Chris Hughes Photography

From the bridal preparations to your first dance, many months or even years preparing for your wedding day comes down to just one special day
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Wedding Albums
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Images on USB
Images on DVD
Personal Online Gallery
Digital Editing / Airbrushing

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
Hi, I'm Chris. I’m a wedding photographer based in Bishop Auckland, County Durham in the North East of England. From the bridal preparations to your first dance, many months or even years preparing for your wedding day comes down to just one special day. A wedding day can be busy, and sometimes moments of your day pass by too quickly. You need a wedding photographer to capture one of the most amazing days of your lives to keep those memories fresh in your mind forever. Here at Chris Hughes Photography, we know that some couples may be having a large wedding at a large venue, and others a smaller private wedding at a Registry Office, your wedding is special to you, and we can provide a package suitable for all budgets. All of my wedding photography packages include a pre-wedding consultation so that we can discuss your specific requirements. I can show you various examples of my work so that you can decide what style you desire. All packages come with a USB stick presented in a wooden box of your images with reproduction rights.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Chris
Hi and welcome to Chris Hughes Photography. Firstly, congratulations on your engagement and happy wedding planning. I pride myself on providing perfection at an affordable price. A good photographer doesn't have to cost the earth and hopefully after seeing my sample images you will fall in love with my photos. I look forward to discussing your requirements. Regards


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Ian and Dawn Robinson
Married in August 2019
September 2019
Wedding photos
Chris captured the special moments,fun and laughter we shared on our wedding day we would highly recommend him as nothing was to much trouble
Danielle and Chris
Married in October 2018
December 2018
Absolutely amazing
Can’t thank this man enough for the memories I can now treasure forever of the most amazing day of our lives. Every single picture I’ve received is amazing. Value for money is more than worth it.
Mark * Lisa
Married in August 2018
September 2018
Very professional and excellent quality
Chris Hughes did my wedding photos on 15th August and received them today. Very professional and excellent quality would recommended him to anyone
Lynn Murray
Wedding: August 2018
September 2018
he captured every amazing moment of the whole day
Chris did the wedding photography for my daughters wedding on the 21st July and we received the pictures yesterday, all I can say is WOW , he captured every amazing moment of the whole day from posed to natural. I would recommend Chris for any photography requirements. This is the 2nd time we’ve used Chris’s talents and have been blown away both times.
Matthew & Debora
Married in August 2018
September 2018
he captured the Love, the laughter, the emotion an
myself and my now husband picked Chris as our photographer for our wedding and so pleased that we did!! the best thing about our photos from our wedding was that so many of them are natural. Chris didn't get people to really pose unless requested, therefore he captured the Love, the laughter, the emotion and the happiness but he also captured details such as decorations etc. Thank you Chris!!!
Jason & Steph
Married in April 2018
September 2018
I’d definitely recommend him
Chris did our wedding photography at Lumley castle on the 24th March, we had our pictures arrive last weekend. We absolutely love them. At point during the day we didn’t even notice chris taking photos and I live the end result we’ve got lots of beautiful natural photos of our guest enjoying the day. And some lovely ones of us as a couple. I can’t thank chris enough. I’d definitely recommend him and if we need a photographer for anything I’d use Chris.
Location & Contact Details


Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Bishop Auckland

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1(M) 60 and 61

Nearest Train Station

Bishop Auckland

Nearest Airport

Durham Tees Valley

Follow This Supplier On

Press & Awards

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, Emotive, Captivating, Colourful, Editorial

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my images

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Always shop around and get samples of the suppliers work to make an informed decision. If possible try and get previous customers reviews.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I start by discussing dates for availability and then offer a consultation with the couple so that we can meet and get to know each other. I can show further samples of my work, wedding albums and find out the style of photography the couple would like including any special photos. Some couples don't like their photo taken but still want a photographer to capture their special day and that is totally fine. I can still take the traditional family photos and the rest can be totally natural in the moment. A lot of couples I have worked with have said they didn't even realise I was there. Once the photos are ready I will put them in your personal online gallery protected with a password so you can review the images and share them with family and friends. Once you are happy with the images I will mail out the USB stick in a lovely wooden presentation box.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

The first kiss as a married couple

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

Make sure I get photos of the bride & groom's dog in his tuxedo

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Umbrellas and lots of them. Seriously if you do have a wet day thats not a problem, my equipment is weatherproof and we can still get some amazing images either in the rain or indoors.

Describe how you got into photography.

I have always loved taking photos from when I was little. I gradually improved my skills and cameras and started taking photos of family and friends events and from there launched my own business.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount5%