Northern Ireland Wedding Photographer
Hello, and congratulations! I’d love to be part of your big day… if you’d let me. I’ve been photographing weddings for over 12 years – gosh that makes me sound old! I’m a calm, relaxed sort of a fella. I only shoot 20 weddings a year and like to work with like-minded couples. Take a look at my work and if you like what you see, drop me a line and we can go from there.
My photography packages start from just £1160 (normally £1450). It’s all explained in my brochure which you can get below.
Some of the Most Popular Questions I Get Asked (a lot!)
Where are you based and do you travel?
Our studio is based in the beautiful city of Belfast. You might have heard of it… Game of Throne, Titanic, that car that Marty McFly drove. You know the one. We are out at Portview Trade Centre, which is a fantastic old linen mill in East Belfast, close to where the Titanic was built actually. It is about 5-10 minutes from the city centre.
We travel ALL over. From weddings just down the road from us, to ones where we get on several planes & trains! You tell us the place, and we’d love to chat.
Do you know what you are doing?
Ok, so I’m not exactly a spring chicken any more… but I would say the right side of 40 😉 I have been photographing weddings professionally and full-time for the last 12 years. I have probably photographed close to 500 weddings in that time, so you could say I know what I am doing. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at my portfolio. Better still, come and meet me at the studio.
What's this going to cost us?
This is probably the question I get asked the most. The answer depends on you. My packages start from just £1160 (normally £1450). I don’t charge for travel for weddings in Northern Ireland. If your wedding is further away just ask for a quote for travel. I keep it sensible and love to see new places. I met my wife (and amazing assistant) when I was photographing a wedding in Italy! So, you see, we really do go anywhere. To hold your date is just £400.
We don't want an album, is that possible?
Absolutely. We can pretty much do what ever you want. It is your wedding after all. (I’ve a little secret for you… Hannah and I never got an album of our own wedding!). You can always add an album later if you change your mind. Our albums are super lovely. If you think you *might* like an album, adding one before the wedding will secure one of our special album package prices.
We hate posing, but you say you pose?!
Truth be told… no one likes posing. A wedding day consists of lots of different parts of the day. Each part requiring a different approach and style. If you ever hear someone tell you that they are totally candid or documentary, then you might want to slap them around a bit with their price list – as this really isn’t the case. I use a mixture of styles – candid in the morning when you are getting ready, respectful and discreet during the ceremony, friendly yet efficient for the family ones and relaxed and fun for the beautiful photos of you two together. Yes, there is a bit of posing, but it is painfree, easy, relaxed… and dare I say it, even fun. Even the most terrified grooms love their wedding photos when I am done with them!
Can we meet? (just to make sure you are not a crazed lunatic)
Yes, absolutely, totally – provided you dare to venture east of the river and come to our studio! Meeting before your wedding (and even before you book) is a great way to get to see if we get on. There is nothing worse than finding your wedding photographer is a bossy humourless anti-social miserable… ah you get the point. Just give the studio a call on 02890 99 77 98 to arrange a time to come out for a chat.
Some Kind Words
Fiona & Adam - Lime Park Cottages
I don’t think we can say how amazing Graham and Hannah are in this review! Choosing a wedding photographer was tough, especially as we are from England so couldn’t go off friends recommendations… but we are so glad we found Graham! We’re not one to pose for photos and had never had professional photos taken but meeting for an engagement shoot was a great way to meet Graham and he put us at ease! Graham is a great communicator and we chatted in the run up to the wedding. Come the wedding day, it felt like a pleasure to have Graham and Hannah at the wedding! Our guests loved them, Graham is fun and enthusiastic, but also discrete! Graham happily took on the challenge of doing a photo collage of all of our guests and the result is incredible (if you’re getting married check it out!) The photos are awesome – now we just have to choose which ones to print!! We can’t thank Graham and Hannah enough but we can definitely recommend them! Fiona & Adam Stunning wedding photographs at Limepark Cottages
Marcy & James - Dunluce Castle
