Hi, I'm Laura! I'm a Cheshire-based wedding photographer, providing emotive story telling for free-spirited couples. Queer-owned and always inclusive.


Do you do formal posed photos?

Whilst my style is mostly candid and natural, I appreciate that lots of couples (and often family members) really like to get some posed photos with their nearest and dearest too. I like to keep these fairly natural too, and will often ask that someone is allocated to help round people up so we can whizz through them and keep them fun! When it comes to couples portraits, I'm always on hand to offer guidance but mostly give space for natural, loving moments to shine through.

What if we really don't like having our photos taken?

I totally get it- I’m not a massive fan of it myself! With most of my photos being candid and natural, I tend to float around throughout the day snapping away in the background- you might not even realise I’m there! During any more 'formal' shots (such as couples portraits or group photos) I aim to make them as fun and relaxed as possible so please don’t worry. I also have a video consultation with all of my clients ahead of the big day, so we can talk through any concerns you might have and tackle them together.

How much editing do you do?

I make slight tweaks to my photos, which often includes basic colour correction, tweaking exposure and cropping. I also edit each image in a consistent style so you end up with a lovely cohesive collection of photographs! I tend to stay away from heavy Photoshopping as I genuinely believe people look absolutely beautiful just as they are and like to portray things just as they were on your special day.

Do you do engagement/pre-wedding shoots?

Absolutely! It’s lovely to work with a couple before their big day, and it can be a brilliant opportunity for us to get to know each other and for you to get some practice at being photographed. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll get a quote over to you.


Oh Laura, where to even start?! We didn't make it easy for you with a last minute request and a laid back brief, but from beginning to end your personable and detailed service gave us every confidence we were in the best possible hands. On the day your cool, calm and expert directives made for an easy and stress-free day of posing. It's no surprise you presented the stunning gallery you did. We are so pleased you were the photographer for our wedding celebration, thank you for saying yes and being a beautiful addition to our day!

Lainee & Rafael

Laura photographed one of the most important days of our lives, our wedding day. The pictures we got back were just amazing and more than we could have wished for. She was lovely to work with- so good, in fact, that my friend then asked Laura to do the pictures for her wedding! Once again she didn’t disappoint- memories to last a lifetime. Thank you Laura!

Michelle & Mat

The photos Laura captured were beyond what we expected. They are absolutely stunning and caught all of the cheeky, fun moments. We've had so many comments since about how comfortable she made me everyone feel and how lovely she was!

Gemma & Josh

Laura was our photographer back in July for our wedding at Grangefields. We had a zoom meeting chat prior to our wedding to discuss exactly what we had in mind and Laura delivered this perfectly on the day. Our pictures are amazing and I can't thank Laura enough. I would 100% recommend!

Gemma & Ed

We had our wedding end of September 23 & we also had a pre shoot with Laura a few months before that - which I highly recommend if you've never been in a situation where you've been professionally photographed. She was fabulous, fun & really put us at ease we got some great shots to! Come the wedding day she couldn't do more for us, we had booked her for 10 hours and it was an extra busy morning because I wanted prep photos for both me & my husband, we were staying in separate locations 30 mins apart and then the venue was a further 15 mins and she stayed to a tight schedule got thr shots and got to thr venue for guests arriving. She also smashed through my huge list of "serious photos" which came in under the time we'd given for them and spent a good amount of time doing the couple shots. She also took us out side as the sun was setting for even more couple shots and I didn't actually see her around much but that's a good photographer blinding into the back ground! She also loves animals and our dog came to the day so extra points for that! Couldn't recommend her enough! ????

Sian & Danny

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