Anne Marie and Pete got married on 16th February 2013 and they could not have picked a better day – what are the chances of a bright sunny day in Manchester in February?! But lo and behold, the skies were blue and the sun shone all day, although admittedly it was a bit chilly! The ceremony was held at St Cuthbert’s Church, Withington where Anne Marie and her father arrived in a fabulous vintage car from Belle Celebrations, Lymm. Anne Marie looked stunning in her wedding dress which was from Berketex Bride. Following the ceremony, we took advantage of the good weather and grabbed some photo opportunities outside the church with family and friends, and of course Anne Marie and Pete enjoying their champers!
The wedding reception was held at the Alma Lodge Hotel, Stockport. Guests enjoyed a celebratory drinks reception in the hotel lobby area which was very cosy with the fires lit. I don’t think I was too popular asking all the guests to venture back outside into the cold for a group photo! The hotel staff and the team from Belle Celebrations had done a great job of decorating the room where the wedding breakfast was held. The royal blue theme was really striking and a stunning wedding cake from the infamous Slattery‘s took pride of place.
Anne Marie and Pete had a fantastic day celebrating with their family and friends and I was delighted to be a part of it. A big congratulations to the lovely couple and all the best for a happy future together!
Have you thought about hiring a photographer to join your hen party? Jillian Hartley Wedding Photography can offer coverage of your event from as little as £100. Split this between all of the girls and you pay next to nothing! This is a fantastic gift for the bride-to-be, capturing lots of great memories with her favourite girls. She will receive all the photos from the night on a personalised disc for her to keep! Why not make a hen do photobook from your photos or have one of your favourites framed as a prezzie?
Nichola’s hens partied in style for a long weekend with a ‘onesie’ theme on the first night and a masquerade cabaret evening on the second night. The Manchester girls headed to Brighton to celebrate Nich’s forthcoming wedding with full intentions of painting the town red. It was a huge turnout with twenty-six ladies who know just how to party. From champagne cocktails on the train, to mojitos in onesies, Bucks Fizz for afternoon tea to cosmopolitans in the caberet lounge, Jillian Hartley Wedding Photography was there to capture it all!
Hen party coverage extends across Greater Manchester, get in touch if you would like more information!
January Sale – 10% Discount on Wedding Photography in Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and the North West
Jillian Hartley Wedding Photography is offering a generous 10% discount on Gold Wedding Photography Package bookings taken in January 2013. Normally priced at £850, you can now purchase the Gold Package for just £765.
The Gold Package includes all day coverage of your wedding from bridal preparations up until the first dance. You will receive all of your high resolution photographs on a disc with free editing (black and whites, touch ups etc) plus a slideshow of highlights from the day to music of your choice. The package also includes a pre-wedding consultation to discuss and plan your big day and a visit to the wedding venue. We also offer a printing and album service should you require this at a later date.
Coverage extends across Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and the North West.
Get in touch if you would like more information.
When my lovely friend Beth told us that she was pregnant, we were all absolutely thrilled for her! Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity for a photoshoot – I couldn’t wait until the bump started to show. One afternoon, Beth and I had a good catch up with a nice cuppa, then out came the photography gear. With a little help from some props we managed to capture the precious bump in all its glory!
Then the wait… I think I was getting as impatient as Beth waiting for baby George to enter the world! The big day arrived in June 2012 and baby George was finally born. He was so beautiful, I couldn’t wait to get the camera out again! Once mum and baby were home and settled, we got a date in the diary for George’s first photoshoot. He did not disappoint on his debut… he sat there patiently and giggled all afternoon, his big blue eyes sparkling. Wow, what a photogenic boy… just adorable!
CHRISTMAS PHOTOSHOOT SPECIAL OFFER – 10% discount on all photography shoots in Greater Manchester – perfect for children, babies, pregant mums, couples, family and friends!
It’s that time of year again… time to start thinking about Christmas shopping! Why not buy somebody something a little bit different this year? Jillian Hartley Photography is offering a generous 10% off all photoshoots purchased before Christmas. Photoshoots make fantastic gifts for family, friends, children and babies, couples and pregnant mums with beautiful bumps!
