Styled Shoot Archives - Nik Bryant | Manchester Wedding Photographer

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

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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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Bride wears riki dalal and Noya Bridal gown from The White Gallery ramsbottom

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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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Rock The Frock A Post Wedding Shoot

Rock The Frock – A Post Wedding ShootAlternative weddingMy Wife Laura

Recently I decided to do something a little different and something not alot of photographers do and that was to collaborate with another photographer. I had met Kate from Squid and Pearl Photography on an earlier shoot where she had decided to jump in front of the camera (Blog here!). Through out shooting with Kate obviously both being photographers we got chatting and decided to work together on a shoot.

With us both having different styles but wanting to do something with a bit of a twist I suggested we head to a location I have shot at before and love but would be a little different from your normal bridal shoot. Huncoat is an old abandoned powerstation covered in graffiti and it has been left to fall appart.

When my wife, Laura, heard what I was planning she immediately wanted to help out. We have explored huncoat together before and even before we got married Laura had suggested wanting to go back to have a shoot in her dress. Its not often my wife offers to stand in front of the camera for me but I think the fact it gave her opportunity to rock her frock again was too good to pass up and I have to admit it was pretty cool to be able to photograph my wife in her dress as she wouldnt let me take any pictures on our wedding day 😉

Alongside Kate and I we built up our little dream team of suppliers to help us out. Michael from Satin Pictures came down to capture some awesome behind the scenes footage and put together a little video which can be found at the bottom of the blog. Michael is an awesome guy and knows his way round a great wedding video and I cant wait to work with him again. Make up was provided by the lovely Kat Horrocks and flowers by the awesome Bliss Flower Art who again both come highly recomended.

I really hope you enjoy the pictures from the shoot!


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Heaton House Farm – Bridal Shoot and Wedding Masterclass

Heaton House Bridal Shoot

In the past month I have revisited the venue I was lucky enough to book for my own wedding. Heading back to Heaton House Farm brought back a lot of amazing memories from my own wedding but also gave me the opportunity to explore an amazing venue with lots of great shooting space.

My first of two visits was for a styled bridal shoot working with Something Blue Bridal Boutique who provided two stunning tea dresses for our model Samm, flowers were provided by the wonderful Beci at Rose Hip, hair and make up were expertly done by Jazz from The Make Up Company and finaly not forgetting the suit which was kindly supplied by John Francis Menswear modeled by Chris.

It was great to get out and into the space and be able to shoot at such an amazing and beautiful location.

Heaton House Bridal Shoot

Heaton House Bridal Shoot

Heaton House Bridal Shoot

My second visit to Heaton House Farm was for a wedding masterclass run by Jonny Draper who shared an amazing wealth of knowledge not only about how he goes about shooting a wedding but to the business side of the industry introducing myself and the 4 other photographers to Julia Braime of Brides Up North, Jonny’s wife Emma who runs Love Bridal Boutique who also provided the gorgeous dresses for the shoot day. We were also introduced to Sarah from the events team at heaton house and Sian from The Flower Lounge who also provided flowers on the shoot day.

Bridal Shoot Masterclass

Spread out over two days focusing on shooting a wedding on day one working with awesome models Alex and Joel  and then how to run an awesome wedding business (Jonny’s words not mine) on day two. So much to take onboard and run with and to use in the planning going forward. Total value for money and cannot recomend the class to anyone highly enough considering going into the wedding industry.

Bridal Shoot Masterclass

Bridal Masterclass

Bridal Masterclass

Bridal Masterclass

Bridal Masterclass

Bridal Masterclass

Bridal Masterclass