Recently I attended a wedding photography workshop in Southport ran by the very talented Matthew Rycraft (check out his work here). The day was mostly about how to pose the bride and use off camera flash whilst practicing camera techniques. Something I needed to work on. My style is mainly candid wedding photography, but it is always good to develop new skills. You never know when a bride will ask for a certain shot so best be prepared is my motto.

I had a great time and learned a lot of new things. Candid wedding photography is definitely something I prefer, but I know brides love posed shots. If you have seen a wedding image that you love please let me know. After all, it is your big day and any wedding photographer should be more than willing to get a similar shot for you.

As you have probably figured out by now I love black and white photography. So the workshop definitely allowed me to play around with colours a lot more. I love this type so much I was considering only shooting black and white (comment below if you would be interested in this). I would defiantly like to give it a go.

Apart from taking pictures all day the workshop was a great place to meet like minded photographers who were all in a similar place in our careers. The images we all produced were stunning and that was mainly down to the great tutoring from Matthew. Hopefully, one-day inmatrimony will be running their own. Plenty to learn before that though.

I have included my favourite images from the day below (see more here). If you are interested in documentary with a little posed then get in touch and let’s discuss your big day. Whether you are based in Manchester or beyond. Speak to you soon 😉

Model: Sarah Coleman

Hair/makeup: element5

Dress: onefinedaybridal

Venues: Hurlston Hall and Meols Hall.