Christine McNally Photography

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Alternative creative fine art wedding photographer based in Bedfordshire. Photographing weddings all over the UK, I love travelling and meeting new couples and their guests. I focus on moments
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1750
Details

Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-Minute Orders
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Artistic
Dramatic
First Look Photographer
Modern
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
My approach is really natural, and I thrive on getting those little moments in between. Alternative Wedding Photographer based in Bedfordshire but photographing couples worldwide. Whether you're getting married in a secluded guest house in the middle of Scotland - or a village hall in Cornwall - I'm excited to hear from you. I'm there to capture those important moments on your wedding day. From the little details like your shoes & confetti, to the big stuff like your nan leaving lipstick on your cheek and your best man dancing with your Aunt. I am as excited about your wedding as you are. I get a huge kick out of capturing those moments you’ll get a warm fuzzy feeling over when you see them. My photography approach focuses on the little details. From the handmade favours, to the big moments that happen during your wedding day. I understand how much planning goes into a wedding day, and capture every last detail as if it were my own. I'm not only a wedding photographer. I am a friendly face, a reassuring presence. If you need a hand with the buttonholes or your veil - I'm your girl. I'm rarely thought of as "the photographer" and more so as "the friend who's there to capture memories". My editing style is unique, timeless, consistent with moody undertones that are inspired by fine art & cinematography. You're more than likely a couple who hates the thought of standing in front of all your guests, posing and pouting as if it's a session for Vogue magazine. Well, my approach is nothing like that. We explore the grounds of your venue looking for the best light, colours and scenery. I guide you into what looks best, but as a whole just capture you interacting naturally.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Christine
Hey! Thanks so much for viewing my Bridebook profile. I'd love to hear from you about your upcoming wedding! I love photographing weddings at new (and favourite) venues, so please do get in touch no matter where you're tying the knot.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(5)
(5)
Claire & Stefan
Married in November 2017
December 2017
Lovely, friendly and professional
I am absolutely speechless after receiving all of our wedding photos this morning! I haven’t stopped looking at them all day. They are the most incredible photos I could have wished for and we can’t thank you enough for capturing our day so beautifully. From the first time I spoke to you, to the morning preparations, you felt as much like an added friend for the wedding as a photographer. You were lovely, friendly and professional and made us all feel so comfortable on the day.
Claire Peterson
Married in November 2017
December 2017
The most incredible photos I could have wished for
I don’t even know what to say as I am absolutely speechless after receiving all of our wedding photos this morning! I haven’t stopped looking at them all day, they are the most incredible photos I could have wished for and we can’t thank Christine enough for capturing our day so beautifully � from the first time I spoke to Christine (for over an hour about every detail of our weddings!) to the morning preparations she felt as much like an added friend for the wedding as a photographer..she was lovely, friendly and professional and made us all feel so comfortable on the day. I hate having my photos taken so was nervous to both be photographed and to see the results but Christine made it so easy..gave us enough direction that I didn’t feel awkward but was discreet so it was quick to forget the lens was on you! And the photos...I still don’t even know what to say other than they are simply stunning - anyone that knows me knows that getting a photo I like is a challenge at best but I can’t even start to pick ones I like as there are SO many, how to decide on the photos for an album is the next challenge! Anyone looking for a wedding photographer should absolutely look no further and book, you will NOT be disappointed. Thank you so much again Christine, in love with your photos of our day �
Rebecca Masson
Married in November 2017
December 2017
Prepared and knew exactly what to do
Christine was our amazing photographer at the start of October in the beautiful Worcestershire. She was truly outstanding, she was extremely engaging throughout the whole planning process and more than happy to chat and talk through any ideas, also her response to emails is pretty much immediate!! She played such a fabulous role from the moment she arrived at our hotel in the morning. She helped us get ready, she organised random shots of the small but important things; she was like an extra friend in the room who was so happy to help and create some special moments. Furthermore (as I was ready fairly early) we were able to take some shots around the hotel grounds, and Christine found some beautiful rustic areas which created stunning pictures. Christine was also very prepared and knew exactly what to do when arranging photos with guests, especially with the little kids who were a little shy. She also kept her eyes peeled, looking around the venues to find quirky and rustic backdrops which suited our wedding theme perfect as we were in the middle of the countryside. We thank you very much for being our photographer Christine and we do not have one single regret in choosing you, we will recommend you to anyone we know who is getting married. Friends and Family have already commented on how stunning your photos are... We can't wait to receive the rest! Xx
Michelle Rolfe-Lowe
Married in October 2017
December 2017
Worth every penny
We are absolutely delighted we went with Christine as our photographer for our wedding and would highly recommend her. We liked her style before we spoke to her and got a really good feeling from the first conversation and it just got better and better. Christine has been great at communicating with us, before, during and after the wedding. She put us at ease and always kept us updated on things. It was like having another friend at the wedding who just happened to be taking the photos. She was relaxed and fun, which was exactly what we were aiming for. She was also happy to muck in & pass messages etc, such a star. Our wedding followed a slightly different pattern to most but this wasn’t a problem for her. We received the photos 6 weeks after the wedding and we feel in love with the wedding all over again, exactly what wedding photos should do. We commented several times on the fact we hadn’t realised she’d moved to get a shot and it just goes to show how good and unintrusive she was. The pictures are fantastic; a mix of the action, groups, candid, portrait and details of the day. The photos capture the spirit & feeling of the day too. We spent more than our original budget but it was worth every penny and we would recommend Christine to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
Emily Gilmartin
Married in September 2017
December 2017
Most beautiful photos
Christine is the most wonderful photographer! We battled through the rain on our engagement shoot and on our wedding day but Christine didn't hesitate to power through to make sure we got the most beautiful photos! We have had so many compliments on all the photos and Christine made everyone feel at ease. We absolutely loved all the candid shots of our gorgeous guests, all the photos were super natural which is exactly what we wanted. A million thank yous for giving us such beautiful memories of our wonderful day! We would recommend Christine to anyone looking for the best photographer out there! :)
Location & Contact Details

