I’m a story teller with my camera and I can easily blend into the background to be a natural and easy part of your wedding
Hi! I’m Mike I live and in Whalley Range, Manchester, with my husband John and our two cats Rufus and Martha.
I’ve been shooting weddings now for five years.
My favourite bit of feedback from a recent wedding I photographed was that many guests were quite surprised that the couple chose not to have a professional photographer. They thought I was one of the couple’s friends and just another guest… who happened to take a LOT of photos! This was before they’d seen the photos and based on how relaxed they felt around me, challenging their perceptions of how a wedding photographer (me!) can actually just be a natural part of the day. Every wedding is unique and I think it’s more a case of weddings putting a stamp on my photography that the other way around.
You set the agenda, how long or little time we spend taking formal and portrait shots. It’s your day and I’m just there to help you remember it. The best thing to do in order to get a sense of it is to sit back, put some music on, pour a glass of your favourite tipple and have a leisurely look through some of the weddings I’ve shot and see if you get a feel for how I’ve captured them. If you like my perspective then lets arrange a chat, or if possible, meet up and talk about your plans for what will ultimately be, the best day of your life!(Mine certainly was!)
Organising a wedding from the other side of the world was pretty daunting, and as many family and friends from Australia couldn’t travel to be with us finding a great photographer was high on our list. As soon as we starting looking through Mike’s portfolio we knew instantly that his style was what we were looking for. He manages to capture all the little moments of the day that you want to remember rather than a succession of posed shots. The final results are brilliant, they make us smile every time we look through them! I couldn’t recommend Mike more highly, thanks again! Lorna & Chris
Having seen Mikes beautiful portfolio on his website which covered many different photographic styles/genres, we knew he was the photographer for us. We had very specific ideas about the style of photography we wanted and he worked with us to capture that style perfectly. Mike was extremely friendly and very professional right from our initial enquiry to the final edits. No email went unanswered and no request was too much trouble.
Our day was filled with laughter and fun and Mike captured the atmosphere perfectly. Our guests loved him too, commenting on how genuinely lovely he is and how he captured such a wonderful day. His interaction with our guests was flawless and he made sure to capture every single shot that we had requested, from the hand made table decorations, to the laughter and tears to the live band and shoeless dancers at the end of the night.
Photographs and memories are all you have left once the big day has passed so it is extremely worthwhile investing in the right photographer. Without a doubt I would highly recommend Mike for your big day. You will not be disappointed and you will come away with stunning photographs that you can treasure for a long time.
This was truly one of the best days of our lives and Mike’s photos perfectly capture all the love, fun & laugher we all shared. We are incredibly pleased with our wedding (and engagement) photos and so happy to have had Mike with us on the day!