Bury Wedding Photographer –
Claire & Martin

I love a local wedding. Not just because of the travel benefits – don’t get me wrong though, I love to travel too of course – but there’s something satisfying about keeping it local, isn’t there? Sense of community, and all that? Which is why I was only too happy to photograph Claire and Martin’s big day just a short drive down the road from my house. Living in Prestwich means being a Bury Wedding Photographer couldn’t be more perfect!

All preparations for this happy day took place at the Bolholt Hotel, literally just a two-minute walk to the wedding venue. I arrived at Claire’s room nice and early to catch the girls easing their way into the day with fun and laughter. Similar story with Martin and the boys too. No sign of any wedding day stresses with this bunch. Just a great start to the day!

Lavender Hotels Wedding

The Stables Country Club is part of the Lavender Hotels Group and is one of Bury’s most popular event venues. Complete with a leisure centre and 3 stunning function rooms, situated close to Manchester and Liverpool, it’s not surprising that this is a top choice for a Bury wedding venue.

Autumn wedding pictures

Once they had tied the knot, I managed to get our happy couple outside between rain showers for a few minutes of ‘couple time’ amidst the glorious Autumn leaves and setting sun. I don’t spend time posing couples, contriving awkward postures or setting up fashion shoots! I like to take my couples for a quick walk somewhere pretty and look for real moments, real connections: furtive glances, sly smiles, knowing winks and romantic gestures. After all, you’ve got a party to get to and all those special family and friends to see. So it was with Claire and Martin – no pretence, all natural and all done in ten minutes. And don’t they look gorgeous!?

If you are looking for a Bury wedding photographer, for a venue somewhere else in the North West, or even further afield, please check out some more of my weddings, my portfolio or my packages & contact page. I can’t wait to hear from you.


Lancashire Wedding Photographer –
Alix & Arron

Milnrow Wedding, Lancashire

Alix and Arron got married in their home town of Milnrow, nestled in the beautiful Lancashire countryside.  I’m so pleased that they chose me to be their wedding photographer for the day.

Milnrow Parish Church Ceremony

I arrived nice and early to photograph Alix getting ready with her pals.  Bridal prep can be a hectic and cluttered affair – not so this one!  Elegantly styled, together with architect Arron, Alix’s Lancashire home was a scene of sophisitication, poise and precision.  The ladies themselves were also suitably calm and collected.  What a lovely, chilled start to the day.  Once set, it was off to the beautiful St James The Apostle Church in Milnrow centre where Arron was waiting excitedly.  Alix looked amazing in her dress – graceful and refined.  Father of the bride Phil looked rightly proud as he walked her down the aisle.

Bella Vista Milnrow

After photographing the group shots outside church in glorious sunshine, it was a short drive in Rolls Royce luxury to popular local eatery Bella Vista Restaurant for the rest of the day’s celebrations.  I love intimate weddings like this one where the our happy couple’s nearest and dearest friends and family can relax in unhurried, unpretentious surrounds.  No rushing around.  No stuffy formalities.  Simply a tasteful and leisurely wedding reception for all to enjoy, expertly hosted by the affable Elio and his staff.  Alix & Arron and myself went off for a short walk to grab some newlywed portraits with some stunning Lancashire countryside as a backdrop.  Meanwhile, the guests enjoyed delicious Italian canapés and drinks, played lawn games and enjoyed the superb music of the Colour Blue duo and band.  Weddings are wonderful occasions, but they do fly by!  It wasn’t long before the evening guests arrived and the band got into their groove once more.  We stopped for a quick cake-cut photo then it was time for me to leave the the happy couple and their guests to enjoy the rest of the evening.

It was a real joy to photograph this beautiful Lancashire wedding and I’m so grateful to Alix & Arron for choosing me to shoot their special day.  Thanks guys and I wish you all the happiness in the world.

