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  • Hello there!

    Welcome to Christian Ward Photography. We are Christian and Erica - a husband and wife photographic team based in Chesterfield near Sheffield but delivering high quality wedding photography throughout the UK and for destination weddings. Information and a price guide are available through the Info link at the top left of this page. Contact us now to enquire about our availability.

    We specialise in delivering seamless cover of your entire day, capturing relaxed, natural, and beautiful photographs. We're passionate about photographing your wedding and would love to hear from you. Please do leave your comments on our photos and tell us what you think!
    (Our bio photo by Swedish photographer Isabelle Hesselberg)

Layla & Matthew’s Colourful Moroccan Wedding | Tythe Barn Priston Mill Bath

We are always so busy taking photographs and everything else associated with running our business, and one thing that always slips to the bottom of our pile is updating our Blog…which is crazy really, since it’s a brilliant way of sharing what we’ve been up to.  Over the past couple of years we’ve had some amazing clients and taken many, many beautiful images at gorgeous weddings, that have never been showcased in this way.  And we’ve decided it’s a crime against wedding photography!  So, in no particular order here is the first such beautiful wedding…this is the lovely Layla and Matt, whose summer wedding at The Tythe Barn, Priston Mill near Bath was a riot of colour, emotion, sound and exciting Moroccan touches.

January 6, 2014 - 8:48 pm

Jenny Blad - Wow – just wow!

January 7, 2014 - 9:19 am

Erica - Ahhh, thank you Jenny :-)

January 8, 2014 - 8:26 am

Victoria Lodge - Amazing…just amazing! Such gorgeous photos :)

January 8, 2014 - 9:20 am

Erica - Thank you Victoria :-)

Wedding Photography in France | Jess & Tim | Chateau La Durantie

Last Summer we had the pleasure of photographing a truly beautiful wedding – that of the lovely Jess and Tim, who were married at Chateau La Durantie.  Chateau La Durantie is a gorgeous place set in picture perfect grounds, tucked away in the heart of the picturesque Dordogne region of France. We photographed Jess and Tim’s wedding using both digital and film cameras.  In particular many of the couple shots, outdoor details and bridal party portraits are shot on film, with our beloved Contax 645 cameras on Fuji 400H film, developed and scanned ourselves at our UK Film Lab.  Thanks Jess and Tim for choosing us as your wedding photographers – it was a joy to photograph such a happy day.

 

Priss & Ron | Newcastle Engagement Photography

Recently we had the pleasure of meeting the very sweet Priss and Ron for the first time in person.  Their wedding is in October and we met them for an engagement shoot in the beautiful city of Newcastle, which holds many special memories for them both.  Thanks Priss and Ron for a fantastic time in the Toon!  We shot this in a mixture of digital and medium format film so we thought we’d share both today, starting off with soft and lovely film, shot on the Contax 645 (a mix of Fuji 400H and Acros film) and developed/scanned by us in our other guise!  (UK Film Lab)

And now to go old school;-)Here are the digital images…

August 27, 2013 - 9:08 am

Lewis - These look great, love the medium format shots.

September 3, 2013 - 2:46 am

Ronnie - The ice cream shot cracks me up every time, i cant wait to check out the rest.
Not long to go, See you soon :)

Jane & Sam on Film – Taitlands – North Yorkshire Wedding Photography

Film photography (yes, that’s right, where you put the roll of film into your camera and don’t get to see the results until you develop it!) is a growing passion of ours, and in particular, shooting medium format film on our beloved Contax 645s.  We love film so much that we’ve even started up a film developing and scanning lab called UK Film Lab, which is growing in popularity every day and allowing us to be part of a wonderful film shooting community.  Soon we’ll be introducing film packages into our wedding photography services, in addition to our existing film-only venture, One Experience.  But having seen some of our film work, the sweet, funny and wonderfully enthusiastic Jane and Sam, asked us if we’d shoot some at their wedding last month.  And of course we said yes!  We love the soft, beautiful colours of colour film and the clean, natural look of black and white film; we love the way in makes us take photographs; we love the simplicity and yet the skill involved; and we love the exciting anticipation of waiting to see your images.  Thank you Jane and Sam for your passion and enthusiasm for having beautiful wedding photographs, and for making it so easy and enjoyable for us to take them.  These were shot on a mixture of Fuji 400H, Portra 800 and TRI-X 400, developed and scanned by us, at the amazingly beautiful Taitlands in North Yorkshire.

August 7, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Katharine Peachey - Delightful, especially those lovely evening light portraits. And just realised you are UK film lab too! How exciting.

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