John and Victoria asked me to shoot their wedding after looking at my site they decided they liked my work, on meeting the couple we had a good chat and found out what their day was about.
Victoria and John already had a family, their daughter was a bridesmaid and little boy the ring bearer, with a family and many other elements we set out a plan to make photographing their wedding as stress free as possible.
After running through what the Bride and Groom wanted I arranged to visit the church and hotel where the ceremony and reception were to take place and formulated a plan for the formal photographs, the town is home to a rather impressive castle which the couple expressed that they wanted included in the formal photographs.
The Castle keepers were fine with us shooting outside the walls which gave the best view, but no shelter whatsoever if it were to rain… umbrellas were put on my list of things to bring!
The hotel were very accommodating as I had photographed a wedding there earlier in the year, they gave me free run to make a wet day plan, thankfully we didn’t need it and the day was dry and the sky offered a little moodiness in the bridal portraits which was a bonus!
The day went really well apart from a minor panic in the church when the best man forgot the marriage licence and had to sprint back to the hotel for it, thankfully it was only a few hundred metres!
once the meal was finished and speeches done I had my lights set up for the first dance, after the obligatory Bride and Groom set the whole family got on the dance floor!
My aim as a wedding photographer is to tell the story of the day not just produce a handful of good formal pictures, that should be the easy bit.
I am based in North Manchester so can cater for people looking for a wedding photographer in Lancashire across to Yorkshire and Cheshire Weddings.