Supplier links after the photos below…

If you are looking for a wedding photographer for a Lancashire venue, maybe somewhere else in the North West, or even further afield,  please check out some more of my weddings, my portfolio or my packages & contact page. I can’t wait to hear from you.

Suppliers on the day:

Dress – Adele Howarth Winstanley

Hair – The Hair Lounge

Makeup – Collette

Transport – Shaws of Rochdale

Flowers – Eden Floral Styling

Music – Colour Blue


Beverley Barn Wedding Photographer –
Laura & Ben

Laura and Ben had their amazing wedding reception at the fabulous Beverley Barn in East Yorkshire in August, and I was thrilled to have been chosen as their wedding photographer.  We had a blast!

Photography travels

I love travelling for my job – visiting new places, meeting new people.  Beverley itself is just a short hop over the Pennines for me from Manchester, and the wedding day that developed was a joy to photograph.  I arrived nice and early to find Laura and her bridesmaids in high spirits along with Mum and Dad.  Bubbles and giggles and general chilled out fun times was definitely the order of the day here.  Ben and the boys were also gearing up nicely for the big day ahead.  After an exchange of gifts and the final touches applied, our star couple and their entourages were all ready to head off to Beverley town centre for the main event.

Beverley ceremony

First stop was the beautiful St John of Beverley Catholic Church  – a great example of Victorian Gothic architecture located just outside Beverley’s medieval North Bar gate.  The church itself, with its asymmetrical turret and playful lines, is a stunning building to photograph, and a special place to get married.  Father James, choristers and opera singers completed a truly memorable ceremony for our happy couple.

The bridal party savoured the drive to the Beverley Barn in the luxury of two white vintage Rolls Royce cars – arriving in style…and in a rain storm of epic proportions.  But did that stop our intrepid couple from enjoying their day? Of course not.  As a talented and accomplished actor herself, Laura and Ben’s guests were similarly comprised of gifted performers, including singers and musicians, ready to entertain the crowd as they sheltered in the bar area, awaiting Laura and Ben’s arrival.

BARN WEDDING BLISS

In any case, the sun soon came out and gifted us all with glorious, late-summer light.  Portraits in the golden rays, group shots under the trees, drinks and canapés in the sunshine.  It was all just perfect.  And when the time came to enjoy the wedding breakfast, there was a surprise in store!  Sat amongst beautifully designed boho wedding details, our fun-loving wedding party were treated to fantastic food and superb speeches.  And then, undercover, singing waiters no less! These guys really got the party started and paved the way for an epic evening of Beatles covers, riotous dancing and finally a spectacular sparkler exit.  Phew!  It was a breathless, and thoroughly brilliant day, from start to finish.

The Beverly Barn

The Beverley Barn itself is a relatively new wedding venue that provides personal and bespoke weddings in an exclusive and luxurious converted barn setting.  I love the boho vibes of this beautiful venue, lovingly appointed both inside and out.  And that light!  Oh my! I had some fun with that evening light, streaming through the doors by the top table.  A photographer’s playground!  What’s more,  Yasmin, Phil  and the team make for incredible hosts.  They simply cannot do enough to make sure the day goes perfectly.  And they certainly made me feel extremely welcome too.  Their mission is to provide unforgettable experiences with a personal touch, and boy do they deliver.  I can’t recommend it highly enough!

It was such a pleasure and a privilege to be the wedding photographer for Laura & Ben’s Beverley Barn wedding.  It was an incredible day from start to finish – full of love, joy, fun and laughter.  What a great way to start a marriage – I wish them every happiness together.

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer at The Beverley Barn, Yorkshire or further afield, please check out some more of my weddings, my portfolio or my packages & contact page. I can’t wait to hear from you.

