Rebecca & Richard were married in April at the stylish Castlefield Rooms in Manchester. Rebecca looked delightful in her fitted, lace covered gown of ivory while Richard was dapper in his suit with it’s splash of purple. Rebecca’s bouquet was a sight to behold with it’s stunning array of peach and lavender hues. The venue itself was gorgeously decorated and the low beams added a romantic touch which was complimented by the natural light that flooded in. The day was one of joy, warmth and laughter and as their wedding photographer, it was wonderful to be party to such a special day.
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Louise and Andy’s special day was held at the picturesque Sandhole Oak Barn. The setting was perfectly tranquil. Everything from the serene lake outside to the stylish, understated interior of the converted barn sang gently of peace. The perfect place to tie the knot. Louise looked glorious in her lace gown while Andy was dashingly suited, splashes of peach impeccably matching the bride’s bouquet. The day was one of joy and harmony all round. A real pleasure to be a part of indeed. Here are some pictures from the day.
Alex and Lee got married at St John the Divine Church on Brooklands Road this month. I met Alex and the girls in the morning whilst they were getting ready at the Radisson BLU hotel next to the Airport in Manchester. From there we went to the church for the ceremony and returned to the hotel for the reception. Here are a few pictures from the day.
At the end of August 2014, I photographed a wedding at the fabulous West Tower for Debra & Lee. Here is a selection of images from the day.
There are many things for the couple to sort out! One of the most important things on the lengthy to-do list is choosing the right photographer for you. I am going to try and give you some insights into the world of wedding photography which might help.
There are several thousand wedding photographers out there. Only some of them are full time wedding photographers and of that group, only some are any good and (again!) of that group, only some are people you will get on with or want to have at your wedding. Also there’s the issue of the budget. So, who do you choose when the options are endless? My advice is to go with a photographer whose work you like. By that I mean their style of photography and the products they are offering. Also, try and stay away from weekend photographers as they often only shoot weddings for fun and are not professionals. I have written about this previously on my blog so won’t go on about it again but you need a professional full time photographer as the day can’t be recreated.
I have noticed some very good photographers offer a very poor standard of wedding albums. There is little point in spending a small fortune on your wedding pictures just to find out later that your album is not the best. I offer Queensberry Albums and these are widely perceived as the best ones around. I also offer albums from Sim2000 which also has an excellent finish and is easy on the pocket.
You should try and speak to, or even better, meet your wedding photographer before the wedding day. I offer a pre wedding shoot and consultation a few weeks before the wedding to meet the couple and get to know them. This also gives us a chance to agree on the kind of images they want and together we create a wedding photography schedule.
Furthermore, you must check if your photographer has proper professional equipment and insurance. You should ask about back up cameras and lenses as, like any other machine, cameras can pack up in the middle of a shoot. Another thing to look into is the wedding photography contract to know exactly what you are getting into and most professional photographers will sign a contract with you.
Ultimately, you will only be satisfied with the photographs if you get top class images, an amazing service and a great album to remember your special day. So choose your wedding photographer very carefully and enjoy the process of creating quality images with a professional. A slight cliché is that wedding photography is an investment and not an expense. Your wedding pictures done by a professional are more likely to give you the joy you deserve.
Carly & Paul got married on the 2nd of February at the fabulous Ordsall Hall. The day for me started when at about 11:30 am, I got to the lovely Midland Hotel in Manchester to photograph Carly getting ready. She was helped by her mother, sister and her very helpful make-up artist.
So how do you decide which is the right venue for your pre wedding or engagement shoot ? Let me try and answer this for you- I always suggest that we shoot at a place that is most familiar to the couple as this will usually make them feel comfortable. It also means that they are in a place they have been to before and have some personal connection to the venue. If in case couples want me to suggest a venue I suggest the following-
1: Fletcher Moss – This botanical garden in Didsbury is an ideal place for a pre wedding shoot. It has one of the best collection of exotic plants in the city and is next door to Parsonage gardens. I feel you can photograph a variety of photographs in the area. There is also a pub close by to have a coffee and relax for a chat.
2: Heaton Park – This is an absolutely massive park with loads of different spots for beautiful photography. There is a boating club, old trams and animal park.
