Ben Cumming - Yorkshire Wedding Photographer


I grew up watching my father direct actors in Film studios, so I think I was always meant to follow him into Television...

However through this experience I learnt how to portray a story and capture emotion visually, which is something I very much incorporate into my photography.

I first picked up a film camera 25 years ago and fell in love with still imagery, then 10 years ago I moved to fully digital.

It was after being repeatedly asked to photograph friend's weddings that my passion for these special days became so much more.


Guild of Photographers Photographers Bar

Showing your love story

Sharing someone’s wedding day is a privilege. It’s an intimate experience during which you have the chance to be around two people enjoying one of the happiest days of their lives.

It’s about beginnings. Passion. Romance. Emotion.

Getting to document these moments as images is an honour. It’s my responsibility to reflect that in the final photographs.

Everyone is different, and we all like different styles of photography. We can have soft and floral tones, or dramatic off-camera flash to create those “wow” images that really pop. Some people want their photographs to be more impressionistic and artistic, while others prefer an approach that reflects a dynamic realism.

Your wedding day is all about you: the happy couple. Whatever look you want for your wedding album, I can cater for your needs.

I cover weddings across the whole of Yorkshire in towns and cities such as Huddersfield, SheffieldBarnsley, Wakefield as well as Doncaster and my home town of Dewsbury. I also do portrait shoots and mentor other photographers in marketing as well as in my role as a member of the  The Fellowship of Photographers Association.


I have successfully achieved The Photographers Bar with The Guild of Photographers and have recently become a Qualified Guild of Photographers Professional after a Panel of my images was recently Judged.  Here is a press release from the Guild:-


Local Photographer Ben Cumming has achieved the distinction of becoming a ‘Qualified’ (Professional) member of the Guild of Photographers, the highly regarded national photographic body whose members are committed to achieving the highest standards of professionalism for the benefit of their customers.
Becoming ‘Qualified’ with the Guild involves a rigorous assessment process, and Ben is now one of only around 350 people in the Country to hold this recognition!
Steven and Lesley Thirsk (the Directors of the Guild) said – “We are delighted that Ben has achieved Qualified status. The Guild has very demanding standards, so this achievement reflects Ben’s commitment to his photography, as well as his ability. The judging is undertaken by a panel of industry experts from a variety of photography backgrounds, so Ben should be very proud of this recognition”.
I am always looking to further my own development and see my Photography career as a lifelong Journey right the way to Master Craftsman

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Ben Cumming - Yorkshire's leading wedding photographer