Champagne themed wedding at The Shireburn Arms, Clitheroe - Katie & Joseph

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding & Family Photographer.

 
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Here is a sneak peek post of Katie and Joseph’s amazing wedding at The Shireburn Arms, near Clitheroe in Lancashire. It was a totally awesome day; filled with love, laughter, dancing and sun!!

Georgeous country wedding at West Tower, Aughton - Bethany & Luke

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding & Family Photographer.

 
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It doesn’t seem like 2 minutes since Bethany and Luke contacted me and asked if I would be their wedding photographer. Turns out, it was actually 8 months ago and their wedding was over two months ago already! This gorgeous couple live in Wales, so they booked me off viewing my website and we arranged to meet up when they were in the area. Luckily, they manage to get up to Lancashire quite often as their family live up here. So, whilst they were up in Lancaster visiting Bethany’s parents, we met up at Huntley’s restaurant, Samlesbury for a hot chocolate (makes a change from my usual coffee!). Straight away, I could see that this lovely young couple were super cute and belonged together. Bethany was raised in Liverpool and Luke is actually from America, but moved to Wales with his family when he was just 8 years old. They told me all about how they got together which was from both being Christians and their shared love of travel. They spent the first few months in a long distance relationship, but then Bethany moved to Wales to be with the love of her life. The rest, as they say, is history!

 
Bethany & Luke
 

The day of the wedding was here! I met Bethany and the bridal party at Birches Brow Boutique for bridal preparation. The ladies had already had their hair done by Chelsea from Reece Birkdale and were now doing each other’s make-up. Once this was complete, we all headed around the corner to West Tower, Aughton. Bethany wanted to get into her wedding dress and have a glass of fizz there. Bethany and the ladies were all now in their dresses - they looked amazing! Bethany and her Dad made their way out to their wedding transport; a 1930’s style Badsworth. It was beautiful.

 
Bethany & Luke
 

I left for the church just ahead of the bridal party. I was able to spent some time with Luke and the groomsmen before the bride’s arrival. Bethany and Luke had chosen to get married at The King’s Church, Thornton, Liverpool as Bethany has been a part of this Church her whole life and it is very important to her and her family. This was the first Church wedding that I had attended where they had a band instead of an organ. It made a lovely change.

After this lovely couple had exchanged vows and wedding rings, everyone was invited to stay at church for afternoon tea. It all looked so tasty. I even got to snack on a few bits and pieces. The rocky road was amazing!

 
Bethany & Luke
 

We headed back over to West Tower, Aughton for the wedding reception. The wedding guests were behind the bride and groom. I took that as my opportunity and took the newlyweds off for couples portraits (they grabbed a drink on the way, obviously!). West Tower has such lovely grounds with loads of greenery - perfect! Guests were now arriving and Bethany and Luke were keen to start their celebrations with them.

 
Bethany & Luke
 

I said earlier that Bethany & Luke had a band during their church service which was a first for me. At their reception, there were even more firsts for me. The couple had chosen to have a BBQ for their wedding breakfast. Their wedding favours were Peri Peri sauce (Luke works at Nando’s) and then they had a ceilidh band for their evening reception. It was awesome! The dance floor was packed the whole time!

Totally amazing day and I wish this lovely couple luck for the future.

Jane x

 
Bethany & Luke
 
If you’re looking for a reasonably priced wedding photographer that’s going to capture the overall look, feel and atmosphere of your day, then I would recommend Jane.

Jane’s approach is very laid-back and in the background, so it was nice to feel like our day wasn’t dictated by the photographs. As she is more laid-back, Jane sent us a questionnaire beforehand asking us which specific organised group shots we wanted; it’s really worth thinking about this beforehand and telling Jane so she can get them done exactly as you want them without taking too much time out of your day.

My husband and I love our portrait photos. Jane captured some really beautiful, natural shots that we will treasure. She also captured lots of wonderful, sweet, happy moments throughout the day from the ceremony to the speeches to the dancing. Jane’s strength really lies in capturing the overall feel of the day and those spontaneous moments.