Supplier links after the photos…

It was a pleasure working alongside these suppliers. Check them out:

Dress: Deborah Moore Bridal Wear

Headpiece: Amore Headwear

Suits: Marc Darcy

Videographer: Rayne Drop Production

Hair: Bows Hair

Makeup: Beauty By Ellie Rose

Transport: Cupid Cars

Caterers: The Yorkshire Catering Company

Cake: Sarah’s O’cakesions

Flowers:  Gilly Milton Florist

Entertainment: The West End Singing Waiters and The Cheatles

Room design: Born Bhoho


Ribble Valley Wedding Photographer –
Anna & Dan

The wedding photography community can count some extremely talented people in its number, but nobody can be in two places at once!  So when the very excellent Dave Scholes Photography asked me to help him shoot this awesome wedding in the beautiful Ribble Valley countryside, I jumped at the chance.  Whilst Dave was busy shooting Anna’s bridal prep some distance away, I was put to work photographing our groom – Dan – on his parent’s farm as he and the boys got themselves ready for the big day ahead.

Idyllic rural settings

There’s nothing like a deadline to focus the mind, right? With just minutes to go, the fellas were still scrambling about the family estate preparing haybale seats, bathtub drinks coolers and other DIY goodness for the reception later on.  Eventually there was some actual getting ready, thankfully, although I was beginning to wonder!  Up in the farmhouse, there were some fun shards of light for me to play with as suits and ties were finally donned, and flowers loaded into vehicles.  We were off!

St Leonard’s Church wedding, Downham

The Ribble Valley is a pretty special place.  There are so many exquisite locations, hidden valleys, areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and more.  Like the village of Downham, for example, located at the foot of the famous Pendle Hill, in the Forest of Bowland. Widely regarded as the most beautiful village in the whole of Lancashire, Downham is truly a chocolate-box, picture-postcard spot, perfectly unspoilt.  And right in the heart of this idyll you’ll find St. Leonard’s Church – possibly 1000 years old and entirely harmonious with the delightful aesthetic of the village around it.  This is where Anna and Dan had their wedding ceremony and it really is easy to see why.

Tipi wedding reception

After some much welcome ice-cream in the glorious summer sun, and a quick paddle in the stream too, the guests were shuttled back to the family farm.  Surrounded by the rolling hills of the Ribble Valley, Anna & Dan and their guests wasted no time in getting the party started. Drinks on the lawn with sophisticated musical accompaniments soon gave way to a more fully-fledged tipi reception with Brazilian BBQ down by the stream that flows so delightfully through this charming corner of Lancashire.

award-winning image

News just in – I’m thrilled to have picked up an award for my bathtub picture (see below) from the very excellent PKIR collective of documentary photographers.  Their latest round of award winners (Winter 2019) is truly incredible – so to be featured amongst them is a huge honour.  And while I’m having a humble brag (!), I should mention that I actually won TWO awards in that round.  You can see the other winning image in this blog here.

Back to Anna & Dan’s fab wedding – big thanks to Dave for inviting me along and of course huge congratulations to Anna & Dan on their wonderful wedding.  Here’s wishing them a lifetime of happiness.

And below is a small selection of my contributions to this fabulous Ribble Valley wedding…

If you are looking for a wedding photographer for a Ribble Valley location, maybe somewhere else in the North West, or even further afield,  please check out some more of my weddings, my portfolio or my packages & contact page. I can’t wait to hear from you.


Welsh Yurt Wedding Photographer –
some favourite pictures

Welsh Yurt Weddings at Fron Farm Yurt Retreat is one of my absolute favourite places to photograph weddings.

Friends and family

Full disclosure:  Tasha and Guy, who run this amazing glamping site and wedding venue, are good friends of mine. So it is always great to see them and their beautiful family. I’ve been going to Fron Farm for the best part of 15 years now, on holiday myself and with my own family.  And throughout that time, I have witnessed a transformation.  Guy and Tasha’s vision, talents and tireless endeavours have revolutionised the old farm land and buildings into the incredible wedding venue it is today.