Address

Castle Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3QY, England

Nearest Town

Bedford

Nearest Train Station

Bedford

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Press & Awards
(3)

Press & Awards (1)

Rock n Roll Bride, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Love my Dress, Beyond Beyond

Accreditations / Associations (1)

The Guild of Photographers

Industry Awards (1)

Best OVERALL Scottish wedding photographer 2013 as per Scottish Wedding Awards
FAQ
(8)

What is your most memorable wedding?

A wedding where the couple flew from the US with their 30 guests, to tie the knot in beautiful Scotland. They asked me to travel over and photograph their gorgeous wedding day, as well as their trash the dress/honeymoon session after. The details were incredible, and everyone was just so lovely. We were SO lucky with weather, but the thing that was most memorable is how well we got on - and how much love they had for one another, their friends and their families.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Fine art, artistic, creative, alternative, natural

What about your business are you most proud of?

Running my own self supporting business since 2012. Every day I get to wake up and deal with incredible people who want me to capture their most sentimental memories.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't stress about it. Think of it as one big celebration of your relationship. A practical tip? Leave plenty of time - you don't want to be stressed and rushing through photos/hugs and kisses.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Chocolates with each guests name engraved.. Personalised thank you letters to each and every guest

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

My bride wanted to climb down some rocks at a hidden tourist attraction in Scotland. We planned to do this the next day thankfully. It was pretty dangerous and she did it in her wedding dress! Was super exciting and I loved it. The next one would be a huge group photo using a cherry picker! Good job I'm not that afraid of heights

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Wellies and an umbrella ;) OR a really cute house with character that we can use, that has good light

Describe how you got into photography.

I've always taken good photos and fell in love with it even more when I started photographing people