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Meadow Brook
Wigan

07935190559

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

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

Bartle Hall, North West Wedding: Jen and Phil

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It was a pleasure to be asked to capture the wedding of Jen and Phil after meeting them at a wedding a few years before.  They were super friendly at that wedding so I knew we were in for a great time come their wedding day and it certainly didn't disappoint!  

They'd chosen a church local to them for their service which is always nice as it is always more personal.  There were plenty of smiles throughout from the moment Jen walked up the aisle to the moment they greeted their guests outside.

As the service came to an end the rain stopped allowing us to capture pictures outside before we headed over to Bartle Hall in the North West.  They'd chosen to have their reception in the barn building which is the perfect spot for your relaxed wedding with it's rustic charm and lovely gardens.

There's plenty of photo opportunities at Bartle Hotel that allow you to capture the perfect wedding images.  I love to capture the natural moments and with everyone gathered in their large reception space, it's perfect for those documentary images. 

If you're looking for a natural, modern and fun wedding photographer to capture your Wigan or North West wedding then be sure to get in touch.  Being a Bartle Hall wedding photographer allows you to capture stunning photography as the place offers lots of different locations around the grounds!

Harthill Weddings, North West Wedding: Faye and Sam

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Faye and Sam choice to marry at St Thomas' church in Warrington with their family and friends in attendance.  With it being an earlier wedding I was asked to capture the guests arriving at the church which was the perfect opportunity to capture some natural photos of people greeting each other as they arrived.  Faye was all smiles when she arrived and this continued throughout the service as they exchanged their vows.  

After the service we headed to Harthill Weddings in Cheshire, North West where the celebrations where to continue.  The sun had decided to come out which was great as it meant everyone was able to hang outside and catch up over drinks and ice cream.  This again was the perfect time to capture candid images of guests enjoying themselves! 

After the speeches when the sun had lowered a little we headed out for some portraits in the golden sun which was lots of fun.  On the way back I noticed the garden games were in use so had to dash over to capture the games in action!  Before the first dance and the evening reception there was a hilarious quiz between Sam and his best man which had everyone cheering and laughing!

Enjoy the gallery below!!

 

If you're looking for a natural photographer to capture your amazing wedding at Harthill Weddings or any other venue in Wigan or in the North West then be sure to get in touch!  It's an awesome, light venue set within a lovely village and is perfect for a rustic or relaxed day.

Stanley house, North West Wedding: Sarah and Daniel

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I love venturing to new venues and Sarah and Daniels wedding was my first time at Stanley House in the North West.  It's surprisingly a very easy route from Wigan so I'm sure I'll be back here more often which will be awesome as it's a great setting for a wedding!!

Sarah and Daniel found me when their friend shared their own wedding photos on Facebook and they got in touch to tell me about their big day.  They told me they wanted their day to be fun and that they wanted the photos to focus mainly on the natural moments, people laughing and having a good time, rather than loads of family formals and being stood around all day while they took place.  Music to my ears as I love to capture the natural moments during a wedding, it's when you can really capture the day and the personalities of the guests!

The morning at Stanley House was super calm with the awesome Sonara Parker doing the makeup and once ready we headed out to St.Matthew's Church, Burnley.  The service was full of laughter and smiles as they exchanged glances at one another and once it was over we headed outside to greet their guests before heading back over to the venue for the reception and to continue the celebrations. 

Luckily the wind died down after the service and when we arrived at Stanley House it was obvious that we were going to get a lovely evening.  We didn't take any chances though and bagged some couples portraits before wedding breakfast and when we headed out later in the evening the sun was shining and it was like a totally different day to the weather earlier!  This made for some great sunset images within the grounds of the venue.  

It really was a beautiful day with 2 amazing people!  From the start I knew it was going to be a great day and echoed through the whole day!  My first experience at Stanley House was certainly one to remember!

If you're looking for a Wigan wedding photographer to cover your North West wedding then be sure to get in touch.  Shooting at Stanley House was a dream with plenty of photography locations to create natural, modern and fun images!  

