It’s a small world we live in!
I remember receiving the email from Kellie a few months ago, she’d seen my website and was inviting me round to her home to discuss her wedding photography with her and fiance, Mark. Imagine my surprise when Mark opened the door and it turned out that I actually knew him; we used to play football together on the Failsworth School astro-turf pitch about 20 years ago and I had no idea that he’d moved just around the corner from me in Failsworth. It also transpired that Kellie and Mark’s children went to the same school as my twin boys – small world eh? Thankfully, after chatting with Kellie and Mark about their wedding photography requirements, they booked me to shoot their big day at the Best Western Smokies Park in Ashton, Manchester.
Now for those of you familiar with the Manchester and Oldham areas, you may have heard of Smokies Park as it used to be a nightclub and was a popular evening destination for revelers until it’s closure in 2007. Well it’s now pretty much unrecognisable and has been transformed and completely refurbished into a rather smart hotel specialising in weddings and business conferences. I have to say the staff at Smokies were fantastic on the day, they were courteous and very helpful; particularly the wedding coordinator whose name has slipped my mind.
Below are a selection of images from their day:
Finally, I’d like to thank Kellie and Mark for choosing me to be their wedding photographer. It was a fabulous day and their family and friends made me feel very welcome as I spent my time in and among their guests. Oh, and I must also say how kind it was of Kellie and Mark to arrange food for me on the day, this is something that I never expect from my couples but nonetheless, it was greatly appreciated (and tasty too, compliments to the chef!). Kellie and Mark left some kind words (see below) about me on my Facebook business page:
If you’re looking for an amazing photographer then Steve is your man! Steve was our wedding photographer, from bridal prep right through to the first dance. He is very professional, but also very friendly, helping you feel relaxed and putting you at ease on the day, and also before the big day too making sure everything is just right! We absolutely love our photos and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Steve to anyone for their wedding! Thanks again Steve for all your help, Kellie & Mark x