Nichola and Neil

Nichola and Neil have strong connections with Manchester, having both met and lived in the city centre, they wanted to capture some of the soul of the area. Neil is also an architect, and was keen to have some images of this famous city architecture during the wedding day. This is one of the reasons they chose to have their wedding reception at the Radisson Blu Edwardian in Manchester.

At the start of April, on a (rare) warm and sunny spring morning, I was ready to capture the big day. Nichola, and her bridesmaids (3 sisters and 1 best friend!) were all busy getting ready at her parents home, with Neil and the lads getting prepared just around the corner. The ceremony took place at St Mary’s Church in Levenshulme. It was truly lovely and Neil and Nichola couldn’t stop grinning at each other πŸ™‚

After the ceremony, and lots of hugging outside the church, the guests boarded two stylish red double decker buses, and headed into the city centre, followed by the newlyweds in their wedding car πŸ™‚

Although I do take some posed images of the Bride and Groom at every wedding, I still like to keep my images as natural as possible. With this in mind, and the hope to include some of Manchester, I met Neil and Nichola by the Cornerhouse cinema on Oxford street (they used to have a flat overlooking this corner), and went for a short walk to get some natural photographs of the two of them together.

We returned to the wedding reception at stunning Raddison Edwardian Hotel just in time for the start of the Grand National. Everyone crammed into the bar area to see the race in progress, with so little room to manoeuvre, it was challenging, but throughly enjoyable! I continued to capture this and the rest of the reception in my usual documentary style.

The evening was wrapped up with a fabulous first dance, which quickly included lots of guests circling Nichola and Neil on the dance floor, from here the party continued into the night! Some of my favourite images from the day are below, please feel free to leave a comment, its always appreciated.

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19 thoughts on “Radisson Edwardian Wedding Photography”

  1. Some really nice images in there and a very well balanced coverage. Really like the casual portrait in front of the cinema (which will also have a lot of meaning to them) and great framing on the shot going up the stairs showcasing the infrastructure of the venue! lovely job!

  2. Super documentary work as always Adam – particularly enjoyed your pre-ceremony work here, plus the black & white first dance shot. In fact your black and white work throughout this wedding is particularly strong, in my eyes at least!!

  3. Really good set of images. I also had a wedding ‘briefly interupted’ by the Grand National this year. Expect lots of sloping off next year during the World Cup. Must make a note to go and see the chicken sculpture next time I’m in Manchester. Good stuff, Adam.

  4. Hi Adam, outstanding work. I have been looking through your blog. Your work is really well done, it seems you know how to blend right in. Are you mainly shooting now with the Fuji? I am curious to know what are your go to lenses. I have looked at others work and find that alot of it is done with a 70-200 which does not capture the intimacy that you capture. I have just discovered the documentary approach to weddings and I am now considering having a go. I live in the U.S. Do you have any advice for a newby into wedding photography of this sort. I have never shot a wedding at all but am inspired by your work and technique. Great job. Cheers

    1. Thanks Jason,

      I still shoot the majority of my weddings using my canon SLR, the xPro1 does not have the AF speed to be used for complete weddings (but I imagine new Fuji cameras will be more than capable).

      You are right about not using a zoom lens for real documentary photography. Its about getting close to the action, using wide angle lenses. I’d recommend looking at some of the masters of street photography, and the UK is also full of talented documentary wedding photographers you can use for inspiration.

      Hope that helps πŸ™‚


  5. Nichola O'Donnell

    Oh I wish we could do it all again! Adam you are TOO good. I can’t narrow my selection down enough for the album!!!

  6. Lovely images as always pal! Love the one of the dudes eating breakfast, always difficult to shoot a nice looking image of people scoffing but you’ve done it! πŸ™‚

  7. Yep, I love that thumbs up shot – and the kiss during the race is excellent. Some really lovely moments, well framed and timed adam. Top stuff πŸ™‚

  8. Absolutely cracking work mate – have a lot of favourites here – love the cockerel one for humour, but also the Grand National one for a perfectly spotted, beautiful moment.

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