Overall, we’re happy with our photographs and they’ll serve as wonderful reminders of our most joyful day!
— Bethany & Luke

A wedding in the countryside - Georgina and Michael

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding & Family Photographer.

 
Ribble Valley wedding in a meadow
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A couple of years ago, Georgina sent me a message to say she was getting married in May 2019. She explained that neither her or her fiance, Michael liked having their photo taken and were both very camera shy. She said she didn’t actually want a wedding photographer, but her friends had talked her into it, even if it was just for an hour or two to capture her with her new husband. After discussing it further, she opted for my reduced package (half a day).

 
The Inn at Whitewell wedding - Ribble Valley
 

Georgina went on to tell me that they had booked The Inn at Whitewell which is nestled in the heart of the Ribble Valley, Lancashire for their wedding reception and they were having their ceremony in the church just next door. Being based just outside of Clitheroe, I do love it when I get a Ribble Valley wedding as it is just on my door step!

 
Outdoor bridal prep - Ribble Valley
 

Georgina, her bridesmaids, flower girl and her parents had spent the night before the wedding in The Piggeries which is a holiday cottage that belongs to The Inn at Whitewell. What a perfect place for bridal preparation! It’s big, light, airy, and has amazing views! All the ladies were on top form. Their hair and makeup was being done and Georgina’s Dad just sat back and watched with a proud look upon his face. It was a glorious day and the finishing touches to Georgina’s hair were done outside - perfect!

 
Ribble Valley church wedding
 

So now, Georgina and Michael had become husband and wife. Amazing! During bridal preparation, I had clocked a beautiful meadow right by The Piggeries. I knew that was the perfect place for couples portraits, so that’s where we headed. Oh my! It was amazing and didn’t let me down at all. Whilst there, the newlyweds had asked for a few formal group shots with family and friends. So I took those against the cottage as it had the most beautiful wisteria growing all over it.

 
Inn at Whitewell wedding - Ribble Valley
 

Once we were done, we headed off back to The Inn at Whitewell for drinks before the speeches and wedding breakfast. There were four speeches; the father of the bride, the groom and the two best men. Georgina’s brother, Dom was one of the best men. He was amazing! I have never seen a room full of people laugh so much! What a guy.

Oh, one last thing before I sign off. Georgina’s leather jacket! She had been worried in the weeks leading up to the wedding. It was her favourite and she couldn’t find it anywhere. It turns out that Michael had sneaked it away to get it personalised with ‘Mr and Mrs Green’ on the back of it and the date of their wedding. How romantic?

Jane x

Venue - Inn at Whitewell

Dress - LuLu Brown’s Bridal Boutique

Suit - Slaters

Hair - Loubellai Gt Harwood

Makeup - Nala and Knot

Flowers - Flower Design

Cake - Finch Bakery

Videographer - Tom Harrington Films

Sax - Event Entertainments

 
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An engagement shoot in a fabulous meadow, Hoghton, Lancashire - Gina and Jack

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding & Family Photographer.

 
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I have known Jack for a little while now. A group of us were having lunch together and he mentioned he was getting married. He told us that he and Gina were getting married at Bashall Barn. My smile grew wider as Bashall Barn is one of my favourite wedding venues and is literally 15 minutes from my door step. At this time, he didn’t know I was a Lancashire wedding photographer - he soon did! I gave him a business card and said for him and Gina to take a look at my work. Jack was really happy as he could impress his beautiful fiancee by saying he had done some wedding research.

I met up with the loved up couple earlier this year at Bashall Barn to discuss their plans. By now, I had found out that they own a Bernese Mountain Dog called Loki! As an animal lover and a massive Marvel fan, this made me do a happy dance. Fingers crossed, he might be making an appearance at the wedding!

 
Gina & Jack
 

Anyway, I was already running a valentines competition to win an engagement shoot. Jack was one of the many people that entered it. My 5 year old daughter asked if she could help pick the winner. She carefully looked at the entries and stopped at Jack’s. She announced he should be the winner. When I asked her why she had chosen him, she said because he was the only boy that had entered and it was really nice of him to do it for his girlfriend. Awwww, how cute?

