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Jade and Mark's Wedding Photography, Prestwich
Here is my selection of my favourite wedding photographs from Jade and Mark’s wedding from early July. A referral from last year, it was as ever, a privilege to be invited into a couple’s home to get to know them and shoot their special day.
In Jade and Marks case, the wedding ceremony was to take place at Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Church in Prestwich, a few minutes drive from their home. And the reception in Bury. With this in mind I recommended to them that perhaps their wedding photography could benefit from a ‘second shooter’. I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to cover the pre wedding groom photos as well as I’d like given the travelling time and distance.
A decision I was pleased they took in the end. Especially as Jade’s dad was a retired wedding photographer!
I don’t often photograph church weddings. Perhaps a sign of the times, with most couples opting for a civil ceremony in the hotel or venue. The church, whilst not the most aesthetically looking from the outside was absolutely lovely inside, with high windows bathing the altar in gorgeous afternoon sunlight. It really was quite magical in there.
With the forecast predicting a number of heavy showers we quickly shot the extensive list they had prepared. The plan was to head up to Heaton Park for the newly weds then. Unfortunately the heavens literally opened and we have a torrential downpour for 30 minutes or so.
The main thing was they didn't get wet, and we managed to get some lovely shots at the venue. Not quite what they had originally spoken to me about, but we adapted and I was delighted when they posted on Instagram how pleased they were with the photos.
Congratulations to you both!
Natalie and Gregs Wedding, Smithills Hall, Halliwell, Lancashire
Sarah & Justin's Wedding Photography
Rowena and Lee's Wedding Photography, Bolholt Country Park Hotel
Louise and Ryan's Wedding Photography, Clough Manor
Nicola and Richard's Wedding Photography
Jemma and Ryan's Wedding Photography, Red Hall Hotel, Walmersley
Photographing your wedding day
I don't think you can beat it when you manage to capture one of those moments of pure joy and happiness.
Bram and Elyne's Wedding Photography
Bram and Elyne, Wedding Photography, Manchester Town Hall
Paula and James' Wedding Photography, Red Hall Hotel
The beautiful bride
I'll photograph the usual wedding group shots as you wish, but I will always try and capture the emotion and atmosphere of your special day.
Tina and Derek's Wedding Photography
Photographing those hidden moments
I'll always try and photograph those moments you won't see during your wedding day. Like the flower bearer waiting for the bride to arrive. Each wedding photograph tells its own story.
Anita and Andy's Wedding Photography
Capturing the wedding day
I'll make sure I photograph the little details of you wedding day as well, so you can always look back with fond memories.
Nicki and Paul's Wedding Photography, Last Drop Village
Capturing those moments
I always try a be on the look out for those fleeting moments of happiness or emotion and capture them for the bride and groom to see.
Natalie and Darren's Wedding Photography, Dukinfield
A natural documentary style of wedding photography
Documentary, reportage, and natural are the main words I use to describe my wedding photography. It's important to try and photograph you and your wedding guests when you're most comfortable and relaxed.
Donna and Dave's Wedding photography, Sparth House Hotel, Accrington
At least being a commercial photographer isn't boring. Far from it in fact. I write this post in a non moaning manner. I try and avoid negative posts - so this won’t be one. However I think it’s important to understand that in the case of photography, time literally is money.
Later than planned here’s my choice for August’s wedding photo of the month. Taken at Whitehead Gardens in Bury, next door to Bury’s Registry office it just summed up the wedding and the lovely bride and groom.