Rhys & Nicola's wedding at the Tithe Barn, Meols Hall, Southport

For a full week before Rhys & Nicola’s wedding the weather was ‘rather cold’ to say the least, parts of the UK where under inches of snow so we dreaded what the weekend would bring, so waking up to the most gorgeous, sunny & dare I say warm day was a joy. When Jane & I arrived at Nicola’s parents house all I could hear as I rang the door bell was laughing & the laughing never really stopped.
Rhys & Nicola’s wedding was at Meols Hall in Southport, a beautiful venue in a beautiful part of the world, throw in guests who were fun to be around & a couple very much in love & a joy to photograph and you have a very happy photographer.Thanks to Rhys & Nicola for a fantastic day, you guys where great.Dx
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Richard & Rebecca's Wedding at Iscoyd Park, Whitchurch

Sometimes you have to go with your instincts & this was the case when Richard & Rebecca first visited Iscoyd Park in Whitchurch as it was literally a building site, since that first visit I have to say it has transformed into a stunning wedding venue. Iscoyd Park has great photo locations, very helpful staff & run by a fantastic couple who just want people to enjoy their day, add to that a great couple who love photography and you have everything you need for the perfect wedding.
This time of the year weddings can be challenging as you have not only the weather & cold to contend with but also the sun goes down very early but on the plus side the lighting & colours are amazing.
I have posted a few more images on our facebook page so why not have a peek

An Autumn Wedding at Farington Lodge,Leyland

I was recently asked when was my favourite time of the year to which I answered ‘Autumn’, but why? Well not only are the colours truly amazing, the lighting gorgeous but I am also a pretty impatient bloke & in autumn you don’t have to wait long for the light to change from sun to sunset,overcast to moody.
Now don’t get me wrong shooting weddings in autumn can be a challenge, but then its challenges that take my photography forward.
Ian & Lorraine’s wedding had the one other thing that makes weddings perfect ‘atmosphere’ and bags of it, starting with an emotional ceremony & ending on a real fun get together with all their friends & family. Their wedding took place at Farington Lodge in Leyland, a venue I hadn’t been for quite a while. The colours in the garden where beautiful & made for a special backdrop for a special day.

Ciaran & Nina's Wedding at Thornton Manor

Ciaran & Nina’s wedding found us back at one of our favourite wedding venues the stunning Thornton Manor. The weather was perfect & Nina, I have to say looked amazing in a gorgeous Jenny Packham dress bringing a tear to everybody’s eyes as she walked into the room for the ceremony. I am asked what makes a great wedding on numerous occasions & every time the answer is the same, it’s the guests, they make the atmosphere and the fun & this was just so on this wedding we really never stopped laughing.
One thing I do love at Thornton Manor is the way the Bride & Groom enter the room to their choice on loud music (this time a Stone Roses classic) it really gets everybody up & cheering. Our coverage ended with great speeches, straight from the heart a lovely way to end a unbelievably good month for Jane & Myself…. Now onto the UK Photographer of the year award ceremony.
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Andrew & Heathers Wedding at Soughton Hall

Andrew & Heather where a joy to photograph, why because they knew just how important good images of their wedding are, and boy did they deliver. This was my first visit to Soughton Hall in Northop, and you cant help but fall in love with this stunning venue. The staff, the food, the rooms and that’s before you walk around the gardens, it really is a photographers dream venue.
This wedding was on a high when we arrived & didn’t go any lower it was just a blast from start to finish & had everything (we could even choose the best room to photograph Heather getting ready, how cools that!) all finished off with a amazing light show to really set off this beautiful venue
I hope to be working in the future with this venue & staff & have to say I am really looking forward to it.

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Michael & Lisa's Wedding

Well another wedding, and another day dodging the showers, but one thing I love about our couples is that no matter the weather they still enjoy themselves totally & this was the case with Michael & Lisa and they really gave us some great shots. Their wedding was at Rainford Parish Church & the reception in the Laureate Restaurant at Kilhey Court Hotel with its views over the gardens.
Now I have to admit when we left I felt a little sorry for Michael as after a great Dads speech & a very emotional, from the heart speech by Michael he was the destroyed by a Bestmans speech including the groom singing his nemesis song, hilarious.

