Kate McCarthy Photography

A fine-art, natural, relaxed wedding photographer with an eye for detail and an organised yet easygoing approach to your day.
Products and Services
Back-up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-wedding Consultation
Second Shooter Available
Shoot with Film
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Photography Style
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £995
Kate made our wedding an absolute dream...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Kate made our wedding an absolute dream. Myself and my husband aren't natural Or always fully comfortable in front of the camera but Kat... 

Kate was absolutely amazing...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Kate was absolutely amazing, we could not have asked for a better photographer, even in the lead up to the wedding, sending me emails wi... 

Kate produced some amazing photographs particularly along the sea front...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Kate produced some amazing photographs particularly along the sea front - she captured the light and also a nice sense of humour came th... 

Full Description
  • I am so aware of the many forms of love in this world and am thrilled by the prospect of ‘bottling’ the joy it brings. The photos from my own wedding day are such a perfect reminder of the magic we found on that particular day and have inspired me to give other couples the same experience. I aim to capture the space in the silences, the solemnity of the vows, the scramble of the bouquet toss and the unabashed adulation of your guests as they celebrate you. This day is only about your love and celebrating that love with your friends and family. I am so excited to capture the details for you, to catch what you miss and to give you a beautiful, classic final product that you will cherish. Your wedding is a unique and special event that completely encapsulates who you are as individuals and who you become as a couple together. It is the beginning of the rest of your lives. I endeavour to record these details for you, to show the best versions of yourselves & truly contribute to your lasting memories of the day.
  • Experience
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    Between 10 and 30
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (3)
Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
Brides Up North
Love My Dress
Industry Awards (1)
TWIA 2017 Regional Finalist
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
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What is your most memorable wedding?
I was lucky enough to shoot a 2-day wedding celebration this year that was truly a labour of love for the couple: the groom's father performed the ceremony and only 20 close family members attended but then the reception 3 days later was almost like a wild house party at the stunning Parsonage Gardens in Didsbury!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Creative, Relaxed, Offbeat, Dramatic, Soft
What about your business are you most proud of?
How I've worked so hard whilst being a wife and mother of a toddler and built a successful business from the ground up, maintaining close relationships with other wedding professionals
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Listen only to yourselves and plan a wedding that celebrates YOU and your relationship without bending too much to anyone else's will!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A polaroid guestbook!
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
A good dramatic, full-length portrait showing off the outfits and the venue! (trickier to do than it sounds)
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
a good clear bubble umbrella and a bit of courage
Describe how you got into photography.
I am an American who found her new hometown in beautiful rainy Manchester. I moved to the UK in the Autumn of 2010 after spending my post-university years living in Hamburg, Germany where I met my lovely English husband. The daughter of an artist, I grew up in a household that always encouraged creativity and finding one's path through self-expression. At university I variously studied painting, theatre, and film but it was a semester spent in Florence where I learned about photography. I learned the history of the medium and how to process and develop my own film whilst living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I began collecting vintage and antique cameras, playing with 35 mm and Poloroid film and ultimately discovering the magic of digital photography. Upon meeting my husband, I proceeded to photograph every detail, every event to the point where we now have a photographic archive of our relationship. With the birth of our daughter, the archive now has a (huge!) new chapter.