Posted In: Wedding Photography
Posted By: Andrew Baines
Posted On: 01 Jan 2016
2015 Wedding photography review collage

North Wales & Cheshire Wedding Photography.

2015 was a really busy year for me and I really enjoyed photographing all of the weddings and engagement shoots this year. Here follows a summary of my favourite moments from 2015 as a wedding photographer:

Tracey & John at Llyndir Hall Hotel, Rossett:

This was my first wedding of 2015 and the weather managed to hold out just long enough to get some photographs outside in the hotel grounds, until we all had to run inside because the heavens opened! Tracey and John were a really fun couple to work with and were open to suggestions, which made my job really easy. They had explained to me in the pre wedding meeting that they wanted very natural photographs and this is what I provided.

Linda & Eddie’s wedding at Ness Botanic Gardens in Neston:

It was such a lovely location for a wedding and the weather was really nice that day, so Linda and Eddie were able to have their ceremony outside in a private section of the gardens. This provided a beautiful backdrop for some really unique photographs. This was also the first time I had photographed and Owl delivering the wedding rings, which I thought was a really nice touch. After the ceremony I took the Bride and Groom of on their own for a while to take some photographs in the main part of the gardens.

Denise & Paul at Hinderton Hall, Neston:

A few weeks before the wedding Paul had contacted me to explain that Denise had been admitted to hospital, but she was still determined to go ahead with the wedding as planned. Luckily she had been released from the hospital and it was a really special day for everyone involved. The ceremony was really intimate and there were lots of tears! There were some lovely feature at Hinderton Hall, such as a big old fashioned red phone box outside, which was a brilliant prop for some photographs of the bride & groom.

Ellie & Andy’s engagement shoot in Conwy:

When I met up with Ellie & Andy for their pre-wedding engagement shoot in Conwy, they had lots of ideas of their own of where to take the photo’s and what they wanted, which was nice for me. I had a few ideas too and together we managed to create a really nice set of photographs. We headed up Sychnant Pass first, which has some lovely views over Conwy and then we drove down to the beach.

Hayley & Mark at St Paul’s Church, Gorsedd, Holywell and Highfield Hall, Northop:

This was my only Church wedding in 2015, so it was a really nice change for me. The Church itself was beautiful and provided a stunning backdrop for the photographs inside and out. As for Highfield Hall, I could not recommend it enough! The staff at the hotel are really helpful and know what their job inside out. The hotel has some great places for photo opportunities, even if the weather had not been so nice, there were lots of locations inside for photographs too.

Laura & Shane at the Vale Country Club, Ruthin:

The Vale Country Club is a lovely rustic place and has a real charm about it, the staff are very welcoming and there are some amazing views outside of the Clwydian mountain range, which is handy for the photographs! The whole day had a very relaxed feel about it which was nice and everyone seemed to be really enjoying themselves, especially the Bride and Groom. When the sun started to set over the mountain tops, I borrowed Laura and Shane for ten minutes to take some shots of them walking towards the sunset.

Ellie & Andy’s wedding at the Oriel Country Hotel, St Asaph:

I was really looking forward to photographing Ellie and Andy’s wedding after meeting them for the engagement shoot earlier this year, they are a lovely couple and were really easy to work with. The wedding day went really smoothly and without a hitch, I think this was down to Ellie’s meticulous planning and dedication to have the perfect day. I manged to capture some really special moments throughout the day and Ellie and Andy were over the moon with their wedding album.

Amy & Mike’s engagement shoot in Hawarden Castle grounds, Flintshire:

It was nice to meet up with Amy and Mike before there big day in 2016. We took a walk through the Hawarden Castle grounds with their little dog Jakie, whilst I tried to capture some candid photographs of them together. It was a really foggy day, but this added a dramatic feel to the photographs and they turned out great.

Here are some  of my favourite photographs from 2015: