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 based in the North West from places like Manchester, Preston, Lancashire and the Lake District, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your North West Wedding magazine when contacting wedding photographers in the North West.
Alin Turcanu Photography known as Milka Wedding Photographer, some words which are hard to work together, but have a look!
Chocolate may be a strange subject for me to talk about, considering I am a wedding photographer. However, you must understand I have to keep my strength up. I love what I do, but it is hard work shooting your wedding and editing all of your beautiful pictures. If you will keep me supplied with my favourite brand, I will certainly reward you with the best images ever. Also, if you bring me Milka to the consultation, I will give you a huge 10% discount.
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.
Professional photographer Rebecca Carpenter won the inaugural Wedding Album of the Year competition with a stunning set of images in a book printed and produced by Henley Albums. The new award was set up by The Photography Show to celebrate the talent and craft of professional wedding photographers and album makers, and championing the power of print, with the finalists being displayed at this year's show at the NEC. Rachel Carpenter, who describes herself as a destination wedding and elopement photographer, shot her winning album for her clients Helena & Mark, who got married in Las Vegas.
Posted: 10 October 2022
Multi award-winning wedding and portrait photographer Roberto Valenzuela, marine biologist and explorer Cristina Mittermeier and renowned landscape photographer Colin Prior are among the compelling line-up of global speakers at The Photography Show & The Video Show. They will be joined by Jack Harries, Christina Ebenezer, Kaylee Greer and Chase Jarvis among others, who all will share their expertise during this unmissable four-day event showcasing photography, taking place 17th to 20th September 2022 at Birmingham's NEC venue.
Posted: 17 September 2022
The Photography Show & The Video Show is launching its first ever Wedding Album of the Year competition to celebrate the best of the best from all around the country; showcasing the talent and craft of professional photographers and album makers in the UK and championing the power of print. There's nothing like a beautifully designed and presented wedding album to immortalise a couple's special day - a permanent and tangible reminder of those happy memories and moments, to be enjoyed for years to come. Wedding Album of the Year will celebrate these memories and the photographers that captured them.
Posted: 16 September 2022
Rachael de la Mare, a wedding photographer based in Penrith, Cumbria, is supporting Hospice at Home's 25th Anniversary Raffle.
Rachael tells us: "When I think of wedding days, the first word that comes to mind is love. It sounds a little trite, but it's 100 per cent true, and it extends beyond the couple as weddings are a celebration of family and friends. For me, family is a massive part of what I love to capture in my work, and it's one of the reasons I'm so pleased to be supporting Hospice at Home's 25th Anniversary Raffle. I've had the pleasure of working with Hospice at Home for a number of years – from promotional films and photography to helping to sell sunflowers at Kendal Calling, and I'm always amazed at the wonderful work they do. A sitting voucher and framed print will be one of the prizes in the raffle, which will run until the 24th August, 2022."
Posted: 21 July 2022
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