I had a rare weekend off from wedding photography this weekend – but not from the camera!

On Saturday we went for a walk around Dunham Massey National Trust Estate, just a few miles south of Manchester, whilst on Sunday we went to Hare Hill in Cheshire.

The first set of photographs below were taken on Saturday at Dunham Massey whereas the second set were all taken at Hare Hill on Sunday.  As I had hoped to see lots of birds and wildlife at Hare Hill (we didn’t see any!) I didn’t take any landscape cameras lenses so ended up taking all the Hare Hill photographs on my iPhone using the BRILLIANT Hipstamatic app.

I will be updating the blog again tomorrow with more photographs from Dunham Massey, this time though with pictures from an engagement photoshoot from last week so please check back tomorrow:-)

The photographs below were all taken at Hare Hill, just south of Manchester, on my iPhone using the BRILLIANT Hipstamatic photography app:


  • June 21, 2010 - 4:35 pm

    Inga - Wonderful photos Neil, I love the one of the rabbit & the deeer peeking through the ferns, the iphone ones are brilliant too, such a good app, I took quite a few myself recently whilst out in Ibiza, the different borders and colours gives you such variety!:-)

  • June 24, 2010 - 4:27 am

    Adam Cavanagh - Really cool work. Your wildlife photos are awesome.

  • June 27, 2010 - 9:19 pm

    Claire - More deer and a rabbit! What a great evening I’m having reading your blog!!! The last batch of images look like stills from a scary fantasy film, they bring Pan’s Labyrinth to mind… and that’s so up my street. Amazing.

  • March 26, 2011 - 2:42 pm

    MrSam - The first photo is gorgeous, love the light!

Last month I had the privilege of photographing Yvonne and Michael’s fun-filled wedding in Lancashire.

Yvonne and Michael got married at the All Saint’s Church in Hesketh Bank  before traveling to their wedding reception at Farington Lodge Hotel in Preston, Lancashire.  Farington Lodge Hotel is one of my favourite wedding venues in the North West, not only is it spacious and picturesque inside but it has huge beautiful gardens which are perfect for wedding photographs.

This was such a relaxed wedding with great weather and everybody had an amazing day.  I was so pleased that Yvonne and Michael had the perfect wedding day.

Yvonne & Michael, thank you so much again for asking me to photograph your wedding for you.  With so much fun and laughter on the day you made my job extremely easy! I know you will enjoy a very happy long and happy life together:-)

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


  • June 21, 2010 - 9:05 am

    Tom Astley - Super stuff, some great emotions captured and the B&G garden poses are very nice indeed.

  • June 21, 2010 - 11:29 am

    Donna Chipping - You’ve done it again Neil – captured the very essence of a wedding day!!! Congrats to the happy couple!

    Donna X

  • June 24, 2010 - 7:30 pm

    MartinC - Some great shot in there Neil, your coming on leaps and have captured some excellent moments especially love the grooms eye with bride fast approaching, and nice lighting for speeches. :-)

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