I approach wedding photography and lifestyle portrait photography - no matter where it is in the UK - in an intimate and creative way, resulting in images that reflect your unique personality. I’ll capture the natural mood of the day – any day, and every day – in pictures that will be cherished in your family for years to come.



Photography that keeps precious memories alive

For my clients and friends –  “It’s all about you….”

My goal for you is to always deliver images that are magical, capture the mood and emotions and provide an end product of the highest quality.

This is why I’m passionate about giving clients in Manchester and Cheshire wedding photography and portrait photography of the very highest standard. I like to get to know my bride and groom before the wedding so that I can become emotionally attached to their big day, as I believe this allows me to find and capture those special moments when they happen.

Darren Bardsley - Manchester Wedding Photographer

I love to photograph families and kids. There’s something about the unbridled innocence of children that needs to be captured and retained as memories for a lifetime.

I find that all too often families miss so many opportunities to capture these moments before it’s too late. “Childhood comes and goes in the blink of an eye and we blame being too busy to notice”.

I love being a wedding and portrait photographer for clients across Manchester and Cheshire, and I feel so incredibly lucky to be able to capture your memories, the love, look and the emotions in what others call work.

I approach weddings and lifestyle portrait photography in an intimate and creative way resulting in images that reflect your unique personality, capturing the natural mood of the day that will be cherished in your family for years to come.

Photography has been in my blood for what seems like forever. I was given my first taste of photography when I was about 8 years old, when my father let me take a few pictures on his Zeiss Ikon, 35mm camera. I recall my uncle Tony giving me an old Polaroid Instamatic, not one of those fancy automatic ones that spat the photo out. No! With this one you had to pull the photograph out and peel off the backing; but I was hooked!

Throughout my school years I developed my own black and white photography and had my own darkroom equipment. I was ready to embark on a photographic career after leaving school, but instead opted to follow my father’s footsteps in electrical engineering.

The love of photography never left my side and the opportunity to reinvent myself midlife reignited my passion once more.


Gransden Cottage | 11A Bowlacre Road | Gee Cross | Hyde | Greater Manchester | SK14 5ES

E: info@bardsleyphotography.co.uk T: 0161 368 4790 M: 07549 519835