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Natural Manchester wedding photographer | Ashleigh & Jonathan

Bride and groom portrates on the Fairways at Sefton golf and country club 100 percent natural and unposed.

Natural Manchester wedding photographer

Natural wedding photography on a sunny Saturday in Manchester. My wedding photography business is based here in Manchester. My photographic style is natural in every way. What is a natural Manchester wedding photographer? It is unposed wedding photography; from greater Manchesters wedding venues. All with one thing in common. No posing,  allowing you to have a wedding day without interruptions by your photographer. Moreover, Ashleigh and Jonathan commissioned me for their wedding photography on that basis. No posing, just naturally taken wedding imagery, from bridal preparations to wedding vows, on to your wedding breakfast, speeches and first dance. Nothing is staged; just natural wedding photography, captured to the cameras memory card and into your wedding day story in pictures, after a short visit to my editing suite right here in Manchester.

Bridal preparations Black Swan Rixton Manchester

I left the M60, Manchesters orbital ring road on my journey to Ashleigh’s bridal preparations.  The Black Swan Inn Irlam, Manchester, my journey took me along the side of the photogenic Manchester ship canal on my way into Rixton.

The make-up artist was early and already on with brides hair as I arrived. Father of the bride too supporting his daughter, with wedding Champagne as wedding refreshments! Also, I joined the bridal party taking natural photos. The time flew before long it was time to leave for the church; because part of being a natural wedding photographer is documenting the arrival of the wedding guests and the groom Jonathan. Building this and other moments into a true pictorial record of your wedding day.

 The Ceremony St John the Baptist Irlam Manchester

The couple had chosen to marry at St John the Baptist in the Manchester suburb of Irlam. The family and friends gathered outside in the Manchester sunshine. Jonathan the groom looking very smart, a Captain in her Majesty’s armed forces wearing full military dress uniform looking very dapper. The church of St John the Baptist a lovely location. The couple tied the knot aided by the Vicar of St John, The rev Jane Warhurst. Who presided over a lovely wedding ceremony and signing of the wedding register. Nothing was ever staged or posed in any way I just took natural photos of the couples big day. Natural wedding photography in every way.

Wedding celebrations Swinton park golf & country club

Wedding guests and the newly weds traveled to Swinton park golf and country club for the wedding celebrations. The friends and family of the new Man and wife. Smart wedding suits for the gents and beautiful wedding outfits and cocktail dresses for the ladies along with some matching wedding fascinators and hats. Moreover, the wedding party gathered in the summer sun for pre reception drinks on the balcony overlooking Swinton golf club on the East Lancs road in Manchester.

Natural wedding portraits on the golf club fairways

Wedding photography portraits on the golf club fairways, capturing to camera the couples love and emotions on their wedding day. I don’t do cheesy photographs, but I love to get the couple after they have tied the knot for a ten minute walk. Thats it; ten minutes is all I need. Then back to the wedding party hardly missed by the best man or maid of honour. Furthermore, this short walk in some green space or nice park gives me, the photographer a chance to click the shutter of the camera with a now relaxed couple, (owners of a brand new wedding certificate). Still unposed photography but one for the cover of the wedding album no doubt.

The Black Swan Rixton where the bride got ready for her wedding.A bridal prep image, Father of the Bride share the wedding day Champagne.A natural photo depicting the bride haveing hair and make up at the Black Swan.A black and white photo of eye make up in bridal prep.A fun image of the bride and father wedding gown in the background.A high key image naturally taken of the monogramed bridal dressing gown.The page boy waiting at St Johns Irlam where the couple tied the knot.Inside the church of St Johns Irlam as the wedding guests arrived for the ceremony.Great Gran arriveing for the wedding ceremony.Colourful wedding outfits in the Manchester sun.A naturally taken wedding photo of the Bride arriveing at St John the baptist Irlam for her wedding ceremony.Here comes the Bride the father of the bride prepares to give his daughters hand in marriage to her husband at the top of the aisleA photo taken as vows are exchanged in the wedding ceremony natural wedding photography in Manchester.Signing the register after the happy couple became man and wife.A black and white imahe of the sister congratulateing her sister on being married.Guests greeting the newly weds as the sun shines in Manchester a natural wedding photo by Simon Croot.The confettie shower taken unposed and not staged by Manchester wedding photographer Simon Croot.The Groom toasts his new wife in the speeches at Sefton Golf and country club wedding venue.A beautifull image of a relaxed couple strolling at Sefton golf club a natural colour image.One for the album black and white image as the couple sit on a golf course fairway in Sefton Manchester.Wedding guests captured naturaly at a Manchester wedding in Sefton.A candid wedding image og wedding guests having fun in Manchester.The newlyweds first Dance in a Manchester wedding venue unposed and natural photography.Dance floor action as the wedding party gets going in Manchester.


Looking for a natural photographer for your wedding ?

Please get in touch with me if you would like to know my availability. My wedding blog is full of recent weddings so why not take a peek? want to know more about me Simon, natural Manchester wedding photographer.

