There are so many different things to consider when choosing your North West wedding photographer. No two photographers will have the same approach and all will offer their own unique service and style. Some will adopt a photojournalistic or reportage documentary approach for most of your day, so you can look back and remember just how incredible your day actually was in addition to the more traditional couples, bridesmaids and family group shots.
A good wedding photographer will be unobtrusive and will capture the day in a relaxed and informal way from the 'getting ready' stage right through to the first dance and well into the evening.
You want to remember your wedding day forever so it's worth choosing a photographer you are comfortable with and will record your day in the best possible way.
Here’s some great wedding photographers in the North West from places like Manchester, Preston, Lancashire and the Lake District, whom you might want to get in touch with...
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My name's Christina and I run Fish 2 Photography. I pride myself on being relaxed, fun and I love to fill my photos with your personality. I've grown up in Lancashire and the venues and scenery are breathtaking and no matter the venue or the weather we can capture wonderful moments together.
My style is candid, capturing moments as naturally as possible. Of course, sometimes group photos are needed too! I love documenting those special, once in a lifetime moments; engagements, weddings, maternity and more. I have a relaxed approach to shooting. I really don’t enjoy being in front of the camera myself! And so empathise completely with clients that are a little shy or feel slightly awkward having their photo taken. I hope to put clients at ease making the experience as enjoyable as possible.
David Allbutt Photography tells us why being a photographer and celebrant is a successful combination and one you should not miss out on.
"Photography is my passion in life," says David. "It's my full-time work, and I never stop learning or trying new techniques. So what does a qualified celebrant bring to your wedding day photography experience? I worked in the education sector and publicly spoke for many years. I decided to set up my photography business because of my love of working with people and families. I thrived on the excitement of busy events and the challenge of capturing those key moments. The celebrant decision came quite easily to me, and I gained my Celebrant and Public Speaking Diploma (SQA)."
Posted: 20 April 2022
Wet weather doesn't have to ruin your day. There are usually breaks in the rain, so you can go outside to take some photographs. The lighting can make for some spectacular imagery since everything is glistening and saturated with colour. Grey skies and a break in the clouds can create dynamic natural backdrops, and where there's rain, there are often rainbows too! Sheltered areas such as doorways, arches, and trees are good places if you want to remain drier and avoid harsh winds. If you're feeling brave, it's worth grabbing an umbrella and some wellies and embracing the elements!
Posted: 26 January 2022
You can still have a picture-perfect album come rain or shine, as Stacey Jackson from DarkleMoner Photography shows in this selection of big-day shots. "As the guests waited for the bridal party, I captured this fun shot, which showed off a bright summer's day. This wedding at Higher Trapp in Simonstone took place on the gorgeous grounds, and this image shows the guests filling their seats ahead of the vows." – Stacey Jackson from DarkleMoner Photography.
Posted: 15 December 2021
You can still have a picture-perfect album come rain or shine, as Christina Davies from Fish 2 Photography shows us in this selection of images. "Here are Miriam and Nathan at their autumnal wedding. The couple looked beautiful as they embraced the weather in this set of gorgeous images. This image shows the gorgeous autumnal colours that shine through even on a rainy day and their love can be seen in this snap where the groom is keeping a brolly over the bride."
Posted: 9 December 2021
You can still have a picture-perfect album come rain or shine, as Tiree Dawson showcases in these images. "I don't often get a chance to do puddle reflections at weddings – it's surprisingly rare to get the right conditions of heavy rain followed by no rain or wind. When the weather is wet, I usually try to do indoor portraits first to make the most of the perfect hair, make-up and clothing. Once these are done, I pop outside and catch a few shots of them through the window so they can enjoy a bit more time in the dry!"
Posted: 2 December 2021
You can still have a picture-perfect album come rain or shine, as Rachel Ovenden from Rachel Ovenden Photography shows us in this selection of big-day shots. "Kirsty and James had their dream wedding in Santorini disrupted by the pandemic, but after re-arranging, the English summer came through, and they couldn't have had better weather – even on the Greek coast! To me, this image demonstrates the unity between the couple, choosing to dance and laugh in the rain instead of longing for the traditional sunny wedding."
Posted: 1 December 2021
"I'm a natural light photographer," says Tiffany. "My style is candid, capturing moments as naturally as possible, showing raw emotion and highlighting the beauty in the surrounding environment. I love documenting special, once-in-a-lifetime moments. And what could be more beautiful than an engagement or wedding? I have a relaxed, flexible approach to shooting weddings. I hope to put clients at ease, making the experience as enjoyable as possible. I don't enjoy being in front of the camera myself, and so empathise completely with couples that are a little shy or feel slightly awkward having their photo taken! "As a teenager, I remember being so excited to use my first digital camera, often snapping my friends, family, and whatever caught my eye day-to-day. At the age of 16, I was fortunate enough to be accepted on a Digital and Film Photography A Level course. From there, my passion for photography grew. I loved developing films and experimenting with digital editing."
Posted: 8 November 2021
When photographing at night, flash photography is often used to illuminate the subject. There is, of course, more than one way to do this. One option can be to use an off-camera flash to backlight the bride and groom to create a silhouette shot. Flash can also be used in darker conditions to create stunning high contrast photographs. Remember to look at what ambient lighting your venue has. Signs and outside lighting can make for some striking and memorable images.
Posted: 29 September 2021
Local photographer, de la Mare Creative, is offering an exclusive 10% discount to any couples that book in 2021. Rachael tells us: "Weddings are full of precious moments, and we believe that our photographs and films are a wonderful way to preserve everything that makes them so special. It's all about people, and our priority is working with couples to capture beautiful memories that are shaped by the personalities of those in them and it's a privilege to do so! We offer stills and motion photography and film to tell the story of the day. We are also passionate about the power of printed photographs!
Posted: 1 September 2021
Lots of photographers will say that they are a fantastic way for you to get to know your supplier before the big day. Pre-wedding shoots can be a great introduction to working together as the last thing you want is someone you've barely met popping a camera in your face on your wedding day. The majority of people find having their picture taken a less-than-natural experience, and one of my aims with a pre-shoot is for you to be at ease and to see me as a friend with a camera rather than paparazzi.
Posted: 21 July 2021