I know lots of people are glad to see the back of 2018 but personally, it’s been pretty awesome! I’ve loved every single wedding and shoot I’ve done, and made a lot of new friends from doing them. It’s probably been my busiest year and my first full year with my little girl, Evie, which has been both wonderful and challenging (but mostly just loads of fun!)

I continued to push myself to use more 35mm and vintage lenses in my work as I did last year which I’ll keep doing as it’s often when I hit the point where I’m closest to how I want my work to look.

I have continued my approach to wedding photography which is keeping it very natural and relaxed and nothing too cheesy while also trying to be quite artistic and creative, making the most of beautiful light, or interesting backdrops and locations. All while trying to capture real moments of tenderness and love, or at the very least making people look bloody great 🙂

Massive thank you to all the awesome couples I’ve worked with this year! Below is a little collection of photos and films from the year, it could have honestly been 10 times the size!

WE LOVED CRAIG’S STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND KNEW WE WANTED HIM TO BE PART OF OUR DAY AS SOON AS WE FIRST SAW HIS WORK. CRAIG INSTANTLY PUTS YOU AT EASE WITH HIS CALM AND JOYFUL DEMEANOUR. LAID BACK AND FRIENDLY BUT AT THE SAME TIME INCREDIBLY PROFESSIONAL AND HIGHLY SKILLED. HE WENT THE EXTRA MILE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SHOTS WERE PERFECT BY SURVEYING THE AREA BEFOREHAND AND CHATTING WITH US TO DISCUSS IDEAS, REALLY GETTING A FEEL FOR WHO WE WERE AND WHAT WE WANTED FROM OUR PHOTOGRAPHS. HE MANAGED TO CAPTURE OUR DAY BEAUTIFULLY.

Rachel & Stefan

You were amazing on the day, we barely even realised you were around and yet you have captured so many special moments! I have admired your wedding photography for a long time and like the natural style of your picture taking, which has been reflected in our album beautifully. Instead of stifled and forced family group shots we have some really great personal images; the ones you caught of me with my Nana are amongst my favourites, you’ve captured my relationship with her brilliantly. Also, the shots you got of Richard’s family dog Sasha, she passed away not long after the wedding and so to have those pictures and videos are an amazing way to remember her by! 
I really liked how you’d come and grab us if the light in a space was great, or you thought a particular wall would make a great shot. It has paid off and we have had so many compliments on the pictures since.  

Amy & Richard

Wedding Films
I shot way more highlight-films alongside doing the photography this year than I have in any other, I’ve loved it. I still find it really exciting to shoot 8mm film and get the footage back and love how it edits along with the digital footage I’ve shot on the day. My Christmas present to myself was a 16mm Bolex camera, so looking foward to introducing this to my work in 2019.

I’ve also had a great time with my ongoing bro-mance with my college Andy who I’ve worked with for years now and he has filmed all of my longer form films this year and we’ve produced films I’m relaly proud of together that I know all the couples have loved. He’s also smashing it on the music video front and I recommend you check out his work. – https://www.andylittle.co.uk/









I’m not sure we can actually put into words how good this guy is! 
He nailed our brief – creative, discreet, informal, serene but slightly quirky – we thought he was fab the first time we met him! The engagement shoot was so much fun and he didn’t care that we dragged him up on Ilkley Moor or that our 5 year old wanted to be centre stage!! The wedding photos blew us away. Just fantastic. He captured everything we’d ever need to remember and did it with such flare and style. We can’t thank you enough for coming on this journey with us. Shame you can’t be our permanent photographer…we never look this good on a selfie

Bex & Clare

Engagement / Pre-wedding Shoots
This is still the best way to get used to being in front of the camera before the wedding and I always really enjoy getting to know the couples more before the day.


Can’t recommend Craig highly enough. He was fantastic throughout the day, capturing the magic of our special day with the most amazing photos.

Adam & Amy

Styled Bridal / Fashion / Editorial Photography & Film
Fashion photography and editorial photography shot on film has continued to be a love and great way to experiment and grow as a photographer and really influenced my wedding photography. I launched a separate website and instagram in the middle of the year.

https://www.craiggoode.co.uk/
http://instagram.com/craiggoode.co.uk

I’ve also loved 3 styled shoots I’ve been involved with. Some of which have some exciting features coming up in the coming months on websites and blogs. It’s always great to work with a team of other amazingly talented suppliers and create something wonderful.