Ashton Photography | Lancashire Wedding Photographers

Lancashire Wedding Photographers also covering Cheshire, Liverpool, Manchester and Cumbria


Are you full time photographers?

Yes we are both full time professional photographers. We photograph up to 50 weddings each year plus numerous commercial and editorial commissions.

Are you insured?

Yes as a professional business we are fully insured for both public liability and professional indemnity. Don’t hesitate to ask to see our insurance certificates. Many top venues will insist.

Can we meet before the wedding?

We very much hope so, we prefer were possible to meet and chat through plans for your wedding day. This is often combined with your pre wedding shoot.

Can we pick the pictures that go in our album?

Of course you can. We are happy to help with the choice if you need it. Be we want your finished album to be perfect for you and that includes your own choice of pictures.

Can we post pictures on Facebook?

Yes please, we love to see you enjoy your pictures and are thrilled you would want to share them with family and friends.

Can we print from the disc of images you provide?

Yes please do… that’s the whole point, we want to you share and enjoy your pictures as much as possible.

Do you both take pictures on the day?

Yes we do, very much so. We are both full time photographers and both love to take pictures, so on you wedding day we will both be taking pictures often at different locations and covering different parts of the day as they unfold. Both our styles are very different and neither of us takes the lead…. We work very much as a team!

Do you need a meal providing at the reception?

No, don’t worry we are happy to provide our own food. When you sit down for your meal we take a break and have a bite to eat, it’s also the time we check our pictures and start to back them up to our laptops.

Do you take the more traditional group photographs?

Of course we are happy to take group photographs, and we will try to make they fun and enjoyable for both you and your guests. Were possible we try to keep posed groups to a minimum which helps the flow of the day and means you can spend as much time as possible with your guests.

How long do you stay at the wedding?

We like to tell the full story of your wedding day, so in most cases we are with you for the bridal preparations, about two hours before the wedding, and we like to make sure we are able to capture all the fun of the evening party. In most cases we leave about 30min after the first dance. But this is up to you sometimes we are with you for a shorter time often it’s longer.

How long will the formal pictures take?

It varies from wedding to wedding, most of the day we spend capturing all the fun and emotion with candid documentary pictures, when you wont really know we are there. The actual family groups take about 20-30min and we ask for 20-30min with the bride and groom then possibly another 10min of so in the evening so we can make best use of the venue and any stunning late evening light. `the rest of the time we want you to enjoy the day and the party…

How many pictures will we get?

That is a tricky one to answer. We don’t restrict in any way how many pictures we take at a wedding so the final number of edited pictures varies from wedding to wedding. To answer the question 350-450 seems to be the average often times many more!

How much is the deposit?

The deposit on all bookings is ÂŁ500 with the final balance payable in full one week before the wedding.

My church or venue is very dark Is this a problem?

No not at all photography is about quality of light not the quantity of light. The most stunning pictures are often taken in the darkest of locations. Our equipment is chosen to enable us to work in these conditions.

We live in New York and are getting married in London. Is that a problem?

No not at all, Skype and the internet enables us to chat with you easily and send out album proofs and we are happy to travel to London… so just contact us and will can go from there.

New York is a great place for photographs though and we will be more than happy to come and photograph you out there as well… We really do love to travel;)

What camera equipment do you use?

We chiefly use Canon cameras, mainly the 5DmkII and the 1DX combined with fast prime lenses, including 24mm F1.4 35mm F1.4 50mm F1.2 85mm F1.2 and 135mm F2.0. This combination of cameras and lenses enables us to work quickly and in the darkest of locations. We also use the 17-40 24-70 and 70-200mm zoom lenses.

We also of course carry flash equipment plus other lighting gear, tripods and a whole range of other bits and bobs that are needed to do the job.

For film photography we use Hasselblad amd Holga Cameras.

Just for the record we only shoot in RAW Digital format for the best possible quality, we edit on the Mac computers using the latest editing software.

What if the weather is bad?

It really is not so much of a problem as you may think… in simple terms you keep the smiles coming and have fun, we get wet and make great pictures. We have taken some amazing photographs in rain, snow, wind and fog. The weather never spoilt a fun wedding!!

When will we get our photographs?

We aim to get your pictures ready in 3-4 weeks. It really depends on the time of year and how many weddings we have photographed. In many cases it can be quicker. When possible we like your pictures to be ready for you when you get back from the honeymoon.

Where Are You Based?

We are based in Leyland in Lancashire and we are very happy to travel to photograph your wedding, both in the UK and overseas…. We both love new places and we love travel!!