National wedding show – Chris Hanley Photography stand is something visitors to the UK’s biggest & best wedding fair will have seen twice a year for the last ten years !
Just got engaged ? In the throws of wedding planning ?
Perhaps you might benefit from some great impartial wedding advice. We are professionals who have been in the industry a long time ? We have loads of tips and tricks to make your budget go further. We are on stand E26 this weekend if you want to tap into our considerable experience about all things wedding.
Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog. If you came along to the National wedding show – Chris Hanley Photography stand and took one of our brochures, welcome. We hoped you enjoyed the show. If you didn’t get chance to talk to us, we’d be delighted to answer your emails and telephone calls or welcome you to our studio. We have put together a few hero shots from our recent weddings. Hopefully these will give you a quick insight to our style and approach to weddings. There are many weddings on our blog with access to online galleries. Have a good look through at full weddings and see how we cover the day from bridal preps through to first dance. Maybe you would like our advice on a particular wedding venue ? or maybe the pro’s and cons of a certain type of venue ? Perhaps you are concerned about wedding day weather or you are thinking winter wedding? Ask for advice
We are winter wedding specialists, there is nothing better than a few candles and a castle on valentines weekend 🙂
We have a car full of kit, so whatever the weather, however dark the venue is, have confidence.. we are full time professionals with years of experience.
All our couples have an engagement shoot with us. This is where we see the true love and friendship. Our job is to make that shine on the wedding amongst the cacophony of celebration
We have a world famous brand called Cherish the dress™ We will bring elements of that into you bridal portraits. Hallelujah for fabulous dress designers.
No matter how popular the venue, we will strive to create pictures for you different to other bride and grooms. We always research our wedding venues.
We are well known for our distinctive signature shots. The birdcage at Capesthorne Hall demonstrates our style perfectly
It is very much a team effort on the wedding day. Jen feels comfortable in front of the camera because of the engagement shoot day. Relaxed and happy to let Claire arrange the dress. I’m far away enough, not to have the camera in her face.
Wedding days are hectic, lots of laughs, lots of noise, lots of hustle and bustle. In all of the pre ceremony activities it’s important to recognise the thoughtful moments, allow them to happen, create the breathing space. Thats when magic happens
We’ve shot a fair few destination weddings, but we also have lots of clients that come to England to be married. They choose the best venues, the best suppliers. Kim and Lee from Australia had a cracking wedding at Stapleford Park. I love this image. When I created it, I had Van Morrisons tune “It’s a marvellous night for a moon dance” playing in my head
This is Jeanette and John. Bikers from Box Hill. They get the award for most fun and laughter. Non stop all day. We were exhausted from laughing so much. Kept us entertained on the long drive back up to Manchester.
As well as fun and laughter, there are also the tender moments. The 10 min time out for the bride and groom. Beautiful pictures. Especially when they don’t realise they are being photographed
Ksenia our radiant Russian Bride. Love this pic. Top dress faffing again from Claire. Always on hand supporting our brides
Another signature shot by the lake at Nunsmere hall. We already have our lights set up and an X marking the spot. Just a case of borrowing the bride and groom for 10 mins
Seasonality is important to us too, so when we see the opportunity we take it. Mid August and the sunshine behind the leafy branches tells the weather story of the day
A very popular shot with all our brides. A little bridal boudoir before putting the dress on. Expensive lingerie and a veil I’ll guarantee you’ll find the groom is always a very happy chap. Not just in the evening, but when he see’s the pictures at their wedding viewing too.
We always make sure our couples are never away from their guests for more than 15 mins. It is important for us to work quickly. (again this is where the engagement shoot is so beneficial) This picture and the next one were taken in a 15 min session. The lighting hasn’t changed …only the background. Great variety in a few fun minutes
The beautiful stained glass window s of Walton Hall…. fine art wedding photography
So as you can see, we try our very best to give you the finest professional photography. Invest in professionals and you will have a collection of images which will bring pleasure to generations. The older the pictures become, the more precious they become. Nearly all our couples choose to have a Queensberry Album. Family and friends will look through this, page after page, year after year. Thirty years from now, that wedding book will still take pride of place in the family. The USB of your pictures is for now. The beautiful Queensberry album is forever. Just think about that when you are deciding on your photographer. They make wonderful wedding presents to have on your list too.
Final piece of advice… choose the best wedding suppliers you can afford… choose professionals to look after your celebrations, so you can enjoy your wedding day to the max. Stay next to each other, enjoy the day together, pose for family snaps together, laugh with each other, but most of all