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Chinese Wedding Photography | Manchester | Ray & Julie

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Chinese Wedding Photography – Manchester

As a wedding photographer I get to meet lots of great couples and play a significant part in making their day one to remember. Julie and Ray met in college many years ago and although already married in a small intimate wedding abroad, this was all about family and friends coming together for a celebration and I was there from early morning to capture the day as it unfolded. The day started off at home with Julie getting ready and awaiting the arrival of her bride to be Ray, whilst my second photographer for the day David was with Ray at his parents home.

Chinese Door Games 

Photographing a Chinese wedding is so much fun, so much happens all day and this wedding was no different. In keeping with Chinese tradition, the groomsmen were put to task by the bridesmaids, drinking a mixture of shots, singing and performing a dance. These games were so much fun to photograph and the groom performed very well – which meant he was able to see his bride. We soon headed off to Ray’s parents home for another traditional tea ceremony and to see the rest of the family.

Castlefield – Manchester

After spending time with Ray’s family, Ray and Julie headed off in their Roles Royce and met me and David Scholes who helped me out on the day as a second shooter. at Castlefield, Manchester for  a walk around. This is a great city centre location for any bride and groom to have their wedding photos taken in a relaxed and creative style. On their special day the weather was a bit hit and miss so we headed off to Manchester Town Hall to make use of the fantastic architecture – the light coming through the windows is lovely – we had to make use of it after we were kindly let in by the staff at the town hall.

Chinese Unicorn Dance

Shortly after we headed off to  Glamorous Restaurant in Manchester for a 10 course traditional Chinese banquet and  tea ceremony which was attended by over 200 guests. Before we did though, we were lucky enough to have a traditional unicorn dance – traditional to the families village. This was really nice to see and a fantastic welcome to their wedding banquet.

Mum helping bride into dressGroom putting on his suitGroom getting out of carGroom waiting at the door with groomsmenGroom looking on to brides fatherphoto of a shots boardShot from above of people playing gameGroomsmen having a shotBride looking on from windowBride looking onGroom dancingGroom dancing for Chinese door gameGroom clappingBride and groom meeting for the first timeBride with a fanTea ceremonypouring of teaMum drinking teaExchanging of goldTraditional tea givingDrinking tea between bride and groomGroom having tea from groomhugs with groom and bride and groomDancing at CastlefieldBride and groom under a bridge at CastlefieldBride and groom walkingCanal boat going past bride and groombride and groom laughingWalking down stairs at Manchester Town HallLast steps at Manchester Town HallCuddling outside phone boxUnicorn DanceUnicorn Dance with dragonLooking through the legs at Unicorn DanceUnicorn in the restaurant Singing Karaoke Child with hands in earsCelebration drinksbride and groom with group of peopleDrinking at a tablePeople cheeringMore drinks at a different tableBride with a drinkBride and groom using natural light and bokeh Relaxed, Natural and Unobtrusive Wedding Photography

My style of photography is relaxed, natural and unobtrusive, capturing the day as it happens. What that means is I want you to spend time with your friends and family and ignore me. I won’t have you away from them for long periods, you will be at ease knowing you will have lovely images and actually be able to enjoy your wedding day. I am a really laid back and relaxed wedding photographer that will capture your wonderful day as it happens, with minimal fuss and no waiting around.

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