So last month, Gina, Jack, Loki and I met at Gina’s family home in Hoghton, Preston. Wow, just wow! It was perfect. There was a massive park right by it with a meadow and trees! I was so excited! We had an amazing time. Lots of laughs, wedding talk, Loki cuddles and some amazing photographs! I just know their winter wedding is going to be incredible.

Here are some of my favorite images from the shoot.

Jane x

 
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Beautiful spring wedding at Mitton Hall, Lancashire - Jeanette and Trevor

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding & Family Photographer.

 
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Jeanette and Trevor. Where do I start? It could take me a long time to tell you their history due to the couple being together for 20 years before actually getting married!

Jeanette and Trevor had originally planned on sneaking away quietly to get married, but were talked into having a wedding more local and with actual wedding guests! She had seen some photographs that I had taken at a recent styled shoot and fallen in love with them. She actually knew my bride from that shoot and made contact with her, asking for my details. They were a little dubious about having a wedding photographer as neither of them like to be the centre of attention. They hate posed photos and the thought made them uncomfortable. After speaking on the phone to me and looking through my wedding portfolio, they soon realised that I don’t shoot that way. I have a relaxed approach to wedding photography.

 
Wedding dress detail
 

Jeanette and Trevor got married just 5 weeks after we first spoke on the phone at Mitton Hall in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire. They’d originally said they didn’t want to have their portraits taken together and just wanted me to focus on taking photographs with them and their guests having fun. I spoke to them about how my couples love that part as it gives them a breather and chance to actually speak to each other. I explained that Mitton Hall has such lovely grounds and it would be a shame to miss out on them, even if it was just for 5 minutes. They soon saw where I was coming from and agreed. However, when it came to it. I couldn’t stop them! Trevor kept saying “How about we do one over there?” and “No, it’s fine, we can stay down here a little longer”. Jeanette and I laughed about how we couldn’t stop him once he started!

 
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Jeanette and Trevor booked a bespoke wedding package, so I was only with them for 3 hours. But the time I spent with them was amazing! Seriously, this pair have been together for 20 years and it was like watching teenagers in love! The way they were looking at each other was lovely to see.

 
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Here is what Jeanette had to say;

Jane is so friendly, professional and her pictures are just beautiful. We organised our wedding within a short time frame and were lucky enough to book a bespoke package with Jane. As a camera-shy couple, we wanted to have a relaxed and natural photographs, not posed. Jane was a calming influence for a nervous bride before the ceremony She was friendly and unobtrusive and so captured our special day beautifully and naturally. She was quite right to persuade us to have a short time walking round the gardens. We actually loved that special time together and the pictures reflect that beautifully! Our gallery was available very quickly indeed and a wonderful little USB stick too! Just Brilliant - first class!
Thank you so much!
— Jeanette
 
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Elegant spring wedding at Higher Trapp, Simonstone - Sarah & Andy

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding & Family Photographer.

 
Sarah & Andy
 

Sarah and Andy met at work a few years back. In fact, I used to work with them both too (before I left to be a wedding photographer)! Back in 2017, the couple enjoyed a holiday in Cyprus. On the final day of the holiday, Andy popped the question and Sarah said YES! They began planning straightaway. Once they had booked their wedding venue - Higher Trapp Country House Hotel, Lancashire, they contacted me to book in. I was so excited to hear their plans. I love listening to all my couples plans and I especially love it when I can help them with recommendations for other wedding suppliers.

 
Sarah & Andy
 

As part of their wedding package, we included an engagement shoot, otherwise known as a pre wedding shoot. The lovely couple booked me in the winter of 2017, so we decided to arrange the engagement shoot for spring instead. Anyway, we met up one evening in May 2018 at Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancashire. It was a glorious evening! We took a stroll around; walking, talking, laughing whilst I captured some gorgeous and natural photographs of them. They were great fun around the camera and I knew then that their wedding day was going to be awesome!

