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Merrydale Manor Wedding Photography

Merrydale Manor is a stunning exclusive use Cheshire wedding venue. Set within acres of rolling countryside there are so many opportunities to capture beautiful wedding photos at Merrydale Manor. This brand new venue is the epitome of style, class and luxury. Brought to you by the owners of the esteemed Colshaw Hall the new addition has proven to be incredibly popular. Engaged couples can feel like the Lord and Lady of their very own Manor for their special day!

The owners have had a lot of experience creating an exclusive and prestigious venue with Colshaw Hall. Now they have expanded the family to include Merrydale Manor which also caters to the luxury wedding market. This new and exclusive venue offers amazing opportunities for photography. Merrydale Manor wedding photography is best when the beauty of the setting shines through. Accompanying the gorgeous Manor house are stunning grounds and even a lake – a beautiful spot for couples portraits.

A jewel in the heart of Cheshire

Shane has been lucky enough to photograph amazing weddings at Merrydale Manor’s sister venue and since opening in 2017 has had the pleasure of photographing at this wonderful venue too! Guests can expect to have the VIP treatment with the whole estate to themselves on their special day. We love exclusive use venues and how much freedom they allow photographers. Nothing worse than worrying about bumping into another bride on your wedding day! The team at Merrydale Manor have put this into consideration and are dedicated to one wedding at a time. Ensuring the highest level of service for each and every wedding day.

Natural photography

The natural style of wedding photography that Shane loves to shoot is the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful countryside venue. This style allows the natural moments to happen and the story of your day to be told through your beautiful photographs.

For Merrydale Manor weddings, natural and clean images will hold the memories of the bride and groom’s special day for generations to come.

Some of the best images are taken when the photographer is nowhere to be seen! It’s important to let guests enjoy the day and capture natural moments. Most couples don’t like to have their photo taken, a relaxed approach helps put everyone at ease. Learn more about us and our unique style of photography.

Pre planning – visit to Merrydale Manor

During the day Shane will take his clients to handpicked locations around the venue to get the best pictures of the happy couple. Shane will scope out the best spots to take photos and have a loose plan in place.

Pre planning not only makes the most of the manor but also allows your photographer to pre plan where to go if the weather is bad. Rain won’t stop a seasoned photographer from delivering you gorgeous images.

Preparation is so important. Photographers have to respond to a variety of changes in light levels and weather. Therefore, being familiar with the venue and the best places to go is key to getting the best photos.

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Stunning portraits

One of the key aspects of Merrydale Manor wedding photography is to capture gorgeous portraits of the newlyweds. Venues like Merrydale Manor which have extensive grounds are the perfect backdrop to capture these stunning images. We loved Joanne and Stuart’s stunning summer wedding at Merrydale Manor. We particularly like the photos taken during sunset. Their wedding day was blessed with the most gorgeous weather, there is nowhere like Merrydale on a sunny day! Keeping the portraits session relaxed allows the couple to feel comfortable. This is when we capture the best images. Take a look at Shane’s portfolio for some of our favourite Merrydale Manor wedding photography.

Exclusive Cheshire venue

Exclusivity and privacy are what’s on offer at Merrydale. The married couple can enjoy their own Cheshire retreat, as the whole venue is for you and your guests. Venues, where you are the only guests, are becoming increasingly popular in Cheshire as friends and family can feel like VIP’s for the day. Right through from bridal preparation to the end of the night, the whole property is exclusively yours. With the talented Merrydale Manor team on hand to help make your wedding day go without a hitch.

For your photographer, having Merrydale Manor to yourselves is an absolute dream. It allows the freedom to go wherever the best photography opportunities are without restrictions. Often wedding venues will have to give prior instructions on where the photographer can and cannot go. To avoid encroaching on another wedding party, this is not a problem at Merrydale. Sometimes as a Merrydale Manor wedding photographer, you find yourself having to run inside to get to a balcony or run down to the end of the garden to get that perfect image. Having the whole venue gives the ultimate freedom.

Clients and guests often don’t realise some of the lenses we use don’t zoom in and out, taking the best shots requires physically moving where you want the picture to be. Certainly keeps us photographers fit and healthy!

Getting married in Cheshire?

If you have a wedding planned at Merrydale Manor, or any of the surrounding wedding venues,  we would love to hear from you! Contact us for a brochure.