Urban Manchester Engagement shoot using graffiti as a backdrop

Posted on 17th September 2016 by Marie Wood under weddings
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Urban Manchester engagement shoot

manchester urban engagement shoot with bride and groom

Faye and Dom wanted an urban engagement  shoot , so what better place to have this than my home town Manchester, Ancoat to be precise . This up and coming  area is being developed beyond recognition . With the quirky eateries and long walks along the canals ,  it makes for a brilliant backdrop. You don’t have to look far around this area to see the various artists work of graffiti around this area and the Northern Quarter. I wanted to use that backdrop on Faye & Dom’s shoot.

“Can I bring my dog on the shoot ?” ……………………..absolutely , I love animals , have a bit of a soft spot for dogs I have to say , So I was delighted that Bruce would be joining us. With treats in the pocket , for Bruce (not them)  we headed off to the canal and backstreets . Bruce stole the show where bribes were on hand for him to pose like a true model dog .


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Bruce , how absolutely cute and well behaved he was when we took in down to the Manchester Canal . Seemed to enjoy all the fuss. Oh and the dog treats went down well , here he is liking his lips !!!

couple being shot infront of the graffiti on a wall in manchester

Go and have a look around Manchester for the fantastic graffiti in urban Manchester . You cant really miss the great works of art that is all around this area of Northern Quarter and Ancoats

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The Hall at Marthall wedding of Anna & Tom

Posted on 25th August 2016 by Marie Wood under weddings
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Wedding Photography at The Hall at Marthall in Cheshire of Anna & Tom ,where a bouncy castle was not just for the children !

I met a very relaxed Anna, her bridesmaids and mother at her home , where the very talented makeup artist and hairdresser Lindsay Warburton helped the girls get ready .

A short drive to the the wedding ceremony which was to take place at St.Lawrence church  in Overpeover in Macclesfield. This quaint little church , in which some parts of it date back to the 1400’s . This was the beautiful setting where I was to meet Tom, who arrived in style in a black (very shiny)! Ferrari, with best man Russell . After capturing a few shots of Tom and the guests, everyone was ushered in for the arrival of Anna.

The church was filled with the sound of the choir as they signed the marriage certificate. Anna’s brother also sang a solo which was very impressive.

The wedding breakfast was held at the contemporary venue, The Hall at Marthall  set in the stunning countryside in Cheshire. The sun shone all day for Anna & Tom and it was perfect for what they had arranged for the guests to enjoy on the day . The lawn was laid with games and a huge bouncy castle where the children (and adults) enjoyed it for as long as they could before they became out of breath !!

Here is some further information on stockists and credits goes out to :

Wedding planner for the day was the  very talented and lovely Helen Eriksen

        Anna’s beautiful dress was purchased from Bridal Factory Outlets in Stockport

All flowers came from Country Flowers in Knutsford

Ice lolly beverages  came from POPS


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Let me Know what you think and if you are looking for a photographer to capture those memories , get in touch im happy to chat about you’re requirements for the big day !!

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Marie xx

Fun Lifestyle Location shoot at Marie Wood photography

Posted on 18th March 2016 by Marie Wood under Family location shoot

 image of a family sat by a pond looking for frogsWhat you can expect from a Family Lifestyle Location shoot=plenty of fun

I don’t have a studio, those clinical style white backgrounds have never appealed to me. My studio is local parks in Whitefield and Prestwich, but I do travel to other locations , even parks that mean something to you , It could be that special place where it was your backdrop as a child. I even travel to shoot at the beach . Formby is another amazing setting with beautiful sands dunes. Read More

All Saints stand church Whitefield wedding – Anna & Mark

Posted on 8th March 2016 by Marie Wood under weddings
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image of bride and groom shot across from all saints stand church in whitefield

Intimate All Saints stand church Wedding in Whitefield

All Saints stand church wedding in Whitefield , with its impressive architecture dating from the 1800’s . It stands prominent for all to see the grandeur in Whitefield .This is where  Anna & Mark wanted to celebrate their small intimate wedding .  I’m a local based  photographer,  so I know the area and church very well. Read More

Dukenhalgh Hotel Blackburn wedding of Robin & Nichola Hodge

Posted on 7th February 2016 by Marie Wood under weddings
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bride and groom in front of a tree in autumn with bright colours from the leaves

Dunkenhalgh Hotel  Clayton Le Moors  in Blackburn, The hotel that looks like a castle !!

In a stunning setting. It’s the most picturesque landscape, with rolling hills (and cows) in what looks like the back garden. This was the venue choice for Robin and Nichola’s wedding.

I first meet Nichola and her mum to discuss what they wanted from me to capture their wedding day . We discussed all aspects of how I would capture the day as a story book, using my style of documentary photography, shooting everything as the day unfolded. Even the wedding shoes ;). Read More

Eaves Hall Clitheroe wedding- Sarah & Callum

Posted on 26th January 2016 by Marie Wood under weddings
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When the sun shines all day for a stunning wedding at Eaves Hall

I was asked to photograph a wedding at Eaves Hall , for my friends  Sarah and Callum. I have known them both for a few years now and have done a couple of photo shoots with them previously . So, when Callum popped that all important question, they came back from Paris , and asked ” we’re getting married and we want you to be our wedding photographer”  I was absolutely delighted. Read More

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