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Kodak/MPA UK Wedding Photographer of the Year 2010 Finals

This year seems just to get better & better, I have been informed that I have been selected as one of the final 5 photographers for Kodak/MPA UK Wedding Photographer of the Year 2010. The Winner will be announced at a glittering ceremony on the 17th October at the Hilton Hotel in Birmingham, so fingers crossed.
Have posted the two images & the presentations to Matt & Sarah and to Lisa.



Keith & Lisa's Wedding at West Tower Country House

Jane & I had been looking forward to this wedding ever since the pre wedding shoot we did nearly a year ago with Keith & Lisa. The venue for their wedding was West Tower, one of the most gorgeous venues in the north west. There is so much as a photographer you can do here, the staff are super helpful & food is fantastic. Both Keith & Lisa looked amazing and were a joy to photograph ( and her mum makes a mean bacon barm aswell,happy days)

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James & Leah's wedding at Bartle Hall nr Preston

I have to say this wedding had everything apart from the weather, it was torrential all day, but it was still one of the most loving, fun weddings we have shot. James & Leah just accepted the weather because the real reason for the day was to start their new journey as man & wife, and their love for each other really made this a special wedding not only for family & friends but also Jane & myself.
James & Leah married at the impressive St Wilfrids Church in Standish & then onto Bartle Hall nr Preston, our first visit to this venue. Jane & I really enjoyed this wedding not only were James & Leah were a joy to photograph, but also the weather made us try new ideas, new angles & new techniques & for this reason this wedding will always have a soft spot in my thoughts.
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Thanks to you both for a special day.Dx.

Norman & Joanna's wedding at Beeston Manor

When Jane & I left the studio for Norman & Joanna’s wedding the heavens were pouring but on arrival at Joanna’s parents the rain stopped & held off until the evening. The day was great with the guests really getting involved with just enjoying themselves & making this a day for Norman & Joanna to remember.
The reception was another new wedding venue for us, Beeston Manor in Lancashire. The owners really have put their heart & soul into this venue & chatting with them after have made a lot of sacrifices to establish their dream (That so rings true with Jane & myself).

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Matt & Michelle's Wedding at Kilhey Court Wigan

Matt & Michele’s wedding took place at the historic St Thomas the Martyr church in picturesque Up Holland, parts of the church date back over 800 years (apparently??). Jane was met by a very relaxed Michelle & Henry their cute little son I met up with Matt at the church with his mates in party mood. This wedding was always going to be a laugh & really didn’t disappoint even to the point where at one moment we had to stop taking photos for laughing. The reception was at Kilhey Court Hotel with its glorious gardens the day just flowed…. Even the weather was great.

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David & Jennifer's wedding at Thornton Manor

David & Jennifer’s wedding found Jane & I back at one of our fave venues, the stunning Thornton Manor. Jennifer was a joy to photograph so calm & relaxed, but not without the odd tear as she walked up the stunning aisle to meet David.
The weather was glorious & a gorgeous evening sunset turned into a great party in the grand hall. A fantastic day at a fantastic venue. Thanks go to David & Jennifer for loving the photography at their wedding as much as we did….. and I saw a ghost, but that’s another story!
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Matt & Ruth at Kilhey Court Hotel

Matt & Ruth married at Kilhey Court Hotel in a very relaxed but emotional day, over 200 friends & family joined them including several of our previous couples to make this a memorable day. Our day started with Ruth & daughter,Charlie getting ready at the hotel (we found out just how fiddly buttons on wedding dresses really are!!!) with a proud dad escorting Ruth to a nervous Matt.
Matt & Ruth a so in love & made for some really gorgeous images, a day Jane & I will remember.

