Kate McCarthy Photography Weddings 2017 Year in Review

WHAT A YEAR.  Honestly, what an unbelievable way to spend 12 months: hanging out with wonderfully warm and fun couples in beautiful environments and capturing some of their most precious memories.  I always knew that when I began this journey into wedding photography, I was heading towards something special but 2017 and the huge outpouring of support I've received from so many amazing former strangers has been completely overwhelming. 

Being a wedding photographer in that northern sweet spot of Cheshire and Manchester has meant I've been spoilt for choice by the sheer volume of stunning wedding venues and this year I was able to cross quite a few off my bucket list: the raw industrialism and contrast of a Victoria Warehouse wedding, the rustic elegance and magic hour light of Owen House Wedding Barn, the spirit and glamour of a Manchester city centre wedding, returning to my 'home away from home' and hanging out at the always awesome Ashfield House.  And of course, capping the year with a bit of history-making and shooting the FIRST EVER wedding at The Courthouse in Knutsford. 

But what's been the most amazing and humbling experience of all has been the connection..the trust and faith that you extraordinary lovebirds have placed in me to tell a small piece of your love stories and the friendships that will stay with me forever.  Every single one of you incredibly beautiful and kind and generous humans has a place in my heart and I feel so so lucky to have been on this journey with you and hope you'll have me along again as your families grow and change in time - I'm THRILLED to be photographing my first 2017 wedding baby in just a couple of weeks!

Looking ahead, 2018 is sure to be just as epic and emotional and heartswelling and full.  And I'm so so excited to get to know another years-worth of gorgeous families & couples, to capture your memories for you and provide a time machine that will instantly take you back to the day you said 'I do' and remind you of the butterflies & the happy tears, the boogeying & the boozing and everything in between. 

So hit play, turn it up, see if you can spot your day and be sure to GET IN TOUCH to tell me all about your big plans! I can't wait to hear from you!

 Zoe & Chris // The Belle Epoque, Knutsford

Zoe & Chris // The Belle Epoque, Knutsford

 Hayley & Chris // Thornton Manor

Hayley & Chris // Thornton Manor

 Clare & Mark // Ramsbottom Civic Hall

Clare & Mark // Ramsbottom Civic Hall

 Liz & Rob // King Street Townhouse

Liz & Rob // King Street Townhouse

 Chantelle & Simon // Leigh Town Hall

Chantelle & Simon // Leigh Town Hall

 Phillippa & Kallum // The Saddleworth Hotel

Phillippa & Kallum // The Saddleworth Hotel

 Nina & Zakk // DIY Backyard Wedding

Nina & Zakk // DIY Backyard Wedding

 Sarah & Nick // Destination Vermont Wedding

Sarah & Nick // Destination Vermont Wedding

 Stacie & Luke // The Mere Golf Resort and Spa

Stacie & Luke // The Mere Golf Resort and Spa

 Jenna & Kris // Victoria Warehouse

Jenna & Kris // Victoria Warehouse

 Steph & Darren // Delamere Manor

Steph & Darren // Delamere Manor

 Suzanne & Matthew // Manchester Town Hall

Suzanne & Matthew // Manchester Town Hall

 Clare & Michael // Buxton Pavilion Gardens

Clare & Michael // Buxton Pavilion Gardens

 Helen & Ian // The Gathering at Edale

Helen & Ian // The Gathering at Edale

 Naomi & Jonathan // Owen House Wedding Barn

Naomi & Jonathan // Owen House Wedding Barn

 Naomi & Jamie // Ashfield House

Naomi & Jamie // Ashfield House

 Jodie & Danny // Knowsley Hall

Jodie & Danny // Knowsley Hall

 Carina & Rob // Manchester Town Hall & King Street Townhouse

Carina & Rob // Manchester Town Hall & King Street Townhouse

 Charles & Rachel // The Courthouse

Charles & Rachel // The Courthouse