MEET
LUMIERE

YORKSHIRE BASED, CREATIVE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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Hello! I’m Laura, proud owner of
Lumiere Photographic.
A Yorkshire wedding photographer with a
relaxed and natural approach.
I initially started out in the world of photography shooting website images for a high-street fashion retailer, but the lack of creativity sent me mad. So I packed in my job, set off travelling around Europe in a motorhome for 6 months, and when I came back,
Lumiere was born. 

I do what I love, and I love what I do. I’m that person!
When I’m not shooting weddings or photographing portraits in my studio, I can usually be found with the love of my life, Shelby…My fox red Labrador. 
Other loves of my life are food, I’m a huge foodie and spend the majority of my time planning or thinking about my next meal! I’m also a wine lover (I’m looking at you Argentinian Malbec), bookworm and love settling down on the sofa to a great film or series. The O.C will always be my number 1 TV series and Schitt’s Creek is one of the best things I’ve watched recently! 
If I had to describe myself in three words, they would be:
Sarcastic, Animal-loving Chocoholic!

My Approach

Your choice of wedding photographer is an important one, possibly the most important decision you'll make regarding your wedding day. After all, your wedding pictures are the one thing that you'll come away with from your wedding that will last a lifetime (other than your marriage that is!). And let's not forget that this person will be there on one of the most important days of your lives. That's why I believe it's crucial that you click (no pun intended) with your photographer.

My approach to wedding photography is and always has been, relaxed and unobtrusive. My aim is to create a gallery of beautiful images that capture not only the main events of the day, but all the little bits in between. I want you to have fun on your wedding day and feel at ease. I don't dictate a wedding day, I document it. I blend in and photograph the day as it naturally unfolds. The biggest compliment for me is when I get feedback from clients who say "you were just like part of the wedding party" and "you captured everything and yet we hardly noticed you were there".

Most of my clients book me for the full day. And when I say the full day, I mean it. I start photographing around 2-3 hours prior to the ceremony, and I'm still there after the first dance when the party is in full swing.

When it comes to the shots of the two of you, I don't take you away from your own wedding for hours on end, I try and stick to around 15/20 minutes. I won't make you pose, but I will give gentle direction. I'll suggest a little walk, ask you to stand where the best light is, get you to chat to each other, which inevitably results in those beautiful natural laughs and smiles.

I love shooting weddings, I love being asked to share in, and capture, such a special and important day with my couples. I love getting to know you, and your friends & family.
This is something I never take for granted.

I always offer a consultation before booking. This is usually my couples coming to me in the studio so you can see examples of my work, touch and feel the albums I offer and relax in a comfortable environment with a decent cuppa! However if you can't make it to the studio, I offer online video consultations via skype/zoom etc.

If you like what you've read here, simply fill in my contact form to receive my full wedding brochure book an initial meeting.
I look forward to hearing from you!

I’ve written this blog to help my couples in their process of searching for their wedding photographer and knowing who to choose.
View the blog here:
 Choosing your wedding photographer

CHARLOTTE & MARK

We chose Lumiere photographic to photograph our wedding in August & we would thoroughly recommend them! 5 star service all the way through from starting with our very first consultation to being amazing on the day and completely putting us at ease. Then finally being presented with our fantastic photographs that we were over the moon with. We decided to purchase a wedding album which I would recommend anybody to do- the quality of the photos are simply stunning! Thank you for being such a huge part of our special day, we couldn’t have chosen anyone better!

CHARLOTTE & JOE

What can we say? No one could have been better or captured our wedding in such a way. Lumiere are absolutely amazing - they guide you through the process, are almost invisible on the day yet create the most beautiful photography that captures you as a couple. Laura is so talented and we received our pictures back quickly after the event, beautifully edited. From start to finish you feel looked after and filled with confidence that you're understood as a couple. They captured both mine and my sisters wedding and we couldn’t recommend Lumiere more !

HELENA & HARRY

Where to start?! From the moment we met Laura and her lovely lab Shelby we felt in safe hands.
We had an initial consultation where we got to know Laura and absolutely loved her. We chatted through our plans for the big day, and she gave us some great suggestions to think about, based on her experience. In the end there probably wasn’t a single piece of her advice we didn’t take, and our wedding was so much better for it. When it came to the wedding day, working with Laura was so effortless. None of the shots felt forced, or the pictures too staged and it helped make our day absolutely perfect.
We cannot recommend Lumiere Photographic enough, and while this is (hopefully) our only wedding, we will definitely be looking to work with Laura again!

ALICE & OLIVER

After getting engaged I booked Laura to photograph my wedding almost instantaneously. Photographs were really important to me as I believe it's one of the only tangible things you have left of your most special day, therefore, it was really important I could whole heartedly put my trust in someone to do the best job possible. I knew I wanted to focus on the more candid moments throughout the day. Laura did a phenomenal job and I was so unbelievably happy with the results. Laura has developed a real craft and her ability to create the most beautiful photos capturing love, laughter and friendships is out of this world! I would recommend Laura over and over again and we will continue to call her to photograph many other special moments throughout our lives together! 9 months later we are still debating which photos to get framed for our house as there are literally too many amazing ones to choose from... think I’ll just make some wallpaper instead! Thanks so much Laura!

