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Picture of two blond haired little girls as bridesmaids.

Bride & Groom

Bride and Groom during wedding ceremony.

Wedding Rings

His and hers wedding rings.

Tom Nicholls

Picture of Tom Nicholls.

Bride & Groom Dancing

Black and white picture of bride and groom on the dance floor at reception.

Jorgenson & Graphistudio Wedding Albums

Montage of images of wedding albums by Jorgenson and Graphistudio.

Church Wedding

Picture taken inside of church during service with fish eye lense. This makes the arches appear to bend in towards the aisle.

Wedding Cake

Wedding cake, looking a little unusual as it is predominantly chocolate coloured.

Wedding Speech

Father of the bride prepares to deliver his speech, but is interrupted by the groom holding up a finger. However, everyone is smiling.

Bride on Father's Arm


Documentary wedding Photographer Cheshire North Staffordshire UK

You are a documentary wedding photographer, so what does that mean...

A Documentary Wedding Photographer is, above all, a wedding storyteller. The principle is to record what happens on the day, to give a sense of the flow and significance of your wedding day. A wedding photographer relies on capturing that 'decisive moment' - a significant event, or perhaps the most fleeting of expressions that, once gone, is gone forever.

The Documentary approach enables me to capture natural and realistic expressions. I feel strongly that it is the most beautiful and elegant way to portray your wedding.

It's a policy of non-interference. I recently read in a wedding magazine that the photographer's job is to 'organise the day and ensure that the wedding party is in the right place at the right time'. I personally disagree with this, and certainly in the 21st century my more discerning clients would rather that I was there to record what happens on this special and most memorable of days rather than dominate. Documentary photographs can breathe life into a wedding album many years later and an added bonus is that the approach will certainly take one of the stress factors away from the wedding couple on the day.

Of course, every wedding photographer could claim to be a storyteller. But my desire is to create a set of pictures with artistic merit and which, seen together in an album, has more value than a simple collection of individual posed photographs. Post-production of images in my own particular style is a very important part of the process.

Tom's Wedding Photography Blog and Wedding Prices Pages

You can see examples of some of my recent weddings on my WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG. Here you will find better quality pictures that are an example of how a Documnetary Wedding Photographer works. See Stacey and Richard's special day in Birmingham, and Emma and Jamie get married in London, with the Groom's family resplendent in full dress Scottish kilts, while Chris and Em get married in the Cotswolds.

I offer a complete wedding day service, which may include pre-ceremony preparations by bride or groom if that's what you desire, right up to the end of the day, or as long as you require a photographer. For an up-to-date summary of my wedding photography packages, see my WEDDING PRICE PAGE.

Posed Wedding Photographs

Why Don't I See Many Posed Photographs in Your Portfolio...

There's one simple reason for this - a posed photograph almost never represents a true likeness of the person photographed (the photograph of me to the right is a case in point!). His or her expression changes as soon as he or she is aware of being photographed. This is why many people shy away from the camera. If you are looking for a more 'fashion show' approach, then my photography probably isn't for you!

Do You Mean 'Warts and All' Photography?

Absolutely not! Your wedding day is a happy occasion, and I try to make sure I convey the sense of joy and significance that prevails on your special day.

Does That Mean No Posed Wedding Photographs?

You and your loved ones may value having a small number of posed photographs and group shots, and I'm happy to oblige but suggest that this is kept fairly low-key.

Wedding Albums - Jorgensen & Graphistudio

I highly recommend that you take a look at the Jorgensen wedding albums to see the quality of the products on offer. I've always placed the utmost importance on displaying wedding photographs in the best way possible, and my Jorgensen and Graphistudio albums are of the best that you will find anywhere.

Jorgensen Wedding Albums

When specifically asked, in early 2010, to source and supply a wedding album manufactured by Jorgensen, I was overwhelmed by the quality of the manufacturing and materials. In fact, I quickly decided to make Jorgensen my manufacturer of choice for wedding couples looking for a classic, matted album.

My Jorgensen wedding albums are hand-stitched and also assembled by hand with a high level of attention to detail. Mats are bevelled at the page perimeter and photo borders and are available in white or charcoal. For premium-priced albums, the charcoal mats may also have a white core and the white mats a black core. Covers are available in leather (and other materials) in a range of colours. Albums are available in three sizes: 12x12, 14x14 and 16x16 inches.

Jorgensen wedding albums are built to last and an excellent choice for a couple who wish their albums not to date.

Graphistudio Digital Wedding Albums

Graphistudio were the first manufacturer to create high-quality digital albums especially for wedding photographers and they have maintained their advantage in terms of quality ever since. My range of Graphistudio wedding albums are contemporary digital books with thick, laminated pages. Prints show excellent contrast and colour reproduction. The premium-priced albums feature a choice of leather or varnished covers. Three sizes are available: 12x8, 16x12 and 20x16 inches.

Our Graphistudio wedding albums feature laminated pages with a highly reflective surface.

Can I just have a disk with all my wedding pictures?

Yes, all the wedding photographs recording your special day can be put on a CD / DVD.

Do the digital versions have your logo on them?

No, digital images are full-resolutions and logo-free so that you can print them at home or take to a professional printer.

Wedding Photography in Cheshire North Staffordshire South Manchester UK

My main area of operations cover Cheshire, North Staffordshire and South Manchester, but I have covered weddings across the UK, including London, Birmingham, Gloucestershire and Dorset to name just a few locations. Below are a list of towns I cover in my local area:

Wedding photography in Cheshire towns

Alderley Edge Alsager Altrincham Birkenhead Bollington Bramhall Cheadle Chester Congleton Crewe Culcheth Disley Ellesmere Port Frodsham Gatley Helsby High Lane Holmes Chapel Hyde Knutsford Lymm Macclesfield Malpas Marple Middlewich Nantwich Neston Northwich Poynton Risley Runcorn Sandbach Stockport Tarporley Warrington Widnes Wilmslow and Winsford

Wedding photography in North Staffordshire towns

Audley Biddulph Cheadle Cheddleton Eccleshall Kidsgrove Leek Madeley Newcastle-under-Lyme Penkridge Stoke-on-Trent Stone Uttoxeter

Wedding photography in South Manchester towns

Cadishead Chadderton Eccles Failsworth Farnworth Golborne Ince in Makerfield Irlam Kearsley Leigh Partington Prestwich Sale Salford Stretford Swinton Urmston

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Tom Nicholls Wedding Photography
56 Fields Road
CW11 3RN

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  • Bride and Groom leaving church, showered in confetti.
  • putting the finishing touches to the wedding dress, picture in black and white.
  • Father of the Bride makes his speech.
  • Black and white image of small girl in church holding hymm book.