Mick Cookson

Wedding Photographer Manchester Cheshire Lancashire

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About Me

Hi – that’s me to the right, a Manchester Wedding Photographer, photographing Lorna’s & my ‘selfie’ just before her brilliant wedding to Hamid at Styal Lodge.

I’m probably like you – camera shy and not wanting to be the centre of attention all day? That’s why I’m commissioned – to photograph your day in a natural, relaxed style with little intrusion. No forced or cheesy poses, just classic, modern wedding photography with a hint of tradition. Just how you’d like it.

So…what makes me different? Well, my background is in TV & Film. The years I spent directing and editing gave me an understanding of how to capture natural, stylish images which I have carried through into my wedding work. My use of natural lighting (and sometimes a small amount of flash) plus my skill in post-production ensures you get images you’ll cherish for years to come.

I’m a full-time professional wedding and commercial photographer, not shooting weddings at weekends to supplement my income. With bases in Manchester and North Lancashire, I cover the whole North West and Lake District….and often beyond. With a degree in photography, and around 300 weddings to my name, I also bring a wealth of experience to your wedding day.

I’ve written articles for several photography magazines, been a judge on Professional Photographer Magazine’s ‘Photographer Of The Year’ competition, plus my work gets featured on many of the leading wedding blogs and websites too.

I was also the Male Wedding Photographer of The Year 2015 in the Great Northern Wedding Awards (and Finalist in 2016 so far…fingers crossed!)

Why not have a look at my 2015 Review and see why I love my job – and what I can offer you as your wedding photographer.

Styal Lodge Wedding Photographer



My Approach

Manchester Wedding Photography

I photograph your wedding day as if I were an extra guest – quietly and unobtrusively. Everything is totally live and unstaged, with no contrived or cheesy posing. I don’t make it a fashion shoot, or keep you away from your guests for hours.

A quick twenty minute session for some beautiful, natural portraits of you both, plus around the same again for a few family group images are the only formalities in the whole day. Even ‘Auntie Beryl’ will be impressed…

It’s your day, and your wedding story…why not let me capture it for you?

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