Fron Farm

Nestled in 60 acres of organic farmland in the lush rolling countryside of South West Wales, Fron Farm has always enjoyed an idyllic and peaceful location.  Just 30 minutes from the international award-winning coastlines of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Cardigan Bay, and a stone’s throw from the majestic Preseli Mountains, the farm is hidden away in a picturesque, secluded valley.

Welsh Yurt Wedding Venue

Over the years, Tasha, Guy and their team have developed this magical Fron Farm setting into a wonderful glamping retreat and Welsh Yurt Wedding venue.  Handcrafted by Guy himself, a selection of yurts and roundhouses sit harmoniously amidst the landscaped gardens, ponds and fire pits to provide ample accommodation for you and your guests.  Two larger yurts can host most wedding receptions up by the fully-licensed bar.  And the latest addition – a dedicated wedding suite – will make sure the happy couple get the luxury treatment they deserve.  All of this with stunning views across the glorious Welsh valley below.

Medieval Chapel on-site

As if Guy’s handiwork on the farm wasn’t impressive enough, the cherry on the top must be the delightful, medieval chapel that sits at the top of the lane.  Restored by hand from ruins, this exquisite place is perfect for unlicensed ceremonies of any nature. Private and secluded, this unusual ceremonial space is simply stunning.

Alternative weddings

There is something very special about Fron Farm and the Welsh Yurt Wedding Venue.   If you go for a visit, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. Without being too cosmic about it, there’s a certain energy about the place: a vibe, a feeling.  Stress-free positivity in a tranquil and super friendly atmosphere. The place attracts a certain kind of person. Those people bring their like-minded family and friends. And the atmosphere that develops is one of real joy.  I’ve shot a number of weddings here since they opened last year, and there are more booked in the diary.  Couples and their guests have travelled from near and far, drawn by the special attraction of this unique wedding venue. And each of them have left utterly certain that they made the right choice.  Whether it’s an intimate, boho, alternative wedding or more glamourous, luxurious occasions, the Welsh Yurt Weddings venue can deliver them all in its own very special way.

Here are some of my favourite wedding photos from the Welsh Yurt Wedding venue at Fron Farm.

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer for Wales, the North West or further afield, please check out some more of my weddings, my portfolio or my packages & contact page. I can’t wait to hear from you.


Delamere Manor Wedding Photographer –
Rachael & Ben

Rachael and Ben tied the knot at the stunning Delamere Manor in Cheshire.  This luxurious private home and grounds is one of the North West’s  most spectacular exclusive use wedding venues.  In fact it was recently awards the ‘North West’s Most Romantic Wedding Venue’ by the English Wedding Awards.  And it certainly was a romantic event on this occasion.  Best Day Ever, for this lovely couple.   Little wonder then, that I was so excited to have been chosen to be their wedding photographer on the day.

Bridal Prep

I joined Rachael and her bridal party getting ready in the beauty room early in the morning.  As a photographer, this space is so much fun.  Luxurious dark furnishings, huge mirrors, deep shadows, pockets of directional light etc.  It’s one cool spot for me.  And the girls enjoyed the skilful attentions there too for hair and makeup.  Gifts were given, bubbles were drunk and the day got off to a perfect start.

Groom Prep

Ben and the boys had the luxury of the Bridal Suite for their preparations.  Quite the aficionado of these things, chef Ben was loving the opportunity to share and smoke cigars, proudly stored in his bespoke humidor.  It was all an education for me!  Anyway, more gifts were exchanged and the chaps were soon ready to make their way to the ceremony.

Flexible wedding venue

Once home to Gary Barlow no less, Delamere Manor is exactly the standard of style and luxury that you might expect.  There are four licensed outdoor ceremony spaces and a fifth under the retractable roof of the contemporary, glass-fronted courtyard.  The weather on this day was typically British – couldn’t make up its mind.  Thankfully the friendly and amenable team at Delamere Manor were able to quickly accommodate changing forecasts and our happy couple and their guests were treated to the fairy light canopy of the courtyard on this occasion.

