Astley Hall Lancashire Wedding Photography | Marsha & Doug

I knew this wedding was going to be amazing from the minute I met Marsha. She had the whole Carrie Bradshaw thing going on (with a vintage twist) and she had already bought an original dress from our friends at Vintage lane Boutique. Finally she had booked Alison McMath of Kitty Wink Vintage to style her hair and make-up so I knew the styling would be second to none. This was our first trip to Astley hall in Chorley, Lancashire and I had never been in the Hall before so was overwhelmed with how beautiful it is. The grounds are also picturesque with a lake, swans and a walled garden. I decided to photograph the bride and groom in the wild flowers at the back of the Hall. This was the first year Astley hall had grown them and they looked perfect with Marsha and Doug’s vintage wedding. This is the first part of their beautiful day.



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Jessica’s birthday party

After a few days of back-to-back weddings I was a bit apprehensive about the photo party booked on the Saturday morning. But then Jessica and her friends turned up and they were absolute stars. I couldn’t have asked for a group of more fabulous posers and we just partied from start to finish, it was so much fun! The party was assisted by Mum and Auntie who also posed for a quick picture and Auntie’s fabulous ‘Frozen’ themed birthday cake. Happy 10th birthday Jessica!! xx


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Mitton Hall Wedding Photos | Megan & Evan

It seems that every Mitton Hall wedding is completely unique and Megan and Evan’s beautiful day was no exception. Their wedding style was simply classic. Above all they wanted to just celebrate, relax and spend quality time with their friends and family. The hot weather provided the perfect atmosphere to do that and enjoy the stunning gardens of Mitton Hall in the Ribble Valley with an ice cold drink. These pictures are the first part of their special day and the couple photos are taken in the gardens at the rear of the venue. Please see more pictures of Evan and Megan on their beautiful lancaster pre wedding photography shoot here. More pictures to come later in the week of their brilliant speeches and evening reception at Mitton Hall.


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Rivington pre-wedding photos | Joel & kezia

Wherever these two are in the world, as long as there is a ‘Slug and Lettuce’, they’re happy. This is where Bolton couple Kez and Joel had their first date in Harrogate after a trip to Leeds. Joel met Kez through a mutual friend Jack when she was fourteen at a youth event in her Dad’s church. They became friends and where amazed at how much they had in common. Kez felt she had met someone who really understood her and they would talk for literally hours (and hours) on the phone! A few years of friendship later (after asking her Father’s permission to date) Kez and Joel got together and this summer they get married!

We were absolutely gutted when we realized we were already booked on Joel and Kez ‘s wedding day but thankfully our friend Danny has saved the day and offered to take the pictures. Joel and his amazing family go to my mum’s church and I still wanted to be part of the celebrations and give them a wedding pressie so I suggested a practice shoot. Pre-wedding sessions are useful because you can choose to have it when the weather is beautiful and sunny and it’s a time where the couple can be alone, stop planning and take time out before the big day. For the photographs I suggested Anglezarke at Rivington and it turned out that Joel and Kez love it there too! It was great getting to know you both, have an amazing day! Cat xx


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Engagement photo session Werneth Low Hyde | Susanna & Jez

This is the first time I’d met Susanna properly but Suz has known her ages. We didn’t however know the incredible story that brought her together with Jez, so we asked if we could share it with you. Its a story about Facebook, a book, a brave email and hope…

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13th birthday party Macey+friends

Macey ended her thirteenth birthday celebrations with a trip over from Bury to the studio for a photo shoot with her fantastic friends. I just loved their sense of style and my favourite picture is the shoe one at the end. Happy Birthday Macey… you were all amazing!

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Crazy Photo Party Fun at Summer’s 11th Birthday!

Summer’s eleventh birthday, photo party was crazy and I loved it! The girls, many of whom were there for a second visit, were great fun and fabulous posers.


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Manchester Castlefield pre wedding photos | Jill & Paul

After booking their forthcoming wedding at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester, Jill and Paul met up with us at the Trafford Centre last summer to chat about their wedding photography. We jumped at the chance of taking pictures of their big day in the city and suggested a pre-wedding shoot around the same area. Castlefield is beautiful and formed a great backdrop on a quiet Tuesday evening last week. Here are a few of the images.


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Rachel’s 14th Onesie Birthday Party

Rachel’s 14th birthday party; dress up craziness with moustache’s, onesie’s, silly glasses and hats! A gorgeous group of girls, so glad Rachel came back.

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Childrens photography | The grandchildren

I’ve been looking forward to this photo shoot for ages and we finally got round to it last Monday when all the grand children where together on a lovely summers evening.


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