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Styal Lodge Wedding Photography / Faye and Alec

Weddings | 11.06.2014

Faye & Alec – what a gorgeous couple!  I first met them at the Styal Lodge open evening along with Faye’s lovely Mum, Jane, and got on like a house on fire straight away!  Their day was just beautiful – the weather behaved itself when we really needed it to (and even when it didn’t it gave us a great opportunity to shoot some really cool stuff like above!)  Faye looked stunning in her dress from LOVE Bridal Boutique and I loved every single second of their wonderful day :)   Here’s their story…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations Faye & Alec!

 

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Styal Lodge Wedding Photographs / Anitha & Nick

Weddings | 27.05.2014

I’m on a blogging mission!  I’ve got soooooo many gorgeous weddings from the past year to share with you and I’m making damn sure they all get on the blog asap!!!  So we’re starting with Anitha & Nick’s Styal Lodge Wedding Photographs – I LOVED this day!  It was exciting, vibrant, colourful and one hell of a party!  And I got to work with my lovely friends Rebecca Reville Videography and Pink Pepper Caterers :)

Here’s the story of Anitha & Nick’s amazing wedding day at Styal Lodge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations Anitha & Nick!

 

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Styal Lodge Wedding Photographs – Abi and Tom

Weddings | 20.01.2014

This was an ace wedding from start to finish.  Styal Lodge Wedding Photographs are always special.  It’s amazing how sometimes even from week to week it can look so different depending on the weather, what’s sprung up in the garden, whether people are having their drinks reception inside the amazing wooden lodge or basking on the terrace – it’s just such a stunning venue.  I was also excited to be working with my great friend and recently crowned “Best Wedding Entertainer in the UK” in The Wedding Industry Awards, Howard Wing.  I was also working with another great friend and also award winning – Andy Murphy, “Best Wedding DJ in the North West” in the same awards!

What a party!

Here’s the story of Abi & Tom’s amazing day…

 

Congratulations again Abi & Tom!!!

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Styal Lodge Wedding Photography – Clare and James

Weddings | 23.09.2013

Ahhhh, Clare & James – what a wonderful, adorable, gorgeous couple they are :) They were married at St Peter’s Church in Hale and had their reception at one of my very favourite wedding venues – the stunning Styal Lodge in Cheshire (thank you as always to Poppy, Martin and all the team for looking after me!)

Here’s the story of their beautiful day…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratultions again Clare & James!

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Love Bridal Boutique – Styal Lodge Photographs

Bridal Shoots | 13.03.2013

Time to look back a few months…

Emma and I opened LOVE Bridal Boutique in August last year and what better way to launch our new business than with a photo shoot?!?! And not just any photo shoot….one that had a couple of other photographers involved too!!! I say a ‘couple’ – but my lovely friends from Lawson Photography, Neil Redfern Photography, Sam Clayton Photography, CG Weddings, JAY Photographic, Emma B Photography, Shutterleaf Photography, Hannah Beatrice, HDM Photography, Lucy West Photography, Alex Davies Photography AND Silk Wedding Videos were all along for the shoot too!!!  How awesome is that?!?!?

Our lovely friends at Styal Lodge (one of our absolute favourite venues!) literally threw their doors open for us and let us have the run of their amazing venue – thank you so much again to the wonderful Higham Family for being so supportive and helpful (and offering some seriously great advice in the run up to opening) with the launch of our new venture :)

Another thank you to our wonderful friends Sonara Parker MUA, Amy Darrington Hairdresser and Jane and Jason from Flower Design for supplying us with such beautiful bouquets to use on the shoot :)

Here’s some of my favourite images from the day….:)

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The doors of LOVE Bridal have been well and truly open for a few months now and dresses have been FLYING out!  What a start it’s been, thank you so much to all our wonderful friends in the industry for their help, support and advice and here’s to a great year!

If you’re on the hunt for an amazing dress, give Emma a shout at the boutique to make an appointment – just click the link to take you straight to the website – LOVE Bridal Boutique

Currently stocking Terry Fox, The Heritage Collection By Balbier/Wyatt, Intuzuri, Mia Mia by Alan Hannah and Raimon Bundo, we’ll also be announcing a brand new designer exclusively stocked at LOVE Bridal in the next couple of weeks…!!!

