Stunning Lancashire Wedding By Peter Anslow Photography

Photographer: Peter Anslow
Couple: Sabaean & Sara
Location: Stirk House Hotel, Gisburn near Clitheroe
Wedding Date: 21st May 2016


Tell us a little about yourself?

Over 25 years as a professional photographer, married for 33 years with two children and three grandchildren.

Bride getting ready Stirk House Hotel

The groom and his men Stirk House Hotel

How do you think or would like people to describe you?

A really nice guy 🙂

Bride looking in mirror Stirk House Hotel

The Bride Stirk House Hotel

Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?

Two people who have been together for 15 years and so in love – there was so much going on with the guests and entertainment, the time just flew by – the sign of an enjoyable wedding!

The groom Stirk House Hotel

Bride meets groom Stirk House Hotel

How did you get into wedding photography?

I was given a polaroid camera for my 14th birthday and I got the bug straight away – I covered my first wedding in 1989.
The rings Stirk House Hotel

Bride and groom hug at Stirk House Hotel

How long have you been a wedding photographer?

27 years

The happy couple Stirk House Hotel

Can you share how you’ve made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?

I try to create brilliant images at an affordable price and I under promise and over deliver.

Confetti at Stirk House Hotel

What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?

The main thing is to view ‘real’ weddings not just a ‘portfolio’ and obviously budget is a consideration but they must feel at ease with the photographer.

outside at Stirk House Hotel

How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?

Social media, especially Facebook – it’s ideal for photographers to show off their work.

Bus at Stirk House Hotel

On the bus wedding at Stirk House Hotel

Why do you think people hire you?

Firstly, my work (images) and my personality.

Bridal Party at Stirk House Hotel

How many weddings do you average per year?


Bridal Party at Stirk House Hotel

Whose wedding would you love to shoot?

Prince Harry’s.

Bride and Bridesmaids Stirk House Hotel

Groom and bridesmaids at Stirk House hotel

If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?


Beautiful Bride at Stirk House Hotel

What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?

Two Nikon full frame Bodies, a D810 and a D610 with 14-24 and 24 – 70 2.8 lenses, three flash units and a Lowell GL-1 Power LED.

Happy couple at Stirk house hotel wedding

Happy couple at Stirk house hotel wedding

What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.

Time. You have to be very slick without rushing.

Garden at Stirk House Hotel wedding

Do you have an approach to a wedding?

Fun, fun, fun!

Sparklers at Stirk House Hotel wedding

Who or what inspires you?

Happy clients.

reception at Stirk House Hotel wedding

Happy at Stirk House Hotel wedding

Best & Worst marketing idea so far?

Worst – a certain online wedding supplier. Best – Facebook.
Reception at Stirk House Hotel wedding

If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be?

A salesman 🙂

Stirk House Hotel reception

speeches at Stirk House Hotel wedding

Share your favourite image of the day and why?

Just the emotion of the father giving his daughter away.

Father giving daughter away Stirk House Hotel wedding

Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?

To increase my prices slowly and number my weddings to about 20 per year (i’m nearly 57!) 🙂
Group photo at Stirk House Hotel wedding

Bride and bridesmaids

What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?

To never stop learning and always look for new ideas and / or techniques.

Veil at Stirk House hotel

night-time at Stirk House Hotel

bride and groom in doorway

bride in doorway

Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you’ve stumbled across?

Chris Chambers and Lesley & Shaun Meredith.

Stirk House Hotel

Wedding Cake at Stirk House Hotel

Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?

The birth of my three grandchildren.

Wedding First Dance at Stirk House Hotel

Bride and groom laughing at Stirk House Hotel

 Thank you to Peter Anslow Photography for sharing Sabaean & Sara’s beautiful wedding with us. For more information on Peter please visit his website.

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