I’m Ben Cumming, a professional, unobtrusive and contemporary Yorkshire Wedding Photographer.
Congratulations on your engagement!
Your wedding day will be one of the most special and intimate days of your lives. Surrounded by your loved ones, it’s the perfect occasion for everyone to get together, dress up for the occasion and celebrate the special occasion. So why not let me capture this momentous occasion and create a visual story for you?
My aim with all weddings is to document the day and give you the opportunity to be taken back there any time you look at your wedding portfolio.
I strive to capture all the little details that make your wedding day so special and make those memories live on forever…
To find out more, view my portfolio or get in touch:
What to expect from your Huddersfield wedding photography
I’m an adaptable Huddersfield Wedding Photographer. Before the big day, we can meet to discuss your expectations and photography preferences, if you have any.
If you don’t have any specific requirements, then we can explore styles of photography to find your taste and look through previous work to gauge exactly what it is you both like.
My role as your Huddersfield Wedding Photographer
To tell the story of your big day through imagery. I’ll ensure that your portfolio at the end of it tells your story. It can be an emotional and overwhelming day. Photography acts as your memory!
From the pride of the father of the bride walking you down the aisle to the smiling tears at the ceremony. Friends jostling to get their picture of you cutting the cake to the laughter at the wedding speeches. The moment you kiss after you’re pronounced as a married couple to your first dance, I will capture it all.
With a mixture of candid shots and arranged photographs, we can get all the images you crave.
Camera shy? Book in a pre-wedding shoot!
The photographing is fun and I love it, but what makes my day even better is the process of getting to know everyone and making them feel comfortable around the camera and me.
You two must feel comfortable in front of the camera. Practise makes perfect!
By booking in a pre-wedding shoot, we can work on ensuring you’re comfortable in front of me and my work as a Huddersfield Wedding Photographer. It’s also a great chance to test out different photography styles and see what’s your ‘best side’.
Interested in finding out more about my wedding photography services in Huddersfield?
You’ll more than likely have questions, so do not hesitate to give me a call when you’re ready to discuss more.
One of the Huddersfield Wedding Venues I’ve Photographed at:
One of the venues I have photographed at regularly as a Huddersfield Wedding Photographer is The Manor House Lindley. I am pleased to say I am recommended by the venue as a trusted Wedding Photographer.
It’s a new and incredible wedding venue in West Yorkshire that oozes style and decadence.
The gardens are beautiful and make a wonderful place for you and your guests to natter and capture some great shots!
Are you planning a Huddersfield Wedding?
This is my guide to the best wedding venues in Huddersfield (in alphabetical order). It is written from my perspective as a professional Huddersfield Wedding Photographer. If you think I’ve missed one that I should add to the list then let me know.
1885 The Function House
Overlooking the idyllic Pennine hills, 1885 the Function House lies secluded in rustic surroundings; it is both sophisticated and unassuming at once and prides itself on the relaxed, informal ambience within. Wedding packages are available for 40 people during the day and includes a red-carpet arrival. Great pride is taken in sourcing the best seasonal ingredients to create a menu to impress your guests throughout the day. There is also a package that includes 80 people at night with a DJ and free overnight stay for newlyweds. However, you do not have to book onto a package or have set numbers, 1885 The Function House appreciates that this is your event and your choice – they’re happy to translate your ideas, into reality!
Set on the banks of Cromwell Lake, Casa Brighouse is Yorkshire’s finest lakeside venue and a real hidden gem. With gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside, Casa offers a stunning backdrop to capture moments from the best day of your life. Licensed for civil ceremonies, Casa accommodates up to 100 guests in the ceremony room and can host weddings for up to 150 day guests and 250 evening guests. Throughout the day, Casa’s dedicated wedding team will ensure all runs smoothly and that it’ll be a day to remember for all the right reasons. When your day winds to an end, there are ten rooms available for guests to spend the night. With several rooms boasting stunning views of the British countryside and Cromwell Lake, rest assured it will all end on a romantic note.