Or how about a photoshoot for your own family or children? Your photoshoot could have a Christmas theme (think little ones in cute Santa hats!) – such photos make fabulous personalised Christmas cards (which we can design and order). We also offer photo printing, canvases and a bespoke framing service – contemporary framed pictures or photo canvases can also make wonderful prezzies for family.
Usually priced at £150, you will receive a voucher for a 90 minute photoshoot for the discounted rate of £135. The price includes all of your photographs on a disc in high resolution so you can share and print as much as you wish! We also include free editing (e.g. black and whites, touch ups etc).
Get in touch now to make a booking!
My wonderful friend Emily got married in June this year. Emily finally found that the man of her dreams just happened to be her business partner Noel! I have known Emily since we were eight years old when we started school together. I have many very happy memories with her, from playing with our pet rabbits in junior school, to horse riding together in our teens in winter months and getting warm by her parents’ aga, to the day when she hosted my sweet sixteen birthday party – an exciting camping venture with our very best girl friends!
Only the Emily we all know and love could get away with taking advantage of this year’s leap year – she pulled off the true epitome of girl power by asking Noel to marry her back in February! Much to everyone’s delight, a very chuffed Noel agreed to be her husband and so the planning began. Once again, in true Emily style, she amazed us all by organising the most beautiful wedding in just four months! Emily wore a stunning fairytale dress by Suzanne Neville from Dreamcatcher Bridal, Kirkham which was just perfect for her, not to mention the fabulous Christian Louboutin wedding shoes! The wedding took place at Christ Church, Treales, followed by a spectacular marquee reception complete with the London gospel choir Joyful Soundz at Emily’s father’s farm. Thank you ‘Daddy’ for a hosting such a wonderful day! We were treated to sumptuous canapés and a delicious wedding breakfast courtesy of the excellent Paul Rowley and his team.
I was officially off duty for the day as wedding photographer – it was lovely to be a guest and take in the events of day through my own eyes rather than behind a lens. However, I couldn’t resist taking some photos of Emily and the girls getting ready for the big day and I am so glad I did… she really is the most stunning bride, Noel is a very lucky man! I also managed to sneak a few snaps of the cake cutting and dancing!
I am so happy for you both, Emily it’s fantastic that you have met such a perfect match and I wish you both lots of love and happiness for the future! x x x
My dear friend Becky tied the knot with Matt in May this year at a beautiful wedding down in the big smoke! I have known Becky since we were about twelve years old. She has been a wonderful friend over the years so you can imagine how thrilled I was to be asked to capture her big day for her! When Becky met Matt she soon realised she had found her soul mate. It quickly became apparent that these two would spend the rest of their lives together.
Becky and Matt got married at All Saints Church, Fulham. Its tall ceilings and grand stain glass windows are just beautiful and made a dramatic backdrop for wedding photos. Becky looked stunning in a classic Lusan Mandongus vintage dress from Teokath, Wimbledon. The fun really began afterwards when we all headed to nearby Winchester House, Putney on the river. It made for a very interesting five minute walk in three and a half inch heels with a very heavy camera bag and tripod!
Winchester House sits in an enviable position on the riverside. It is a quintessentially old English building boasting a beautiful garden, just perfect for an intimate wedding reception. The unpredictable British summer weather behaved itself for once and although a little grey, the rain held off. The guests were able to enjoy mouth watering canapés and champagne in the garden overlooking the river Thames (catering by AM & PM Catering). Becky and the bridesmaids looked fabulous and we had a lot of fun taking the photos. I managed to steal a very special ten minutes with the bride and groom down by the riverside to capture some romantic moments for the wedding album… they look very happy!
The evening reception moved inside where we gathered in a beautiful room upstairs. Romantic low lighting and tasteful decor created perfect ambience for some very heartfelt and emotional speeches (yes I did have a few tears in my eyes behind the lens!). Becky and Matt then cut the cake and soon got to work partying on the dance floor! The celebrations continued until the early hours and everyone had a fantastic time.
Becky and Matt, thank you so much for letting me be part of your big day, it was a real honour. I am sure you will have a very happy future together, lots of love x x x