Happy Otter Photography

Happy Otter Photography

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Happy Otter Photography locationBishop Auckland, County Durham

(16 Reviews)

Happy Otter Photography is run by professional female wedding photographer, Emma Womersley, who has over 9 years experience photographing weddings throughout Yorkshire and the North East. Growing up in York, and then living in Bishop Auckland has given Emma access to some amazing wedding venues from Harrogate, Wetherby and Leeds, up to Newcastle, Yarm and Teesside. Travelling an hour in any direction leaves her perfectly placed to cover weddings in areas such as Durham, Darlington, Ripon, Thirsk and Northallerton.
Emma has naturally developed her own unique style which is a storytelling blend of documentary and reportage photography designed and delivered with modest and introverted couples at heart. Her relaxed and compassionate style of photography allows couples and their guests to feel at ease throughout the day and gives rise to some fantastic emotion filled moments captured on camera.
The Happy Otter name developed as Emma realised she was suited to capturing clients who were not too keen on the idea of posing, but still really wanted to have beautiful photos of themselves and guests. She’d started out her photographic life tirelessly trying to photograph an otter which lived on the river Ouse near her home, and learned that otters are very shy and elusive creatures. It took patience, perseverance and sensitivity, to photograph the otter behaving naturally. Her perfect clients often have many of the same characteristics as otters, and even otters want beautiful wedding photos!

  • 3 hires on Bark.com
  • 5 hours average response time
Happy Otter Photography Reviews

Happy Otter Photography Reviews


Review of Happy Otter Photography by Jack Holt
5 11/07/2017 Jack Holt

Emma photographed our wedding (end of May 2017) at Comlongon Castle, Dumfries. Although she is not based in the area, she was happy to travel there for the event.

She arrived exactly on time, stayed longer than she needed to, and took hundreds of fantastic photos. She was completely unobtrusive and did a great job taking both candid photos and getting our guests together for group photos.

Emma's prices were very reasonable, and she has provided us with a usb stick with both high res and low res versions of all of the photos, as well as a lovely slideshow set to music. We would definitely recommend her!

Review of Happy Otter Photography by simon focused
5 16/08/2016 simon focused

Professional wedding photographer, excellent!

Review of Happy Otter Photography by emma barker
5 02/08/2016 emma barker

This site was really helpful when you are struggling to find what you want thank you and I look forward to working with you thank you

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Review of Happy Otter Photography by Emma Parish
5 27/07/2016 Emma Parish

Review of Happy Otter Photography by Mariya Welsh
5 Mariya Welsh

Absolutely amazing photos. Thank you so much for capturing our day. Emma was excatly what we wanted! Captured some beatiful natural moments couldnt have asked for more.

Review of Happy Otter Photography by Monika Hammond
5 Monika Hammond

We've been lucky to have found Emma. We are very happy with the beautiful photos she took on our wedding day. The little details and moments captured looking naturally take us back to that magical day. We love the colours and the quality of the pictures. Thank you EP Photography for your outstanding services :)

Review of Happy Otter Photography by Catherine Robinson
5 Catherine Robinson

We've just had our wedding photo's back from Emma and they are absolutely fantastic!
On the run up to the wedding and on the day itself Emma was a complete professional and we couldn't be happier with the results!
Thank you Emma!

Review of Happy Otter Photography by Michelle Scrafton
5 Michelle Scrafton

Truly amazing from start to finish! Emma just blended in all day and captured the things that we had missed... now our photographs are here and I'm so glad that we picked this very talented lady to be part of our special day �

Review of Happy Otter Photography by Tana Gold
5 Tana Gold

Not had all of our photos yet but the ones I have seen so far clearly show the talent of this wonderful photographer highly recommend Emma very professional and calm throughout can't wait to see the rest of the photos so happy with the ones so far.

