Let us say hello...

We are a husband and wife team based in the rural North East of England where we live on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Moors. We are both inspired by the beauty of the landscapes we were surrounded by growing up in the Yorkshire Dales and are now getting to know in the North East and love discovering new locations through our brides and grooms - from coastal inns to post-industrial warehouses to stately homes; our area is brimming with inspiration! 

We both have a background of working in photography and visual media, but consolidated our knowledge into Heather & Hawthorn after learning the power of storytelling & documentary-style photography through our own experience as a bride and groom. Capturing the honest and authentic emotions moment to moment whilst conveying the story and background of a couple's relationship, culture and world all inform the way that we work today. We're really not photographers who just turn up on the day - we invest time into making sure that the photography package that we put together - right down to the finishing touches in how we deliver them to you - create a time capsule that will forever pull you back to a whole chapter in the story of your lives together.

When you get in touch with us initially you can expect to be contacted by Darcie to find out more about your day and you will be offered the opportunity to meet us both via Zoom to get a feel for who we are and ask questions that you might have. If you book one photographer, Nathan will be your main photographer. Meanwhile, Darcie will be in the editing suite waiting to receive the photographs of your day!


How well did Nathan and/or Darcie fit into your day e.g. getting on with your guests, allowing you to relax etc?

How special did Heather and Hawthorn make you feel both in the run up to your big day and on your big day? (Please still answer if you used us for an engagement shoot).

How much do you feel that Heather and Hawthorn listened to you and understood the brief that they were given?

How would you rate working with Darcie & Nathan from Heather & Hawthorn from initial meeting to receiving your photos?

"I was so happy with Nathan being at our wedding. He was constantly taking pictures to capture our special day,  was friendly & overall amazing. I am recommending Heather and Hawthorn to everyone I know who needs a photographer 100%. Thank you for amazing pictures and sharing our special day :) from Darren and Kayleigh x"

"I am so thrilled that we booked Heather & Hawthorn and hired the wonderful Nathan and Darcie to be part of our wedding day. They were absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Very calm and professional, not at all pushy when it came to photographing us. It was almost like they blended in with the background and captured our wedding in such a perfectly natural way."

Both super kind, down to earth people who only enhanced our wedding day and were a pleasure to have. They both had some great ideas when it came to photographing us and we are absolutely thrilled with the quality of our 30 preview photos we have received following the wedding. They really went the extra mile and were really professional when it came to getting to know our needs/wants for the day, contract signing and the communication was superb throughout."


"Very good experience

Really good. Got really nice photos. Nathan was really pleasant and controlled our rabble well."