Leeds Wedding Photographer

Leeds Wedding Photographer

I’m Ben Cumming, a professional Yorkshire Wedding Photographer. Whilst I originally started shooting weddings in Leeds, I now take my wedding photography all around Yorkshire, Huddersfield, Sheffield , Barnsley and Wakefield too.

Temple Newsam Wedding Photography in Leeds

By the way, congratulations on your engagement!

Your wedding day is hopefully one of the most special and intimate days of your lives.

My aim is to document that day giving you the opportunity to be taken back there every time you look at your wedding photographs.

I aim to capture all the little details that have made your wedding day so special and make those memories live on forever…

Wedding Packages

I’m a Recommended Photographer for:

Waterton Park
Oulton Hall
The Manor House Lindley
Goldsborough Hall

Waterton Park Wedding photography by Ben Cumming - Yorkshire wedding Photographer Ben Cumming

What to expect from your Leeds Wedding Photographer

I’m very adaptable in my approach as your Leeds Wedding Photographer.

Beforehand, we will meet to discuss your expectations and preferences, if you have any. If not, then not to worry, 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 job (if you choose me as your photographer) is to tell the story of your big day through my photography. I’ll ensure that your portfolio at the end of it all tells your story from all angles and narratives.

From the pride of the father of the bride walking you down the aisle to the smiling tears at the ceremony,  I will be there to get it all.

I’ll strive to capture all the special moments from your big day through candid shots and arranged photographs of family and friends. Again, it’s up to you. I’m here to advise you!

On top of this, I’ll make sure to snap your beautiful venue too so you can always remember exactly how it looked.

Camera shy? No worries, why not 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 as a Leeds Wedding Photographer and making them feel comfortable around me.

We can book in a pre-wedding shoot to ensure you’re comfortable in front of me and my camera. It’s also a great chance to test out different photography styles and see what’s your ‘best side’.

Want to know more about my Leeds Wedding Photography services?

You’ll more than likely have questions, so I encourage you to give me a call when you’re ready to discuss more.

My contact details are below. I’m available on mobile and on my home phone number. Alternatively, head over to my contact page and fill in the contact form – I’ll get back to you pretty quickly!

If you’d prefer to have a look at my work before getting in touch, head over to my wedding gallery!

Mobile : 07763841641
Home : 01924 500001

Are you planning a Leeds Wedding?

I have put together a list of the best Wedding Venues in Leeds. This is written from my perspective as a Leeds Wedding Photographer. I have a larger guide for general Yorkshire wedding venues too. I will keep adding to this venue list but let me know if you think I should add any more.

Applewood Weddings


Situated on the outskirts of Leeds, just 15 minutes from the city centre, this wedding venue is set in three acres of beautiful woodland, tucked away in a quiet spot in a country lane you yet easily accessible.  With a dedicated outdoor ceremony area, woodland pathways, a large decking area, and an open space for the structure of your choice this is the perfect location for a magical woodland ceremony.  Your entire wedding will take place under a canopy of trees, in a spacious yet intimate setting.  A beautifully restored 70’s caravan, Geneva, is available to provide delicious cocktails and gin.  If your dream wedding is a little on the wild side this would be the perfect venue.  Your experienced wedding co-ordinator will help you plan the perfect outdoor wedding.  Although not licensed for civil ceremonies you can hold a non-legal ceremony with a celebrant.

Britannia Leeds Bradford Hotel


The Britannia Leeds Bradford hotel offers a bespoke wedding package to make your day special, be it a traditional white wedding, themed day, or anything else. The team of dedicated wedding planners will assist in achieving your vision for a perfect day, and their contemporary functions rooms can easily be adapted to suit your needs.  This wedding venue can cater for everything from small intimate events to larger wedding parties.  The three acres of landscaped grounds and stunning panoramic views of the Yorkshire Dales provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photographs. With excellent accommodation rates for your guests and free car parking, you can enjoy your day.  Enjoy complimentary access to the leisure facilities during your stay including a pool, jacuzzi and sauna to relax and unwind.  This venue is also ideally located for Leeds/Bradford Airport and has great transport links.