 
Sarah & Andy
 

11 months later and it was the day of the wedding. Another glorious day! I met up with Sarah, her bridesmaids, her Mum and not forgetting, her gorgeous stepdaughter, Maddie! Bridal preparation was well underway. I couldn’t believe how relaxed everyone was. Everyone was obviously excited, but no-one was stressed. I took my second photographer, Laura across to meet Andy and the groomsmen. They were just as relaxed. Everyone was getting ready at the hotel. Obviously in different parts.

Sarah’s wedding dress was beautiful. So simple, so elegant. She looked amazing, they all did! I went in to the ceremony room ahead of the wedding party. Soothing music was being played on a harp to the wedding guests. Andy was now looking nervous and emotional. He was my first groom who told me not to be nice to him or it would make him cry (he was doing that without me being nice to him, sssshhhhh). Maddie was a flower girl and came down the aisle first. She burst in to tears when she spotted her Daddy as did Andy in return. Andy missed the other bridesmaids coming down the aisle due to Daddy and daughter cuddles. At one point, I thought he was going to miss his bride coming down. Luckily, he didn’t!

 
Sarah & Andy
 

I made full use of the amazing grounds of the Higher Trapp for group shots and couples portraits. It was such a nice day that I got to take the newlyweds out more than once! I obviously didn’t take them away from their guests for that long but I managed to get some after the wedding ceremony (my couples love this as it gives them a moment to themselves), then again as the sun was setting and finally a quick 5 minutes to get a nighttime shot. Andy had told me that he loved my backlit night shots, so I knew I had to get it for him. That was one of the images I gave them as part of their sneak peak. They loved it!

This was an amazing day all round. Thanks to everyone involved for making it so perfect.

Jane x

Venue - Higher Trapp

Venue dresser - Add a Little Sparkle

Bride’s dress - Kimberley Anne Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaids dresses - Debenhams

Groom’s suit - Next

Flowers - Sue’s Bluebells

Hair - Hair Blair

Makeup - The Retreat Darwen

Cake - Chief Cupcake Maker

Harpist - Sarah Davies Harpist

Videographer - Pat Holt

2nd Photographer - Laura Duggleby Photography

Gorgeous spring wedding at Beeston Manor, Lancashire - Leanne and Amy

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Family Photographer.

 
Leanne & Amy
 

Leanne and Amy. Where do I start? I have known Leanne for a number of years now as I used to work with her. When she asked me if I would be hers and Amy’s wedding photographer, I couldn’t have been happier. I didn’t know Amy at this time so we met up to discuss their plans over a coffee. I love listening to wedding plans! The ladies told me how neither of them liked having their photo taken and were both nervous around the camera. A lot of people say that to me. So, we decided to add on an engagement / pre wedding shoot to their wedding package so they could see that I am not that scary to work with. We did that shoot at Brockholes Nature Reserve at Preston. It went really well and they both got in to it. What’s more, they loved their photographs!

 
Leanne & Amy
 

Leanne and Amy got married on Mothering Sunday at Beeston Manor, Preston, Lancashire. So that day was already special for two reasons. There was a third reason that made it an extra special day - It was also Leanne’s Parents 40th wedding anniversary! Celebrations all round!

The ladies chose to get ready together at Beeston Manor. They were also with Leanne’s two children, Oliver and Beth. I couldn’t believe how relaxed they all were together. It was like it was just a normal day.

Amy doesn’t wear dresses or skirts, so they had chosen matching bridal jumpsuits and converse style trainers decorated in diamontes. Amy never wears makeup, so this was a big thing for her to have her makeup done. Do you know what? She looked amazing!

 
Leanne & Amy
 

I may have turned into an emotional wreck behind my camera during the ceremony. I always fill up with tears during the wedding vows, even with my couples that I have only met once or twice. But Leanne couldn’t even say her vows due to trying to hold back her tears. Then her children got emotional - wow!

