North East & North Yorkshire Wedding Photographer

Middlesbrough, Darlington, Durham, Newcastle, York

Quick wedding info, just the headlines....

The most important information:

  • Bespoke service at no extra charge,

  • Wedding albums by, several, world leading suppliers,

  • Comprehensive album packages with digital images included,

  • New for 2021 - £350 with digital images, add extra hours, albums as wanted

  • Video coverage available ~ call about promotions & offers,

  • Coverage often: bridal preparations, ceremony & up to 21:00, included,

  • Affordably small deposit, £100, secures your wedding day exclusively for you.

  • £175 worth of, pre-wedding shoot, with all full-day wedding bookings, free of charge.

  • Wedding albums regularly delivered within 8 weeks of a wedding,

  • Approximately 500 digital images from a full wedding, delivered via download.

  • I don’t do small print; I try to show everything clearly, with options & full prices.


Wedding Photography Packages, Prices & Info PDF - click here to download

Paul Empson Photography, professional wedding photographer on the North Yorkshire & Durham borders.  Though the majority of my wedding assignments are in the North East, I love a little adventure & will happily travel to your little or lavish, shindig or soiree wherever your wedding celebrations may be.


I shoot a relaxed, natural reportage style allowing you to enjoy your wedding day celebrations with family & friends. With just a little of your time we can also create some iconic images of your wedding day.

Call or email to check availability.


Important Questions & Answers:

Q: Love my wedding photos? Excellent, though you’re really best viewing printed wedding photos & entire wedding albums, not just online.  Give me a call & I can answer the next important question.

Q: Am I available on your wedding day?  I only take one booking per day & limit the number I take per week & month so I can ensure quality wedding photography & speedy delivery of your wedding photos.

Q: How much deposit? an affordably small £100 deposit secures your day exclusively for you.

Other questions I'm frequently asked:

Q: "I'm looking to find a wedding photographer in Middlesbrough, Stockton, Darlington, Durham, Newcastle, York, North East, North Yorkshire..." you get the idea..

A: Yes I do.  I, mainly, cover weddings in the North East & North Yorkshire however I've completed wedding assignments all over the UK & I do love a little adventure and will happily travel.

Q: "We're wanting to find the best wedding photographer we can, we'd love an unlimited budget, however"

A: I have very flexible wedding photography packages & bespoke options at no extra cost.  My prices are competitive though my focus is on quality. My Champagne wedding photography package is by far the most popular with couples & is very comprehensive. 


Q: We're nervous about having our photos taken, what do you recommend?


A: For couples booking my - all wedding packages - I offer a complementary pre-wedding shoot, usually about 8 weeks prior to your wedding.  It really helps couples realise how natural, relaxed & fun photos can be, plus they receive the images with their wedding photos too, bonus!

Lots of wedding detail, you may want to take a seat & relax a little...

You're possibly wondering how a 'typical wedding' progresses, from enquiry to completion, read on.


I invest between 35-50 hours into weddings - meetings, admin, your wedding itself & the majority in processing of your images & designing your wedding album or book.  The photography on your wedding day itself is the fun & creative element for me.

  • The enquiry, most bookings happen 24-12 months ahead.  An email or call to check my availability & then we usually meet to discuss your wedding plans & to view presentation options & photos.

  • I offer a range of presentation options from elegant & luxurious wedding albums from world leading suppliers, quality wedding books to digital images only service; the choice is all yours. No need to decide now; you can finalise your choices 8 weeks prior to your wedding.  That way you'll be able to view any new presentation options & albums that are now available to you.

  • A small deposit - £100 - secures your wedding day, just for you.  I only take one wedding booking per day & also limit the number of assignments per week & month.  August & Bank Holidays fill up the quickest. I do this so I can keep to schedules & deadlines also keep the quality high.

Weddings may all have a ceremony however every couple have their own ideas, plans & style.  Its the personalities of you & your guests that will make your wedding day photos come to life.

I do much prior planning to ensure I'm prepared for your wedding.  It is important to me that it goes smoothly; we'll have discussed your details & plans which means on the day itself I can focus on being creative & capturing some super photographs of your wedding & you can relax & enjoy your celebrations.

What about the wedding photography on the day itself:

Most weddings start with your bridal preparations.  I usually arrive 2-3 hours prior to the ceremony start time.  Which gives enough time for detail & reportage style wedding photographs.

Your wedding should be about you & your celebrations. Moments & events of your wedding day captured naturally & sympathetically as they happen for real.  I can photograph your day entirely like this without interruption, not a problem... 


However, the majority of couples ask me to mix the natural & candid: watching & anticipating, with a few requested group photos & some relaxed couple photos too, which is also fine.


We'll go for a little wander around your chosen wedding venue. I'll give you space to be together, relax & laugh, catch your breath, maybe a few gentle poses, before its back to your guests.

Couples often want something a little more creative & with just a little time - I'll do the prep work as you enjoy yourselves - we can create an impact image for you to hang in a big frame in your home.

  • While you're on your honeymoon I'm designing your proof wedding album & processing your images.

  • Within 4 weeks you'll receive your proof wedding album, proof wedding images. Identify changes you want to make; I'll then send you an updated proof wedding album for you to consider.

  • You have another chance to finalise any options - extra pages, choice of covers etc.


  • Once you've given the OK to your proof wedding album, I send it to the print lab.

  • I'll upload, & send you the link to, your full - print resolution - digital images, no watermarks on these, they are the same quality I use in your wedding album & you can share them with family & friends.  You & they can use them, usually around 500 from a full day, for personal use. 

  • Personal use?  Think of it like Music copyright, though I'm fine with you sharing, editing & printing - as you like - though not for commercial use.  You'll get web-sized copies, like on my website that you can share with suppliers - If - you want to.  They're also sized & ready for social media.

  • Wedding albums are regularly printed & delivered within 4 weeks of you giving the OK - so often, couples have their fabulous wedding album, in their hands within 8 weeks of their wedding.

When you're super satisfied & over the moon with your wedding photos & album, I'd love a review, preferably on my Google page, though I'm fine wherever you share your appreciation. 

Give me a call or email to check availability and we can arrange to meet to discuss your wedding plans.


Professional wedding photographer North East & North Yorkshire, Paul Empson Wedding Photography covering Middlesbrough, Darlington, Stockton, Durham, Newcastle, Northallerton, York.

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