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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: February 2024

Claire Riding owner of Kiss The Bride Photography is a contemporary wedding photographer and creative photojournalist based in Bolton, Greater Manchester. Photographer Claire loves learning about her clients and forming genuine connections to capture their authentic emotions. She strives to create a relaxed environment so couples and their guests can feel confident and comfortable. Claire understands the level of care that goes into planning a wedding, so she strives to document every detail so couples can relive their momentous occasion.

Services Offered

Claire would love to host a consultation with you to discuss your vision for your milestone celebration. Claire will get to know you personally so she can capture your candid moments as your day unfolds naturally. She can happily travel to your location and beyond the UK to provide a full day of coverage.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography

What does the wedding package include?

I will be yours for the whole day, from bridal preparations, the ceremony, speeches through to the first dance. 800 professionally edited digital images on USB memory stick online gallery. prints

How far in advance should I contact you?

ideally 6 - 12 months to get best availability

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, uK, Europe...... the World!

What is the charge for travelling?

There is no additional charge for weddings in the northwest of England

What style of photos do you take?

Artistic
Photo journalism
Fine art photography

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

My aim is to be a friend but one that just so happens to be awesome with a camera!

What kind of equipment do you use?

Nikon z6ii mirrorless camera I make sure I have 2 cameras on me at all times so that there is no chance of me missing anything due to a technical fault

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, online gallery

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?

Yes

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Alone

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

No

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

calculated at time of enquiry

What are the forms of payment?

bank transfer

How do you work?

fun, quirky, relaxed but also an obsessive compulsive photographer, capturing all the moments, all the memories

Served in

Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
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Natasha W. Sent on 06/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Wedding photographer

Claire felt like an old friend/family member from the moment she arrived, meaning we both felt completely relaxed and at ease in front of the camera on our wedding day. Claire honestly went above and beyond for us, to ensure that all of the precious moments were captured. We couldn鈥檛 have asked for more on our special day. Thank you x
Ja'danne
Ja'danne A. Sent on 01/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing!

Where do we start with Claire? Well, Claire went above and beyond for our wedding and she made our day so special! I couldn鈥檛 recommend Claire enough. Our photos are absolutely amazing!! Claire made me feel so at ease the morning of the wedding and I can鈥檛 thank her enough. What a genuine, caring, lovely lady that really does get those amazing shots. X
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Lauren G. Sent on 23/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing amazing amazing

Claire, from the bottom of our hearts we cannot thank you enough for capturing our day so so perfectly and fitting into our family dynamic perfectly to capture us all. We adore our photos, every single one of them. Thank you x
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Vivian S. Sent on 22/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely and professional photographer, beautiful photos

Claire couldn't have been friendlier and put us both at ease being photographed on our wedding day, which we were a little apprehensive about not being very photogenic. Getting the relevant guests in the photos also wasn't easy but Claire was fantastic and took control of the slightly challenging situation.
In the run up and afterwards Claire's communication was great and the photos themselves are beautiful. Guests have commented on how creative they are compared to other wedding albums. We couldn't have been happier and would 100% recommend Claire.
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Josh S. Sent on 16/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible!

The photos are pure magic! Capturing emotion and light perfectly, they made our wedding day unforgettable. Highly recommend!
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Carica K. Sent on 16/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing & truly wonderful

After deciding to get married last minute & planning a wedding within 7 weeks due to family illness, Claire was the most calm, patient, & most wonderful woman. She explained everything in detail & asked us what we would like to have from our wedding photos. She was so professional on our day. The most wonderful photographer inside & out!
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Pamela R. Sent on 21/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mr and Mrs Roughley

Thank you Claire we are absolutely over the moon with our photos, they are just amazing. Thank you for your friendly and professional service on the day. You were very organised and on the ball with our group and couple photos. You made us feel very relaxed and at ease. In fact the whole process was simple and you were very helpful throughout. We received lots of compliments from our guests on how lovely you were. We loved the spontaneity, you certainly captured all our magical moments celebrating with our friends and family and we will cherish those memories and our photos forever.

Pamela and Chris Roughley xxxxx
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Debra E. Sent on 16/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding service done with a smile

We organised our wedding last min from Australia and Claire made the whole process effortless. She was very discreet on the day but we felt like she was family at the same time.
We loved Claire style and all the photos turned out just how we wanted. Natural and captured our very special day.
If ur looking for a top quality service at a reasonable price.. look no further
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Laura A. Sent on 20/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Claire is amazing

So we first met claire 3 years ago when she took our sons 1st birthday cake smash and splash pictures. She was so lovely and everything we asked for in a photographer. A year later I asked could she take some pictures of our children with their great grandparents and again claire produced the most beautiful pictures and made the whole family feel at ease so when it came to our wedding pictures we knew exactly who we wanted and that was Claire. Claire went above and beyond to make our wedding experience perfect. She kept in contact from the minute we booked her to the wedding day and made sure she knew exactly what we wanted. Everyone on the day said how lovely she was and how relaxed she made everyone feel. She is the most loveliest person and truly wants to make your day go as magical and smoothly as possible. Then when the photos came I couldn鈥檛 believe how perfect they were. From capturing special moments with parents to the beautiful relaxed posed pictures with my husband the whole day felt like a fairytale and reliving the day through claire鈥檚 amazing pictures we knew we made the right choice with her as our photographer. I would highly recommend claire to anyone wanting a wedding photographer and we can鈥檛 thank her enough.
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Lauren M. Sent on 26/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect day - so long as we had claire

Myself & my husband, Chris. Originally was due to get married 27/03/2020 - due to the first lockdown occurring just days before the wedding, we unfortunately had new news that we had to postpone, During this news Claire was the biggest comfort, she reassured us, calmed us down and promised us that we will get through it together.
Claire took the time to get to know us as a couple, she spent time with us and our son, getting a feel for our vibe and the way we envision our day to be.
She was so kind and thoughtful when it came to our son, she knew that we wanted pictures mainly of us as a family and also, pictures of him just enjoying the day too - and my word, did she get the shots!
3 postponements and we finally got the day. 12/11/21
it came on a beautiful, rainy & cold day in the Bolton Hills
Claire arrived early, came straight to see me as give me a big hug. it was such a relief during the pre wedding nerves to see claire, she is such a calming presence.
Claire spent time with my friends and family, getting creative shots of the make up & hair.
She also spent time in the morning making sure she got the shots of my nana & grandad which i hold so very dear to me.
Claire worked so well with the venue staff, she ensured things ran to the right timings without pressuring us to rush or feel rushed.
she uses amazing equipment to support the quality of the shots, including special lighting features.
She got the groomsmen & bridesmaids involved and even at one point, was down on the floor with the children playing and getting beautiful candid shots, that you could never replicate.
we have so many fond memories of the day, and claire was central to them.

the whole day was made amazing by claire, we had her right up until just after the first dance.

In the days after the wedding, even though Claire was super busy with other events, we got sent our sneak peak!
we was so shocked and amazed with how quick she was at sharing them with us, other photographers you would be waiting a long time for any pictures - but not Claire!

then 4 weeks after the day, we got all our images sent online and home in a beautifully packaged gift in the post, Claire personalised our delivery and gift box and it honestly, is the attention to detail that she puts into everything that really made it.

We honestly cannot wait for an excuse to book Claire again, we got the most amazing photos to remember our long awaited day, a day that previous was clouded by Covid memories and lockdown sadness, now is a day that we all spent celebrating and being joyful together, and i could think of no better person to capture those moments, than Claire.

we thank you endlessly!

Lauren, Chris & Noah Mulcahy

xxx
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