Knowing a wedding venue inside out, loving its features and being passionate about photography is what makes a wedding photographer very special indeed. Today’s wedding blog is the perfect example. Following on from yesterday’s glamorous Manchester bridal shoot, today we’re focusing on the delicious photography and super chic setting of The Place Hotel in Manchester.
Vickerstaff Photography & The Place Hotel, Manchester
I’d introduce Vickerstaff Photography myself, but I did that yesterday. So I’m using a great blog comment from last week instead:
“I recently met Jamie at one of our monthly North West Photographer’s jaunts. Such an affable guy. I told him that I like his work. Have done for about 2 years but this was the first time he met me. This post just re-affirms my belief. The attention to the details. To story telling. To the formal portraiture. The quality of the finishing on the images… all top notch.” Read more… by Anurag Sharma
Vickerstaff Photography – Jamie and Tory – photographed this wedding at The Place Hotel in 2011. Jamie commented at the time, “Ivanka & Ashley’s decision to book The Place Hotel for me was the best ever! I was like a kid in a candy store: it is such a great venue for photographs.” – and The Place Hotel were just as delighted with the images.
The trick to finding a wedding photographer who really stands out from the crowd is to look for distinctive images on their website or blog. A photographer who has shot weddings at your venue before is the first thing to look for. Then see how creative they can be:
Look for a wedding photographer who sees every wedding through fresh eyes. Vickerstaff Photography are great at this: no two weddings are the same for Jamie and Tory. They create fresh, beautiful and individual wedding photographs, inspired by their brides and grooms as well as wedding venues like The Place Hotel. And this is what makes them stand out from the crowd.
“Take the signing of the register. A tedious set up forced upon us photographers by ministers and registrars the land over. Jamie, like a number of us would do, waited. He waited for the other things that happen away from that norm. Sure we photograph the staged shot but the fun is in what happens in between.
You can see this in the shot where the minister is writing and the bride is enjoying a wonderful moment with her bridesmaids. This says so much more about the mood, the camaraderie and the day than any staged register signing shot could ever do.”
About Manchester’s Place Hotel wedding venue
As a Grade II listed hotel it means the building you are holding your special occasion or staying in has a unique significance beyond its mere locality and every effort should be made to preserve it for future generations.
The Place Hotel has transformed itself into a 107 apartment styled hotel complete with 2 stunning function rooms and conference centre. Funky light fittings, comfortable sofas and elegant coffee tables fuse with the red brick and iron work into an almost decadent effect, while at the same time remaining graceful, understated and charming.
The Place Hotel has managed to achieve the perfect balance of old and new, contemporary styling along side modern fixtures which compliment the Grade II features perfectly, ultimately creating an unforgettable, unique space.
For me, Vickerstaff Photography’s images from The Place Hotel show the same thoughtfulness, imagination and creativity as Anurag is talking about in his comment. These are wedding photographers who will consider the venue you’ve chosen for your wedding more carefully than most. They’ll look for ways to make your wedding photography special, different and perfect for you.
It makes them a very special team if you ask me – and I’m sure they’ll be hot property on all the top UK wedding blogs in the not-too-distant future!
Also instrumental to the success of this gorgeous shoot:
- Glamour Bridal and Prom Ltd
- One Beautiful Day
- Philosophy Flowers
- The Place Hotel
- Vickerstaff Photography