Manchester Wedding Photographer

Real Moments!

For me wedding photography is about people. My passion lies in capturing the most beautiful, natural images of your wedding day that you can enjoy for a lifetime.

Hello, I’m Ally, I am an award winning Manchester wedding photographer, I also cover the North West, the UK and anywhere on the planet really. My photography style is mainly documentary, which means I like to capture your wedding in a totally natural way. I work as unobtrusively as possible, blending in the background and creatively capturing those moments as they unfold throughout the day. Real smiles, Real laughter, Real emotion!

I am ranked in the top ten wedding photographers in the U.K and Ireland by The Masters Of Wedding Photography, something I am really proud to have achieved.

Real smiles, Real laughter, Real emotion, Real moments!

Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography

Weddings are a once in a lifetime event to organise and where YOU take centre stage. It’s a new world to most, and with hundreds of suppliers out there, you need to pick the ones which bring experience, talent and the joy you want with you on your special day. As a Manchester wedding photographer, I bring all of that, plus my Boltonian accent – what more can you ask for!?

Recently engaged, or just started the planning process?

You’re about to embark on a wonderful whirlwind journey, so congratulations to you both. For me wedding photography is all about people. My passion lies in capturing the most beautiful, natural images of your wedding day that you can enjoy for a lifetime. When people say that the day will pass in a blur, they’re not wrong. That’s why you need a photographer that will capture all those moments that tell your story, and this is exactly what I strive to achieve at every wedding I photograph.

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After the best day of your life, what else remains? Photographs! Snapshots that spark a series of memories and emotions to come flooding back. When looking for a wedding photographer, find the person you connect with, whose images you love and whose photographs make you feel as if you’re part of the party. Have a look through my blog – these are some examples of Manchester weddings and venues from all over the country and abroad so you can see the many memories I capture for couples.

Real Moments

As a lover of documentary photography, I believe that the natural, in-the-moment photos, are the ones which you’ll treasure the most. Your wedding won’t need directing – you’re doing the organising in advance. Of course I take group shots, these are Christmas presents for the following year, but the best photographs I take, are the ones that are unpredictable. The groomsman gone wild, the nosy neighbour taking a peak at the bride or those cheeky children pulling that ‘butter-won’t-melt’ face as they desperately try to climb up the teepee. These are the memories you’ll want to spend every anniversary looking at, giggling over, and reminding Uncle Joe of his hilarious facial expressions during his ever so passionate rendition of Mr Brightside.

Award Winning Manchester Wedding Photographer

Ally is a Manchester wedding photographer that travels all over the country and abroad including Lake Como, Italy, and as far as San Fransisco.

A member of Fearless Photographers and multi-award winner of some of the most prestigious wedding photography awards, including Masters Of Wedding Photography and This Is Reportage. Ally has also been featured in the world’s best wedding blogs and magazines showcasing his work from Manchester weddings and venues all over the country.

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“Absolutely fantastic! What can we say? From the pre wedding shoot to the big day and receiving our photos Ally has been the man! Approachable and relaxed enough to make you at ease but also professional enough to produce amazing work. Unbelievable and so glad we chose Ally – not just a photographer but now a good friend!”

Kara & Dan

“I can’t begin to tell you how professional Ally is at what he does, not only capturing photos but memories to treasure for a lifetime. From our first meeting to the very end he is first class.After seeing Ally’s work I had no doubt he was exactly what I wanted in a photographer, stylish, modern, classic, artistic. He knows his craft well and does an amazing job”

Katie & Andy

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“We just want to thank Ally for the amazing photos. He really captured every reaction and emotion, so authentic and exactly what we wanted our photos to be. He was wonderfully discreet all day which helped to make the photos so natural and he made us feel as comfortable as possible – We couldn’t recommend him enough! Thank you so much, Emma & Tom!.”

Emma & Tom

People are what makes me love what I do, and I most definitely love my job. I mean, people can come in all sorts of packages, but at a wedding we’re there to show support, witness an important event and to have a cracking time. As a Manchester Wedding photographer, this is a dream; I see tears of happiness, tears of laughter and tears of all emotions. I see everyone being their finest self with their feelings written all over their faces.

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Manchester weddings

Tros yr Afon wedding

Tros yr Afon Wedding | Anglesey

A beautiful summer Tros yr Afon wedding on the isle of Anglesey for Fran and Matthew. Summer Wedding At Tros yr Afon I met Fran and little Pip at their family home a couple of weeks before the big day.…

Nunsmere Hall wedding

Nunsmere Hall Wedding

A beautiful Nunsmere Hall Wedding for Natalie & Oliver with plenty of sunshine, and just a couple of unexpected showers! The sun was definitely shining on this beautiful summer morning when I arrived at Nunsmere Hall. I made my way…

Lake District wedding photographer

Armathwaite Hall Wedding | Lake District

Wedding Day At Armathwaite Hall A stunning Armathwaite Hall wedding in Keswick, The Lake District. It was an absolute pleasure working with Dale and Rachael of Dale Alexander Events. I love photographing weddings in The Lake District and Armathwaite Hall…

Knowsley Hall weddings

Knowsley Hall Wedding Venue

I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to be Lauren and Matthew’s photographer at Knowsley Hall wedding venue in Prescot, Merseyside. Knowsley Hall has been welcoming royalty since it opened its doors in 1495, so it must feel very special…

Manchester Hall Wedding

Manchester Hall Wedding

Manchester Hall wedding Photography in my favourite city! Do you know what I love the most about photographing a wedding? A good party, and oh my was this a good party! I don’t think I stopped all day and night,…

Oh Me Oh My Wedding Photography

Oh Me Oh My Wedding Photography | Liverpool

A fantastic Oh Me Oh My wedding in the heart of Liverpool. I absolutely love a city centre wedding! Anna & Peter finally had their day and it was just perfect! Liverpool City Centre Wedding At Oh Me Oh My…

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Manchester Wedding Venues

Here is my ‘Manchester Wedding Photographer Venue List of Distinction.’ Set in no particular order, it features some of the finest hotels and locations in Manchester. They all scream of the cities industrial history and all of them offer couples opportunities to create the wedding of their dreams.

Victoria Baths

A quirky wedding venue with a difference. Hold your wedding in a huge, drained Victorian swimming baths. With many dramatic and unique spaces for photo opportunities, this venue is one of Manchester’s finest, and one you or your guests will never forget.

Victoria Warehouse

A beautiful venue for a wedding. ‘The Bays’ and ‘The Cotton Sheds’ have a raw industrial aesthetic, that is ideal for both contemporary and traditional ceremonies. Victoria Warehouse has so much character and I just love to photograph weddings here. Every one is different, as the space can be used for so many different purposes. A fantastic backdrop to any Manchester wedding day

Manchester Hall

Manchester Hall was designed in 1929. After a multi-million pound restoration, Manchester Hall now combines traditional structure with modern glamour, making it the perfect venue hire for weddings.
One of my favourite venues in the city. Perfect for a Manchester wedding photographer to capture your big day!

King Street Townhouse

One of the Eclectic Hotel Collection, in Manchester city centre. It’s the perfect venue for both large and smaller weddings, with a terrace that has spectacular views over Manchester’s rooftops. I adore the quote on their website that says, ‘it’s like staying at a rich friends with extremely good taste’ – we all need a friend like that and if not, that’s when you visit the King Street Townhouses”

Castlefield Rooms

Set in the Castlefield area of Manchester, with its unique bridges and canals, this venue can cater to so many different couples tastes and needs. Surrounded by so many fantastic places for photographs, it truly is a wedding photographer’s dream