A couple of weeks before Christmas, I had the pleasure of photographing the family of my good friend Tom Harrington of Silk Wedding Videos – and what a fun day it was!

I am only just blogging these photographs as they were first featured exclusively on the brilliant English Wedding blog in January (very exciting!)

As you can see, snow was everywhere and it was absolutely freezing, but Tom’s family, including his amazing little dog Hugo (awww!), braved the cold and we went to a location in Cheshire recommended by Tom – and a great choice it was too.  As it was so cold, all the photographs below were taken within about 20 minutes, but that was long enough for us to get some really nice family portrait photographs, which I hope Tom’s family will look back on for a long time to come.

Tom and his beautiful fiancée Lora had got engaged a few weeks before the shoot (congratulations to you both again! :-)), so the timing of the shoot was all the more special – at the end I took a few photographs of Tom & Lora together, like a mini engagement shoot!

After the photographs, Tom’s mother very kindly made us all an amazing Spanish dinner – mmmmm!  It made venturing out in to the cold more than worth it!:-)

Please also take a moment to have a look at Tom’s website at www.silkweddingvideos.co.uk – he is an amazingly talented wedding videographer (the only wedding videographer I recommend) and I am really looking forward to working with him on some fantastic weddings this year!

Here a few of my favourite photographs from this very snowy family portrait shoot in Cheshire:


  • March 1, 2011 - 10:57 am

    Kevin Mullins - Lovely mate. Really nice pictures that they will cherish.

  • March 1, 2011 - 2:43 pm

    Ivan Packer - Fantastic photographs Neil. I especially like the one of the couple bottom right below the doggie.

  • March 24, 2011 - 12:18 pm

    Keith McAvoy - Fun portraits! Great work and lighting

Last week I met up with Kim and James, a fantastic couple who booked me recently to photograph their wedding at the Belle Epoque in Knutsford later this year, for a pre-wedding engagement shoot in Cheshire.

Pre-wedding shoots are an opportunity for the bride and groom to get used to being photographed, and it is also nice from my point of view as I get to know the bride and groom better, which is always nice – and the shoots are fun:-) For Kim and James’ shoot we went to Dunham Massey in Cheshire, a beautiful huge woodland estate. We only spent around 40 minutes or so taking photographs but it was enough time for us to get some nice shots and get to know each other better.

To Kim & James – it was lovely to meet up again and I am really pleased you are so happy with your photographs.  I am really looking forward to your wedding later this year – good luck with the rest of your wedding planning!

Here are a few of my favourite photographs from this Cheshire engagement shoot:


  • February 21, 2011 - 1:21 pm

    Jo Spencer - These are really lovely Neil, I especially love the second image.
    Great work, would love to see you in action sometime! :)

  • February 21, 2011 - 1:45 pm

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  • February 21, 2011 - 3:52 pm

    Tom Harrington (silk wedding videos) - AMAZING as always mate. Love number 3!

  • February 21, 2011 - 5:00 pm

    Kris - Another lovely set of images and great processing. Nice work Neil.

  • February 23, 2011 - 6:17 pm

    Liam Crawley - Great as always Neil – lovin image 3, a technique you have perfected superbly.

  • February 24, 2011 - 11:03 pm

    eight8photo - I see that not only me loved photo No 3 😉 Great shoot! They seem like a really lovely couple. I like the shape of the heart on her t-shirt, so cute and perfect for these photos. BTW great place, nice views and fabulous old trees :)

  • March 1, 2011 - 2:42 pm

    Ivan Packer - Absolutely lovely photographs Neil.

  • April 12, 2011 - 10:34 am

    Perez Blog - So amazing pictures..Great!

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