A big thankyou to Ashleigh & Jonathan for asking me to be their photographer,  Good luck on the onward journey in married life. Simon.


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  • Ashleigh Mattock

    A huge thank you to Simon for capturing our day so perfectly. He is a friendly, easy going  and extremely talented photographer. He captured the very essence our wedding day! All his photos are absolutely perfect and we couldn’t have asked for a better professional photographer. Thank you a thousand times over.

  • Simon Croot

    Thankyou, Ashleigh

Vermilion Manchester Indian wedding photography

The Groom Danceing in baraat at Vermillion.

Indian wedding Vermilion Grand suite Manchester

Dipti & Habibs Indian wedding celebrations were at Vermilion hall Manchester. Vermilion is located on Hulme Hall Lane. Right in the heart of Manchester. Close to Manchester City football club, the Manchester Velodrome  including Sport City, Manchester.

Vermilion is a three-floor function suite. This is perfect for Indian wedding functions. Because it has different sized venue spaces. All three designed by Miguel Cancio Martins. The Grand suite, Alan Turing room, The Abacus gallery. The Grand site function room has the capacity for up to 750 people, the biggest wedding hall here at Vermilion. A perfect venue for this Indian couple.

Indian wedding groom prep Stockport Greater Manchester

Groom prep was at Habibs family home in Stockport Greater Manchester just off the A6. A short journey for the Baraat back to City centre Manchester and Vermilion in Sport City. I was assisting David Stubbs Manchester wedding photographer. David was covering sangeet, with the bride. My journalistic assignment Indian wedding photography, Groom prep. Naturally captured, with no stopping or posing whatsoever.

Weather for the day was wall to wall blue sky. I would need some high shutter speeds to prevent overexposure of the highlights here in Stockport.

The Groom looked smart in his sherwani and churidas

The groom looked smart in his wedding  jacket – called a Sherwani. Matching over fitted trousers called churidas; besides Shoes or loafers, called Mojari. Part way into his dressing Habib got piccalilli on his sherwani looking for food in the fridge. Moments all preserved for the wedding image gallery.  Spot in the images Mum scrubbing with vanish to get the stain off, almost bringing her mehndi henna off. Moreover, the moments turned into beautiful wedding photography. A pictorial record, documentary Indian wedding photography by Manchester wedding photographer Simon Croot. Finally a traditional turban, or Safa to finish the Grooms dressing. This has a brooch called a Kalgi which symbolises respect. So, I watched observed and caught these special moments to camera; nothing is posed. Naturally taken wedding photographic style I love. Because it produces natural images, never to be repeated.

Baraat to Vermilion

The wedding limousine for baraat to Vermilion was the Grooms relations Porsche. As a result, decorative limousine ribbon was needed for the baraat transport. I accompanied the best man  to a Wedding florist for the ribbon.

Onward journey to Vermilion Manchester, and candid natural photography as the wedding guests gather outside Vermilion. Moreover, every frame I take is unposed and natural in every way. Vibrant saris fill the cameras viewfinder, beautiful photogenic traditional Indian attire to celebrate a couple about to cement their marriage.

The Bridal Procession 100 guests and 100 Frames to the memory card

The Bridal procession was not with a doli, but 100 guests. Therefore, the family arranged a drum procession. as the doors opened to Vermilions Grand suite the cameras shutter captured 100’s of frames to the memory card. Photographing the 100 guests as they danced towards Vermilion’s Grand suite Stage and the Groom.

The Bride wearing red which in Indian wedding tradition,  connecting it to the rising sun. Because Mars the planet according to astrology is in-charge of marriage plus its red in colour too. Brides in a Indian wedding like to wear red as it stands for prosperity and fertility for the wedding couple.


Hand made Indian wedding flower.The Grooms parents makeing the wedding flowers.Adding the Safa to finish the Grooms dressing. in this photo featuring Groom prep at Habibs family home in Stockport Greater Manchester just off the A6The groom looked smart in his wedding Sherwani and churidas.A totaly unposed wedding photo of the groom and his best man with a reflection in the mirror of the Groom.A image taken with a telephoto lens featureing the groom in his traditional wedding outfit. A young guest wearing a traditional sari for the wedding .Washing piccalilli of the grooms sherwani.At the local wedding florist buying ribon for the Baraat to Vermilion.Prepareing for Baraat to Vermilion at the grooms house.The wedding limousine for baraat to Vermilion a Porsche.The groom wearing his mangalsutra flower necklace.The Grooms Mum helping him to get ready before he leaves for his wedding.A image outside Vermilion on Hulme Hall Lane. Right in the heart of Manchester.Two beautifull indian sari's and wedding hena on two Indian guests.The wedding procession featuring the dhol a wedding drum.The Groom and his father as the enter vermilion in the baraat.A wide angle 24 mm canon lens photo featuring the entrance of the groom to Vermilion.Wedding carnations on show as the men dance to the beat of the wedding drum a dhol. Hands aloft as the groom dances baraat.Inside Vermillion designed by Miguel Cancio Martins, guests entering The Grand suite.The Bridal procession as her father escorts her to her groom.Natural unposed indian wedding photography image taken at vermilion by Manchester wedding photographer Simon Croot .The Bride with mehndi henna in this photograph.The Indian Couple greeting guests in Vermilions Grand suite designed by Miguel Cancio Martins.A image featuring the Bride in a Indian wedding sari red in colour as it stands for prosperity and fertility for the wedding couple.


