Chris Hughes Photography

Chris Hughes Photography

Chris Hughes Photography is a verified pro service provider Certificate of Excellence 2019

Chris Hughes Photography locationBishop Auckland, County Durham

(33 Reviews)

All of our photography services are tailored to your individual needs. We photograph wedding, christening and event photography to capture your perfect day. We also photograph pets, family portraits, baby bumps, portrait and boudoir.

If you are considering modelling and would like some experience in front of the camera we can provide both studio and on location style experience. If you would like a portfolio putting together we can provide all of these services.

Chris Hughes Photography uses professional quality equipment and images are retouched professionally. Chris Hughes Photography is fully insured so rest assured you are in safe hands. We can travel to your home or a location of your choice.

Please contact us to discuss your personal photography requirements.

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Chris Hughes Photography Reviews

Chris Hughes Photography Reviews

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Kate
5 21/10/2018 Kate

Chris was absolutely fantastic on the day. Very professional, helpful and friendly. We couldn't have asked for better photos or a better photographer. He gave us exactly what we asked for and we've got some amazing photos we can treasure. Thank you so much Chris.

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Bill Oxbrough
5 22/04/2018 Bill Oxbrough

Chris copied photos and memorabilia from my late Uncle that I was able to share electronically, great job, efficient, quick and reasonably priced.

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by gemma marriott
5 24/03/2018 gemma marriott

Chris was the photographer for our wedding, he was very friendly and professional. We got all the photos we want and more.....
There were some lovely touches added to our experience and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by John Blackbourn
5 15/02/2018 John Blackbourn

We booked Chris for our daughter's wedding in October, 2017. He provided an excellent and friendly service. Very reasonably priced and the finished article was a lovely variety of wedding shots both formal and informal. The album that he provided was wonderful. Would definitely recommend Chris.

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by JJhousing
5 20/10/2017 JJhousing

Great photographer! Recommended for events in the North East

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by The epic Gamers
5 26/08/2017 The epic Gamers

Chris done the photographer at our wedding recently, he was amazing, communication through out I would highly recommend him for any occasion. I got all photos back in couple of weeks and they are high quality and beautiful thanks again for capturing our special day.

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Julie Wallace
5 29/06/2017 Julie Wallace

Product photography with fast turnaround

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Parker Witton
5 08/05/2017 Parker Witton

What a wedding what a day! Katrina our daughter and Tom now our son in law Captured by top man Chris Hughes on Saturday March 25th 2017 his work was a joy to behold and his pricing was sensible not trying to take your eyes out. Treasured memories for both families to last a life time. A big thank you from us all Chris for one hell of a job!

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Adam Richardson
5 20/11/2016 Adam Richardson

fantastic the photos came out amazing would recommend him to anyone

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Jasmin Robson
5 08/09/2016 Jasmin Robson

Absolutely beautiful photographs! Extremely happy with the service.

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Mark Rutherford
5 07/08/2016 Mark Rutherford

Chris photographed our wedding in june 2016. As well as being very competitively priced and taking some excellent photos he also provided a very profesional service, With a meet and greet before and a courtesy call after to check that we were happy with the photos we were definatly impressed and pleased with the service he gave us.. Thanks again Chris.

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Leanne Clark
5 03/06/2016 Leanne Clark

Chris recently photographed our wedding evening at the pavillion bishop auckland we had left the booking really late as it wasn't something we had considered until we had chris recommended to us,
from the moment he arrived he put us both at ease & the whole time he was there it was just like having another friend attend our party.
we are over the moon with the special memories he captured & the quality of the pics were great.
I would most certainly recommend & definitely book him again should we need a photographer for anything in the future.

thanks again chris great job

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Naomi Hardy
5 24/05/2016 Naomi Hardy

Have know Chris for a number of years now and he kindly stepped in at the last minute to photograph my sister in laws wedding in 2014 and did an amazing job. More recently Chris did our bump shoot along with some family photographs and again they were amazing and he asked us what we wanted and also offered his own ideas.
In our experience Chris is very creative and above all extremely professional. Highly recommend.

