Thursday, 30 December 2010

Nick and Tina's wedding at The Villa, Wrea Green

 The Villa started life as an impressive 19th century gentleman's residences set amidst rolling parkland situated in the picture perfect Lancashire village of Wrea Green . approached from a sweeping drive, and once inside a friendly , warm atmosphere always  greets you.- A true hidden gem
Nick and Tina choose to have their wedding at The Villa and could never have planned the winter wonderland scene that enriched their day. The Villa and grounds looked glorious covered in snow and the huge Christmas tree twinkling gently  gave  Nick and Tina a perfect "Christmas Card"  wedding  Day.

All the photographs from the wedding will be live on the Internet for all family and friends to view and purchase as soon as Nick and Tina have viewed.
Date will be advised on the blog.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Bartle Hall Wedding album

Hi Caroline & Mike
we just wanted to say thanks again for our beautiful wedding album -
we absolutely love it!!
Best wishes for Christmas and New Year
Karen & Luke

This little e-mail means so much to us Thank you

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Bartle Hall Wedding album

Luke and Karen collected their  finished Wedding Story Book Album over the weekend, from their wedding  at The White Church Lytham  and  Bartle Hall Preston.
Once they open their Wedding Story Book all the memories from the day came flooding back . It was lovely to see them so happy. Best Wishes to you both.for the future
Our favourite photos from the day

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Our wonderful seaside .

Our wonderful Fylde Coast offers a mixture of quality seaside
hotels in Lytham St Annes , Blackpool and along the coast to
Fleetwood popular hotels are
The Imperial,   The Savoy   & The Hilton in Blackpool
The North Euston in Fleetwood
Lytham is a old town with cobbled walls and unspoilt buildings
many wedding couples stop to have photographs in Lytham
especially by our old Windmill standing proudly on Lytham
Green, before celebrating at one of our many local wedding
Lytham Hall   Bartle Hall   Barton Grange   Ribby Hall
Mains Hall   Springfield House   Singleton Lodge.

Although established on the Fylde Coast, We
regulary accept commissions that take us throughout the UK.
Though a substantial proportion of their work is concentrated in
Lytham St Annes, Fylde, Blackpool, Fleetwood ,Preston and
the Lake district .

Friday, 3 December 2010

Wedding Photography over the winter months.

With the days shorter and chilly, wedding photography is challenging, but when you have stunning venues to visit , this is not a problem for experienced wedding photographers.
The north light  is always flattering and with the added bonus of snow reflecting the light the only difficult bit is persuading the bride and groom to be brave,
During the next couple of months I will blog some of our wintertime weddings photographs.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Alan and Tessa's wedding day photographs

Alan and Tessa called on Friday evening to view their wedding day on our very popular musical DVD presentations. 
Tessa and Alan also received a cd with all 565 images from their day.
Having travelled back to Manchester later in the evening, I can hardly believe  I received an e-mail 18 hours later  with  their  choice of 100 images  to be designed into a   A4  wedding story book.
This must be a record!.

All the images are now live on the Internet for family and friends to view, just click on the image and insert the password.
Images will be on the Internet until 31 March
access is also available through our Main site    .

Monday, 15 November 2010

Andrew and Anna Kerr's wedding reception at the Hilton Hotel Blackpool 6 November 2010

Andrew and Anna celebrated their wedding in The Dominican Republic in October and on their return they invited all their friends to a lavish wedding party at The Hilton  Hotel Blackpool.on  6 November.
and us- Mike and Caroline Challinor to record the evening.

We will be designing a wedding story book incorporating  photographs from  their wedding day and evening party here at the Hilton Hotel Blackpool

all the photographs from the party are now live on the Internet for all family and friends to view and purchase.
just click on the image and insert the password.

Monday, 8 November 2010

David and Karens wedding report in the Lancashire Evening Post last Saturday.

Some lovely stories of how couples meet are always sourced by the reporters of The Lancashire Evening Post , and this story is no exception, really worth a read... looking forward to completing their  14" wedding story book album 
check out our new 18" album prices start at just under £1000.00

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Mike Challinor wedding day photography and a wedding story book for under £1000.00 !!!

