Wedding Photographer Cheshire
Welcome to Hervé Gillet Photography, your alternative Cheshire wedding photographer.
Planning a wedding is a huge task. Knowing how special the day is going to be, selecting the right wedding photographer has to be one of the most daunting tasks. If you’ve been researching the best wedding photographers Cheshire has to offer, I’d feel privileged if you would take some time to discover what I can offer you.
My name is Hervé Gillet and I’m an experienced, award-winning wedding photographer. I have shot many weddings across an array of beautiful venues in the stunning county of Cheshire. If you have a few moments, please pause to read the real life stories from my brides and grooms on our blog, and to peruse my wedding photography galleries so that you can see for yourself how my natural style creates such an emotionally memorable wedding album.
Capturing every moment of your special day with natural style Cheshire wedding photography
Call it ‘documentary’ wedding photography, call it ‘reportage’. Whatever the official term may be, what it means is ‘natural’ photography.
If you’ve spent some time taking a look through my Cheshire wedding photography galleries, you’ll probably have noticed that the formal shots are mixed in with a host of natural, un-posed shots. These are the very pictures that bring the wedding album to life, helping you remember the day as it unfolded, and all the emotion, happiness, tears and special moments that made it so unique.
Brides and grooms are increasingly asking for natural style wedding photography. Cheshire couples find it lets them get on and enjoy their day, knowing that all the memories are being captured in the background without them having to stop and pose.
If your dream is for a wedding photo album that tells a story, rather than a set of posed pictures, that’s exactly what you’ll get from me as your chosen wedding photographer in Cheshire.
Award winning photography for your Cheshire wedding
Whatever wedding venue you’ve settled on in Cheshire, I’d be delighted to attend. Over the years, I’ve provided wedding photography Cheshire wide, shooting special days at all the top venues in this lovely county, as well as some of the more intimate and quirky ones too.
Chester Cathedral is one of my most favourite places to be appointed as wedding photographer. Cheshire’s striking focal point, the cathedral, now the mother church of the Diocese of Chester, was once the abbey church of a Benedictine monastery, and so carries with it immense history. One of my most recent assignments at Chester Cathedral was to capture Ben and Beth’s wedding. They loved the fact that they could have their entire wedding at the venue, and I was beaming because the cathedral provides such a wondrous backdrop for wedding photos. And when it came to the full group shot, I couldn’t resist the aerial angle, although it took a while to climb all those steps, as well as nerves of steel!
Thornton Manor is another spectacular venue for wedding photography in Cheshire. This Grade II* listed Elizabethan style house was built between the 19th and 10th centuries, and is nestled within wonderful parkland and gardens. Precisely why I enjoyed shooting Marissa and Daniel’s wedding so much! There are so many charming spots and backdrops within the grounds, such as the lime tree lined avenue and the timeless brickwork of the manor house itself.
I also loved being trusted as wedding photographer at Combermere Abbey in Cheshire. This is one of those venues where memories are made. Steeped in a thousand years of English history, the venue is set amidst acres of rolling parkland, walled gardens and ancient woodlands, as well as sporting spectacular Gothic architecture and an outstanding Edwardian glasshouse. Shooting Libby and Lewis’ wedding at Combermere Abbey really was a delight. It was very much an ‘outdoorsy’ wedding, with the ceremony taking place within the glasshouse, and a Pimms reception in the Fruit Maze, where guests got to enjoy ice cream from a van and a game of croquet on the lawn.
Other venues where I’ve had the pleasure of acting as Cheshire wedding photographer include:
- Emma and Thomas’ big day at the Pryors Hayes Golf Club
- Helen and Paul’s wedding at the Oak Tree of Peover
- Grace and Stephen’s day at the luxurious Merrydale Manor
- Vicki and Danny’s wedding at the Abbeywood Estate
- Lucy and Duncan’s special day at the Hillbark Hotel
Wherever you choose to marry in Cheshire, I’ll be with you at every important step, although you’ll rarely notice me capturing those special moments in time for you to cherish forever.
Due to my widespread experience as a wedding photographer, Cheshire presents few wedding venues that I am not familiar with. With specialist knowledge of how to glean the very best out of every location, both inside and out, I can guarantee you the most superb wedding album.
Cheshire wedding photography packages
Whatever wedding photography package you choose for your special day in Cheshire, you will benefit from my award-winning technical and creative expertise exclusively for you, your wedding party and your guests.
Each package includes a pre-wedding meeting, which we can do by phone, video call or in-person at your chosen Cheshire venue. This is the ideal opportunity for us to get together and for me to discover what’s important to you both in terms of capturing your special day in Cheshire. Wedding photography is very much a personal thing, so it is essential for me to really take time to absorb what you expect from your finished album.
I offer two wedding photography packages for Cheshire weddings. The full day package is available every day of the week, and provides coverage from the bride’s preparations through to the ceremony, reception meal and speeches, first dance, cake cutting and evening party, including fireworks if you’re having them.
The half day package, available Monday to Thursday, covers the wedding ceremony through to reception meal and speeches.
Why choose Hervé Gillet for your wedding photography in Cheshire?
I’m an experienced photographer with in-depth expertise in wedding photography and covering Cheshire as well as the wider North West UK. Having graduated from the acclaimed ICART School of Photography and Journalism in Paris, I went on to develop a natural style of photography, becoming well known in the region as an alternative wedding photographer. Cheshire couples like my style, as it captures special moments unlike no other.
Looking to hire a wedding photographer in Cheshire? Contact Hervé Gillet today.
There is little in life that’s more special than your wedding day. For this reason, preserving it as a memory in time is essential. To discuss your forthcoming Cheshire wedding, and to discover how I can help you capture every second perfectly, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Cheshire Wedding Photography Frequently Asked Questions
Around a month before your Cheshire wedding day, I’ll send you a wedding photography checklist for you to complete and return, or we can meet and go through it together. It’s all about the finer detail, such as any formal wedding photos you would like, the names of your wedding party, times and places. Nothing is left to chance and you’ll find me meticulous on every point.
Having been a wedding photographer in Cheshire for many years, I have become accustomed to the downsides of the great British weather. Adapting to changing climatic conditions is part of and parcel of my wedding photography expertise. I have a full set of professional equipment, including specialist lenses designed for low light conditions. So you’ll never have to worry, because even if the weather isn’t behaving itself, I’ll have the upper hand.
Because of the way I shoot weddings naturally, capturing every special moment, you’ll receive an unlimited number of photographs as part of your Cheshire wedding photography package. As a guide, you can expect around 300-400 high quality, fully edited images.
My fees are based on the venue and its location, which of my Cheshire wedding photography packages you choose, and other factors. Your wedding is unique, so for a personalised quote, please get in touch via my contact page.
Bride & Groom Feedback
Abbeywood is a 45-acre estate nestled in the Delamere countryside in the heart of Cheshire. It’s a fabulous venue, and I hope you enjoy browsing my shots from Vicki and Danny’s special day.
Enjoy our bride and groom stories, from how they chose their wedding photographer, venue and finishing touches, to their heartfelt emotions about the day itself.