Ribble Valley Lancashire Wedding Photography

Welcome to my Ribble Valley portfolio page which contains links to my recent Ribble Valley Wedding Photography.

I moved to Manchester in 1999, but confess to having only properly discovered the Ribble Valley fairly recently. This is a truly beautiful area of the country and in only an hours drive from Manchester you can be in a beautiful rural location with great food that feels like a different world.

Over 95% of the farmed land in the Ribble Valley is grassland and much of that is used for rough grazing so this influences the surrounding landscape and scenery. From a photography perspective, this means an increased choice of locations to use for couple portraits all year round.

5 Top Tips for your Ribble Valley Wedding Photography

  • Plan ahead. If you’d to incorporate some of the stunning views of the Ribble Valley to feature in your wedding photographs, discuss this with your photographer in advance & plan in time to go for photos. Deciding on a location & planning a route in advance too will mean less decisions to be made of the day.
  • Don’t worry about your dress! Many Ribble Valley wedding venues have great outdoor locations for your wedding photos, in addition to nearby fields, hills and valleys. Make the most of your wedding day and everything this part of the country has to offer, and let the marks on your dress be testament to the fun you had on your big day.
  • Get permission. If you’d like photos in a field with panoramic views in the background, remember to seek permission from the field owner first. Most of the land in the Ribble Valley is used for rough grazing, so remember to close gates behind you!
  • Bring sensible shoes. If you’d like to have photos on the stepping stones at The Inn at Whitewell, wellies or sturdy shoes are a must, but they’ll also come in handy for portraits in a field or on top of a hill. Even on a dry day, grass can be slippy.
  • Don’t worry about the weather! (but prepare for it!) Storm clouds & rain can make for dramatic couple portraits, so if you don’t get the blue sky and fluffy white clouds you were hoping for for your Ribble Valley Wedding Photography, you can still include the landscape. Bringing an umbrella that matches your colour scheme and / or a shrug to keep warm can make all the difference for photos.
Ribble Valley Wedding Photography

Wedding Venues

I had weddings at Eaves Hall & Mitton Hall in 2016(I have worked at both previously whilst 2nd shooting for other wedding photographers), but there are a few wedding venues in the Ribble Valley that I have yet to shoot at, including Stanley House, Higher Trapp & Whalley Abbey is one that’s on my bucket list! **Update** I’m now shooting a wedding at Whalley Abbey next August, and could not be more excited!! Can’t wait! 🙂

Ribble Valley Wedding Fair at Whalley Abbey

I very excited to announce that I’ll be at the Whalley Abbey wedding fair on Sunday 24th September (2017)! I’ll have a selection of albums with me and will be looking forward to chatting wedding with lots of lovely couples who are getting married at Whalley Abbey or another gorgeous wedding venue in the area.

Ribble Valley Lancashire Wedding Photography Portfolio

Check out my selection of weddings from wedding venues in the beautiful Ribble Valley. Just click on any of the the photos to visit the blog post.

bride walks down aisle to meet groom at their Rustic Shireburn Arms Wedding

Rustic Shireburn Arms Wedding

I had the opportunity to shoot Abbey & Adam’s Rustic Shireburn Arms Wedding on Friday. Here are a few sneak preview photos from the day. I love this moment where Abbey is walking down the aisle with her dad, and her eyes meet Adam’s. I’m always looking for moments like this when shooting. Wedding photography for…
guests throw confetti at Ramsbottom Civic Hall

Wildflower Ramsbottom Civic Hall Wedding

On the morning of the wedding, I met Amy where she was getting ready at home. After her grand entrance in her dress, I headed to the venue to meet groom Matt & to get some wedding venue detail photos of the hall. Ramsbottom Civic Hall Nestled deep within the Metropolitan Borough of Bury is…
bride and groom portrait at their sunny summer Blush & Blue Falcon Manor Wedding

