Crathorne Hall

Rob & Emma at Crathorne Hall | North Yorkshire Wedding

Rob & Emma | Yarm | Crathorne Hall


Crathorne Hall

Weddings in Yorkshire don’t get much more idyllic than this. Perched on the edge of the Yorkshire moors, Crathorne Hall commands incredible views over the Leven Valley – a spectacular backdrop for your wedding day. Crathorne Hall was built for celebrating, so why not take the whole venue for you and your guests to enjoy? It’s guaranteed to be a house party like no other.

How We Met

I was asked to photograph a birthday party at Crathorne Hall for a wedding supplier First Class Weddings Co. back in 2019 who can I add is amazing!

This is where I first met Rob & Emma, it was shortly after that party they got in touch to ask about their wedding date which was great to say yes to, and the fact it was at Crathorne Hall again was a little bonus as I love coming back at Crathorne.

A lot had happened from the day we met like they had a beautiful boy "Alf" who I met when I did his newborn photos then a year later I did his christening and now round it up with their beautiful wedding.

The Wedding

The day started and finished at Crathorne Hall, yes the from the bridal preparations to the ceremony and the reception all at the stunning wedding venue of, did I mention it Crathorne!

It was a very relaxed bridal preparation for Emma, just close family Alf was with her too a very handsome pageboy! 

It was lovely and very relaxing throughout even with the champagne erupting like a volcano after just unwinding the wire clasp, which caught everyone by surprise!

Rob was getting ready at home and I met him and the boys later on and surprise they were at the bar, having a great time and hoping to settle the nerves a bit.

The Ceremony 

Alf decided he didn't want to walk down so Rob went to join him and lifted him and they came down together which is one of my many stand out pictures from the day, real moments that they will remember. Following them down the aisle was their little flower girl that decided to stop at her mum side and stay before Rachel the next bridesmaid, came and took her by the hand to go the rest of the way. The ceremony was just perfect, Alf had another part to play and that was helping with the rings, another aww moment.

The Reception

We had a short time for the photos because it was all about celebrating their wedding with their friends and family which I absolutely get, and they still have beautiful portrait images in the 20 minutes that we did do.

Speeches came next which were hilarious, and then onto the night, the dance floor, it was so much fun and very lively the dance floor was where it was happening and we even had props like cowboy hats, blow up unicorns...

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5 STARS *****

Very professional and friendly photoshoot. Recommended!

Johan Holmberg

5 STARS *****

Nick recently photographed our son's christening. From getting in touch with Nick, it was an easy, straightforward and professional experience. Nick was wonderful on the day - completely in the background capturing shots, allowing us to enjoy the day but also regularly checking we were happy with everything. The end result is lots of fantastic shots which we will cherish for a lifetime! I would highly recommend Nick to anyone, will use his services again in the future and will recommend to all friends and family. Thanks, Nick!

Jayne Forman

5 STARS *****

We were recommended Nick for our newborn shoot. Nick came to our house and was so relaxed, which helped keep Dexter our son calm, so we had one happy baby! Perfect! Dexter loved him, smiling at him every chance he got! The pictures we received are absolutely stunning, so natural and just what we wanted. Now we just have the problem of choosing some to frame! Thank you. 
Definitely 5*, highly recommend.

Sarah Pinkney

5 STARS *****

A fantastic photographer who was both lovely and professional and got some beautiful pictures of my baby son. Nick followed my sons lead and allowed time for changes and grumpy moments! We are so pleased with the end results and can not recommend him highly enough. Thanks so much!

Bryoney Cowen

5 STARS *****

We have had several sessions with Nick over the past year and cannot recommend him enough! He captures my son's personality brilliantly and I have some fantastic photos to treasure of us together too! He is fantastic with children which enables him to get the best portraits! Everything from first contact right through to receiving the finished images was effortless!

Jen Allinson

5 STARS *****

Nick is an awesome photographer. We had both our engagement shoot and wedding photography. Extremely happy with both shoots. We wanted very traditional photos to which Nick worked his magic with! Thank you!

Emma Matchett

5 STARS *****

Recommendation without hesitation !! Excellent photographer, was part of our son's wedding, photos are out of this world, nick himself is a lovely person, excellent with the whole wedding party, couldn’t have asked for more, well-done nick!! and Thankyou !!

Lynn Robinson

5 STARS *****

We can highly recommend Nick. He is so friendly and has such a lovely way of making people feel comfortable. He took lovely natural photos and the happiness and love he captured in those photos is unreal. Thank you so much, Nick.

Bev Steel

5 STARS *****

Nick has done both a promotional shoot for my business & a shoot for my newborn son. Although I’ve not seen the pictures of my son yet (as the shoot was only done this morning), I’m absolutely over the moon with the business pictures & videos he did. Great guy, really friendly & professional. Highly recommend!

Paul Dawson

5 STARS *****

What a fantastic job Nick has done saving the day for us when our photographer cancelled our wedding at the last moment. We can’t thank him enough. The photos are amazing and have captured our memories of our special day perfectly.

Deb Jones

Nick carried out our wedding photos in October. From the first point of contact with discussions about how we wanted the photos to look to the engagement shoot and then the big day Nick and his skills were amazing his ideas and creativity and customer service what's second to none. All our guests found Nick very approachable and friendly. I would highly recommend Nick to anyone.

