Celebrations Photography - documentary coverage of family events by yorkshire wedding photographer Olivia Brabbs


Following in the style of my wedding photography I bring a documentary approach to family events and celebrations.  I am not there to direct and choreograph your event, but instead to quietly observe and capture the atmosphere, the spontaneous moments, the friendships and the little details.  With this style of working you and your guests will often not be aware of me and my camera and the resulting images are beautiful, fun and most importantly natural.  Due to the documentary nature of my photography a number of images may be presented in black and white to complement my story telling approach.  There will be plenty of colour as well though to capture any fabulous outfits and the party atmosphere.  I'm delighted to cover events both intimate and epic including Anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs, Christenings, Birthdays or just because you're having a get together!

There is of course by the very nature of certain family occasions such as Bar Mitzvahs or Christenings, an element of formality that needs to be sensitively recorded.  I do also appreciate that some families value a small number of formal group shots of family members and friends, which I am more than happy to accommodate.  I will also ensure that those planning decisions you made along the way won’t go unnoticed with beautiful images of those tiny but crucial details such as table settings and decorations.

Rather than provide set packages I offer bespoke coverage for family celebrations so that clients can choose the elements that are important to them.  From a set of prints through to a stunning handmade album or coffee table book there is plenty of choice when it comes to choosing how to display and importantly enjoy your images for years to come.

Please do get in touch to discuss your requirements and for booking details.  As with weddings, to ensure optimum personal service I only have limited space in my diary each year for family celebrations with weekend dates quickly becoming reserved so please do contact me as early as possible to ensure availability. 

Celebration coverage is offered across Yorkshire including Leeds, Harrogate, Ripon, Wakefield and York.

photography for family celebrations including bar mitzvah and christenings

All images copyright Olivia Brabbs Photography 2018

Welcome to the wedding website of female photographer Olivia Brabbs.

Based in York, I provide reportage photography services across Yorkshire including Leeds, Harrogate, Ilkley, Wetherby and Ripon and across the UK.  I offer natural wedding photography that tells the story of your day in a documentary style.

Commercial and editorial photography services are also available.  Please visit Olivia Brabbs Commercial Photography

The latest wedding stories featuring lots of images can be found on my blog - Olivia Brabbs Photography Blog




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