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Preston Pre Wedding Shoot // Freya and Ben

Preston Pre Wedding Shoot // Freya and Ben

Engaged couple laugh and joke with each other during pre wedding shootRecently I headed out for a Preston Pre wedding shoot with Freya and Ben ahead of their Bartle Hall wedding. We met up at Freya’s parents house and headed out to the local park where we wandered, took photos and Freya and Ben told me all the stories of how they met and what brought them together.

Preston Pre Wedding Shoot

As we walked and talked we inevitably talked about plans for the wedding and honeymoon. With a church service followed by the reception at Bartle Hall it is set to be an incredible day and party. Names such as Red Floral Architecture and Six15 Events were dropped into conversation which got me even more excited for this amazing couples wedding.

School Yard Sweethearts

Being such a young couple but clearly totally besotted with each other Ben told me about how him and Freya met at school where he tried everything he could to impress Freya and eventually it worked. Having been together since school and barely leaving each others side with Freya’s parents inviting Ben to move in with them when he and Freya set up their greengrocers business the next step was Ben popping the question.

Check out the images from the Preston Pre wedding shoot below and keep an eye on the blog for the wedding later in the year!

Engaged couple stand in field of daffodils Preston Pre Wedding Shoot Preston couple share a kiss under an archway Couple share a moment on preston pre wedding shoot Couple holding hands share a giggle during the pre wedding shoot Bartle Hall wedding photographer preston couple on pre wedding shoot Preston wedding photography Couple share a kiss during engagement shoot young couple embrace during preston pre wedding shoot Couple silhouette through the trees

Best Wedding Photography 2017

Best Wedding Photography 2017

Best of 2017 round up images

75 of my favourite images from an awesome 2017

2017 was a pretty awesome year and was incredibly busy. Not only in the wedding world but in my home life too. It saw me visit new venues and meet new suppliers and work with new and amazing photographers as well as having some of these guys come and shoot with me. It also saw the expansion of the team in the new arrival of my son Reuben. He was due the day of one of my weddings and in my busiest month however he arrived over the one weekend of no weddings, Cheers Son!

Wedding Industry Awards

In October this year I achieved a great success of making it through to the regional finals of The Wedding Industry Awards. Unfortunately I didn’t win the regional finals but to be recognised amongst some of the North Wests best wedding photographers was an incredible achievement.

Best Wedding Photography 2017

2017 saw me shoot some great weddings in manor houses, barns, Victorian swimming pools, marquees, gardens and houses, in the rain, in the cold and even in the rare British summer sun!

Anyway that’s me done waffling on so check out the slideshow which features loads of images from 2017 then my favourite 75 below!

Eaves Hall Wedding Photography at Night bride and groom at eleven didsbury park Pryors Hayes Creative Wedding Photography Bride throws her bouquet at Beeston Manor Wedding Party in a Garden Marquee Wedding Couple at Fishermans Retreat in Ramsbottom Creative portraits at The Oak Tree Of Peover Bride and Groom share their first dance at Victoria Baths Creative wedding portrait at Heskin hall Married couple walk the grounds of Eaves Hall Creative couples portrait at Rivington Barn Best wedding photography 2017First Dance at Samlesbury Hall Groom checks the time at the fishermans retreatCouples silhouette at Beeston ManorGrooms Speech at Eaves Hall Groom sheds a tear at The Fishermans Retreat Hand fasting Ceremony at didsbury house hotel Couple share a kiss at heskin hall best wedding photography 2017Best wedding photography 2017 groom cries during ceremony at pentre mawr same sex couple at rivington barn wedding ceremony at Albert's Chop House Manchester Pre Wedding Shoot Best mans speech at Heskin Hall Man wears a sloth mask at Pryors Hayes wedding Party Same Sex pre wedding shoot First dance at Eleven Didsbury House Same sex couple at The Ashes BarnSanta photobombs couple at Ramsbottom train station Couple get married in the swimming pool at Victoria Baths Couples pre wedding shoot in the rain First Kiss at Didsbury House Hotel Confetti at The Fishermans Retreatgroom waits nervously in the pool at Victoria Baths Wedding ceremony in The Bays at Victoria Warehouse Wedding portraits at The Oak Tree Of Peover Fishermans Retreat Epic Landscape Wedding Photography Party time at a Knutsford Wedding Bridesmaids take a rest break at Victoria Baths Bride and Groom embrace at Pentre Mawr Country House

 

Yarrow Valley Engagement Shoot // James and Kaylie

Yarrow Valley Engagement shoot
A couple stand and kiss in the rain

I met up with Kaylie and James on a very wet and rainy Saturday morning for their Yarrow Valley engagement shoot. The plan was to head out for a lovely stroll around Yarrow Valley park and take some lovely pictures and have a good catch up. When we all met up it was clear that the rain was not for halting but neither were Kaylie and James. They weren’t going to let a little rain stop their plans to show me one of their favourite spots.

So without hesitation we set out to create some magic, albeit a little rainy. It wasn’t without its trouble being out in the rain but these guys absolutely embraced the weather on the walk round Yarrow Valley Park. Not only did we embrace the rain the guys even took to the park to try out the swings and even a very wet slide that James almost instantly regretted.

Based on the way James and Kaylie are together and the way they were happy to go with the flow even in the pretty grim conditions I can honestly say these guys are properly loved up and I really can’t wait to shoot the wedding in July!

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a couple stand by the lake in yarrow valley country park a couple laughing in the rain playing on the swings in the park a regrettable decision to use the slide in the rain

Engagement shoot // Andy and Rach // Stoke

I recently met up with Andy and Rach for a catch up, good walk and good food all whilst shooting some cool engagement photos for an awesome couple.

I have known Andy for a few years, maybe 5 or more but it’s a bit hazy as most of our time hanging out involves heavy drinking and partying. I met Andy from the days where we were both in bands and aiming to be the next best world dominating rock band. Safe to say neither of us “made it” but we had fun trying!

We first met when the band I was in supported Andy’s band, Screwloose, on the Manchester leg of thier tour back in April 2009. Since then we have met up lots and become really good friends and I was so happy when I got the news that he had asked Rach to be his wife as the past 12 months for Andy and Rach haven’t been the easiest.

So just over 12 months ago, I found out from a mutual friend that Andy and Rach had been involved in a pretty horrific car accident. An almost head on collision had landed them both in hospital with horrible injuries that I will not go into but it wasn’t pleasant and didn’t look great. Andy was out in a week with multiple broken bones but Rach would be in and out of hospital for months after the accident. Like I said I’m not going into it in detail but months went by and Andy and Rach recovered amazingly (as you can see below) and then Andy mentioned they had planned a trip to Iceland to see the Northern Lights and to celebrate their recovery.

Now when I heard about this once in a lifetime holiday I turned to my wife Laura and said “Andy is going to pop the question”. Being in the wedding industry, I like to think my senses to this sort of thing have been heightened! I wasn’t wrong either, seeing pictures of them under the Northern Lights and with Rach’s new ring. I honestly couldn’t have been happier for them. After all the crap they had been dealt over the last 12 months, they really deserved the happiness.

On hearing the news when they returned we knew we were overdue a catch up which gave us the perfect opportunity to head out and get some gorgeous photos and I hope you agree they do look gorgeous and the plastic surgeon did an amazing job on Andy’s face*

 

*this is a joke Andy has always looked that way!

 

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