Colin Murdoch Studio

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COVID-19 Update
We are still open and taking bookings for 2021 and beyond. We can also offer reduced coverage for small, intimate weddings taking place at any time. Do get in touch to check our availability!
Natural, relaxed, creative wedding and portrait photography from a husband and wife team based in Skipton, North Yorkshire. Serving Yorkshire, Lancashire and the UK.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1300
Details

Products and Services

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

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
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!

Personal Message from the Manager

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!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(14)
Alex & Angela
Married in November 2019
June 2016
You were both exactly what we had hoped for...
I must say a big thank you for the day. You were both brilliant and exactly what we had hoped for. We had the most wonderful day from start to finish and I am one zillion percent confident that you and Colin have captured some of that! I have just seen the piccies on Instagram! Just perfect! I will ensure to highly recommend you to anyone I hear of getting married!! Thanks again!
Matt & Catherine
Married in October 2019
June 2016
They are so natural and such good quality...
We ABSOLUTELY LOVE the photos! They’re exactly what we wanted - everyone has said they are so natural and such good quality...we just wanted to say a massive thank you to you both for everything you did on the day. Colin you seem to have made a lasting impression on our guests too...in a very good way! Everyone loved you haha! Thanks again!
Ben & Vicki
Married in September 2019
June 2016
Thanks for keeping up with us on the dance floor!
We just wanted to say a big thank you to you both for all your hard work. We had the best day of our lives and a lot of that was down to you two being incredibly patient and on hand to take all the photos we wanted and to keep us chilled out when things started to get a bit hectic! Thank you so much for the pictures we absolutely love them. It’s so nice being able to see moments from the wedding that we didn’t get to see ourselves, as well as the ones we did and just wanted to thank you again for your professionalism and great sense of humour. Been a pleasure getting to know you both and we’ll definitely be recommending you to anyone who needs a photographer in future. P.S. Colin - thanks for keeping up with us on the dance floor!
Christina & Tom
Married in August 2019
June 2016
You captured so many beautiful moments...
We wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did to help create our perfect day. You were always there beforehand to answer any question, no matter how small, and on the day you captured so many beautiful moments which have made us laugh out loud (and shed a little tear). We are so glad that you were part of our day, thank you so much.
Harry & Beanie
Married in August 2019
June 2016
They are everything we wanted and more...
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! We have just gone through the photographs and they are absolutely perfectly amazing. Every one either brought a tear to our eye or made us laugh. They are everything we wanted and more and we cannot thank you enough for them. You were amazing to have on the day and helped to make it the most special one that we could possibly imagine. Thanks again for being our photographers, you've captured everything we were hoping for and more! The photos really are amazing!
Sarah & Dan
Married in July 2019
June 2016
You have captured our special day perfectly...
We can't thank you enough for our wonderful wedding photos. You have captured our special day perfectly and we will treasure them forever. You put us at ease throughout the day and made it fun, even for Dan who hates having his picture taken usually!! The photos are amazing, thank you so much, we love them!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Skipton, North Yorkshire, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Skipton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Skipton

Nearest Airport

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FAQ
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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!