UK & Destination Photography
You knew you want high quality wedding photos that embrace core photographic principles and you do appreciate those little differences. You don’t want a happy snapper who can’t explain how they get their results, but an award winning wedding photographer with a clear approach which leads to consistency.
Natural wedding photography is your priority
Your photographer must love the challenge of naturally capturing the unique spirit of your wedding day, whether close to my home in Manchester or Cheshire, across the UK or in your ideal destination wedding abroad. Recording friends and family is necessary, but an unobtrusive approach to producing sophisticated reportage photographs, plus beautiful and relaxed photographs of the two of you, are key.
You would like your photographs to be full of energy, fun, tears, laughter, life and beauty rather than just people smiling at the camera.
Having fun is a core element of my professional wedding photography and this shines through in the photos I take, as my testimonials show. I achieve my unique incredibly natural reportage results because everyone is comfortable and relaxed around me.
Easy and fun
We can all tell when a couple have been told to “pose like this with your hand up there”, right?
Instead, I have fun with couples. Nothing is tricky to accomplish and I regularly get brides and grooms who say they’re not good in front of the camera, yet turn them into the photographs you see above. I love to laugh along with guests and yourselves too, so I’m never that unknown guy in the corner.
I’m the only photographer I know who gives a full set of colour and black & white photos so you can always choose your favourite. I also take the natural vignette (darkening of the edges of a lens) off my photos and reapply it around the principal subject, to make sure the focus of the photo is where I want it to be.
Here are some of the other lengths I go to to provide you with professional wedding photographs.
If this sounds like the You + Me that you want with your wedding photographer, please get in touch to discuss your day in more detail! I’d love to hear more about your plans and you’d be welcome to visit to chat about photography in more detail, with no obligation.
“Thank you so much for photographing our wedding day. You are amazing. Your pictures captured the true emotions of the day and your attention to detail was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for better pictures” – Caroline & James
“He was great at putting us at ease for our couples photos, and I know that he was constantly on the lookout for a great shot. (at one point, he made sure he took me and my husband outside for a stye of shot i’d specifically asked for, involving the light, which he had obviously been keeping his eyes open for!)” – Francesca & Kevin
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Where do I travel? What types of weddings do I cover?
I am based close to Warrington, so I cover many weddings in Cheshire or based around the North West of England close to Manchester and in the surrounding counties. Some regular towns include Warrington, Liverpool, Altrincham, Bolton, Blackburn, Preston, Leeds, Tarporley, Chester and Stoke. However, I travel throughout the UK regularly and internationally with destination weddings too. I have photographed as far away as Wales and Scotland and abroad in Sicily and Italy. I’m love to travel.
I’ve photographed at some of the UK most stunning luxury venues too, such as the incredibly lavish Claridges in Mayfair, prestigious Peckforton Castle, gothic Allerton Castle, intimate Inglewood Manor, regal Knowsley Hall, memorable Chatsworth House, timeless Thornton Manor, relaxed Ashes farm and unique Styal Lodge.
When offered to opportunity, I take full advantage of stunning gardens at Kew Gardens, Arley Hall, Iscoyd Park and Coombe Abbey or one-off locations like Nunsmere Hall pier. I’m equally at home making the most of extraordinary architecture in urban locations like Great John Street Hotel and Manchester Town Hall.
If you’re looking for a winter wedding photography, I’m very experienced at working with the light on a shorter day and didn’t mind getting my feet caked in snow at Eaves Hall! Whenever I can, I rise to exclusive challenges such as a same sex wedding, Steampunk wedding, Boho styled wedding, Papakata tent wedding or Chinese wedding.
I also love the unique traditions of Muslim, Hindu and Sikh ceremonies in Asian weddings and am experienced with the traditions of each.
Whether you’re looking for award winning professional wedding photography close to home at a stunning Cheshire country house, or an urban Manchester venue, a beautiful converted barn or dream of a sunny destination wedding by the beach, I can cover your special day.
Photographer learning and training
If you’re interested in the techniques I use in my wedding photography and the equipment I use, I have a section just for you. If you’re interested in wedding photography training, please get in touch.