February 2018
Such a super talented photographer who i will reco
Couldn't recommend Andy enough, fantastic pictures and such a great guy. Every one of his pictures really captured our special day. He blended into the background though the entire day and captured some AMAZING pictures which really brought our day back. Such a super talented photographer who i will recommend to anyone. Thank again Andy!
Neal and Jo
Married in September 2018
February 2018
The photos taken on our wedding day were outstandi
I cannot recommend Andy highly enough. The photos taken on our wedding day were outstanding. A mixture of formal and "in the moment" images helped make a special day even more memorable. Andy is great to work with, not in the least pushy, and l wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
Karen and Clive
Married in September 2018
February 2018
The photos are fab
The photos are fab Andy, thank you so much.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Leeds

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Leeds

Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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Press & Awards
(7)

Accreditations / Associations (3)

This is Reportage
Guild of Photographers
Photographers Keeping It Real

Industry Awards (1)

FAQ
(7)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Probably Andrea and Neil’s wedding – my first! They had both seen my street photography and approached me about shooting their wedding with the same approach, just capturing the day as it unfolded. It was a fantastic wedding and real honour to be involved.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Observational. Natural. Storytelling. Unobtrusive. Fun.

What about your business are you most proud of?

Definitely the satisfaction people get from the pictures. Photographing weddings is hugely enjoyable and its a real honour to be a part of someone’s big day. Seeing the pleasure that people get from the pictures just adds to that!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Relax and enjoy it!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I once went to a party and the hired photographer produced little polaroid style prints of the party throughout the event. It was lovely and people really seemed to value it. So, I now produce little credit card prints of the ceremony and early stages of the day, and put them on display for people to look at during the reception.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Speeches...and how you and your guests react to them

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Umbrellas. Rain can provide challenges but some of the best wedding pictures I have seen are taken with the couple under an umbrella, with or without wellies on! As a photographer, it’s important to have cameras and lenses that are weather resistant particularly in the UK.