Our new little addition is sure to be a winner. and its not small its 18" x 12" yes A3 size with a selection of photographs of your choice, from our wedding day photography, designed and printed  into a 18" wedding story book for under £1000.00 . We  had  a sample on the stand at the recent wedding fayre at the Norbreck Hotel and brides and mums  could not believe what they where seeing.  it really is worth calling to view  IT IS A WINNER
Mike Challinor Photography

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Alan and Tessa's wedding day at St Cuthberts Church Lytham

Alan and Tessa choose us to photograph their wedding day at           St Cuthberts Parish Church in Lytham ,after visiting our web site and viewing recent and past wedding photographs.on line.Alan and Tessa, also choose  our musical DVD option wherby we set to music the whole of the wedding day photographs , that is always exiciting, enjoyable and fun to watch over a 30min presentation  via the television.  If fact Alan and Tessa are so happy with the sample they viewed they  have ordered (without seeing their  finish DVD ) 10 extra copies.
Together  with the DVD they are also having a 100 photograph  of their choice designed into a wedding story book   from the "Marrakech" range. a stunning leather album with a narror perspex strip across the book protecting  a widescreen style image

After the ceremony at St Cuthberts in Lytham  Alan and Tessa  had a small selection of photographs by Lytham Windmill  before arriving at The Grand Hotel in St Annes on Sea for their wedding breakfast.

Tessa's  carried a beautiful bouquet from Flower Design of St Annes in hues of purple see Flower Design  blog for all the names of the flowers used together with  the stunning  table decoration  that gave a real wow  as you entered  the Lytham Suite at the Grand Hotel St Annes.

All the photographs from Tessa and Alan's wedding day will be live on the Internet for all family and friends to view and purchase, shortly after they have call by our studio to view  in approx. 21 days.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Kelly and Bob's photographs in the Lancashire Evening Post last Saturday.

Another selection of our wedding photographs from the wedding of Kelly and Bob printed in the Lancashire Post last weekend.

Tim and Gemma's wedding day photoraphs

Tim and Gemma have now collected their wedding photographs from their wedding day at Bispham Parish Church ,followed by reception at The Grand Hotel in St Annes on Sea.
With close to 1000.00  photographs to choice from, they really do a have a task in hand to  choose for their album
Along with our musical DVD option they  have choosen the A3  size wedding story book album when designed and printed this album looks amazing- can't wait to complete

to view click on the image and insert the password.
access is also available via our main site   clients area

Kelly and Bob's Wedding Day

Bob and Kelly have now viewed all the photographs from their wedding at The Drive Methodist Church St Annes on Sea

To View click on the images and insert the password.

Images are also be available to view and purchase via the main site    clients area

Karen and David's Wedding Day

Karen and David have now viewed all their lovely wedding photographs from their wedding at The Parish Church St Annes on Sea

To View click on the images and insert the password.

Images are also be available  to view and purchase  via the main site  /clients area

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Darren and Kirsten's wedding day

Darren and Kirsten have now viewed all their  photographs from their wedding day at The White Church Lytham and Lytham Hall  Lytham.
They are now on the Internet, for all family and friends to view and purchase.
To view just click on the image and insert the special word

access will be available later this week via our main site   / clients area.

Darren and Kirsten will be choosing 100 photographs to be designed into a reportage style wedding album    for information an all aspects of our
wedding photography service please view our main site and look out for the special offers announced each month on our blog/facebook page.

Monday, 18 October 2010


DOORS OPEN  10.30.    - 2.30
FASHION SHOW 11.00 & 1.00

Friday, 15 October 2010

Photographs from the HILTON HOTEL wedding Fayre in Blackpool

Last Sunday, we exhibited at the HILTON HOTEL WEDDING FAYRE in BLACKPOOL, the hightlight of the show was without doubt the wedding extraviganza show, featuring gowns by "Catwalk Designer Fashions of Church Street Blackpool  "Ella Grace Bridal" also of Church Street Blackpool, and mens outfits from "Moss Bros of Freeport Fleetood and "Debenhams" of Blackpool.
 The Zeta and Lee Experience  an entertainment team  professionally compared the show

The Royal and the Trafalgar Suites  had over 60  exhibitors, offering to show the latest ideas,and trends for weddings in 2011/12
to name but a few,
Jo Coole- Make Up artist    D G Hair of Blackpool   Stones jewellers of Ltham
 Charlotte Atack saxophonist   Greenhouse Florists of Whitegate Drive Blackpool
Wedding Cars by Clouds  of Blackpool   Cake Creations of  Poulton le Fylde
Heirloom Eggs   Wellness World   Dave Harwood Videos of Blackpool  Float away Balloons
Chocolate Fountain  by  Chocolate Indulgence   The Sweetie shoppe of Lytham

Our Stand  Mike Challinor  Photography    had many  of the popular wedding story books  as well as traditional styled albums for viewing together and the  the new Guest book..
During November we are offering a FREE PHOTOGRAHY SITIING to any couple and a choice of a  guest book, guest signature frame, or framed photograph for £95.00

Our special thanks goes to Jill of Trident Printers  for organising the event and all the admission donations helped the worthy cause of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Kidney Patients Association.
Next show will be 30 January 2011

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Photographs before your wedding day? Christmas Gift. solved.