Cedar Court Huddersfield/ Halifax
Cedar Court, featured in YourYorkshire, boasts splendid facilities with a choice of banqueting suites to help set the scene for your dream day. Opt for a suite with natural daylight or choose the outdoors itself by celebrating in the gorgeous courtyard garden. Reviews boast of how well the wedding team have handled prior events and happy couples praise the team for doing everything they could to make their big day special. Fortunately, Cedar Court is also positioned by all major motorway links and close to Huddersfield train station and Leeds/ Bradford airport in the area. Its convenient location also provides easy access to Yorkshire’s attractions, allowing your guests to celebrate and make a whole weekend of the affair should they choose.
Nestled in the heart of Bradford’s cultural city centre, The Great Victoria Hotel dates back to 1867 and elegantly combines 1800s grandeur and character with contemporary lavish luxury. No stranger to weddings, the Great Victoria offers both traditional and modern weddings as well as catering specifically for the traditions associated with Asian weddings – suitable for up to 400 guests. From the moment you enter the building, you are greeted with original wooden panelling and a cosy, welcoming environment. There are five suites within to choose from as well: The Corniche space, for example, provides a truly Victorian feel with a grand bay window and high ceilings with tall windows to match that allow plentiful daylight to shine through your day. When the event comes to an end, and guests grow sleepy, preferential rates can be found across 73 charming bedrooms and suites within the hotel.
Situated in Liversedge, Yorkshire, Healds Hall is a mansion house, built in 1764 as a private residence for several notable gentry persons. In 1926, the residence became a museum, and today it serves as a beautiful grade-II listed hotel, restaurant, and function venue to host the wedding of your dreams. The whole venue will belong exclusively to you for the day of your wedding and you can savour the privacy of the moment, knowing its luxurious interior and picturesque gardens are all yours for the day. Within the venue, there are several rooms to choose from when it comes to performing your civil ceremony, each of which can be dressed and prepared as you would like to create the perfect atmosphere for your special day. In the evening, their award-winning restaurant has a fantastic selection of mouth-watering meals to ensure you end the night wholly satisfied before winding down in one of the 24 well-equipped en-suite rooms.
Manor House Lindley
From the moment you step inside Manor House, Lindley, your adventure begins. Each event space is entirely unique featuring a floral haven, art deco glamour, and twentieth-century prohibitions moods – there is a room to suit your desires. The coach house, for example, features a grand, private entrance and an avant-garde floor to ceiling bar that makes the space both dramatic and luxurious. For a more intimate affair, opt for an atmospheric ceremony in The Cellars – know that wherever you choose, the events team will go big on detail regardless of how small the wedding is. You can rest easy too knowing that it is also a wedding photographer’s dream as it offers grandeur, decadence, and style as well as a copious amount of natural light and quaint green outdoor spaces. It is a perfect location to host your special day. I am a recommended Huddersfield Wedding Photographer at the venue and have worked at this stunning location many times.
Unbeatably located on the edge of Britain’s stunning Peak District National Park, Spicer Manor is a lovingly restored country house in Yorkshire, run by a small family team in an idyllic setting. Fully licensed for civil ceremonies, you have a choice of settings for your ceremony, allowing you the flexibility to create your perfect wedding day. The Grand Hall, for example, boasts a stunning oak sweeping central staircase, a balcony, and a large stone fireplace with impressive wooden panelled walls, sure to add detail to your big day. Their preferred catering supplier will work hand-in-hand with you to create and tailor a menu to suit your exact budget and requirements too. Within the manor, there is also a state-of-the-art cinema room, a games room, and twin hot tubs for your guests to enjoy and relax in a homely setting throughout your wedding celebrations.
Storthes Hall Park
The perfect rural escape, Storthes Hall Park is hidden among a rural area of West Yorkshire, enveloped by picturesque woodlands. As such, it is an outstandingly spacious and welcoming venue space and provides the perfect countryside backdrop for photographs of an unforgettable day. Offering a rustic but modern ambience within, you can choose between a wedding set in their historic Edwardian venue or one of their outdoor spaces in a marquee, tipi, or even yurt. Given the range of spaces on offer, Storthes Hall Park can host an intimate gathering of up to 110 guests in one of their suites or a wedding with several hundred guests in one of their larger spaces – it is a truly stunning venue with magical surrounds unlike any other.