Madeline & Stuart’s Wedding at Rowton Hall in Cheshire.

If I was asked to describe Stuart & Madeline’s wedding I would say 90 guests all on their feet dancing & singing along with a ratpack singer, & that was just the wedding breakfast. This was a fun FUN wedding right from the start, Madeline & Stuart are a gorgeous & friendly couple & where a real joy to photograph.
The wedding took place at Rowton Hall a beautiful wedding venue in Cheshire with perfect weather & great guests this was a wedding for Jane & I to remember. One part of the day everybody was looking forward to was the speeches as Stuart had been bestman for his 3 bestmen & they were out for revenge…. & they didn’t disappoint.
Thank Stu & Maddie for a great day & the laughter.Dx

Rob & Leanne's Wedding at Briars Hall

The one thing at the moment I can say about our wedding couples is that no matter what the weather they are determined to enjoy their day & realise that its about their love, not how sunny it is. Rob & Leanne’s wedding at Aughton in Lancashire had blustery winds & heavy showers, but at the right moments glorious sunshine, even a passing shower couldn’t deter Leanne’s decision for some shots in a nearby wheatfield (it is now official if you see a crop circle it will have been one of my Brides & I shooting in the field)
Rob & Leanne’s love for each other made for some touching moments during the day & another enjoyable wedding for Jane & myself.

Jules & Tracy's Wedding at Thornton Manor

It was over a year ago when a couple came into the studio to tell us about their dream wedding at the stunning Thornton Manor on the Wirral, and since then Jane & I have met up with Jules & Tracy on many occasions, quite worryingly mainly in pubs over lunch. Since that first meeting we became friends & that was how it felt when we left the studio on a sunny Thursday morning to go and shoot our friends wedding.
We were greeted by a very excited Tracy & bridesmaids busy in hair & make up, I think that’s what the TV world call it, and with Jane staying with Tracy I met up with Jules & the lads…. again in the pub.
This was one of those weddings that just fly’s by, a really fantastic set of family & friends determined to enjoy every minute of the day & I have to say that the vows that Jules & Tracy wrote for each other where hilarious & the laughing really never stopped.
A first for us with Tracy joining the band on stage in the evening & as we reluctantly left the party with music & celebrations still ringing in our ears we just kept laughing to each other about what had happened during this great day.
To Jules & Tracy, thanks for the fun & Hospitality & for the last twelve months in general. See you soon. Dx

Kevin & Michelle's Wedding at Isla Gladstone in Liverpool

When Jane & I first met Kevin & Michelle in the studio the brief for their wedding was ‘no long drawn out group photos’ they wanted to just relax & enjoy themselves with their friends. The wedding was an outdoor event (very brave for the current weather fiasco we are having since the hosepipe ban) at the impressive Isla Gladstone in Liverpool, but the day turned out to be a glorious sunny day filled with the scouse humour. Many years ago I used to work in Liverpool & the one thing I remember from the city is its humour & this was on show. Michelle looked stunning with an amazing pair of personally designed shoes, so girls if you want something WOW in the shoe dept give her a call,Kevin owns Nightclubs in the city along with his bestman who I have to say really put a lot of effort into one of the funniest bestman speeches Ive heard, a really funny poem & some hilarious surprises.

Andrew & Stacey's Wedding at Gibbon Bridge Hotel

Another wedding where everything was super organized all we were hoping for was nice weather as Andrew & Stacey opted for an outdoor wedding at Gibbon Bridge in the heart of the Trough of Bowland, a beautiful part of the UK. This was our second outdoor wedding in as many days.
A slight scare when 20 mins before the ceremony the heavens opened but it was only for 5 mins. Stacey looked gorgeous as she with her proud father walked to meet Andrew in the bandstand, just as the sun came out & stayed out. Its been over 5 years since the last time I was at Gibbon Bridge & cant wait to get back there this is a great wedding venue.

