Manchester Monastery Ice Maiden Shoot

Just before New Year I took part in a really cool and fun ‘Ice Maiden’ style bridal shoot at the amazing Manchester Monastery.  The whole shoot and concept was planned by the lovely and very talented Laura of Perfect Choice Planning.

The shoot was not only a lot of fun but it was also great because I got to meet and get to know lots of other local wedding suppliers. Everybody worked together brilliantly and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending any of the suppliers:-)We spent the day photographing three models in a variety of dresses and different styles. Although we managed to achieve a lot during the day, it was also a very relaxed day and fun for me as I got the chance to get really creative with lighting and coloured gels – my favourite photograph from the day (the shot of the model in the blue corridor below) was achieved using OCF and a blue gel.

Laura had invited two photographers to capture the day for her, so as well as myself I also got to meet and work with the lovely Joanne Spencer, a very talented wedding photographer based in Lancaster. I had known Jo in the virtual world for a while before the shoot so it was great to finally meet her and we worked together really well:-)

Laura – thank you very much again for inviting me to photograph the day, it has been lovely getting to know you. I couldn’t have been more impressed with all the effort you had put in to the day and it was a testament to your skills that the day went so well. I certainly hope we work together again in the future!

As well Laura and Joanne, here are the other fantastic suppliers who also helped with the Ice Maiden shoot:

Here are a few of my personal favourite photographs from the shoot:

  • February 20, 2012 - 1:09 pm

    Bee Crawley - Beautiful! Love the blue corridor one too :-) And also the black and white one with the Christmas tree lights twinkling in the background is just gorgeous.

  • February 20, 2012 - 1:20 pm

    Mark Tierney - Great shots as always Neil!

  • February 20, 2012 - 1:54 pm

    Liam Crawley - Gorgeous mate, you are the OCF king – must pick your brain about some of these ;)

  • February 20, 2012 - 10:49 pm

    Alison Edwards - Stunning photos with superb lighting techniques.

  • February 20, 2012 - 11:24 pm

    Jamie @ Vickerstaff Photography - Great work Neil, The Monastery is a wonderful location; a great spot for your theme.

  • February 21, 2012 - 10:29 am

    Steve Hargreaves - Love these images, fabulous OCF, love the gel shots especially

  • February 21, 2012 - 10:51 am

    Kevin Mullins - Stunning images Neil. A bit chilly though :-)

  • February 21, 2012 - 10:54 am

    Martin Hambleton - The blue gel works a treat. Great stuff mate.

  • February 22, 2012 - 4:30 pm

    EmmaB - really gorgeous! So bright and frosty :) And the guys look awesome.. great job by all x x

  • March 21, 2012 - 10:26 pm

    Kay McEllin - Wrapor - I really enjoyed working with you Neil and the images have turned out brilliantly. I love the blue corridor one too, I was amazed when you showed that one to me, really effective. I also love the Christmas tree shots. You and Jo worked so well together and I would definitely recommend you both in the future;)

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