About us

WHY DOES TALKING ABOUT YOURSELF ALWAYS FEEL LIKE A CONFESSION?

 

Your potential stalkers for the day, collecting quality blackmail material on your family and friends or as the other wedding photographers say “capturing timeless memories on your special day to treasure forever”.

about us

We meet some of the nicest, most genuine people who trust us with their photography. We like a dark sense of humour and when people pick something random like The Pixies for their first dance or walk down the aisle to The Cure (because we’re closet goths and musical nerds).

If we’re honest we’re mischief makers, not the zany “quirky” in your face types but if the groom is about to be stitched up by the groomsmen we’re probably in on the joke already, we love it when the bridal prep soundtrack is explicit gangster rap and your mum has to tell everyone off for swearing.  We basically love all things alternative because weird and wonderful is where we’re most comfortable.

Most of all we love when couples go their own way and do what makes them happiest.

this is us

Meet the team

Alex Cluskey-Smith

"The Beard"

Alex is technical, graphical and has a BA Hons degree in Design. He does most of our editing and has a particular talent for winding Jenni up.

Jenni Cluskey-Smith

"The Hair"

Jenni is creative and thoughtful with an MA in Fine art. If it’s weird and wonderful, it’s usually a Jenni photo.

A bit more about us...

We’ve been husband and wife since October 31st 2015, shortly after moving into our run down little 1930s house in Hull (that we’re still doing up) and acquiring two extremely fluffy kittens called Winnie and Beetlejuice. Our joint adventure into documentary wedding photography started around the same time because that’s the year we decided to be grown ups.

We actually got together back in 2006 and it’s been a right journey. We met in Spiders Nightclub in Hull, our favourite drink was a black Russian and shared a love of music (The Cure, Deftones and Kyuss to name a few of the those first date revalations). We’ve pretty much been inseparable ever since. Alex has worked as a photographer for about 12 years now. Jenni joined the business after being a rockstar contemporary artist down in that London for a bit, then taking up a job teaching art in Bridlington (for contrast of course).

Then our little monster was born in 2017, he shares his birthday with the Queen and his full title is Walter Teddy Trouble. Obviously we’re biased but we think he’s absolutely amazing. He loves strawberries, stars and sheep. He loves watching Hey Duggee and his favourite songs are Peace in Mississippi by Jimi Hendix and for some inexplicable reason, Flashlight by Parliament.

Random Facts...

Other random stuff about us:

The song Toto Africa follows Alex literally everywhere he goes

Jenni’s  alter ego is Wednesday Addams, Alex’s is Ron Swanson

We got married in Prague, it’s our favourite city in the world

Jenni has an MA in Fine Art and once exhibited her artwork at the Venice Biennale

Alex has a BA hons in Design so isn’t as clever as Jenni but has been published in print a number of times including in Ripley’s “Believe it or not” and was formerly a DJ and a web developer

We once did shots of something called “monkey snot” with Dara Ó Briain from Mock the Week (rock and roll innit)

Alex’s guilty pleasure is listening to Taylor Swift (much to Jenni’s disapproval)

Favourite films include The Crow, Dazed and Confused, Empire Records, The Blues Brothers and Dogma

Currently binge watching The Good Place and Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares

Favourite artists include Vivian Maier, Sophie Calle, Martin Parr, Salvador Dali, Elizabeth Price and H.R Giger. The list is pretty endless!

Press and Awards

Featured in…

Brides up North

Rock my wedding

Boho weddings

So you're getting married

Guild of Photographers

Boho weddings

Get In Touch

26 Welwyn Park Avenue
Hull, HU6 7DH

Alex: 07747607597
Jenni: 07511552122