Johnboy Wilson Photography – Best of 2015

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What a year it was.  Simply superb!  I had an amazing time at every wedding I photographed, it really was an honour.  The year started off with Christian and Lisa’s English-Italian “matrimonio” at Thornton Manor, it seems crazy that it was now almost a year ago.  Time flies when you’re having fun!  I am mainly a Manchester wedding photographer, best city in the UK in my opinion but I do like to venture further afield and I’m looking forward to another wedding abroad in 2016.  This year I tried to concentrate on improving my natural side of wedding photography, capturing more and more fleeting moments at each wedding and I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the best wedding photographers around who I’m proud to say are my friends.  These guys have helped me become an even better wedding photographer and hopefully you’ll agree when you see the photos below.  These are not necessarily my best wedding photographs but my favourites.  It was hard to whittle them down to these, I may even do a second best wedding photographs blog post soon!

For all you camera geeks out there I’ve shot this year on the Canon 5D mk3.  Two of them, mainly with the Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art and the Canon 85mm f1.8 but I’ve also always got in my bag my Canon 16-35mm f2.8 for the occasional wide shot and for the dance floor and my Canon 135mm f2 for portraits and picking out candid moments from a distance.  This could all change this year but we shall see.

In personal news I’ve moved house, still in South Manchester but now without the noisy street and the Metrolink at the bottom of my garden which was a feature of my last place.  We are very happy in the new place and it currently being made a bit more scouse by my better half.  Oscar has a Star Wars bedroom (great influence I am) and the garden backs onto a huge private field, can’t wait for the summer!

So this years weddings are going to be even better I’m sure and I’m now geared up to try and become the best Manchester wedding photographer there is!  Hopefully I’ll be able to blog more than the four times I did in 2015, I have a lot of blogging to catch up on that’s for sure.  And if you’ve read all this gubbins don’t you have anything better to do with your time? x

a beautiful smile from the groom's mother the bride and her dad run to the ceremony because they are late the bride's mum looks on as she gets in her wedding dress a cute baby photo some wedding flowers at great john street everyone dancing in the evening the bride walks down the aisle the groom fist bumps his step son a beautiful black and white photo of a mans hands around his wife's waist the groom and his wife dance on the balcony of manchester town hall a bow tie is tied by a groomsmanemma hugs tom after their marraige the bride and groom walk down Quay Street a wonderful portrait amongst the trees the bride finds her way up inside her dress sarah hugs her friend and laughs grace looks out of the window of the wedding car some crazy dancing to the ukelele wedding bandthe bride laughs as she puts in her earrings shelley laughs as matt hugs her during their photo session a man is caught shooting peas at his wife through a straw a techinically challenging lighting setup for this photograph the bride has her make up applied a portrait of the couple on the banks of Lake Windermere alex and jackie hold each other after their matrimonial ceremony walking down the streets of ancoats a yound boy and his sister dance on the dancefloor the girls have their photo taken with a selfie stick two shots of brides posing for the camera father of the bride crying as he sees his daughter ready for the wedding a reflection shot of the highest quality the flower girl cried because she is nervous about the wedding amazing photo of the groom hugging his friend fantastic shot of the dad shouting to the wedding guests in the back of a taxi with the best couple a cool angle for a photo of the dress being buttoned everybody jumps to catch the flowers an off camera flash shot of the couple a big laugh perfectly photographed amazing picture of two lovers by a lakethe groom goes all child like a perfect baby portrait an incredible confetti photo by johnboy a mother kisses her baby a man with no teeth laughs hard make up is applied to the bride's lips a clode up photo of the groom during the speeches the mother of the bride watches on during the matrimonial ceremony the bride and groom enter the room for the meal two dancers perfectly photographed hair spray can be a problem if too much is sprayed! the bride laughs in manchester yellow and black stripes on the wall for this photo the bride's grandad warns the groom to look after his daughterthe groom gets a kiss from a random guest an awesome wedding photograph in manchester