Manchester wedding photographer
As a full time professional Manchester wedding photographer based on the edge of the city centre in Exchange Quay, I predominantly cover the North West including Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire, West Yorshire, and the Lake District.
My approach is to combine contemporary unobtrusive documentary coverage of your wedding that captures all those important spontaneous moments of joy, laughter and the occasional tear, with a few classic style group shots and creative, vibrant portraits that make the most of the light, the weather, and your chosen venue. Documentary photography is sometimes referred to as ‘reportage’ or ‘photojournalism’. It can be defined as photographing the story of your wedding day as it unfolds, without any influencing or directing of events.
On your wedding day, for most of the time you probably won’t notice I’m there. I’ll be in the background shooting you both mingling with guests and enjoying your day. By working unobtrusively, I can capture guests genuine emotions without being a distraction. Fly-on-the-wall photojournalism is perfect for getting those moments that you’ll be able to look back on for years to come. I use little or no flash for shooting in a documentary style so that I can be as discreet as possible.
When it comes to your group photos, I believe careful planning before the day gets the best results, so we work together to come up with a plan of what groups you’d like before the wedding, and I’ll want to find out who your key family members are too! On the day, I will take care of organising everyone with a friendly approach. Banter with guests means everyone has natural smiles, and working quickly means you’ll get the group photos you want without guests getting bored.
You won’t want to be away from the party for too long, so your portraits will only take a few minutes. How many of these portrait sets we do is down to you. Whilst most couples like having a handful of classic poses, they will mostly have a relaxed informal feel. We’ll chat about what works best for you both well in advance of the wedding. By hiring a professional, you don’t have to worry about the weather. Rain or shine, you’ll have beautiful portraits to treasure for a lifetime.
I’m excited to share that I was awarded an ‘excellence’ score of 10/10 for customer service at The 2014 Wedding Industry awards. Voting was open only to existing couples who’s weddings I’d photographed last year, so this score is based on real couples experiences of working with me. My customers are at the heart of everything I do, so I was made up with this. A huge thank you to everyone that voted for me! To see a detailed breakdown of my scores and read the reviews, click here: Wedding Industry Awards.
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