Natural Wedding photography Lancashire Ian MacMichael photography

Hit full screen and spend a few minutes being a guest at Sophie and Phil’s wedding!

Amazing, right!
We had an amazing day photographing Sophie and Phil’s wedding in our signature natural style. Sophie and Phil were looking for photography that would reflect their own plans for a wedding that wasn’t going to be overly formal.  Nothing too posed or contrived. All of which suits my style of documentary wedding photography. They wanted their Lancashire wedding photography to be as natural as possible.
What I do is pretty much all unposed and pretty laid back. There’s always space for a couple of group pictures if the couple wants them but we do them quickly and as painlessly as possible. You can read more about
how I approach a wedding elsewhere on this site.

People over poses.

Things happen at a Wedding, things that make your wedding yours, unique to you, and if I’m busy ordering people around I’m going to miss those things. Your feet will be tired from standing and your face will hurt from smiling so much and you’ll have missed those things too. It’d be like those things never happened and all you’ve really got to look back at are groups of people, annoyed people, with forced smiles.

Uniqueness doesn’t have a template, it doesn’t have a formula and it certainly can’t be pigeon holed. If I came to your wedding with any idea about how it should be, should look or should not look, then that’s not your wedding. At least it’s not how your wedding should be documented.

I’m completely unbiased in the photographs I make. A sort of photographic democracy where one photograph is no more important than any other.

Where all things are equal, people the same as objects. Emotion and gesture and dancing and wine and door knobs and fancy lights and funny faces and shoes will all be treated the same. Those things are yours on your day, and it all means something to you.

Real emotions instead of contrived set ups.

There are plenty of people around that want to manufacture images. They want to tell a story that seems interesting and compelling, even if the truth is a minor casualty in that pursuit. We want to find the stories that already exist and amplify them. Give a voice to reality in all its realness. Rather than creating an image or scene that represents an interesting version of what happened, we want to capture life as it happens. This is exactly waht we did for Sohie and Phil. We created a visual legacy of true emotioinal images that will be [powerful years from now. The staged group shots, we they’re ok, but the real memories are in those natural moments.

One of Lacashires best wedding venues.

It’s always a pleasure to be at West Tower. The staff are as awesome as the views across the rolling fields that surround it. It truly is an enchanted hideway! There was so much love around all day, it made the job of capturing those real emotions a pleasure. Wahjt we’re most interested in on your wedding day is telling the story. The story of what actually happens. Not the story that we set up and control. The details of the day are importantand we photgraph those as we find them. you can see this in this collection of images from Sophie and Phil’s natural wedding photographs.

A special first dance.

Both Sophie and Phil are accomplished and tournament wwinning ball room dancers! In fact, ball room dancing played a huge part in how they first got together! They treated us all to a brillinat perfformance for thier first dance, expertly assited by Steve Mitchell. A fittingly fabulous end to a remarkable day!

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer and interested in having some one tell the story of the day and the people involved then why not drop me a line for a chat about your plans.

 

A special first dance.

Both Sophie and Phil and accomplished and tournament wwinning ball room dancers! They treated us all to a brillinat perfformance for thier first dance, expertly assited by Steve Mitchell. A fittingly fabulous end to a remarkable day!

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer and interested in having some one tell the story of the day and the people involved then why not drop me a line for a chat about your plans.

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