A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of covering Laura & Simon’s fantastic wedding at Chancellors Hotel in Manchester:-)

I had only photographed one wedding at the Chancellors Hotel before this wedding and I was really looking forward to going back.  For a venue which is very close to Manchester city centre, it has fantastic spacious grounds which is perfect for wedding photography.  It is also nice to work at a wedding venue which is very close to home!

Laura & Simon were extremely relaxed throughout the whole day and everybody has a fantastic time.  The weather wasn’t always perfect but the sun came out to say hello quite a few times throughout the day.  Ironically, although brides usually want beautiful blue skies, the perfect weather for wedding photography (in my opinion) is overcast days with moody skies, which is just what we had!  The only potential problem during the day was when I managed to slip during the group shots and went flying …camera in hand.  Luckily, my instincts took over and I managed to injure only myself rather than my camera – I got my priorities right!;-)

Laura & Simon, thank you very much again for asking me to photograph your wedding. It was a pleasure working with you and I wish you both a very long and happy future together:-)

Here is a selection of my favourite wedding photographs from your day:


  • November 1, 2010 - 8:27 pm

    jo ingle - Great shots Neil………

  • November 1, 2010 - 8:56 pm

    david McCarthy - great again….

  • November 1, 2010 - 9:04 pm

    lisa Mason - Amazing photos yet again, love the one of the little girl feeling her dress and the one with the girl and the pushchair.

  • November 1, 2010 - 10:01 pm

    eight8photography - I really admire your ability to capture the moment. Great photos, I like one with girl and bride’s reflection in the window it has some magical transience, and all your portraits.

  • November 2, 2010 - 11:14 pm

    Liam Crawley - Lovely clean set Neil – classy and timeless. Your ability to capture emotion is top notch. They will treasure these images for many many years.

  • November 3, 2010 - 5:05 pm

    Flower Design Jane - Gorgeous work Neil

  • November 4, 2010 - 9:40 am

    Kevin Mullins - Love that shot of the little girl. top work Neil.

  • November 4, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    David Lowerson - Top work Neil, your photography just keeps getting better.

Yesterday, a few short days before her 30th Birthday, my wife Michelle fulfilled one of her lifetime ambitions of jumping out of a plane at 14,000 feet!

I was extremely proud of her, not only because it is something Michelle she has spoken about doing for a long time (but I know she was quite nervous about…), but because she also raised a lot of money for the World Society for the Protection of Animals by asking people to sponsor her to do the jump.

If you would like to sponsor Michelle for having the courage to do this then please click on the link below:

http://www.justgiving.com/Michelle-Shinn/

Well done Michelle!!! x

Off they go…

The instructor thanking Michelle for helping him to land safely….


  • October 26, 2010 - 2:26 pm

    Kevin Mullins - Well done indeed! Personally, I’m petrified of looking out of the first floor window so this is something very admirable in my book. Great pics to document it too Neil.

  • October 26, 2010 - 7:58 pm

    Michelle Rowley - Well done to your wife & great photos once again!

  • October 29, 2010 - 1:35 pm

    Peter Lawson - Wow, terrifying! Well done Mrs Redfern for being so brave!

  • October 29, 2010 - 10:39 pm

    eight8photography - WOW she’s sooo brave! Hats off for her for bravery and for loving heart. Good cause and fulfilled dream, great combination :)

  • November 2, 2010 - 12:03 am

    Jackie Redfern - Brilliant!! Well done Michelle you are soooo brave and you still looked beautiful even in a padded suit! photos are amazing Neil you have captured wonderful memories for Michelle xxx

  • September 7, 2011 - 5:09 pm

    Tony Sale - Hi Neil, I have done a few parachute jumps myself ( afew years ago now0 very exhilarating and scary at the same time. Your wife looks like she enjoyed it and great pics – the black and white works really well adds a nice doumentary style

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