This was such a wonderful wedding to photograph and the day started with the girls and all the fun of the bridal preparation. A lovely time of the day to people watch and take the odd photo! The kids where really excited. Then on to St Bridgets Church in West Kirby on the Wirral, a magnificent amphitheatre for a classical wedding. And considering it was February it was a very nice day (Jen just ignored the odd hail shower!)
After a wonderful service with a very contemporary vicar the reception was at the lovely Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa on the Wirral. Thornton Hall Hotel provided a perfect room which caused a tear or two! And on to a inspired set of speeches, singing waiters and a wonderful evening. Hopefully my photos will say a thousand words and capture just a little of the emotions of this very special wedding day.
I love this photo for several reasons. One just how tough Jen was! It was freezing out side with a cold wind blowing, I suppose it was February after all and winter wedding photography has very different challenges!
Thornton Hall was a fantastic venue to work in and looked after Jen and Simon really well on the day. Stunning venue. I will add a slide show of photos later today and you can then see for yourself what a fantastic day it was.
Wedding photography is a passion for me , and that passion gets stronger every wedding working with people like Jen and Simon. I’ve only had the privilege of shooting weddings for 20 years!
I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Jen and Simon on Saturday at the stunning St Bridgets Church in West Kirby on the Wirral followed by the reception at Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa in the lovely village of Thornton Hough.
I thought I’d share one image as it a bit different to the normal shares and a portrait of all the entourage. Now being February it was very cold on Saturday and I decided to do the entourage shots indoors. Thornton Hall has a lovely old world interior with oak cladding to compliment the wedding photos.
The image was shot on a wide angle lens and the lighting was a couple of flashguns strategically placed to give a nice texture to the photograph. I love the kids, the little one on the floor hardly stood still all day and I think it is a small wonder that she looks so serene. She didn’t stay there long….
I was walking through the delightful Chester Grosvenor Park today after meeting a couple who had just booked a wedding with me. Being on my doorstep it is easy to forget just how lovely the park is and the has also been a lot of invested into the park lately by the Cheshire West Council.
I was scouting in Grosvenor Park for possible photographic opportunities for upcoming weddings. It funny but I do not shoot many weddings actually in Chester, most of the main wedding venues are outside. But I have a few coming up in the next couple of months who are either getting married in the beautiful Roman town or in Churches in the centre.
The one above is taken in the park a couple of years ago under the ruined arches dating back to I presume Roman times. I wonder how many love stories the stones could tell.
I should really walk around the local park a bit more – Chester truly is a stunning location.
This was a little different it was a model shoot for the amazing The Retrobelles who are a wonderful group of ex dancers and singers who can make any special occasion go with just a little more glamour to most.
The Mirror and large window in the Manor House of Hinderton Hall Estate on the Wirral was a beautiful backdrop and frame for photographs below. Hinderton Hall is an up and coming wedding venue and it was a lovely place for photos.
I hope you enjoy looking at the images as much as I did taking them. Some jobs are just a bit more fun!!