Devonshire House Wedding Photography – Joanna & Christopher

Wedding Photography at Devonshire House Chorley

Rain on your wedding day has long been considered a symbol of good luck. It is based on the Hindu idea that wet knot is harder to untie. So, if the amount of rain on Joanna and Christopher’s wedding day was anything to go by, then this couple will have a very long and happy marriage. It rained the entire day and was one of those days that was very challenging, but so very worth it. Joanna and Christopher didn’t let a little rain spoil their day though. Joanna beamed with joy all day, from the second she arrived at Devonshire house until I left them later that afternoon, her happiness and laughter were infectious.


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Stanley House Hotel Wedding Photography – Annie & Paul

Wedding Photography at Stanley House Hotel Mellor


Annie and Paul were married in St Mary’s Church in Chorley and celebrated at Stanley House Hotel in Mellor. The day began with the groom and bride preparations. I love this part of the day, all the excitement and quality time spent together before the day really starts to get going. While I headed over to the girls, my friend and second photographer, headed over to the chaps to cover their preparations. The weather unfortunately wasn’t on our side, but that didn’t dampen any spirits. Annie’s preparations were laid back and included presents for all the bridesmaids.

The couple chose St Mary’s church in Chorley in which to marry, as it is their regular church and it meant a lot to them to be married there. Following the ceremony everybody headed over to Stanley House Hotel so the wedding celebrations could begin. The rain continued to fall but we were lucky enough to be able to find a few gaps in the weather to get some outdoor shots in the stunning grounds of Stanley House.

Here are a few photos of Annie and Paul’s fantastic wedding…..



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Chorley Registry Office, Devonshire House Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography at Chorley Registry Office, Devonshire House

Dawn and Mark were married at Chorley Registry Office, Devonshire House in Chorley. Their wedding was a beautiful, very small and intimate ceremony involving the Bride, Groom and two witnesses. When I first met Dawn we did so in a pub on the opposite side of town to where she lives. Dawn explained to me that they wanted to keep things quiet and between themselves. There was some nerves in case anybody spotted us. However, she didn’t need to worry though as we were not seen and I am able to keep a secret, especially one as exciting as this!

On the day of the wedding Dawn and Mark arrived together looking radiant, excited and just a tiny bit nervous. We had just a short wait while the Bride and Groom had their pre-ceremony chats with the registrar and everything was put into place. The ceremony began with Dawn and Mike entering the room, hand in hand, closely followed by their parents, the witnesses. The ceremony was very special, intimate and individual to the couple. Following the ceremony, the couple signed the register before being presented with their marriage certificate. Their wedding ended with confetti and a few formal photos before they ventured off for a private meal.

Whether you are having, like Dawn and Mark, a small wedding or if you are having a big wedding with all your friends and family. I treat each and every wedding with same attention to detail, working my hardest to produce wedding photos that will last you a life time and will be your forever memories for you to look back on for years to come.

I wish Dawn and Mark a happy future together. I’d also like to thank them for having me as their wedding photographer and trusting me to keep their secret ahead of their big day.

Here are a few photos from their special day….



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Georgian House Hotel Wedding Photography – Nikki & Richard

Wedding Photography at The Georgian House Hotel Bolton

Your wedding doesn’t have to be a photo shoot.

I’m always surprised how often people assume that to get a great photograph you need to stop what you are doing, change your position and freeze for the camera, but as a documentary photographer all that means is that you are taken out of the moment and all that amazing life and spontaneity is lost. I never direct documentary moments. EVER. I never move people or ask them to redo something they have just done. I never remove them from the real moment in any way because I passionately believe that the best photographs on your wedding day happen when you live your wedding. I want you to experience it spontaneously, freely, without one eye on the camera or on where to stand and what is going to happen next. It is my job to bottle your memories for you without you even really knowing it is happening. I am your eyes on your wedding day and I will play back your memories for you.

For these reasons, and many more, it was such an honour to be asked to photograph Nikki and Richard’s Wedding day at the Georgian House Hotel near Bolton. I was able to capture all the big moments, the small moments, the seemingly insignificant moments, the side-splitting hilarious moments, the emotional moments, ALL OF THEM, and I know how much they all truly matter to the couple. I think it’s fair to say that this was a pretty extraordinary wedding, one I will remember for a long time. Some things stick with me from this wedding, Nikki’s dress was superb, Richard’s military suit, there is something so fairy tale-esque when a groom wears a uniform, and the amazing entertainment.  It was one of those weddings where everyone came together to have such an amazing time and one big party. Coupled with their high energy it was a day full of fun, spontaneous outbursts, laughter and a bit messy in places. But that is what a wedding should be, crazy, stupid, fun and messy love. Boring gets left at the door and you just enjoy the company of those you love… and CAKE, we can’t forget the cake!!!

Here are some images from their lovely day…

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