Looking for a Indian wedding photographer, my style is totaly natural I will not stop or interfere with the flow of your day. Please contact me to check my availability. Want to see more of my work check my wedding blog  for my recent photography.

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    Village Hotels Manchester wedding photography

    A Image of the newley weds walking throw the rail tunnel on Station Road Hyde.


     Wedding Photography Village Hotels

    The Village Hotels Group ‘tag line’ for weddings and special occasions. “Any excuse for a celebration”.

    The Village group of hotels has four hotels in the Manchester area. All offering wedding packages in their Inspiration Suites. As a wedding photographer based in Manchester, (at some point) I was going to photograph a wedding at one of these Village Hotels. 

    The VUR Group has thirty Village Hotels in its chain.  Four of these are within my locality; Hyde Village, Ashton Village, Cheadle Village and Bury Village. The closest is The Village Hyde. This particular hotel has excellent links to Manchester (Hyde North Railway Station). It is set in a quirky urban location which provides an interesting backdrop for wedding photography. An example being Station Road Tunnel. Some of the images below are from Station Road nearby to the Village Hyde.

    Wedding photography at The Village Hyde

    My wife and I held our own wedding reception at The Village Hyde some years ago. Our wedding photographer, David Mills, providing us with lots of tips; from wedding invitations, to the position of button holes and corsages. Best of all advising that we stop and pause at times throughout our wedding celebrations to savour the day. The photographic style at the time was posed formal photography delivered as a print from a film medium. Wedding photography in 2018 is now mostly digital, naturally taken with formal group shots. Natural candid wedding photography, is my photographic style if you would like to see more please go to my blog.


    The button holes for the Grooms party.The Grooms shoes Bridal Prep in on one of the village hotel rooms.Hair & makeup in bridal preperations.A Bride in the Bridal room at one of the Village Hotels Manchester.The Bride is seeby her Son before he gives his Mothers hand away in marriage in the Inspiration suite. A black and white photo from the ceremony room at the Village.The giving of rings in the ceremony.The Happy couple pronounced man & Wife in the Insiration suite.Signing the wedding certificate, in the Village Hyde.A natural inmage of the newly weds in the Village hotel.Natural wedding photography in the drinks reception.Candid image taken of a guest in a fasinator in the wedding breakfast at Village Hotels.A portratec of the Bride with a page boy taken at the top table at The Village Hyde wedding.Natural wedding photography couple portrates in Station road Hyde.The First dance caught to camera in the Inspration suite.Dance floor action at a Village wedding.

    Are you planning to get married at The Village?

    I would love to hear from you! I offer a ‘all day’ one price package of wedding photography. Beginning with your bridal preparations, capturing your wedding day throughout up to your first dance as man and wife. All photographed as unobtrusively as possible with the aim of delivering natural wedding images of your day. Please get in touch to find out if I have availability to be your photographer. Want to more of my wedding photography go to my Blog.




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      Sale Town Hall wedding photography| Ruth & Stephen

      The first look as the Groom sees his Bride for the first time in her white wedding gown.


      Wedding photography Sale Town Hall

      I was delighted to be asked by Ruth and Stephen to be their wedding photographer at the ceremony to be held at Sale Town Hall, and to naturally capture their wedding at Trafford register office, in the heart of Manchester. The betrothed couple had planned a intimate family wedding to make it a perfect day. Featuring their own classic wedding limousine, the couple had planned a trip to a Showaddywaddy concert for the evening celebrations.

      I met Stephen and his best man before the civil service outside Sale town hall with his beloved classic Ford Cortina car which is affectionately known as ‘Peggy’ and is over 48 years old. Its gleaming blue paintwork coordinated with Ruth’s chosen bridal colour scheme, with the bridesmaids dresses and bridal bouquet.

      Father of the Bride escorts his daughter to the civil ceremony room

      The Bridal party arrived at Trafford Register Office and Ruth was escorted by her dear Dad to the civil ceremony room at Sale Town Hall. On the way, Ruth met the registrar to complete the formalities and take the walk up the grand town hall staircase to change her life forever and tie the knot to Stephen. It was all captured totally unposed in my style of documentary wedding photography. In the elegantly furnished civil room, the intimate ceremony culminated with the happy couple signing their wedding certificate, surrounded by their closest family and friends. Joy and delight in the air as they witnessed the newlyweds cement their love and commitment to each other! Erupting into laughter as Stephen waved his arms above his head triumphantly! Yeh!! He’d got his gal!!

      Confetti outside Sale Town Hall

      Ruth and Stephen’s excited young children were looking smart in their wedding attire and could not wait to get outside the fine architectural town hall building in Sale to throw confetti at the happy newlyweds!! Having a natural wedding photographer (like myself) means all those moments that happen – big or small – can be safely captured and given back to the happy couple as a mono-tone or colour image, documenting and telling their unique wedding day story, and ensuring that it can be treasured forever.

