Hello and welcome, glad you’ve found me!
A little bit about me!
I’m Barry from Autumn Stone Photography. I live on a cobbled road in a little part of Stockport called the Heatons. The name Autumn Stone comes from a song title taken from a 1960’s mod band called the Small Faces. I had very strange musical tastes as a teenager and as well loving The Stone Roses and Oasis I was also obsessed with 1960’s music, hence the fascination with the Small Faces and The Beatles.
Why book me?
Well, first and foremost, you’ll end up with some stonkingly good photographs from your wedding and it’s not just the dozens and dozens of my previous couples who think that either. I have been awarded some rather prestigious honours for my photography. Last year I was voted ‘Best Wedding Photographer – Cheshire’. I’m still not sure who decides these things, it doesn’t really matter. The only people who matter on that front are the ones who book me, YOU!
My photography style
I have a mainly documentary style with a few group shots thrown in for Mum and Dad. I photograph mainly Manchester, Stockport, Cheshire, Yorkshire and the Lakes. I’ll travel though, so just ask if you are getting married further afield. 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 happening before me.
Although I’m one of the busiest photographers in Cheshire and cover all of the major wedding venues in and around 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.
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 and it shows in the photos.
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 Manchester and the North West then please get in touch. 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?