A wedding photographer's life

You are probably wanting to know a little more about me and a wedding photographer’s life?

Firstly, my name is Aden – nice to meet you! I’ve been working as a professional photographer for over 10 years now, but my hobby with cameras goes way back to my younger days.

The very first time I held a camera was at around the age of 10. My parents had always shown me family photos. Walking through Yorkshire, my Dad building his farm, me growing from the tiny baby that I was. It was when I discovered a camera was the tool which captured these images, my brain came to life with so many different emotions. I wanted to do this myself.


My passion for wedding photography, motivates me to deliver photographs you will be taking out for years to come to show your new family. I want to be the person who captures those moments. Waking up every day knowing that’s what I do, is such an incredible and powerful feeling, I feel extremely honoured.   


My approach to creating these pieces of art, is a little different to the usual way people run a business. There is a common rule you should never treat a client as a friend. I break this rule and believe every single client is a new friend in my life. I want it to be personal, as I want to take my time to understand who you are. Psychology plays a huge part in reading who is on the other side of the lens.  It’s this little touch of getting to know you beforehand, which will make your photographs so unique. It’s you, you are the key.

Lincolnshire wedding photographer Aden Priest sitting on a rock

"It's who you are, that's what makes a great photo."

Wedding experience, literally.

Away from photography, I have a beautiful lady in my life, she’s called Sam. We married in 2015 at The Samling in the Lake District. We chose to have a small wedding with just close family. Living a wedding on the other side of the lens gave me a whole new appreciation for photography. That’s a wedding photographer’s life for you – you never stop learning. Not only did I marry an incredible woman, I also took a step forward in the progression of my photography.

Image credit : Christopher Ian Photography


Aden came with us for our location wedding in Croatia. The results are fantastic. He spent time learning the kind of pictures we wanted and at the time he worked restlessly to get the perfect results. We are so pleased with the photos and they really take us back to the excitement and emotions of our special day. I would highly recommend him for his professionalism and committed work ethic. The results are so beautiful with many lovely, natural moments captured so well.

Absolutely over the moon with our wedding photos from Aden. A true professional who made us feel at ease from our first meeting, through our engagement shoot and our wedding day. I can comfortably recommend Aden and would suggest that if you are considering wedding photography you meet with him and see if his style is what you are looking for. He will be open and honest about what he does. Once again, we are delighted and would like to thank Aden for telling the story of our wedding day through his excellent photography.

The pictures are amazing!!! We’ve spent god knows how long flicking through them. We are seriously struggling which one we should blow up large on the wall as they are ALL amazing. I can’t stop looking at them, you have some very very happy clients.

Kristian & Elizabeth, Clumber Park engagement

Thank you so much for yesterday at Clumber Park, it was a pleasure to meet you. Love the pictures you’ve put up and can’t wait for rest. You’re very talented and professional. I loved how in the moment I felt and got memorised by Kris’ eyes. I forgot you was there on some occasions (mushy!). You made me feel so comfortable before and during, which I love as I’m not the best to capture.

From the moment you walked in my house I felt at ease. You are amazingly talented and I have literally not stopped smiling. Everyone has said how unobtrusive you were (even my dad).

-Louise & Shaun

By far the best photographer I’ve ever seen. Absolutely love every single photo that has been taken by Aden, they are all stunning. Everyone has said how amazing they are!

-Candy & Ryan

Just wanted to say thanks as the USB arrived this week. Very nice packaging! We have spent some lovely evenings with a gin and tonic looking at the photos – they are great and there are some hilarious pics of the evening partying which we love!

-Emma & Peter

I wanted to say thanks for everything. You really understand your clients needs and expectations. Aden, you and Chris helped us so much you were part of the wedding party and you drew on experience from other weddings and knowledge to guide us through the day. Cheers mate.

– Alex & Steve

We have just received the photos back today and words cannot explain how amazing they are! Being a photographer myself and knowing what it’s like to be on the other side of the camera, this guy hands down is amazing!

-Dan & Zara

As a Bridal makeup artist, I’m often working with different wedding photographers every weekend. From time to time you meet people who are not only amazing at what they do, but are extremely passionate and talented. Aden is one of these people! His work is fantastic!

-Natalie Hodge / Professional Makeup Artist

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