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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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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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Racquet Club – Liverpool wedding photography

Finally catching up with my blog, after a really busy Christmas period with two weddings. First up was Jenny and Ken who got married at their local parish St Johns in Walton and then travelled to a fabulous reception at The Racquet Club. The ground was still covered with snow and ice, but thankfully that didn’t stop us. We were able to get lots of fabulous photographs and I was able to cover both the grooms and the brides preparations before heading to the church.

Bridal preparations photograph

Bridal party arrive at St John's church, Walton, Liverpool

Groom's preparations

ceremony photography

walking down the aisle photo

church reading

St John the Evangelist is a great church for photographing the ceremony as there is room to move around discreetly and capture the action from lots of different perspectives. Something I always love to do. And I know the place really well now, as it was my third wedding there! After the ceremony was over everyone made their way outside to congratulate the happy couple, in the usual way, by throwing confetti !

confetti photograph

Racquet Club wedding reception

Later we travelled onwards to the fantastic Racquet Club, in Liverpool city centre. It is one of my favourite venues, as it has a really relaxed atmosphere and some wonderful staff. Again another third time visit for me shooting a wedding there, so I really know my way around the club now and they had gone to town with some wonderful festive decorations. Much dancing and fun was had.

wedding ring

bride and groom kissing

children at weddings

Anyway, many congratulations to Jenny and Ken, it was an absolutely fabulous day and I really enjoyed being part of it.

Useful links;
Racquet Club
Hargreaves Buildings
5 Chapel Street
Liverpool L3 9AG
Telephone 0151 236 6676

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Wedding photography at Hillbark Hotel

Wedding photography on the Wirral

I was lucky to be asked to be Simon and Rebecca’s wedding photographer recently. They were married in the wonderful Hillbark Hotel, on the Wirral in Merseyside, a short drive from Liverpool. They had a winter theme and the venue looked absolutely amazing, with loads of reds, seasonal flowers, matching perfectly with button-holes and bridesmaids dresses.

Day started with the bridal party, capturing all the preparation details and final touches. I went for a journalistic style of photography, standing back, letting things unfold, rather than posing too many images. And hopefully the photographs show that.

Hillbarck Hotel, Wirral

Bride getting ready photos

Bridesmaid getting ready image

Mum getting ready

Baby photography

ceremony photos

Father of the bride image

Singing couple

Happy couple wedding photographer


Wedding vows image

Black and white wedding photography expert

Wedding kiss image

Documentary style wedding photographer

Couple photography

Wedding dress details

Traditional group wedding photography

We used the wonderful venue at Hillbark Hotel to it’s full extent, using all the period features in many of the photos. Later Rebecca and Simon had a ceilidh band and traditional dances – absolutely great fun and brilliant to take pictures. Definitely one of my favourite weddings !

Fun photography

Wedding girlfriends

Beautiful bride images

Creative couples photography

Group shot of everyone at wedding

Wirral wedding photographer

First dance

Reception evening photography

Wedding dancing images

Many congratulations to Rebecca and Simon and best wishes for the future !

Useful links;
Hillbark Hotelwebsite
Royden Park
CH48 1NP
Telephone: +44 (0) 151 625 2400

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Racquet Club Photography

Kev and Liz’s wedding photography at Liverpool’s Racquet Club

As a central Liverpool venue, The Racquet Club takes some beating. As did the lovely couple Kev and Liz. I met them at a wedding I covered years ago in Bristol and they remembered me and got back in touch to share their plans for a fabulous city centre wedding.

Love cushion

Bestman prepares image

Racquet Club wedding photographer

Bride prepares

Walking up the aisle photograph

Exchange of rings

Wedding ring photo

Ceremony image

Lighting candles

Cameras !

Fun and laughter

Table setting details photography


Children wedding photography

Cutting the cake

Beautiful photography

Liverpool Pierhead wedding

Exchange of gifts

Wedding party guests

Father and bride dance

Family portraits


Party time


Party photography

I absolutely loved this wedding and Kev and Liz are such genuinely lovely people I couldn’t help but smile the whole day through. It proved to be a really beautiful day, with really beautiful people. Many congratulations to Kev and Liz and best wishes for your future together !

Useful links;
Racquet Club
Hargreaves Buildings,
5 Chapel St, Liverpool L3 9AG
Phone: 0151 236 6676

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A fabulous Southport wedding

Southport wedding photography

Another fabulous Southport wedding, with Tommy and Zereena. They had a traditional church service at St Thomas, Lydiate, followed by a classy reception at the wonderful Royal Clifton Hotel on the prom in Southport. St Thomas, Lydiate is a wonderful rural parish church and it really had a warm and welcoming feel, both during the wedding rehearsal and of course on the big day itself. While the Clifton is Southport’s premier venue for weddings and events with a choice of 11 function suites and somewhere I recommend – I’ve worked there four times now over the years.

So, despite a week of rain beforehand, Saturday was dry with great autumn sunshine. Below are a few of my highlights of a fantastic day and a couple of black and white conversions which of course were included in the wedding package.

Southport wedding photography

Alter image couple

Beautiful wedding images

Beautiful wedding photos

Contemporary wedding photographer specialising in creative wedding reportage photography

artistic and modern photography

Experienced wedding photographer

Recommended service

Group image

Bride and bridesmaid images

Stylish wedding venue Southport

Happ and fun

Congratulations again to Tommy and Zereena, what a wonderful day !

Useful links;
Royal Clifton Hotel – website
The Promenade, Southport,
Merseyside, PR8 1RB
Tel: +44 (0) 1704 533771

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