Andy Lake

5 STARS *****

NG Photography carried out our wedding photography. Nick was amazing he listed to what style we wanted and delivered the results we wanted but also wasn't afraid to ask to try different type of shots. From the initial meeting, engagement shoot, wedding shoot and then the handover nick was always a pleasure to work with. To the point for the past two years, he now shoots a family photoshoot capturing us having fun with an autumn setting. With having his own family he made the kids feel at ease and just focus on having fun rather than being shy around a stranger. If you're looking for a photographer for your wedding, family, engagement or whatever your occasion you're in safe hands.

Andrew Lake

5 STARS *****

We were so grateful to friends who bought a photo package as a present for our twin boys first birthday. Nick arrived punctually and enthusiastically joined in with the excitement of the party. He was at no point ‘in the way’ yet has managed to catch every guest and every moment of the party. Nick was an absolute natural with children and managed to get smiles from all.
The photos were on the website within a week and hand-delivered to our door within a fortnight.
I can’t recommend Nick highly enough. He was a delight to have with us at the party and the results are fabulous. We are delighted with our photos of a very special day.

Helen Murray

5 STARS *****

Nick was our wedding photographer and we couldn’t have been happier with his professionalism. He made everything effortless for us. Highly recommended.

Lynsey finlay

5 STARS *****

Nick was an Amazing amazing photographer! Nothing was too much and I’ve never met anyone so dedicated to their job! His passion for his profession was obvious and he really went above and beyond to provide us with outstanding service. His professionalism was faultless and he is simply a lovely, genuine and very talented individual.

Megan Patterson

5 STARS****

I was looking for a photographer who would capture every bit of mine and Lee’s day the way we wanted and Nick did just that! He is a great guy and the photos are amazing! Wedding album is beautiful and I would highly recommend him for your special day. From start to finish he was just fab! Thanks again Nick

Lisa Williamson

5 STARS *****

Nick provided a wonderful service from start to finish on our wedding day. He communicated with us quickly and efficiently throughout the process and listened to our wishes. We would highly recommend Nick for any photography sessions as he is professional and highly skilled.

Ross Johnson

5 STARS *****

Met this lovely gentleman yesterday what an absolute star he is STAR, worked so hard from start to finish he never stopped! and did the bride and groom proud .... made you feel so at ease and very professional and made the day very special ... seen a few sneak preview photos which are fantastic can’t wait to see the finished album .... anyone looking for a photographer highly recommend

Clare Williams

Amazing photographer, loved the enthusiasm of how proud and keen you are at doing your job in wanting to achieve the best quailty photo eveytime. A very deciated proffeisonal photographer who i would highly recommend, extremely talented and kind man, you will not be disappointed! Thanks for everything Nick on our wedding day.

Adam Bate

5 STARS *****

Nick was an Amazing amazing photographer! Nothing was too much and I’ve never met anyone so dedicated to their job! His passion for his profession was obvious and he really went above and beyond to provide us with an outstanding service. His professionalism was faultless and he is simply a lovely, genuine and very talented individual.

Megan Patterson

5 STARS *****

We were given a voucher for a photoshoot for our daughter who unfortunately spent most of her time in hospital, but Nick was so accommodating and was so understanding in rearranging our photoshoot, in the end, we arranged for nick to photograph at our daughters first birthday, this turned into a whole family and friends photoshoot. I couldn't ask for anything better! So natural and nothing felt staged and nick was happy to just go with the flow, he even had time to play with the children whilst taking the photos to try and get the best shots of them smiling and having a good time! He honestly surpassed all expectations! I couldn't have been happier and I can't wait to see the rest of the photos!

Honey-Anne Earnshaw

5 STARS *****

Amazing photographer loved the enthusiasm of how proud and keen you are at doing your job in wanting to achieve the best quality photo every time. A very dedicated professional photographer who I would highly recommend, extremely talented and kind man, you will not be disappointed! Thanks for everything Nick on our wedding day.

Adam Bate

5 STARS *****

Cannot recommend nick enough!!! Went above and beyond all our expectations on the day!!! Overwhelmed with all our pictures, put everyone at ease soo friendly and helpful throughout the full day! Every single wedding guest has commented on how amazingly talented he is too! Thanks again!

Erin Gibson

5 STARS *****

A fantastic photographer would highly recommend! Nick took photos for both our engagement and when our little one was a newborn. The pictures were stunning, he made us feel at ease especially as I’m not keen on having my photo taken but he made it a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. Nick was very patient when we had our newborn shoot and the pictures were incredible we really will treasure them forever.

Amy Hind

5 STARS *****

Brilliant photographer so friendly and made Emily's prom hassle free can not thank you enough and pictures are amazing 

Sue Robinson

5 STARS*****

Nick provided us with a fantastic service. He was so helpful and captured literally every moment of our special day. All of my guests have since commented that my wedding photographer was just brilliant! I am delighted with the photos, they are absolutely gorgeous and of such high quality. The speed with which he edited and got everything ready for us was incredible and we would recommend him for all your photography needs.

Emma Frankland

5 STARS *****

Very professional, good value and had a great aptitude at getting lovely action shots of the kids.

Daisy Taylor

5 STARS

Me and my Husband used Nick for our wedding back in October, he was not our original photographer but due to unforeseen circumstance, I was let down with 1 week to go to the big day. A family member recommended NG Photography to me and I will be forever thankful. As soon as I contacted Nick he was extremely understanding and considerate and went to every length to put me and my Husband at ease! Not only is he extremely talented but very supportive and helpful, he took our ideas on board and made our day extra magical, he was fantastic and such a good laugh from start to finish which shows in our photographs! All our guests were over the moon with him too, especially for stepping up and helping us out last minute! I have no doubts if you use him as your photograph, you will not be disappointed.

Lauren Gordon

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