close up sunset portrait

Creative documentary wedding photography

bride laughing in church

What a fantastic wedding day this was to photograph. I always love weddings at Knowsley Hall but when you add in perfect weather, an amazing bride and groom, non-stop smiles and a trip to Knowsley Safari Park for photographs with giraffes and elephants, it went from good to incredible!

St Mary’s Church in Knowsley Village

Steph and Josh got married at St Mary’s Church in Knowsley Village in a ceremony full of emotion and laughter. It is a beautiful church, extremely photogenic and I was very kindly allowed to take photographs throughout the ceremony.

After Steph and Josh had signed the register and made their way down the aisle and outside in to the sunshine, all their guests came to congratulate them before showering them in confetti. After which we made our way back to Knowsley Hall before going on to the safari park to meet the animals!

I loved this part of the day. I think it’s fair to say I probably won’t photograph another wedding where the bride and groom are posing with giraffes and elephants! It was so much fun.

Steph and Josh are such a great couple and it was so nice to see them both enjoying their special day so much. The whole day was full of real moments and genuine emotion. It was such a pleasure to capture.

Beautiful weather

I have photographed a few weddings this year where the weather hasn’t been great but for Steph and Josh, the sun didn’t stop shining all day. We were also treated to a stunning sunset and beautiful warm light. This made it so nice for evening portraits and I love the photographs we took at this time. Weather in the UK can be good!

To Steph and Josh, thank you so much for asking me to be your wedding photographer. It was such a pleasure to be a part of your day. I wish you both a very long and happy marriage together.

Here are some of my favourite photographs from your wedding day at Knowsley Hall:

father seeing daughter in wedding dressbride ready for weddingbride and father walking down staircasewedding car driving through knowsleybride and bridesmaids by carbride and father walking to churchbride walking down aislefirst look in churchchurch wedding ceremony photographbride putting ring on groomwedding guest taking photograph on phonewedding guests huggingconfetti photographbride and groom with giraffebride and groom with elephantsbride and groom laughingbride getting out of carbride and groom stood outside Knowsley Hallbride show wedding ringwedding breakfast roomfather of the bride speechsfather giving speechbest man speechsummer wedding photograph at Knowsley Hallevening portrait of bride and groomsummer wedding photograph of newlywedscreative indoor wedding photographfirst dance at knowsley hallbride hugging groom on dancefloorflower girl dancing bride drinking shots wedding guests dancingdancing at wedding indoor photograph of bride and groomcreative off camera flash photograph at wedding