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Being a photographer isn’t just my occupation – it’s a passion!
So who am I?

I’m a Wife to Mr C, a Mum to 4 kids who hate having their photos taken. I have 4 very lazy cats and I’ve always loved a good Gin & Tonic, before it became a craze.  I have a tiny obsession with the Flamingo’s, Pendle Witches, anything paranormal or true crime and listen to a spooky podcast when editing, just to keep me on my toes.  More recently I've binged Walking Dead but had to stop as I was having nightmares. Tut.

I’m a huge live music fan, the whole ‘madchester’ scene, I’ve got a Manchester Bee tattoo and adore The Stone Roses (did you get it).  I cried when we went to see them at the Etihad although in my defence I had waited 20 years for them to get back together.  

My amazing hubby, Tez is my biggest fan and supporter.  He’s bought me all my equipment over the year, counless MAC books (I’m not good at keeping a laptop safe it would seem), which enabled me to follow my dream and never complains when I’m hardly here over the Wedding Season.  He’s a keeper!  After our own wedding in Cyprus and being made to pose in the most ridiculous way I vowed I would never ask my couples to anything as cheesy!  

We live just outside Manchester which gives me the best of both world’s – the beauty of the Pennines and the hustle and bustle of one of most cultural cities in the Western Hemisphere.  I do travel all over the North West, the UK & would go further afield to capture your beautiful weddings and families.

You may notice my logo is a Flamingo and wonder why?  Well, I feel a flamingo best represents me and my work, quirky and colourful.  As the saying goes "Be a Flamingo amongst a flock of pigeons"! 

Cheesy wedding photo, our monsters, Jack, Bruce, Zappa & Baby Purdy.  Oh & MCFC fans over here!

How it all started!

Being an Army Brat growing up, I have lived all over the world and quickly realised how important photos are for memories.  You lose friends every time you move and can be away from family for long periods of time – photos are to be cherished, a keepsake.  You never realise how much a photo can mean to someone and the emotions it can stir.

I was always the kid in School who had a camera on every school trip and at the end of School year.  At our recent 20 year School reunion 90% of the photos on display – I took.  These photos were and still are so important to me.  I loved High School and the friends I made reconnecting with most of them on Social Media years later I was able to share those, mostly embarrassing, photos of our teenage years.     I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am that I was a teenager in the 90’s well before camera phones!    

Over the years, I have had the privilege of being part of countless weddings all over the North West and love capturing the excitement of the day.  I have a relaxed approach to capturing your special day, a natural and candid photograph captures a person with genuine expression, emotion and their personality which has been captured forever within an image you can look at time and time again.  There’s that emotion I was talking about.

I would love to be part of your special day or help you make some memories with your  family.  If you think I’d be a good fit for you drop me a message and we’ll meet for a coffee.  Or cheeky gin! 

Love & clicks 

Michelle x


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