The Norman Jepson Hotel Wedding Photography

A couple of weeks ago we had the great privilege of shooting the wedding of Sophie & Michael.  This meant a trip to Preston.

We arrived at Sophie’s house in good time to get some shots of Sophie and her two lovely daughters, Emily & Ashlie the flower girls who were very excited and couldn’t wait to get their dresses on and walk down the aisle with Mum.  Sophie is really laid back and very organised and nothing seemed to phase her. I think she just wanted to get to the church to see Michael.  We spent some time with Sophie, the girls, Sophie’s Dad and her step Mum Lorraine before meeting with Michael and his brother Stephen, getting ready at his Mum’s house a few doors away. We got some great shots of  them all before heading off to the church.

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Michael with his best man and brother Stephen.

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Arriving at St Josephs Church in Preston with Dad.  It was such a lovely day the driver was able to have the top down so everyone could see our lovely bride arriving at the church.


The excited flower girls start to walk down the aisle, a little look back at Mum ….. just checking she’s still there …

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The church of St Joseph is a listed building on the inside, and I could see why.  Apparently in the 1800 there was a large poor catholic community in Preston. They put their pennies together to build this gorgeous church.  Throughout the ceremony Sophie & Michael were continually glancing at each, a little nervous perhaps, this caused a few smiles. Always makes for great images.

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Family celebrate in the traditional manner, throwing confetti

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Following traditional family and group shots it was off to the Norman Jepson Hotel for their reception and a few more relaxed shots.  Sophie & Michael made us feel very welcome by inviting us to eat with their family.  We sat on a table with family and friends of the couple who made us feel really welcome and told some great stories.

The speeches were a bit teary, Michael reading from his phone.

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Although we were very limited as to where we could get some shots of  Sophie & Michael alone around the hotel.  We did managed to get some fab shots, even caught Michael taking his first photo of his “wife”


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All in all another great day for us.  Our next post is interesting as we shot the wedding at the world-famous Aintree Race course, home of the grand national.  Till then have a good day.

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