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Amanda Jane Kay
5 Amanda Jane Kay

Fantastic. Nothing a bother. Did our toddler photographs and my family photos. Superb 5*

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Karen Jeffery
5 Karen Jeffery

He was so professional and photos are excellent thanks again

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Tracey Gaynor
5 Tracey Gaynor

Thank you so much for being part of our special day excellent service fab photos , would highly recommend

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Katarzyna Cz
5 Katarzyna Cz

We asked Chris to take product pictures for us. We are very happy with the service and pictures. We asked Chris to change settings of one item and take pictures again. We also asked for some adjustments of files. And all that was done with no additional charge and with warp speed. Great job! :-)

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Donna Brown
5 Donna Brown

Used christopher for a family photo and we are very happy with the pictures we received and we will use you again for another family pic when our girls are a bit older.

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Leanne Clark
5 Leanne Clark

Chris kindly came and snapped our wedding party at very short notice the pictures are amazing and he was very friendly and put us both at ease straight away we would defo hire him again no questions asked

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by John Proudfoot
5 John Proudfoot

Chris is an exceptional photographer and very pleasant. He was very professional and we have booked him for another one of our families wedding, and upcoming family christenings. Our wedding photographs were brilliant and we ordered a large canvas also. His photography prices are very reasonable and canvas price very cheap.

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Clare Bush
5 Clare Bush

Chris responded quickly to my advert about the cost of photos for my wedding and he also gave me a competitive price for my package. Chris did a home visit to discuss my day n put my mind at ease as I wasnt totally sure and showed me his previous work and kept in contact until the wedding. On the day he took some excellent photos and I would definitely use him again and recommend him to friends. Thanks Clare Bush

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Becky Lawrence
5 Becky Lawrence

I can't thank Chris enough for our wedding photos. We called him a month before our wedding and he was really happy to help. He Came around for a consultation to find out exactly what we wanted. We have received our photos and they have captured the day perfectly. Thank you very much Chris �

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Dale Daniel
5 Dale Daniel

Many Thanks to Chris for his wonderful job he did at my daughter Katrina's and her husband Tom's wedding on Saturday March 25th 2017. Firstly at St. Paul's Church Witton Park and then Crook Golf Club. The service was superb and the images were stunning capturing a wonderful day for perpetuity for both families and friends. Also his prices were not extravagant and he did not try to take your eyes out. A quiet lad who went about his job with extreme confidence. If you are thinking about a photographer for any event give him a shout you will not be disappointed!

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by James Beal
5 James Beal

Chris was the photographer for mine and my wife's wedding. He was very professional and polite couldn't ask for a better service especially with such a reasonable cost.

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Adam Barnes
5 Adam Barnes

Absolutely over the moon with the service we have received from Chris from day one, he dropped in at the last minute when I was stressing, instantly put my mind ease first time I spoke to him! The service we received was second to none! Went way above and beyond on the day and has delivered that great service right through to when we received our photos and we are now getting a christening album done by him because of his amazing attitude to us! Once again I would highly recommend him and his business!
Thanks again Chris from Me, Stacey and baby Olivia ��

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Emma Jones
5 Emma Jones

Thank you for our beautiful wedding photos, you captured every special moment perfectly and we love the natural shots of our family and friends. We will be able to relive our amazing day every time we look at these images ♡ Thank you x Mr & Mrs Jones x

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Davey Hindmarch-walters
5 Davey Hindmarch-walters

Just received our disc today from Chris and couldn't be happier, we asked for natural photos as we are both camera shy and Chris didn't disappoint at all even the "staged" pictures he made us feel relaxed. Definitely recommend Chris to anyone. Thanks again Davey & Kelly

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Gillian Jones Moore
1 Gillian Jones Moore

It has taken me some time to bring myself to write this review as if I had wrote it after our wedding it would not have been constructive, more of total abusive!!!' We found Chris to be quite unprofessional !!!!
We were very specific in our requirements for our day & what we wanted. After discussions with Chris we drafted up a list of particular photos we wished to be taken on the day to ensure we had photos of everyone together in the groups we wanted. Chris took this home with him for later reference, However on the day Chris forgot to bring the list with him this resulted to there being no structure or direction given from as to who he wanted up for the group photos. a family member had to take lead to ensure that we did manage to get some photos of particular people together such as brides parents, brides maids, grooms family etc ect

