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Curvy Catwalk at Towneley Hall

Coincidently our good friend Kate from Kate's Bridal Room in Clitheroe had booked to exhibit at the same wedding fair In February 2019. The venue was the stunning Towneley Hall near Burnley and the event was being organized by Little White Books, with Kate providing a Curvy Catwalk as the special feature of the event.  When Kate asked if I would photograph the catwalk, it was a very easy yes! Kate had organized a fantastic team of both...

Award Winning Lancashire Wedding Photographer

Wedisson Award Winner Again! A short time ago I took a couple to Formby Beach for a Post Wedding Shoot.  We had great ideas about a 'Trash the Dress' style shoot where the couple would be in the sea but after a couple of hours in the surrounding forest we were all getting rather cold, so the thought of getting wet was more than we could cope with! Dave and Lisa were amazing to work with - relaxed, comfortable with being posed and obviously very...

Wedding Photography Crypto Payments Now Accepted

We all have to keep up with the times and the world of Photography is a fast-changing one.  Not only do I have to keep up with the latest camera technology, photography styles and trends but as a fast growing business I have to keep up with modern business practices too. Our business is heavily automated, all out client bookings and contracts are very much a hands-off way off working - we literally just press the button and the magic elves do all...

Find us on Bridebook

  We are now featured on the Bridebook website and App alongside some other great Photographers and Videographers.  If you are planning your wedding why not download the App for your phone? There are some great tools for making sure that you don't forget anything or exceed your budgets.  I also offer a discount if you book through Bridebook...

Neil Ridley - Lancashire Wedding Photographer

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...

Goodbye to The Photo Chap

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.

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...

Yet another new website

It's my annual website overhaul time again!  I last gave the site a facelift in June 2016 and it looked quite nice (at the time).  However time rolls on and it was looking a bit sad, neglected and dated.  So I spent a few days hunting around, stalking other photographers and stealing ideas and I finally came up with this new layout :) Image heavy, as it should be for a photographer, cleaner, faster and it has shiny buttons that work! Have a...

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