This is the part where I’m meant to talk about how great 2012 has been, how lovely the bride and grooms and their guests were and how wonderful the weddings have been, generally getting quite gushy and extolling virtues before showing some photos.  So not to disappoint and break with tradition, here goes!

In all honesty 2012 has been loads of fun with a lot of weddings, a lot of pre-wedding shoots and the largest number of training courses I’ve hosted to date, it’s been the busiest year ever for the business. When I sat down to start the review of the year I carefully selected the photos to display and eventually finished with over 300, about twice as many as I wanted in total without even adding in pre-weding shoots, personal work and landscapes. The following is a whittled down selection of photographs from 2012. Sit back, turn up the volume and watch a year in 6 minutes.

The photographs below are just a small selection of the years total of 114,286 photographs taken at the amazing weddings with fantastic brides, grooms and guests.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersAbove: Swinton Park for Matt and Jen’s wedding. This was my first time photographing a wedding at Swinton Park. A snatched two minutes before the speeches.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersAbove: Ross getting ready at the Red Lion in Burnsall. Another new wedding venue for 2012.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersAbove:: I love a blue sky and any kind of fluffy clouds, Mike and Rebecca’s wedding in January at Hazlewood Castle was a great opportunity to try a few new ideas and poses.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersAbove: Charis arriving at Church in York. The day had started with snow and ended with a great sunset and so many photo opportunities.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersStephanie booked me for a pre-wedding shoot before her wedding in China. A relaxed shoot lasting almost all day with several outfit and hair and make up changes.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersSimon and Kate at the Devonshire Fell. Simon hired a Jag for the weekend driving the happy couple from Church to the Devonshire Fell allowing us to stop off on the way.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersClaire near the airport, a photo I’d wanted to try for some time. Timed brilliantly with a whopping great big Airbus.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersNathan and lisa at kings Croft in Pontefract. It rained until the second Nathan and Lisa were walking back down the aisle and the weather cleared for exactly one hour. Talk about lucky!
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersAnother idea I’d been keen to try out was this shot of Ash and Charis in York. With the exception of just a few people everyone kept walking making the photo possible.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris Chambers
Claire and Nicky at Walton Hall. A shot I don’t do often worked really well with the faintest glow of the sunset below the clouds behind them.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris Chambersmarch at Oulton Hall. Helen and Steven in the Repton room after wedding breakfast. Apart from big skies reflections are a favourite, I’m still amazed at where you can find reflections if you look hard enough.Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersDecember at Hazlewood Castle. Winter weddings often involve more indoor  photography than outdoors.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersSteven and Rachael at Oulton Hall, big sky and a reflection.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersSwinton Park and a room rarely used for wedding photographs. It took staff about ten minutes to find the keys but the wait was worth it.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersNick and Emma at Bolton Abbey. Taking the bride and groom out at night in the rain meant even the staff thought I was mad. Thankfully the image worked.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersA different idea for a photograph presented itself at Wortley Hall.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersOne of my favorite sunsets of the year at Waterton Park near Wakefield.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersMel and Chris at Oulton Hall. Same location as the photo earlier but a different take and edit resulted in a very different photo.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersAntony and Kristy at Hazlewood Castle. One of those days when the weather really tries to stop you. Heavy rain and wind broke to sunshine and eventually sunset.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersAnother from Antony and Kristy at Allerton Castle. Around ten seconds later the heavy rain started again and rainbow disappeared.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersAllerton Castle for Claire and Stuart’s wedding. A full moon and broken clouds worked brilliantly for the night photos.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersAmy and Simon at The mansion in Roundhay Park.
Yorkshire wedding photography from award winning wedding photographer Chris ChambersThe final photograph taken during my last wedding of 2012. Kate and Jamie under the stars at Hazlewood Castle. An idea I’d wanted t try for a while and possibly the most complicated wedding photograph of the year.