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Mick Cookson Photography

Manchester Wedding Photographer

Since 2008

Award-winning wedding photography in Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and the Lake District.

Hello, I’m Mick – an award-winning Manchester Wedding Photographer. I have photographed over 350 weddings – at some of the top venues across the North West and UK, but especially in CheshireLancashire and the Lake District.

I photograph weddings with a natural style – capturing the fun and the emotion your special day brings. No awkward or cheesy poses, just stylish wedding photography you’ll cherish for years to come. Nearly everything you see on my website is real, and not staged in any way. This is why I’m hired – to be that extra guest at your wedding – to photograph your day as naturally as possible. No cheese guarantee!

Wedding Gallery

Best of 2018

Recent Weddings

Manchester Wedding Photographer

10 Years And Counting


In my ten years as a Manchester Wedding Photographer I have had the experience of photographing almost every type of ceremony – from simple register office & church weddings, Same Sex marriages, through Hindu, Chinese,  and Mixed Faith weddings.

And at some of the best wedding venues in the North West.

I feel very lucky and privileged to be paid for doing a job I love. As a Manchester Wedding Photographer I get to be invited to be part of my clients’ special day, and I do feel part of the day when I’m working. Don’t get me wrong – the job isn’t easy by any means, but enjoying what I do, photographing weddings with  people having a great day makes all the difference. I have worked at some of the well-established wedding venues in the North West, plus some new and up-and-coming locations too. So, please – drop into the Wedding Gallery or view my Recent Weddings on my blog and see if my style suits you.


Featured Weddings


As a Manchester Wedding Photographer, I have been invited to capture the special day of nearly 200 happy couples over the past ten years – from an intimate wedding in a restaurant with 30 guests, to a castle with over 150, and a ‘standard’ Irish wedding with over 200 guests.

No two weddings are ever the same, which is another reason I love my job. Here are three featured weddings from very popular wedding venues. Click the button to see a list of venues I have worked at…

Kind Words from My Clients

“From the first time we met Mick, we knew we wanted him for our wedding and he understood exactly what we wanted. On the day of the wedding, he made both myself and Brad feel at total ease by not forcing staged photos upon us. Everything was so natural. Having had our photos back this morning, Mick really did manage to capture every amazing moment possible and we can’t thank you enough. So many people complimented us on our wedding day, and afterwards about how lovely and hard working you were.

Leah & Brad, Eaves Hall

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“Thank you Mick for our stunning wedding photos! A true professional and so friendly. You managed to capture the most beautiful shots of the whole day, we feel like we are reliving our special day all over again every time we look through the pictures. Amazing!” X

Becci & Aaron, Colshaw Hall

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