Wow, what a year 2010 has been – life changing, exciting and non-stop …all at the same time!:-)

The year started with me making the huge decision to resign from my day job and go full-time as a Manchester wedding photographer, and without doubt it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.  I am extremely lucky to now make my living by doing something which I absolutely love.

Then, in July, I was awarded a Licentiateship qualification with the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography) in the category of Wedding Photography. The BIPP are the official qualifying body for professional photographers in the UK and their qualifications are seen as a benchmark for excellence, so I was obviously extremely proud to have been successful.

2010 has also been my busiest year for weddings so far – and I have loved every one!:-)I have been extremely lucky to work with so many fantastic couples at lots of great venues including; Mitton Hall, The Inn at Whitewell, Farington Lodge, Belle Epoque, Manchester Town Hall, Etrop Grange, Clough Manor, The Lowry, Inglewood Manor, Stonyhurst College, Samlesbury Hall, Egypt Mill and Brocket Hall.

In between all this, the year also saw my Facebook Page reach over 1350 ‘Likes’ and I also started my Twitter account – @neilredfern:-)

I’m extremely pleased to be almost fully booked for 2011 already and I can’t wait to work with many more great couples at some such a wide variety of wedding venues, including a few which I haven’t worked at before, including The Alderley Edge Hotel, Chester Zoo, The Midland Hotel, Hassop Hall, Hillbark Hotel, Broadoaks Country House, Davenport Green Hall and Rivington Hall Barn – all very exciting!

So, to all the fantastic bride and grooms I have worked with this year, as well as all those who have booked me to cover their weddings next year, I would like to say a massive thank you for helping to make 2010 such an amazing year for me:-)

The slideshow below contains my favourite wedding photographs from this year. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as much as I enjoyed taking the photographs!

So here it is, 12 months work in 3 minutes… Happy Christmas!!

  • December 22, 2010 - 7:45 pm

    Kieran - Nice one Neil, amazing stuff. Can’t believe you’re booked up for 2011 already!

  • December 22, 2010 - 8:01 pm

    Mark Tierney - Quality work Neil!



  • December 22, 2010 - 9:57 pm

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  • December 22, 2010 - 10:47 pm

    Lai Roberts - Amazing showcase of just some of your work Neil. Don’t know what it is, but looking at these photos make me well up, even if they’re of other people’s weddings. Well done and I’m sure you’ll have a great year in 2011.

  • December 23, 2010 - 10:20 am

    David Lowerson - Neil, fab work mate. Your work is stunning and its been my pleasure getting to know you this year….Dave

  • December 23, 2010 - 11:25 am

    Martin - Neil
    watching you grow this year has been a pleasure your work is amazing. Have a great Xmas & new Year and a successful 2011

  • December 23, 2010 - 7:16 pm

    Paul - STUNNING!

    You should be very proud. I wish you continued success in 2011 and beyond!

  • January 2, 2011 - 7:33 pm

    jo ingle - Fab stuff Neil,
    good luck in 2011. I hope our paths cross again xxx

  • January 3, 2011 - 12:11 am

    Alison Edwards - A great showcase Neil! Alison

  • January 5, 2011 - 11:38 pm

    Katy Lunsford - Gorgeous work Neil – what a fabulous year you’ve had. Pleasure to meet you last year and hope to work with you again in 2011 :)

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of covering Kathryn & Cliff’s wedding at The Lowry in Salford Quays:-)

This was only the second time I had covered a wedding at The Lowry but it is already one of my favourite wedding venues in Manchester. The building itself is extremely modern and colourful, as well as being very spacious inside which can be very helpful on a wedding day! The wedding team at The Lowry are also fantastic and extremely helpful and accommodating – they didn’t even mind us throwing confetti indoors!

Unfortunately, Kathryn and Cliff were slightly unlucky with the weather but it didn’t affect the day in any way whatsoever, it was such a fun day with lots of smiles and laughter:-)Kathryn and Cliff are close friends of two of my friends and I always feels a bit more pressure in that situation, but they are also two of the nicest people you could meet and I really enjoyed working with them.

Kathryn & Cliff – thank you again for asking me to be your Manchester wedding photographer, it was a pleasure working with you both and I am really pleased you are so happy with your wedding photographs. I wish you both a very long and happy marriage together:-)

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

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  • November 17, 2010 - 1:11 pm

    Sorin Iliescu - Nice work, as always, Neil.

  • November 17, 2010 - 7:44 pm

    Liam Crawley - A kaleidescope of colour Neil. Some very clever compositions, great use of shapes and lines and cracking off camera stuff as always. There is always one person not looking for the big group shot isn’t there?

  • November 19, 2010 - 7:31 pm

    Alex - These are great, really like the one directly after the escalator photos, and also the one of them dancing – beautiful light!

  • November 20, 2010 - 11:37 am

    Mark Tierney - Quality work as always Neil!



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