Maja & Marcin's Doncaster nighttime engagement session

Last week I was awarded the opportunity to help celebrate Maja and Marcin's engagement. Originally from Alexandria, Virginia but living in Manhattan, Maja only came to Doncaster for few days to meet her fiancée Marcin who actually comes from Szczecin, Poland but temporarily lives in South Yorkshire. No, it's not that straight forward! The couple first met in Szczecin when Maja and her sister went to Poland for Thanksgiving and from that moment it was obvious that no air miles would stop the two!

Night time engagement photography shoot in Doncaster:

We met on a chilly January evening for their night time engagement photography session in Doncaster ahead of their wedding later on this year and we had this idea of a night time shoot to capture the magic of all of the street lights and shop signs.

To start with we went to the Church View area of Doncaster behind the old Tesco where an old rusty bridge takes you to a car park with a magnificent view over St Georges Minster, Doncaster College and some narrowboats. We could not resist taking few engagement pictures with Doncaster skyline at night.

Properly chilled we went to grab a cuppa before we headed to Mercure Hotel in Doncaster town centre. It was where Marcin had actually proposed to Maja during her previous stay in South Yorkshire so it went without saying that we stop by and take some images with the former Danum Hotel.

Finally we went to meet the Lovers in Waterdale and ended this productive afternoon with some moody pictures using shop shutters as our backdrop.

Thanks for stopping by! If you'd like to congratulate Maja and Marcin on their engagement of if you simply like their engagement pictures then please leave a comment below. I'd appreciate your feedback!

If you are on a hunt for a Doncaster wedding photographer then please do get in touch.

Engaged couple backlit walking over a bridge in Doncaster
Engaged couple backlit at night in Doncaster
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Engaged couple backlit walking over a bridge in Doncaster
Engaged couple walking over a bridge overlooking Doncaster College
Couple during a nighttime engagement photography session in Doncaster
Engaged couple walking over a bridge in Doncaster
Engaged couple walking over a bridge overlooking Doncaster College
Nighttime portrait of an engaged couple overlooking Doncaster Minster
Nighttime portrait of an engaged couple overlooking Doncaster Minster
Nighttime portrait of an engaged couple overlooking Doncaster College
Nighttime portrait of an engaged couple outside Mercure Hotel in Doncaster
Nighttime pre wedding portrait of an engaged couple outside Mercure Hotel in Doncaster
Nighttime portrait of an engaged couple outside Danum Hotel in Doncaster
Nighttime pre wedding portrait of an engaged couple outside Mercure Hotel in Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple at Mercure Hotel in Doncaster South Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple at Danum Hotel in Doncaster South Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple at Mercure Hotel in Doncaster South Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple at Mercure Hotel in Doncaster South Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple outside Danum Hotel in Doncaster South Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple outside Mercure Hotel in Doncaster South Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple outside Danum News Agents in Doncaster South Yorkshire
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Engagement ring

We could'n help giving this beautiful engagement ring some attention. You have to say Marcin has a good taste!

Newly engaged couple against a red telephone booth
Newly engaged couple against a red telephone booth
Newly engaged couple against a red telephone booth and South Yorkshire Police van

Living in New York Maja couldn't resist having some photos taken with a nearby red telephone booth and a South Yorkshire Police van parked just behind. The novelty of being a tourist in Doncaster!

Newly engaged couple walking outside Cast in Doncaster
Newly engaged couple walking in Sir Nigel Gresley Square in Doncaster
Newly engaged couple walking outside Cast theatre in Doncaster
Newly engaged couple kissing outside Cast theatre in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple sitting on a bench outside Cast theatre in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple outside Cast theatre in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple outside Cast theatre in Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Being this late we knew that Cast theatre in Sir Nigel Gresley Square would provide us with some nice illuminations and this combined with low shutter speed and a kiss of flash gave us some nice effects.

Newly engaged couple with the Lovers in Waterdale area of Doncaster
Newly engaged couple in Waterdale Shopping Centre in Doncaster at hight
Newly engaged couple in Waterdale Shopping Centre in Doncaster at hight
Newly engaged couple in Waterdale Shopping Centre in Doncaster at hight
Newly engaged couple in Waterdale Shopping Centre in Doncaster at hight
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Silhouette of an engagement ring

Best photographers in Doncaster

3 best photographers in Doncaster in 2020

Best photographers in Doncaster – 2020 update

Getting the Best Photographer in Doncaster title has almost become a little tradition! Thanks to my super awesome couples that I had a pleasure to work with I was named one of the three best photographers in the Doncaster area. Once again I was one of the two Doncaster wedding photographers and the third one specialise in baby/family photography.

Yet again I am chuffed to have been selected based on reviews. Thank you!

Three best photographers in Doncaster

Three best photographers in Doncaster, updated in 2020.

Best photographers in Doncaster – 2018 update

I’m over the moon to announce that yet again Ufniak Photography has been named one of 3 best Doncaster photographers. A well known rating portal Three Best Rated, has placed Ufniak Photography among 2 other well known and established photographers from the Doncaster area, Kelly Shaw Photography and Mark Crayden Photography.

