Welcome.I thought it would be nice to round up some of my favourite shots from the past year. I was going to call this “the best of 2015”, but that’s very subjective so I’m approaching it as these being a collection of some of the ones I personally liked. There could have been many more of course, and some of the photos deserve a little more space, but never mind.

The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that some of these weddings haven’t even made it to the blog themselves yet. This will be rectified in the coming weeks, so watch this space.

It’s an interesting exercise for me actually, to step back and take a look at a body of my work from an observational standpoint. Want to know what I think? I shall assume the answer is yes, as you’re reading my blog.

From a technical point of view, I note good use of available light, the careful balancing of this with flash, and creative use of flash in low-light situations for best dramatic effect. A lack of reliance on fancy filters or editing techniques is evident too.

However, I think the best of my work is that which picks out a moment in time, and in so doing captures a feeling. These are the pictures that made me smile, I hope they do the same for you 🙂

Watch the Slideshow

Watch the slideshow video – with added Spanish music goodness – or look through below. Please share your favourites 🙂

Like what you see? Thoughts, comments, questions? Please comment at the bottom of the post.

A collage of some of my favourite wedding photographs from 2015, shot in Cheshire, Derbyshire and Manchester.

Wedding Photography in Manchester & Beyond

Rachael & Jonathan’s wedding was, in fact, in Birmingham. This was one of those lovely ones where I’ve done several weddings – and other events – for the family over the past few years. Chatting to Rachael’s dad, Mark, I think we’re up to seven! Nice to be seen to be doing something right! A full post on this one will be coming to a blog near you soon.

Creative Relaxed Wedding Photography in Cheshire by Tim Hensel

Losehill House Hotelin Derbyshire’s Peak District is a long-time favourite of mine and it’s little wonder to see some shots from Victoria & Joe’s wedding making the favourites this year. Rarely have I seen a bride so full of energy all day as Victoria, look at the twirling-in-the-sun shot and the dancing shot for evidence.

Relaxed wedding photography at Losehill House Hotel in Derbyshire

Another one away from the Manchester area, back in my old stamping ground of Sussex. I’ve known the bride Holly for many, many years so it was a real pleasure to photograph her wedding to Alistair.

creative wedding photography in Lewes Sussex

Rachael & Dan’s wedding was at Cressbrook Hall, near Buxton in Derbyshire. The rain didn’t put us off one iota, and a fantastic time was had by all. It’s one of those venues which is totally private, set in the hills.

Wedding Photography at Cressbrook Hall Buxton

Wedding Photography at Cressbrook Hall Buxton

A fun relaxed wedding at Cressbrook Hall near Buxton in Derbyshire

With Amy & Dan we stopped at Lyme Park in Disley, Cheshire, between the church and the reception venue. They’d got engaged there, and it provided some suitably stunning vistas.

wedding photography in Disley Cheshire

Thornbridge Hall in Derbyshire has shot right up the charts on the Hensel’s Favourite Venues list – very difficult to think of somewhere else that matches it for grandeur. Read the complete blog post here on Katie & Ollie’s wedding at Thornbridge Hall.

Wedding photography at Thornbridge Hall, Derbyshire

I’ve driven past Stockport Town Hall many times – I expect you have too – but I had no idea how splendid it is inside. Perfect for wedding photography, if you ask me (or indeed Phil &Darryl).

Wedding photography at Stockport Town Hall

You can see more of Janette & Andy’s wedding at Alderley Edge Hotel in Cheshire in it’s own blog post. It was lovely.

Wedding photography at Alderley Edge Hotel Cheshire

Another one coming soon to the blog in its own right, Carol & David’s wedding was something very much out of the ordinary. They got married in Treak Cliff Cavern in the Peak District. Yes, actually underground in the cavern. Marvellous.

Wedding photos in Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton, derbyshire

Angela & James can be found nestling in their own blog post, with their wedding at Shrigley Hall Hotel.

wedding photography at Shrigley Hall Hotel

I loved the laughter, cheering and general mayhem at Jon & Cath’s wedding at Whitley Hall inSheffield.

Wedding photography at Whitley Hall Sheffield

Eric & Sylvia popped over from Canada for their Golden Wedding celebrations, so they could renew their vows at the same church in Cheadle – St Mary’s – where they got married. That’s nice, isn’t it?

Wedding photography in Cheadle

And finally – a few from our “Styling Day”of rustic wedding photography atThornsett Fields Farm, which again has its own recently published blog post.

rustic wedding photography at thornsett fields farm

Wedding Photography in Manchester, Cheshire & Derbyshire

…and throughout the UK should you so wish. Getting married? I’d love to hear from you so we can chat about how I can photograph the wedding and wonderment on your big day. Please get in touch.

Have your say

Which are your favourites? Please comment below using your Facebook account, and please remember to tick the “also post to Facebook” box!

Thanks for looking

–Tim 🙂




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