Anyway, they were now wife and wife! How awesome is that? We made our way back downstairs to the drinks reception before making our way out in to the beautiful grounds for some couples portraits. It wasn’t raining, but it was bitter cold. Leanne and Amy were so excited, they weren’t bothered about the cold.

Their rainbow wedding bouquets were amazing. Even their beautiful wedding cake has rainbow layers inside!

We have known Jane for some years as a colleague and I cannot recommend her highly enough as a wedding photographer. She has amazing skills and we felt totally relaxed with her there. At times we didn’t even know she was there! Thank you Jane from myself and Amy for doing an amazing job photographing our special day xx
— Leanne

If you are looking for your wedding photographer, drop me a message to see if I am available.

Jane x

Venue - Beeston Manor

Dresses / Jumpsuits - Bridalwear by Esme

Florist - Victoria & Natalie Flowers

Hair & makeup - L.A Hair & Makeup

DJ - Andy B Events

Venue dresser - Creative Cover Hire

Cake - Chief Cupcake Maker

Assistant photographer - Jenna Daggett Photography

Beach Goddess Shoot - Formby Beach

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Family Photographer.

 
Sunset beach bride
 

So, I am now in my second year of wedding photography. I’ve got to be honest, I totally love it! I have always been a creative person and I definitely like to use that side of me when it comes to wedding photography.

Like most things, photography is changing all the time. In order to keep up with this, I like to attend wedding workshops. It’s a way of leaning from some of the best and also making friends with other photographers. It’s a way to experiment and try new things.

Last night, I attended a ‘Beach Goddess’ shoot at Formby Beach, Liverpool. It’s only about an hour away from my home in Lancashire. Anyway, this photo shoot was organised by Toni Darcy. She had chosen a model who was perfect for this shoot. She had also chosen two dresses and a flower crown for Beth.

 
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We started off in the woodland area of Formby. There were some great areas to shoot in. I totally loved the areas with exposed tree roots. They worked so well with Beth’s look. We spent quite a lot of time playing with them before moving on to make some beautiful silhouettes. The sun was now going down and we made our way out on to the sands. The tide was out, but there were still plenty of pools on the sands. The Easter weekend was a scorcher, but the temperature had unfortunately dropped for this shoot. That didn’t stop Beth. She was so brave and even lay down on the waters edge for us to experiment with flash photography.

This workshop was an incredible experience. If you are a wedding photographer and reading this, get yourself on one of Toni’s workshops. She is so helpful and has some great tips to share.

If you are a bride or groom to be and like what you see on here and my website, give me a shout to see if I am available.

Jane x

Boho styled shoot - The Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth, Lancashire.

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Family Photographer.

 

I totally love being a Lancashire based wedding photographer. I have met so many lovely couples during consultations and shooting weddings. I have also met so many fantastic wedding suppliers along the way. Some that I have ended up becoming good friends with.

Around Easter last year, I organised a styled shoot with my friend, Jo from A Cake Occasion. A styled shoot is where a group of wedding suppliers come together, pick a theme and make a mock up wedding. We use models for this. Sometimes they are actually a couple, sometimes not. In fact, we have used lone models too. Anyway, the shoot went really well and we started arranging another one straight away! We were so excited!

In that first shoot, we got Nikki for Nikki Webb MUA, Rachael from The Wedding Workshop and Liz from Orchid Designs, Clitheroe on board.

In November, we brought in two new suppliers; Danielle from Oh So Pretty and Laura from The Flower Girls, Whalley. We did a winter wonderland shoot and it was amazing!

 
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So, that is how we all came together to make the dream team! As soon as we had finished the last shoot, we began planning again! We knew we wanted a wedding venue with a difference. We wanted something a bit quirky, fun with great outdoor space. I knew I wanted a pair of funky wellies involved! So, we decided on boho for our theme. That is when we knew that The Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth was perfect! Jo and I nipped across the month before to get some ideas of what we were going to do. When we went last month, it was a beautiful day. The sun was out and we were there without our coats on. Roll forward to the day of our shoot….. Storm Gareth was here! It was dark, raining and so windy! But it didn’t put us off. We just cracked on with it.

 
boho table plan
 

Nikki and Danielle made a start on Rachel and Megan’s hair and makeup. Jo, Rachael and Laura set up the wedding cake table and another table with a hooped table plan, flowers and candles. Wow, it looked amazing!

