Caramel Event Photography

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Serving North West

As a wedding photographer, I seek to go with the flow of the day, looking for those brief interactions between people, capturing the mood rather than dictating it.


Caramel Photography

Professional Photography from a highly respected multi award-winning photographer
I was the first, and to date, still am the only person in the UK who can call himself a Master Qualified European Photographer

Formerly senior photographer and Managing Director of Manchester based Avalon Photography Limited, mymercial work has included still-life, people, fashion beauty, food, and lifestyle photography, with many blue chip clients, design and advertising agencies in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and the rest of the UK. Client list
My portrait photography is aimed at the more discerning families, couples, and singles looking for something specially created for their lifestyles. Contemporary professional portrait photography is now more relaxed, moving away from traditional formal posing and repetitious backgrounds, to show real situations and capture natural expressions. I am particularly keen to be a part of an event, or a situation where people are being themselves, and I can use my photographic skills to record just how people are, whilst looking for good light andposition.
As a wedding photographer, I seek to go with the flow of the day, looking for those brief interactions between people, capturing the mood rather than dictating it. My clients won't be bossed around and their guests kept waiting whilst the photographer takes over. The images will be shot digitally, and lovingly-prepared in colour or black and white, or a mixture of treatments in a high quality album as standard.
PR and Events
I like to create something different and eye-catching in my PR and corporate portrait photography, recognising the greater PR potential of images that catch the eye of a magazine editor.
I create portfolios for models and actors, and if your taste is for the unusual, creative, romantic or avant garde, then I am more than happy to work with you on a special photographic concept. Recent unusual projects have included underwater photography of mothers and babies, pregnancy sequencies, and loving couples in tasteful intimacy.
I like to think that I can offer you the reassurance that using an experienced qualified professional photographer brings, but also the originality of an artist.

Among other cities, Caramel Event Photography may serve the following areas: Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Tameside, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, North Wales, Liverpool, Manchester, Salford, Wirral, Stockport, Cheadle, Wilmslow, Altrincham, Hale, Sale, Alderley Edge, Warrington, Macclesfield, Chester, Bolton, Bury, Preston, Blackburn, Oldham, Glossop, Leeds, Harrogate, Halifax, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Wakefield, Kendal, Windermere


Wedding Photography

My coverage is flexible to suit your needs and your budget, and my charges depend on the length of my stay. As an example, six hours of my time on the day and 30 images in a 10 page high quality album would cost £1300. Extra pages can be added, and I have been known to stay as long as 14 hours! If you don’t want an album from me, my digital only coverage starts from £900.

Before the wedding day, we will get to know each other, so that I can make sure your photographs make you look great. I strongly recommend a pre-wedding shoot well ahead of the wedding. It’s a great way to get used to being photographed, and will help you to relax on the day. I can also supply personalised invitations, and a signing board with a photograph from your pre-wedding shoot in the middle.

I shall be asking for a list of any particular groups you might want photographing, but generally, I aim to tell the story of your wedding day. If you want me to be there during the Bride’s and/or Groom’s preparations, I am happy to do so. These images are often the most popular as it’s a part of the day which can only be shared later. I shall cover the ceremony (without flash), of course, and can be there throughout the wedding breakfast, the speeches, the cutting of the cake, the first dance, and beyond, if you like. You can even take me on your honeymoon!

Your guests will be treated with respect and not bossed around. They are welcome to take their own photographs. I want everyone to have a lovely time, so your album will be full of Sweet Memories.

Call me now, on +44161 485 2318 or e-mail . Let me be a part of the best day in your life.

Wedding Testimonials

"...We felt very lucky to have such a fantastic photographer who not only made us feel at ease but produced such gorgeous, romantic pictures for us to treasure forever." Karl and Gemma Burgess (Gemma was The Senior Designer with Cosmopolitan Bride Magazine).

"...we are still overwhelmed by both the number and the quality of what you have produced. We definitely need considerably more time to appreciate the scale and scope of the photographs. How anyone is going to make a selection from such a range we just don't know.
...Over the eighteen pages of pictures, you have managed to capture every essence of the whole day.
...somehow, you have captured such emotions in some of your photographs that they evoke responses no video can ever engender." John and Shirley (the Bride’s parents)

"I will be more than happy to write you a statement of satisfaction even before I have seen the results as I thought your manner on the day was outstanding - even when I was getting stressed before the ceremony!" Louise King.

"We would both like to thank you for making the whole saga of photography pleasurable and unpainful... Thank you so much they are fantastic!!!! We are both totally blown away" Sue and Matt Booth

"I've been meaning to e-mail to thank you for the fabulous album. We're very happy with it -- both the content and the binder itself. We were particularly impressed by your low-key, friendly and professional approach on the day. Then we were overjoyed when we saw the results. Best of all are the well-observed shots of surroundings and details which really make our collection stand out. We're so glad we picked a photographer with imagination!" Mark and Lizzie Fielden (mark is a Sub Editor of a major national newspaper)

"Everyone commented on how hard you had worked and how you seemed to be everywhere!
They said you were the best photographer they had seen at a wedding and I agree! (some people even asked if you were coming on the honeymoon too!).
Seriously though, thank you very much for all the effort and I hope you got home ok eventually after the meal - it was the least we could do to feed you really. We had a great day and I think you enjoyed it too!" Maria

"The Pre-Wedding shoot was exceptional, original and I haven't seen anything like it since. Ian made us feel very natural and relaxed which was reflected in some outstanding and natural looking shots. We basically didn't know he was there. Certain frames were so good we had them blown up to hang proudly on the living room wall for all to see. Highly recommended." Alistair Marshall (after a paparazzi style coverage of a walk through Manchester city centre)


It could be a party, a charity fundraising dinner, a Barmitzvah, a corporate dinner, a conference, or any gathering large or small. My keen eye and sense of timing, as well as the ability to get people to relax, will enable me to capture the memorable moments at your event.
I charge by the hour (from 2 hours), by the half day (up to 4 hours), or full day (up to 8 hours). You will receive hi resolution digital images on disc to use as you please. I can supply prints, which can be ordered online, if you wish.

Call or e-mail me now on +44161 485 2318 or

"We have watched the disc you made for us lots of times now with the music turned up very loud. It is fantastic and it brings back the event more fully that I can even remember it and I am sure it will do so in years to come.
It had us all laughing and brought a few tears to my eyes as well. Not at that terrible picture when I am cutting the cake either. I will have to get used to the fact that I am getting older and I can’t look like Elvis on photos any more. Steph says I never could! Cheek!
Seriously, it definitely invokes genuine emotion. The way you have captured some of the smiles they are infectious even on the screen. I would like to give copies of the disc to some of the people who were there so would like to order 25 discs please." Rob Channings

"From an Event Manager’s point of view I was impressed with your professionalism. You carried out your work efficiently and discreetly, enabling us to get on with managing the event and not worry about getting the photography we required" Hannah Whale, Marketing Manager, Whale Marketing


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