Wedding Photographer: Halle St Peters, Manchester: Phil & Eve

Amy was the wedding photographer at Halle St Peters, Manchester, UK for Phil & Eve’s wedding.

So, my second wedding in the week that I was in the UK in August was a very special one for me. It’s not often that I photograph family or friends but this time, the Bride was someone that I had known from the day that she was born. Our parents were and are still best friends. I love weddings where I already know so many people – including my own parents of course :-)

Halle St Peters in the Ancoats area of Manchester is a wonderful venue. A deconsecrated church, it actually provides rehearsal and recording space for the Orchestra as well as hosting community projects and obviously, weddings. What I especially loved was the area. It’s up-and-coming but not yet hip-and-trendy. It’s industrial and gritty and I LOVED photographing in the surrounding streets. This was a really beautiful album so, in order to see more images, I am showing album pages again:

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

Halle St Peters Wedding Photography

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:

Wedding photographers UK - Groom

A lovely moment between Jennie and her Mum:

Wedding photographers UK - Bride & Mum

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

Wedding photographers UK - The Pub

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

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The kiss:

Wedding photographers UK - The Kiss

More kissing!

Wedding photographers UK - Bride & Groom

The wedding breakfast in Room, Manchester:

Wedding photographers UK - Wedding Breakfast

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

Wedding photographers UK - Wedding Cake

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

Wedding photographers UK - Bride & Groom

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.

Wedding photographers UK - Groom

Stunning.

Wedding photographers UK - Bride

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

Wedding photographers UK - Flower Girl

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

Wedding photographers UK - Bride and Family

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

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Stuart’s family during the ceremony.

Wedding photographers UK - Ceremony

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.

Wedding photographers UK - Bride and Groom

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

Wedding photographers UK - Guests

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

Wedding photographers UK - Bride and Groom

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

Wedding photographers UK - Band

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