One of the things I have been proudest of since starting my wedding photography business is that I have remained friends with many of the bride and grooms I have worked with long after their wedding day.  I was therefore delighted to hear last year from Rebecca and Peter, a couple whose wedding I covered in July 2007, that they were expecting a baby!

I got to meet Rebecca and Peter’s beautiful baby daughter, Martha, recently when Rebecca asked me to take some photographs of Martha for her.  Martha is such a cute little girl and wasn’t phased by the camera at all!  I always prefer to do baby and toddler portraits at the child’s home as that way they are more comfortable, especially with all their toys surrounding them!

Rebecca and Peter had also invited their family round for the photoshoot so we also took some lovely family portraits as well – of course Martha was always the star of the show!

Rebecca and Peter – congratulations to you both again! Martha is a beautiful little girl, I hope she enjoys looking back at these photographs in years to come!

Here are a few of my favourite photographs:

Rebecca and Peter, the proud parents:-):


  • June 7, 2010 - 2:42 pm

    Peter Lawson - What a cutey! Lovely pictures, and such a compliment from your clients that they want to stay in touch long after the wedding!

  • June 8, 2010 - 11:09 am

    Kris - Lovely images Neil.

  • June 8, 2010 - 6:25 pm

    Tom Astley - Super colours and beautifully shot.

  • June 13, 2010 - 10:31 am

    Inga - Great photo of Martha with the tulips! Gorgeous

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Rachel, Simran, Judith and Jordan of The Leos Quartet – one of Manchester’s finest string quartets, and what an amazing day it was!

I first saw The Leos Quartet playing at a wedding last year at Manchester Town Hall and they were absolutely amazing, which isn’t surprising bearing in mind that the quartet was formed at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music! Since that wedding I have kept in touch with them and recommended them to bride and grooms whenever I can.  Have a look at the video at the end of this post to hear how good they are!

The photographs from this shoot are going to be used on The Leos Quartet’s website and we wanted them to show off Rachel, Simran, Judith and Jordan’s fun personalities whilst also illustrating the fact that the quartet are based in Manchester.  We split the photoshoot in to two, starting off taking photographs in Manchester city centre before moving on to Salford Quays.  We were very lucky that we chose to do the shoot on what must have been one of the warmest days of the year!

As well as myself taking photographs, the shoot was also filmed by the amazingly talented Tom Harrington of Silk Wedding Videos.  Tom is primarily a wedding videographer (and easily the best wedding videographer that I know) but very kindly offered to film this shoot for us.  Tom’s video will also appear on the The Leos Quartet‘s website alongside the photographs so watch this space!

For more information regarding The Leos Quartet or Silk Wedding Videos, please take a look at their websites:-)

The Leos Quartet – www.theleosquartet.co.uk

Silk Wedding Videos – Silk Wedding Videos

The following photographs were all taken around Salford Quays, located a couple of miles from Manchester city centre.  Definitely one of my favourite portrait locations!


The photograph below is my favourite from the day:-)

Finally, a couple of very quick photographs of Tom Harrington of Silk Wedding Videos who worked tirelessly throughout the shoot.  I can’t wait to see the finally video, knowing the quality of Tom’s work it will be fantastic!



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