Philip & Donna's Wedding at Knowsley Hall

The weather at the moment in the North West is shall we say changeable, ever since the hosepipe ban its poured down, but so far we have been lucky. Donna & Philips wedding was at the stunning Knowsley Hall,our second wedding there in as many weeks,and when Jane & I left to meet Donna at Knowsley Hall where she was getting ready it was pouring down as we arrived the rain stopped, phew!
Philip is a Director for Arriva buses so guess how the guests arrived at church & Knowsley Hall… yes bus, a red London bus to be precise.
This wedding was a fun casual affair, no time constraints, no formalities, no sit down meal just waitress walking round with canap├ęs ranging from fish & chips & sandwiches’ to gorgeous puddings, with entertainment provided by magicians & musicians, a really relaxed day, infact the only real challenge I had was not mixing the groom with his twin brother who was bestman.
Philip & Donna are fun people & a joy to be with, made even more fun by a 12 min choreographed first dance, this must have taken some practise & was brilliant, I couldn’t stop laughing.
Thank to you both for the hospitality & the laughter.Dx.

Kev & Jenny's Wedding at Knowsley Hall

I have a new favorite wedding location, it’s the stunning Knowsley Hall on the outskirts of Liverpool, the location for Kev & Jennys wedding reception. Now the keen eyed blog watchers may recognize Jenny as she was chief bridesmaid at Mark & Leannes wedding the week before but even though Kev & Jenny loved our style of photography I was determined to shoot both weddings differently yet still in our fun,relaxed style.
Jane photographed Jennys preperations & leaving the largest bridal suite ever at Knowsley Hall whilst I went to St Bartholomews to shoot Kev & the lads. St Barts is a stunning church to photograph inside & out with great architecture & lighting.
Kev & Jenny are a joy to be with & so easy to photograph & are so much in love that the emotions of the day flowed, this wedding was just an emotional, funny, visually stunning rollercoaster of a day all topped of with a few tears here & there.
I have blogged Mark & Leannes wedding along with Kev & Jennys wedding as unknown to them at the time of booking they will be spending a few days in the same location on their honeymoon travels & meeting up, so they will be able to see our fave images from their weddings at the same time, infact in these 2 weddings I shot some of my fave images of the year. So to two great couples thanks.D.x

Mark & Leanne's Wedding at Kilhey Court Hotel

I really do love bride & Grooms who understand the importance of photography on their day, the emotions & memories that their images will give them for a lifetime, and this was the case with Mark & Leanne who's wedding took place at St Matthews Church in Wigan and onto our second home Kilhey Court Hotel. From our original meeting the ideas & inspiration that they gave me regarding their wishes for the photography on their day was amazing & on the day it was better than even I expected.
The one thing Mark & Leanne requested was a shoot in a cornfield, my regular blog watchers will know I love cornfields, so this was a joy.
On our way to the cornfield we passed thru the busy motorway underpass where I noticed so great graffiti & shot some great funky urban style images, I do love to shoot weddings in the most unlikely places & at the end of the day I had a content smile on my face.
This was a fun wedding to shoot & along with a great Videographer Mike Roberts the day flew.Nervous speeches & a great first dance added to a wedding that really was fantastic. Thanks really go to Mark & Leanne for having the confidence in Jane & Myself to allow us just to play & try new things.

A lovely card from a lovely couple.

As we enter our busiest month of the year and shooting some great couples & stunning locations its easy to forget just how good of a journey this job has given Jane & myself so it was nice to receive a lovely thank you card from a gorgeous couple whose wedding we photographed at Christmas. What made this doubly nice was the card arrived at the studio on my birthday (yes I did work on my birthday, and finished late!) & was a real pick me up……

To David & Jane,
What can we say but thank you, thank you, thank you! The Wedding Album is absolutely stunning. We could not have wished for anything more perfect, special treasured memories that we will hold close to us for the rest of our lives.
Thank you for making our day and also the months after so memorable, fun & invaluable. Two very special & talented people who, it goes without saying , we will be recommending to all of our family & friends.
Thanks again,
Simon & Jo Mullineux

It just goes to show that with some photographers opting for the easy option of just providing the Bride & Groom with their wedding images on just a disc & actually nothing else to show for the money, just how important a wedding album actually is.I have said on many occasions a wedding album is for life, a family heirloom more than just a collection of snaps, and when done properly can re awaken the memories of the best day of your life every time you open its pages.

