Regular visitors to my wedding photography blog (which I hope you all are..! ;-)) may remember that a few weeks ago I shot my first Love the Dress photoshoot (which some photographs refer to as ‘Trash the Dress‘ or ‘Rock the Frock‘) on Saddleworth Moor near Manchester, with my beautiful wife Michelle.  You can view the photographs from the shoot by clicking here.

Shortly after I posted those photographs I was contacted by Nikki, the owner of the fantastic Yorkshire based wedding planning company, I Do Designer Weddings, who really liked Michelle’s Love the Dress wedding photographs and was interested in having some similar photographs done herself!  I was of course more than happy to oblige so last week I met Nikki at the beautiful Bretton Country Park in Yorkshire where we spent an hour taking photographs whilst the sun was setting.

As a Manchester wedding photographer I do not often take photographs in Yorkshire, so it was really nice to go to a location which I hadn’t been to before and really get creative!

Nikki was fantastic to work with and looked stunning in her wedding dress:-)

If you are interested in having a similar Love the Dress photography shoot done yourself then please do not hesitate to contact me!  Obviously this type of shoot isn’t just for brides who got married recently, a post wedding photography shoot like this can be a great excuse to put your wedding dress back on relive your memories regardless of when you got married – Nikki herself got married 10 years ago and I think she really enjoyed wearing her wedding dress again:-)

Nikki – thank you again for asking me to take your photographs, it was really great to meet you and I am really pleased you like your photographs and enjoyed the shoot!  Thanks also for suggesting Bretton Country Park, it’s definitely a location I will look to use again when I am next in Yorkshire.  Looking forward to seeing you again next month in Manchester!

Here are a selection of my favourite photographs from our shoot:


  • August 31, 2010 - 10:20 am

    Nikki Foster - It was such a fabulous experience Neil – I thoroughly enjoyed every minute and the images are brilliant.

    The rabbit shot is my favourite!

    I would seriously recommend the Love the Dress Shoot to anyone who would like to get back into their wedding dress and spend a couple of hours just ‘loving it’. A wedding day goes by so fast, being able to really take some time to enjoy the dress and get some great shots is fabilous – even 10 years later!!!

    Thanks Neil

  • August 31, 2010 - 10:57 am

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  • September 1, 2010 - 5:51 pm

    Kevin Mullins - Nice work Neil – great use of those lights and perfect vignetting too. Love this new aspect of your work.

  • September 23, 2010 - 9:42 am

    Sofie - Some lovely lighting on these Neil and great images!

A couple of weeks I had the pleasure of covering Lynne & James’ fun filled wedding at the Belle Epoque in Knutsford, Cheshire – and what a happy day it was!

Lynne & James got married at the beautiful Brook Street Chapel, before having their wedding reception at the Belle Epoque itself.  The chapel is perfectly located for couples wishing to use the Belle Epoque as it is only a 5 minute walk away.

This was a fasntastic wedding to photograph, full of smiles and laughter.  One of my favourite memories of the day was watching one of Lynne & James’ friends help people cross the road outside the chapel by donning a lollipop man’s uniform and stick!:-)

We did have a bit of rain (we were just outside Manchester afterall….) but it soon went away and the blue skies came out.  Not that the rain is always a bad thing though, in fact one of my favourite wedding photographs is a shot of Lynne stood on some steps near the Belle Epoque and you can see the rain drops in the photograph – so every cloud…;-)

Lynne & James, thank you very much again for asking me to cover your day.  I really enjoyed working with you both and I am really pleased you like your photographs so much:-)I wish you both a very long and happy life together.  Thank you again, Neil.

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


  • August 18, 2010 - 12:33 pm

    Dave Nunn - Loving these Neil … :-) great coverage yet again.

  • August 18, 2010 - 1:08 pm

    Andy McDonald - Neil great images…Nice to see some of the chapel as well, i bet they’ll thrilled with these

    andy

  • August 18, 2010 - 2:39 pm

    Barry Paffey - I love these images Neil, fantastic job! I especially like how you use that wide angle lens, superb!

  • August 18, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    Crash Taylor - Well done buddy. Super clean and full of emotion.

  • August 18, 2010 - 6:12 pm

    Kris - Excellent work as usual Neil, lovely processing and use of light.

  • August 18, 2010 - 6:14 pm

    Donna Chipping - Some fab photos as ever Neil – well done!! XX

  • August 18, 2010 - 6:23 pm

    jo ingle - Babe your stuff is amazing, I love it xx

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