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Lancashire Wedding Photography // The Whitaker // Amy and Oona

Same sex couple wedding day in lancashireLancashire Wedding Photography // Amy and Oona

In the middle of May I had the pleasure of conducting the Lancashire wedding photography for Amy and Oona. With Olivia Whittaker alongside as the second shooter we spent our day with the gorgeous pair photographing the intimate Lancashire wedding.

Starting off with the morning prep I spent my time with Oona and her family at The Red Lion in Hawkshaw while Olivia spent her time with Amy at the home she shares with Oona. It was the day of the Royal Wedding so both parties had this on in the background and spent a little time taking interest in the dress and who was arriving ans what they were wearing but then it was time to shift focus to their day.

An Intimate Wedding at The Whitaker

The wedding was to take place at The Whitaker in Rossendale. The Whitaker is an awesome little space and is found in the heart of Rossendale, Lancashire. I can totally see why these two picked this as their venue. For a small intimate wedding The whitaker is a beautiful space, holding limited weddings each year the quirky space is certainly the place for it.

Before the ceremony the two girls wanted a first look before they walked each other down the isle and this set all the emotions flowing. This became a strong part of the day as during the speeches there wasn’t a dry eye in the room as both fathers gave beautiful and heart wrenching speeches and I am not ashamed to admit it caught me off guard and I too had a little cry.

Make sure you check out some of the shots from the day below. We also went into Manchester for a Pre Wedding shoot which you can see HERE.


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Thank You

Thank you so much to the team at The Whitaker for looking after Olivia and I on the day and for letting us have free reign around the venue for photos and letting us have a nosey into the exhibitions!

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Northern Quarter Pre Wedding Shoot // Amy and Oona

two girls stand in front of a graffiti heart in Manchester

Northern Quarter Pre Wedding Shoot

Female couple laugh holding hands in front of Manchester graffiti There is nothing more I love than a Northern Quarter Pre Wedding shoot. The Northern Quarter has to be one of my favourite places in Manchester. The ever changing graffiti, the cool bars and independent retailers and don’t get me started on the places to grab a bite to eat.

Amy and Oona chose the Northern Quarter as this was where they dated and lived for a while at the start of their relationship. Heading to a few places they spent on dates and heading to a few spots near Oona’s old flat the shoot became a bit of a nostalgia trip which was awesome to hear about where these two dated and spent nights out.

Graffiti, Colour and Cool Backdrops

Dotted all around the Northern Quarter you can find loads of cool backdrops and ever changing graffiti. We nipped to a little alley behind The Fitzgerald that has a pretty awesome mural painted all along one of the walls then on to the love heart on Stevenson Square which holds more significance as it was painted by one of Amy’s favourite artists.

Also tagging along on part of the shoot was Hugo, Amy and Oona’s little sausage dog. He was such a cutie and for a while stole the show! After this shoot I am so excited for their wedding in May at The Whitaker in Rawtenstall.

Please check out some of my favourite images from the shoot below!

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Bolton School Wedding Photography // Kayleigh and Emily

Bolton School Wedding Photography // Kayleigh and Emily

Two brides share a moment at Bolton School

Back in October last year I had the absolute pleasure of being a Bolton School Wedding Photographer for Kayleigh and Emily on their intimate wedding surrounded by family and friends. This venue is such a cool space to get married and have your reception so when Kayleigh and Emily asked me I jumped at the chance to photograph their wedding at Bolton School. With parts of the building dating back over 600 years there are some great spots for amazing photos.

On the morning of the wedding I arrived at Kayleigh and Emilys home where they had decided to forego tradition and get ready together and spend their morning together sharing the excitement and anticipation. Not only did they get ready together but they both travelled to the venue together in a stunning retro VW camper van. Now I have a little soft spot for all things retro when it comes to cars so this was just an added extra to add to the excitement!

On the day its self the weather was perfect which is unusual for Bolton as most locals know all to well we don’t get much sunshine but it was almost as if it had been on order for the girls big day.

Make sure you check out their photos below!

Bolton School Wedding Photography