Soon, both of our model brides were ready and they looked out of this world! Chester, the Old English Sheepdog had also arrived. He was super excited to be in on the action. But not before lots of cuddles and kisses from all of us!

 
dogs at weddings - old english sheepdog
 

Jo and I had taken along food and drinks for us all to share. Jo had even made us a chocolate fudge cake for after our lunch. I couldn’t wait to sample a slice of that. It was incredible!

After a quick pit stop, we were ready to go again. Rachel and Megan were great together. They had literally only met each other that morning. If you didn’t know that though, you would have thought that they had been best friends forever. I love natural images and these two nailed it. Rachel kept apologising for laughing. She needn’t. I love laughing images. They are so much fun.

 
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Rachel knew that I’d booked to come to The Wellbeing Farm due to the donkeys, llamas and alpacas. Once the rain had stopped, she was more than happy to go out. It was literally blowing a gale! We walked up one of the tracks to get a shot that I wanted by a fence. It was far too windy and was never going to work. Rachel wanted to wait for a dip in the wind, but I wouldn’t let her as she was getting blown to bits. Brave lady! So we went back down to shelter with the animals in the barn. Augustus took a bit of a liking to Rachel’s flower crown at one point!

 
Boho wedding - Llama
 

It was now time to go back inside. Thank goodness! We just had to make use of the funky sofas, milk churn bar stools and straw bales whilst there. Both ladies were total legends and I can’t thank them enough for their time yesterday.

I totally love our little team and I can’t wait for our next styled shoot. You know how I said that once we finish one shoot, we start planning our next? Well this time, we are planning our next two!!

 
gorgeous boho bridal makeup
 

Massive shout out to all of our team. You are an incredible bunch of ladies and I can’t wait to work with you all again!

Jane x

Venue - The Wellbeing Farm

Cake - A Cake Occasion

Hair - Oh So Pretty

Makeup - Nikki Webb MUA

Flowers - The Flower Girls, Whalley

Stationery & dressing - The Wedding Workshop

Dresses - Orchid Designs

Ribble Valley, Lancashire wedding photographer - couples portraits

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Family Photographer.

 
Bashall Barn Styled Shoot
 

Well hello!

You might already know that I am a Lancashire based wedding photographer. I live in a lovely little village called Langho. It is nestled in the beautiful Ribble Valley. I cover Cumbria, Yorkshire, Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside and pretty much anywhere in the North West! That being said, I will travel further afield too.

When I meet new clients, I often tell them that my favourite part of shooting a wedding is the couples portraits. Most of them want to know why this is. It’s simple. From the start to the finish of the day, it is pretty full on……

Bridal preparation is a gentle easer into the day. But you aren’t 100% relaxed; more a mixture of nerves and excitement. That being said, I do love being there for bridal preparation as I get to interact and be with you and the bridal party from the word go.

The wedding ceremony is the reason we are all there!

The drinks reception is lovely as it is the first time that the wedding guests have got to give you their best wishes. They are very excited to congratulate you both. But….. you, the newlyweds haven’t even had chance to say hi to each other.

Now, it tends to be time for the couples portraits. Sometimes it is done after the confetti shot or group shots. That is totally on what timetable you have given me. So, I would tend to take you away from everyone else. That way, you can grab a breather. You can obviously take your drink with you, don’t panic! Couples portraits usually take around 20 minutes. I tend to walk around the grounds (park or wherever you have chosen) with you, shooting as we go. It is really relaxed. I do give you hints for posing and know what looks good. I encourage laughter and will often make a fool of myself to relax you and get a giggle. All the while, you are getting to chat and get close to your new wife/husband! Once we are done, I will return you to your guests. Depending on the time of year, I will sometimes nip you out again in the evening for some lovely golden hour (sunset) shots.

