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Meadow Brook


Wigan wedding photographer capturing stories around the North West and beyond!


Welcome to my blog!  Here you'll find wedding previews and stories from my other adventures!

Mel & Rob Wedding Preview at the Gilpin Lake House

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Mel and Rob tied the knot yesterday at the stunning Gilpin Lake House.  My first time there and hopefully not my last, what a place!!  Mel and Rob wished for snow and their wish came through as the seasons seemed to change every 20 minutes but it just made the place even more magicical!

Enjoy their little preview below!

A chilly pre-wedding shoot at Formby Beach!

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Katie and Mark are set to get married this June and wanted a warm-up session before their big day... though a warm-up session certainly seems like the wrong phrase as we tackled Formby Beach in what seems to be one of the coldest March's we've have in a long time!  After days of snow, howling winds and dangerous ice we decided the show must go on and we headed to Formby early to catch up and take some photos.

As soon as we arrived we were met by the fierce winds coming in from the sea but it gave them both the perfect excuse to cuddle with one another to keep each other warm.  We explored the beach, headed into the sand dunes and woodland before going full circle and finishing up on the sand.  Both Katie and Mark fell into each other naturally, laughing and enjoying themselves through the shoot making it almost too easy to shoot!  We talked about their wedding plans, Game of Thrones and the football that Mark was heading to later on in the day then headed back to our cars to put the heaters on full so we could defrost from our morning adventure.  Roll on their big day where we'll cross our fingers for a warmer day!

Are you planning on having a pre-wedding shoot before your big day?  It can be the perfect way to practice before the big day giving you more pictures to treasure!  If so, get in touch and tell me what you're planning!

A Marie Antoinette themed open day at Eaves Hall, Lancashire

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On Sunday I exhibited at the stunning Eaves Hall in Lancashire.  A venue belonging to The James Places Group, it really is a wedding venue that will take your breath away.  The long entrance up to the main hall is breathtaking and builds up great suspense as you arrive.

The theme for this open day was Marie Antoinette with pastel shades of pink and blue that suited the venue perfectly!  The weather had decided to be on our side with clear blue skies and a warm glow from the sun that made the venue look extra special!  February isn't the most forgiving month for weather but today it was behaving perfectly.

While there I snapped some images of the setups to show how breathtaking this venue can be.  Having done a number of weddings at the venue I can't recommend the place enough.  From picturesque gardens, stunning interior and amazing staff it's well worth a visit if you're planning your wedding!  It's a wedding photographers dream to work there as there's so many amazing backdrops and the natural wedding reception rooms pour with light and allow you to add your own finishes without over powering decor.  

Winter Wedding at Mitton Hall

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For this wedding I was found by Toria's Mum.  Toria and Chris living down under so she asked her Mum to pop to a few wedding fairs to hunt out suppliers for their special day.  She found me at Townley Hall in Burnley and loved the look of my stand and my work so quickly shot my details over to her daughter and the rest is history!  

Their wedding was booked at the stunning Mitton Hall, Lancashire.  Certainly one of my favourite venues around this area giving you a great mix of the old and new, with lovely gardens and amazing character inside.  With it being a winter wedding I knew I'd be welcomed by the smell of the open fires in the main entrance and couldn't wait to see the familiar faces that worked there to see how their Christmas and New Years had been.

Morning preparations in the bridal suite and a "I do's" under the sky lights.

I arrived to find everyone in good spirits, still buzzing from Christmas and New Year and ready for the day ahead.  The winter light is always great at this time of year as it never gets too high and can give you some dramatic light and contrast allowing for some great images!  I shot away capturing the morning naturally, allowing the day to unfold the way it should and before we knew it time had escaped us and Toria was talking her final steps as a Brooks!  A quick dash under umbrellas through the rain took us to the main doors so she could make her grand entrance.

Chris who had been all smiles with his family and friends waited calmly at the end of the aisle and cracked a wider smile as Toria made her way down the aisle with her Dad in her custom made wedding dress brought over from Australia.  They met under the skylights where the January rain tapped away but certainly wasn't going to damped any spirits today.  Once officially wed they make their way back down the aisle and spent some time with their guests who couldn't wait to congratulate them.  This is the perfect time to capture some candid photos of guests having a great time.  It's always fun to capture the personalities of people during the drinks reception and seeing Toria's Dads beer fizz up so he had to throw his mouth over it are the moments I love the most!

