Durham Wedding Photographer


Welcome to your Durham Wedding Photographer!

I am based in Bishop Auckland but you could call me a Durham Wedding Photographer based in the heart of County Durham. I am based in an ideal location to photograph the North East of England.  The North East has some beautiful locations ranging from the rugged moors of the Pennines down to the long stretches of the coast which cover 3 counties; Yorkshire, County Durham and Northumberland.  The North East is home to many beautiful stately homes, castles and country houses to get married with stunning scenery as the backdrop to your perfect day.  I can be your wedding photographer for the day to capture your special moments so the memories always live on.


Excellent Value
I offer excellent value for money, much cheaper than the big studios.
Personal Touch
Being an individual I have the time to provide you with a personal touch to your photo’s making sure everything is perfect and a 1-on-1 consultation to discuss your requirements. Contact me.
Fully Insured
I am fully insured so rest assured you are in safe hands.
Gift Vouchers
Gift vouchers can now be purchased through my website in the online shop.


Chris Hughes Photography can photograph many events including weddings, christenings, birthday parties and commercial events.  Please find various wedding packages to suit all budgets on the Weddings page.


If you are a business and looking for images to advertise your business, product photography or staff portraits look no further than Chris Hughes Photography.  I can come out to you for a consultation to discuss your requirements, and images can be taken at a location of your choosing.  Product photography can be taken at your business or in my photography studio in Bishop Auckland.  Please contact me with your enquiry and I will be happy to help.  Common questions are answered on my FAQ page,

Have a look on my Facebook page for updates and reviews.


Capturing your wedding memories to treasure forever…








Chris Hughes Photography can accommodate family portraits, bump to baby photo shoots, pet portraits and model photo shoots. Portraits and photo shoots can be done in the studio or in the comfort of your own home.  If you would like to try something different and get out in the fresh air of County Durham, why not have an outdoor photo shoot in a location of your choice.  A nice woodland walk with the kids and the dog, or how about on the beach, it gives a very different dynamic feel to your portraits.

You can have a look at examples of my photography on my portfolio page.

Any questions?  See my Frequently Asked Questions page.




Family Portraits

Absolutely beautiful photographs!  Extremely happy with the service.Jasmin Robson, Customer
Chris recently photographed our wedding party at The Pavillion, Bishop Auckland at very short notice. We are over the moon with the special memories he captured, the pictures are amazing and he was very friendly and put us both at ease straight away.  We would most certainly recommend Chris Hughes Photography and would definitely hire him again no questions asked.Leanne ClarkCustomer,
As well as being very competitively priced and taking some excellent photos he also provided a very professional service, With a meet and greet before and a courtesy call after to check that we were happy with the photos we were definitely impressed and pleased with the service he gave us.. Thanks again Chris.Mark RutherfordCustomer,
In our experience Chris is very creative and above all extremely professional. Highly recommended.Kristofer CarltonCustomer,
Just had my first photo shoot with Chris. He is extremely professional and has a great eye for detail. He made me feel really comfortable during the shoot and I think the pictures are amazing. I will work with him again, anytime...looking forward to it!CaitlynCustomer,
We had a bump shoot and the results were amazing. Can't wait to book up for our wedding! Highly recommended, Chris is very professional and always asks what it is you want.Naomi HardyCustomer,


Model Photo Shoots

If you are just starting out in modelling and wanting to create images for your portfolio or maybe an experienced model and would like to update your portfolio please contact Chris Hughes Photography.  If you like to model as a hobby or just for fun please also read on.  We can discuss a photo shoot of any style to be photographed either outdoors on location, in my Bishop Auckland studio or in the comfort of your own home.  You can see examples of my model photo shoots on my portfolio page.


Photo Shoots


Recent projects (scroll sideways)

Harvey’s Christening St Mary’s Church Bishop Auckland

Harvey’s Christening took place at St Mary’s Church in Bishop Auckland.  We then went on to Tindale W.M.C. for the after-party which included a children’s entertainer and magician.        Read More...

Baby Ella

The images below are from the home baby photoshoot with baby Ella.  Props are supplied by Chris Hughes Photography and some by the family to create this newborn photo session.    Read More...

Anthony & Taylor-Jayne’s Wedding at Beamish Park Hotel, Durham

Wedding Photography
Anthony & Taylor-Jayne’s wedding took place as the title suggests at Beamish Park Hotel.  It was my first time photographing a wedding at Beamish Park Hotel, so arrived early to scout theRead More...