Cookridge Hall


Set in spectacular grounds and amongst an 18-hole golf course, the Cookridge Hall is a picture-perfect backdrop to your big day.  Civil ceremonies for up to 50 people can be held in the Cedar Room, or between 80 – 120 guests can be catered for in the conservatory room overlooking the stunning grounds.  All your catering requirements will be taken care of by the inhouse chefs, and the late licence until 1 a.m. means you can dance long into the night.  Due to their strict policy, you can be assured your day will receive the attention it deserves from their dedicated wedding planners.  Dating back to 1721, this beautiful Grade II listed building situated in North Leeds is idyllic and well placed for your perfect day.  The venue offers various wedding packages to suit every budget.

Crowne Plaza Leeds


The Crowne Plaza Leeds really is the jewel in the crown of wedding venues.  Ideally situated with good transport links this impressive, majestic building is perfect for you and your guest to have an amazing experience in the heart of Leeds.  The all-inclusive wedding package can be tailored to your specific needs, you can dance the night away with the resident DJ until 1 a.m. Not only does the package take care of your every need on your big day there is a one-month membership to the Spirit Health Club included to be redeemed before your wedding day and a discounted anniversary stay. This venue has two function rooms available, one catering for up to 60 guests and the other for 200 guests, with 135 rooms available and ample discounted parking available.  Large family weddings are easily catered for by experienced staff who will look after your every need.

Left Bank Leeds


Left Bank in Leeds is an impressive Grade II listed building built between 1907 – 1909 to the design of Temple Moore.  This former Anglican Church was closed in 1995, now this masterpiece of the late Gothic revival inspires people, with its wonderful arches and high ceilings providing a stunning backdrop for your big day celebrations.  The beautiful Rose window allows the sunshine to flood the venue, creating a beautiful atmosphere for your celebrations.  If you are hosting your blessing, reception or full day at the Left Bank you will make remarkable memories in a stunning venue which has a capacity to host up to 300 guests.  A dedicated wedding planner and the team at Left Bank will help you plan and realised your perfect day.  A fantastic, quirky wedding venue that is full of drama and atmosphere and a really interesting place for me to work as a Leeds Wedding Photographer.

Malmaison Leeds


If you are looking for something a little quirky the Malmaison will not disappoint, it is the perfect blend of modern style, fantastic atmosphere and outstanding hospitality.  This boutique hotel with 100 luxurious rooms and suites and several unique functions rooms for your perfect day can cater for your every need.  The Malmaison is an impressive Victorian building and only 5 minutes from Leeds railway station and the heart of the city.  Once a former Leeds Tramway Office and retains some original beautiful features and quirkiness. Their largest private dining room can accommodate up to 32 guests for your wedding breakfast, whilst the private events floor can cater for 120 guests at the evening reception.  With various dining options and an entertainment licence, your complete wedding package can be tailored to your needs in this unique and stunning venue.

Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel


Once you step inside the Mercure Leeds you will be met with a mix of contemporary décor and 1930’s glamour, the fabulous Art Décor ballroom is perfect for your first dance together.  With 118 rooms, 130 acres of stunning formal gardens and beautiful parkland it would be quite easy to get lost in the comfort and tranquillity offered.  The wedding garden, overlooking the Golden Acre Nature Reserve is the ideal setting for some stunning wedding photographs.  Only 5 miles from Leeds Bradford airport on the outskirts of Leeds, the Mercure provides guests with a serene experience far removed from city life.  With a range of wedding packages available, the Mercure can accommodate your every need, from a small intimate wedding to a large lavish affair, their expert wedding planners are on hand to help make your day perfect.

New Craven Hall


The New Craven Hall is licensed for Civil Ceremonies and offers a bespoke and flexible wedding package tailored to suit your needs, working with you to create a unique, personal experience.  This versatile venue is contemporary and elegant, the vast hall acts as a blank canvas allowing you create your dream day, your guests will be able to relax in a cosy seating area or bar located just off the main hall or the stunning outdoor space.  The industrious look of the brick walls and steel beams coupled with fairy lights creates an instantly relaxing atmosphere that is stunning and stylish.  Although in-house catering is not provided the wedding planners provide details of tried and trusted local caterers to suit every need.  This unique wedding venue in the developing industrial area to the south of Leeds offers elegance and a perfect atmosphere for your special day.