Throughout the day, I make sure I take lots of candid images of you and your wedding guests. I also focus of taking plenty of shots of the details there; table settings, centre pieces, flowers, signs etc.

I leave you in peace whilst you eat your wedding breakfast. No one wants their photograph taking whilst eating! I return for the wedding speeches and see you through until just after the cutting of the wedding cake and your first dance.

If you are looking for your wedding photographer and all this sounds good, please send me a message or give me a call.

Jane x

Elegant wedding at Stanley House Hotel, Lancashire - Catherine & Joe

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Family Photographer.

 
Catherine & Joe
 

Catherine and Joe! What a fantastic couple! I actually only met them a few weeks before their winter wedding! They live in Nottingham, but were getting married up north due to Catherine being from up this way. They had booked me earlier in the year and we had made arrangements to get together when they were up making final arrangements.

Catherine and Joe have been together for 6 years. Catherine had moved down to Nottingham with work and Joe had moved back there from London as he wanted to be closer to home. The rest (as they say) is history. Oh, the couple share their home with their fluffy fur baby - Oscar. Would you believe that Oscar has a curfew? Catherine worries about him if he is out too late. This was just one of the hilarious tales that we heard during the speeches.

 
Catherine & Joe
 

Anyway, the day of the wedding was here. I met Catherine and her bridal party at her parents house in Great Harwood, Lancashire. It was literally 10 minutes away from my house in the Ribble Valley; perfect! Bridal preparation was well underway. Catherine had 6 bridesmaids and her Mum with her. They all looked incredible and were such fun to be around.

The ‘big reveal’ of Catherine in her wedding dress to her Dad, Paul was amazing. I had previously asked him if he was going to shed a tear. He said no. He was wrong! He was grinning from ear to ear, tears streaming and looked so proud of his beautiful daughter. This resulted in the bridesmaids in tears too!

 
Catherine & Joe
 

Whilst I was with the bridal party in Great Harwood, my second photographer, Laura was with Joe and his best man for groom preparation at Salmesbury Hotel, Preston. They had stayed there the night before.

 
Catherine & Joe
 

When I shoot a wedding, I always like to give myself plenty of time to get to the Church in case there is an issue with traffic. I had no worries about that at this wedding. It was literally around the corner from Catherine’s parents! St Bartholomew’s Church, Great Harwood is a lovely little building. When I arrived, I was greeted by the vicar wearing his Christmas jumper; awesome!

Catherine & Joe were now husband & wife. Whilst the newlyweds signed the register, Catherine’s Auntie sang for the congregation.

 
Catherine & Joe
 

Tea and biscuits were provided for the guests whilst Catherine and Joe had a couple of photographs taken. We then headed up to Stanley House Hotel for the wedding reception.

Stanley House Hotel is beautiful and has some amazing views. Unfortunately, due to the time of year and time of day, we couldn’t see much of them. But, that didn’t matter. The 17th century manor house itself makes an amazing backdrop!

 
Catherine & Joe
 

Catherine and Joe love to travel together. Joe actually proposed whilst the couple were skiing in France. Travel was the theme for the wedding breakfast table names; each named after countries and each table had photographs of the couple during their adventures together.

Myself and Laura left shortly after the first dance. Catherine and her girls were busting some moves on the dance floor. They had all had the best day.

I love being a Lancashire wedding photographer. It’s an amazing feeling to capture such happy memories for newlyweds.

(I do cover other areas, including Cumbria, Yorkshire, Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside)

Jane x

 
Catherine & Joe
 

Other suppliers included;

Church - St Bartholomew’s Church

Venue - Stanley House Hotel

Groom prep - Salmesbury Hotel

Wedding Dress - Amelia’s Bridal, Clitheroe

Brides shoes - Kurt Geiger

Bridesmaid dresses - Very

Suit - Next

Flowers - Flower Design Events

Hair - Hair by Nichola

Makeup - Amy Lauren MUA

Band - The Upstarts

2nd photographer - Laura Duggleby Photography