Have a photography sitting before our wedding day ...  why?
reasons, it will help you relax on your wedding day, as you will be better aquinted with your photographer.
You will also be more comfortable wearing your casual clothes,but most of all it makes some great images  and can be incorporated into  framed photograph , guest books or signature frames on your day
or simply arrange a gift voucher for £95.00 as your wedding gift.
Ideas for presentation,

1/ a solo image  can be used for a signature frame

2/ a selection of images making a memory board image could also be made into a signature frame

3/      11 images could be incorporated into a guest book

4/ A lovely relaxed  informal photograph  supplied framed as a Christmas gift for mums and dads.

During November  we are offering any one of the 4 options together with a photography sitting  at £95.00
gift vouchers to make life easier available.            e-mail

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Wedding photographs from Gemma and Tim's wedding day

First apologies for the delay in blogging this report, but within hours for completing this wedding we boarded a plane to Portugal for a weeks holiday,- it was lovely to have a bit a quality time with our younger daughter Sarah before she returned to her home in Australia-  talking of holidays.Gemma our beautiful bride  of a day is now away on honeymoon with Tim and was to find out the destination of her honeymoon only at the airport. Tim had managed to keep this holiday a secret right up to the last moment.  - how romantic.
We also with be keeping the wedding photographs  under wraps until Gemma and Tim have viewed  over the weekend of 23/24 October, then we will  upload on to the internet for all the family an friends to view.
exact date of release will be announced via this blog

Friday, 8 October 2010

Wedding photographs from Kelly and Bob's Friday Wedding Day

We only meet Bob and Kelly a few times prior to their wedding day, but they are so friendly that we became friends so quickly and really feel that we have known them forever,so it was no surprise that 90% of the wedding guests was made up of friends.
Kelly and Bob choose The Drive Methodist Church, St Annes on Sea for their service and only a short walk away the reception at the Inn on the Prom.

Clouds wedding cars gave Bob and Kelly  a  short ride along the promenade in their beautiful black and cream Rolls Royce "Grace"  with  bridal party in a matching limousine. meeting us on the promenade for some fun wedding photographs.
While the bridesmaids and groomsmen made their way to the reception we had a little time for those extra special photograph of Bob and Kelly .... but you will have to wait until Bob and Kelly return from their honeymoon in Turkey  before you can see all the wedding photographs,
Date of release on to the Internet will be shortly after their return from honeymoon
Watch this space for details.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Wedding Fair on Sunday.............

If you imagine just a room full of supplier trying to pressurise you into booking services you do not want then think again.

It really is a great way to see a whole range of quality suppliers to get ideas to make your day personal and special.

If your have not already chosen you colour theme then there is usually a display of dresses / mens outfits and sometimes mother of the bride outfits on the catwalk for you to view during the day.

Ideas for everone.

We will be exhibiting on Sunday ( 10 October)  at the Hilton Hotel Blackpool and  on Sunday 24th at The Norbreck Castle
Hope to see you there

Monday, 4 October 2010

Photographs of Matthew and Kathryn in Saturdays Lancashire Evening Post.

Matthew and Kathryn's perfect day ending with a magnificent firework display in the grounds of the Netherwood Hotel at Grange over Sands
All the photographs from the wedding are now on the "Clients area" page of the web site

Friday, 24 September 2010

One photograph from Kirsten and Darren's wedding day

After the service at the White Church, conducted my one of our favourite ministers Rev. David Philips. the guests made their way to Lytham Hall. Kirsten and Darren wished to make a stop on Lytham Green for a few photographs , dispite the weather being chilly and damp, Kirsten and Darren smiled all the time.

When we arrived at Lytham Hall the rain had set in for day. Having exclusive use of the Hall, allowed the guests to relax in one of the many grand rooms. while we used the stunning staircase at Lytham Hall for the formal family photographs requsted by Kirsten and Darren.
As part of the wedding package, Darren and Kirsten received a free engagement session prior to their day and the favourite photograph was displayed in the Gold room at Lytham Hall in a black signature frame for all the guests to add their best wishes to Kirsten and Darren.

All the wedding photographs from Kirsten and Darren's day will be on the Internet for all family and friends to view in about 2 weeks. Date will be announced via this blog.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Kelly and Bob's wedding day tomorrow

Kelly and Bob had a free engagement session as part of their booking, with a free signature frame for all the guests at the wedding breakfast..

When we showed them our new PERSONALISED WEDDING GUEST BOOK with each page showing a photograph of the couple they loved it so much they choose to have one for all the evening guests


Guest Books and Frames are a great way to allow guests to individually express good wishes to the Bride and Groom , and can make for interesting reading!!
Look forward to seeing you both tomorrow. .

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Wedding day photographs from the wedding day of Julie and Shane in the Lancashire Evening Post last Saturday.

We really had lots of fun in Miller Park back in August
The LEP must have thought so too as they featured 3 photographs from their wedding day in last Saturday's paper
all the photographs are on the Internet for all family and friends ( who know the password) to view.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Busy week ahead .....

