UK & Destination Photography

YOU…

Timeless. Elegant. Fun. High quality. That was your starting point. You don’t want a happy snapper who can’t explain their results, but instead a consistent, award winning wedding photographer who demonstrates core photographic principles.

Your wedding photographer must love the challenge of naturally capturing the unique spirit of your wedding day, whether solemn, fun or full of romance.

Your photographs should to be full of honest energy, riotous fun, happy tears, shared laughter, real life and artistic beauty.

Friend & family groups are necessary, but an unobtrusive approach to sophisticated reportage photographs, plus elegant & natural photographs of yourselves, are more important.

Your wedding photography should not be a chore, but something you remember fondly.

ME…

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.

We can all tell when a couple have been told to “pose like this with your hand up there”, right? They just look … awkward. Many photographers pose in this way.

Instead, I direct couples and we have fun. It’s a subtle shift in approach which achieves the best lighting, backgrounds and natural results.

I love to laugh along with guests too, so I’m never that slightly uncomfortable guy in the corner they’re all trying to keep away from. They always warm to this relaxed approach.

I like to do other things differently too. For example, 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 between the two.

I even take the natural edge darkening (vignette) off all photos and reapply it around the principal subject, to focus the photo where I want it to be.

And most important of all, I don’t brand myself as a “vintage” or “reportage” or “documentary” or “traditional” or “artistic” photographer – I am  just “me” and have the best elements of all styles in my work.

12 years in photography, which began in the detail oriented fashion industry, have resulted in National Photographer of the Year & “Queensberry Bragging Rights” awards. I was also accepted onto Fearless Photographers, a directory of the worlds best.

Want to know more about how I provide high quality professional wedding photographs?

US?

Learn about how I fitted into some other wedding days with some testimonials and then get in touch to discuss the details of your day!

I am available to photograph your wedding anywhere in the UK, whether close to me in Manchester or Cheshire, or at your ideal destination wedding abroad.

“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 style of shot i’d specifically asked for”Fran & Kevin 

Recent full weddings

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Where & what types of weddings?

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.

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 GardensArley HallIscoyd Park and Coombe Abbey or one-off locations like Nunsmere Hall pier and Lake Windermere. 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 weddingSteampunk weddingBoho 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.

Wedding photographer training

Have you never benefited from training in wedding lighting, posing, post production and building energy to a high level? Photographers have an infinite amount of ways to ensure their images are everything their customers would wish.

If you’re interested in learning in any area at all, please take a look at my wedding photography training.

Every training session will start with a portfolio review to see where you might need help.

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.

This includes kit reviews, technical information and the odd bit of myth busting.