Great John Street Hotel, Manchester Wedding Photography: Well it wasn’t too long ago it was the engagement shoot and now, the wedding itself … A wedding with a lot of Aussie in it – Bride Leah is a 100% Australian & met Groom, Adam whilst working and located out there – obviously meant that glorious weather was guaranteed and brought over with Leah’s family! The ceremony and reception itself was at the stunning Great John Street Hotel all eclectic decor and amazing dark spaces and stuff with the surrounding streets and nearby park offering some beautiful alternative shots to be had. City weddings aren’t something I come across often but thank you so much guys for allowing me to let the creative juices flow (so to speak!) – we were in the heart of Manchester but you really don’t need to look far for some amazing backdrops. It’s funny really, if you just stop and look at what’s around us, in this built up world, there’s some great lines, shapes and subtle colours to be had – even from lumps of concrete and rusty bits of metal! As I mentioned, the weather was glorious but sometimes that can be a challenge in photography – harsh shadows & contrast etc – but I hope you agree that today it all just worked and loved the shadows that were thrown up in some of the shots. Inside, the hotel offered a wonderful contrast to the outside in the lovely subdued lighting – except for my shot in the lift which almost has a touch of Sci-Fi to it – well to me anyway! Thanks again to the amazing couple, Adam & Leah (and wonderful family & friends) and to the staff at the hotel too and great to see Brothers of Swing , Dan & Joe again.