Review of Happy Otter Photography by Roy Cross
5 Roy Cross

A lot of our friends have said that although they love their wedding photos, it's the small things on the day that they miss being able to recall again. Everyone 'poses' for photos, but it's not necessarily how we know them. Candid shots of them, laughing, cracking jokes, looking at the photos they took on their own phones, flowers, table layout, trinkets scattered around, menu cards and all those hundreds of other things that make up the day are the things that get hard to remember years on.
We wanted all those memories, and seeing Emma's website and photos we felt she could deliver that. We arranged to meet Emma at the wedding venue so she could see it, and we pretty much knew we'd made the right choice. She asked the right questions, getting to know us first and what we wanted and then going through the venue with us looking at potential shots and involving us in ideas about locations.
On the day she worked tirelessly, it was obvious a lot of planning had gone on because she was right there for every important moment.
When we got the photos we were over the moon! We had the necessary 'formal' shots we had asked for, and the rest were an amazing picture story of the whole day. Years from now that photo album will come out and take us right back to that day, and that is exactly what we wanted.
We can't thank Emma enough. Everyone who's seen the photos has praised her work so from us she comes highly recommended.
Roy & Jill

Review of Happy Otter Photography by Joanne Michelle
5 Joanne Michelle

We've just received our photos from Emma and we are absolutely over the moon! She has perfectly captured so many special moments and I honestly felt like I was reliving the day as we went through them all!

So many of our guests had commented on how refreshing it was for a photographer to blend in and capture all the little moments, rather than jumping in front of guests and dictating the day.

We honestly couldn't be happier with the results of your hard work - thank you so much!

Robert and Joanne Burn

Review of Happy Otter Photography by Lydia Harris
5 Lydia Harris

Absolutely amazing choice for a wedding photographer! Emma's relaxed and professional style creates the most gorgeous shots for your big day. She concentrates on capturing moments rather than framing shots, helping the day go smoothly and providing wonderful memories. Excellent service, good price, and quality product. I highly recommend her!

Review of Happy Otter Photography by Megan Clark
5 Megan Clark

Our amazing wedding photos arrived yesterday, and everything is perfect, even down to the USB with the cute otter logo! I can't sing Emma's praises high enough, she was exactly what we needed in a photographer. I love the relaxed unposed photos which tell a perfect story of our day! Thank you so much

Review of Happy Otter Photography by Grace Parkinson
5 Grace Parkinson

Our photos are absolutely PERFECT. Emma has managed to create exactly what we wanted and so much more. Cannot recommend her enough! We are not posy people at all and didn't need to be, we were made to feel at ease and it felt like a friend was there with us. We would both like to thank you very very much for capturing our day exactly as it was: colourful, loving and fun! Thank you again so so much we are thrilled :)

Review of Happy Otter Photography by Hannah Woods
5 Hannah Woods

If I could give Emma more than five stars I would- everything about our experience was perfect. From the initial meeting and discussing ideas, to the lead up to the day and the day itself was brilliant thanks to Emmas professional yet relaxed manner.

Both myself and David hate having our picture taking but Emma took all of the stress out of it and made them enjoyable. All our guests agreed and commented on how lovely it was to have a photographer who captured special moments rather than having staged pictures.

We were so excited to get our pictures back and they were better than we could have imagined! The way we received them was so thoughtful and the pictures were amazing. All the important moments were perfectly captured and we got to see parts of the day we missed.

We couldn't have been happier with the service and photos we received from Emma.

Thank you!

Review of Happy Otter Photography by Rebecca Rafferty
5 Rebecca Rafferty

Emma was perfect on our special day. Unfortunately we didnt get to meet in person before the wedding due to the weather, but we had frequent email contact and a really helpful Skype call where we went through all the things that were important to us for our photographs.
On the day I barely knew Emma was there! We've got so many lovely photos that I wasn't expecting and it was really lovely to look through them all. She also took fantastic family photos that we had asked for, which we will treasure forever.
Thank you Emma for our amazing photos, we are so so happy with them!

Happy Otter Photography


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Happy Otter Photography Q&A

Happy Otter Photography Q&A

What’s the secret to taking a great photograph?

It requires a combination of technical skills, an artistic eye, and being in tune with people.

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

Do you like to pose? If so, we probably won't get on!

What do you love most about your job?

Sharing such a special day with a couple - and providing them with photos that bring back happy memories time and time again.

Why should our clients choose you?

For a relaxed style of photography with no awkward posing. I'll order you and your guests around during the formal shots, but be sensitive and understanding for the rest of the day. It's about you getting married... not a huge photo shoot!

  • 3 hires on Bark.com
  • 5 hours average response time

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