Our Approach

We’ve been photographing beautiful weddings for 15 years and every year our love of the craft is heightened more. Our brides seek us out because they want pictures that will endure for a lifetime. Our wedding images are far from traditional, more like the kind of images you’d see in a glossy celebrity magazine. We use every technique we’ve learned over the years to craft images which tell your story in a unique and stylish way. We’ve gained the necessary people skills over the years to know when it’s appropriate to stay in the background and ‘document’ and when we can ‘direct’ the action to ensure perfect lighting and positioning. Nobody knows we’re there, yet we seem to be everywhere. It’s a skill that good wedding photographers only gain with lots of experience.

Meet the Team

Come and meet us in our studio base at Hazlewood Castle, near Tadcaster on the A64. Enjoy a Hazlewood Cream Tea, coffee or a glass of wine and have a look through some of our gorgeous albums. We’ll show you just how dedicated we are in telling your story in a unique and inspiring way that you’ll treasure for the rest of your lives.

Dave Sander

Dave Sander

photographer

“My background in photography was old school. Getting my hands dirty, processing film in the darkroom with lots of toxic chemicals. It was the magic of seeing my images gradually appear on the prints which was always such a thrill. I still get that thrill today in front of the screen with photoshop open. When digital arrived in photography in the early 2000s, I embraced it, learning everything I could about the wonders of Photoshop. Alongside the digital processing, I crafted a lighting style which was inexpensive, out of necessity, yet very effective. My style is upbeat, backlit, romantic, positive, beautiful. If my lighting style were a movie, I’d say it was ‘Mamma Mia’. All backlit hair and with the kind of images that make you want to fall in love and break out in song!

I’ve been earning my living from photography for ten years and my first dedicated studio was opened three years ago and now, the time has come to create a more boutique, upmarket, luxury brand, photographing baby bumps and newborn babies in a stylish and beautiful way.

Working alongside me on every shoot is Shareen Kellett

Shareen Kellett

Shareen Kellett

Studio Manager

Shareen joined the company after first being a client. she loved her shoot. she felt comfortable and totally at ease in front of the camera. She absolutely loved her pictures and wanted to buy them all. From then on she basically just moved in. she had been working as a hairdresser for several years and was qualified in make-up artistry so it seemed like the perfect partnership in skills. She’s also worked for photographers in the past and knew about lighting and direction of light. Shareen has made herself so indispensible to the point that she is present on all shoots. She also has 4 kids, including 3 year old twins. Comes in handy when dealing with babies and children which happens often.

In the studio, we call Shareen the human force of nature. She is loud, crazy and absolutely unstoppable. Her energy is infectious. When you’re flagging just as your evening guests arrive, Shareen will be the perfect pick me up you’ll need. Any hair and make-up touch ups you need during the day, well Shareen will be on hand for you.

Bethany Allsop

Bethany Allsop

Hair and make-up

 

“I worked with Dave over the last couple of years while finishing my degree in make-up and it was wonderful to be invited to join the new team at Madison Bou. I’ve worked at some other make-over studios and love that here, we don’t rush. Everything is about giving the client a special, relaxing experience. It’s always fun as well. We can’t stop laughing. I’m allowed the time to create something individual for each client. It’s what I got into make-up for and mums especially love the chance to feel special again.”

Next Steps…

If you like what you see so far, the next step is to check availability for your wedding date. Busy Summer months book up quickly so call us now to make an appointment to come and talk to us and see our work up close. We are happy to schedule meets after work if this is easier for both of you. call or text : 07860 830789 or fill in the form below