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Colshaw Hall Wedding Photography // A Jonny Draper Workshop

Colshaw Hall Wedding Photography

A moody sky over Colshaw Hall

I am a firm believer in pushing yourself and always learning, which is why when I saw Jonny Draper was hosting another workshop I had to go! The main reason that made me attend was the location. Colshaw Hall is such a stunning setting and such a beautiful venue and to get the opportunity to shoot here was one I couldn’t pass up.

Colshaw Hall is located just outside Knutsford and within easy reach of Chester, Manchester and Macclesfield. Lovingly restored by the Irlam Family Colshaw Hall is a grade two listed building on its own private country estate and offers full exclusivity for its couples. Not only is this an amazing space to get married but from meeting and speaking to the staff they are amazing and you would be so well looked after.

Attending these workshops not only gives me great tips and new skills from another amazing wedding photographer but it allows me to create some great Colshaw Hall wedding photography images. As I said before I am all about learning and pushing forward. Getting to pick up skills not only from Jonny but also other people on the workshop as well as networking is invaluable. These workshop days not only allow me to learn but they often open up amazing discussions and you can have your eyes opened to a whole host of new ways of doing things. It was also great to work alongside some amazing suppliers such as Red Floral Architecture, Jonny Draper, Berta Bridal, Luminate events and Sarah Meredith make Up and Hair Styling.

On the day Jonny talked us through his approach to weddings not just from how the day flows but also the build up and post production he goes through after the event. We all got to see how Jonny works an got to shoot a real life couple whose wedding Jonny shot just last year. Some of the images aren’t what I would normally produce but gave me a great insight into looking for something different and they are definitely something I will be trying out on some up coming weddings.

I really hope you enjoy the images I created!

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Riki Dalal and Noya Bridal Styled Shoot // Sandhole Oak Barn

Wedding Photography Bridal Make Up

Sandhole Oak Barn is a pretty amazing space and I recently got to spend a day there thanks to Bill and his amazing team for letting us use the space for a one of a kind shoot. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t the best but we live in England and there is always that risk but we made the most of it.

Working with an absolutely top notch team from top bridal boutique The White Gallery from Ramsbottom. They organised and curated an amazing team for hair and make up. Hair stylist James Roberts of James Roberts Hair and Beauty was on hand to create some great styles and the make up was provided by the awesome Ella Norris and flowers were provided by Rose Hip florists.

Model Leila wore the dresses so well and it was an absolute privilege to work with her and to be shooting such amazing dresses designed by such an amazing designer. The dresses were supplied from The White Gallery by Riki Dalal and Noya Bridal. These are such amazing and exciting dresses from a relatively new but such a sought after designer.

As Riki Dalal says “As years pass, bridal designers are getting bolder, due to the fact that many Israeli wedding gown designs are paving the way for a new era of bridal couture. Daring backs, tight rears, deep necklines, and intricate detail have become the newest string of wedding gowns, and Riki Dalal has become amongst the top designers in Israel to sell her dresses across the globe.”

I absolutely loved my time at Sandhole Oak Barn and working with The White Gallery and this won’t be the last colaboration with such a cool boutique. I can’t recomend these guys enough, such a great and dedicated team and I can’t wait to see what we cook up next time!



Ella Norris Make Up Artist

Bride has make up applied by Ella Norris

Bride in hair and make up

bridal bouquet made by Rose Hip Florists

Bridal Bouquet In the window

Bride portrait with riki dalal dress and bridal bouquet

Bride Smiles

Bride looks to camera whilst holding bouquet

Bride in riki dalal and noya bridal gown

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Bride wears Riki Dalal Gown from The White Gallery Ramsbottom

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Wedding Bride unde veil at sandhole oak barn

Bride Laughing and Smiling

bride holding wedding bouquet wearing Noya Bridal and Riki Dalal

Bride laughing and smiling whilst playing with veil

Bride stands by grand piano

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Bride wearing Riki Dalal Dress from The White Gallery Ramsbottom outside Sandhole Oak Barn

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