Harrogate Wedding April 2014

I love this shot, such a lovely couple!

Bride & Groom – Ninna & Leon Treco

Photographer – Clare Chojnowski

Location – White Hart Hotel, Harrogate



An open letter to the people who burgled us…

It's only me Ruth

First things first – if you think it’s acceptable to provide your girlfriend / mum / sister with half a bottle of Coco Chanel perfume or underwear with no tags on – it is not, so why you decided to add insult to injury by lifting those items from my house on Saturday night, I have no idea, but someone you know must have really low gift standards. In fact, they must have low standards altogether if they are going out with a thieving ass who drives around in a Silver Citroen people carrier. Yes, we saw you.

Let’s start at the beginning though shall we? Since 2008 when I graduated from University, I saved a couple of hundred pounds per month to save up for ‘the big things’ in life – a deposit for a house and my dream car, a Mini Cooper. Luckily, meeting my boyfriend Mark meant…

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Editorial Shoot with Allegra.

Today I finally got to shoot with Allegra, who is pretty awesome to say the least. We kept it simple with a pallete of cream on white, making these wonderful hats the focus of the image. 

Photography: Clare Chojnowski

Model: Allegra Mabel

Hats: Available at Makepiece

Dress: Vintage




International Women’s Day 2014

International Women’s Day 2014

Happy International Women’s Day!! I’m thankful for all the wonderful women that I have the honour of working with. Models, makeup artists, designers, assistants. Wherever you are today, raise a glass to all the amazing women in your life! Girl … Continue reading

H & M Affordable Wedding Dress

H & M Affordable Wedding Dress

High street giant H&M are releasing their first affordable wedding dress at the end of this month. The Grecian style gown, priced at £59.99, will be the only one available for now, but I predict it won’t be too long … Continue reading

Editorial Shoot – Bridal Hair Accessories Ideas

These days there are many alternatives to the traditional veil as modern brides are becoming more creative in their choice of accessories. Here is a small selection of accessories for brides choosing to wear their hair down for their big day.

Floral hair garlands are perfect for Spring and Summer weddings. Ours shown are from Asos, and you can find many similar versions across the High Street, or if your budget allows, ask your florist to create a bespoke garland with your bouquet flowers.

Clare Chojnowski - Leeds Wedding Photographer

Clare Chojnowski - Leeds Wedding Photographer

Clare Chojnowski - Leeds Wedding Photographer

Clare Chojnowski - Leeds Wedding Photographer

For something a little more edgy, how about a hair crown or jewelled clip like this one:
Clare Chojnowski - Leeds Wedding Photographer

Clare Chojnowski - Leeds Wedding Photographer

Photography: Clare Chojnowski
Hair & Makeup: Claire Dickinson
Model: Elizabeth Crawford

Alternative wedding dresses

A while ago I photographed some wonderful bridal gowns from Makepiece. Makepiece Wedding Dress


Makepiece’s bridal gowns are made with wool from their own flock of sheep, which is spun and dyed in the UK. Wool is a great alternative fabric for a wedding dress as it keeps you warm in winter or cool in summer. All of their gowns are made to order at their Todmorden studio, and most can be modified to your specific requirements.


Portrait of Mina.

I adore this photo of Mina, which we shot on a hot Summer’s day on Leeds Bridge. The soft palette of whites and creams together with her piercing blue eyes make for a breathtaking portrait which wouldn’t look out of place in a fashion magazine or perfume advert. I love shooting in and around Leeds – my home city is such a versatile backdrop with an interesting history and beautiful architechture.