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 Here’s an example of some of my Bride Photographer Manchester portfolio. I’ve known and worked with Laura Mayers from The Bridal Make Up Team for a few years now (too many, she’ll say…) especially back to our previous career in TV commercials when Laura was our No 1 choice for ‘face painting’ (ha ha..). Recently, the BMT’s website has been updated, and we have shot some new images for both our folios. Recent examples include Paula Cruz Folio, and a recent folio shoot for Laura’s company. The Bridal Make Up Team are one of the premier hair & make up suppliers in the North West – and not just to the wedding industry, nope the BBC and TV production companies still keep Laura’s diary regularly filled.

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With regards to the overall ‘look’ of the folio- each bride had her own colour grading and style, all very subtle, but different to create a three-part collection. We love these images. They show off Laura’s talent, plus my ability to plug a lamp in and get an exposure… 😉 Sometimes…when it’s cold outside, the allure of a nice warm studio environment with a never-ending supply coffee just ticks the boxes. Quite a contrast to my next few winter weddings coming any day now…

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If you drop in on The Bridal Make Up Team’s website, you’ll see these images ‘for real’…that is unless Laura has been too busy to update it…

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