Portraits and parties at Mitton Hall, Lancashire

The rain held off for a little while allowing us to run out front to capture a few natural and fun portraits before winter decided to return and the heavens opened once more.  Mitton Hall's main entrance is so full of character though that you can still capture portraits inside even if you can't get out.  

Soon it was time for the wedding breakfast and speeches.  Chris' friend Gavin Young was providing todays entertainment and he got the bridal party to make a grand entrance into the room quickly followed by some group singing and dancing that got everyone on their feet and even onto their seats allowing for some great moments to be caught!  After some heart felt speeches, including a video from Toria's good friend who sadly couldn't get over for the wedding, it was time for a few night time portraits around the venue before getting ready for round 2 and some dancing!

They'd decided against a first dance and instead just got everyone dancing right off the bat.  With entertainment in the evening coming from DFC this wasn't going to be an issue.  He nailed it on the head track after track that got people up dancing and having a great time!  

Being a Mitton Hall wedding photographer is always a pleasure.  The venue is not only stunning but the staff at James Places are helpful, polite and passionate about their jobs meaning Brides and Grooms always have an amazing wedding!  If you're looking for a wedding photography for your big day then don't hesitate

Mitton Hall, Mitton, Whalley,
Lancashire, BB7 9PQ

01254 826 544

Jodie & Deano Wedding Preview

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Yesterday I captured the wedding of Jodie and Deano at The White Hart in Lincoln and it was awesome!!  Enjoy their little preview below.  A longer blog to follow in the coming weeks :D

Berlin Street Photography!

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Last week I jetted off to Berlin for a few days to explore and shoot some street photography.  At this time of year, the light can be perfect for this time of photography as the lower sun creates some amazing shadows!  It was loads of fun exploring a new place and we even visited a few tourist attractions to soak up some of the cities history.  

While walking around we found some really cool places to shoot a few portraits and even found amazing light in the train station that was too good to pass up on!  

Winter wonderland at Stirk House!

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Rachel and Craig found me while I was exhibiting at the Great Northern Wedding Show with Little White Books.  They came to my little wedding den to tell me all about their winter wonderland wedding that was to take part at their local church before heading over to Stirk House, Lancashire.  With their wedding being 2 days after Christmas it seemed real fitting to have a winter wonderland theme!

Wedding vows at St Hilda's church, Tottington.

I arrived at a very cold St Hilda's Church where the cold December wind was blowing fiercely across the open countryside, but with sun shining and clear skies I knew it was going to be a great day for a winter wedding!  Craig arrived with his Groomsmen in high spirits and got straight to work greeting guests and showing them to their seats.  

When Rachael arrived she was beaming from ear to ear.  I knew from our previous meetings that she was always wearing a smile and that smile wasn't going to disappear today!  As she made her way day the aisle with her Dad and took her position next to Craig, the winter light was wonderful flooding in through the church windows. 

Winter weddings can be a gamble with the weather, but when you get a day like today, the light is truly amazing giving you a lovely warm glow and some lovely contrasting shadows!

Wedding reception at Stirk House, Lancashire

This was my first time at Stirk House and having been passed it several times I was super excited to be taking pictures there!  Situated in the Ribble Valley, Stirk House was built in 1933 and is now an award-winning venue and restaurant situated on 22 acres of land.  With it being a winter wedding, exploring the large grounds would have been a little harder given the wet weather but even staying close to the venue you still have an amazing choice of locations for your photos.  

We arrived just in time for everyone to find their feet before we headed out to make the most of the amazing sunset for some portrait photos.  The winter sun kept us warm enough to enjoy being out and it was well worth it as you really have to make the most of light during this time of year while you have it!

Once we'd finished outside I spent the time before the wedding breakfast capturing some candid photography of the guests having a great time.  I love to capture natural images of the guests and telling the real story of the wedding day.

After the food and speeches we headed back outside into the winter chill to capture a few night time portraits.  At this time of year it's great to work with some off camera flash to create something extra special!  Once we'd defrosted it was back inside for the first dance and evening party!

If you're looking for a Lancashire Wedding Photographer to capture your wedding at Stirk House, then be sure to get in touch!  I love to capture the wedding day as it unfolds naturally, without setting up moments so that you can re-live the day as it was.  

Want to see more work?  Then click the blogs before to see more weddings!

Super quirky wedding at The Wellbeing Farm, Lancashire!