Radisson Blu Hotel Leeds


Set in the heart of Leeds city centre, located in the Light shopping and entertainment complex the Radisson Blue Hotel offers easy access to bars, restaurants and attractions.  With 147 meticulously restored rooms and suites, your wedding guests will be spoilt for choice.  The former main office for the Leeds Permanent Building Society is an impressive Victorian building retaining its Art Deco style, the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs.  The venue hosts several suitable spaces to cater for your wedding ceremony and reception.  Up to 60 guests can be accommodated in the Mezzanine level and 50 guests in the beautiful Presidential Boardroom. The gourmet restaurant, Firelake Grill House and Cocktail bar offer a wide range of splendid dishes from locally sourced produce. With the help of their expert wedding planners, your special day can be a dream come true.

The Mansion


Just 10 minutes north from the heart of Leeds you will find this unique Greek Palladian-style mansion, a truly unforgettable venue.  The Mansion set in over 700 acres of parkland, woods and lakes offers a beautiful backdrop to your stylish wedding and some opportunities for amazing wedding photographs.  Internally the Mansion combines old and new to offer a chic, romantic wedding.  This spectacular wedding venue is packed with period features, including a grand sweeping staircase.  The Award-Winning Chefs can provide anything from a seated wedding breakfast, sharing platers, barbecues to bowl foods, they offer a bespoke menu designed around your own preferences and tastes.  The Mansion will be the day you always dreamt of, a unique celebration in a beautiful venue that you will treasure for the rest of your life.  The Mansion is also a Civil Ceremony and Partnership venue and is a great setting for your wedding and backdrop for my work as a Leeds Wedding Photographer.

The Queens


The Queens hotel’s stunning facilities will make your wedding celebrations remarkable.  As one of Leeds most well-known landmarks, in the city centre, this venue offers outstanding Art Deco elegance and sophistication.  The Queen’s ballroom is the perfect space for your big day and night, with a capacity to hold up to 450 people.  For a more intimate, smaller celebration there are several other smaller, unique rooms to choose from.  The chefs create a bespoke wedding menu tailored to your needs, from a luxurious wedding breakfast to a delightful buffet or indulgent sit-down meal, you will be spoilt for choice.  With 215 spacious bedrooms and suites, your guests can enjoy the celebrations with you long into the night.  The impressive façade, warm welcome, beautiful banqueting rooms, and expert team combine to make your wedding at The Queens a unique and memorable experience for all.

The Tetley


The Tetley is an amazing example of Art Deco architecture, where you will find many original features of the past brewery and stunning surroundings dating back to 1931.   The former Tetley Brewery Headquarters is a superb venue for Civil Ceremonies or Partnership Ceremonies in Leeds city centre.  There are two rooms available for your special day.  The South Bank room offers flexible space for up to 100 guests, whilst the City Workshop can cater for up to 50 guests.  Your guests will be impressed with the mix of both contemporary and classic. The Yorkshire inspired kitchen offers a bespoke catering and drinks menu to suit your every need, including traditional Tetley homemade pie and peas.  When you get married here, they do not offer set packages but instead will put together a bespoke celebration to ensure a unique wedding experience in unique and stunning surroundings.

Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa


Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa has everything you need in one place to make your wedding a truly spectacular and memorable experience.  Planning your perfect day will not be a rollercoaster ride, as their dedicated wedding organisers help plan a day that is uniquely special.  You will find some stunning inside and outside backdrops for your wedding photos which you will cherish in the years to come. The gallery suite can host up to 90 guests with break out rooms to relax in or enjoy a reception drink prior to the ceremony.  For a larger wedding, the Thorpe suite is a stylish, air-conditioned suite with a private bar, for up to 140 guests for a wedding breakfast and 160 guests for the reception.  All your wedding needs are catered for under one roof.  Not only will you have a day to remember you will also receive a complimentary first-anniversary treat.

Woodlands Hotel


This luxurious boutique hotel set in stunning landscaped gardens is the perfect venue for your dream wedding.  Exclusive use weddings are their speciality, so you and your guests can enjoy this lovingly restored hotel to its full potential.  As you approach this stunning country house down the sweeping driveway you will be in awe of the beautify landscapes, the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs. With 23 rooms in addition to the luxurious bridal suite and an award-winning restaurant, your day will be stylish and romantic. The Woodlands Hotel can cater for between 30 to 200 guests in their events spaces, including a stunning garden terrace and grand marquee space. As a Leeds Wedding Photographer, I can say that their expert wedding planners will help turn your dream into reality, with exceptional catering provided onsite using locally sourced seasonal produce. The venue is licensed for civil ceremonies, if you prefer a church wedding there are two local churches nearby.