Chris seemed to demonstrate lack of experience taking one photo at a time then viewing that picture before taking the next one. Having been to several other weddings with a professional photographer they would take 2-3-4 shots together and then check the images. On parting from the Church to go to the reception Chris said to me a he had no money for the car park despite being informed at the time of booking that he would require a £1.00 for the full day parking. Where he thought I was going to pull money from my wedding dress for him to park is beyond me. He then said I will have to call at a shop to get some cash back. !!!! When the photos where ready Chris was supposed to make an appointment to bring the cd for us to view and to discuss if we wanted any changing or photoshopped as in any in black and white etc. However he turned up unannounced on a Sunday and left the cd with my mother who was in the garden as we were out of our home shopping. So much for going through the photos with us. When we viewed the cd we where very disappointed to say the least. He managed to get plenty of shots of people looking away or not smiling but none of anyone looking at the camera and smiling for the photo. He had been outside the church taking shots of our guests arriving and the only photo of my husbands daughter with his grandchild was of her adjusting her bra strap looking in the opposite direction of the camera even though there was a long driveway she had just walked up to the church entrance. There has been no follow up from Chris to see if we were happy with the photos or if we wanted any cropping or in different colours ect. Although he did send a email approx 6 weeks later asking us to leave him a review. Chris had stated at one point that this was his hobby not his full time job and this certainly showed not only in his lack of professionalism but also in the quality of the actual photographs. My recommendation would be to use a recognised professional photographer with a good reputation for your special day as we have been left totally disappointed.

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Emma Pattison
3 Emma Pattison

Took me a while to write this review as i wasnt quite sure how to go about it, Chris is lovley and has taking some lovley photos however i expected a liitle bit more of my day. He missed a photo out of my wedding car which is a main photo that every photographer takes and my sister had to promt 'fun' photos otherwise we wouldnt of had any. We also never had any staged ones inside the church, which is unfortunate but overall we do have some good ones. We have spoke about this but my day has gone we cant change it now.

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Samantha Garside
5 Samantha Garside

I am over the moon with the photos of my boys... I cannot thank Chris enough for his patience and keen eye for taking natural shots, my boys immediately felt comfortable with him and I am so happy with the end results.. I can't stop looking at them - love love love them!!

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Kate Amirthalingam
4 Kate Amirthalingam

Chris provided the photography for our child’s christening at very short notice. He was easily contactable and arrived to the venue on time. Chris sent the photos on a cd very soon after the event, faster than promised which was great. His price is also very reasonable and fair. I have rated 4 out of 5 stars as there are only 2 photos out of all which are nice enough to frame. Would have liked some good ones of the family and wished Chris would have directed us more on the day to get some posed shots but Chris did his best at such short notice.

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Gemma Koch
5 Gemma Koch

Chris was the photographer for our wedding, he was very friendly and professional. We got all the photos we want and more.....
There were some lovely touches added to our experience and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Review of Chris Hughes Photography by Stephanie Million
5 Stephanie Million

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.

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16 Ladysmith St, Bishop Auckland DL14 7RQ, UK

Chris Hughes Photography Q&A

Chris Hughes Photography Q&A

What’s the secret to taking a great photograph?

The secret to taking a great photo is to stand back, observe and be ready for the perfect moment to happen. A great photographer blends in, and allows everyone to enjoy themselves and act natural. It's the natural photos that stand out, without any fake smiles or staged photos.

What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?

First and foremost is the date and time to make sure I am free and to make sure the correct date and time are recorded on the contract. I will ask about the event, what photos the client requires and discuss the style of photos.

What do you love most about your job?

The thing I love most about my job is that I get to take my hobby of photography to be my work and create memories for everyone to treasure forever. I love meeting new people as everyone likes different styles and has different views.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I have loved photography for many many years and decided to make a business out of it, and create images for each client's purpose. May that be an event, products, birthdays or weddings, I can make that special photo for each and every client.

Why should our clients choose you?

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. I offer excellent value for money, much cheaper than the big studios.

Services provided by Chris Hughes Photography

Chris Hughes Photography Services

Model Photo Shoots

If you require a portfolio for your modelling or just want to have a fun photo shoot come along and have a photo shoot either in studio or on location.

Family Portraits

Have a traditional family portrait or a fun time whilst i capture the moment.

Wedding Photography

I offer various wedding packages for all budgets . All of my wedding photography packages include a pre-wedding consultation so that we can discuss your specific requirements.

Christening Photography

Have a professional photographer capture your baby's christening to allow you and your guests to enjoy the day

Bump to Baby

Capture the special time of your pregnancy with a bump photo shoot. Either have a one-off photo shoot or to capture the progression of your baby growth in your tummy. Bring along your partner and the new born's siblings to make a perfect family photo to treasure.

Event Photography

If you have a commercial event or awards ceremony, I can photograph the whole event.

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