Sandhole Oak Barn
Wedding Photographer


grandma at sandhole oak barn


Storytelling Wedding Photography at Sandhole Oak Barn, Without the Cheese.

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

I’m not a complete weirdo (don’t ask my wife); I just have a unique way of working. I am what we call a Candid Wedding Photographer.

It means 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 at the wonderful 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 Sandhole Oak Barn wedding photographer and don’t want boring wedding photos, I’d love to hear all about your wedding. 

I’ve got a bad beard and even worse dad jokes!

I photograph weddings for brides and grooms, grooms and grooms, brides and brides. I cover England, Wales, and the bottom bit of Scotland. 

My Approach to Wedding Photography

Say No to boring photos

Storytelling and reality will always be at the heart of my photography.

Real moments involving real emotions and people. This will tell the story of a wedding day, and create lasting memories. It’s not just about taking photographs of people who aren’t looking, or being a fly-on-the-wall; It’s about being in the right place at the right time to capture those events unfolding rather than creating fake ones. 

This means natural photos. The blink-and-you-missed-it moments. Great if you (obviously) want beautiful images, but don’t fancy being dragged away from your canapés & alcohol celebrations by a bossy camera-person to stare lovingly into each other’s eyes. Eurgh! 

Kick back, turn up the volume and press PLAY

Wedding Photography at Sandhole Oak Barn

Posts and photographs from recant weddings

Paul Waring. Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Photographer.


A chilled-out, coffee-guzzling Bearded beast. I live near the border of Lancashire and Greater Manchester but will travel anywhere with a road to shoot Weddings.

I’m obsessed with capturing good vibes and people at their happiest.

Away from Weddings, you can usually find me in the great outdoors. Hiking and cycling are my freedom from reality. Mountains are my silent place.

This year, I married my beautiful best friend.

Grandparents love me and I love what I do… Even when it rains!

"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 wedding photographer yet. You might not even have a venue… And that’s why you’re trawling the internet. 

And 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 Sanhole Oak Barn wedding 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. 

My Core Velues – Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Photography

Emotions First

People look their best when they’re having a good time. Weddings, by their very nature, are fun.

The biggest part of my job as a Sandhole Oak Barn wedding photographer is to capture this enjoyment and all of the emotions that go with it for you to revisit for years to come. When you look back at your photos you’ll remember the happiness you felt and the love you experienced, rather than the irritation of being told what to do all day.  

The Entire Story

The whole day is an adventure and I want to be there for as much of that as possible. I like to arrive when you’re getting ready and leave when I’ve captured the vibes of your party, often into the night. 

So much will happen on your big day and it can be hard to take it all in, so I will present to you a set of images to encapsulate the day as a story. 

No Cheesy Smush

I won’t boss you around and I won’t make you stare lovingly into each other’s eyes, all romantic. 

Of course, we will be taking some beautiful photographs of you two, but we’ll be having fun. 

For the rest of the day, I’ll be blending in and joining in the festivities!

It's your Wedding, Not an Elaborate Photoshoot

I understand that it’s about you and your memories, not about me. This is why I work in a laid back way. Casual Wedding Photography isn’t about taking you away to pose for hours, I know how annoying and awkward that can be. 

I believe that the best photos capture simple emotions, and no elaborate lighting setup or unusual lens is going to help that!