As we start the second half of 2015 I thought it would be a good time to reflect over the past 18 months of wedding photos that I’ve taken and try and select my favourite Manchester wedding photographs. 

Well, in all honesty, I planned to do this in January – the same with my landscape photographs from 2014 – this I will do I promise. This simple truth is doing a task like writing a blog piece about wedding photography reminds me how much I love looking back at weddings I’ve been asked to photograph. Things like the amazing memories of the day and the fantastic couples who entrusted me with their wedding photos.

As I have been looking through the weddings I photographed images popped into my head, and soundbites of conversation I overheard during the day. The nervousness of the bride when I first turn up – not of the impending itself day but having a camera pointed at them all day. How friendly and accommodating all the guests are when I try and take a photo of them, or just get out of the shot. 

In truth, I feel blessed to have been able to be involved in so many special and personal moments, and have met so many fantastic brides and grooms. I do hope they all enjoy looking back on their wedding photographs as much as I do.

Ok, so I’m explain why I’ve selected my top 5 wedding photos – just know that I selected them from an emotional point of view as well as a photographic perspective. I have only selected 5 because I could really go on and on – this made me really think about it!

A lot of the images I do take don’t necessarily feature the the bride or groom. This is because I try and capture the entire day, including the moments the lovely couples probably wont see. So with this in mind, some images wont feature the bride, groom or either!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of my lovely couples for trusting me to take beautiful wedding photos for them. I really couldn’t do this without you!

My top 5 wedding photographs 

Nicki and Paul, Last Drop Village, Bolton

Tina and Derek, St James Church, Bury

Anita and Andy, Manchester Town Hall

Paula and James, Red Hall Hotel, Ramsbottom

Nicki and Paul, Last Drop Village, Bolton