Andy Withey Photography
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I'm a documentary wedding photographer, based in Leeds, and working throughout the UK.
Pricing & Costs
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Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
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!
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Karen and Clive
Married in September 2018
The photos are fab
The photos are fab Andy, thank you so much.
Merita and Richard
Married in December 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 ...
Neal and Jo
Married in September 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...
Joanne and Phil
Married in October 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 ...
Pete and Jemma
Married in June 2018
We couldn't have been more delighted
We got married on June 1st and chose Andy as our photographer and we couldn't have been more delighted with his work and professionalism. He captured everything just as w...
Married in August 2017
I love the photos!
Thank you so much, I love the photos!
Press & Awards
Accreditations / Associations (2)
Guild of Photographers
This is Reportage
Preferred Supplier List
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.