In my world of blogging it’s still 2012, however my blog posts are creeping nearer to Christmas time now! Jenni and Paul got married in December just around the corner from me at the beautiful Norcliffe Chapel. I actually shot my first ever wedding at Norcliffe and have had the pleasure of returning on a few occasions. It is one of the most picturesque churches in Cheshire and on a sunny winters day such as this, it looks amazing!

My photography of the day started at Jenni’s parents where she was getting ready, along with her sister, niece, nephew, and cute little son Henry. While Henry sat immersed in Toy Story on the TV, the girls were busy preparing with the excitement building for the big day. I headed to the church ahead of Jenni, and captured some of the nerves and anticipation of Paul, patiently waiting for his bride 🙂

After a beautiful ceremony, Jenni and Paul had a glass of bubbly in their wedding car whilst the guests bathed in the golden sunlight and took some photos of the happy couple. As usual I mingled amongst the guests to capture some candid shots, as is my way. We then headed on a short journey to Styal Lodge for the reception.

This was my first Styal Lodge wedding, a lovely modern venue, with its own lake…I even got to visit the lake for some formal shots with Jenni and Paul, via a Golf Buggy (I’ve always wanted to have a go in one!)

As well as a speech (which was great!) Leon, Paul’s best man, was the drummer for the evenings party entertainment. The Blame, are great band performing rock and pop covers. Leon and the guys had the nights entertainment in full swing when I left for the night.

More images can be found on my facebook page, family and friends can view all the images from the day here. Please feel free to leave a comment, or get in touch if your looking for a wedding photographer in Cheshire.

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Paul is a keen amateur photographer himself, and during the evening, took my XPro 1 camera on a little test drive, capturing a couple of frames himself!

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If you would like to chat to me about your wedding, please do not hesitate to contact me.


7 thoughts on “Jenni and Paul – Styal Lodge wedding”

  1. You’ve a really strong wide style here Adam and you’ve spoilt us with some superb images. I’m always on the lookout for personality in wedding photography as well as the obviously excellent bride and groom shots. The two that really stand out for me are the lady in pink hugging the little girl (I know, it’s a rare colour ‘like’ for me) and the gent with the tray of food. Totally unaware and terrific character shots. Looks like the lighting was massively varied and a little tricky, so a top job again!

  2. Amazing as always Adam. The car shot with the sun beaming in the distance is the shot that stood out for me. Most would be in with the action, but you stood back and got an outstanding image. David

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