Wedding Photographer York

Abby Warren

Headshot Photographer York

I am originally from South London, but I am now lucky enough to split my time between London and York.


I specialise in headshots and wedding photography. I love my job and my aim is that as well as getting a professional service you also enjoy the experience.  I  create a relaxed and open space so that it is an environment that my clients can have fun in and feel safe enough to express themselves


I have also been a professional actor for 25 years. My acting name is Abby Ford, I trained at the Holborn Performing Arts Center and Have a BA Hons Degree in Acting from the Drama Centre London. I am represented by United Agents .



  I think being a working actor gives me a unique understanding about what’s involved in taking a both behind and in front of the camera. I understand what an agent or a casting directors needs might be, but I also understand how it feels to be the subject and that it is not always a comfortable experience.


Acting has also allowed me to gain confidence in dealing with large groups of people which helps me at weddings so you never need to worry about where people need to be... and all the vocal training means I can be heard


My main aim whether it's headshots or your wedding day, is to make you feel as confident and as happy as possible and to make it a relaxing and fun experience for you.



Most photographer's will give you a specific package and generic photos, but It's your big day and I will listen to everything you want your wedding day to be and the part you need me to play and be right along side you to capture every moment. I treat every couple differently and fit in with them to suit their wishes, so that you are provided with a bespoke service.


Whatever the vision you have for your special day and your photos just share them with me and I will help you create it. The package prices are merely a guide, so whatever your budget don't worry just drop me a line and we can try to create a package to suit you.


You will view your photos on a private site, then select a certain number (depending on your package) for me to photoshop/edit and once those are done the final selection will be uploaded to a presentation site for you to privately invite your friends and family to view. All the photos I present you with, even if they are not on the final page will be yours to keep. All files will sent to you in a wooden presentation box with 10 6x4 prints and a matching USB with all your photos on.

I provide a friendly, calm and professional service and its always an honour to be a photographer at a wedding, so I take my role very seriously. I will always do set up shots of family and friends if thats what you want but for the rest of the time I will be at the edges discreetly capturing all the special moments, even ones you may not have noticed, so that you have a true and faithful memories of your happy day and ones that reflect you as a couple. I always insist, if the schedule allows, on taking the the bride and groom off somewhere quiet and away from prying eyes so that I can take some more intimate shots. If you are someone who is not overly keen on having your photo taken please don't worry as I make it my business to make sure everyone is relaxed and having fun.


I always communicate with the necessary people and venues on the day to make sure you are not bothered with timings and that everything is taken care of from my end


please view wedding boxes below


I am now offering a mini video service which is included in the Package Price.  Approximately 2/4 minutes in length depending on the piece of music, you can have footage from the day without hours of tape and huge cost.



Headshots have changed a lot over the years from the standard  black & white, forward-facing, head & shoulders photo and now colour is very much in trend, so I will always give you a mixture unless you or your agent already have a preference. I am happy to talk to your agent before hand if they would like to relay specifics for what they want from your session.


Although I completely agree that you don’t want to end up with a picture that doesn’t look anything like you I also think its important to have a photograph that makes you look your best, something that gets you in the door, something you are proud of, so yes, I do touch up (airbrush) the photographs. Its exactly the same as an actor having a makeup artist on standby while they film, however, they are for you and if you have strong feelings about them being completely natural then we can talk about this before and while I edit


There is no time limit on the session, but you should allow at least 2 hours, so that we can have a cup of tea and a chat and I can find out about you and your casting. Feeling uncomfortable and the pressure of needing to relax for your headshot is completely normal and you’d be surprised how many performers hate having their pictures taken and that includes me, but you don’t have to do a thing because its my job to help you relax and get the best pictures for you.


I use predominantly natural light as it is far more flattering, but we will do a mixture of indoor and outdoor setting.




As there is a new trend in colour photos choosing what you wear during the session is even more important now. You should bring at least 4 options and they should all be different colours, with different neck lines.




Please do not choose anything with logos or advertising and nothing too busy as it can be distracting to the eye and the focus must be you. We can try lots of different outfits so bring as many as you like. If you like something but you’re unsure as you think it may not work just bring it as its surprising what works sometimes


Men - If you have facial hair it might be good to have shots of you with and without so if that is something you want to do please bring your shaving stuff

Ladies - think about hair styles both up and down and bring any accessories you will need




After the session I will choose 30 photos which will be uploaded to a private site for you to view. You will choose 5 for me to edit that you will receive in both colour and B&W (high resolution). You will not see them during or at the end of the session and there are a few different reason's for this is


I know what it’s like to stare at hundreds of photos of yourself and not know the difference. Handing over control can be a good thing, as I might select something that you wouldn't normally choose for yourself. I have years of experience as a headshot photographer, but also an actor so you can trust me. I find that showing people photos during the session makes them become more aware of themselves and not in a positive way... we all have ideas about what we think our best side is, but its my job to capture all sides... So I whittle it down to a number that's manageable. What makes me different from other photographers is the amount of photos i edit at no extra cost. There is no choosing out of the photos as every picture I have edited will belong to you. If you do wish to have more of the photos it is £25 per photo.






The three wedding packages below are guide prices, but we can adapt them to suit your day, so just let me know what you need your day to be an I will arrange a bespoke package for you.



I have partnerships with agencies and and drama schools in London & York so please let me know when you contact me and I can let you know if you are entitled to a discount



Professional Adult Headshots - £200.oo in London

                                                                  - £150.oo in York


* I do have partnerships with businesses and organisations and therefore you may be eligible for a discount. Contact me for more information


Professional Child Headshots - £150.oo (16 under)


Student Headshots - £150.oo (Currently training) in London and York


* All prices are including travel (if needed), P&P and VAT


* A £25.oo non-refundable deposit must be paid when booking to cover costs incurred. I understand that auditions arise but this is part of your business and its a commitment you make. It will be deducted from the total which is payable on the day either by bank transfer or cash. In the unlikely event that i need to cancel I will either refund it to you or it will go towards an alternative date.





If you have planned a small, intimate wedding then this is perfect

2hrs with you at the ceremony and shots after

100 high resolution photos to view on private website

25 edited photos chosen by you


This package does not include a wooden wedding box, 10 6x4 postcard photos or USB, but they can be added on for £100.oo



The Half Day Package covers the bride getting ready, the service and planned shots with family & friends

250 high resolution photos to view on private website

50 edited photos chosen by you

Wooden box & USB containing 10 6x4 Postcard style Prints

Mini Wedding video



The Full Day Package covers all of the above plus dinner, speeches and first dance

400 high resolution photos to view on private website

100 edited photos chosen by you

Wooden box & USB containing 10 6x4 Postcard style Prints

Mini Wedding Video


To book your date a £100.oo deposit is required. Once the deposit has been received you will be sent a welcome pack containing a

contract ... and some fun stuff. VAT & Travel & Postage is included in all the packages. If accommodation is required then a charge will be added.




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