      The Nevison Inn and Showaddywaddy

      Ruth and Stephen planned their afternoon wedding celebrations, just out off Manchester along the East Lancs Road (A580) at the Nevison Inn. Here, at this quaint country setting the wedding party enjoyed wedding Champagne and drinks, delicious wedding buffet and of course.. cutting of the wedding cake. A traditional fruit wedding cake, made with love by Ruth’s Mum. Wow… it packed a punch, with quite a lot of wedding spirit to keep it moist.

      The newlyweds love Showaddywaddy! Stephen, a longtime fan of the group, upon asking Ruth to marry him, had shared his wish to combine their wedding day with their love of Showaddywaddy. His bride to be, ensured this wish came true and so…the happy couple sang and danced the night away at their concert in St Helens surrounded by their nearest and dearest!! A fabulous end to a very special and unique day!

      Thank you Ruth and Stephen for asking me to be your photographer, and for treating my family to a day that they thoroughly enjoyed. I loved being your wedding photographer and sincerely hope that you love the natural unposed wedding photography I have created for you.


      The Bride and Dad arrive at Sale Town HallThe Brides garter on showThe Groom with his best man before the wedding serviceThe Brides Father giving his Daughter away at Sale Town Hall Registry office.Hand in hand as they leave the wedding ceremony as Man & Wife.A first kiss for the newley weds at Sale Town HallHe Has married his true love Two become one at Sale Town Hall weddingA wide mono tone image in the ceremony room in Sale Town HallSigning the registras wedding register book at Sale Town HallAfter they became Man & wife taken in Sale Town Hall in a mono tone imageConfetti after the civil service outside Sale Town HallThe Bride with her parents after the wedding ceremonyLeaveing Sale Town Hall as Man & Wife in the Ford Cortina wedding carArriveing at the wedding reception in the Ford Cortina wedding carThe Ford Cortina wedding carThe Bottle of wedding Champagne being openedThe buffet celebrations at Ruth and Steve's reception at the NevisonCutting the wedding cakeEvening entertainment as the bride and groom dance the night away at ShowaddywaddyDanceing at Showaddywaddy

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      Do you want, natural unposed wedding images to treasure forever, please get in touch to see if I am free to be your wedding photographer.

      Like what you see, please go to my wedding blog.

      I would love to photograph your wedding, to find out more about me, Simon Croot Manchester wedding photographer visit my about me page





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        Victoria Warehouse Wedding Photography | Jenny & Mike

        Victoria warehouse wedding photographer


         Wedding photography at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester

        Documentary wedding photography in Manchester’s at Victoria Warehouse.  This old warehouse, which was built in 1900. It has stood as a symbol of the cities industrial  strength and innovation for the past 100 years. It stands tall in the North West of England in one of the most exciting cities… Manchester. The decor is unique here at Victoria warehouse. Painted brick walls and a mixture of the original steel features to add as a backdrop to the couple’s wedding photography. This was my second wedding at Victoria Warehouse within two months. Jenny & Mike tied the knot and held an unforgettable ceremony for family and friends. The engaged pair had loved the ambiance of Victoria warehouse the first time they visited. Situated in Manchesters Industrial Trafford Park. This venue is completely unique, an entirely innovative event space in the heart of Manchester. I joined David Stubbs an award winning wedding photographer, to photograph the day.

        Mike and his best man, arrived in a open top Caterham wedding car, and greeted by his ushers and long-standing friends from his childhood (who had fun and games planned for him later on during the speeches). Read on!

        Registrars waiting for the bride at Victoria warehouse.

        Jenny had everyone a little worried, door key problems at the house meant they couldn’t lock up, which made Jenny a little late. The registrars were waiting for the bride to arrive at Victoria warehouse, they were beginning to tap their feet because they had another wedding ceremony in Manchester city centre later that day. However Jenny arrived to declare her love for Mike amongst family and friends. Jenny, looking radiant and beautiful in a stunning ivory lace wedding dress and was complemented splendidly by her bridesmaids in their elegant blue dresses. Both the mums had elegant wedding outfits & fascinators too. During the wedding service the couples rings were presented by the page boy.

        Unposed and unobtrusive photos at Victoria warehouse

        Jenny & Mike were greeted with a flute of champagne to begin their wedding celebrations from the master of ceremonies at Victoria warehouse. Later, the wedding party gathered outside the wedding venue, near to Manchester’s swing bridge for a few formal photos, next to the famous ‘Skyhook’. The couple walked together near the Skyhooks, a great opportunity to take some unposed and unobtrusive wedding photography. I especially enjoy this part of my wedding photography, it always provides the newlyweds with some time together, for a little escape, and a kiss and cuddle with there new spouse. After romantic stroll the happy couple made there way back to Victoria Warehouse for reception sparklers at dusk, followed by the wedding breakfast and speeches.