Adored by couples who are seeking a memorable and unique event, The Arches is an incredible venue with a dedicated Wedding & Events Team to help you realise your vision and guide you through the planning process. Located among the Dean Clough Mills, a 22-acre site on the edge of Halifax Town, it is a spectacularly stylish industrial location that blends its unique heritage with a reputation for event planning innovation, easily accessed by major transport links. Its iconic Northern Lights Roof, vaulted Red Brick ceilings, and Yorkshire stone floors provide the ultimate backdrop for creativity, allowing for some serious artistic and stylistic touches – whether that be a stunning floral walkway or an elegant candlelit aisle, you can capture a picture-perfect moment to treasure forever.
The Black Horse Inn
A seventeenth-century traditional Inn, The Black Horse is packed with charming features – from original oak beams and an open fireplace to a stunning courtyard area to soak up the sun in the summer months. The surrounding area of Clifton is rich in local history too – in 1727 Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe, even described the area where the Black Horse Inn is now situated. For wedding celebrations, the self-contained function room, ‘The Wellington Suite’, offers its own bar and kitchen with French doors onto the courtyard – should you require any advice in making the right choices for your wedding breakfast and evening buffet, their head chef is happy to help discuss your options. When your evening starts to wind down, there are 21 en-suite bedrooms available for guests to spend the night and from where to enjoy exploring the scenic and historic area the following day.
From the intimate to the extravagant, Wentbridge House is dedicated to creating an unforgettable wedding day that is a unique reflection of you and the things that light you up, regardless of party size. Set among 20 acres of well-maintained gardens and grounds, the House itself is Georgian and boasts over 300 years of heritage. Its luxurious interior offers a timeless setting that is both elegant and relaxing at once, making it a wonderful haven from the buzz of everyday life. It’s a fantastic venue and makes for a stunning backdrop for your wedding photography and an ideal place for me to work as a Huddersfield Wedding Photographer. The wedding team at Wentbridge understand too that the details add up to make the day yours and believe nothing is too much trouble – in fact, you are guaranteed exclusive access to the venue on your big day to ensure you have their undivided attention and that your friends and family (up to 200 guests) can enjoy your day in solitude.
The Mirfield Monastery
Easily accessible from neighbouring cities of Leeds, Bradfield, Huddersfield, and Halifax, this nineteenth-century Monastery can be found in the heart of the Pennines, offering a unique and intimate setting for your day surrounded by countryside views. Given the luxury of space, Mirfield Monastery boasts 20 acres of both private and walled manicured gardens/ grounds for your wedding photographs to ensure you have a perfect snap of your dreamy event. The Romanesque Chapel itself is part of the monks’ church and offers seating for 110 guests to witness you tie the knot. The wedding service is conducted by the Parish Priest from Christ the King, Battyeford and the team guarantees to make every event memorable. When the evening is over, there is no need to worry about taxis for your guests as there is an on-site Bed & Breakfast to rest those weary feet after dancing the night away!
The New Hobbit
Two rivers and two canals form the heart of Sowerby Bridge, a fascinating mill town in West Yorkshire in which The New Hobbit Country Inn is located. This spectacular venue has won plenty of awards for its exceptional weddings and aims to make dreams happen, working tirelessly to achieve what you want to see. In fact, the wedding team at The New Hobbit believe nothing is impossible for them to create, and they promise to do their best to meet all of your needs! Although able to host up to 120 evening guests, the New Hobbit Hotel is also happy to cater for a more intimate wedding of 10 guests. Further, with 30 unique, country-chic en-suite guest rooms in the hotel, it is possible to extend your wedding celebration into the next morning and have your guests wish you farewell as you head off on your honeymoon.
The Venue, Bowers Mill
Formerly a textile woollen mill built in the 1880s, this lovingly restored venue maintains the charm of its original industrial features – with an open-plan space, cast-iron pillars, exposed brick, stripped wooden floors, and impressively high ceilings. The largest function space holds up to 400 guests, but it can be divided into smaller sections for greater flexibility on your big day. Alternatively, opt for an outdoor ceremony and say “I do” underneath a pagoda accessed by guests over a small bridge that overlooks a picturesque lake, with a woodland backdrop to match. It’s a really interesting place to work as a Huddersfield Wedding Photographer. Within the packages on offer, there is the choice to have a wedding breakfast to delight your taste buds, however, if your ideas of your big day differ, the team at Bowers Mill are happy to discuss your plans and help you organise it to ensure it’s the day you’ve dreamt of your whole life.