I began the day in the bridal suite photographing Georgina getting ready at her parents house together with the bridesmaids and her parents. Whilst the hair artists did their magic, there were lots of great photo opportunities capturing all their expressions and interactions as everyone seemed very relaxed.
Service at Newchurch Parish Church, Culcheth
I arrived at the church an hour before the ceremony to capture the guests together with Jak and his groomsmen arriving. Got a lovely shot of Jak and his dad walking towards the church which made it all the more special as the bestman was actually his dad. The men looked very dapper in their suits as they gave out orders of service and chatted to the guests arriving.
Bridesmaids arrived in plenty of time giving me the chance to take lots of photos of them before the bride arrived. When Georgina arrived with her dad she looked stunning. After capturing Georgina getting out the car, I then got some lovely expressions of her and her dad walking down the path towards the church with the bridesmaids smiling behind her. The service was really quite emotional as they chose lovely hymms to sing.
Reception at Mercure Hotel Haydock
On arriving at the Mercure Hotel, myself and the bridal party went to the side of the building which wasn’t dissimiliar to a lovely park to get some creative photos with the tall trees and pretty pathways. I also set me light up and got some more moody shots of just Georgina and Jak. It wasn’t long before they were back with their guests to enjoy the ambiance of the day.
Relaxed Documentary Photography at Mercure Hotel Haydock
Soon everyone headed into the beautifully decorated room for their reception at which point I could concentrate on a more documentary style of photography just capturing things as they happened. Speeches were captured and shortly after I set up some lights to photograph the evening guests. Following on from this, the DJ’s had the music and dance floor ready and it was soon to be Georgina and Jak’s emotional first dance. Guests joined in and it wasn’t long before the dance floor was packed.
A huge Congratuations Georgina and Jak, thank you for choosing me to photograph your special day.