        Mike’s best man and ushers had arranged a ‘birth to marriage’ slide show speech of Mike’s life, shown on large screens. A very humorous and well presented addition to a fantastic wedding nuptials.  Congratulations to Jenny & Mike enjoy married life!

        A 24 mm Canon zoom lens at f2.8 to give the correct exposure to the cameras sensor.Unpossed natural wedding photographyBottles of vintage wine for the drinks receptionThe Grand entrance to Victoria WarehouseThe Groom and Best Man arrive in a 2 seat wedding car.Man Hugs for there best friend about to get hitched.Final fitting of the three piece suitTying the wedding cravatMother and Father of the Bride with a corsage in her lapelA young flower girlThe dapper ring bearer in his wedding suitTwo stunning bridesmaids with the Bride in a white fishtail wedding dress in the photographs backgroundThe Groom in his formal dress ready for the civil ceremonyA walk to change your lifeThe father of the bride escorting hid daughter down the aisle at Victoria Warehouse to give her hand in marriage away to her soul mate.a Black and white scene setting photo looking up at the register signingIn the civil ceremony the Manchester Registrar reading the wedding vows to the couple.The Ring bearer with the gold wedding rings symbolising "we two are one"Do you take this Man to be your lawful wedded husband, in sickness and in health ,for richer for poorer ,till death us do part." I do"Placing the wedding band on the third finger of the left hand.Wedding flowers and bridal bouquet You my now kiss you wife, the first kiss in the ceremony.the Back of the wedding gownWalk up the aisle as one back down as a new life pair, the wedding certificate in her hand.Love and affection to the blushing bride.a Colourful image with fill flash taken on a full frame Canon DSLR camera.Champagne and canapes in the reception at the cotton shed at Victoria Warehouse.three beautiful wedding gusets wearing fascinatorsInside the ceremony room Outside the Victoria warehouse near the Skyhook.After the solemn vows given to the Manchester registrar, Confetti was thrown on the coupleI pronounce you Husband & wife.The joining of Hearts and mind as the newly weds take a romantic strollThe groom with his new wife with his button hole matching the bridal bouquetThey walked in as two and walk out as one couple in love, ready for life journey ahead, as a married couple"Victoria warehouse wedding photographerThe brides veil blowing in the wind.a Black and white image of the Skyhook outside Victoria warehouse.A romantic image taken by the click of the shutter for the portfolio on the facebook images photo stream. Showing something blue the brides garter.Checking the make up in the mirrorTable decorations on the Top table and wedding seating plan.The wedding breakfast menu.Tears of emotion and joy in the best mans speech.I declare my love for you, amongst family and friends by the groom in the service of marriage" After they tock the oath. the joining of hearts and mindsToast to the newlyweds A fairy tail wedding story as two became one.Cutting the tree tier wedding cake with the Victoria warehouse master of ceremonies Hats and wigs in the photobooth a candid image of the guest having one to meny drinks.A evening photograph of the decrative lighting at the wedding venue Victoria warehouse.A sparkler reception for the loving couple.A glass of beer for the wedding day nerve'sThe happy couples first dance at Victoria warehouse"the reception entertainment the DJ mashing records for the guest to dance the night away to.Off on honeymoon.Confetti Canon about to let off.

        Are you looking for a wedding photographer to capture your day naturally?

        I am a Manchester documentary wedding photographer, and love to photograph weddings at Victoria Warehouse and other venues all over the UK. Please get in touch to see if I am free on your day. Want to know more about me or my style?  To see more of my wedding photography go to my blog.



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          Didsbury House Hotel-Wedding-Photographer| Mariam & Martin

          Didsbury House Hotel-Wedding-PhotographerDidsbury House Hotel wedding photographer

          I was so pleased to be asked to assist award winning Manchester wedding photographer David Stubbs.  Didsbury House is nestled in the leafy Manchester urban village of Didsbury, close to city centre Manchester.  Didsbury House Hotel, is another eclectic hotel in the small chain. Didsbury House, features the classic tradition of something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue; in its fixtures and fittings. A perfect wedding location, full of interesting photographic features. Most of the immediate family of the couple stayed here before the service, includeing Mother and Father of the Bride, and the Groom’s Family, plus the Best Man & Ushers to.

          Mariam was to tie the knot to her betrothed Martin, in a civil ceremony and would walk down the staircase at Didsbury house, to be given away by her father. with a proud Mother of the bride looking on  The staircase features in my photography here at Didsbury house. With a classic silhouette looking down the stairs. The soft light flooding into the dark space of the hall from 3 angles, to produce a perfect exposure, to make a super grey scale image. Later, the wedding speeches were held here too, with plenty of candid unobtrusive images captured to the cameras memory card.

          To start the big day, Canapés, Champagne as light refreshments before the joining together in matrimony of a couple deeply in love from the Bride and Groom.

          The marriage  and exchange of vows at Didsbury house hotel

          The marriage at Didsbury House hotel, Mariam & Martin exchanged solemn vows, and became Man and Wife, they walked down the aisle to confetti thrown by the guests. The newlyweds now wearing the bright new rings to say to world… love today, tomorrow and always!

