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West Tower

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What a lovely little venue the West Tower is, well not that little you can fit a lot of people in, but it feels small and intimate. Really friendly and helpful staff who really know what they are doing and you can see why the have won County Brides magazines best venue award so many […]

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Insurance Renewed

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I’ve never needed it, but the insurance has been renewed once more. It’s important to note that many venues now ask to see your public liability insurance or you wont be allowed to work there as a wedding photographer.

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Chadderton Town Hall

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This is a rather special registry office for a wedding, plenty of character,  a gorgeous stair case inside for photos when the rain hits as it often does around Chadderton and Oldham. They also have their own large function room, with a stage if you feel the need to get theatrical. I’ve shot quite a […]

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Victoria Warehouse, Salford Quays

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Ridgway Photography Award winning wedding, events and portrait, photographer covering the North West of the UK, including Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria

Victoria Warehouse is a really unusual venue, both hotel and venue for weddings and all kinds of other events in a historic warehouse by Salford Quays. This is an urban wedding paradise, with lots of great photo opportunities, as long as you have a photographer that can think out of the box, the wedding images […]

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Drones

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I was asked today about drones, and thought it a good idea to share some of the knowledge you’ll need to have before hiring someone in to shoot video or stills of your wedding or anything else for that matter. These days, anyone can buy and fly a drone, in fact they are quite easy […]

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All Star Lanes

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When I first heard Stewart and Angela where getting married at All Star Lanes Manchester I was quite excited by the possibilities. I wasn’t disappointed, the wedding ceremony was conducted on a bowling lane in a private function room, which was quickly turned around so everyone could bowl on it afterwards. Really friendly and informal […]

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Choosing a wedding photographer

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When your choosing someone to take the pictures of your big day it can be a very daunting experience, here are some simple tips to make things a little easier. 1. Talk to your photographer, do you get on. They will be around all day pointing a camera in your face at every opportunity, if […]

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The Buttonhole

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Probably the most common question I get as a ‘photographer’ is ‘which side do I put the buttonhole on?’ Traditionally men wer theirs on the left, women on the right, but if you want to do something different I wont be telling you off. As for attaching, use a good pin, something with a bit […]