Three best photographers in Doncaster
Three best photographers in Doncaster, updated in 2018.

ThreeBestRated.co.uk handpick top 3 local businesses per category in each city. They check business’s reviews, ratings, satisfaction, trust, history, complaints, cost and general excellence. They only feature businesses that are verified by a member of their staff which means someone (yes, a human being, not a Google bot) actually went through my photography work, ratings and reviews and recognised my wedding photography business as one of the best in Doncaster. Below is a screenshot back from 2015 when I first made it to the top three, at the time among Fyshcreative and Mark Crayden Photography.

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Handpicked 3 top photographers in Doncaster by ThreeBestRated.co.uk, 2015

If you are a regular visitor to my website then you are probably familiar with my work but for those that have never seen any of my images please visit my wedding photography blog and browse as much as you like. Of course feel free to leave a comment under any post if you like it.

At the same time I’d like to thank all my customers for their support and fantastic reviews and ratings! I wouldn’t be able to do it without you!

Source: threebestrated.co.uk/photographers-in-doncaster

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One of the three Best Businesses in 2018

It’s always great to be featured on other blog or directories out there.

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Wedding photographer Nottinghamshire - Kristy & James's wedding in Misson

Kristy & James's wedding in Misson, Nottinghamshire

It was the love to 4x4s that put these two in the same room. James was under an old Land Rover fitting an override when he looked up and saw Kristy for the first time then a few miles and flat tyres later these two married at St John the Baptist’s church in Misson.

That sunny day of August when the church bells rang for Kristy and James’s wedding the people of this little village in Nottinghamshire saw their local church dressed with beautiful wedding flower arrangements by Tom Wood Florists and packed with a crowd of wedding guests, some coming from as far as Wales or even Romania! Luckily being a Doncaster wedding photographer made it super easy for me to attend this beautiful wedding.

The classic Jaguar 3.4S took Kristy to the St John the Baptist’s church down the road where James was waiting and after an emotional ceremony everyone went to the nearby White Horse Inn. Oh and by the way, when I say everyone I mean everyone as it felt like the whole village turned up to congratulate Kristy and James! Luckily the pub with its spacious wedding marquee set up in the yard was able to accommodate all the guests. It was a perfect day!

Congratulations to Kristy and James!

Don’t forget to watch the slideshow at the end of this post and check out some of Kristy and James’s wedding suppliers mentioned below. If you want to view pictures from Kristy and James’s engagement photography session please check out their sunset engagement photos.

Bride and gooms house in Misson Nottinghamshire
Tom Wood Florists Doncaster
Wedding day in Misson Nottinghamshire
Photo of groom at the finish line tough mudder
Wedding flowers by Tom Wood Florists Doncaster
Wedding shoes
Wedding makeup accessories on desk and a family photograph
Bride getting ready - wedding photography Nottinghamshire
Kristy & James's wedding in Misson
Kristy & James's wedding in Misson
Kristy & James's wedding in Misson
Wedding car waiting ouitside brides house in Misson Nottinghamshire
Jaguar wedding car in Misson, Nottihgnamshire
Kristy & James's wedding in Misson
Bridesmaids waiting outside brodes house in Misson Nottinghamshire
Bridesmaids outside brides house in Misson Nottinghamshire
Kristy & James's wedding in Misson
Kristy & James's wedding in Misson
Kristy & James's wedding in Misson
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Groom outside his house in Misson Nottinghamshire
Groom with his beloved Land Rover outside house in Misson Nottinghamshire
Groom getting ready outside his house in Misson Nottinghamshire
Groom walking into St John the Baptist's church in Misson, Nottinghamshire
Kristy and James's wedding at St John the Baptist's church in Misson, Nottinghamshire
Kristy and James's wedding at St John the Baptist's church in Misson
Kristy & James's wedding in Misson
Groom waiting for the bride at St John the Baptist's church in Misson in Nottinghamshire
Groom and best man at St John the Baptist's church in Misson, Nottinghamshire
Bride walking into St John the Baptist's church in Misson, Nottinghamshire
Kristy & James's wedding in Misson
Kristy and James wedding at St John the Baptist's church in Misson, Nottinghamshire
Kristy & James's wedding in Misson
Kristy & James's wedding in Misson
Kristy & James's wedding in Misson
Kristy and James wedding at St John the Baptist's church in Misson in Nottinghamshire
Brode and groom with wedding guests outside St John the Baptist's church in Misson
Bride and groom with wedding car in Misson Nottinghamshire
Kristy and James's wedding at the White Horse Inn in Misson Nottinghamshire
Wedding bar at The White Horse Inn in Misson Nottinghamshire
Wedding candy buffet at the White Horse Inn in Misson Nottinghamshire
Wedding flower arrangements by Tom Wood Florists Doncaster
Kristy & James's wedding in Misson
Kristy & James's wedding in Misson
Groom's speech at The White Horse Inn in Misson Nottinghamshire
Kristy & James's wedding in Misson
Kristy and James's wedding at the White Horse Inn in Misson Nottinghamshire
Wedding party at the White Horse Inn Misson Nottinghamshire
Wedding party at The White Horse Inn Misson Nottinghamshire
Kristy & James's wedding in Misson
Kristy & James's wedding in Misson
Night time wedding portrait in Misson Nottinghamshire
Bride and groom sunset portrait in Misson, Nottinghamshire
Kristy & James's wedding in Misson

Please take a moment to watch this wedding slideshow from Kristy and James’s wedding:

Also please check out other Kristy and James’s wedding suppliers:

wedding flowers: Tom Wood Florists – www.tomwood.co.uk

wedding venue: White Horse Inn – www.thewhitehorseinnmisson.co.uk

For some more wedding pictures please visit my wedding photography gallery.

