I tend to see a lot of surprises and gifts between Brides and Grooms on their wedding days, but this is definitely the first time that I’ve BEEN the surprise! For one reason or another, Emma and Michael had decided to not hire a photographer to shoot their wedding, but little did Emma know that Michael had booked me and managed to keep it a secret right up until the morning of the wedding.

I started the day at Emma’s parents house to cover their preparations, then off to the beautiful Southport Town Hall for the ceremony, then onto the timeless Royal Clifton Hotel on the Promenade in Southport, with, yes you guessed it, a stop at the famous Funland Carousel in Southport on the way. Sitting backwards on the carousel in order to get a shot of Emma and Michael was another first for me and probably looked more precarious than it actually was but was certainly great fun!