Information & Pricing


I’m based in the North West of England, quite close to Manchester. However, I regularly travel across the UK & the world for weddings.

I’ve met some fantastic wedding suppliers along the way too.

Approach

I’m committed to representing your day beautifully and elegantly, showing your story as it unfolds and producing photographs that show how loved you were on your incredibly special day.

Key to that is my peaceful calm nature and fun approach to life.

Photographic delivery

400+ images will be hand-edited using my modern, flattering filmic style. They are in high resolution and watermark free, so you can share and print as you like.

In addition, you may also choose a beautiful bespoke designed and built wedding album.

I’m based in the North West of England, quite close to Manchester. However, I regularly travel across the UK & the world for weddings.

I’ve met some fantastic wedding suppliers along the way too.

Approach

I’m committed to representing your day beautifully and elegantly, showing your story as it unfolds and producing photographs that show how loved you were on your special day.

That’s the essence of a wedding to me.

Photographic delivery

400+ images will be hand-edited using my modern, flattering filmic style. They are in high resolution and watermark free, so you can share and print as you like.

In addition, you may also choose a beautiful bespoke designed and built wedding album.

Frequently Asked Questions


You’re probably new to this, so it stands to reason you’ll have a lot of questions and concerns. I’ve listed some of the more popular ones questions and answers here.

Documentary for most of the day, plus couple photographs with a fashion edge.

My fashion background merges with my love of documentary imagery to produce a unique blend of relaxed fine-art wedding photography that includes all of the elements that have meaning to you.

On the day I’m friendly and chatty which helps to relax people around me.

Wedding photograph of veil blowing
Reportage image of laughter in speeches at wedding
I travel throughout the UK and to all destinations abroad to join you for your wedding.

I photograph plenty of weddings close to home in Cheshire and Manchester, but at least half are outside of this area and I’m abroad at least a few times every year.

All couples receive 400+ un-watermarked, high resolution photographs to print and share.

Each photograph is delivered in both colour and black & white, so you always have the photo you like in the style you prefer.

You may also include a wedding album if you would like.

You can do virtually anything you’d like. The only thing you can’t do is sell them – which I’ve never found to be a problem for couples!

I really would love you to print and share them! Please do!

Typically a full day wedding is around 10 or 11 hours.

I like to arrive 2-3 hours before the ceremony and usually leave around half an hour after the first dance. I never leave until I’ve asked if there’s anything more you need.

If there are any events happening outside of these usual timings, please do let me know and we can discuss it.

Makeup being applies at wedding

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I’d say consistency and my unique photography style.

Consistency

No part of your wedding photography is any more or less important in terms of quality. Consistency for me means everything from the posing, lighting and composition of the photograph right through to the final post production.

Style

My style has been developed from both my fashion and documentary backgrounds. They mix together to produce a style which is unique in the market.

Incredibly rigorous!

My camera has two cards in it and the photos are written to both on the day. When I’m home, the photos are copied to two hard disks as well as offsite into the Cloud. Finally, I keep one of the original memory cards in a fire safe box.

This is such an under-appreciated task in the wedding industry!

Yes, typically there are around 6 to 8 and they take around 20 to 25 minutes.

However, it’s your day and if you’d like more or less, you just need to let me know. I’ll fit in with whatever is needed.

Most definitely!

You’ve spent a lot of time on deciding on these. Typically I would photograph the shoes, dress and flowers, and the venue and table details, wedding cake .. and anything else which I see.

Photograph of Claridges hall before a wedding
Photograph of beautiful bouquet at wedding
Creative photograph of wedding shoe reflection

I have a fantastic network of local photographers who would be able to take over the wedding for me .. but I’d have to be really really ill to not attend your wedding.

It’s been over a decade now so I suspect it’s between 200 and 250 weddings.

I don’t take on many each year in order that wedding photography stays fresh and unique for me, giving you the bespoke approach that you’d want.

Flattering, bright and airy would describe it best.

I’ve spent three months developing my latest preset and tried it on over 300 photographs to produce the results which you’ll be most happy with.

Yes, I come to every wedding with at least two of everything.

I have a bag full of lenses, a couple of camera, multiple flashes, plenty of batteries and way too many memory cards.

For nearly all of my weddings I prefer to work alone.

You choose me because of my photographic eye and after so many years of honing it, I can’t find anyone who can replicate that. However, if you need a second photographer, it is usually possible to organise.

Yes, I’m fully insured, as are any others who I bring to your wedding.

I can provide a copy of my insurance certificate if needed by your venue and I can also increase my public liability cover of £2m if necessary for any particular wedding.

I may have, but it doesn’t matter if I haven’t.

I work at a many new venues every year and know how to get the best from each.

If you’ve heard it said that photographers need to recce venues in order to check out the light, that’s simply not the case, as the light on each day is different. I make all necessary decisions on the day.

Mostly I’m in the background, but I organise sections of the day as needed.

Before the day I make sure I have everything I need so I don’t need to ask you for information on the day.

On the day, I mostly stand back. I’ll be chatty and friendly to your guests so that they don’t see me as someone they want to avoid! For the group photographs I organise people and for the couple photographs I’ll give you help and ideas .. but we’ll have fun with it!

I proactively work with your venue and/or planner to ensure your day runs to schedule.

Destination weddings are more complicated, but I make it very simple for you.

I usually fly in 2 days before to ensure there’s still time for new plans if there are flight changes. I try to stay close to the wedding venue where possible.

Before the wedding I usually meet you at the venue to look round and discuss the day.

After the wedding, I’ll fly home and process your photographs as normal.

Beautiful wedding photograph of couple in Santorini
I have the simplest process.

You fill in a quick form and pay the retainer invoice that’s sent to you, usually online using a card. And then you’re done!

If I’ve not answered your question, send me a quick message or give me a ring.

It will be lovely to hear from you and I’ll be happy to answer any other questions you have.

Testimonials


“We are absolutely delighted with these photos and so glad we invested in such a good photographer.”
Miranda & Eirick – Essex

“I can honestly say on the big day we hardly even knew you were there for many of the shots. We cannot stop looking through them.”
Louise & Alex – Essex

“Thank you phil for your amazing work. I am so happy I found you as you are possibly the best photographer ever!! A true legend.”
Donna & Paul – London

“We had the perfect wedding  day, this was due to a huge combination of things – a  big one being that we chose you”
Amy & Gareth – Cheshire

“We are absolutely delighted with these photos and so glad we invested in such a good photographer.”
Miranda & Eirick – Essex

“I can honestly say on the big day we hardly even knew you were there for many of the shots. We cannot stop looking through them.”
Louise & Alex – Essex

“Thank you phil for your amazing work. I am so happy I found you as you are possibly the best photographer ever!! A true legend.”
Donna & Paul – London

“We had the perfect wedding  day, this was due to a huge combination of things – a  big one being that we chose you”
Amy & Gareth – Cheshire

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Pricing


Every wedding is unique and I provide a bespoke service to suit your preferences.
So, please get in touch in order that we might have a relaxed chat about how I can help, and to provide you with a specific quote.