The Midland Wedding Photography

Donna & Mark’s wedding at The Midland in Manchester

Here is an example of The Midland wedding photography I produced in August for Donna & Mark. Hailing from North Manchester, the couple were married at their local church – St Mary’s in Failsworth. Donna’s preparations were undertaken at The Midland – a lively affair with the bridesmaids and mum all forming an orderly queue for their turn ‘in the chair’ 😉 Donna’s dad sat quietly in the next room, trying to switch off from the giggles and general chaos going on in the main suite. I spent a good hour or so with the girls as well-wishers came and went, the flowers arrived…as did a concerned brother with ‘buttonhole problems’ – you know, the usual stuff that goes on during the hustle and bustle of wedding day preparations. Timed to perfection, I left The Midland to catch up with Sean Peters, who was on video duties. I’ve worked with Sean a couple of times, and can thoroughly recommend him, his work and jovial sarcasm…a good lad to have around on Wedding Days..

All went swimmingly in church, with quiet, almost military-precision, helped by a brilliant priest, who ‘allowed us to do our

job, while he did his…’ Thank you. But then a spanner was thrown into the works; heading back into Manchester, to The

Midland was not going to be easy. The roads surrounding the venue were closed due to a march, so navigating through town was tricky to say the least. That’s the good thing about shooting weddings ‘live’ and relatively unstaged. I had to think on my feet for a location to shoot some formal images, as close to the hotel as possible before the road blocks…hmmm. Tricky, but the Hotspur Press building came to mind. I’ve never shot it before, but thought the aged, crumbling purple walls would look great as an urban backdrop. And it did. Not bad, seeing as we literally had only 10 minutes to shoot everything. Stripes. Earned. 😉

Back at The Midland, normal service was quickly resumed with a few family groups shots, plus uninterrupted wedding breakfast, speeches and first dance….all live and ‘happening’, without me having to even speak to anybody, apart from Sarky Sean…. 😉

Nikon D3s and D700 cameras were on duty for this one, coupled with 24-70mm, 85mm, and 35mm lenses…and as ever, your feedback is welcomed.

If you’re planning to get married at The Midland, why not get in touch to view more of my work over a coffee?

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