So Testimonials like this give Jane & Myself real pride in a job well done but they are even better when the couples relatives are so impressed that they book us to photograph their big day, so to Simon & Jo thanks & see you at Luke & Nicola’s wedding, already looking forward to it.
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Stephen & Emma,s wedding at Adlington Hall,Cheshire

Well we are in the middle of our busiest wedding season ever & shooting some fantastic couple is some great venues, & meeting up with old friends aswell, but as the workload increases the blog always seams to fall victim so apologies, must blog faster!!
One of my very fave new venues is the beautiful Adlington Hall in sunny Cheshire, and the wedding of London based Stephen & Emma. Jane & I first met Stephen & Emma when we did the pre wedding shoot at the hall & I’m sure they will agree they were a little nervous about having their photographs’ taken but during the shoot we started to see the real couple. So as the day arrived two very excited photographers we were as we knew this wedding would be special, what we didn’t expect was just how funny Stephen & Emma & their friends are.
A beautiful sunny day, a stunning venue with great, helpful staff & a gorgeous couple made for some really memorable images, all topped of with some of the funniest speeches I have ever heard…. At one point even I had to stop shooting due to laughing

Arran & Adele's Romantic Wedding

Weddings at the best of times can be challenging & when mother nature decides to throw everything at you then you really have to be on the ball. Adelle had always wanted a horse & carriage for her dream day & sure enough as she left home with dad the sun shone & wow what a sight as she arrived at the church to marry a very relaxed Arran.
A downpour greeted us as we walked out of church but as with the strange weather we are having at the moment it instantly stopped & out came the sun, this was the story for the whole day.
I am fast becoming a fan of entertainment during the wedding breakfast & this was a real fun moment with the singer really getting guests in the mood for the speeches & evening party in the marquee.

Anthony & Sarah's Wedding at Kilhey Court

WOW its seems ages since I last got round to my blog, but its been crazy in the studio & with our busiest month August, & some stunning weddings still to come looks like I had better become a faster blogger,anyway, Anthony & Sarah when we we first met said they LOVE black & white images, well music to my ears.Another hot sunny day at what feels like our second home Kilhey Court Hotel for what turned out to be a fun but very emotional day.

Gareth & Helens wedding at Kilhey Court

Jane I first met Gareth & Helen about 2 years ago when they booked us to shoot their wedding, over this time we became friends & found just what a fun couple they are, so on what seemed like the hottest day of the year their wedding took place at Rainford Parish Church then on to Kilhey Court Hotel.This was such a chilled affair and as the sun set guests relaxed,played games & chatted before a great evening party

Ashley & Jessica's Cheshire Wedding at Mere Court

One of the things I love about my job is new venues,the excitement of shooting gorgeous people in stunning locations that I am shooting for the first time.Jane & I visited Mere Court Hotel in the beautiful Cheshire countryside for a sneaky peek a few weeks before the big day & immediately fell in love with the opportunities for our style of photography.On the day the weather for Ashley & Jessica was HOT, but drinks in the garden relaxing by the lake with pimms made for a great atmosphere.If Jessica's bothers,Ashley & the 2 best men where nervous about the speeches then they really didn't show it,a great day complimented by a stunning sunset as we drove the short distance home with some great memories.

Mark & Lisa's Wedding at Shaw Hill Golf Club

St Teresa's Church in Up Holland is beautiful inside but also has one of the friendliest priests I have ever met, a real joy to work with, as where Mark & Lisa.Lisa's father is also the organist so after a proud father walked his daughter up the aisle it was a quick rush upstairs for the first hymn.The reception was at the equally impressive Shaw Hill Golf Club where very emotional speeches were ended by a hilarious best mans speech.

