This photoshoot took place on a spring evening in Sheffield city centre, a few months after our Christmas wedding at Sheffield Town Hall. On the day of our actual wedding, a combination of terrible match-day traffic, busy Christmas markets and drizzly weather meant that some key photo ideas we had planned to do were sadly missed.

While planning our Sheffield Town Hall wedding we wanted to have some urban and alternative wedding photos taken on the way to the reception venue and we had a chance finally do it during this city centre photo walk.

But more importantly, this extra wedding shoot meant that Tom and I could do something a little bit more ‘alternative’ than we went for on our actual day, and Michal was able to capture some interesting shots using Sheffield murals and more urban backdrops.

Urban post wedding shoot in Sheffield City Centre

Although we wore similar outfits – of course my wedding dress was going to feature, I would wear it every day if I could and so I was thrilled to be able to put it back on for more photos! – a few tweaks to toughen up our looks echoed the more grungy, alternative feel of the photoshoot compared with the festive glitz of our wedding day. I went heavier on the makeup, finished with a burgundy lip instead of the classic red. We wore our Dr Marten boots, which was something we did consider for the wedding day but ended up with more elegant footwear in the end. Tom wore his leather jacket to match mine, and I switched my dainty emerald jewellery for bigger, statement gem earrings.

Putting our wedding outfits back on did feel a little strange, but it was so fun, and we are so glad we did! A few passers-by congratulated us, which was funny, but we just went with it! Because we’d already had so many photos done with Michal on the day, we felt even more at ease in front of the camera by this point and I think this meant we were able to take some shots which were more serious which comes less naturally to us. Saying that though, there are still plenty of us laughing at ourselves, it’s hard to take it seriously all the time! This makes me think it would be really helpful to have an engagement shoot if it’s something you can stretch your budget for, because it would mean you are more relaxed in front of the camera when it comes to your wedding day.

We had a few murals in mind to go to, and Michal mapped out a little route for us to walk round, but we also wandered down Milton Street to our old haunt Corporation, somewhere we have spent many a night having maybe a few too many coloured pints! It must have been meant to be because the owner was just leaving as we were taking photos outside, and he kindly invited us into the courtyard so we could take a few photos there. Those images in front of the Sonic mural are some of my favourites, the bright colours of the mural really contrast with the moody, darker tones of our outfits and the rest of the picture.

Smoke bomb wedding photos in Sheffield City Centre

Using the smoke bombs for our final photos was probably the most fun part, and I think all three of us were pleased to be able to get some photos with them as we didn’t end up taking any on our day back in December (we were enjoying our evening party too much to go back outside!). The colours look amazing, and because you only get one go at pulling the pin, you’ve just got to go for it which is so exciting!

It was great for us to have been able to explore a more alternative, rock ‘n’ roll style wedding vibe with this photoshoot, pay homage to our favourite city, and end up with some photos in which we look much cooler than we really are.


Wedding photos with Sheffield murals
Sheffield murals in wedding photos
Bride and groom dancing during a post wedding shoot in Sheffield

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed photographing Jess and Tom. If you are looking for a Sheffield wedding photographer for your fun post wedding shoot then please message me. Thank you!

Dress: Tilly by Brighton Belle, bought at Blushes bridal in Sheffield.

Shoes: Dr Martens

Makeup: Done by myself!

Necklaces: Debenhams

Groom’s attire: Reece Ford suit hire, Dronfield

Waistcoat: Noose & Monkey

Flowers: Faux from The Bride’s Bouquet