Working with Graham and Hannah was an incredible experience from the day we booked until the day we received our photographs. As a couple from the U.S. seeking our wedding to be the adventure of a lifetime at a castle ruin overseas, we needed a photographer completely on board with our vision. Graham and Hannah not only completely embraced our vision, but seemed excited to shoot our big day. We were in touch frequently after we booked, often sneaking in questions about where to eat after the ceremony, places to stay, and the timeline of events for the big day. Graham and Hannah always answered our questions thoroughly, even when they had nothing to do with photography. The day of the ceremony, Graham and Hannah were a hit. Everybody loved them. They were fun, engaging, and professional. They were able to coach us into the perfect shot time and time again. When our pictures arrived, we were in awe. They truly captured the magic of our wedding day. There are so many stunning photos we are having trouble deciding which ones to frame. Our family and friends are all impressed as well; we have heard numerous times that our pictures are the most beautiful wedding pictures they have ever seen. One photo was even published in a national U.K. magazine. Overall, we could not have asked for a better experience with our photographers. Graham and Hannah are phenomenal. Marcy & James Beautiful wedding photographs at Dunluce Castle
Mary & Sue - Tuscany, Italy
Destination wedding at Borgo a Mozzano Tuscany Italy Graham was amazing on our special day and we have completely fallen in love with our wedding album. On the run up to the wedding, there were times when I thought Graham was more excited about my wedding than me. He has an enthusiastic approach to photography and his style is incredible. I love the candid shots he captured, plus the group photos where casual and quick. Hannah was a great help on the day and it was a comfort how calm they were. All our guests and everyone who participated in the wedding enjoyed Graham and Hannah’s company and he even put our officiant at ease on the morning! Since getting our wedding album, so many people have commented on the unique style, sleek look, and beautiful presentation. Thank you Graham and Hannah! Mary & Sue Destination wedding at Borgo a Mozzano Tuscany Italy
Jude & Colin - West Wing at Crom Castle
Rustic weddingphotographs at West Wing at Crom Castle Graham, assisted by the lovely Hannah, did a wonderful job capturing our wedding day. He was full of great ideas for shots and always up for a challenge…including taking all of his equipment in a little boat to get some shots on the Lough (I think that was a first!). He managed to capture everything we wanted but yet we hardly noticed that he was there, which is a real skill. After the wedding Graham was very prompt in getting the pics to us and best of all, was never pushy when it came to ordering albums etc. He even allowed my whole family and I to come to his studio one Saturday to watch the DVD of pics on a big screen and gave us all tea and biscuits! Overall, Graham was awesome – very professional, fun, not pushy, creative, well organised and up for anything. Thank you Graham (and Hannah!) Jude & Colin Rustic weddingphotographs at West Wing at Crom Castle
Charlotte & Samuel - Ballygally Castle
Summertime wedding photographs at Ballygally Castle We cannot thank Graham Crichton photography enough for the quality of service they provide. From meeting them at the wedding journal show to our engagement shoot and of course our wedding. At our engagement shoot it was the perfect way for us to build rapport and for Graham to get to with us. Then at our wedding we were worried that we would not be able to stop and take it all in, and believe me it really does fly in. Graham and Hannah has such an ability to capture the pure essence of your day and make you feel so special. You really did capture the pure essence of our day and we have a stunning wedding album to match. We love your quirky personalities and style. Charlotte & Samuel Summertime wedding photographs at Ballygally Castle
Anna & Andrew - Parkanaur House
Winter picturesque wedding photographs at Parkanaur Manor House Anna & I would like to thank Graham and Hannah for the wonderful photographs and service they provided for us at our wedding in November! We ordered the basic package with an engagement shoot prior to the big day. I would really recommend the engagement shoot before the wedding to get you comfortable having your pictures taken and so you can chat to Graham about your preferences and get to know each other. Graham made us feel really comfortable and was really committed to our shoot (even wading into the sea in April!!) and we were really pleased with the photos. Graham’s service was comprehensive and ensured the photo sessions we had on the day were not intrusive and really added to the flow of the day! Graham and Hannah were really flexible on the day as we had some rain and timetable changes which helped remove some of the stress of the day! Grahams creativity and ideas meant we got some great and original photos we even got to take photos out in a condemned swimming pool! Overall a top service! Thanks!!! Anna & Andrew Winter picturesque wedding photographs at Parkanaur Manor House
Get in touch
Graham Crichton Photography,
A110 Portview Trade Centre,
310 Newtownards Road,
Belfast BT4 1HE,
Phone: 02890 99 77 98
I don’t think we can say how amazing Graham and Hannah are in this review! But we are so glad we found Graham! We’re not one to pose for photos. Come the wedding day, it felt like a pleasure to have Graham and Hannah at the wedding! Our guests loved them, Graham is fun and enthusiastic, but also discrete!
Fiona & Adam Stunning wedding photographs at Limepark Cottages