.... Three weddings to photograph this week all at local churches starting tomorrow with Darren and Kirsten's wedding at the White Church at Fairhaven , Tim and Gemma's wedding at Bispham Parish Church and Bob and Kelly's wedding at The Drive Methodist Church in St Annes busy week ahead....

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Shane and Julie's wedding photographs

All the photographs from the wedding of Julie and Shane are now uploaded on the Internet for all family and friends to view.

click on the image and insert the password.

when this blog has slipped access will be available through the main site clients area

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Another successful Wedding Fayre Last Weekend at ...

.. The De Vere Hotel Blackpool hosted the first of many wedding Fayres being held in Blackpool area in the coming weeks. Our stand in the foyer was always busy, and the new personalised guest book looks to be a hit.

All bookings taken in the next few weeks will be offered the photography session required for the Guest book FREE of CHARGE

It was lovely to see Roger and Mary of Seranade String Quartet
( incidently we photographed their wedding )
and also our old friend Dave Harwood

The wonderful display of wedding dresses was by Crystal Eternity
The Next Fayre we will be exhibiting at will be
Ribby Hall 3 October

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Darren and Kirsten's wedding this Saturday... The White Church Lytham, followed by reception at Lytham Hall,
Darren and Kirsten have selected to have their favourite wedding photographs mounted into a contemporary reportage style wedding album , this will include a double page approx 24" x 12" showing 40 photographs hightlighting special/ informal moments from their day.
To see an example of a reportage style album click on the image.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Kathryn and Matthew's wedding photographs

All the photographs from the wedding of Kathryn and Matthew at St Michael's Kirkham and the lovely lovely Netherwood Hotel in Grange oer Sands are now on the Internet and all the family and friends to view and purchase.

To view click on the image and insert the pasword.

When this blog has slipped access will be available through the main site clients area until the end of November.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Wedding photography yesterday for David and Karen

Karen (breaking away from a traditional white wedding ) choose a Burgundy gown with silver embellishments and the maids dressed in mocha/ivory. when she celebrated her marriage yesterday to David in St Annes Parish Church.

Another perfect summers day, allowed us to take the formal group /requested photographs both in the church grounds and on the lawn at The Grand Hotel.

Karen and David ventured across the road for a few photographs by the waterfall on the prom, and a selection on the foreshore.( this time with Karen barefoot)

Another twist from tradition was to have the speeches prior to the wedding breakfast , we stayed to hear some wonderful anecdotes from "live with Karen" by her father and "memories shared with David" by the best man Simon

As well as a 100 photograph to be designed into a Wedding Story Book, Karen and David also selected to have our musical DVD option. this tell the story of the day from a few preparation images taken at Karens house until the end of the speeches. The photographs taken during the speeches always round the story off on a high note.

Having a bride wearing a coloured dress makes some unusual/ different photographs for our displays and I can't wait to get some enlarged for our sample frames in our new studio.

It is only fair that Karen and David should see their photos first, so sorry, you will have to wait until they return from their travels .

Friday, 3 September 2010


NEXT WEDDING FAYRE DE- Vere - Herons Reach Blackpool
SUNDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 11.00am -3pm

we will be in the foyer. with lots of new albums a free prize draw and a new style guest book

Look forward to seeing you there

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Emma and Andrew's wedding photographs in both the Lancashire Evening Post and The Lytham St Annes Express in the same week

yes quite amazing that both paper printed wedding photographs from Andrew and Emma Crossleys wedding in the same week. .
The delicious little cup cake supplied from the Little House of Cupcakes in Thornton

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Shane and Julie's wedding day at St Leonard's Church, Walton le Dale, Preston

Blustery showers all day- such is the British weather, but for Shane and Julie sunshine glowed from their hearts from the moment they saw each other at the top on the aisle of St Leonard's church , Walton le Dale yesterday.

We had to resort to our portable Metz studio flash equipment for the family photographs inside the church but a break in the weather allowed us to take the bridal party( refreshed with champagne) to Miller Park for a few relaxed, fun and informal photographs along the Derby Walk, Italianate Terrace and fountain area.

All the wedding photographs from the day will be on the Internet in about 14 days.

Shane and Julie choose us to photograph their wedding day after meeting us at the Best Western Hotel Wedding Fayre in Leyland earlier this year - our next wedding fayre we will be exhibiting at is the De Vere Hotel Blackpool on Sunday 12 September.
for all aspects of our wedding photography please visit our main site
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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Andrew and Kelly's wedding at St Thomas' church Blackpool

Andrew and Kelly have now view all their photographs from their beautiful hot sunny wedding day at St Thomas' Church Blackpool , The Rock Gardens and the Sheraton hotel
To take a look, click on the photograph and insert the password
When this blog has disappeared access can still be made through our main site clients area page.