Sandhole Oak Barn Phoographer

Candid and Natural Wedding Photography at a Beautiful Cheshire Venue

Getting Married at Sandhole Oak Barn?

Hey there, and congratulations! You’ve picked (or you’re noseying at) an incredible venue to host your big day. 

My name is Paul, I’m a Sandhole Oak Barn photographer and I don’t do things like the rest of ’em!

This doesn’t mean I’m a  complete weirdo (don’t ask my wife); Just that I have a unique way of working. 

I’m not for posers! I’m for lovers of casual, emotion-driven & storytelling wedding photography.

And what better place to tell a story than the excellent Sandhole Oak Barn? Based in the beating heart of Cheshire, this is always a venue I look forward to visiting!

If you are looking for a wedding photographer and don’t want boring wedding photos, I’d love to hear about your wedding.

Note: Sandhole Oak Barn is on my preferred venue list. bookings for this venue will currently benefit from £150 album credit, Free!

My approach to photography at Sandhole Oak Barn


As a proud and respected documentary-style wedding photographer, my style is fun and emotional. I don’t like formal poses and don’t do boring photos, stereotypes or cheesy rubbish! I’ll always be about the quirky moments on every wedding day, and I love unapologetic flowing emotions.  

A short and emotional wedding day will have a very different vibe to a 150-guest wedding with grandma dancing on tables. And so the photographs shouldn’t look the same, either. If you can flick through your wedding album on your tenth anniversary and FEEL what it was like to be at your wedding, I’ve done my job well! You don’t get ‘all those feels’ from standing ten people in a line and telling them to smile.

Check the video below for a small insight into the kind of images I love to make!

Say no to boring wedding photos.

Exceptional and Masterful photography that will make you laugh. Make your parents sob. Your friends go ape. Seriously.

Quick Brag…

// Brand Ambassador – Folio Albums

// Award Winner – Masters of Wedding Photography

// Brand Ambassador – Narrative Software

// Staff Writer –

// Best Candid Wedding Photographer – Awarded by SME News

// “The best photographer in the world” – My Mum


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"I can’t stop looking at them over and over again, feel like we get to relive the entire day every time I do!"

Katie & Luke, Sandhole Oak Barn

Why Sandhole Oak Barn?

I get it, you might not even be looking for a Sanhole Oak Barn photographer yet. You might not even have a venue and that’s why you’re trawling the internet. 

So, Why should Sandhole Oak Barn be on your ‘to see’ list? I’m going to give you some points from a photographers perspective, as that’s kind-of my ‘thing’. 

Ceremony Options

Starting with the basics, the ceremony. At Sandhole Oak Barn, you won’t ever be tied to a specific type of ceremony. They are registered for a legal ceremony with registrars, have a gorgeous outdoor ceremony space if the weather is on your side, and will cater to celebrants if that’s your jam. 

There are also a few very picturesque churches within a few minutes of the venue. 

getting ready at sandhole oak barn

Getting Ready

As a wedding photographer, I personally love it when the option is there for the entire wedding to happen in one venue. Sandhole Oak Barn gives the option to get ready in their awesome dressing rooms, which to me is more of a house! A new addition is also a cosy shepherds hut by the lake. 

Beautiful Grounds and Lake

Being a Sandhole Oak Barn photographer is made easy by the grounds here. The venue is kept relatively compact whilst still making use of a lovely lake and epic views of the Cheshire countryside. Perfect for an afternoon stroll. 

Exclusive Use

Let’s be honest here… Everybody wants to feel special on their wedding day. I personally love seeing my wedding couples experience having the venue all to themselves. There’s a real sense of it being ‘all yours’ and you know that everybody you see on the day is one of your nearest and dearest. You can read more at the Sandhole Oak Barn Website.

Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Venue Photofilm

If you want a quick glance into a wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn, a Wedding Venue in Cheshire, you may only need to watch the following video. 

This photo film contains the shortened highlights from Katie & Luke’s wedding day. 

If you like what you see and enjoy personal and emotional storytelling photography, be sure to check out the rest of this website. 

why candid
wedding photography?

And why me...

Emotions first

People look pretty at weddings. Uncle bob can take pretty photos of pretty things on his Ipad.

For me, candid photography is all about the ‘feels’. The emotions, the small touches that tie loved ones together.

Nothing staged, nothing posed

Most of my couples don’t like the idea of being the centre of attention… They aren’t posers! They want a happy, fun day filled with food & alcohol loved ones and celebrations. 

And so as a candid wedding photographer, I don’t stage fake moments, and I’ll never tell you to stare lovingly into each others eyes (Eurgh!). 

No templates

I turn up to every wedding with an open mind. Your wedding wont be like my last one, or my next one. Your photos shouldn’t be, either! Without any preconceptions, your photos will be about your wedding. 

Bold and honest

Real weddings are full of hiccups, drama, ugly crying and tipsy woopsies. Subtle connections between people, blink-and-you-missed-it moments.

I want to capture it all, not just the laughter. 

Trusted by photographers

I am a staff writer at, a photography website with one of the most significant readerships that there is, with around 2 million monthly readers. I provide educational and entertaining content to other photographers. 

I’ve also photographed the weddings of multiple wedding photographers, a great honour. 

I’m an ambassador for multiple brands… But I don’t like to brag ;). 

I’ll travel to you!

Home for me is in the lovely market town of Standish, on the Lancashire and Greater Manchester border. 

However, I always include travel anywhere in England, Wales or the bottom bit of Scotland. 


Push the button below to check my availability for your wedding day.