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The White Hart Lydgate Wedding

A Beautiful Wedding At The White Hart Lydgate | Stacey & Marc Brumby

Stacey & Marc were married at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Blackley, Manchester on 3rd August 2013 and went on to the lovely White Hart, Lydgate for their wedding breakfast and reception.

The weather forecast a few days before the wedding wasn’t great, but the day turned out beautiful.

The morning didn’t start exactly as I had planned when I arrived at Stacey’s parent’s house to shoot the bridal preparations and she wasn’t there! The girls were all still getting their hair done at the local salon. All turned out well as it allowed me some unrestricted time to photograph Stacey’s beautiful dress from Ava Rose Hamilton and her gorgeous flowers from Mat at Red Floral Architecture.

Natalie's Bridal Portrait at the Worsley Marriot

Marriott Worsley Park Hotel | Natalie And Scott’s Wedding

I met Natalie & Scott through a business networking contact in 2012. They have a gorgeous little boy together called Alfie who appears on many of the wedding images.

The wedding was held at the beautiful Marriott Hotel and Spa at Worsley Park a great Manchester wedding venue. It was great to work with the wonderful Stephen Sanders Toastmaster, who I met for the first time at Peckforton Castle in December 2012. Stephen is a true gent and professional and helped keep the day on track.

The weather forecast a few days before the wedding wasn’t great, but the day turned out beautiful.

I’d shot Natalie & Scott’s pre-wedding session at the Marriott Hotel in May 2013, which you can see here


Peckforton Castle Weddings – Natalie & Bernard

Natalie & Bernard are a fantastic couple, living in the heart of Manchester. Bernie’s an avid United fan (Top marks straight away) and Natalie and her whole family support the Red side of Merseyside. So there were lots of camaraderie during the speeches as you can imagine.

This was our first wedding at Peckforton Castle and what a great venue it is. A proper winter wedding at the beginning of December and only a few weeks before the day, I was unsure whether there would be snow on the ground or not.

I always advise our clients when booking a late autumn or winter wedding to have the ceremony as early as possible, leaving enough daylight for capturing beautiful images. This is so true for weddings at Peckforton Castle and similar venues. On winter days, when the sun is low in the sky, the amount of light inside is dramatically reduced. That said, we knew this would be the case and our preparations paid off!

Manchester Wedding Photography - Pre-Wedding

Emma and Tom’s Pre-Wedding Shoot | Castlefield Manchester

Emma and Tom were winners of one of our wedding fayre engagement shoots. They are getting married in the summer of next year at the beautiful Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. As two banking professionals living in Castlefield, Manchester they decided what better place to have their pre-wedding shoot. It seems lately that every pre-wedding shoot in Manchester was falling foul of our great weather and despite being in the middle of summer it was another grey and wet day.

Manchester Weddings - Pre-Wedding Photo Session

Natalie and Bernie’s Pre-Wedding Shoot | Manchester Northern Quarter

I’m really looking forward to Natalie and Bernie’s wedding this December at the wonderful and recently refurbished Peckforton Castle. I’m hoping for either a lovely crisp winters morning with clear blue skies or for a blanket of fresh undisturbed snow. This is however Britain, so its a lottery when it comes to the weather, as it was in the height of our summer when we took Natalie and Bernie around Manchester’s Northern Quarter for their pre-wedding photo shoot.>/p>

Perrier Jouet Bicentenary Celebrations | Commercial Photography

Perrier Jouet’s 200 Year Anniversary

At The Lowry Hotel, Manchester

Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque

Late November 2011, I was recommended to Pernod Ricard for a Perrier Jouet Bicentenary Celebration event being held at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester on 30th November 2011

Finally my Commercial Photographer networking was starting to pay off! I spoke with Philippa at Pernod Ricard explained that I had to be away from the event by about 4pm latest as I had to get home and back into Manchester later for a Bryan Adams concert at the MEN

Baby Photographer Manchester – Baby Orla

photo of baby orla

Beautiful Baby Photography

I’ve known Danny for many years, so I was delighted to find out he and Nichola had recently celebrated the birth of a beautiful baby daughter they have called Orla. They wanted some beautiful baby photographs so I suggested that they consider our New Beginnings package for newborn to 2 years. They all came down to the studio back in January and we managed to create some gorgeous images for them.

Monty Halls | Aegon Conference Speaker

Monty Halls|Commercial Photography Manchester

Monty Halls

I stood there at the Aegon 2011 National Conference working as Saville AV’s photographer for this event, talking to this very polite, tall chap who was due to go on stage as a guest speaker. I’d never met Monty Halls. In fact I had never heard of Monty Halls until that day. And as he asks me about my commercial photography I ask him what he does other than guest speaking. He replies “Oh you know a bit of TV, expeditions, exploration, diving, I love writing” It wasn’t until I got home that I found anything out about Monty Halls. But I have to say I have seen some exceptionally good business speakers. From Sir Clive Woodward to Richard Olivier, son of the famous Laurence Olivier and Monty Halls was very good. His delivery and presence on stage was first class and I think the whole audience from Aegon thought so too!

Family Portrait Snowy Fun

Cheshire Lifestyle Photography - Snowy Fun It looks like the snow is about to descend upon the North West region of the UK over the next few days. It’s already hit Scotland and the North East and looks like Manchester is going to get it’s share towards the end of the week. The last batch of snow we had here at home a few weeks ago, gave a fabulous opportunity to take some great outdoor shots of Donna and the kids and when we got snowed in and Brandon and Saul could not get into school, the sledges came out and off we went for some family fun, camera in tow. I thought I’d share some of my favourite images from the mornings family portrait sledging session. I don’t think the British Olympic bobsleigh team have anything to be concerned about, but we had some great fun. Heres keeping fingers crossed for a white Christmas this year.

Wedding Photographer Manchester

Manchester Wedding Photography by Manchester Wedding Photographer, Darren Bardsley

A Manchester Bride

Bardsley Photography is anything but your average Manchester wedding photographer. Each wedding is treated with care and creativity not found with other Manchester wedding photography studios. Your wedding day is carefully crafted to offer one of a kind unique photography in the Greater Manchester, Cheshire and surrounding areas.

This is Manchester wedding photography at its best. Bardsley Photography is an international and award winning photographer based in the South East area of Manchester, near Stockport. Offering wedding coverage in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and destinations worldwide, this wedding photography studio is one of the highest regarded studios in the North West and is located right next to the M60 Manchester ring road.

A creative and stylish reportage wedding photographer, caring & highly professional. These are the words typically used to describe this Manchester wedding photographer. With clients based all over the north west of Englans & abroad, Manchester is home to this Manchester wedding photographer.

We take great pride in offering our clients the type of Manchester wedding photography they are looking for. Its one thing to take pictures, its another to create art which is what Bardsley Photography does for our clients.

Our Manchester and Cheshire clients are typically looking for artwork for their home vs. snapshots, and that is what draws them into our Manchester wedding photography studio. Serving Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, Derbyshire, Cumbria and Beyond

Bardsley Photography offers Manchester wedding photography coverage in the Greater Manchester area, including but not limited to, Stockport, Tameside, Oldham, Rochdale, Bury, Bolton, Wigan, Salford, Trafford and the surrounding areas. In addition, we also offer wedding photography coverage in Liverpool and Yorkshire.

Not looking for a St. Manchester wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider us for your lifestyle portrait photography and all your family photography needs in the Manchester and Cheshire area.

Bardsley Photography is located conveniently in close proximity to the M60 Manchester ring road, between Hyde and Stockport. Please call or email us for more information.

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