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Styal Lodge Wedding Photographs – Zoe and Mark

Weddings | 19.02.2013

What a gorgeous day for a wedding! I’ve held back Zoe & Mark’s amazing wedding photographs at Styal Lodge as they were featured on the awesome English Wedding Blog, so I thought I’d wait a little bit before I showed you my take on their day – and here it is! My favourite images from a truly brilliant wedding…. :)

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Congratulations Zoe & Mark!

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The Wedding Industry Awards – Best North West Photographer is…

Personal | 19.12.2012

…Jonny Draper Photography!!!  How awesome is that?!?!

A massive thank you to all my amazing brides and grooms who voted for me to be shortlisted initially and a huge thank you to the judges at The Wedding Industry Awards for recognising what I do :)

It is a huge honour to have won – I was standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the best wedding photographers not only in the North West, but in my opinion, the UK, and to be judged as being the best is something that I can’t quite get my head around…

This blog post contains a single image from each wedding that I shot within the voting period (which was REALLY hard to choose!) as an extra thank you to my amazing brides and grooms for trusting me, for pushing me to raise the bar at every wedding, for not thinking I’m a little bit mental with some of the suggestions I sometimes make and for voting for me in these awards.  Thank you so much to each and every one of you :)

These images are in no particular order – I love them all equally :)

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A big thank you once again to all of my amazing brides and grooms and a special thank you to the following people for all of their help, love, advice, support, constructive criticism, recommendations and mickey taking (not necessarily in that order and all of those things don’t necessarily apply to everyone in the list below ;)
Emma
Chris & Pete Draper
Jo, Paul, Megan & Jake Pike
Kate & Ant Roberts
Clare Draper
Keith & Pauline Latham
Lisa, Simon & Jacob Johnson
All of our respective extended families!
The Higham family at Styal Lodge
Tom Harrington from Silk Wedding Videos
The Heath family at Heaton House Farm
Annette, Rene & Nic from Top Table
Jane & Jason Thompson from Flower Design
Collette Northover from The Belle Epoque
Howard Wing
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So now on to the national finals in January in London! I’m excited to be heading there with some of my great wedding industry friends who won their own respective categories, most notably my great friend and TOP entertainer, Howard Wing, to see how we get on against the best in the country…we can dream can’t we…???

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Styal Lodge Wedding Photography – Kim and Matt

Weddings | 15.10.2012

Kim & Matt’s wedding was a corker – a real fusion between two families and cultures, an awesome venue, a beautiful day – it was very special :)

I LOVE photographing weddings at Styal Lodge in Cheshire – it’s such a beautiful venue, run by fabulous people who love what they do.  It’s always great fun working there!  :)

So I started off in the morning meeting Kim & the girls at Styal Lodge where they were getting ready in the beautiful bridal sitting room…

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Congratulations again Kim & Matt!

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Styal Lodge Wedding Photography – Jess and Matt

Weddings | 20.09.2012

This was a gorgeous wedding at one of my absolute favourite Cheshire venues! I love photographing weddings at Styal Lodge – the venue itself, the team that work the weddings, the relaxed feel that you get as soon as you walk through the door – it’s an amazing place to get married!   I was also very excited about working with some of my great wedding friends including the BEST wedding band out there, The Coolers, top wedding DJ, Andy Murphy and the amazing caterers, Barretts.  I also had a soft spot for Jess’s gorgeous Amanda Wyatt dress too…!!!

Jess and Matt were having their full day at Styal Lodge, including Jess using the lodge’s stunning bridal sitting room to get ready in, so I arrived in the morning to see what was going on…

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Congratulations Jess & Matt!

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Styal Lodge Wedding Photography – Andy and Seb

Civil Partnership | 12.08.2012

What a beautiful day this was! During one of the runs of weather I’ve seen in ages, the sun sneaked out at the right times for Seb and Andy’s wedding at Styal Lodge. Yep, there were a couple of umbrella moments, but nothing too serious and certainly nothing to dampen the spirits of Seb & Andy’s friends and family (excuse the pun!)

Here’s a few of my favourites from their amazing day…

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Congratulations again Seb & Andy!

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