I was extremely pleased to find out yesterday that a photograph I took last year at a wedding at The Lowry in Salford Quays, Manchester, has made it to the final of the Wedding Belles’ Wedding Photograph of the Year Award 2010.

I entered the photograph a few weeks ago and to be honest had forgotten about it until last week, when I found out it had been selected in the top 50 entries. The judges then had the very difficult task of narrowing down those 50 wedding photographs to just 12 finalists, and I was delighted to find out that my shot was one of them:-)

You can view many more photographs from this particular wedding by clicking here.

I would be very grateful if you could please take a couple of seconds to vote for my photograph. To vote, please just click on the link below and select photograph number 2:-)

http://www.ukweddingbelles.com/wedding-photo-of-the-year/wedding-photo-of-the-year-2010

Thank you very much – all votes will be very gratefully received!


Just before New Year, I had the pleasure of photographing Lisa & Ben’s fantastic winter wedding at St Mary’s Church and The Crown Hotel in Nantwich, Cheshire.

Lisa & Ben’s wedding was just a few days days after Christmas so there was a double sense of excitement in the air!  I started the wedding day at Lisa & Ben’s house, where Lisa was getting ready along with her bridesmaids, before going to St Mary’s Church to take some photographs of Ben and his groomsmen (who, as you can see in the wedding photographs, were impressively calm at this point!).  I then headed back to Lisa’s house for a few final shots of Lisa just before she headed to the Church – as you will see, Lisa looked absolutely stunning in her beautiful wedding dress.

This was the first time I had covered a wedding at St Mary’s Church in Nantwich but it must be one of the most photographic churches I have been in. After the ceremony we all headed across the square to The Crown Hotel for the wedding reception.  Again, I hadn’t covered a wedding at the Crown Hotel in Nantwich before but it too was a fantastic wedding venue with lots of period features:-)

To Lisa & Ben – thank you very much again for asking me to photograph your wedding. It was a pleasure working with you both and I am very happy you are both so pleased with your wedding photographs. Thank you also to your families for making me feel so welcome on the day. I hope you both have a very long and happy marriage – which I know you will:-)

Here are a selection of my favourite photographs from your Cheshire wedding:


  • January 31, 2011 - 4:21 pm

    Liam Crawley - Great sequence of the bride and Father of the bride coming down the aisle – your positioning was spot on and you can really feel the anticipation. Should enter some of them into the awards coming up

  • January 31, 2011 - 5:15 pm

    Tom Harrington - These are stunning photographs Neil. You are so good at capturing the little ones expressions. Priceless! :-)

  • January 31, 2011 - 6:13 pm

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  • January 31, 2011 - 11:03 pm

    jo - Love them…. Amazing

  • February 1, 2011 - 4:53 pm

    Alison Edwards - These are gorgeous Neil. You have captured some brilliant expressions, too many to mention as they are all beautiful for different reasons.

  • February 6, 2011 - 1:49 am

    Adam - Amazing Neil, as usual. I love the photo of the groom’s expression as his bride is entering the church behind him. And the one of the lovely Christmas tree behind them as they’re waiting to walk up the aisle as man and wife. Superb. I love St Mary’s in Nantwich.

  • February 8, 2011 - 1:57 pm

    Kris - Great set of images Neil, love them all.

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