Becky got in touch after seeing photos from another wedding I had photographed at St Mary’s Church in Failsworth. It’s a lovely church for photographs. The services there are interesting, at a stage in the ceremony the wedding party are turned to face the congregation. Its nice for everyone to see more than just backs of heads. For a few years I taught Photoshop classes at the Lifelong Learning centres and was always impressed with the friendliness of the people and the community spirit in Failsworth. The wedding was the same, friendly guests with strong connections to the church and area.
The reception was at the impressive Mottram Hall, Mottram St Andrew. The grounds allow for some great wide angle shots as well as intimate telephoto shots. Lying on the lawn I got an interesting shot of Becky & Andrew walking along, the wide aperture blurring the foreground perfectly. Alex, their son, made for some great photo opportunities and Becky looked wonderful in her detailed dress throughout the day.