Hi, I’m Andy and I make wedding photography with less cheese and more awesome!

I’m an international, award winning wedding photographer who shoots weddings all over the world. I genuinely love what I do, and am honoured that you might even be considering have me document your own wedding celebrations. It’s a true privilege to be able to do this and I pour my heart and soul into every wedding, going above and beyond to ensure that you have a beautiful set of images that not only shows the story of you and your day, but also that captures who you are, for yourself and your future family.

Awesome wedding photography for me is telling it how it is – capturing you, your partner and your guests as you are in all your unique glory! Your day will be perfect without a photographer dictating it to you, so I work in a totally documentary style – no cheesy poses, asking you to pretend to put on your lipstick, or creating any fake scenes. I love finding genuine emotions, those little moments between the moments, and creating real and honest images for you.

I also love to find a bit of time around your schedule to make cool, kick-ass portraits that capture the essence of who you both are – so that you can look back and smile when you are old, wrinkly and cuddled up on the sofa!

When it is done properly, great wedding photography becomes about more than just your wedding, for me it is the most important visual document of your lives you will ever have – not just of your happiest day itself, but also of the people and relationships who made up that day and who helped shape the two people who committed their lives together on it. Great wedding photography is about documenting the connection between the two of you, your friends and your family. It’s about friendship and love. It’s more than a pair of shoes, or a pretty dress, or a colour theme  – it’s documenting who you are and the stories and relationships that you have led you to this point.

Life goes by fast and you are way more interesting than normal, way cooler than traditional, and you aren’t everyone else. You deserve your awesome story to be told. And I would love to tell it for you.

Andy Gaines

Creative Wedding Photographer

York Wedding Photographer

Andy is an award winning photographer who travels the world making creative wedding photography with less cheese and more awesome! And when he isn’t doing that he can usually be found in the ancient city of York where he lives, with 2 small children (his own) hanging from his person. He is now wondering why he started writing this in the third person. He is going to switch back…

I (that’s better!) would love to hear from you and find out more about your plans, you can follow my latest work and get in touch on the links below!

Client Testimonials

  • Andy, these are AMAZING! I think watching the slideshow has made me the most emotional I've been this entire summer. The images are stunning and people's characters come out and the day is really captured. Totally amazing. Love them all. Blimey you are talented. THANK YOU.
    Farm wedding photographer
    Clare & Jack
  • We love them all. Almost in tears watching the slideshow back with laughter and memories. You rock. x
    Theatre wedding photographer
    Sarah & Ben
  • What can I say?! SIMPLY FUCKING AWESOME - and you can use that quote on your website! (Richard) …. I have tears in my eyes - and second my husband’s testimonial! (Natalya)
    York wedding photographer – Andy Gaines Photography
    Natalya & Richard
  • I'm lost for words! The photos are amazing!!! Just love them and I can't stop looking at them - thanks you!
    outdoor ceremony wedding photographer – Andy Gaines Photography
    Rakhee & Stuart

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Check out some of my favorite wedding images here.

If you like my vision and how I see the world I would love to hear from you!

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You put a lot of trust into your wedding photographer, and If you are to let me into your lives for a day to capture your story I guess it’s only fair I share some of mine…

To really know about me though, you need to know a bit about the 3 people in the video to the left, and what happened to us all last year…

Contact Andy Gaines Creative Photography

If you wish to discuss your wedding requirements? Feel free to use the quick contact form on the bottom right of this page or visit my website for more information.

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