mitch and miriam in chesire

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Sarah and Chris in Cheshire

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Jen and Sam in Liverpool

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A Liverpool city wedding

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A high-flying engagement shoot

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An Auchen castle wedding

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I'm a Cheshire based wedding photographer with a love of nature, family and cosy nights in.

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Family is important to me and it’s one of things I love about shooting weddings. Family tends to be important to my couples as well and a wedding is one of those occasions that brings everyone together for better or worse! It can be a worry though. How to keep everyone happy? I thought I’d share some tips for family management on your wedding day that will keep everything stress free and plain sailing.

How to Avoid Family Drama at Your Wedding

Wedding Advice

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Sonya and Daniel gathered their friends and family from all over the world for a weekend long celebration of their marriage at Axnoller House in Dorset. Now that we sit here in a cold and wet December it’s hard to remember just how hot it was that weekend we made it into the World Cup semi-finals. Let me take you back to that Saturday in July and share this beautiful outdoor wedding complete with handmade lace, hundreds of paper lanterns and the coolest couple ever.

Outdoor wedding at Axnoller House in Dorset

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This year I’ve decided to have my own awards! I’m awarding my clients for being amazing and having, in my opinion, the best weddings of the year! So here goes, in no particular order, the Amanda Balmain Photography Wedding Awards of 2018!!

The Wedding Awards 2018

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Eleanor and Toby had a super stylish wedding at the Yellow Broom in Cheshire. They were able to include their favourite four-footed friends to add even more personality to their day and make their photographer extra happy! What do dogs think of weddings I wonder?

A Stylish Cheshire Wedding with the Cutest Dogs

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At this time of year photographing weddings is quite different. The season brings some challenges as well as some opportunities that you don’t get in the summer. While all this is at the front of my mind I thought I’d give you some of my top tips for winter weddings.

5 Tips for Winter Weddings

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A destination wedding in Tuscany, Italy. Abi and Chris were married at Il Falconiere near Cortona.

SNEAK PEEK: Destination Wedding in Tuscany

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Sarah and Charlotte had the most beautiful New Forest farm wedding. Here is a little look at just how beautiful a day it was. Warborne Farm is a stunning venue and well worth a look.

SNEAK PEEK: A New Forest Farm Wedding

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A little peek at Miriam and Mitch’s gorgeous laid-back wedding. They were married on Saturday at St. Peter’s Elworth where Miriam’s Dad is the vicar. He was able to walk his daughter down the aisle and perform the marriage service which was very special. They then went onto celebrate at Hartford Golf Club where the sun shone all afternoon.

SNEAK PEEK: A relaxed family church wedding in Cheshire

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It’s July and the weather has been glorious. The wedding season is well underway and couples everywhere are enjoying sunny summer weddings. If you’re planning a summer wedding for next year here are a few things you might want to think about to make sure you enjoy the best seasonal wedding ever!

Tips for planning a summer wedding

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A beautiful church service followed by a reception at the magnificent Keele Hall. Abbie chose pastel colours for her flowers and maids with the two super cute flower girls all in white.

Keele Hall Wedding Photography

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