Perfect party palace

There are lots of things that make weddings at Delamere Manor special: 100 acres of stunning grounds; a taste of luxury but with the home comforts of a kitchen, bar and lounge areas; exclusive use throughout for you and your guests; and – oh yes – a private nightclub on-site, complete with another bar and chill-out room!  All this and more certainly makes for an unforgettable celebration – and that’s just what Rachael and Ben enjoyed.

I’ve put some links to the other suppliers on the day after the photos below, but I was so pleased to have been the wedding photographer at Delamere Manor, and I wish them both the very happiest of marriages. Congratulations guys!

I absolutely love capturing moments and emotions of special days like this, making memories forever.  If you’re looking for a wedding photographer for Delamere Manor, elsewhere in Cheshire or further afield, please check out some more of my weddings, my portfolio or my packages & contact page. I can’t wait to hear from you.

Big thanks to all the suppliers for Rachael & Ben’s wedding at Delamere Manor

Dress from Alison Burgess Couture

Hair & Makeup by Bridal Creations

Flowers by The Flower Emporium

Caterers Cheeky Chilli Events

Cake by Eddy Bears Picnic

Music – Decades DJ / Bernard Greaves


Oak Tree of Peover Wedding Photographer

Hannah and Luke’s wedding at the Oak Tree of Peover was a beautiful day in the loveliest of venues with their nearest and dearest family and friends.  It was an honour to be a part of such an intimate occasion as their wedding photographer.

Photographing preparations nearby

The day started at Moss Farm Bed & Breakfast, located just down the road from the Oak Tree of Peover.  It’s a perfect venue for getting ready as the beautiful, luxury barns and renovated dairy buildings provide ample accommodation for plenty of people.  Our bride and groom today were able to enjoy their wedding preparations on the same site, but safely hidden from each other’s excited gaze.  This made my job as their wedding photographer nice and convenient, able to easily pop between the two as the morning progressed.

Hannah, along with her mum and grandmother, enjoyed the expert hair and makeup stylings of Louise Hall.  Some bridal prep sessions can be quite hectic.  This one however, was a picture of serenity.  Our bridal party were in great spirits yet completely calm and collected.  It was a lovely, chilled start to the day.  When Poppies of Salford delivered the gorgeous wildflower bouquet, we knew it would soon be time for the main event.

Over in the other building, and with just a little bit of help from the in-laws, Luke was busy with his tweed suit and wildflower buttonholes. Before long, the boys were set for a quick portrait in the glorious Cheshire sunshine and then it was off to the ceremony.  Split the Difference Campers supplied the awesome VW Campervan that transported all of our VIPs to the wedding venue, just a short ride away.

Cheshire wedding perfection

Nestled in the rural delights of the Cheshire Countryside, just a stone’s throw from Knutsford, lies the Oak Tree of Peover.  It was the first time for me shooting a wedding at this venue but I loved it for so many reasons, and I can’t wait to return there.  

Hannah could not hide her joy as she walked up the aisle, with the sun streaming into the ceremony room.  Our happy couple were truly loving this perfect moment, the culmination at last of so much planning and waiting.  Once the vows were exchanged and the ceremony complete, the rest of the day was spent enjoying the lovely spring weather at this terrific venue.  The main meal was provided by This Little Piggy Went, and evening treats by Pizza Principles, both local Cheshire suppliers.  Cheshire Wedding DJs supplied the soundtrack to the evening entertainment as everyone danced into the night.   Hannah and Luke’s perfect wedding at this fabulous venue was great fun to photograph and a real privilege to attend.

