Saddleworth Hotel Wedding Photography // Hannah and Tom

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Wedding Photography in Saddleworth

Hannah and Tom had their Saddleworth Hotel wedding photography at the end of May. I was delighted to be asked to shoot their wedding at one of the leading venues in the north west. I love wedding photography in Saddleworth, living in the area I know how amazing the scenery is. The area is beautiful and has plenty of great views that make for amazing couple shots!

Morning Preparations

First of all, the morning preparations took place at Hannah’s parent’s house in Ripponden. With plenty of laughter and prosecco during the hair and make up it was a fun start to the day. A highlight was when Hannah’s dad Nigel saw Hannah in her dress for the first time. It was a lovely moment and the smiles continued all the way to the church in Ripponden village. One of my favourite photos of the year was at the top of the aisle when Hannah saw Tom and her smile could not be wider!

Reception at The Saddleworth Hotel

After the wedding service we made the short journey over to Saddleworth for the reception at The Saddleworth Hotel. The Saddleworth Hotel is one of the leading wedding venues in the area because it is simply stunning wedding venue. With modern decor, fantastic food and most of all, cracking staff I can highly recommend you have your wedding at the Saddleworth Hotel.

Awesome Light

Another reason to have have your wedding photography at The Saddleworth Hotel are the beautiful grounds and stunning views. Hannah and Tom made the most of the amazing scenery for their couple photos as we went into the woodland area at the back of the Saddleworth Hotel. With a low sun setting over the Saddleworth hills, Hannah and Tom made the most of the awesome light. It was a brilliant day and I cannot wait to return to The Saddleworth Hotel. I’m also delighted to now be a recommended supplier by the Saddlworth Hotel, so I look forward to many more weddings at an amazing wedding venue.

Here’s Hannah and Tom’s Saddleworth Hotel wedding photography. Music by Christine and The Queens, photos by me…

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The Saddleworth Hotel, Huddersfield Road, Oldham OL3 5LX. 01457 871888

Saddleworth Hotel wedding photography by James Tracey © 2016

White Hart Inn Lydgate // Madaleine and Danny

Madaleine and Danny’s booked me for their wedding at The White Hart inn Lydgate and the day was somewhat unusual for me, with not one, but two services before we all went up to the White Hart for their wedding reception. The day started with the wedding service at Chadderton Town Hall, a building I knew well (at least from the outside) as I spent the majority of my career in the Police working in Chadderton. What I didn’t know is that inside is a beautiful room where the wedding services take place. Madaleine arrived and the service was full of emotion and even included an appearance by their baby daughter Sophia (who just didn’t want to miss out on the celebrations!)

After the wedding we all made our way to a Church in Lees for a second service as Madaleine and Danny were blessed in their family church. With a handful of formals snapped before the service took place the guests all made their way up to The White Hart in Lydgate, Saddleworth for the reception. On our way we stopped off Mr and Mrs Atherton joined me on Atherton Street for a couple of quick photos, for obvious reasons!

I love White Hart Lydgate weddings as I live less than a mile from the venue (I could even pop home for my dinner if I wanted to). It’s a tradional pub with a large, modern reception room and plenty of outdoor space that was well used for Madaleine and Danny’s reception as the weather was amazing. However, this is Saddleworth and the weather quickly changed during the speeches. With some lightly directed couple photos in the bag it was soon the first dance and time to put the cameras away and have a well earned Rekorderlig!

So here’s Madeleine and Danny’s wedding at the White Hart Inn Lydgate.

If you want to see more check out Katy and Jon’s White Hart lydgate wedding photography here.

White Hart Inn Lydgate

The White Hart Hotel, 51 Stockport Rd, Lydgate, Saddleworth OL4 4JJ. 01457 872566

2014 // The Best Bits…

So that was 2014. Another incredible year. I’ve shot 46 weddings, all different, all unique, all amazing. I’ve traveled over 7143 miles to Scotland, North Wales, Yorkshire, The Lake District, Northumberland, London and Ibiza. The Nikon’s have fired their way through 64438 photos. I’ve worked in castle’s, country houses, a working metal works, boutique hotels, a swimming pool, on a bowling alley, on the beach, country pubs, town halls, tipis and on Concorde. Every wedding has been different and I’ve been so lucky to have worked with relaxed, creative, and most importantly, fun couples throughout 2014. Without you guys I wouldn’t get to do what I love and I can’t thank you all enough for asking me to tag along on your day. It’s you guys who make me look good!

I’m already excited about 2015, I’ll be back at some of my favourite venues, taking in a bunch of new and exciting places all over the UK and there may even be a trip abroad for something very exciting

It’s been tough to choose the best bits of 2014, but after much deliberation, here’s a hand picked selection of my favourite wedding photos. I hope you like them too!