Engagement & pre-wedding photo sessions now available!

Engaged couple portrait on Lake District mountainside

Engagement or pre-wedding photos are the perfect way to start celebrating – long before the big day! Not only is it an amazing gift to give yourselves, but it’s good practice for your wedding portraits! And of course you’ll need some modern, romantic and creative shots to use for wedding invites and to share on social media with all your friends and family. Plus it’s the best way to commemorate this exciting part of your lives!

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Rachael & Charles’ Rustic DIY Welsh Farm Wedding – 1 year anniversary!

wedding rings photo on heather branch, natural wedding photography by Stewart Barker Photography, natural wedding photography York

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since my good friends Rachael & Charles tied the knot! It was a long but incredibly fun day, shared between our brilliant group of friends from uni. For May the 6th, I want to wish you a very happy 1st anniversary! As this was the first wedding that I solo shot, it also happens to be my 1st anniversary as a wedding photographer! I wanted to celebrate the occasion by re-editing a few of my favourite photos from their day!

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Sweet Treats with Rebel Cakes

Flat lay with Macaron cakes strawberries and floral details, commercial and wedding photography by Stewart Barker Photography, York

As I already take a lot of detail photos at weddings – flowers, rings, cakes – it’s been a very natural progression for Stewart Barker Photography to branch out into commercial photography. I will primarily be  working closely with other York and Yorkshire based small and independent wedding suppliers. But I’ll also be providing product, property and event photography, plus headshots, to businesses of all sizes and industries. I recently worked with local Yorkshire wedding cake supplier Rebel Cakes, to give her some contemporary and colourful images to help reinforce her brand identity! Continue reading “Sweet Treats with Rebel Cakes”

Editing Playlist #1 – CHVRCHES – Stewart Barker Photography

A selection of vinyl album covers from band CHVRCHES. Image by Yorkshire wedding photographer Stewart Barker Photography

Music is a hugely important part of my life. The songs I love are a part of my everyday routine, they are the narrative to the best and worst of times. My taste in music is a big part of my identity, so it’s understandable that music goes hand in hand with my photography. Some days I can spend hours on my daily commute, working through admin and editing photos, so I can get through a lot of music sometimes!

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Sneak Peek! Sarah & Tom’s Devon Wedding

Wedding first dance Black and White wedding photo, Tunnels Beaches wedding venue Ilfracombe North Devon by Stewart Barker Photography

A couple of weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Sarah & Tom’s incredible wedding! Being all the way down in Ilfracombe, Devon, it was the furthest that Stewart Barker Photography has traveled so far for a wedding. I love visiting new places and meeting new people, and with the couple, their family and their friends all being so lovely, it was a perfect day!

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