West Tower Wedding Photography
OK, Let me just start by throwing this out there… West tower (In Ormskirk, not too far from Liverpool but technically Lancashire) is one of my absolute favourite Wedding Venues to shoot in, and every time I see an enquiry come through for this little gem of a location, I do a little happy dance. And so, I thought it was only fair to share a few of the reasons why this special venue should be on your list of places-to-look. And if you’re already booked at West Tower, I’d love to hear from you!
Before I forget, West Tower is currently on my ‘Most Awesome and Favourite Venues’ list! This means any West Tower bookings made with me will receive a free Customised USB & Print Box (£200 Value). Send me a message to see if I’m free on your big day (Contact Me)
Right… Enough pleasantries! Why is West Tower such an awesome Wedding Venue for Wedding Photographers?
1 – The Beautiful Light
Wanna know something nerdy? The word ‘photography’ comes from two original Greek words. ‘Photo’ which means light, and ‘graphia’ which means drawing. So naturally, us photographers (or light-drawers) understand that you can’t have a great photo without great light.
When you first walk into the ceremony and reception rooms at West Tower, you’re greeted with the most beautiful big windows, a photographers absolute dream. As the day goes on, the sun sets and the two almost-west-facing sides let in gorgeous light throughout!
So this reason is a bit of a selfish one, as the Venue basically just makes my job of creating lovely photos so much easier! It really is a photographers-venue for this reason.
2 – The Crystal Suite
The Crystal Suite, or ‘The Getting Ready Room’ has slid right into this list, with good reason. West Tower have done away with getting ready in tight and dull hotel rooms or at home when you’d rather be somewhere special.
They provide a beautiful, private and bright room for you to be pampered in (they also tell me that you can have this room from 8am, score!).
Now, take it from a person who goes to LOTS of weddings… If something is ever going to go wrong on a Wedding Day, it’s with transport. So being able to eliminate this problem, at least for the bridal party, will in turn eliminate so much stress!
Theres even a kitchen, So your photographer won’t need to go without a brew. Heaven!
3 – West Tower Photo-Locations
Location, location, location… One thing West Tower will never ever be short of, is amazing locations to shoot photos.
I planned to have so much more to say on this… but I actually don’t know where to start. Whenever I shoot here, I seem to find new portrait locations… whether indoors or out, rain or shine, something new always seems to grab my attention.
4 – West Tower Food
I’m going to put my neck on the line now and just come out and say it… The food at West Tower is some of the tastiest I’ve had. I cannot confirm if the chefs are secret wizards, but I certainly have my suspicions.
5 – The Romance
OK, hear me out… This is the one I’ve been struggling with, because I actually don’t know how to explain it. West Tower is just ‘special’ and gives you a warm fuzzy feeling when you’re there.
It could be the isolated feeling (its a totally exclusive venue, so no peepers), the history (it goes all the way back to 1885), the panoramic views, the awesome artwork (Ive never seen so many Todd White paintings in one room… Even when I met him at one of his exhibitions. I’m a total Art-nerd), the luxurious atmosphere, the incredible vendors and lovely staff…
I’m just going to call it ‘the romance’ and leave it there. If you’ve been, you’ll know what I mean. If you’re still yet to arrange a viewing, you’ll soon feel it for yourself.
Hello, I’m Paul. A No-BULLSH*T Wedding Photographer for people who want beautiful photos, but aren’t too keen on having their photograph taken.
Modern weddings aren’t scripted, so I believe your wedding photography shouldn’t be shaped from a mould! I just want to tell the story of a wedding as I see it happen. Your wedding day WILL be beautiful, so those moments are better captured, and not messed with! Therefore, I’ll simply put my own personal spin on things.
I absolutely hate having my photograph taken, I tense up like Chandler from Friends (kudos if you got the reference, 90’s fans rejoice!).
I photograph weddings in the way that I’d enjoy being photographed, in an unobtrusive but fun way. Hate the thought of standing in a line getting stiff and awkward photos taken for three hours? Me either, so I don’t work like this!