You will need to register first to access Amy & Simon’s fabulous wedding gallery, to do so all you need is an email address and you can pick your own username and password. Once you’ve done that you can use the list of galleries you are presented with to access the wedding photographs, or you can come back here and click this link. The gallery is passworded but if you are a friend or family member all you need to enter is the couple’s surname in lower case, e.g. smith
Amy & Simon’s Wedding – a bit of background.
In April 2010, whilst hordes of wannabes were queuing to try and make it to the “name” judges and be seen on TV for the X Factor auditions, I was in another part of Old Trafford / MUFC doing a wedding fayre. And lo and behold, after failing to make it to Mr Cowell and co (*allegedly*), Amy and Simon happened by my stand and liked my albums enough to arrange for me to come and see them a few weeks later, after which I’m pleased to say they booked me to photograph their wedding!
Amy & Simon’s Wedding Day
So after photographing four weddings in nine days to end July and start August, it’s fair to say I was certainly in my groove when I came to do Amy and Simon’s wedding, though my feet were a little sore. It’s both the best and worst part of photographing weddings at peak times – you’ve done so many in such a short space of time that you don’t need to think about anything, it all comes very naturally…but at the same time you are combating a bit more physical tiredness than is ideal, not that I’m complaining bceause I love my job!
Amy and Simon’s was another wedding I was really looking forward to – Davenport Green Hall (“DGH” from here on) was a venue I hadn’t worked at before, everything was “on site” – from getting ready through to dancing, the venue itself has a great variety of locations, both inside and out, and I felt Amy & Simon themselves were going to be a great couple to work with – which they were.
I started as normal with the bride getting ready. The bride’s room was a bit unusual, situated right above the ceremony room, in a wattle & daub building. It made for some great shots – such as Amy and co peeking out as the groom and ushers arrive. I love the colour and textures that rustic wood gives and I took a lot of photos from tons of angles of all the details and Amy getting her dress on.
Amy’s lovely flowers were from The Flower Girls and her stunning dress was from South Manchester Bridal Company. Simon’s suit was supplied by Slaters in Manchester.
The ceremony began with Amy’s brother going a fab job performing a song and despite there being no room and a strange purple ceiling light shining down on Simon, the ceremony was lovely and I took some great photographs. Amy & Simon had some time to be congratulated and to have a drink and then we began a whistle-stop tour of DGH and it’s grounds..
….then after a great wedding breakfast and a mixture of emotional and funny speeches, we were back outside for some sunset pictures before my day ended with the first dance.