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Chris Hughes Photography

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From the bridal preparations to your first dance, many months or even years preparing for your wedding day comes down to just one special day
Pricing & Costs

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Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on DVD
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-Minute Orders
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
Hi, I'm Chris. I’m a wedding photographer based in Bishop Auckland, County Durham in the North East of England. From the bridal preparations to your first dance, many months or even years preparing for your wedding day comes down to just one special day. A wedding day can be busy, and sometimes moments of your day pass by too quickly. You need a wedding photographer to capture one of the most amazing days of your lives to keep those memories fresh in your mind forever. Here at Chris Hughes Photography, we know that some couples may be having a large wedding at a large venue, and others a smaller private wedding at a Registry Office, your wedding is special to you, and we can provide a package suitable for all budgets. All of my wedding photography packages include a pre-wedding consultation so that we can discuss your specific requirements. I can show you various examples of my work so that you can decide what style you desire. All packages come with a USB stick presented in a wooden box of your images with reproduction rights.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Chris
Hi and welcome to Chris Hughes Photography. Firstly, congratulations on your engagement and happy wedding planning. I pride myself on providing perfection at an affordable price. A good photographer doesn't have to cost the earth and hopefully after seeing my sample images you will fall in love with my photos. I look forward to discussing your requirements. Regards


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Danielle and Chris
Married in October 2018
December 2018
Absolutely amazing
Can’t thank this man enough for the memories I can now treasure forever of the most amazing day of our lives. Every single picture I’ve received is amazing. Value for mon...
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Gerard & Tracey
Married in February 2017
September 2018
excellent service fab photos
Thank you so much for being part of our special day excellent service fab photos , would highly recommend
John & Donna
Married in September 2017
September 2018
Chris is an exceptional photographer and very plea
Chris is an exceptional photographer and very pleasant. He was very professional and we have booked him for another one of our families wedding, and upcoming family chris...
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John & Clare
Married in September 2016
September 2018
definitely use again and recommend him to friends
Chris responded quickly to my advert about the cost of photos for my wedding and he also gave me a competitive price for my package. Chris did a home visit to discuss my ...
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Antony & Becky
Married in December 2016
September 2018
they have captured the day perfectly
I can't thank Chris enough for our wedding photos. We called him a month before our wedding and he was really happy to help. He Came around for a consultation to find out...
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James & Rebecca
Married in February 2018
September 2018
He was very professional and polite
Chris was the photographer for mine and my wife's wedding. He was very professional and polite couldn't ask for a better service especially with such a reasonable cost.
Location & Contact Details


Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England

Nearest Town

Bishop Auckland

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1(M) 60 and 61

Nearest Train Station

Bishop Auckland

Nearest Airport

Durham Tees Valley

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Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, Emotive, Captivating, Colourful, Editorial

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my images

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

Always shop around and get samples of the suppliers work to make an informed decision. If possible try and get previous customers reviews.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I start by discussing dates for availability and then offer a consultation with the couple so that we can meet and get to know each other. I can show further samples of my work, wedding albums and find out the style of photography the couple would like including any special photos they would like. Some couples don't like their photo taken but still want a photographer to capture their special day and that is totally fine. I can still take the traditional family photos and the rest can be totally natural in the moment. A lot of couples I have worked with have said they didn't even realise I was there. Once the photos are ready I will mail out the USB stick in a lovely wooden presentation box.

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

The first kiss as a married couple

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

Make sure I get photos of the bride & groom's dog in his tuxedo

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Umbrellas and lots of them. Seriously if you do have a wet day thats not a problem, my equipment is weatherproof and we can still get some amazing images either in the rain or indoors.

Describe how you got into photography.

I have always loved taking photos from when I was little. I gradually improved my skills and cameras and started taking photos of family and friends events and from there launched my own business.

Bridebook Benefits

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