You can check out more of my work and what I get up to from my blog posts below!

Blackpool Street Photography

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Sometimes it's nice to just get out there and shoot the world as you see it.  Heading into Blackpool when it's raining and misty didn't seem like a good idea but once we got shooting it was clear we'd made the right decision to head out into the cold and wet as it added a whole new feel to the images!  

Check out a few of my street photography images here or head to www.theurbanfox.photo to see more!

Grosvenor Pulford, North West Wedding: Rachel and Jake

Jack parkinson

Rachel and Jake had their wedding at the stunning Grosvenor Pulford situated near Chester in the North West.  The hotel and grounds here are simply stunning and the day after the wedding you can book in for a spa treatment to soothe yourselves after the madness!!

Rachels wedding was loads of fun with the bridesmaids in good spirits and helping her get into her dress and adding her finishing touches.  When she walked down the aisle she was smiling from ear to ear and any nerves that Jake had vanished when he saw how awesome she looked! 

After the service, the guests headed out into the gardens to mingle while we took some family formals before heading back inside to chat and drink.  This was the perfect time for some natural wedding photos catching guests enjoying themselves.  

Before the wedding breakfast, we headed back into the gardens for some natural wedding portraits taking advantage of the greenery and the stunning surrounding area.  They fell into each other easily and had a great time together smiling throughout.  After the meal and speeches, we headed to the back of the venue to make the most of the setting sun.  The rear gardens at Grosvenor Pulford are amazing!  They're designed in a Japanese style with beautiful rocks and a waterfall and with the sun setting we couldn't have asked for a better spot!  It allowed for some stunning wedding images for them to look back on over the years!

The evening entertainment was brought by recommended suppliers of mine, Agent Smith.  A band I've known for some time who always bring an amazing show!  They had the dance floor moving and even worked the room encouraging guests to relax and put on their dancing shoes!  

If you're looking for a Grosvenor Pulford wedding photographer then be sure to get in touch!  Working in Wigan and throughout the North West capturing amazing weddings is so much fun and I'd love to hear about your special day!

Leicester Warren Hall, North West Wedding: Vicki and Callum

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Vicki and Callum met while working at their local Co-Op and found me through their best man Rob who I met through my music years.  When they met me they told me all about their plans to have a family and friend filled wedding with a 1950's village fate theme.  It sounded right up and my street so I was super thrilled when they booked!

I got to meet them both before their wedding for a pre-wedding shoot which we used to scout out some locations for their wedding day while talking over their final wedding day details.  It was a little chilly during the shoot but come their wedding day the weather had done a U-turn and it was perfect!

The morning started at Vikki's mum's house where she got ready with her mum and sister before we hit the road to the Municipal Buildings in Crewe.  The place had recently had some work done to it which left the room looking awesome and fresh, perfect for a wedding!  The service was lovely with all their family and friends looking on with huge smiles throughout and the occasional tears!  

After the service, the guests headed over toLeicester Warren Hall while we took a journey over to the locations we found during their pre-wedding shoot to capture their portraits.  It was lots of fun capuring the newlyweds who couldn't stop smiling with one another!  We also headed into to the place where it all started for them both, their local Co-Op which was certainly something different!!

When we arrived at the Hall the party was in full swing with guests soaking up the sun and checking out the awesome decorations.  The evening was full of crazy dancing, lot's of selfies and the most perfect first dance ever!

Lancaster House Hotel, North West Wedding: Becky & Callam

Jack parkinson

Becky and Callam picked a local church for their service in Morecambe overlooking the stunning bay.  With the sun shining you could see all across the bay to Barrow and the view was stunning!

The morning was full of excitement with everyone in good spirits including the children who were playing and running around.  Becky had chosen Converse All Stars as her wedding shoes which are an awesome idea as they're super comfy and look great!!  

When she arrived to the church she was met with Doves that Callam had arranged without her knowing, which were a great surprise and allowed for some real natural photographs.  The service was full of emotion and it was such a pleasure to witness.  

