shropshire wedding photography

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This is such an epic Lake District wedding that it is coming at you in two parts. Where to start? Well Emese is Hungarian and Lorcan, well he has been all over, France, Ireland, the Lake District to name but a few. They now live together in the Netherlands and it was from there that I had my first Skype conversation with the two of them about their wedding in …

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In July it was a real pleasure to photograph Faith and Nick’s Cheshire wedding at the lovely Colshaw Hall near Knutsford. Faith & Nick had been working as teachers in Asia but wanted to come back to Cheshire for their wedding to celebrate with all their friends and family. Here are a few sneak peeks from their special day.

Here is an extra special photo from Jen & Matt’s wedding at Rookery Hall in Cheshire recently. Jen looked stunning as she walked down the stairs ready to make an entrance for her groom. Look out for their wedding coming to the blog very soon.

Oh my God! I can’t believe it has taken me so long to get around to blogging Lucy & Lee’s amazing wedding at Styal Lodge in Cheshire. Not only are they the loveliest people to work with but they’re also not too shabby to look at either. And what about Lucy’s bridesmaids, her beautiful sisters, or ‘The Jerram Sisters,’ as I like to call them, like some sort of singing sensation …

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Nikki and Mike’s wedding at Inglewood Manor in Cheshire was packed full of fun and laughter and beautiful smiles. Smiles that were contagious to say the least. Mike couldn’t help but smile when he saw Nikki come down the aisle and who can blame him. She looked stunning in her dress and that striking red lipstick. Nikki must have felt pleased as punch too as she saw her handsome groom …

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When I arrived at White Chimnies and saw Elly in her dress she looked incredible and when she told me that it was from ASOS I was stunned. It suited her perfectly and I couldn’t wait to photograph her in it. Then I saw her sister/bridesmaid in her floral dress and got excited all over again. Again this was another peach from ASOS. Elly’s bouquet was grown by her Mum …

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Today I want to share this image with you and tell you the story behind it. This was taken at the wedding of Elly & Liam a couple of weeks ago in Staffordshire at their Tipi Wedding. It’s not a technically brilliant photograph, it’s a bit orange because of the colour of the canvas and it’s not going to win any awards, but it’s a very special photograph. You …

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How remiss of me not to have shared Emily & Lee’s wedding with you at Packington Moor in Staffordshire. Both Emily & Lee have lost one of their parents so it was an emotional occasion but those looking on from elsewhere would have been proud of them both as looked so happy together. There were tears of course but that’s to be expected and they were tears of sadness and …

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What happens when two graphic designers get married? You only need to look at the awesome details of Emma & Chris’ wedding to know that what you get is something pretty special. From the moment I met these two I knew there were going to be lots of laughs and lots of amazing touches. It was a real pleasure for me to be with them on their wedding journey and …

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Happy New Year everyone. Here is a look back at my 2014 of weddings with the people that made them so special. Thank you to all of the lovely new husbands and wives who asked me to be their wedding photographer, I wish you all the very best for 2015 and beyond. Thank you to Hannah W, Hannah DM and Hannah P. Also to Toni, Vikki-Kate, Gemma, Paula, Tom, Thea, …

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When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you! That is definitely the case for Olivia and Paul. From the very first time I met them they had a happy, welcoming feel about them and it didn’t stop al the way through their engagement shoot and wedding day. It comes from being so much in love with the one you’re with that you can welcome others into your life with …

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Isn’t it lovely to be able to have your engagement shoot on your family farm? Apple trees, hay bales, cows, chickens and disused barns, a perfect location. Enjoy!  