          The cameras shutter did not stop here, we took the short drive to Fletcher Moss Park, for some relaxed natural wedding photo’s. The sun was going down, giving fantastic dusky evening light, low key and high key lighting in the same location, and a fantastic loving couple to shoot in this gorgeous photographic light. I love winter weddings, it makes the evenings at wedding locations like this, very picturesque and a joy to shoot.

          A wonderful married journey together

          The couple started married life at Didsbury house hotel, and began their new lifes journey together as Man and Wife. Now the proud owners of a Marriage certificate in their names,  and onward to a honeymoon to relax after their wedding day.

          Congratulations to Mariam and Martin. Enjoy married life! Thank you for the fantastic opportunity to shoot a wonderful wedding at a fantastic venue, Didsbury House hotel.

          A view of Didsbury House Hotel in blue skys on a crisp winter morning before the wedding

          The Gardens in a full colour photograph showing the ceremony room at the side of Didbury House HotelLooking down the staircase at Didsbury House Hotel before her proud father gave he rhand in marriage away to Martin the wedding ceremony In the Bridal preperations the Bride receiving wedding gifts in window light caught to memory card in a high ISO setting to give good exposureThe Bride Reading a congratulations cards for her and her Husband in the Bridal suiteat Didsbury House Hotel Laughter and emotion caught in a silhouette image to a Canon DSLR in a room at Didsbury HouseTwo bridesmaids looking at bouquets and corsages for the serviceLooking at the order of the wedding service in the bridal suite at Didsbury House HotelThe small child belonging to the engaged couple soon to be man and wife being looked after by a bridesmaidBridesmaid fitting her coursage and haveing her hair finished by the make up artist.Best friends in life supporting there Beautiful bride in the forthcoming wedding nuptials to her new husband  Practiceing the wedding vows "Do you take this man, to be your lawful wedded husband, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death us do part". "i do"The Bride and make up artist in the window light at Didsbury Park hotel sipping champagne.Getting ready fot the final fitting of the white wedding gown in white lace.
          A white lace wedding gown hung up in the window in silhouette in a black and white image file
          the Bodice of the dress with the bride fitted showing the back of the dress.
          The bride looking stunning in the white lace wedding dress before the walk down the aisle and joined into wedlock.
          A kiss from her proud father to his dear daughter as he sees her dress for the first look, before he gives her hand in marridge to Martin the Groom
          Walking into the ceremony room hand in hand with her Dad to give his daughter hand in marriage away to her new life partner Martin her love
          Onlooking guests in the ceremony room at Didsbury house hotel Lady with a wedding hat
          A Violinist playing to the happy couple during the wedding ceremony "Here comes the bride"
          Signing the Manchester Registrars certificate of marriage after the ceremony
           Success in marriage is not finding the right person, but being the right person a wedding quotation to the newly weds
          Walking down the aisle as Man & Wife after the civil service conducted by the registrar at Didbury house hotel
          Confetti being thrown to the happy couple
           Man & wife and their baby Girl in the gardens at Didsbury house taken on a wide angle Canon lens
          Outside the Didsbury House for formal photos, The Brides bouquet in her hand
          The Bride looking beautiful in her white lace dress with her dapper looking husband with his botton hole of flowers matching the wedding theme
          Beautifull unposed image taken naturaly of the happy couple, now a Family.
          a natural wedding photograph taken as a sun is setting, the bride in a flowing lace dress and a dapper groom by her side
          A Romantic walk of the happy couple near Didsbury house hotel in winter sunset. Golden sunlight and dark shadows and the white wedding dress in the photograph.
          Jimmy Choo wedding shoes and the Honeymoon awaits !!
          The Groom and his Best man enjoying the celebrations sipping a wedding drink of beer, the bridemaids in the background
          The responce speech & toast by the best man on the staircase in Didsbury house Hotel
          The Brides Parents danceing the night away to the live band
          The Best man with his wife in the evening celebrations
          The last image of the night the bride danceing with her friend at Didsbury House Hotel function roomThinking of getting married at Didsbury House Hotel. Get in touch with me to see, if I am available to be your wedding photographer. Or if you would like to see more of my weddings go to my Blog page.




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            Last Drop Village Hotel-Wedding-photographer |Danielle & Danny


            Last Drop Village-wedding-photographer

            Wedding photographer at The last drop village hotel

            It was a pleasure to be Danielle and Danny’s wedding photographer at The Last Drop Village hotel and document their wedding, which had an Super Hero theme.

            It was a short drive to Bolton in Greater Manchester, to the wedding venue, The Last Drop Village Spa hotel, located on the edge of the West Pennine Moors over looking Bolton. The hotel was given its name after the last drop of wine was drunk at the celebration of its completion in 1964. Here, the Penny Farthing Suite, was the location for the transformation of the engaged couple, into the next wedded double act… Mrs Bride & Mr Groom, in real life Danielle and Danny!

            I joined the award winning photographer, David Stubbs, to capture the bridal preparations and marriage ceremony. Later, with hundreds of images captured, the wedding shoot culminated in Danielle and Danny cutting the very unusual four tier super hero wedding cake, and their first dance as man and wife.