Why weddings at the Oak Tree of Peover are so great to photograph

The Oak Tree of Peover is one of the finest barn wedding venues in the country.  Situated in 165 acres of landscaped perfection, this contemporary venue provides a magical, tranquil space for weddings and civil ceremonies of all shapes and sizes.  The friendly and dedicated staff made us all feel so welcome and at ease all day long.  The high standards of professionalism in fact completely matched the high standards of the venue itself both inside and out.  The elegant architecture makes for great pictures, be they from the far side of the manicured gardens or within the stunning rooms themselves.  The main ceremony room is flooded with natural light, a wedding photographer’s dream, thanks to high ceilings and lots of glass.  Held up by beautiful oak beams, this versatile space looked simply elegant for Hannah and Luke’s big day.  Now with an additional ceremony room at their disposal, equally stunning with wood and glass, The Oak Tree of Peover is able to accommodate any wedding plans that you may have.  Today, for example, the wedding breakfast was served in the new space, without the need to move everybody out of the ceremony room while it was being ‘turned around’.  Factors like this make a big difference in planning, and photographing, a wedding.  In any case, Hannah and Luke were truly blessed with stunning sunshine on their special day, so their happy guests were able to enjoy the outside spaces at their leisure as well. As the sun began to set, casting its final, golden light over this romantic venue, we nipped out amongst the greenery to grab a few portraits.  I generally like to take a documentary approach to wedding photography, so these couple’s sessions are usually quick and fun: a short break from celebrating with guests, just a few minutes out and away from the crowd.  As dusk turned to night, that exquisite ceremony room became the perfect space for dancing too.  So, after a short while shooting the evening fun, I bade farewell to Hannah and Luke and left them partying away in this wonderful venue.

Capturing memories to treasure

It was a real privilege photographing the wedding of Hannah and Luke, and a joy to do so at Moss Farm and the Oak Tree of Peover.  I absolutely love capturing moments and emotions of special days like this, making memories forever.  If you’re looking for a wedding photographer for the Oak Tree of Peover, elsewhere in Cheshire or further afield, please check out some more of my weddings, my portfolio or my packages & contact page. I can’t wait to hear from you.

Big nod to all the suppliers for Hannah & Luke’s wedding at the Oak Tree of Peover

Dress from The Confetti Box

Hair & Makeup by Louise Hall

Flowers by Poppies

VW Campervan from Split The Difference

BBQ by This Little Piggy Went

Pizzas from Pizza Principles

Stacked cheeses cake by The Cheese Hamlet

Music – Cheshire Wedding DJs


First place award –
Photographers Keeping it real

I was absolutely thrilled to have picked up an award this Autumn for my image pictured above.  FIRST PLACE no less!  The very excellent Photographers Keeping It real is a group of supremely talented photographers who celebrate the craft and creativity of a documentary approach to wedding photography.  Nothing posed or contrived, images like this one will bring back real memories and emotions for many years to come.  It is a real honour for me to have featured – and won! – amongst this illustrious group of talented photographers.

From a photographer’s point of view, and the judges in this case, the composition makes sense of a busy, complex scene. By using layers front to back the image has a sense of depth, and the intertwining relationships between the subjects left-to-right creates interest throughout the frame. By using an ultra-wide angle lens, I was able to not just fit everything in, but actually enable the viewer to get right inside the scene itself. Hopefully it feels like you’re actually there in the room, in the madness!

However, more importantly than any of that is the actual moment that is captured here. You really get a sense of what it can be like on the morning of a wedding, especially when there are children to get ready. All hands to the pump! I’m super proud of this picture and I hope that the bride and groom will look back on this moment fondly. I know I will!

You can find more of my work in my portfolio page here: portfolio . And on social media: instagram and facebook

If you are planning a wedding yourself, why not get in touch to see how I can help.


Eaves Hall Wedding Photographer –
Laura & Andrew

Eaves Hall Wedding Photographer

One of the best Lancashire wedding venues, Eaves Hall is always a pleasure to shoot at thanks to its grand Georgian mansion house and gorgeous gardens.  When I was asked to help shoot the wedding of Laura and Andrew there I jumped at the chance.