POLLY & ANDREW

We were so pleased we chose Lumiere to do our wedding photographers. From the first time we met to the big day we felt comfortable and at ease. Laura was always there when needed and was just brilliant. The photos are amazing and captured the day naturally and perfectly. Thank you so much!

HEATHER & DAN

We chose Lumiere to photograph our wedding and we are SO glad we did. We met last year, after seeing my colleagues wedding photos (who used Lumiere Photographic) and we immediately liked them. Throughout the year, Laura was so helpful, professional and ready to listen to all our ideas. She even gave us recommendations of confetti and sparklers to use!! The website and questionnaires are so easy to use and making wedding planning so easy - I loved the organisation of it all.
On the day we felt so relaxed with both of them, they snapped pictures we didn’t even realise we wanted which now make for lovely, lasting memories of the day. Our photos are just AMAZING - we are so so SO happy with them! I could not recommend them enough and we cannot wait to order some prints and get our wedding album. Thank you so much xx

KIRSTY & BEN

Laura came highly recommended from several people. From the moment we 1st made contact and enquired about packages for our wedding we felt comfortable and that she could deliver our candid style wedding pictures. She went above and beyond again and again for us and nothing was ever too much, keeping regular contact with us and always responding same day.The pictures are amazing. the web link has been so easy to share with our friends and family. Not only has Laura delivered for our wedding we have since been back to purchase a newborn baby shoot as a gift and will hopefully be purchasing a pet shoot for our fur baby's.
To summarise if we could give a million stars to Laura we would. Without hesitation contact Lumiere as Laura surpasses expectations and has true talent.

HANNAH & JONA

I found Lumiere when searching for a wedding photographer and what a find it was! From initial contact and pre wedding consultation we were completely at ease and felt Laura really listened to our preferences but also made suggestions as to what would/wouldn’t work in her professional opinion which we were happy to be guided by. With such a positive start it was an easy decision to approach Laura for a Bridal boudoir shoot as a wedding gift for my husband to be! We were absolutely thrilled with our wedding gallery and the quick turn around in receiving the images. I would recommend Lumiere Photographic to anyone searching for a photographer, so much so I returned to Laura’s studio recently to capture some maternity images to treasure those memories of pregnancy, again absolutely beautiful work. Thank you Laura for all the beautiful images you’ve captured for our family over this past year.

KATY & BEN

We chose Lumiere to photograph our August wedding a few weeks ago. We spent a long time choosing the right suppliers for our wedding but came across Lumiere on Facebook and loved their natural style so booked them straight away and we are so glad we did. Our doggies even got to play whilst we had our initial meeting 😊 Laura has always been professional but also always friendly and super lovely throughout but above all our wedding photos have far exceeded our hopes and Laura was so great to have around on our wedding day.The photos have captured our day perfectly. It rained a lot but we grabbed every chance and still managed some wonderful outdoor shots. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Lumiere for your day. Thanks again guys!

CHRISSY & ADAM

A huge thank you to Lumiere for capturing our special day so perfectly. Our images are beautiful, I don’t know how we will choose our favourites to put up around the home! Laura was easy to be around on the day, she put as at ease and our guests have commented on how professional Lumiere were. We asked for more natural shots of us and our guests and that’s exactly what Lumiere Photographic have delivered.
We would highly recommend Lumiere Photographic. The service we have received has been fantastic.

AMY & ADAM

Lumiere were amazing all day! Laura was fantastic in the morning, I had a very early wedding so was very stressed when Laura turned up and she took it all in her stride and calmed me down. She knew when to step back and when to step in to help which was very reassuring and calming as a stressed bride. Throughout the reception they were excellent, you wouldn’t even know they were there taking natural shots. The guests commented on how they weren’t over bearing photographers and made them feel very comfortable. It also felt very easy to just ask them to do group shots whenever.I highly recommend Lumiere Photographic!

JESS & CHRIS

We felt like Laura was our friend right from the start. We felt completely at ease and had constant contact which takes away all those worrying wedding build up moments, knowing you have someone on top of their game. Great people from start to finish, very organised and approachable.

CALIE & IEUAN

Lumiere Photographic were absolutely amazing. They were very informative, comforting, and made our wedding photography so smooth. They blended in and did not "get in peoples faces", which is exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend them! Also the final results were so professional and of extremely high quality.

JENNY & ALEX

We chose Lumiere to shoot our wedding in Leeds last October and were not disappointed! From start to finish they were nothing but professional, from showing us past shoots to even allowing us to pick what sort of photography 'style' we wanted to capture the big day in. They come with the best equipment, ideas and jokes! They go above and beyond in order to make everyone at the wedding as comfortable as possible. The level of detail in each photo is stunning and it's obvious that they care about their craft immensely. I can't recommend Lumiere Photographic enough! Thank you both! xxx

RACHEL & MATT

Just want to say a huge thank you again to the both of you. We expected our pictures to be good based on your previous work but the end result blew us both away. We couldn't have asked for better pictures...the range was fantastic. Some extremely romantic ones, some hilarious ones, some really touching ones. We just can't thank you enough. Both of you made us extremely comfortable on the day and to be honest it felt a little like having an extension of our wedding party there. The online album is a great touch and even the flash drive we were sent looked stunning in it's wooden casing. I couldn't recommend better photographers to have captured our day and we're both so thrilled with everything you've done!

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