I want you to remember how you felt on your wedding day!

Creative, documentary wedding photography by Wes Simpson.

Natural, fun, wedding photography, Liverpool, Manchester, Sklemersdale, Wigan

Through the joy of wedding photography I capture the magic and wonder of human interaction. Starting with the bridal preparations I document the story of the day as it unfolds, all the excitement, happiness and raw emotions; from the first look of the designer wedding dress, expressions of love with family and friends, to tender moments as the couple take their first steps as man and wife. I invest my time seeking out images that feel real, soulful and timeless, producing authentic images, that trigger memories and have true emotional value for the Bride and Groom.

I come to your wedding as a trained Visual Storyteller, drawing upon more than 10 years creative media experience working in the Television and Music industry, a related Photography Degree, coupled with ten years as a Professional Wedding Photographer enhances my professionalism and influences the strong cinematic qualities of my work. Soulful story-driven images are blended with artistic natural looking portraits, beautifully mixing colour, fun and personality with contemporary black and whites for detailed storytelling. I am an available light photographer, which means I’m far more interested in capturing the perfect moment than the perfect picture. On a wedding day I’m unobtrusive, I work fast and without big distracting lights in order to produce natural, timeless images without gimmicks.

The education and experience of having photographed a wide variety of UK & Destination Weddings has helped fine-tune my style and approach as a creative documentary wedding photographer. I have the skills and techniques available to direct and subtlety pose to get those must have shots for the album. As amazing as my couples are, I love nothing more than getting creative with them, helping them to shine a little brighter and to look their best for some wow factor, personality led portraits. These are the types of photographs my Brides and Grooms call ‘works of art’ and they proudly hang on their walls.

After the wedding my couples receive a personal online gallery so they can share all the excitement with family and friends. Every wedding I photograph is presented in a beautiful Storybook Wedding Album that takes the viewer on a visual journey of photographic artistry, love and celebration. Skilfully designed pages showcase a logical narrative that combines love, humour and emotion. When turning the pages of my albums the viewer will hear the music and laughter, feel the love, joy and celebration the day brought. The emotional value can be felt as each page is turned in a wedding album to be proud of, for now and future generations.

Below is a small collection of wedding photographs that showcase my creative standard ethics and how I approach a wedding day.

Capo Bay, emotional wedding, photographer, crying groom, wes simpsonOne of my favourite pictures, Bride and Groom during a Cyprus wedding ceremony, I love the juxtapose of emotions, connected through the tender touching of heads.

Wedding photographer Stanley House Lancashire“I do”

Fun wedding photography Liverpool, Groom Laughing, speeches, Crowne Plaza Hotel Liverpool“He said what?”

Augill Castle, wedding, photographer, wes simpson, British weddingA stunning portrait from a Lake District wedding, taken on the day of the Queens jubilee celebrations.

Crying dad, wedding Stanley House, LancashireA loving Father comes to collect his Daughter (who lives in Australia) on the morning of her wedding day.

Celebrity-Destination-Wedding-Photographer-Wes-Simpson-1-3Tears of joy

Church wedding, Liverpool, Wes simpson photographerA proud Father tightly holding his daughters hand, the joy on the brides face as she looks at her groom, we don’t see the grooms face (we don’t need to) because we ‘feel’ his emotion from the tender hand placed upon his solders from his best mate.

Bentley, wedding, car, photographer Wes simpsonArriving at church in style, a classic shot taken just before Dad (seen in reflection) opens the door.

Love bridge, Cape greco, Cyprus, Wedding photographer, Wes simpsonA dramatic portrait taken on Aphrodite’s love bridge in Cyprus.

Bride and groom in snow, winter wedding southport photographer A winter wonderland

Beautiful natural wedding photography Lancashire“Wes, I can actually hear my heart beating when I look at the picture” – Julie Swire: Picture of bride taken on the morning of her wedding day.

No1 documentary wedding photographer Manchester , Wes Simpson wedding photographer Hilton-1A simple ‘exchanging of rings’ shot made more valuable with the beautiful capture of the brides father in the background.

No1 wedding photographer Lancashire, Wes Simpson wedding photographer Hilton-1-3A Mother’s pride.

