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    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)

Amelia | Newburgh Priory Wedding

2012 was an amazing year, and the busiest year yet for us, and along the way we had the pleasure of photographing so many lovely couples in so many amazing locations. Although we now have a little break from shooting weddings until the 2013 wedding season kicks in, it’s always a busier time than we imagine it’s going to be, not least because we are busy, beavering away on some new developments that we’re going to be launching soon…it’s such an exciting time and we can’t wait to get underway with everything! Unfortunately, as a result our blog has been left a little un-loved by us, although we have started to use our Facebook business page a bit more, so we’d love it if you stopped by to have a look. If you don’t already ‘Like’ us, you can find us at and click on our ‘Like’ button to get notifications each time we update our page.

But back to the blog…we’re going to get better with it, we promise, and so what we’re going to do is publish smaller posts, but more regularly. We’re going to be looking back at 2012 and picking out some of the many images we love. Today we’re beginning with Amelia. We photographed Amelia and Jonathan’s wedding at Newburgh Priory and Bolton Castle during 2012, and this is one of our favourite shots of Amelia at Newburgh Priory in the final stages of her getting ready. I love the expression on her face!

Naomi & Edward | Nottingham Wedding Photography

Some people say less is more when it comes to blog posts. You’ll see from this that I don’t subscribe to that notion but believe me when I say this is an abridged version of Naomi and Edward’s wedding…there were just so many moments, so many emotions, and I wanted to tell that story as comprehensively as I could through the photos. Naomi and Edward were married at the Christadelphian Hall in Nottingham and then went on to the quaint little village of Normanton on Soar. If there is one thing that comes across to me in this pictorial story of their day it’s happiness. Happiness, joy and family. I know that’s 3 things. But here’s the story of their day….Edward and Naomi, we hope you love these!

September 27, 2012 - 7:57 pm

Abby Grace - I absolutely love these portraits- everything is so COZY! And her hair? Simply gorgeous. Great job, Christian!

September 27, 2012 - 8:40 pm

Andy Pickard - beautiful set of pics, lovely subtle processing the couple must be really pleased to have their day captured with such style. The last image of the boy and the fire is gorgeous

September 27, 2012 - 8:53 pm

Dasha - Such a lovely wedding! Love all the moments you captured)) Just looks like it was a perfect day

September 27, 2012 - 10:08 pm

Mel Cowell - Simply beautiful. Like Andy love the final image of the boy

September 28, 2012 - 11:50 am

Ed and Naomi - These photographs are beautiful – such an amazing talent. You were great on the day too and we barely noticed most of these being taken. Thanks for capturing the best day ever! Xx

September 28, 2012 - 1:01 pm

Alex - Hi Guys, I met you at the wedding – talked to you a bit about photography. This is spot on!

September 28, 2012 - 2:23 pm

Sonia Mundey - Beautiful pictures Ed and Naomi! It looks like you all had a wonderful day. We’re so pleased for you and wish every happiness together. Much love xx xx

October 1, 2012 - 2:38 pm

Linda James - Thanks for sharing your pics of the day with us, they are lovely and give a real feel for your happiness. We send our love and prayers for the Lord to bless you.xx

October 6, 2012 - 9:47 am

canvas prints - a lovely day and the picture look unreal to.

October 16, 2012 - 11:45 am

cat hepple - What a beautiful wedding and such gloriously pretty light used so well. Fabulous.

October 29, 2012 - 3:07 pm

Rosie @ LoveLuxe Blog - Aww these are lovely – so much emotion and laughter. Absolutely lovely!

October 31, 2012 - 11:06 pm

Erica - Thank you everyone. We loved photographing Ed and Naomi’s wedding – SUCH a happy day!

November 18, 2012 - 10:59 am

Rob - Great attention to the details and a nice documentary approach. Stumbled across your work looking for a friend’s website…I’m glad I did.

London Engagement Photography | Simon & Stacie’s London Engagement Shoot

Simon and Stacie are soon to be married in one of our favourite venues- Kensington Roof Gardens. We always love returning there and even more so when it’s to document the wedding for a special couple like Simon and Stacie. We met up with them in front of the quirky city hall at More London and then ambled around the area chatting and taking photos, and time just flew by. Stacie confessed to being a little bit nervous but we’d seriously not have known…these guys seriously made our job easy and they were so trusting and relaxed in front of the camera, and with each other. I fear we may have gone slightly overboard with the number of photos in this post, but it’s difficult cutting down the numbers for shoots like this, especially when it would appear that Simon and Stacie are a couple with an infinite number of different faces and expressions. We had a great time Simon and Stacie, we hope you enjoy these photos and we’re looking forward to being there to capture your wedding in just a few weeks!

Hever Castle Wedding | Emily & Chris | Sneak Preview

Here’s a little look at Emily and Chris. This lovely couple married at Hever Castle in Kent and the rain certainly didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits! Just a sneaky look for now, but some medium format film shots taken with our Contax 645 have made it into this post! (For the film buffs, it’s Fuji 400H, developed and scanned by RPL in the US of A).

August 2, 2012 - 11:25 pm

Jon S6 - smooth, love the bottom left portrait

August 4, 2012 - 7:57 pm

Shiraz Chanawala - Amazing shots. BTW is it the bridal bouquet done with CONTAX.