It’s been an absolutely amazing year for my photography. I’ve photographed incredible weddings for fantastic couples and had masses of fun myself! But since it’s New Year I thought I’d spend a little time looking back at some of the highlights before making my way into the 2014.
If you’d like a chance to feature in my 2014 New Year gallery, get in touch!
January 2013 will always be memorable since it was my first proper snowy winter wedding. I was at Eaves Hall with Alexandra and Chris who were totally prepared for the weather… (in fact, Alexandra even had winter boots on… Shhh!)
Sadly I had no weddings in February (it’s often a quiet month), so on to March…
March was all about Quarry Bank Mill. I had visited as a child but not been back until I joined Spencer & Sarah there for a beautiful day at this very unique venue. While we were there they wanted to take a truly old style photograph and this was the result. They were great sports.
April was about Browsholme Hall and the wedding of Lucy & Colin, who became the first boating wedding couple I had photographed. It was some effort to get into the boat but the photographs were fantastic and it was totally worthwhile.
So we finally had some good weather and I was lucky enough to join Lydia & Chris at Iscoyd Park for their wedding. As soon as I saw the venue I was struck by this particularly beautiful scene with the flowers and the stunning light. This wedding was recently chosen by Queensberry to be featured in their worldwide advertising.. and the prize of an album was donated to Lydia and Chris with my thanks.
For June I had to choose a beautiful destination wedding in Tuscany, Italy. Lucy and Rich were stunning by the landscape and they and their friends spent several days together in a villa. I look forward to returning to this area for more weddings in the future.
Natalie and Mark spent their day together at Rochdale Town Hall and Natalie has specifically asked for plenty of reportage photography. Of course, I was very happy to oblige and went to down on the moments which I found during their fantastic day together.
Sunshine again! In August I joined Katie & Michael at Nunesmere Hall for their special day. The day was incredibly good fun throughout, but the time spent together by the pier was magical and even Katies veil having a quick swim couldn’t dampen the mood (sorry…).
Jen is a fashion blogger and had contacted me about joining her and Rob for their vintage wedding at Monk Fryston Hall. I loved everything about their day and the amount of time they had spent on the details was nothing short of incredible. Vintage is a style which you may choose when you book me.
October was an incredibly busy month for me but the day I spent with Gary & Isobel at Peckforton Castle was such fun I had to include it. I had been wanting to take a couple into some beautiful woods for photographs for some time and Peckforton Castle is fortunate enough to have the perfect setting right on the doorstep.
It’s Bonfire night!! And fortunately I joined Heather and David for their beautiful wedding just before so there were plenty of sparklers available to take advantage of and produce this shot…I’m not telling you how I did it though!
Well… I was abroad for the whole of December on holiday, but I’ll share a quick shot from my final wedding of the year just before December. It was a very unique Cyberpunk themed wedding with Matt & Nicola at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. The ceremony venue was the most challenging I’ve ever photographed and required a complicated lighting setup to balance with the fairy lights, but I hope you love the result as much as I do.
As I didn’t have anything to share in February I did want to include a photo or two from a styled wedding inspiration shoot which was included on Rock My Wedding back in August.
I’d like to say a final thank you to all of the couples and their friends and family who have helped to make 2013 an amazing year for my wedding photography. And now on to 2014…