Tipis at Riley Green



Storytelling Wedding Photography at Tipis Riley Green, Without the Cheese.

My name is Paul Waring, I’m a Tipis Riley Green photographer, and I don’t do things like the rest of ’em!

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

It means I’m not for posers or the Love Island brigade! I’m for lovers of casual, emotion-driven & storytelling wedding photography.

And what better place to tell a story than at the fantastic Tipis at Riley Green? Based in the beating heart of Lancashire, and less than 20 minutes from my own house, it’s always a firm favourite in my diary!

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

I’ve got a lousy 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 Your Tipis at Riley Green 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, Tipis at Riley Green

Posts and photographs from recent weddings


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Paul Waring. Tipis at Riley Green 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!

"For most of the day, you wouldnt have known paul was there. He worked like a trooper and felt like part of the family"

Danielle & Kevin, Tipis at Riley Green

Why The Tipis at Riley Green?

So you may not be here looking for a Tipis at Riley Green photographer just yet. You might not even have a venue… And that’s why you’re trawling the internet. 

And so, Why should the Tipis 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’. 

The Tipi-Team

The Tipis is a unique venue in that it’s very much a family business. Ellie and the team do a fantastic job running the venue, and it certainly has a ‘vibe’ to it. You get a feel for how close-knit the team are, and you know the people you’re dealing with will be passionate and motivated. 

The Vibe

The Tipis definitely have a distinct vibe. This is the part I might find a little more difficult to explain… You just need to visit them!

Beautiful Grounds

Being a Tipis at Riley Green photographer is an absolute joy. Much of this is simply because of how stunning the location is.  The venue is kept relatively compact whilst utilising the position in the beautiful Lancashire countryside next to the Leeds to Liverpool canal. Perfect for an afternoon stroll. 

Exclusive Use

Let’s be honest here… Everybody wants to feel special on their wedding day. I 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. 

Tipis at Riley Green Wedding Venue Photofilm

If you want a quick glance into a wedding at the Tipis at Riley Green, a Wedding Venue in Lancashire, you may only need to watch the following video. 

This photo film contains the shortened highlights from Natalie & Frazer’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 – Tipis at Riley Green 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!