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Colin Murdoch Studio

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Natural, relaxed, creative wedding and portrait photography from a husband and wife team based in Skipton, North Yorkshire. Serving Yorkshire, Lancashire and the UK.
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Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
We’re Colin and Heather, and as a husband and wife team ourselves, we know how special your wedding day is to you. Every wedding and each couple are unique, so we like to get to know both of you and your likes and dislikes, so that we can create a photography experience that is totally you. The two of us work closely together to take photographs that tell the story of your wedding day in an inobtrusive, natural style that captures moments as they happen, as well as creating some beautiful, natural portraits of the two of you to treasure in the years to come. We believe that your wedding photos grow more valuable over time as they are one of the few tangible products you can cherish from that day. When your wedding is over, you should have a beautiful set of photographs to look back on, showing the love and happiness shared between you and the people closest to you. We’d love to tell your story...from emotions to moments and all the little details in between. Please visit our website to see more of our work and learn more about working with us. Have questions? Please share as many details as you can with us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. We’re based in Skipton, North Yorkshire and cover wedding photography in Skipton, Leeds, Harrogate, York and the Yorkshire Dales, as well as throughout Yorkshire, Lancashire and further afield. In fact, we’ll go anywhere for a good wedding, all you have to do is ask us!

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Name of Wedding Contact: Heather Murdoch
If I can answer any questions or help in any way, please don't hesitate to drop me a line or give me a call. I'd love to hear from you and look forward to hearing all about your wedding plans!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Heather Murdoch
Married in June 2018
June 2018
You were both wonderful and an absolute pleasure to be around.
We just wanted to say thank you to you and Colin. You were both wonderful and an absolute pleasure to be around. Thank you for helping us out with everything. If anyone ...
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Phil & Amy
Married in August 2017
January 2018
...absolutely overjoyed with the photos...
“We love the packaging [the USB] arrived in and are absolutely overjoyed with the photos. We've spent a good few hours flicking through them and showing friends and famil...
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Katy & Liam
Married in July 2017
January 2018
...wanted to say how amazing the photos are...
“We just wanted to say how amazing the photos are. We love every single one and they truly capture the day exactly how we wanted! We can't stop looking at them! A few pe...
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Sinead & David
Married in June 2017
September 2017
Thank you for the beautiful photos...
“Thank you both for the beautiful photos you took of our wedding. They are exactly as we wanted—informal, and provide some great memories of what was an unforgettable day...
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Kelsey & David
Married in June 2017
September 2017
We absolutely love the pictures...
“We absolutely love the pictures, everyone does, it's like reliving the day all over again! They are perfect!”
Adele & Martin
Married in May 2017
September 2017
The photographs are amazing...
“Thank you very much - the photographs are amazing!! We love them all! They capture the day brilliantly & have shown us some bits we either forgot or simply didn't see!”
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Skipton, North Yorkshire, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

The most memorable weddings for us, are always those where the couple have a relaxed, fun vibe surrounding the day. Weddings are about the two of you celebrating with family and friends in a way that suits you best.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Relaxed, natural, creative, documentary, romantic.

What about your business are you most proud of?

We've worked very hard to build a business from the ground up. We moved to Yorkshire in 2012 without knowing a soul, and now have a successful business with around 50% of our bookings coming from referrals from previous couples and other suppliers we've worked with. So we're quite proud of the job we're doing! :)

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

Don't try to fit too many activities into your day. Keep things simple and relaxed--that way you'll have time to really enjoy it. Oh, and make time for photography if it's important to you. Photos will be all you have left in years to come, so ask your photographer for advice and if they come running to you on the day, telling you how magical the light is as the sun's going down--go with them straightaway! Magic light=magic photos and it very often doesn't last long in the UK! ;)

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

We love dogs (we have a mini dachshund ourselves) so we love it when dogs are included at the wedding (sometimes as a ringbearer!) But we've also seen cats in bowties, and even tortoises holding the rings...pets are part of the family too, so it's lovely to include them.

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

I don't think there is one magic photo. Every wedding and every couple are different and it's about capturing you and your partner's personalities, rather than recreating the same photo again and again.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Embrace the rain. You can't go back and do your wedding day over again so just go with it. Make sure you have a pair of wellies if you're somewhere muddy, and an umbrella (although we always have these too) and get out there for at least a little bit. Some of the most memorable images we have are from rainy days. But we can also do things inside at your venue if needs be, too.

Describe how you got into photography.

Colin has always worked in photography to some degree. With a Fine Arts degree, he comes from an artistic and design background and worked commercially for many years, as well as exhibiting in art galleries in his spare time. Heather came from a business background, but had a great creative eye for photography so it made sense for us to work together. We relocated in 2012 and decided to specialise in people--mainly weddings but also portrait photography, and we haven't looked back since!