The wedding blog for Stephen McGowan Photography - A North West based Manchester Wedding Photographer team who travels to throughout the UK photographing weddings at the most elite wedding venues.

2017 - Stephen McGowan Photography | Manchester Wedding Photographer


Manchester Wedding Photographer

It's been quite a year!  - 2017 literally flew by...  Photographing one great wedding to the next, week by week, tends to speed up the year - which I definitely noticed this year. I had the privilege of shooting at some great wedding venues this year with a couple of venues being photographed for the first time, which always gets the creativity juices flowing!
With it now being the New Year, I'd like to look back on 2017 and select my favourite images of the year for you to have a look through. It's quite a balanced selection of preparation, ceremony, guests, portraits and partying shots which goes to show how great moments can be captured at any point during the day. I concentrate mainly on the moments on the day, the unposed documentary styled shots but I do also like a couple of staged portraits which are always nice additions to the wedding album and add a little variety to the collection.

An Incredible Year

2017 has been nothing short of incredible. I've had the pleasure of working with some of the most fun and relaxed couples and have captured some beautiful moments in the process. I've shot 30 weddings this year, travelled the country and taken in new wedding venues, photographed weddings in both Portugal and Spain, and also returned to some of my old favourites as well!
To cap off a brilliant year I was also shortlisted as a Regional Finalist for the 2018 Wedding Industry awards for the second year in a row which is a huge honour. There's some real photography competition in the North West, so it's amazing to be shortlisted alongside such great talent.

The Best Wedding Suppliers

I've absolutely loved working alongside some of the best wedding industry suppliers in the country. This year has seen me work side-by-side with some of the very best wedding industry suppliers around. From Florists to Make-Up-Artists, Event Teams to the best live DJs and Bands around, it's been an absolute pleasure to witness this talent up close. It's been great to work alongside leading industry friends who I avidly recommend to all of my brides and grooms and can assure that my couples won't be disappointed when going with my recommendations.

Thank You

On a personal note I want to say thank you firstly to all of my wonderful couples for choosing to have me photograph your wedding day and I'm equally delighted with the lovely feedback you've all given me this year. So a huge thank you to everybody I've had the pleasure of photographing this year. Also a big thanks to my partner and second-shooter Emma for everything; mainly for being my rock amongst many other attributes she has helped me with over the course of 2017.


If you thought 2017 was big, just wait until you hear what I have lined up for 2018!    I kick off the year at a couple of brand new venues (Mitton Hall and Quarry Bank Mill) before flying out to Italy for a Tuscany Wedding to kick off the season in style. I'm at some of the biggest wedding fairs in the North West again this year, so check out the Tatton Wedding Show in February and Brides Up North's Wedstival '18 in May.
I'm shooting at a variety of top wedding venues for 2018 and can not wait to get started! I'm sure it'll all fly by in a blur just as 2017 has!

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