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Engagement photography Merseyside

First off, it’s congratulations on your engagement. And more importantly, where was the question popped, what is the ring like? I need to know !!!!

In all the excitement of planning a wedding, don’t forget about the idea of having some professional engagement photos taken early on.

While many wedding photography packages come with a engagement shoot, myself included. It is a perfect opportunity for the couple to spend some time with me, so that everybody gets to know each other before the big day. It really does relax the nerves. Also it can often act as a run through, or a try out of different styles – perhaps hair or make-up – anything that you’ve been wondering how it will work. And of course, the shoot gives everyone a bit of time to think about the photography before the big day.

As a photographer I enjoy the freedom they bring. We have more time than at most weddings and can try out different styles and poses. And of course no beautiful white dress to worry about. We can prepare for the ‘getting ready’ shots and some couples use the final images as a basis for a big print that they have at the wedding for guests to sign. Which is always a nice touch.

Finally, engagement shoots are always fun. We can have a laugh and hopefully get over any ‘I hate my photo being taken’ concerns. For most couples is their first professional shoot together and my goal is always to give you the confidence that everything will be fine and smooth with the photography on your big day. I’m happy to take your lead on a location – a place that means something special to you guys as a couple, be it where you met, a memorable time in your lives or perhaps centred around an activity that you both love. At the end of the day anything goes and hopefully, the engagement shoot, is just the start of your journey towards the happiest day of your life !

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Formby Golf Club wedding photography

Just a quick sneak peek at a couple of photos from the Formby Golf Club wedding that I covered over the weekend.

Sefton photographer weddings cake

Family photographer children recommended

Formby weddings photographers

Formby Golf Club

Useful links:
Formby Golf Club – website
Golf Rd, Formby,
Liverpool L37 1LQ
Telephone – 01704 872164

ps: I’ve also worked at Formby Hall Golf Club, just down the road – which often gets confused with this club !

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Liverpool wedding photographer on Google Plus

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Surrey wedding

This was a brilliant Surrey wedding, as it was between my Uncle Brian and his new partner Sue. So I travelled down from Merseyside to cover their special day in north-east Surrey, near London. Their ceremony was at the Weybridge register office on Oatlands Drive and it was really nice to see so many family members that I hadn’t seen for a while. Including my cousins and their rapidly growing children. The service was lovely and the weather held off for us, so we could get a few garden photographs.

Then of course it was off to the reception venue in the Royal British Legion club near my Uncle’s house in East Molesey. Brian has been a member of this club for many years and I have fond memories being here with my Grandmother on a number of ocassions. In particular my Uncle’s 50th birthday party, where a selection of jellied eels and other fish dishes were served ! And it turns out this was where the happy couple met, so it was a great celebration with all the guests and staff joining in the fun. So a few highlights below from a super family wedding.

Weybridge Registry Office

Surrey wedding registry office

Exchange of rings wedding photograph

Affordable photographer from North of England

Children at weddings

Wedding cake photography

Family portrait photography

Wedding speeches


Weddings Surrey photographer

Creative black and white images

Royal British Legion East Molesey Wedding

Kids having fun

Family orientated wedding photographer

Creative wedding photographer Surrey

So if you are looking for an affordable Surrey wedding photographer or generally in the London area, please get in touch. Even adding in travel expenses I will be cheaper than most local photographers, so don’t delay !

Visit my online print store for copies or check the little  Surrey wedding photography video on YouTube I made of a few of my favourite images.

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Why is it called a wedding breakfast

A question I’m often asked is why is a wedding breakfast called a breakfast, when it mostly happens in the afternoon, after the wedding ceremony. Obviously it is a tradition but one that dates back several hundred years in most Christian countries.

It is claimed that it dates back to pre-Reformation times, when the wedding service was usually a Eucharistic Mass and that the bride and bridegroom would therefore have been fasting before the wedding in order to receive communion. Thus the first meal as a married couple would be breaking their fast ! And also the priest or the minister would bless the food, which would be the first the happy couple would enjoy together, as husband and wife.

wedding breakfast table setting

Today wedding breakfasts are a celebratory meal, taken with family and guests at the reception. And of course they vary from couple to couple. Some choose a traditional format with fine dining and a carefully thought out menu, including seating plans and a top table. While others, decided upon an informal buffet and party, reflecting diversities within modern families today.

As a wedding photographer I try and capture the details of the wedding breakfast before guests sit down, the arrival of the bride and groom and then return to the room for any speeches. The wedding breakfast is usually an important part of the day for family, relatives and friends as it gives them all a time to sit and relax and talk with each other. Also it gives me a chance to have a little break as well, during, what often is a very busy day !

wedding breakfast food photography

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Wedding flowers photography

Wedding flowers are a beautiful way to decorate your wedding ceremony and reception. As with the rest of your wedding details the wedding flowers and colours that you decide to choose will be key and play a big role in your day. And they are something I absolutely love photographing, whether its a formal display in the church, or a close up of a fantastic button-hole, they are magical details that make your wedding special and unique. Of course I plan to document all your details, but the flowers with their colours, textures and sculptural shapes are often a highlight and make for amazing images.

Not only will you need wedding flowers to decorate your ceremony and reception but you will need a stunning bouquet to hold as you walk down the aisle, your bridesmaids will also need a bouquet to carry and it is traditional to order a selection of button holes or boutonnières to distribute throughout your wedding party, including the groom.


