Newlyweds kiss while stood in front of a stone wall

A Winter Wedding at The Out Barn

Étienne & Dominic wanted a Christmas wedding and boy was it festive!

Exchanging vows under a beautiful Christmas tree and even an appearance by the big man himself made this a winter wedding to remember.

Étienne and Dominic tied the know at the amazing Out Barn in Clough Bottom which never fails to impress even when blowing a gale thanks to storm Deirdre. These two were not fazed though and even went for a (quick) stroll around the grounds. Santa's appearance topped off an amazing day and definitely got us all in the mood for Christmas.

Thanks so much Étienne & Dom for a fantastic day... here are few highlights.

Venue: The Out Barn

Flowers: Bloom and Green


A newlywed couple smile at each other in a garden on their wedding day

Natasha & Patrick's beautiful Hampton Court House wedding

Another trip down the M6 for this one in the lovely setting of Hampton Court House in Surrey.

I loved this wedding! Two beautiful people in the shape of Natasha & Patrick and an 18th century mansion backing out onto the stunning Bushy Park complete with roaring stags... I was in my element!

Now before I get too carried away, there's no denying the weather was bloody awful on the morning of their big day but to their credit Natasha & Patrick weren't phased in the slightest and by the time people settled into their seats in the stunning main hall for the ceremony the clouds had dutifully cleared.

A beautiful ceremony surrounded by friends and family was followed by a the happy couple running a gauntlet of bubbles and confetti before we had a little stroll around the grounds for some intimate couple portraits. I like to keep this as relaxed and informal as possible so that everyone can have a little breather before serious business of eating and drinking begins. The gardens themselves are fabulous and we were able to get some lovely portraits before dinner.

It was a very international affair with guests and family  travelling from as far afield as the USA and beyond to celebrate with Natasha & Patrick and the halls were certainly filled with laughter.

With Patrick rounding off the night with an X Factor performance on the drums there was just time to grab some night time portraits with the beautifully lit Hampton Court House in the background. It was then time for more dancing!

Massive thanks to Natasha & Patrick for letting me be part of their amazing day.

Venue: Hampton Court House

Make-up: Laura Anne Hair & Makeup

Flowers: Honeysuckle Rose Florist

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A young couple embrace white stood in front of a graffiti wall depicting a dragonfly

Liverpool Urban Engagement Shoot

It's always fun to shake things up a bit and so I have to admit I couldn't wait for this engagement shoot with the lovely Kayleigh & Mike. As a Lancashire wedding photographer I'm often shooting in country houses, barns and stately homes so it was great to get down and dirty in the urban streets of Liverpool for a change.  With it's funky bars and street art the Baltic area of Liverpool was perfect for an urban engagement shoot and Kayleigh & Mike were an absolute joy. It was also a chance for them to get used to being photographed before their wedding day in a relaxed way free of any time pressures.

Blazing sunshine, great company and a cheeky beer afterwards... I love my job!

If you're thinking about a pre wedding shoot or engagement session before your wedding I can heartily recommend it. My engagement photo sessions are really relaxed and above all fun even if you're a little nervous being in front of camera plus you'll end up with some great photos, perfect for thank you cards or wedding invites!

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Here's a snippet from Kayleigh & Mike's session.

A young couple embrace in front of graffiti depicting a pair of wings in Liverpool


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A newlywed bride and groom stood in a heart shaped alcove among the ruins of Newark Castle

Newark Castle Wedding

Helen & Steve's wedding was a wonderful festive affair in Newark. Although I'm a Lancashire wedding photographer, old pubs, quirky lanes and a historic castle definitely tick all my boxes so I was delighted to travel down to Lincolnshire to photograph their big day. Starting with Steve sinking (a few) pints in The Ram across the road, it was then a quick stroll down to Newark Town Hall to catch up with Helen.

The ceremony was quite an emotional affair with live acoustic music which gave it a warm intimate feel. We then had a brief stroll around the castle grounds where I was able to get some fun, intimate portraits of the happy couple. I love this part of the day as we can try some creative portraits in a relaxed way without cheesy smiles or forced poses.

Another trip to The Ram allowed me to capture some candid photographs of everyone before it was back to the Town Hall bedecked with Christmas Tree and festive lights for some serious eating, drinking and partying.

Here's the story of their day...

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