Kilhey Court Hotel with Lee & Jane

The fabulous surroundings of Kilhey Court Hotel are amongst our favourite locations add to that a great couple we really did have a blast.Lee & Janes Wedding was a very special day, & thanks to a gorgeous couple & friends & family for a great day

Paul & Sarah's Wedding at Mitton Hall

Paul & Sarah's wedding was held at St Annes Church in Turton with stunning views over the moors & a reception at Mitton Hall. When Paul & Sarah booked Jane & I to shoot their wedding Sarah hoped it would be a glorious sunny day and so it was and very hot,Perfect for drinks on the veranda over looking the beautiful ribble valley. A very friendly set of guests intent on enjoying the day,location & weather made this wedding a joy.

Richard & Suzanne's Wedding at The Inn At Whitewell

A few weeks before Richard & Suzanne's wedding we arranged to meet at their beautiful venue for a pre wedding shoot & a chat.As we drove thru the stunning Ribble Valley countryside we started to fall in love with the area and still felt the same as we arrived at The Inn At Whitewell for the wedding.Richard & Suzanne are a really cool,fun couple & gorgeous aswell the day was just fun from start to finish.Richard and his mates squeezed into their room getting ready & Suzanne in a huge room with views over the river & countyside putting on the most stunning Jenny Packham dress making for some beautiful images.This was my first visit to the Inn at Whitwell but defiantly not the last, weddings here are fun relaxed & stunning, Jane & I are even planning a visit just to chill for a day... yes its that good.

Thanks to both of you for a memorable day & gorgeous images

Wrightington Hotel & Country Club with Steve & Nicola

Even the rain couldn't put a dampener on Steve & Nicola's big day in fact the bright colours chosen for the theme made the day more like a wedding abroad. A lovely service with the church full of friends & relatives determined to make this a great day.Weather is the one thing that couples when booking their wedding cant control so I was so impressed that Nicola wasnt bothered one bit, just determined to get married & have a great party.
Wrightington Hotel is a modern, friendly hotel with bright rooms & walkways great for shooting weddings on a wet day & it was great to see Helen back again after her time off.

John & Rebecca's Wedding

A hot HOT sunny day for John & Rebecca’s wedding at the beautiful St James Church in the village of Wrightington with the reception at Briars Hall in Lathom. The church has fantastic views infact the sky was so clear you could see Blackpool Tower on the coast.
Rebecca has great taste, and with a stunning dress & bridesmaids in Audrey Hepburn styled dresses we shot some great images.
John & Rebecca where a joy to photograph creating some great images of their wedding with guests letting of balloons & one lucky bridesmaid catching Rebecca’s bouquet… closely followed by my card.

Kind Words... this is why not all photographers are the same

Iain & Lesleyann had the honour of being our last wedding in 2009, a real party of a wedding that Jane & I really enjoyed so on completion of their album a lovely card was given to us…David & Jane
We would like to say a HUGE thank you for our amazing wedding photographs.
You captured the complete essence of our day,love,family,friends,fun and our new journey as man and wife.
You are both so friendly and professional and made us feel so at ease.
We will treasure our photos forever and will smile and laugh at them so fondly for many years to come.
Thanks for capturing the magic.
Lesleyann & Iain
Wedding photography IS demanding, you have to be a people person as well as skilled with the camera & after a few very worrying stories from friends of our gorgeous Bride & Grooms about their photographers who gave the sales pitch only to find on the day all not what it seems but by then its too late.
One thing I have learned over the years... you DO get what you pay for in this business.

