Luke Bell

Frames

More than anything, I love the look and feel – the ambience – you get from watching classic movies. The way that the best filmmakers can create different emotions and moods through their clever use of light and composition. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always found these talented folks to be an infectious influence. So, when it comes to my work, I do like my images to have a bit of a cinematic look.

I believe that it’s all about how you use the available light. I’m always looking for it and I’m still learning about it. I love the challenge of following it throughout a wedding day to see if it might create something original, interesting and possibly a bit different too.

I look for the moments in-between – like a final deep breath before walking down the aisle or the way the groom plays with his new wedding band. It’s about photography with emotion. Where atmosphere, sentiment, and mood are front and centre.

So when I deliver your gallery to you, I don’t just want you to “look” at the images. What I really want is for the photos within to take you both right back to every one of those amazing moments from your special day.

I want everything to be as relaxed as possible. As I believe it’s important to maximize your time with the people that really matter, rather than with me. But while I prefer a more hands-off approach, documenting each moment as it happens. I am always open to getting those important family photos too.

I take great pride in the imagery that I deliver to my brides and grooms, and I feel honoured that the portraits I take are treasured by the people I create them for. I would love to share my vision with you, and if you allow me, I'd be honoured to tell your story too. This selection of work from recent weddings, pre-wed shoots, engagements and commissions represents everything that gets me excited about what I do: Precious moments, important details, fun portraits, humour, tears, love, excitement and genuine emotions are what get me out of bed in the morning and hopefully you will see these represented in the images here.

I may be based in York but routinely photograph weddings throughout the UK and abroad, so if you like what you see here and you'd like to learn more then please don't hesitate to get in touch: E: justluke@lukebellphotography.co.uk

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