Wedding photographer: St. Clement’s Church, Chorlton & Room, Manchester, UK: Michael & Jennie

Andy & Amy were the Wedding Photographers at St. Clement’s Church, Chorlton & Room, Manchester, UK for the wedding of Michael & Jennie.

Our last wedding of 2009 was that of Michael & Jennie’s on the 20th December. Jennie had been a bridesmaid at a wedding that we had photographed in 2008 (Chris & Lisa) and so we were really looking forward to seeing her again and catching up with Chris and Lisa too.

The story of the day was snow, snow and more snow! We set off from our base in Warrington an hour earlier than we needed to, to do the half-hour journey and just made it in time, not managing to drive more than 15 miles per hour all the way there! The snow seemed to come down heavier as the day went on and everyone slipped around everywhere they went but somehow, the day went by without a hitch and everyone had a fabulous, fun time.

Room in central Manchester is a unique place. A fabulous mixture of antique and retro along with amazingly high ceilings and beautiful architecture made for a vibrant atmosphere – a romantic meal and a buzzing party! The light was exceptionally low which meant we had to be extra creative! On with some images:

Andy had little time with Michael pre-ceremony as he had the huge responsibility of getting the couples’ 6 month-old daughter ready too. Both looked lovely of course. Andy did manage to capture the groom looking relaxed and took some nice detail shots of his attire:

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A lovely moment between Jennie and her Mum:

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The boys stopped by the pub on the way to the church. A winter wonderland.

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St. Clement’s in Chorlton also looked lovely under a layer of snow:

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The kiss:

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More kissing!

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The wedding breakfast in Room, Manchester:

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Have a closer look at this cake shot. It’s a CHEESE cake!

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Our closing image and one of my favorites from the day. We made the most of a halogen down-lighter in the dark surroundings:

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We’ve been thinking about you on your honeymoon folks in the deep freeze of New York. I’m sure New Year in Times Square was magical. Stand-by, in a day or two your images will be ready. – Amy.

Wedding photographer: Church of Ascension, Warrington & The Midland Hotel, Manchester, UK: Stuart & Jenny

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at Church of Ascension, Warrington & The Midland Hotel, Manchester, UK for the wedding of Stuart & Jenny.

It’s not very often that I get to photograph the weddings of people that I know, not least people that I have known well all of my life. The 28th November was an exception though as Stuart and Jenny were married in Woolston, Warrington followed by a wonderful reception at The Midland Hotel in central Manchester. My parents and Jenny’s parents have been friends for life; Jenny’s Dad was Best Man for my Dad 34 years ago and they are Godparents for each others’ children.

A teeny bit more pressure this time to nail it then! We had to be pretty creative with our light sources as the natural light had almost gone as we arrived at The Midland Hotel at about three thirty. The Midland had just been decorated for Christmas and looked absolutely fantastic with two enormous trees in the lobby.

On with a few tasters:

Stuart.

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Stunning.

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The little Flower Girl behaved impeccably all day and posed for the camera whenever we went near to her – model material!

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My Auntie Kay, Uncle John, Jenny, Eve and Kate. I love this family photograph, hope they do too!

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The sun came out for a short time just as Jenny entered the church.

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Stuart’s family during the ceremony.

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Stuart and Jenny on the steps of The Midland. We used the foyer area quite a lot during the day; there wasn’t a lot of light, but what there was, was interesting.

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This is my Mum & Dad! Mum is Jenny’s Godmother.

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Back on The Midland steps using off-camera flash to great effect.

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We put our cameras away after this shot and enjoyed the party. No energy left for dancing though!

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It was an absolute privilege to photograph Stuart and Jenny’s wedding being so close to Jenny’s family. Thanks for the opportunity and for a fabulous day. – Amy

Wedding photographer: Manchester Town Hall, UK: Jonathan & Kate

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at Manchester Town Hall, UK for the wedding of Jonathan & Kate.

Are you considering getting married in the North West and are stuck for which venue to choose from? Have you considered Manchester Town Hall? You really should; it’s absolutely stunning and was the venue for Jonathan & Kate’s wedding last Saturday. With photograph opportunities abound and such a gorgeous-looking couple we were spoiled for choice when it came to choosing images for the bLOG. This venue really is a wedding photographer’s dream and here is a taster of why:

Just as good on the outside as on the inside – Manchester Town Hall:

I LOVE this shot! How funny!

Jonathan’s arrival was memorable; his car was a classic and reminded me of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! It kept many tourists busy photographing it whilst it remained parked outside the Town Hall throughout the ceremony. Jonathan’s leaning on the car for this shot:

Meanwhile, us girls were having a great laugh! I want to say a huge thank you to the bridesmaids for helping me out all day long :)

A lovely family shot:

We found it difficult to take a poor shot inside Manchester Town Hall from any angle:

The happy couple just-married:

We managed to get outside just before 4pm as the light was fading:

Oh boy! We have both fallen for this shot and think that it may have good competition mileage in it. It’s got such depth to it that you end up staring at it for ages and reading the story of the moment through people’s faces. Meanwhile, the subjects in the artwork on the wall above are looking down on the audience:

A lovely moment during the speeches:

This shot was 100% planned. As soon as I saw Kate’s veil, I pictured this shot in my head and stored it there until much later in the day. We’ve managed to execute it in the exact way that I first pictured it in my mind and am really pleased with its intensity:

A boogie to good-old Lionel Richie – what a way to finish the day!

Wow! What a wedding! I am so excited to start piecing this album together to form the sensational story of Jonathan & Kate’s wedding day. Enjoy your Brazilian / Argentinian honeymoon folks – we’re not at all jealous!!! -Amy