As a wedding photographer in Cheshire, we were so pleased when Sean & Rachael chose us as their Thornton Manor wedding photographer. They are a fantastic couple and after being let down by their original photographer, we were only to happy to offer our photographic services and reassurance that they would have some amazing photographs.
We arrived with Rachael early morning with the usual buzz and excitement for the events ahead. Rachael wore a beautiful Mark Lesley dress in ivory accompanied by a stunning bouquet of Phalaenopsis Orchids and red roses. Sean & Rachael were to be married at Saint Bridget’s Church in West Kirby on the Wirral which was only a stone’s throw away from Rachael’s parents home where all the bridal preparations were taking place.
Arriving at the Church Sean was greeting his wedding guest outside with his groomsmen and we were able to capture some shots of the boys before they were called in before the bride arrived. Rachael was walked down the isle by her proud father followed by her 2 beautiful little Flower Girls, 1 Page Boy and her 4 Bridesmaids who were dressed in elegant red dresses.
We captured the Bridal Party Photographs at the Church and then moved on to Thornton Manor where Sean & Rachael enjoyed their canapés and drinks reception being congratulated by all their guests. The weather had been a little tempremental beforehand so we weren’t sure if we could be able to take full advantage of the stunning gardens however as the afternoon progressed, the weather got better and we got some fantastic shots both outside in the grounds and inside making the most of the rooms and their features.
Sean & Rachael sent us these kind words:
“Steve and Sandra did the photography for our wedding and from the moment we met them we knew that we wanted them to be part of our special day. From the off they were extremely professional and listened to what we wanted to ensure the final product was tailored to our needs. The pre-wedding shoot was great fun, neither of us are fond of the camera but by the end of it we both were happy with being photographed.
When we met at our venue just prior to the wedding it was great to see that they had both done their homework on the venue and had some great ideas for our pictures. On the day the service provided by both Steve and Sandra was above and beyond our expectations. Many of our guests have commented just how patient, polite and professional they both were. Our page boy being in his terrible twos did not phase Steve when taking the main shots, he was able to catch the moment when necessary with Sandra getting some great natural shots. Both of us are delighted with our final album, the quality and detail within is amazing. We have a fabulous album that we will cherish for many years to come. We highly recommend SMH Photography and will definitely be using them again for family photo shoots in the future”.
Rachael & Sean Reece-Smith
It really was an absolute pleasure to capture their wedding and here are a few of our favourite images from their Special Day.
If you are considering holding your wedding / civil ceremony or your wedding reception at Thornton Manor then please do contact us – we would love the opportunity to discuss your wedding photography requirements with you both in more detail.