            Unposed documentary photography at Last drop Village

            Documentary wedding photography at Last drop village unposed & Documentary style. Danielle began her bridal preparations in one of the wings of the Last Drop Village hotel. She was joined by her two bridesmaids and the Mother of the Bride. The brides hair and make up were being done by make up artists Flossy & Leigh.

            To everyones delight, Danielle’s wedding shoes were not the traditional wedding slipper, they had amazing super hero pictures on them. It was the first time I had taken photos of this type of wedding slipper! More often it would be Jimmy Choo bridal slippers, but no convention here, for our beautiful blushing bride today, so full of fun! Although, these colourful wedding slippers were discreetly covered by Danielle’s elegantly flowing white wedding gown.

            Following a memorable wedding ceremony, and once the wedding register was formally signed, and the couple had the marridge certificate in hand.The Penny Farthing Suite at the Last Drop Village was transformed. The tables themed with different Marvel super hero characters, ready for the wedding breakfast, with favours for the guests. Each table a spectacular image in itself, great to photograph.

            I took lots of vibrant photos, unobtrusively, in documentary style, with no stopping or posing. Just observing, with the aim of capturing natural imagery, that can be remembered long after the wedding guests have left the Last Drop Village. One frame, particularly memorable, captured to the camera’s memory card, a young Usher, who truly was in the role… he was indeed a wedding super hero too, and loving every minute! My camera and lens was there to capture it all.

            Evening light at Last Drop village Bolton for unposed natural wedding photography

            In the evening light, Danielle was whisked away by her super hero husband. They walked together, hand in hand, through the grounds of the Last Drop Village, whilst the sun went down over the West Pennine Moors, over looking Bolton, Manchester. A photographic dream location, in fantastic light, to shoot natural, relaxed photos, no posing or need to interrupt. I followed discreetly, as Danielle and Danny walked, capturing lots of natural images of the newlyweds together.

            As the celebrations continued, I got a fantastic shot of Danielle, a bride full of fun, tossing her wedding bouquet up in the air towards her bridesmaids; a great moment, captured, to be enjoyed again…and again. The evening reception continued late into the night with a live band. Many Congratulations to Danielle & Danny.

             The Brides wedding shoe's to wear as she walks down the aisle at Last Drop Village spa hotel wedding venueChampagne toast with Bridesmaids in the bridal prep room at Last drop village Hotel room.Dad’s first look at his Daughter in her wedding dress for the first time, in the Last drop village bridal suiteDanielle & Bridal party walk to the ceremony escorted by her Dad with his button hole in his lapel and the chief bridesmaid carrying the bouquets, as they walk to the ceremony room at Last Drop Village  Bridesmaids helping the Bride with her white dress and vail up the steps to the Penny farthing suite at The Last drop Village HotelWalking down the isle Danielle"s Dad preparing to give his daughters hand in marriage to Danny in the Penny Farthing Suite Last Drop Village HotelThe vows being said by Danny "do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife, for richer for poorer ,in sickness in health, till death us do part", "I Do”Happy couple after the ceremony marriage certificate in hand on life's journey as Man and WifeSigning the Lancashire registers wedding certificate to prove they are Man & Wife.A Photograph taken in the Penny Farthing Suite Last Drop Village hotel looking at my gold wedding band. Danielle showing her wedding ring to her Gran.A private moment the the Bride a newly married woman and her best friend, looking at her ring finger with a bright Gold wedding ring,Taken Unobtrusively.Wedding shoes on display with the wedding theme "super hero" inside the Penny farthing suite at Last Drop Bridesmaid with her bouquet looking after the small flower girl a natural unposed image Taken at the Last Drop village Hotel Bolton .The dapper groom kissing one of his guests outside the Last drop village hotel but.ton hole in his top lapel The wedding breakfast room set out. Danny the bride checking the table and wedding favours in the function room at the Penny farthing suiteThe Newly weds are anounced to their guests as the new Mr & Mrs ? at Last Drop village.Please welcome your Bride and Groom announced by the Master of ceremonies as they enter the room for the first time as Man & WifeThe response to the Grooms speech by his Best Man the top table shown in a black and white imageOutside the penny farthing suite 20 feet up and walked on itThe ushers of the bride and groom showing of their wedding suits looking very dapper "plus super hero underpants on show”relaxed wedding photograph of the brides white flowing dress and dapper Groom.The happy couple in the sunlight of the setting sun overlooking Bolton in the background west Pennine moors overlooking Bolton in the ground of Last Drop village. The sunlight shining throw the bride wedding dress and train, at the last Drop Village overlooking the West Pennine MoorThe cake cutting ceremony and a four tier supper hero wedding cake,Tossing in the air of the bridal bouquetthe bridesmaid catching the bridal bouquet tossThe first dance of the happy couple deeply in loveLast Drop Village-wedding-photographer



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            • Susan

              Especially love the photograph of the bride and groom with the long grass in the foreground, it captures a very special moment so beautifully! 

