Five years of Lily North Photography!

This week feels pretty special for me because my business is five years old! To think this time five years ago I was gearing up for my first ever wedding. This week I will be photographing number 127! (Yes, I keep count..) A lot has changed in the last few years.. I have met some truly awesome people along the way. I’ve won an award! Survived a global pandemic (just about). Quit my job in a…


Amy, Ollie, and little baby George

Amy, Ollie and baby George..   Weddings are obviously such a massive part of my work and I absolutely LOVE doing them! But it’s often the last time I get to see a lot of my couples which seems like such a shame. So, as you can imagine, it’s such a delight when my couples get in touch to tell me they have welcomed a little bundle of joy into the world! When Amy & Ollie…


In the Navy!

In the Navy! … Imagine the stress of organising a wedding in a global pandemic. Then imagine your husband-to-be works overseas in the navy, and you have to reorganise the entire thing all by yourself. And that is how much of a LEGEND Laura is ladies and gentlemen! When I arrived on the morning of the wedding, everyone was just so lovely and welcoming. It’s something I’ve noticed from these…


Making the most of your engagement shoot

Making the most of your engagement shoot..   I wanted to write a little something in case any of my lovely couples were feeling a little nervous about their engagement shoot. It’s perfectly okay to feel a little shy in front of the camera – trust me! Unless you’re Kate Moss, this really isn’t something we experience every day. All my wedding packages include a pre wedding shoot, and they…


An epic wedding workshop at Ponden Mill

An epic wedding workshop at Ponden Mill..   Since starting my business almost five years ago, I set myself a target of doing at least one wedding workshop every year. I thought that 2020 might just be the year it didn’t happen, but the wonderful Freya Raby managed to pull out the big guns and organise this amazing shoot! Everything about this workshop spoke to me. Exciting new wedding venue…


Rain, rain, and a bit more rain

Rain, rain, and a bit more rain!   Sophie and James’ wedding was a wedding of two halves. Both equally as awesome as each other! Back in December these guys tied the knot at their local village church, and the following day we headed over to the Lake District to get some EPIC portraits. On the morning of the wedding, I headed over towards York to photograph James getting ready for the big…


Snow way!

Snow way!   Remember the first time it snowed and it was absolutely MAGICAL? I was on a walk with my other half in the snow, and it was so beautiful that I knew I just had to do a shoot. It was too good to waste! So at the end of December, with less than 24 hours’ notice, I put out a little message on my Instagram asking if anyone fancied doing a shoot in Yorkshire. One of my lovely brides…


A secret wedding at the Crab & Lobster

A secret wedding at the Crab & Lobster..   What sneaky little devils these guys are! They only went and got married and kept it a surprise to their friends and family! This really was the most beautiful wedding, and I’m SO glad I was able to be part of such an exclusive event! So yeah, this is Rebecca & Mark and I bloody love these guys. I totally fell in love with them at their…


2020 highlights

Hasn’t this year just been lovely? I just feel like I’ve done so many things and achieved so much! Remember that time when.. Oh hang on. Just wait a second. I think I’m getting a little mixed up with one of those other years. Yeah. No yeah that’s right. 2020 was absolutely [insert expletive here]. I wasn’t sure I was going to bother with a ‘highlights’ post like I usually would do at the end of…


The Woodman Inn wedding

The Woodman Inn wedding..   I have to say, even though this year has been UNBELIEVABLY tough, I am absolutely loving these smaller weddings. I hate that we don’t have the choice, and that a lot of my couples have had to cut short their list of loved ones that they want to celebrate with. But, oh my goodness me. Every 2020 wedding so far has been bloody beautiful. Amy and Jamie’s wedding day…