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Whitworth Hall, Manchester Wedding Photography

Bride and Groom with a photograph of  Arrest of Dora Marsden, British suffragette, outside the Victoria University of Manchester, 1909


Josh is based for most of the week in Manchester and as a wedding photography team we work all over the UK, we’ve been to lots of places,  even Australia, as wedding photographers. In fact the next half a dozen or so weddings we post on here will be away from our Lake District base. Working in places we haven’t before really keeps us excited about making wedding photographs. It’s all a part of what we do as documentary wedding photographers, we don’t contrive pictures, we might pose up some portraits and family groups but our strength is in our ability to read a wedding, the themes, locations, the guests, the couple and tell the story of their day. Each wedding is unique but if we arrive at a venue we haven’t been before we see with fresh eyes, no preconception, that makes our job so much easier.

John and Jo were a delight. They work together as research scientists doing important medical work. They’ve traveled the world together with their work but these days they are based at the University of Manchester. They live in Chorlton so the wedding took place in their local Church.

While Josh was with the boys, getting the reception at Innside on Whitworth Street to print off speeches and taking coffee in trendy Chorlton coffee shops, I was with Jo and her family photographing their preparations. If you are planning a wedding it is really useful if your sister is a hairdresser.

Jo and John, with my company, left the Church for Whitworth Hall in a black cab while Josh joined the guests on a double decker bus. Whitworth Hall is stunning, it’s not possible to take a bad picture there and the book lined walls in Christies Bistro just along the corridor from the main hall, made for the perfect backdrop to their wedding breakfast and speeches.

After the meal the guests went back to the main hall for the first dance and a good old ceilidh.

Oh… that first picture is Jo and John in front of the life size picture of the arrest of Dora Marsden, British suffragette, outside the Victoria University of Manchester, 1909.ST-1ST-3ST-4ST-5ST-6ST-7ST-8ST-9ST-10ST-11ST-12ST-13ST-14ST-15ST-16ST-17ST-18ST-19ST-20ST-21ST-22ST-23ST-24ST-25ST-26ST-27ST-28ST-29ST-30ST-31ST-32ST-33ST-34ST-35ST-36ST-37ST-38ST-39ST-40ST-41ST-42ST-43ST-44