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Have you ever had that feeling where your face hurts from smiling and laughing too much? If you have you’ll know exactly how Claire & Matthew felt at the end of their wedding day. You’ll also probably know that smiling is infectious and that was certainly the case at the Great John Street Hotel where Claire & Matt partied into the night. Before that though their friends and loved ones …

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If I ever take the work that I do for granted then it would be time to give it up. Each day is different, each wedding is different and each couple brings their own self to each wedding. I get to meet such wonderful personalities doing this that if I didn’t do my best to bring out their personas in the photographs then I wouldn’t feel like I wasn’t doing …

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One of the best things about being the sort of photographer who will travel around the country is that I get to see some amazing places, work at beautiful venues and meet incredible people. Kim & Owen’s wedding ticked all three boxes. County Durham has breathtaking scenery, Wynyard Hall is the sort of place you could easily get lost in and Kim & Owen are loved by their friends and …

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Naomi and Lewis met when they were studying together at University in Buxton. For their engagement shoot they decided to take a trip down memory lane and go back to the spring town. It rained, heavily, but that didn’t stop us having a lot of fun hiding from the showers and getting some lovely moments of the obvious connection that Naomi and Lewis have. Whatever the weather, the people always …

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Emily & Lee are getting married at Packington Moor in July which if, if you don’t know, is a really beautiful venue. Go have a look for yourselves. For their engagement shoot we had a wander in the woods nearby in Staffordshire and had some fun. It’s pretty clear to see how much in love these two are. Emily said yes after being whisked off to Florence for the evening. …

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Kris and Stef were married at a lovely personal ceremony at the picture perfect Trafford Hall in Cheshire. Two brides means two dresses, loads of bridesmaids and lots of fun. Feast your eyes on this.

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I first met Jess & Rob when Jess was a bridesmaid at Aileen and Ian’s wedding which I photographed as a Norfolk wedding photographer in August 2012. When they also asked me to be their photographer I was absolutely delighted and so off I went to Norfolk again for their wedding in September. Aileen was one of Jess’ bridesmaids this time around and it was great seeing them play out …

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Ah Lucy and Nick’s wedding. Well it was held at the stunningly beautiful Walcot Hall in Shropshire and what a beaut of a venue it is. They were able to get in the day before to decorate how they wanted and then the day after the wedding all their guests came back for an after-party and to cure some fuzzy heads. Lucy and Nick live in London but Nick’s connections …

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I’m not a huge fan of blowing my own trumpet but in this case I’m going to make an exception as the note that Ivonette and Ken sent to me was so lovely. They were married in September last year in Formby on a gloriously sunny day. They are one of the nicest couples you could ever meet and we hit it off straight away. Anyway, over to them… ‘From …

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The lovely Kris and Stef have actually just got married, so to whet your appetite before I reveal their wonderful wedding in all its glory, I thought I’d share with you their Tatton Park engagement shoot. We were blessed with a beautiful, warm sunny day for the shoot, and it gave me a chance to talk to them about the plans they’d been making for their upcoming big day. I …

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Kate and Chris married in August at St. Mary’s church in Lower Slaughter in the Cotswolds, and had their wedding reception at Hyde Barn in Stow-on-the-Wold. They met in Australia while they were travelling with their respective friends, and Chris proposed to his girl in San Francisco. They had a yummy ice cream bike and a fabulous photo booth at their wedding to keep guests entertained. Lower Slaughter and it’s …

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Rob popped the question to his gorgeous girl on Christmas Day back in 2011, on a hill overlooking their favourite view. The couple picked Peover Golf Club in Knutsford, Cheshire, after falling in love with it’s space, light, gardens, and of course the food! I loved their carefree, colourful theme – nothing was too fussy, it was just beautiful and natural and everyone was so happy and relaxed. Laura and …

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Alison and Tony fancied some fun in the sun for their engagement shoot. As they live in Lancaster we thought Southport beach would be perfect for them. It was a beautiful day and really warm, so warm in fact that Tony’s ice cream pretty much melted before he had time to eat it. Seeing the smiles on their faces in these pictures made me so happy when I was editing …

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On a lovely day in May Anth and Tim got married across two counties. Their church ceremony was held in Surrey and then they drove across the border to West Sussex for their reception at Rumbolds Barn. While Anth and the girls were getting ready at her parents house, Tim and the boys met up at the pub down the road from the church to settle the nerves. With a …

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