Jack parkinson

One of the things I love about being a Lancashire wedding photographer, is getting to explore new places all the time!  I've never been to The Wellbeing Farm, but I'd heard all about the place and seen the odd photo or two so couldn't wait to be working there.  I met Clarissa and Richard when they came back up North from London and we did a pre-wedding shoot around Manchester which was lots of fun, not forgetting grabbing slice of cake and brew while we were out.  We talked about their wedding plans and their big day and it sounded like it was going to be one hell of a party!!

Team Bride during Bridal Preparations. 

Bridal preparations is a super fun part of the morning to capture.  Walking into a room full of people and only having met the Bride can seem like a daunting thing, but if you enter and join in with the fun then everyone makes you feel at home and it sets the day up perfectly as you can very quickly become party of the 'Team Bride' group!  The morning was lots of fun with Clarissa's Dad even joining the team sporting some Team Bride glasses from the night before!  Everyone seemed ready for the big day ahead so as soon as everyone was ready, had a few drinks and looked awesome, it was time to head out to the Church for the wedding service.   

Getting married and partying at The Wellbeing Farm, Lancashire.

The service from the start was hilarious.  The church minister, who was older and a little more traditional, was such a contrast to the fun lively couple before him that even he couldn't help but smile and laugh himself from their cheeky wit and humour!  After the service we headed outside so the guests could greet the newly weds.  Once ready we headed over to The Wellbeing Farm in Lancashire to continue the celebrations.  

The Wellbeing Farm is certainly a quirky wedding venue!  It's full of crazy farm character, has live animals on site with loads of things to take in around the grounds.  The weather was threatening throughout the day but it managed to stay dry for us so that the guests could soak in the views while the children played with the outdoor games.  It was lovely to explore the venue with the couple and we had a great time when they brought the donkeys and llamar's out! 

An evening of dancing and fun as the party continues.

After some amazing food and speeches it was time for the party to get started.  After such a lively day I knew everyone would be dancing at the first opportunity and that was certainly the case!  The dance floor was filled with most of the guests having a great time, showing some shapes and even drinking from a welly boot... I thought I'd seen it all! 

Shooting at the Wellbeing Farm really is a pleasure.  As it's not a traditional venue, people can't help but relax and drop the formalities meaning they're up for a great party!  They place offers lots of quirky locations to shoot and looks amazing for your wedding!


A rocking wedding at Pimhill Barn!

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When Bex and Joe found me on the Pimhill Barn recommended supplier page I was super happy as the venue is truly amazing!  Situated in Shrewsbury, Pimhill Barn truly is a wedding barn.  Where most have been converted and contain a few features, Pimhill Barn stays true to it's core and it looks stunning because of it!

Bridal preparations in the on site cottage.

I arrived to an excited bride to be and her bridal party who were getting ready in the on site cottage.  It offers plenty of room to get ready making it the perfect setting to start your big day!  While getting ready Bex and her bridesmaids made breakfast, drank fancy champagne and laughed lots!  I knew right away this was going to be a wedding to remember as everyone was excited for the wedding and with Christmas a few days away, everyone had earned a break away from work and the shopping madness.  Makeup was done Jessica Jackson who got team bride looking awesome for their big day head.

Getting married and sunset portraits

Their wedding took place at St Mary Magdalene Church and it was a lovely service from start to finish with the newly weds smiling all the way through as their family and friends watched on mirroring their expressions.  Of course a service wouldn't be complete without a flower girl storming the aisle to get a closer look!  

After the service the couple walked through a shower of confetti before jumping into the wedding car and heading back over to the barn.  When we arrived we went into some portraits as with winter weddings it's best to make the most of the sunlight while we have it!  Pimhill Barn offers lots of different backgrounds so it was lovely to explore the grounds to find locations to capture some natural portraits.  Bex and Joe fell into each other easily and capturing them being themselves and laughing with one another was a real pleasure!  

After portraits we joined the wedding guests where I was able to capture some documentary shots of people having a great time while the String Quartet - Sounds Interesting, performed for the guests.

a rocking evening with live music and lots of dancing

After the speeches and wedding breakfast we ran outside for a couple of night portraits and had some fun with some sparklers with some of the guests.  Once we headed back inside the dance floor was already full of guests dancing along to Jordan Brown, a wedding singer who was performing first before the DJ, Groove Noise.  When the dance floor is this full before the first dance you know it's going to be a wild evening and it certainly didn't disappoint with guests dancing constantly from start to finish!  It's the perfect time to get in close to the action to capture some great images and it's so easy to keep going when everyones having such an amazing time!