Lancashire wedding venue

This perfect country house wedding venue is set in the glorious Ribble Valley, and offers everything a discerning couple could ask for.  Stylish, luxurious and romantic, this Lancashire wedding venue really does have it all.

Groom preparation

On this occasion, I was following Andrew and his groomsmen in the morning while the super talented Tony Higginson was photographing the bride during her preparations at her parents’ house not far away. I found Andrew and his pals nursing hangovers to various degrees down in the coach house – another beautiful building on-site.  Andrew, it has to be said, was in fine form, looking sharp and excited for the big day ahead.

Beautiful bride

After spending some time shooting the boys in a documentary style, it was time to head to the main mansion house for the main event.  As the guests filed in and the nervous tension mounted, emotions were ready to burst when Laura made her entrance to the magnificent ceremony room.  She looked absolutely incredible as she made her way up the aisle and the tears in Andrew’s eyes said it all.

A perfect day

Laura and Andrew’s wedding was superb.  The couple were so relaxed and happy, and so clearly in love. And this wonderful vibe permeated throughout the whole day, for every guest.  The atmosphere was beautiful and joyful and fun, just like the couple themselves.  It really was a perfect day, and one that I loved to photograph.  These guys didn’t want lengthy, staged and contrived shots, and that suits me just perfectly.  I really enjoy taking a reportage approach instead, getting amongst the action to capture real moments and emotion, and memories to treasure forever.

Massive congratulations to Laura and Andrew. Thanks again for choosing me to shoot your day. Below is a small selection of some of my favourite images.

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer for Lancashire, Manchester or further afield, please check out some more of my weddings, my portfolio or my packages & contact page. I can’t wait to hear from you.


Thornton Manor Wedding Photographer –
Rachael & Stuart

award winning image

News just in – I’m absolutely stoked to have picked up an award for my lineup of bridesmaids picture (see below) from the very excellent PKIR collective of documentary photographers.  Their latest round of award winners (Winter 2019) is truly incredible – so to be featured amongst them is a huge honour.  And while I’m having a humble brag (!), I should mention that I actually won TWO awards in that round.  You can see the other winning image in this blog here.

Anyway, back to the blog…

Thornton Manor Wedding Photographer

Being based in Manchester, it’s easy for me to get to gorgeous Cheshire wedding venues like this one.  So it was a real pleasure this time being the Thornton Manor Wedding Photographer alongside Hervé Gillet and videographer Ross Hart-Edwards.

Grand wedding venue

Thornton Manor is a stunning country house and a firm favourite of happy couples looking to tie the knot in exclusive, luxurious surrounds.  Set in exquisite grounds, this historic and enchanting stately home makes for an amazing wedding venue, and fabulous photographs. Good choice Rachael & Stuart.

Chasing the light

We’ve had such amazing, hot weather this summer which is great for outdoor photography.  However, with some rain in the air on this day, I was only too pleased to stay indoors for as long as we did.  The grandeur of Thornton Manor and its glorious windows provides for some brilliant opportunities for creative photography.  And I just loved capturing some beautiful moments indoors. Actually the rain wasn’t so serious, and in any case, it cleared up for just enough time for us to enjoy a perfect outdoor ceremony.  Rachael, her ten bridesmaids and three flower girls looked a picture as they filed in to adoring looks from the gathered guests.

Documentary wedding photographer

This fun-loving pair provided their happy guests with a photo booth, sweet counter, chocolate fountain, roulette wheel, bouncy castle, face painting, you name it!  And to cap it all off, a bouncing dance floor under the opulence of Thornton Manor’s grandest rooms.  I loved being able to shoot this wedding in a documentary style.

Massive congratulations to Rachael and Stuart. Thanks again for choosing me to shoot your day. Below is a small selection of some of my favourite images.

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer for Cheshire, Manchester or further afield, please check out some more of my weddings, my portfolio or my packages & contact page. I can’t wait to hear from you.