Marquee Wedding Photography - Gemma and Michael

 Blackpool Pleasure Beach wedding photography

Gemma and Michael's Church and Marquee Wedding in Lancashire 

I first visited the site for Gemma and Michael's marquee wedding when I met them for their pre-wedding shoot a few months before the big day. As soon as I saw the views and heard the plans for their wedding I knew it was going to be awesome. 

Michael and Gemma were married at the stunning St. Annes church in Rossendale before heading off to Gemma's family home in Bacup, where their Marquee Wedding Reception awaited them. Gemma's family own and run a Yorkstone quarry so it seemed fitting to have their wedding at home, with their marquee sat perfectly overlooking the stunning Pennines. Mark Jackson and his team at Passion 4 Events had done such an insanely good job decorating the marquee and making the day run smoothly. 

It was a non stop day of shooting for me with plenty of going on. After photographing Michael and his groomsmen early on I head to meet up with Gemma, her family and her bridesmaids where the lovely Makeup by Frankie was getting the girls ready for the day ahead. 

After a last minute dash to get Gemma ready in time, and me nearly getting lost on the way to the Church, we arrived at St. Annes Church where Michael and their guests were waiting her arrival. As a surprise for the lovely Bride and Groom Gemma's Dad had arranged an extravagant arrival for them to the Marquee. Unfortunately there was no room for me in the chopper but I raced back to the marquee to witness the reception in full swing. 

The rest of the day was filled so much emotion and laughter. There was a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air rapped speech, burger vans and insanely good Pizza, crazy dancing and music and fireworks to round off with.    Needless to say it was a very good day! 

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Wedding Photography - Nic and Leanne

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Nic and Leanne's Wedding at The Wedding Chapel and Blackpool Pleasure Beach 

It's quite rare these day's I get to shoot weddings on my home turf so I was super excited about Nic and Leanne's wedding at Blackpool Pleasure Beach from the moment they booked me. I've lived just outside Blackpool all my life but will always class it as my 'hometown'. It has got a lot of stick over the years but once you accept it for what it is - a fun, busy, bright town you can get the most out of it. There is always something to do in Blackpool and Nic and Leanne's wedding was very much inline with this. 

After our initial meeting to discuss their wedding plans I knew this wedding would be brilliant. Nic and Leanne embraced the feel of the town and didn't try and make the theme of their big day stuffy or boring. It was anything but that! 

The day started out with preps at The Big Blue Hotel, which is attached to, and overlooks, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Nic and his Dad, also his best man, were in a nice relaxed place when I arrived with them. Leanne and the girls were slightly giddier to say the least. Bubbly was flowing whilst the hair and make-up was being attended to. 

After a short journey down the prom in her horse and carriage Leanne arrived at The Wedding Chapel to meet Nic and their guests for the ceremony. After plenty of laughter and some tears the newlyweds lead their guests to an awaiting vintage tram for the next part of their Blackpool wedding. The tram, fully loaded with booze took us on a bit of a ride before coming to rest outside their wedding reception venue, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 

The fun didn't stop there though as their guests were greeted with fish and chips, some awesome acoustic music by The Deadbeats and a table full of 2p's for the arcades downstairs. After some fun on the 2p machines Nic, Leanne and I headed into the Pleasure Beach to hit some rides before making our way back to The White Tower in time for their wedding breakfast and some brilliant speeches. The Deadbeats were then back at night to keep everyone dancing.

2017 Wedding Highlights




Looking back through my weddings from 2017 was a brilliant reminder of what a cracking year it has been. Filled with moments of laughter, beauty and pure emotion. I have always strived to better myself as a photographer by hunting for moments and trying to capture emotion in my images. For me documenting weddings has been always been about enjoying what I do. If I can tell a story for my couples whilst shooting moments that make me smile then I'm doing a good job. Real moments are the heart and soul of every wedding.

Looking through the weddings I shot in 2017 and trying to narrow down all the thousands of images I took was so hard. The following 200 images are just some of my favourites from 2017. They may not be perfect but each one makes me smile, either from the moment, the people or the memory of where and when it was taken.

Another top year. Here's to 2018.


Gibbon Bridge Wedding Photography - Ste and Sharon



Ste and Sharon's Gibbon Bridge wedding was a joy to be a part of. This was my first experience of photographing a wedding at Gibbon Bridge. It's a stunning venue just outside of Clitheroe, set in vast acres of gardens and grounds. I found it very fitting that it hosted the wedding of such a lovely couple. 

The day was packed with all the good stuff you'd expect from a wedding along with some added extras such as pigs, an outdoor ceremony that almost didn't happen outdoors and the legend that is The Tall Toastmaster.

Samlesbury Hall Wedding Photography - Tom and Siobhan



Tom and Siobhan were married at the historic stately home Samlesbury Hall in Lancashire. I do love shooting here, the setting is simply stunning and wonderfully intimate. Mix this with gorgeous pockets of light and picturesque grounds and you've got one hell of a wedding venue.

Tom and the boys were on fine form in the morning, where I started out, with beers, bacon butties and plenty of banter. I arrived at Samlesbury to meet up with Siobhan and her girls where they were getting ready for the day ahead. 

Laughter, tears, alcohol, music and dancing followed to make such an awesome wedding. 

Yarrow Valley Family Photography - The Latham Family

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Chorley Family Photography

I had so much fun with The Latham's recently when we met up for their Family Photography session in the Yarrow Valley Country Park in Chorley. It was my first time meeting them and we got on straight away. As usual I just let them play and have fun as a family and I tagged along capturing some memories for them. 

There was loads of laughter, tons of cheekiness, a few tears and plenty of mud and sand to play in. 

Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Photography - Jonathan and Katie



Sandhole Oak Barn is one of those venues that seems to have evaded me over the years. I have been excited to shoot here for some time and what a wedding this was to pop my Sandhole cherry. Jonathan and Katie are so lovely and have such a great bunch of people surrounding them. 


Set in the stunning Cheshire countryside Sandhole Oak Barn is such an incredible wedding venue. I was lucky enough to spend the day here capturing Katie and Jonathan's Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding.  

Drinks flowed, the weather was more than kind and a there was plenty of laughter and particularly bad dancing. Mix this with serious amounts of love, a killer venue and some ridiculous skills from the North Wests top DJ - Andy Murphy and you've got one hell of a wedding!  

Yorkshire Family Photography - Jose, Kerry & Luca


I was honestly so excited for this Family Photography session with Kerry, Jose and their little dude Luca. Not only was it an excuse to catch up with Kerry and Jose, as I hadn't seen them since I shot their awesome Bartle Hall wedding some years back, but I could not wait to meet the little beaut that is Luca. 

I travelled across to Yorkshire, where Jose and Kerry are now living, to capture some memories of Luca in the almost-brand-new stage of just 3 months old. I love photographing and documenting families in their own home as I really get the chance to capture their personalities and get to see them in their true comfort zone. After plenty of cuddles, lots of milk, a well needed nap and little dip in the bath I left them to their day.