After the service guests headed over to Lancaster House Hotel while we did a small detour to the lake within the University grounds.  We made the most of the glorious weather and took some natural photographs within the grounds before heading back over to the wedding car.

When we arrived at the hotel guests were chatting and having a good time, allowing me to capture some documentary images, before being called into the wedding breakfast.  

Later in the evening we had an amazing sunset and had to take advantage of it so we headed outside for some extra portraits.  Sunset is a great time for photos as it always creates something stunning!  

If you're getting married and looking for a creative, modern and fun wedding photographer in Wigan or around the North West then be sure to get in touch!  Being a Lancashire House Hotel Wedding Photographer is always a pleasure with plenty of photo opportunities!   

VBLOG number 2 - Back to back weddings and a hot tub!

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This video blog features two weddings in the North West, one at Brookfield Hall and the other at Ashton Memorial and Forest Hills.  It was such an awesome weekend which you'll see in the video below.  On the Sunday we had a family day out to Bents Garden Centre where we bought a hot tub to mend our wounds after work and weddings!  

Stay tuned to see new blogs soon from recent weddings!

Manchester Town Hall and Imperial War Museum, North West: Monica and Ommid

Jack parkinson

Ommid and Monica met when Ommid was looking to buy his first apartment.  He wasn't happy with his solicitor who was dealing with the process so decided to find a new one, and that's how the pair met and how their love story came about.  Monica said it was love at first sight when she saw Ommid and seeing them together it is obvious that they are made for each other.

Documentary photography during bridal preperations.

Monica got ready at her parents house in Manchester while Ommid was getting ready at their flat in Salford-Quays.  As soon as they'd booked a 2nd photographer for their wedding I asked fellow photographer friend Andy Griffith as I knew he'd do a great job at catching the guys getting ready and having met a few times at different photography meet-ups knew we'd work well together.  They'd also asked if I could recommend a videographer for the day and I didn't hesitate to ask my friend Mike from Satin-Pictures if he was free.  The 3 of us working together made an awesome combo!  Be sure to check out Mikes video at the end of the blog!!

Monica's parents were super welcoming when I arrived giving us a range of Iranian sweets to try out and of course a cup of tea to start the day.  Having met Monica before the wedding when they originally got in touch and again at their pre-wedding shoot it was like working for a friend and we had a great time during the morning capturing natural moments of her getting ready, her bridesmaids and when the guys arrived to pick them up.  

Stunning sights at manchester town hall.

They chosen Manchester Town Hall to say their vows, a stunning building both inside and out that is full of gothic character and charm.  The stage was set and unlike traditional weddings Ommid met Monica in the reception area where they laughed with each other before the service was to start.  It was lovely to capture that first look when they saw each other and it still didn't stop Monica getting a little teary as she came down the aisle to Ommid!  

The service was witnessed by their close friends and family and was full of smiles and laughter from everyone who was there.  

After the wedding service we headed into the town centre to capture some couple portraits of the newly weds.  Manchester can offer some amazing urban locations that show off the city while the Town Hall offers some darker, gothic opportunities giving you a good mixture of images. 

Let the party begin at the imperial war museum. 

Once we'd finished in the centre it was then back over to Salford-Quays for an outfit change and some food before heading over to the Imperial War Museum where the evening reception was to take place.  Ommid, a tech lover like me, had picked this venue as it had 24 HD projectors around the venue allowing him to project different videos on different areas of the venue.  He'd spent hours making incredible videos and stills to display around the venue and it added a real personal touch to the setting.  

Before heading over I managed to capture a second lot of bridal preparations as Monica changed for the evening to a more traditional Iranian look and also managed to sneak a picture of Ommid as he picked up a cheeky Nandos take out!  

The night over at the Museum was stunning from start to finish with great speeches, amazing food and some traditional dancing.  It's always a pleasure to witness how different cultures celebrate and Ommid was more than happy to explain to us what was happening and why.

Truly an awesome pair and an awesome celebration... We've already said we'd catch up down the line over a Nandos!

If you're looking for a wedding photographer to capture your special day in Wigan or around the North West then be sure to get in touch!