Wentbridge House with Matt & Sarah

As soon as Jane & I arrived at Wentbridge House in West Yorkshire we could see why Matt & Sarah had decided on this stunning location.We were met by a very excited wedding party relaxing in the bar the day before the wedding & after about 10 mins knew the day would be special. A beautiful Yorkshire morning greeted us (and a Yorkshire breakfast…phew) the day turned out just how I like them, everybody enjoying the day, the fun & laughter.
Matt & Sarah had, earlier in the year, had a pre wedding shoot at our studio & they would agree that they were a bit apprehensive about having their photos taken, but on the day they were amazing, such a joy to work with and some images they & I will treasure.
Thanks Matt & Sarah for your hospitality, a day we will remember. D.

More Testimonials... Thank You

Tuesday evening I had surprise visitors to the studio,Scott & Michelle Parker whose wedding Jane & I shot last year, bearing gifts,flowers & a really nice card with words that for once left me speechless.
We wanted to thank you both for everything you did for us, not just on our wedding day, but before and after. From the first meeting we had with you, we booked you straight away as we knew that your ideas and enthusiasm would make for an exciting day. The advice you gave us before the wedding helped our day run so smoothly, on the wedding day you were both so professional, supportive and friendly, and the way you presented or wedding pictures was fantastic, it shows how much you care and love what you do. The wedding album doesn’t even have words that can express how fantastic it is, we were blown away with the presentation, and everyone has commented on how amazing, different and modern the album is. The albums you present are a million miles away from what other photographers offer, with a fresh, modern look that will never look dated. You know the pictures you want and are strong enough to organise everyone to get them without being rude.
You both fitted in as friends with every member of our wedding party, as jokes and laughter flowed throughout the day which made us feel at ease and relaxed. You captured every moment of our day and the pictures will give us happy memories forever with the laughter, smiles and emotional images of friends and loved one on our special day. We know the pictures will be a joy to look at throughout our lives together.
A massive thank you to both of you. We will not hesitate to recommend to to everyone!

Scott & Michelle Parker
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Just when our busy,busy schedule starts to bite, words like this show both Jane & I why we love to do what we do.

Mark & Lucia's Wedding at Haigh Hall Country Park

Our day started in the penthouse suite of the DeVere hotel in Bolton & ended in a sing song overlooking where Jane & I live. Some of the weddings Jane & I shoot require overnight stays,long journeys etc but Mark & Lucia’s wedding was at St Peters in Hindley & the reception at the stunning Haigh Hall, which I can see from our house, so this was a local job to say the least.
Mark & Lucia booked me as they didn’t want the standard cheesy images that you can get, but images to reflect the joy of their family & friends, some of who had made the journey from London where Mark & Lucia live, to celebrate their big day. A trip to the wonderfully scenic canal that flows thru the hall grounds was an added bonus and we shot some gorgeous images here.
One of the joys of my job is that no two weddings are the same & are always throwing up surprises and this wedding was no different, so half way through the speeches two singers, planted as guests, started what can only be described as an hilarious sing song with everybody joining in, it was great.

More Testimonials... from a Dainty Bride

For all you Brides out there, and grooms, there is a fantastic site that has everything and I mean everything you need for the perfect wedding.Its called Dainty Brides and is the brainchild of Diane one of our fantastic brides.Not only has this site got sooo much info from the smallest of details to the largest but also Diane has said a few very nice words about Jane & myself and our service.What makes this so special is not only do the industry like our service with the recent awards we received, but also fellow wedding suppliers & professionals.
Most of our work comes from recommendations and kind words from our fantastic couples & with such a big difference in, not only service offered by some photographers out there but also the standard of their photography, testimonials like this just go to show why you should choose a REPUTABLE photographer... as our logo says not all photographers are the same.
Heres what Diane says...
Choosing the photographer was one of the 1st things I finalised after the venue & date had been pencilled in ! I did my research & looked at several other photographers in the North-West region but after my 1st appointment with David,I knew that their style of work was just what we wanted. I saw such gorgeous imagery as well as final wedding albums , that I left the initial meeting feeling so very excited about what they were going to capture from our big day.
So professional & easy going they really relaxed the wedding party & really did get some beautiful pictures.

