Why We Do What We Do...Thank you

Just had to post a testimonial left on a forum about us...

When my husband and I started looking for our wedding photographer, I booked several appointments with various photographers from all over the north west, all offering different packages, prices and different styles. As soon as I checked out Classic Photography's website I was excited to meet David, and the see the packages he had on offer, I was really impressed at the different options he had suiting all budgets. I didn't feel pressurized into choosing one of the higher priced ones like I had felt with other photographers. He answered all the questions we had, and even took time to find a sample album from the venue where we were getting married. After paying our deposit and booking it all in, I was confident our wedding Album was going to be something special, and I was definitely right. Amazing, Wow, Different, Modern, Beautiful, Perfect are all the phrases I've heard when people look through my album. When we went for the viewing of our proofs, I couldn't believe how much David and Jane had actually caught of our wedding day, things I hadn't even noticed had happened, which if I hadn't had a fantastic photographer I still wouldn't know about. Since our wedding I've recommended Classic Photography to several different brides to be, and I don't know one that's been disappointed. Not only this I also brought a photo sitting voucher for a christening present, and they were equally as pleased with their amazing photos. So if your looking for a professional, dedicated, friendly, down to earth photographer then Classic photography it is, Our wedding Day and Wedding Memories would not be the same with out David and Jane.
Thanks To Hannah & Matthew McGee for the nice words,its words like these that really makes our job a joy.

David & Steph's Sunny Wedding

Perhaps it’s the naf winter/spring with all its snow & ice but I really am enjoying the warm sunshine that has greeted us on weddings lately, so another beautiful day at St Matthews Church for David & Steph’s wedding.St Matthews was one of the first churches I shot a wedding at the start of my photography journey,and is still a busy church with another wedding before ours.
The reception was held in the marquee at The Thistle Hotel in Haydock , Cath & the team always do a great job with their weddings & everything ran on time.
David had stated that he was nervous about his speech, don’t know why he delivered a good one.
This really was an enjoyable wedding for us to shoot & have some ( even if I say so myself) gorgeous images…well it was easy David & Steph are gorgeous.

2010 Photography Awards..And The Winner Is..... Me

Well this dream continues… On Saturday evening the North West Professional Photography Awards were held at a black tie event in Warrington. Professional Photographers from Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, North Wales & Wigan all descended on the Park Royal Hotel for the Annual Awards ceremony & we did quite well.
I was awarded the Prestigious Wedding Photographer of the Year award..again, the highest award for a Wedding Photographer, a real honour as this award is the result of many categories. Not content with that we also were awarded The Wedding Album of the Year, we won this award for the second year in a row an achievement never done before & this was a proud moment as this reflects on our business in general as wedding albums are a joint effort between Jane & myself.
Then just as things couldn’t get any better, we were awarded the Studio Portrait Photographer of the Year AND The Under 5s (baby) Photographer of the Year. Our portrait side of the business has seen a real increase in demand over that last 12 months & to be recognised in this field is mindblowing. I am asked why do I enter awards on several occasions, quite simply to further & improve our photography. There is so much more to a portrait than a white background & so much more to a wedding than a dress, there is emotion, the story & of course the location. As I have said on many occasion anybody can take a picture but do they look or do they see, awards make us see!
Below are some of the images that we entered into the awards….

A huge thank you to our clients who without we couldn't have achieved these fantastic for the national awards, fingers crossed.D.

Tony & Kelly's Wedding...A Grand Day Out

One of the best places to be on Grand National day is Merseyside, there is just a buz about the place. Now when Tony & Kelly arranged their grand wedding at the Prince of Wales Hotel, one of Southport’s top hotels, the last thing in their mind was horse racing, but given the town was full of people with the big race on their mind & a rather grand procession to the hotel led by Tony & Kelly in a horse & carriage, Lord Street (the main shopping road in town) was brought to a standstill with clapping & cheering.
A beautiful day for a great couple with a full church, pimms on the lawn, & dancing in the stunning ballroom it really was a grand affair

Simon & Elizabeths Wedding

Mix a great couple, the West End theatre & fantastic friends then you have Simon & Elizabeth’s wedding. The weather forecast for the week had been at best ‘iffy’ but on the day the sun shone everybody was in the mood for fun.I had been looking forward to this wedding as shooting actors, actresses & thespians in general (ooh big word time), the day was allways going to be full of emotion & great atmosphere. It was such a joy to shoot a wedding in the warm sunshine & with such a great couple as Simon & Elizabeth with added entertainment from the bestman, bridesmaids & always up for a laugh Ushers, it didn’t dissapoint.
The day ended with some stunning shots as the sun went down & an evening party with a great band(an x factor finalist no less) everybody partied….

Well, nearly everybody…..