And don’t forget to leave a comment below if you like it 🙂


Wedding family portrait in Elmfield Park Doncaster

Savannah & Lee's wedding at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel

Congratulations to Savannah & Lee married at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel! I had a pleasure of photographing this beautiful and very emotional wedding and would like to share a couple of sneak peek images from their big day. With its unique Art Deco character The Earl of Doncaster Hotel proved to be an excellent choice. One of Doncaster's best wedding venues, gave us plenty of photo opportunities on the day! We also visited the nearby Elmfield Park located in the heart of Doncaster and couldn’t help taking some wedding portraits there!

Here is a selection of photos photos from the day and remember to check out the slideshow at the end of this post!

Wedding preparations
Bride having her hair done before the wedding
Wedding shoes
Bridal portrait - Savannah and Lee's wedding at The Eearl of Doncaster Hotel
Savannah & Lee's wedding
Groom getting ready
Groom and best man before the wedding
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Groom waiting at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel
Wedding limo outside The Earl of Doncaster Hotel
The Earl of Doncaster Hotel
Bride arriving at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel
Savannah and Lee's wedding
Savannah & Lee's wedding
Wedding ceremony at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel
Wedding ceremony at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel
Wedding ceremony at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel
Bride and groom at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel
Wedding reception at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel
Wedding details
Wedding reception at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel
Wedding reception at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel
Savannah & Lee's wedding
Savannah & Lees wedding at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel
Wedding family portrait in Elmfield Park Doncaster
Savannah & Lee's wedding at the Earl of Doncaster Hotel
Wedding at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel
Wedding at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel
Wedding limo with bride and groom outside The Earl of Doncaster Hotel
Bride and groom in a wedding limo
Wedding limo Doncaster - Savannah and Lee
Wedding cake at te earl of doncaster hotel
The Earl of Doncaster Hotel Wedding
Wedding reception at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel
The Earl of Doncaster
Bride & groom at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel
The Earl of Doncaster Hotel wedding
The Earl of Doncaster Hotel wedding

Other Savannah and Lee’s wedding suppliers:

wedding dress: Wedding Vows – www.weddingvows.uk.com

videography: Fish Eagle Films – www.fisheaglefilms.com

wedding venue: The Earl of Doncaster – www.theearl.co.uk

wedding limousine: Dallas Limousines – www.facebook.com/dallas.limousines.9

And remember to check out my wedding photography gallery for some more wedding pictures.


Engagement photography Doncaster

Save the date: Kristy & James

Once upon a time in Misson… One sunny afternoon I met Kristy & James in this cute village in Nottinghamshire although being just few miles away from Doncaster It really feels like South Yorkshire. Now then, one sunny afternoon in Nottinghamshire I had a privilege of photographing this awesome couple ahead of their wedding day and here are some images from this engagement photography session. We didn’t have to travel too far as there was plenty of open space around the village and and when the time came we couldn’t have asked for a better sunset! I hope you like it!

If you want so see Kristy and James’s wedding pictures please head to this blog post.


Cusworth Hall wedding photography Doncaster - Sanita and Nerijus

Sanita and Nerijus's wedding

Due to my profession, I am often welcomed into the most important days’ of people’s lives. Whether it is an engagement party, a maternity session or a wedding, I am there from beginning to end in an attempt to capture the most important part of the day. I have worked on many weddings in my career and it no longer feels like a job as I am the lucky one to witness love before my very eyes; this situation was no different in the celebration for Sanita and Nerijus.

April was the month, 2015 the year and the couple woke up for the last time as individuals. As the pair got ready for their wedding at the Registry Office in Doncaster, the sun kept getting brighter and brighter and proved to be a photographers dream.

The Latvian-Lithuanian couple exchanged matching rings and then set off to Cusworth Hall before the reception. One of the longest Latvian-Lithuanian wedding traditions is that the new husband is to carry the wife across a bridge to symbolise the connection of two parties. This was fulfilled in the part with the sun beaming down upon all. As you can see in the pictures, the party were in full spirits with Cusworth Hall, an 18th century listed building, providing a beautiful backdrop. The sun shone all the way through the afternoon casting long shadows upon the mown green grass.

A good day was had by all and everything seemed to fall in place for the lovely couple and I wish them many years of happiness looking into the future.

Please remember to check out my wedding photography gallery for some more wedding pictures.