Wedding flower photography

beautiful floral arrangement

Autumn wedding photographer

Bouquet photos


Bride flower photograph

vintage flower display image

Bride flowers

colourful display

Winter flowers wedding photography

Creative wedding arrangement

Bride and her flowers

Flower details image

White bouquet flowers weddings

Orange wedding flowers

Ceremony wedding flowers

Wedding flower details

Bridesmaid flowers

I offer creative and contemporary wedding photography in Liverpool, Merseyside and the surrounding areas of the North West.  Browse my photography blog to see my latest work and feel free to contact me for an informal chat about your own wedding plans.


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Photography at childrens parties – Phoebe’s birthday

I’ve been asked to photograph children’s parties on numerous occasions and each time it has been a lot of fun. Phoebe’s third birthday party recently was absolutely brilliant. Great fun and games from  entertainer Super Mario and loads of emotion, interaction, colour and energy throughout the afternoon ! The sun also shined and there was even a bouncy castle !

childrens parties photography

party photography at kids party

fun photography at child party

bouncy castle photography

childrens portrait photography

Liverpool party photographer catches children playing computer games

Party photography at childrens party

Games at kids birthday party image

Merseyside photographer bouncy castle photo

Bouncy castle photographer

beautiful birthday cake

If you are looking for a children’s party photographer, I’ll be more than happy to help and give you a quote,  just get in touch !


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Yorkshire wedding photography

Gerrad and Paulette – a Yorkshire Wedding !

When I photographed Gerrad and Paulette on an engagement shoot a few weeks back, I knew the wedding itself was going to be brilliant. Such a relaxed and happy couple, I arrived early to catch all their Yorkshire wedding preparations ! Paulette was busy with her lovely bridesmaids and her brother who was giving her away. The venue was the Gomersal Park Hotel near Cleckheaton in West Yorkshire and fortunately we were blessed with sunny warm weather.

Yorkshire wedding - bridesmaids prepare

West Yorkshire wedding photography

wedding flowers

Ceremony wedding photography

Excahnge of wedding rings

Black and white photography

Wedding breakfast

Speeches Yorkshire wedding

Wedding food

Reception guests


First dance at reception

Really great venue, having the ceremony and the reception in the same venue always works well. Plus having affordable rooms is sucha bonus for those guests who have to travel long distances. Finally the gardens and grounds at Gomersal Park are amazing, so brilliant for photographs!

So many, many congratulations to the happy couple, it was a real privilage to be a part of your special day. Best wishes for the future !

Just a few of my favourite images on a little YouTube video – West Yorkshire Wedding Photography – Gomersal Park

Useful links;
Gomersal Park Hotel – website
Moor Lane, Gomersal,
Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire BD19 4LJ
Phone: 01274 869386

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Radisson Hotel Liverpool wedding photography

Radisson Hotel – Sarah and Glyn’s wedding

Some couples know what they want from wedding photography, others are sure what they don’t want. Glyn and Sarah didn’t want too much fuss from their photographer; no posed, cheesy fashion staged shots, and very few blurry, black and white arty experiments! Just natural, relaxed colour images which will last a lifetime. Add in a classic venue, The Radisson Hotel and eveything was set perfectly !

Bride preparations

Wedding album page

Bride and bridesmaids

They chose one of the best venues in Liverpool, The SAS Radisson Hotel, on Old Hall Street in the centre of town. It has a fantastic atrium, loads of flexibility when it comes to reception rooms and best of all a great spa & fitness health club.

Groom and bestman photos

I stayed with Glyn and Sarah the whole day and ended up taking about 400 images of their special day, and while all these images couldn’t fit in their album, the rest were on the DVD at hi-resolution, which is a feature of all my wedding packages. Anyway, I really enjoyed working with them and their families, here are some more of my personal highlights and below a little testimonial from the happy couple.

Bride and groom

Creative wedding photographer

Radisson Hotel weddings

Old Hall Street wedding

Wedding reception images

Big group wedding photo

Liverpool wedding photography at the Radisson Hotel – by Liverpool wedding photographer – You Tube video

Many thanks and congratualtions to Sarah and Glyn !

Useful links;
Radisson Blu Hotel, Liverpool – website
107 Old Hall Street
L3 9BD
Tel: +44 151 966 1500

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Engagement photography West Yorkshire

Engagement photography with Gerrad and Paulette

I travelled down the M62 to meet Gerrard and Paulette at their wedding venue and after a little chat and get to know each other, we did a quick engagement photography shoot. The weather held out for us and quickly they relaxed, enabling me to make some wonderful couple portraits. They are getting married at the rather splendid Gomersal Park Hotel, near Bradford. So it made sense to meet there and use the fantastic grounds for our photo shoot.

engagement photography shoot

 vintage, quirky, unusual wedding engagement shots

pre-wedding engagement specialist

photography West Yorkshire

So really looking forward to their big day now – only a couple of weeks to go.

I offer pre-wedding photo shoots / couple’s engagement portraits as a standalone package as well as an optional extra to your bespoke wedding photography. I really enjoy engagement shoots, and the freedom they bring. We aren’t tied down to a specific date, so if the weather changes for the worst we can always re-schedule. No beautiful white dress to stand on and ruin. Plus we have much more time than at most weddings to relax and get perfect shots ! So please get in touch to book a session !

Useful links;
Gomersal Park Hotel – website
Moor Lane, Gomersal,
Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire BD19 4LJ
Phone: 01274 869386

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