No1 wedding photographer Lancashire, Wes Simpson wedding photographer Hilton-1This lady had traveled all the way from Hong Kong, arriving the morning of the wedding with one thing on her mind!

No1 wedding photographer Liverpool, Wes Simpson wedding photographer Hilton-1-2That look you give your best mate when she say’s “I DO” #Priceless

No1 wedding photographer Liverpool, Wes Simpson wedding photographer Hilton-1Peeking through the hotel door at the Hilton in Liverpool, I capture a Mother’s reassuring hand.

Bride and Groom, Sorrento square, wedding photographer-Wes SimpsonHold my hand and I’ll kiss you, tomorrow I’ll miss you.

Cliff diving, wedding, Cape Grecco, Gyprus, photographer Photobomb of the year!

No1 wedding photographer Wigan, Wes Simpson wedding photographer Hilton-1Pushing through the crack of the door on the morning of a wedding day, I find the father of the bride minding his wife’s handbag whilst rehearsing his speech. The atmosphere of the shot is brought together with the visible price tag on the sole of the new wedding day shoes.

Little girl, dancing, father, wedding, Wes simpson, Photographer“Dance with my Father”

Emotional groom, Greek orthodox, wedding, Larnica, CyprusThere is tremendous power and value in a well told story. This is from my first Greek Orthodox wedding, taken outside the church of Sait Lazaros in Larnaca. In Greek Orthodox weddings the Groom waits outside the Church and presents the Bride with her bouquet on the morning of the wedding. Upon seeing this picture Yiota, the bride said “Wow, Wes, you shot from the heart, you really captured the tenderness of our relationship and why I love my husband. 

Mother, daughter, crying, wedding, Thorton Hall, Cheshire, wedding photographer, wes simpsonxxx amount spent on a wedding dress, venue, shoes, flowers. Sharing a table cloth to dry your eyes with your Mother in Law on your wedding day #Priceless.

Best wedding photographer Liverpool Manchester Wigan SkelmersdaleWeddings aren’t for everyone

Emotional bride, southport, wedding photographer, Wes simpsonThis is of Zoe from Eternity bridal wear in Penkith, Warrington. Taken during the ceremony with natural light. You can feel a tear just about to roll down her face.

West Tower wedding venue, emotional, Wes simpson, photographerAnother of my all time favourite pictures, taken at the West Tower wedding venue in Ormskirk, Lancashire. It perfectly sums up the special relationship between the three ladies in the background and the bride. You just know, Dad is fighting back the tears too!

Natural documentary style wedding photography LancashireA gentleman always carries a handkerchief

Nervous groom at wedding in LancashireNot long now…

Gay wedding, destination, Annabelle, Cyprus, Wes simpson photographerReal men, real emotion

Father and Bride, emotional wedding photography Positano, ItalyI love you Dad

Wedding ceremony, little boy peeping, Poulton-le-fyldePeek a boo

Liverpool football club wedding photographer, wes simpson“Wes is really great at getting those classic shots that are so perfect, yet upstaged and natural, They’re the photos you actually want to frame and put on the wall to look at every day” – Amy and Rickie Lambert, bride and groom, Liverpool.

Liverpool football club wedding photographer, wes simpsonYou’ve got the rings… right?

Kids at weddings, English wedding photographer CyprusMmm.. cake!

Wedding photographer Soughton Hall CheshireBride tightly gripping her Father’s hand as they arrive at Soughton Hall wedding venue in Cheshire #Priceless.

Creative wedding photographer, Cyprus, Aphrodite Love Tree, Wes Simpson“Love is, sitting in the middle of a bench when there is plenty of room either side”

Wedding photographer Liverpool (best, No1)Walk this way

Documentary wedding photographer Manchester

 

Thank for taking the time to look through the pictures. On this page, I have selected images that represent what I love about weddings, each image here made ‘feel’ something. If my work makes you feel something, there is a very good chance we’d be a fantastic fit and I’d love to hear from you.

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Capturing the heartbeat of the day

Two of my favourite wedding stories...

1. How a child helped me look beyond the obvious- Marley, the heartbeat of a Cyprus wedding.  HERE

2. My first ever wedding: A small insight in to how and why I become a wedding photographer.   HERE