Firstly, I must apologise for taking so long to upload this post – I have been so busy with keeping the blog updated with my latest wedding photographs over the past few months that I completely forgot about adding this amazing shoot with Inga & Matt from last year!

This was a shoot with a big difference.  Inga & Matt had got married in Cheshire early last year but had not had an official wedding photographer for their wedding.  This was a decision which Inga & Matt later regretted, so to make up for it, Inga contacted me to organise a shoot at the same Cheshire wedding venues – and we had a great time!

Inga wore her beautiful wedding dress for the shoot and Matt again donned his suit and off we went to the fantastic Belle Epoque in Knutsord, which is where Inga & Matt had held their wedding reception.  After this, we went back to the Church where Inga and Matt had had their wedding ceremony for some more photographs.  As a finale to the shoot we went to a field close to the church and took some shots of Inga & Matt with a huge balloon!  Inga got the idea to use the balloon from wedding photographs she had seen on the extremely popular Rock My Wedding blog and I’m really pleased she suggested it as I really like these photographs – very different and very cool!:-)

Inga is a very keen amateur photographer herself (and a very good one!) so it was an honour to be able to do this shoot for her and Matt:-)I have remained good friends with Inga since this shoot and I am so pleased that I was able to do this for them.

  • January 17, 2011 - 7:07 pm

    Andy McDonald - Neil, fabulous images.

    I’m sure they’ve forgot their bad experiences with their first photographer already…

    well done and nice use of textures…


  • January 17, 2011 - 8:27 pm

    Lucy Carolyn - Love the pics, you look just beautiful Inga. Love, C x

  • January 17, 2011 - 9:33 pm

    Matthew Bridge-Wilkinson - Neil,

    What lovely shots, so crisp and vibrant, it must have felt good to fill that void.

    Must have been lovely to shoot a wedding without any of the time constraints and distractions of a wedding day? The results are gorgeous.


  • January 18, 2011 - 10:52 am

    Kevin Mullins - Nice work Neil – the balloon was a great idea by Inga too.

  • January 18, 2011 - 7:46 pm

    Liam Crawley - Nice one Neil – they will treasure these forever. The BIPP NW awards loom, are you entering any images?

  • January 19, 2011 - 11:47 am

    Heidi Taylor - Absolutely stunning photos – thank you so much !!!! Very much appreciated by Inga’s parents.
    Heidi and Alan Taylor

  • January 19, 2011 - 10:27 pm

    Inga - Neil, thank you so much for the lovely words and of course the amazing photos, they’ve filled a big gap and we will treasure them forever, we can’t thank you enough! :-)

  • January 20, 2011 - 4:54 pm

    Kris - Beautiful and fun imagery, great work Neil.

  • January 20, 2011 - 11:37 pm

    Anne & Peter Brandt - It was good to see the lovely photos especially since we were not present on the big day! Inga & Matt, you both look so happy and we hope it stays that way.

  • January 24, 2011 - 11:09 am

    David Fenwick - Neil – a fabulous selection of images (the balloon is a very nice addition). I’m sure you blew Inga & Matt’s socks off!

  • February 9, 2011 - 6:16 pm

    Peter Lawson - These are sooo cute! Love them all, fabulous work!

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!



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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 :)

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