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.

IMG_5915 IMG_5884

IMG_5846 IMG_5875

Michael with his best man and brother Stephen.

IMG_5766 6G0A0019

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.

6G0A0079

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

6G0A0107 6G0A0047

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.

6G0A0125 6G0A0158 IMG_5950 IMG_5983

Family celebrate in the traditional manner, throwing confetti

IMG_6006 IMG_6037

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.

6G0A0380 6G0A0390 6G0A0397 IMG_6104

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”

IMG_6061

6G0A0269 6G0A0295 6G0A0329 6G0A0231

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.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.