Find Out More About Me!
I’m a wedding photographer based in Manchester
Hello and welcome, my name is Barry and I’m a wedding photographer. I live in a part of Stockport called the Heatons. The name Autumn Stone is a song title taken from a 1960’s mod band called the Small Faces. I love everything mod, dessert boots, Ben Sherman, Fred Perry and Lambretta’s. I have a love for the British seaside, especially Devon, Dorset & Cornwall.
This is not about me though it’s about you
I have a mainly documentary style with a few group shots thrown in for Mum and Dad. I shoot all over the place, but mainly Manchester, Stockport, Cheshire and the Lakes. I’ll travel though, so just ask. Last year I was voted one of the ‘Best Wedding Photographer – Cheshire’. I’m still not sure what that means, or who decides. I don’t care too much. The only people who matter on that front are the ones who book me.
I want to photograph your wedding day in the most natural way possible. I don’t set things up, I don’t ask you to get into uncomfortable poses. I look for and anticipate moments happening and with a little smidgen of luck but mostly through a lot of experience, I capture real life events and record what I see before me.
I’m sure you don’t want to be lined up for 45 minutes for the traditional group shots. Yes, I’ll take a few of these to keep your parents happy but natural storytelling images of the day are what my couples book me for.
If you like my style and the way I go about photographing a wedding, please get in touch and you can tell me about your wedding day plans. Or, if you haven’t yet seen the type of work I produce, why not head over to the wedding gallery or lifestyle family page?
In 2015 I was voted one of the best wedding photographers in the North West. I am also a proud member of Wedding Photography Select, which is a directory of the best wedding photographers in the world. The purpose of WPS is to promote photographers who produce work which is that little bit different and very special.
I’m a professional wedding photographer based in Manchester and have been featured in many wedding magazines and blogs. You can see some of my features on my awards page. I feel privileged to be asked to photograph every wedding I attend. It’s the best feeling in the work to have so many compliments about the work I produce.
Although I am based near Manchester, I cover weddings throughout Stockport, Cheshire and the North West.
My photography style
Although I’m one of the busiest photographers in Cheshire and cover all of the major wedding venues in and around Greater Manchester, Cheshire and the rest of the North West. I am also happy to travel further afield. So if you are getting married out of the Cheshire area then I would love to come along with you to photograph your wedding, so why not tell me your plans.
Choosing the right wedding photographer is not as easy as it sounds, you’ve probably spent thousands of pounds on your wedding and it will all pass very quickly. Don’t underestimate how much a good photographer can make the day flow along. We’ll work very closely together on the run up to the wedding to make sure your wedding day runs as smoothly as possible.
We’ve all seen and heard stories of bossy photographers who order you and you guests around, well that’s not me. For most of the day, you’ll hardly know I’m there, the only time I direct anybody is when it comes to the group shots and don’t worry about the bride & groom portraits, I’ll just guide you along there to make sure you are looking your best. If I had to sum up my style it would be creative, natural & contemporary.
The best compliment I ever get from my couples is to say ‘I never even noticed you’. I also get lots of positive comments from wedding guests. I don’t want to get in their way, I want my photos to tell the story of the day, as it happens, with no interference from me. I am not the type to stand in a corner though with a telescopic lens. I mingle with guests so I am never far away from the action.
So if that sounds like the type of photographer you’d like with you on your big day and you are looking for one of the best wedding photographers in Stockport and the North West then please get in touch.