7th September 2013 - St. Matthews Church, Stretton and Comberbach, Northwich, UK.
David & Jo asked me to capture their wedding earlier this year - and I was really excited about this one as it featured tipi’s! Their wedding was very traditional, in Jo’s family parish church before we headed off to her parents farm where @elite_tents had erected a fabulous tipi - big enough to hold (and keep warm!) all 130 guests!
Here are a selection of photos from their special day….
David & Jo’s Wedding Story - 7th September 2013 from Joe on Vimeo.
Baby Photoshoot - St Helens, Merseyside (July 2013)
Toby Berry (aged 3-months). More to follow…..!
The Wilson’s - March 2013
I was recently asked to do some family pictures for some of my wider family who have had a number of additions over the last few years! Capturing family portraits whilst children are young is a fun and rewarding experience - and provide some great evidence to show them on their 18th birthday!
The whole shoot took just over an hour and was enjoyed by all. I am not studio based - I bring the set to you. We can do portrait sessions indoor or outdoor (weather depending!) and they cost £50 per hour. You will receive all high-res images on a CD and a private online gallery.
CLARE & DAN: Pre-wedding shoot - sneak peak…. 26th January 2013
Had a fantastic morning (albeit a little chilly!) working with Clare & Dan on their pre-wedding shoot. Typically, as the photographer I got a soaking in the slush after last night’s snow - but trainers can dry! These are just a couple of photos - the bride & groom (to be) get first look at the rest!
Pre-wedding shoots are a great way to get some really intimate pictures. They come as part of my gold package - or if you just want one seperately, it is £50 and usually takes around an hour!
25th August 2012 - The Liner Hotel, Liverpool.
Events and weddings supervisor: Jen Bruce @TheLinerLiverpool (Tweet: @LinerJenBruce )
Joanne & Simon contacted me to capture their wedding earlier this year and I was only too happy to help out. I’ve known The Liner Hotel for a number of years, but this was my first time shooting inside the impressive Britannic Suite, complete with it’s nautical funnels, ships rails and porthole windows - a real reflection of Liverpool’s strong maritime history!
I met Simon just after lunchtime, having been welcomed by the superb events coordinator at The Liner - Jen. Unlike many grooms, Simon was relatively calm and in control…just how it should be! The ceremony was a intimate one, with friends and family celebrating with Joanne, Simon and their son, Jack.
I worked in the background throughout the day, although we did head to the magnificent St George’s Hall (just opposite The Liner) to take advatage of it’s impressive backdrop for some group photos.
The party continued well into the evening in the Britannic Suite and capped a wonderful day for them both. Here are a small selection of images from the day…
Interested in hiring the Liner as a #wedding venue? Contact Jen Bruce on (0151) 709 7050 or visit their events & conference website by clicking here.
18th August 2012 - Crosby Hall Educational Trust, Crosby, Merseyside.
Charlotte & Fred were introduced to my work through a friend and former University tutor, Paul Rooney at Liverpool Hope. Having met Charlotte prior to the wedding and talked through her plans for the ceremony and post-celebrations - I was really looking forward to their big day.
Thankfully, there were no delays coming back from my own holiday - the day after which was the wedding!
Crosby Educational Trust is a barn setting on a working farm just north of Liverpool. It has beautiful grounds and a real rural feel that enabled us to get some fantastic backdrops to the pictures (see images below!).
I met Charlotte earlier in the day to capture the bridal preparations up in Birkdale, before heading down to Crosby where I met Fred and his groomsmen.
The day was perfect, the sun made a long appearence and everybody thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed ambience offered by the venue. I’ll let the video and pictures tell the rest of the story….
St John’s Church, Knotty Ash, Liverpool & reception at Liverpool Hope University - Saturday 28th July 2012
Hair & Make-up: @meeshwillow (Twitter)
DJ: @floorphillaz (Facebook)
I first met Andrew & Victoria earlier this year when they came over to Hoylake for an engagement shoot at Red Rocks (Andrew had proposed to Vicky last year on holiday with friends in the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas!). Having established a relationship, I was really looking forward to capturing their wedding day.
The bride & her groom had met at school and gone through University together, so it was fitting that the reception was held at Liverpool Hope University - a special place for both.
I arrived early to capture the bridal preparations, with Michelle Wilson doing Vicky’s make-up - before heading off to the church to meet a relaxed Andrew and his groomsmen. Fortunately, the vicar was very accommodating (great for a photographer!) and gave myself and the videographer a prime spot at the rear of the altar.
Following the wedding, the party moved on to Liverpool Hope University for the reception - indeed they were actually the FIRST bride & groom to be hosted within the new hotel & reception suite at Hope Park.
I will let the images below tell the rest of the story…
Andrew & Vicky - Their Wedding Story (28th July 2012) from Joe on Vimeo.
Like these images and keen on hiring me for your wedding? Drop me an email here or tweet me @photographyjbic
St George’s Hall, Liverpool - 20th July 2012.
I have known Chris since day one. He reminded me recently that our friendship came about when his Mum met my Mum on the maternity ward at Clatterbridge back in 1980! 32-years later, here I was shooting his wedding. Amazing.
Followers of my blog may recall a family portrait shoot that I did with Chris, his new wife Victoria, their daughter Emma-Jayne and dog - Fred, back in May. Both were delighted with the end result, so the pressure was on to meet their expectations!
I arrived early and met Chris in the pub opposite St George’s Hall along with his Dad and groomsmen. There was time for a few photos with the men, before Victoria arrived with her Father. Chris actually scrubbed up quite well (!!) and Victoria looked wonderful. As for Emma-Jayne, she stole the show in her white dress when she walked down the aisle afterwards!
We had some wonderful shots on St George’s plateau afterwards, before the party headed off to Nova in Heswall for a celebratory meal.
I’ll let the photos and storybook film tell the story in full…