Mr Andy Gaines

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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.
Details
Products and Services
Back-up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo booth Available
Photo Printing
Pre-wedding Consultation
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums
Photography Style
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £3000
Reviews
(14)
Andy was amazing...
Nov 2015
Happily married
Andy was amazing! From our very first Skype chat, he completely understood what we did and didn't want, even when we were unsure ourselv... 

Andy is a fantastic photographer...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Andy is a fantastic photographer and really captured the essence of our day. Looking through the photographs in the months after our wed... 

We were so pleased Andy was available to shoot our...
May 2016
Happily married
We were so pleased Andy was available to shoot our wedding, his work is stunning and once booked I knew we had nothing to worry about as... 

Andy was amazing on our big day...
May 2016
Happily married
Andy was amazing on our big day, there was no stress, everything ran smoothly and the way he took photos blew our minds. When he made a ... 

Andy is clearly a very talented photographer...
Nov 2015
Happily married
Andy is clearly a very talented photographer and he really captured our weeding day. He was always incredibly friendly and did exactly w... 

Andy was a pleasure to deal with from start to...
Mar 2016
Happily married
Andy was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. He was exceedingly helpful, friendly, immediately responsive and enthusiastic. He... 

We chose our date based on Andy's availability...
Oct 2015
Happily married
We chose our date based on Andy's availability - his photos speak for themselves and not one person hasn't gawped at how pefectly the mo... 

Andy was the very best decision we made for our...
Jun 2016
Happily married
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 wa... 

We found out about Andy through another photographer...
Jul 2016
Happily married
We found out about Andy through another photographer and checked out his pictures online and were immediately blown away by the quality ... 

Andy was a dream to have to capture our day...
Jun 2016
Happily married
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'... 

We heard so many stories from friends that had not...
Jun 2016
Happily married
We heard so many stories from friends that had not quite received the. Service and expertise, along with quality from their wedding Phot... 

Andy made our day special from start to finish...
May 2016
Happily married
Andy made our day special from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble, even ferrying us from one venue to the next when things we... 

Booking Andy for our wedding was one of the best...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Booking Andy for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made, his photos have blown us away, he totally understood what it was we ... 

From the moment we saw the portfolio on his website...
Apr 2016
Happily married
From the moment we saw the portfolio on his website we knew that Andy was a very skilled photographer and that he would be able to captu... 

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
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    1
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Photos
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Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • York, North Yorkshire, England
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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 #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 #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.
Bridebook benefits
  • Bridebook Gift: Secret gift