Claire McClean Photography

Leeds Civic Hall Colourful Wedding

Colourful Couple Portraits Around The Calls

Alice and Grainne wanted something a little different for their couple shots at their Leeds Civic Hall wedding. I suggested that we have some portraits before the ceremony itself to ease some of the nerves and get on the right side of the sun since it was a winter wedding. We went down to The Calls where the huge ME&YOU mural by Anthony Burill adorns the streets, along with many other colourful walls and buildings. They made for some really great photos adding lots of colour to their gallery!

Ceremony at Leeds Civic Hall

I have shot many ceremonies at Leeds Civic Hall, and they never fail to be so special. Since they tend to be smaller guest lists, they are always so intimate and full of emotion. The look on their faces as they were announced wife and wife said it all! I am always so happy I get to witness and capture this moment every time.

Why I Love Photographing Elopements

Elopements in the city centre are right up my street! There’s a lot less pressure on the couple than there is on a large wedding day, and you can have only your nearest and dearest there (or just your two witnesses!). I have even been a witness for about 10 different couples now. Getting hitched in this way is great for your photos too, there’s always so many unexpected moments, and loads of time to have a wander to get some portraits since your less likely to be under strict time restraints. I had so much fun shooting this elopement for Alice & Grainne. Here’s to many more weddings at Leeds Civic Hall!

We would highly recommend Claire for any kind of event. We were having a small wedding and were unsure of what we wanted for a photographer. We reached out to Claire and she gave us some honest advice about what would be best for us, and we booked her elopement package. Claire kept us really well informed throughout the process, listened to what we wanted and came up with some great ideas for locations that really captured what we were looking for. On the day, our main goal was for things to be stress-free and Claire really supported this. She made us feel confident and calm and we got some great shots, despite being a little nervous in front of the camera! Overall we couldn’t have been happier and would recommend Claire to anyone.

Alice & Grainne

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