Lloyd-Clarke is a seamless collaboration between two award winning photojournalist - Bethany Clarke & Matthew Lloyd
Lloyd-Clarke Wedding Photography is the seamless team of Bethany Clarke & Matthew Lloyd. Having both enjoyed successful careers as photojournalist covering news, features and portraits around the globe we are now based in Yorkshire and specialise in Documentary Wedding Photography. We have been full time professional photographers shooting weddings for 10 years an enjoy being invited into your special day and having the creative freedom to capture elegant and timeless images that tell your personal story. We are sensitive and discreet, quietly observing your wedding to capture a spontaneous and relaxed record of your wedding day.
The majority of what we capture will be candid moments you’ll cherish forever, but we think its important to have some stylish portraiture too; we will take you aside for a few minutes and create some portraits of the two of you together, but it will be relaxed, spontaneous and quick so you can get back to your guests and enjoy your day. If requested, we can shoot some groups of special people in your life, as often parents & grandparents really like to have these.
Nobody likes hanging around and posing for ages so we will make it relaxed and quick so you can then enjoy the party. We both have an unobtrusive approach and blend into your day to be able to capture subtle interactions and tender moments that will transport you back to the day for years to come.
Many people these days claim to shoot in a “documentary” or “photojournalist” style, but if thats the kind of photography you want then make sure you book someone who has the genuine experience necessary to produce beautiful imagery whatever the situation.
Please enjoy the selection of images on this site and get in touch if you would like more information. We are a proud member of the Wedding Photojournalists Association (WPJA)
"I received a message from an old friend recommending her photographer, Bethany Clarke. I looked at her photos and was impressed so went to Bethany’s website and was even more impressed, I had never seen photos like it and hoped she was available. She replied to my enquiry straight away and informed me she was available! Yey! Me and Oliver met with Bethany to go through final details and felt so confident in Bethany, I cant emphasize how important it is to feel confident in the suppliers you chose for your wedding! Safe to say our wedding photos brought me (and Oliver!) to tears, she's incredibly talented and I would highly recommend!"
"Your photographer (arguably one of the most important elements of the day!) Bethany was fantastic, as we had such an awful experience with our previous photographer we had originally booked and Bethany put our minds at total ease with her enviable ability to balance professionalism with such a friendly and warming approachability. Bethany produced photographs from our wedding day that brought both me and my husband to tears, and we will cherish those memories forever."
- Monk Fryston Hall Wedding Photographer, Leeds wedding PhotographyMonk Fryston Hall
Bethany is a United Nations award-winning photojournalist, who had worked for some of the world’s most prestigious editorial clients.
Getty Images, The Times and The Daily Telegraph have trusted her to capture a wide variety of situations from Royalty and State leader visits to celebrations and disasters. Bethany’s work had been exhibited in City Hall and The National Theatre in London and the United Nations HQ in New York.
She has photographed subjects in almost every kind of light, weather, environment and emotional situation you can imagine – all to the minute-critical deadlines of the front pages. This experience that adds a unique style to your wedding photography.
You can find Bethany’s editorial site at www.bethanyclarke.co.uk/editorial
Matthew is also as an award winning Photojournalist, He has been contracted to The Times in London as well as working for top international publications including Getty Images, Bloomberg, The LA Times and the Wall Street Journal.
He has traveled around the globe creating stunning images for a wide variety of companies. He also has a wealth of experience capturing striking portraiture of A-list celebrities and top politicians.
He has won many awards including being shortlisted for the Hello! Young photographers award in the Wedding category back in 2008, his work has also been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery. He has worked alongside Bethany covering weddings for almost 10 years.
You can view his editorial site at www.matthewglloyd.co.uk