3: Haigh Hall – Situated in Wigan this is another top spot for photography. Great woods and a train tack. It also has superb views of the Welsh valley with amazing sunsets.
There are several more parks and gardens in the Greater Manchester area and I always like to leave the final decision to the couple, as after all its their pictures and they need to be happy with the choice of the venue.
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Although by the time couples book me they have usually booked their venue. However here is a list of my favourites in the city centre. There are several fabulous venues across Cheshire and Lancashire that are unbelievable about which I’ll post another time..
1: Midland Hotel Manchester- This is a top hotel in the centre of Manchester and has one of the finest old buildings in the city. Its easy to get to for guests and all the rooms are fantastic.
2: Town Hall Manchester – Another stunning building in the city centre of Manchester. Loads of easy transport links for your guests and has been established as a wedding venue for some time now.
3: Manchester art Gallery – Also situated in the city centre and is close to many hotels. This is another gorgeous building that allows weddings.
4: Old Trafford Football or Cricket Grounds – I have put these together as you can choose which one you prefer according to your sport. Both hire rooms for weddings.
5: Ordsall Hall – Situated in Salford, about 5 minutes in the car is this little gem. Superb looking building with very helpful staff.
6: Great Jon Street Hotel : This has superb views of the city centre from the fabulous roof garden. A lovely hotel on a quiet street minutes walk from the city centre.
7: Monastery in Gorton – This is a few minutes drive from the city centre but is one of the most popular venues.
These were venues situated in the city or close by. There are several Wedding venues situated in the countryside which is only a few minutes drive by car or on a train.
Here is a list of more venues –
I will be visiting more venues in the next month or so and be updating this page more regularly.
This weekend just gone, I met Zoe and Alex for the first time after they booked me through my website. It was lovely meeting them and getting to know about them and their little one. We had a walk through the fabulous Haigh Hall country park and did some pictures that I am sharing with you here- Please enjoy !!
On a cold end of March day, I met the two lovely Doctors at their exclusive hill top wedding venue. The West Tower is located in beautiful Lancashire countryside and is a very romantic spot indeed. Sarah and Chris looked lovely for the pre wedding photo-shoot in blue. Although I had met them both before, this shoot really gave us all an opportunity to find out more about each other. I found out how Chris proposed and what their future plans are, so it was a success. The venue and surrounds looked gorgeous with some recent snow on the fields next door. We had a quick look inside and the West Tower looked every bit the top wedding venue it’s reputed to be.
Lisa and Jake chose the lovely Fletcher Moss park in Didsbury as the location for their pre wedding shoot. This is a park where they often go to and has special memories for them. As their wedding photographer, I wanted to make the most of this opportunity to photograph them and to do this in a location they are used to was the best thing.
You can now come and see me at the Celebration Village in Manchester. I am there most weekends but it is best to make an appointment. For those who don’t know, Celebration Village in a great place for brides to find their special wedding dress. You can also find a huge range of accessories, cakes and table decorations here. Celebration Village is located at 149 Great Ducie St, Manchester, Lancashire M3 1FB
If you are looking for a wedding photographer in Manchester then why don’t you come and see samples of my work? I photograph weddings all over the north west including Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire. There is no additional cost for travel expenses in my all inclusive wedding photography package.
Delhi is where I grew up and still spend a lot of time with my family there. I am now looking to photograph weddings in India as well so please contact me if you are looking for a wedding photographer with a modern aesthetic. Have a look through my work on the blog and galleries section and this will give you and idea of my style.
Here are some images from Kerry and Joe’s wedding at Buile Hill Park in Salford.
Rebekah and Ricci made a handsome and charming couple on their delightful wedding day at the glorious Didsbury House Hotel in Didsbury, Manchester. Rebekah was pure glamour in her beautifully fitted gown with its beaded design. She really shone throughout the day. Her stunning bridesmaids complimented her perfectly in their sculpted dresses. Ricci was a dapper delight in his checked suit and they photograph together beautifully. I particularly love the shots with the white blossom in the background – a wedding photographer’s dream and the shot with their beautiful daughter’s captures a touching moment of family happiness. Even the tasteful and stylish bouquets (hand made by Rebekah herself no less!) matched the grace and charm of the day overall – no detail had been forgotten. A truly beautiful and memorable wedding.