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I shoot weddings with 'more awesome'. I want to show my couples how they loved and were loved. TWIA 2015 winner, Junebug Weddings 'best of the best' 2016, Master of Wedding Awards winner.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£3000
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Photo Booth Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
I have the best job in the world. I get to hang out with awesome couples on the greatest day of their lives. There is nothing I would rather being doing. The images I create show the world who you are. For me, Wedding photography is about more than just one day. It’s about capturing your relationship and love for each other and of all those close to you. I want to show who you are, how you felt, how you loved and how much you are loved. Your photographs will be unique. I'm a storyteller who will capture your day in a natural documentary style, I don't direct the day or ask for you to stand in arkward poses. Most of the time you will forget i'm there. What makes my work stand out is empathy. I want get to know you, your family and guests and capture them as you know them. Their emotions, their personality, and ultimately their love for you. I see things others may miss. I see frames in what others may overlook, and i’m quite nifty with lighting! I like to be a bit creative and together we can make images that will blow you away. I offer a range of packages, but what all include is unlimited hours, only that way can I truly tell your story. I'm often the first to arrive in the morning and the last on the dance floor. All couples get access to high-resolution digital files, a slideshow of their day and the options of adding high-quality bespoke albums. I also offer a second photographer for larger weddings or those a bit more logistically complex. Pre-wedding, or post wedding shoots are also available. I shoot a third of my weddings across the world, so if you are thinking of a destination wedding - get in touch.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Andy Gaines
If you are after wedding photography with a touch more awesome, then look no further! Choosing the right wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make about your wedding, i could be that guy. Drop me an email, give me a call and we can chat more.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2011
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(16)
Aoe and Alex
Married in June 2017
April 2017
Andy and his work are out of this world!
We just knew we had to have Andy as our photographer after seeing him at a friends wedding and the images he delivered to them. He made us so relaxed and made everything so simple. The images he delivered are out of this world!
Sophie and Stu
Married in May 2017
April 2017
Andy Gaines is like a photo taking ninja Mick Jagger.
We just knew we had to have Andy. We felt very relaxed all day and it's amazing how many photos we got back, especially seeing as Andy was never in your face. We also like the quirky 'not weddingy' shots too, which Andy is great at. He's like a ninja photo taking Mick Jagger!
Alexander
Married in July 2016
July 2016
We found out about Andy through another photographer...
We found out about Andy through another photographer and checked out his pictures online and were immediately blown away by the quality and how artful the pictures were. Andy was easy to deal with pre wedding and amazing on the day. His style was very non invasive and to get natural shots of people. He also took us away for a couple of private sessions which were really special. The pictures have all come out sensationally and left us with so many amazing memories. the video he did - amazing!
Sarah
Married in June 2016
June 2016
Andy was a dream to have to capture our day...
Andy was a dream to have to capture our day. He managed to get so many different angles and great shots I'm not sure how he did it! He's a true professional and will get stuck in to get the perfect picture. He even let me spit a mint out into his hand at one point! Our friends and family loved all the pictures and were amazed that he did a mammoth 16 hour day of shooting! I would recommend him to every couple, his personality and passion is a rare find to the wedding industry!
Louise
Married in June 2016
June 2016
Andy was the very best decision we made for our...
Andy was the very best decision we made for our wedding. I have to give full credit to my handsome hubby who found Andy and whilst he wasn't concerned about many details for the big day, he was adamant it had to be Andy, I quote I will sell my kidney if I need to in order to book this guy". Anyway we got him he was the best bringing his ninja stealth qualities and unparallelled coolness to the day! The photos are stunning we couldn't be happier! Andy is even more awesome than we imagined!"
Gavin
Married in June 2016
June 2016
We heard so many stories from friends that had not...
We heard so many stories from friends that had not quite received the. Service and expertise, along with quality from their wedding Photograoher, so we were so keen to get it right - Andy was amazing yo say the least, from a 7am arrival through to a 2am finish, he captured every key moment of our wedding day. Some of the images he captured go beyond any of our expectations and we're so glad that we had the opportunity to have him as our Photograoher - he's world class!
Location & Contact Details

Address

York, North Yorkshire, England

Travel Notes

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Press & Awards
(5)

Industry Awards (3)

TWIA 2015 - Best Wedding Photographer
Masters of Wedding Photography Winner
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

My own of course!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Creative, natural, empathetic, artistic, awesome.

What about your business are you most proud of?

The fact that not only do couples love the images I create, the love how I run my business and connect with them and stay in touch. We are in it together from the start.

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

Think what matters to you. Styles change but people are what really matter.

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

Where the couple got childhood photo's of all the guests, including me as the photograoher!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I want to find out more about my couples and get to know them. Once booked, I send my surival guide with useful information. I'm always on hand for a chat/Skype and am happy to answer any questions/make recommendations throughout the planning. After the wedding, we often stay in touch!

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

Of the people who matter most to them.

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

Most of my couples don't ask for particular shots, they allow me to wait for moments to make themselves. However, one couple wanted to climb the rocks to the top of a cliff whilst I stayed below!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Nothing in particular - rain makes awesome pictures!

Describe how you got into photography.

I was always into photography as a child. After spending my 20s in bands touring the UK and Europe, I picked up a camera again and was hooked. I love the use of framing and creative ways to use light. I'm always experimenting and improving.