Katie & Laura Wedding Engagement Photo Shoot at Hardwick Park

For Katie & Laura’s engagement photo shoot, we visited Hardwick Park.  I have used Hardwick Park a few times for an engagement shoot because it has some amazing photo opportunities, with soRead More...

FM Perfume by Federico Mahora

I was asked by an Instragram influencer to create some product photos of some Federico Mahora & FM Cosmetics perfume that they had been asked to promote.  I had a few ideasRead More...

Weddings @ The Gables Pod Camping & Peartree Cottage, Escomb, County Durham

Wedding Photography, Corporate
I had the amazing opportunity to be asked to photograph this new venue for some promotional shots.  The site is just the right size, perfect for small intimate family weddings up toRead More...

Owen & Melissa Wedding Engagement Photo Shoot at Hardwick Park

For Owen & Melissa’s engagement photo shoot, we visited Hardwick Park.  I had used Hardwick Park before for an engagement shoot because it has some amazing photo opportunities, with so many differentRead More...

Craig & Ashleigh’s Wedding at Crab Manor Hotel Thirsk

Wedding Photography
Craig & Ashleigh’s wedding celebrations took place at Crab Manor Hotel and The Crab & Lobster Restaurant in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.  This was the first time visiting Crab Manor and I haveRead More...

Amelia Photo Shoot

These images are from a home photoshoot with Amelia and Elsa.  We started with Amelia and her dog Elsa before moving on to Amelia in her horse-riding outfit and finishing off withRead More...

Elsa – Dog Portrait

Pet Portraits
These photos are from a pet photoshoot with Elsa showing examples of dog and pet portraits.  If you would like to enquire about a photoshoot session with your pet please get inRead More...

Thomas Wright House Hotel Photography

I was commissioned by Thomas Wright House to create some new hotel room photos of two of their newly refurbished rooms.   Below is a sample of images       

Daniel & Samantha Wedding Engagement Photo Shoot at Penshaw Monument

For Daniel & Samantha’s engagement photo shoot, we visited Penshaw Monument.  It was local to Daniel & Samantha so seemed an obvious choice.  I’d visited a few years back with family andRead More...

Chris & Cyndi’s Barnard Castle Wedding

Wedding Photography
Chris & Cyndi’s wedding ceremony took place at the Register Office in the town of Barnard Castle, County Durham.  Just a short walk from the Register Office is the actual Barnard Castle. Read More...

Connor and Heather’s Wedding at Bowburn Hall

Wedding Photography
Connor & Heather’s wedding celebrations took place at Bowburn Hall, County Durham.  There is a gorgeous open but enclosed grassed area with a gazbo, and a wooded area plus plenty of seating,Read More...

James & Melissa’s Wedding at Lumley Castle, Durham

Wedding Photography
James and Melissa’s wedding ceremony took place at Lumley Castle close to Durham.  The ceremony took place in the Scarbrough State Room. There was a warm low sun for family photos onRead More...

Daniel & Claire’s Wedding at Whitworth Hall Hotel, Spennymoor, Durham

Wedding Photography
Daniel & Claire’s wedding ceremony took place at Whitworth Hall Hotel & Deer Park.  Family photos were taken at the rear courtyard and bride and groom photos in the wooded area. HereRead More...

Rawe Family Photoshoot at Oakenshaw Nature Reserve, Durham

These images are from a family photoshoot with the Rawe family.  The family chose the location of Oakenshaw Nature Reserve close to Durham.  It is a beautiful location with a few pondsRead More...

Wood Family Photo Shoot

These images are from a family photo shoot with the Wood family.  It was in the family’s home using my mobile studio setup and fits into quite small areas.  We had someRead More...

Jason & Steph’s Wedding Photos at Lumley Castle Hotel, Durham

Wedding Photography
Jason & Steph’s wedding ceremony took place at Lumley Castle Hotel close to Durham city.  I have photographed here many times, and it really is a truly authentic old venue with amazing features. Read More...

Andrew & Rebecca’s Wedding Photography at St Mary’s Church, Coxhoe & Honest Lawyer, Durham

Wedding Photography
Andrew & Rebecca’s wedding ceremony took place at St Mary’s Church in Coxhoe and their wedding breakfast at The Honest Lawyer, Croxdale near to Durham.  Here is a small sample of theirRead More...



Read all about Chris Hughes on my About page.  See examples of work on the portfolio page.  

Any questions?  See Frequently Asked Questions and if ready to discuss photography?  Contact me





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