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Why Bridal Prep Is So Important
13/12/2017

Your Bridal Prep I cannot tell you the amount of times I have heard "I don't want Bridal Prep", or "I don't want my photograph taken without any make-up on".  I simply cannot stress enough the importance of Bridal Prep. Bridal Prep acts as the prologue to your story that unfolds throughout your day. It gives the Groom and your Family an insight, allowing them to be a part of it without actually being present. Bridal Prep also gives you the...

Neil Ridley - Lancashire Wedding Photographer
13/12/2017

From Military Policeman to Lancashire Wedding Photographer?   People often ask how I ended up changing from a career as a Military Policeman to becoming a Full Time Professional Wedding Photographer in Lancashire? The answer is quite simple, my passion for Photography has been there for as long as I can remember. I joined the Royal Air Force when I was 19 years old as a Military Policeman. Fortunately for me this also included some camera...

Broadoaks Country House Hotel and Cathedral Cavern Wedding Photography
12/12/2017

A Lake District Wedding in a Cave I often get asked "Which has been your favourite Wedding to photograph?" and I reply honestly that I do not have a favourite, no two weddings are the same, each is different in its own right. However, Rob and Emma's Lake District Wedding has to be the most extraordinary wedding I have photographed to date.  Let's face it, it's not every day you get to work in a cave! From my initial meeting with Rob and Emma I...

Goodbye to The Photo Chap
11/12/2017

As some of you may have noticed, we recently went through a company rebrand (not something I would ever do again).  I honestly thought it would be an easy task, simply change the logo's on a few images, copy everything across to the new website and I would be back up and running in time for dinner.  Oh no.  There are video's to re-edit, entire blog posts to re-write, the company insurance to amend, even the camera's needed to be reprogrammed so...

Sam Joins Neil Ridley Photography.
01/12/2017

Sam's Journey From International Air Stewardess to Business Manager   By mid-summer of a very busy 2017 it was becoming more and more evident that as my business evolved and grew, I would need to employ a second body. I needed someone who could help with the administration and management side of the business. My wife, Sam helped out when she could but she was busy with her own career. However, it would appear that fate would lend a helping...

Heaton House Farm Wedding Photographer
30/10/2017

Amazing Indian Fusion Wedding   I am very fortunate to be a member of a circle of highly Professional Photographers who call on each other when needing a Second Shooter. However, never in a million years did I expect to be opening an inbox from Liam Crawley asking if I would like to second shoot for him.  Hell yeah! The guy is a genius, a master of his art! I use the following analogy for people who don't quite understand the significance of...

Second Shoots-Sefton Palm House Jewish Wedding Photographer
13/10/2017

Jewish Wedding At Palm House, Sefton Park.   Picture the scene from Only Fool's and Horses's, with Del-Boy and Rodney sat in their little yellow van. They had just left Sotheby's after securing £6.2 million. That was Sam and I after I received my second invitation from the very talented Liam Crawley asking me to shoot for him again, this time at a Jewish Wedding. I was thrilled to be asked, and I knew I would be in for a spectacular day. The...

Blackpool Wedding Photography
07/10/2017

Jon-Paul and Lynsay's Blackpool Wedding.   Having had a career in the Licensed Trade I was friendly with Jon-Paul, the Licensee of The Albion in Bispham.  He knew I had changed career path to become a Wedding Photographer, and one evening asked my availability for his wedding in August. I had originally blocked this week off for some much needed R&R. However, not wanting to miss the opportunity of shooting what I knew would be a...

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