Story Telling Wedding Photography | Julia & John

story telling wedding photography

Julia and John got married at one of Manchester’s best wedding venues, and one of my favoruites – Didsbury House Hotel. Set in Didsbury this boutique hotel is the perfect setting for a glorious wedding and for story telling wedding photography.

No stopping or fake poses – just story telling

As a wedding photographer who specilises in a documentary approach to weddings, story telling is essential. The idea being that the photos tell the story of their wedding day. Real moments captured is what it is all about for me. If a moment is captured for real then it becomes a real memory for what happened. So nothing fake or posed. Not a single photo in this set was posed. I stay in the background and watch and listen to what is going on and capture moments that tell the story of the day.

Kids are great to photograph at weddings

No bridal preparations where required so I started with John at the hotel and Julia arrived later on in a cool extended mini. Their two children, and many neices and nephews also joined them for their day which created such a fun and family vibe to the day. Kids are also great to photograph. Sometimes there is a lull in weddings after the meal and before the evening begins, but the kids are always up to something which makes photographing this part of the wedding day more fun.

Below are a few photos from their day. Each one telling part of their wedding story. Enjoy looking through.

didsbury house frontgroom getting readyblack and white imageputting shoes onshoes on againreflection shot in mirrorwaiting at the barbar reflection shotgreat light and composition doing up tiessilhouette in bar light groom and best manat bardidsbury house ceremony room high fives fromt he kidskids having a drinkbride walking up the stairscomplex scenemother of bride laughingkid opening boxgroom waiting for his bridekids walking down the islejulia coming down too for the story great lightclose up photodaughter with a tear in her eyefun moment during servicestory telling photoshot from the backguests reactionkid laughing her head offguest has shoe stuck in gridguests reaction layered photokid picking up confetti cutestory telling composition gran seated at didsbury houseoutside the front with stretched mini getting in the carstretched mini at wedding walking through the parkin love photorandom people wave at themmini outside didsbury house coming in fromt he outsidelayered photo of bride and kidsspeechessurprise birthday caketop of stairshavign a cigarstory telling wedding photographyguests funfirst dancedancing for partyparty timeparty at story telling

Story telling wedding photography by David Stubbs

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Manchester Wedding Photographer | David Stubbs - North West & UK 2020