            Great John Street Hotel-Wedding-Photographer| Helen & Jim

            Wedding Photography at Great John Street

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            Helen and Jim’s, Great John street hotel wedding Photography

            A photgraphic story of Helen and Jims wedding photography at The Great John Street Hotel, Which was a Victorian school house in a former time, but now a chic eclectic townhouse hotel. Perfect for Manchester city centre wedding photography of Helen & Jim. The rooftop lounge and ‘Playground Terrace’ is where the reception began with cocktail drinks. In years gone by it had been the playground for the school, yes on the roof!  It gives clear views of Manchesters Granada Studio’s and the old Coronation Street iconic cobbles below. It is a very eclectic venue with lots of interesting features to mix in with the couples wedding photography. Its lighting is very different in places and you need a wide aperture lens to get the correct exposure on the camera sensor. This was one of the things I loved about this very photogenic city centre wedding venue.

            This was my first visit to this fantastic wedding venue Great John street hotel in the Spinningfields area of Manchester, located in-between Deansgate and the River Irwell, right in heart of Manchester. A perfect location for unobtrusive documentary photography. The ceremony was held in the Headmasters Office.  Jim was looking very dapper in his blue suit, with his best man at his side, as he waited for his bride to come down the aisle. which was decorated with rose petals and candles for lighting. Helen, wearing a elegant white wedding gown, and was given away by her mother. The wedding flowers were from the Flower Lounge  in Didsbury providing a vibrant floral display.

            Outdoor photography around Great John Street

            Following the wedding formalities, Jim took Helen, his new wife, for a romantic walk hand in hand, down Great John street. I took some natural outdoor photography of the happy couple, as they walked in and around the John Street area of the city of Manchester. We returned to the Rooftop Lounge, where, as part of the wedding entertainment for their guests, the newlyweds had laid on a magician. He provided some natural funny moments to store to my memory card. Then came the wedding breakfast, a fun speech from the best man, full of jokes about the groom’s past.  A bag full of Helen and Jim’s wedding favours was past around the tables by the guests.  It was a joy to take such vibrant images at Great John Street Hotel, and I can’t wait to bring my camera and lenses here again! All the photos you see below have been taken in my unobtrusive, documentary style, which if you don’t know, means ‘no posing’ or pictures setup in any way, just photographs taken naturally as it happens.

            Congratulations to Jim and Helen, “enjoy married life” from Simon Croot Photography

            Outside the entrance to Great John Street HotelWedding flowers from the flower lounge Didsbury in the reception area of Great John Street HotelGroom and the best man fitting his wedding tie in the "Great John Street Hotel"Grandma in a beautifull wedding hat and page boy, in the playground terrace Great John Street HotelFitting a corsage on the Mother of the Groom dress wearing a feather wedding hatThe wedding ushers having fun at the reception in Great John Street Hotelthe Grooms father fitting his button hole before the service in the headmasters study Great john street Hotel.The new in laws celebrateing the marriage of there son Jim to his new wife Helen. all looking dapper in there wedding outfits.Prepareing for a walk to change her life as the Bride starts to walk down the aisle to the ceremony room the Headmasters study Great John Street hotel escorted by the Maid of Honour and the Mother of the Bride.Wedding tears of emotion caught on camera unposed documentary photography at Great John Street Hotel After they tied the knott, marridge certificate in hand, a black and white photograph.Signing the register of marridge for the Manchester registrar in the ceremony room at Great John Street HotelThe Happy Couple & wedding bouquet in the foreground as they sigh the register in the Headmasters study Great John street Hotel ManchesterA congratulations kiss from her best friends wearing two large wedding hats at Great John Street Hotel Manchester Wedding guests enjoying a drink of Champagne and canapés in the drinks reception. The magician at the reception close up magic caught to camera a CCanon DSLR full frame Smartly dressed children enjoying the wedding day of Helen and Jim at Great John Street Hotelsuccess in marriage is not finding the right person, but being the right person The newlyweds celebrate life, love, and marriage caught on camera at the Great John street hotelTne the speech the wise word from Best Man " lean on each others strengths, and forgive each others weaknesses" lovely wedding outfit on two guests looking beautiful at the wedding of Helen and Jim Great John Street Manchester wedding Venuelady in a pink wedding hatThinking of the wedding vows she just made "do you take this man to be your wedded husband. to have and to hold, for richer for poorer, till death us do part. " I Do"They walked hand in hand deeply in love after the wedding service The bride dress train flowing along the ground.A onlooker wishes the happy couple all the luck in life and love, outside Great John Street HotelHelen & Jim walking together outsde the museum of science and industry ManchesterDeepley in love together as they embark on lifes journey the bride showing her weddinh bouquet and wearing two bright gold wedding bands saying to the world we two are one. The Happy couple outside Great John street A Quite moment to remember the solumn vows the just made together.Bag of wedding favours for the guests being passed around Timeless black and white image of the speeches in Great John Street Hotel ManchesterAfter the wedding nuptiuals took place the groom enjoying a joke in the wedding breakfast.High ISO setting for the perfect exposure of the wedding speech of the Best Man caught unposed beautiful white wedding gown on the bride

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