Photoshoot anything. Thoughts, stories and tips from Team Perfocal.

It was a story similar to many others in this world. In Manchester, two people met, fell in love, and decided they want to spend the rest of their lives together. Where this story becomes its own is that the bride and groom didn’t want a traditional wedding day. They didn't want hundreds of guests or a beach wedding in southern Europe. Love was more than enough for them, and their special day was to be shared by them and them alone.
So, they decided to elope together.

Type of shoot: Wedding
Location: Central Manchester
Package: 2 hours (£169)
Add-ons: 24-hour delivery (£19)

Their wedding day may have been unconventional, but their desire to have their nuptials captured in the form of some beautiful photos was as conventional as ever. Naturally, this would be best accomplished by booking a wedding photographer whose photography could match the couple's quirky style.

But neither of the pair wanted to spend hours sifting through endless wedding photography sites and thousands of wedding vendors or waste thousands of pounds for some simple yet beautiful images.

Kris contacted us at Perfocal to get just what she needed without any unnecessary bells and whistles: unobtrusive photography capturing real moments at the registry office, followed by a creative and quirky photo shoot around Greater Manchester. The photoshoot finally ending with the pair eloping to a secret international destination to spend their first moments together as husband and wife.

No group photos, no first dance and no bridesmaids or groomsmen. Just some treasured photographic memories together.

"Hi, we are are getting married (eloping) in Manchester... We would like some photos of us during the ceremony in the registry office followed by some fun and quirky shots around the streets of Manchester and ending with us getting the train (to the airport) at Manchester Piccadilly."
Shoot details provided by Mr. A

This would only require two hours with a professional wedding photographer. Kris also wanted the colourful photos to be delivered within 24-hours. Every moment of their big day was to be quick and easy. Waiting weeks to get your pictures, like the old days, wasn’t part of the plan. At the end of it all, the entire photography package would cost them just £188.

Less than 15 minutes after submitting the booking form, our system had secured a creative wedding photographer who was excited to shoot this artistic couple in his own unique style. Daniel, who is one of the best wedding photographers in Manchester and has been documenting weddings for a while was ready to go with his favourite Canon 5D Mark IV with multiple professional lenses to capture the love on their faces as Kris walked down the aisle.

Documenting the Perfect Elopement

The rest speaks for itself. Daniel came to Manchester city centre slightly before the scheduled time, and the soon to be newlyweds had their big day captured with candid bridal portraits. The couple's connection and love for each other was quite palpable. This was followed by a fun photoshoot out on the streets of Manchester, where Daniel put the couple at ease and greatly captured their quirky style. These are the kinds of shoots that remind every professional wedding photographer why they love photography!

After the Wedding

Almost as quickly as they got married and were off to start a life together, their beautiful photos were sitting in their inbox ready to be shared with friends and family. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. A! We’re happy to have had the opportunity to help capture your special day, we are eager for you two to cherish each other forever and always. :gift_heart:

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