our approach

Alternative Documentary Wedding Photographers and Filmmakers


We say alternative as that covers both us and our work (compared to traditional wedding photography). You can see more about us here.

Describing our style, now that is the tricky part, we’ve figured that out ourselves. In our terms we’re us, Emma + Rich is us and our style.  If you look at our pictures and like them, you like our style. That’s ace.

We say documentary as most of the shots from your day will be unposed, unaltered pictures of reality. We take portraits, group shots and capture all those details and decorations you worked on, but spend most of our time shooting people.

People are the most important part of your day, from you getting married, to all those people who have traveled far and wide to be part of your celebrations. This is the beautiful reason that no two weddings are alike. Everyone is different and we make sure that is reflected in the photographs we take.

On a wedding day we like to arrive early and leave late. We think the story of your day should be told in it’s entirety and we don’t dash off after the first dance. If the party is jumping we will stay and shoot till our fingers can take no more.

Light is a pretty big deal for us too. We use it (or the lack of it) to our advantage. With composition and use of natural light and shadows we aim to create images that have depth. We like to think that you can almost reach out and touch them.

We like to embrace the darkness too. Something we’ve done since day one. It’s never too dark to create some awesome.

newlyweds kissing in the darkness

To sum all this up, we just love capturing love in all it’s emotional glory. We want people to have an honest record of their day and be able to relive those feelings again and again, forever. We aim to create your memories – our way.


Yorkshire wedding photographers and husband and wife team, Emma + Rich take photographs and make films with our own creative, fun and unique way of telling your story. Based in Scarborough near York and Hull, we travel across Yorkshire, the UK and rest of the world to make memories that will last you forever and beyond.

To view our portfolio visit www.emmaandrich.co.uk and contact us here to check our availability.

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