manchester wedding photographer

“The whole process of working with you was amazing and we are so glad we chose you to photograph our wedding. The photos are exactly what we could have dreamed of, so thank sooo much! You captured moments we didn’t even know happened and we will treasure them forever.”  Rosie & Ben

thornton manner wedding photographer

Natural, award-winning, wedding photography 

I’m thrilled to be part of a thriving and talented community of creative wedding photographers here in the UK.  And I’m especially delighted to have been decorated lately with some coveted industry awards, including a Top 20 finish in the Wedding Photographer of the Year, and four awards in this round of the Masters of Wedding Photography competition.  Being a wedding photographer in Manchester, and for venues across the UK more widely, is an inspiring and exciting vocation – and I absolutely love it!

About me
Pretty Asian bride and new groom

vibrant photos that tell the story of your wedding day

Photographing weddings is a joy.  Happy folk having a great time with the people who mean the most to them.  What’s not to love?  It’s an emotional day, for sure.  And to be chosen to capture those emotions as they unfold through this most special day is truly an honour.  So I won’t rush you. I won’t boss you around, and I won’t be keeping you from your party.  You guys get on and let me capture the anticipation, the romance and the fun of the occasion: in authentic, vibrant and beautiful photographs that tell the story of your day.  I want you to look at your wedding photos and relive what it actually felt like to be there, from one moment to the next.

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Wedding guests hug it out

Unhurried, un-posed and unassuming approach to your wedding photos

I like to take a documentary approach to wedding photography – for the most part.  Of course there will be some group shots to do, and certainly some ‘couple time’ portraits.  And my approach for those is to make it quick, and make it fun.  All of the portraits you see on this website were created in short bursts of maybe 15 minutes at a time.  I don’t really go in for the fashion-shoot style.  I prefer to keep it natural and then get you back to your guests where you belong.  Mostly I’ll be there to shoot those un-staged, sometimes surprising, sometimes funny moments that will really make the difference when you look back at your album in years to come. 

wedding stories
Young newlyweds in sunset walk

friendly and professional wedding photographer

We live in an age of images:  insta this and snap that. But a wedding is a time to put away the phones and savour the moment.  Which is why you need a wedding photographer you can trust. There is a key tenet of documentary photography, and that is ’get closer’!  But don’t worry, you’ll soon forget I’m there, especially as you get swept up in the excitement of your wedding day. In any case, it is really important that you have a good working relationship with your photographer as we’ll be spending most of the day together, from bridal prep to the first dance and beyond.  You’ll find me easy to get along with, I’m sure.  But don’t take my word for it – please check out some of the reviews on Google. Or better still, if you fancy a trip to the Manchester area, let’s meet for a coffee and you can judge for yourself. 

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Action silhouette at sunset in the trees

Photography at wedding venues across Manchester and the North West

The UK is blessed with wonderful wedding venues that look great all year round.  There really is no shortage of options to suit all tastes: from urban chic, to rustic, rural idylls; Medieval churches to ultra-modern cityscapes; tipis to town halls; traditional to quirky. Whilst I am a Manchester wedding photographer, I do also love the opportunity to travel further afield and discover the delights of wedding spaces up and down the country.   So if you’re looking for a wedding photographer for Manchester, or a photographer for your wedding further afield, please drop me a line to say hello and request my prices.

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