Mick Cookson

Manchester Wedding Photographer


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Hello – that’s me with my wife and daughter…on a rare day off in Heaton Park.

As a Manchester Wedding Photographer, I have been working professionally for over ten years now, and photographed over 400 weddings to date.

My background is in TV & Film though; the years I spent Directing & Producing TV Commercials gave me an understanding of how to capture natural, stylish images which I have carried through into my wedding work. My use of natural light plus my skills in editing ensure you get images you’ll cherish for years to come. My clients love my natural, timeless look to my images.

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 am the Great Northern Wedding Awards’ Male Photographer of The Year 2017-18 too!

Why not have a look at my GALLERY and see why I love being a Manchester Wedding Photographer – and see if your style matches mine.



As a Manchester Wedding Photographer, I photograph your wedding day as if I were an extra wedding guest – quietly and unobtrusively. Everything is totally live and unstaged, with no contrived or awkward posing. I don’t make your wedding day a fashion shoot, or keep you away from your guests for long periods of time.

After your ceremony, we’ll spend a quick twenty minutes or so taking some beautiful, natural portraits of you both, plus around the same again for a few family group photos. These are the only ‘formalities’ really. Even Auntie Betty would be impressed!

From preparations to first dance – I photograph your wedding, capturing the fun, the laughter and the happy tears as your day runs. I tell the full story of your day, in my natural style.

Stylish, classic wedding photography you’ll cherish for years to come…

Mick Cookson Photography is based in Manchester and North Lancashire, so has easy access to be a Lake District Wedding Photographer. As a Manchester Wedding Photographer, I get to photograph weddings throughout Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, and the Lake District. My Manchester Wedding Photographer work has also won awards, and is featured on some of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.