Blush & Blue Falcon Manor Wedding

Blush & Blue Falcon Manor Wedding; Laura & Steven’s sunny June wedding with the ceremony at St Mary the Virgin’s church in Long Preston. Bridal Preparations at Falcon Manor I met Laura and the girls at Falcon Manor on the morning of the wedding. The room details were stunning, and there were plenty of options…
bride and groom portrait at the fishermans retreat

The Fisherman’s Retreat Rustic Spring Wedding

Mel & Chris’s Fisherman’s Retreat Rustic Spring Wedding featuring rustic details, lilac bridesmaids dresses, blue suits and not one, but two stunning bride dresses. The Fisherman’s Retreat Spring Wedding: Couple Interview What’s the theme / style of your wedding? Rustic burlap lace theme. As soon as I visited the venue I got the imagine in my…
bride and groom portrait at night at Eaves Hall

Relaxed & Traditional Eaves Hall Wedding

Brides and grooms who want both a relaxed and traditional wedding at Eaves Hall do two things very well: Firstly, they plan the wedding day down to the last detail. Secondly, they don’t make compromises. But you’re probably wondering: ‘How can I make time to have a relaxed, informal wedding but with all the traditional…
Stables Country Club Wedding

Stables Country Club Wedding

Stables Country Club Wedding with Spiderman & a Disney princess Colette & Guy had planned their wedding ceremony at their local church, Our Lady of Dolours in Salford, with the wedding reception to be held at Stables Country Club. With 90+ adults guests and 24 children, the couple had arranged entertainment for part of the…
confetti photo at Stanley House Hotel

Stanley House Hotel Wedding Photography

On a gorgeous sunny day in July, Danielle & David got married at the awesome Stanley House Hotel in the Ribble Valley. The colours were blush pink and navy, and gave a real bright summery feel. Stanley House Hotel Wedding Photography: The Top Twenty A selection of my favourite twenty photos from Danielle & Davids…
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Mitton Hall mint green and silver wedding

Mitton Hall mint green and silver wedding

A full write up will be online soon, but for now, here’s a few words & some sneak previews of Abby & John’s amazing Mitton Hall mint green & silver wedding. The couple had chosen a gorgeous mint green and silver colour scheme for their wedding at Mitton Hall, it worked really well in this venue. Abby…
The Inn at Whitewell Wedding Photography with landrover defender

The Inn at Whitewell Wedding Photography

I though the stepping stones portrait would be the featured portrait from this gallery, or this one below where the wind caught Becky’s veil at just the right time: …but the landrover  defender wedding portraits won! The Inn at Whitewell Wedding Photography When I initially met Becky & Ash & heard about their plans for…
Springfield House Hotel Wedding Photography

Springfield House Hotel Wedding Photography in Spring

A Spring wedding at Springfield House Hotel; Hannah & Kevin’s fun filled wedding. With a spring wedding, you can never second guess the weather & Hannah & Kevin were determined to enjoy their day to the max regardless of what the skies threw at them, so they were armed with coordinated umbrellas & wells at…
Gibbon Bridge Summer Wedding Photography

Gibbon Bridge Summer Wedding Photography

Gibbon Bridge Summer Wedding Photography Danielle & James’s fun filled Gibbon Bridge Summer Wedding Photography featuring a beautiful outdoor ceremony, reception drinks in the sun, quirky low light group photos, the sparkliest of sparkly dresses, and jager bombs. See more of my weddings from this area at my Ribble Valley and Lancashire portfolio page. I arrived…
Shireburn Arms Wedding Photography

Shireburn Arms Wedding Photography

Shireburn Arms Wedding Photography It was my first time at this venue! Nestled in the picturesque Ribble Valley, the Shireburn Arms is a beautiful venue with stunning views, that manages to strike the perfect balance between boutique feel and an informal friendliness. It’s the sort of place you can just sit back, and sink in…

Useful Ribble Valley links:

Guide to Ribble Valley wedding venues – http://ribblevalleyweddingheaven.com

Ribble Valley official tourism site – http://www.visitribblevalley.co.uk

Ribble Valley & Lancashire wedding slideshow videos