Bobbi
Another new wedding dress for Wednesday

[caption id="attachment_30183" align="alignnone" width="680"] Bobbi[/caption] Bobbi was so much fun to photograph during her wedding to Paul at the iconic Monastery in Gorton, she wore a cream, full dress with lace detail around the neckline. I took them both a local park so we could get some lovely shots within the natural environment. Here's  favourite shot...

The Confetti Cloud!
The Confetti shot!

The confetti shot is always a lot of fun and I do my best to orchestrate it so I make sure I get at least one decent shot. It can be tricky to photograph as the wind can have a big input and make it go horizontally where you don't want it to go! Also, of course people don't always throw it in the right...

Catherine & Gareth
A new wedding dress for Wednesday

Not every bride goes for the classic type of wedding dress, Catherine wanted their big day to be understated and low key, with an emphasis on "Tying the knot" rather than their "wedding day" as they've been together 12 years and have a son together called Freddie. Catherine's chose a dress designed by Herve Leger, a dress also worn by Paris Hilton, but we are agreed...

Natalie's dress
Wedding Dress shot for Wednesday

[caption id="attachment_30158" align="alignnone" width="1310"] Natalie's dress[/caption] Here is Natalie's wedding dress and one that has stuck in my memory. It's so beautiful and you can imagine it on a period drama wedding scene. I know Natalie did struggle at times though as it was so heavy and she is so little. I do think that it was worth it as she looked so amazing in it....

Jacqui's Dress
Wednesday’s Wedding Dress shot

[caption id="attachment_30142" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Jacqui's Dress[/caption] Photographing the getting ready stage of the day can be a real joy and give me big insights into each bride and things that are really important to her. Of course each bride is different, some want make-up artists and some want to do their own make-up. Jacqui had her best friend help her with this. Jacqui's dress was also...

Debra & Stephen's wedding
Tuesday’s wedding photo idea

I love photographing the speeches because this when I can get some really natural photos of people with their guards down, full out laughing. The range of emotions on a wedding day is huge with tears when the brides mum see's the dress for the first time to some lumps in the throat when absent friends and loved ones are mentioned. And of course there...

Carl & Lee before their ceremony
Wedding Photo ideas

The time spent getting ready is not always all about the dress, perfume and flowers, it can also be a very precious time with loved ones. Whether you're getting ready together or with your bridesmaids this part of the day has a bit of nervousness but also a lot of excitement. [caption id="attachment_30132" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Carl & Lee before their ceremony[/caption] Carl and Lee had their civil...

Jules' Wedding Dress
Wedding Dress Wednesday

Brides don't really know what the weather will be like when they buy their wedding dresses. As you know, in this country the weather is unpredictable! So the idea that you may have the hottest day of the year doesn't really come into your mind! Jules & Steven's wedding was "the hottest day of the year" and I can tell you, getting ready in their hotel...

Kim & Pete's Group shot at Statham Lodge in Lymm
Photo idea for your wedding

Couples always want me to photograph the group shots for them. It's often thought that this is the formal part of the day and in some ways it is, but I always make sure when I am shooting these to keep the feeling of it really light. I think it's important to keep the number of group shots to a minimum so your guests aren't...

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Wedding Dress Wednesday

There is such a tradition around wedding dresses, brides often don't want even their bridesmaids to see the dress before they put it on. If they are lucky enough to have their mums with them when they are getting ready she is the only person allowed in the room! Parisa's dress was a beautiful fish tail dress with an overlay of lace, partnered with a wonderful...

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Wedding Photo Idea day

The first dance for some couples can often be a bit nerve racking and so a nice idea is to do a slow dance for a minute or so and then break into a faster, more lively dance. Lorna & Zac's wedding was such fun and so relaxed, they didn't want the formality and they did this for their first dance. [caption id="attachment_30118" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Get...

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Feel amazing in your wedding photos

Confidence is all about how you feel about yourself. So it's important to feel amazing in your wedding photos. On your wedding day surround yourself with the people you love as well as others who you trust. Choosing your wedding photographer can make a huge difference to your day. Here are some top tips to help you:   1. Choosing a Professional will give you peace of mind, knowing your...

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Wedding Dress Wednesday

Wedding Dresses are so important and unique to each bride, they are all so different and enable the bride to feel confident and a million dollars! Here is another favourite dress that I have had the pleasure to photograph. I love Nina's dress, as it's so classy, simple and elegant with it's lovely open back:...

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Photo ideas for Tuesday

The simple shots are always the best, I often photograph the "Getting Ready" shots for brides and really enjoy seeing brides being "made up" and often it's shots like this that make my time with each bride so worth while!...

Wedding Dress Wednesday!

Every Wednesday I will be posting a wedding photo of a favourite dress, here is a big favourite of mine, a beautiful lace fishtail dress with a small train:...

A Photo Idea for your wedding

There are many ideas of different photos to get your wedding photographer to take, over the coming weeks I will be showcasing some of my own photos which i've taken for other couples. Here's the first idea, it can be a really lovely & quirky photo idea to use boards with some words on that mean something to you : ...

My Favourite Wedding Locations in Central Manchester

Manchester is a city which is often described as the capital of the North West of England and is the home of most of my wedding photography. Manchester is the fastest growing city in the UK and also the third most visited city in the UK after London and Edinburgh. Manchester is such a diverse and amazing city with its architecture, culture, music scene and...

Photography Top Tips

I hope you enjoy my photography top tips! 1. Composing Your Shot  Be aware of where the subject is within your frame. Try to exclude distractions within the shot, instead focus on balance and the lines within the shot help lead the viewers eye into the subject. A photography term often used by professional photographers is “Rule of Thirds”, this helped to add interest and drama within the...

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Choosing wedding photographers

Once you're both married and your lives relax into being together, you will look at your wedding photographs to remind you of the amazing day you created. So choosing your wedding photographer to shoot your wedding day in the way you want is vital.   1. Choosing a Professional will give you peace of mind, knowing your wedding day is in safe hands. It's often tempting to...