Thank you to Steve & Diane and congratulations on a great,informative site... check it out
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Rob & Lisa's Wedding

When you arrive & are greeted by laughter then you know its going to be a good wedding as was the case at Lisa’s.All the girls & a very cool Ricardo,Rob & Lisa’s son were in high spirits all captured by the videographer Mike Roberts in his usual style.I love working with Mike, its always a laugh.
Lisa & Rob looked absolutely stunning & a packed church made for a fantastic atmosphere and great shots. The reception was in the Lakeside suite at Kilhey Court Hotel.

Thanks to Rob & Lisa for a great day… see you soon.D.

Why We Do What We Do...Thank you

Just had to post a testimonial left on a forum about us...

When my husband and I started looking for our wedding photographer, I booked several appointments with various photographers from all over the north west, all offering different packages, prices and different styles. As soon as I checked out Classic Photography's website I was excited to meet David, and the see the packages he had on offer, I was really impressed at the different options he had suiting all budgets. I didn't feel pressurized into choosing one of the higher priced ones like I had felt with other photographers. He answered all the questions we had, and even took time to find a sample album from the venue where we were getting married. After paying our deposit and booking it all in, I was confident our wedding Album was going to be something special, and I was definitely right. Amazing, Wow, Different, Modern, Beautiful, Perfect are all the phrases I've heard when people look through my album. When we went for the viewing of our proofs, I couldn't believe how much David and Jane had actually caught of our wedding day, things I hadn't even noticed had happened, which if I hadn't had a fantastic photographer I still wouldn't know about. Since our wedding I've recommended Classic Photography to several different brides to be, and I don't know one that's been disappointed. Not only this I also brought a photo sitting voucher for a christening present, and they were equally as pleased with their amazing photos. So if your looking for a professional, dedicated, friendly, down to earth photographer then Classic photography it is, Our wedding Day and Wedding Memories would not be the same with out David and Jane.
Thanks To Hannah & Matthew McGee for the nice words,its words like these that really makes our job a joy.

David & Steph's Sunny Wedding

Perhaps it’s the naf winter/spring with all its snow & ice but I really am enjoying the warm sunshine that has greeted us on weddings lately, so another beautiful day at St Matthews Church for David & Steph’s wedding.St Matthews was one of the first churches I shot a wedding at the start of my photography journey,and is still a busy church with another wedding before ours.
The reception was held in the marquee at The Thistle Hotel in Haydock , Cath & the team always do a great job with their weddings & everything ran on time.
David had stated that he was nervous about his speech, don’t know why he delivered a good one.
This really was an enjoyable wedding for us to shoot & have some ( even if I say so myself) gorgeous images…well it was easy David & Steph are gorgeous.

2010 Photography Awards..And The Winner Is..... Me

Well this dream continues… On Saturday evening the North West Professional Photography Awards were held at a black tie event in Warrington. Professional Photographers from Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, North Wales & Wigan all descended on the Park Royal Hotel for the Annual Awards ceremony & we did quite well.
I was awarded the Prestigious Wedding Photographer of the Year award..again, the highest award for a Wedding Photographer, a real honour as this award is the result of many categories. Not content with that we also were awarded The Wedding Album of the Year, we won this award for the second year in a row an achievement never done before & this was a proud moment as this reflects on our business in general as wedding albums are a joint effort between Jane & myself.
Then just as things couldn’t get any better, we were awarded the Studio Portrait Photographer of the Year AND The Under 5s (baby) Photographer of the Year. Our portrait side of the business has seen a real increase in demand over that last 12 months & to be recognised in this field is mindblowing. I am asked why do I enter awards on several occasions, quite simply to further & improve our photography. There is so much more to a portrait than a white background & so much more to a wedding than a dress, there is emotion, the story & of course the location. As I have said on many occasion anybody can take a picture but do they look or do they see, awards make us see!
Below are some of the images that we entered into the awards….







A huge thank you to our clients who without we couldn't have achieved these fantastic awards...now for the national awards, fingers crossed.D.