I recently had the pleasure of photographing Christine and Dave’s beautiful wedding at Inglewood Manor in Cheshire.

Christine and Dave got married at the magnificent All Saints Church just outside of Chester, before traveling to Inglewood Manor for their wedding reception.  This was the first time I had covered a wedding at Inglewood Manor but I certainly hope it won’t be the last! It is a truly fantastic wedding venue. From a wedding photographer’s point of view it is perfect, as the interior is beautifully decorated whilst the main Edwardian house itself is set in huge photogenic lawns and gardens – what more could a Manchester wedding photographer ask for?!

Christine and Dave were brilliant to work with, they already knew a bit about my style of photography as we had done a pre-wedding shoot in Dunham Massey in Cheshire only a few weeks earlier and I think having that shoot made them both feel more relaxed on the wedding day. The weather was a little changeable for us but we managed to get all the photographs we had planned, including a few lovely sunset photographs which we did just before the first dance.

Christine & Dave – thank you once again for asking me to cover your wedding day, I really enjoyed working with you both. I hope you both have a fantastic honeymoon (which I know you will!) and I look forward to seeing you both again when you get back:-)

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

Love the Dress‘ photography shoots (or ‘Trash the Dress‘ as some photographers refer to them) is a really cool concept that has become increasingly popular over the past couple of years.

The idea of the shoot is that, after her wedding day, a bride has an on-location photoshoot wearing her wedding dress again, but whereas on her actual wedding day she would have been very protective about the dress (understandably!), on the Love the Dress shoot, she would not be as worried about the dress (that’s the theory anyway!). As a result the locations and shots can be a little more daring – what’s a bit of mud on a dress that you’re never going to wear again…?! The other advantage, especially for the wedding photographer, is that there isn’t the same time constraints as a wedding day so a little more time can be spent on the shoot.

Well, last night I did my first Love the Dress shoot …with my own wife, Michelle!

I have seen some Trash the Dress shoots where the bride has walked in to the sea or even had her dress on fire… now amazing as it can look, I don’t think the fire thing is really for me(!) so we did the shoot at sunset on Saddleworth Moor, just outside Manchester. It was a bit chilly (and muddy!) up on the hills but Michelle braved the elements and I am really pleased with the shots we got:-)

As a Manchester wedding photographer, I am keen to start doing more Love the Dress shoots, so if you are interested, please do contact me! Once I have done some more of these shoots I will add a Love the Dress shoot as an additional extra in my wedding photography packages.

Here are a few of my favourite photographs from the shoot:

  • August 2, 2010 - 6:55 pm

    Mick - Beautuful Neil, lovely work mate !!!

  • August 2, 2010 - 7:25 pm

    Inga - Beautiful photos Neil :-)

  • August 2, 2010 - 8:05 pm

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  • August 3, 2010 - 1:58 pm

    Mark Tierney - Superb work Neil. Wall hanging material :)



  • August 3, 2010 - 8:30 pm

    Kevin Mullins - Very cool Neil – lovely lighting. Good luck with moving forward with this aspect of the business.

  • August 3, 2010 - 11:39 pm

    Jackie & Andy Shinn (ma & pa in law) - Neil what lovely photo’s. Michelle looks absolutely amazing. As I said on facebook she could be a model. You must be very proud of those shots and of course your gorgeous wife.

  • August 5, 2010 - 8:49 pm

    Nikki Foster - Wow Wow Wow. I just love these images and the idea of popping your dress back on and really being able to spend some time ‘Loving it’ again. As someone who was disappointed with their wedding photos I would relish the thought of getting some good ones.

  • August 7, 2010 - 10:45 am

    jo ingle - she look fab Neil… well done bro …

  • August 18, 2010 - 11:04 am

    martin crombie - Very nice set of images Neil. Excellent lighting skills.

  • October 23, 2010 - 9:50 pm

    Katy Lunsford - Wow Wow WOW!!! These are incredible, and you have a very beautiful wife! The dress & veil are amazing – I especially love the last shot. I’m inspired… will be grabbing the nearest available bride and heading to the hills asap!

  • April 13, 2012 - 11:40 am

    Lucy West - These are stunning Neil..I bet you loved editing these as each one of your wife is so beautiful, you both did an incredible job! :D

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