Mogwai – Live in Aberdeen – Photo Gallery

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Artist: Mogwai
Event: True North Festival 2018
Venue: His Majesty’s Theatre
City: Aberdeen, Scotland
Date: 22nd September, 2018


Mogwai – Live at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen – Photo Gallery

Simon was in Aberdeen in Scotland to photograph Glaswegian giants Mogwai performing at His Majesty’s Theatre as part of the True North Festival 2018. A fantastic set from Mogwai included song from their new album as well as favourites such as Like Herod and My Father, My King.

Wedding Photography: Mere Court Hotel Knutsford – Helen and Lee

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Wedding Photography Clients: Helen and Lee
Wedding Ceremony Venue: The gardens of The Mere Court Hotel, Knutsford, Cheshire
Wedding Reception Venue: The Mere Court Hotel, Knutsford, Cheshire
Wedding Photography: Simon J. Newbury, Tina Newbury
Wedding Photo Editing: Tina Newbury


Wedding Photography: The Mere Court Hotel in Knutsford – Helen and Lee

We were at The Mere Court Hotel near Knutsford in Cheshire for the outdoor summer wedding of Helen and Lee. The Great British summer provided a beautiful blue sky perfect for the wedding ceremony which was held outside in the pagoda in the gardens of the Mere Court Hotel.

Cool Britannia Festival, Knebworth – Photo Gallery

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Music Photography: Cool Britannia Festival
Date: 1st and 2nd September, 2018
Headline Acts: Happy Mondays, Ocean Colour Scene
Location: Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire
Photographer: Simon J. Newbury


Cool Britannia Festival, Knebworth – Photo Gallery

“Iconic acts inspired by an epic era!”

The beginning of September saw the launch of a brand new epic music festival Cool Britannia — which which took place at Knebworth — the stately home of rock. The new festival was opened on Saturday with the premier of Britpop Classical. Britpop Classical features a full rock back of some of the country’s best session musicians together with an amazing horns section and orchestra, all backing a spectacular array of vocalists including The Farm’s Peter Hooton performing All Together Now, Saffron from Republica with Ready To Go, Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory covering Pulp’s Common People and the unique Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia, EastEnders) closed the set with Blur’s Parklife.

Wedding Photography: Tabley House Knutsford – Donna and Marcus

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Wedding Photography Clients: Donna and Marcus
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Tabley House, Knutsford, Cheshire
Wedding Reception Venue: Hartford Golf Club, Cheshire
Wedding Photography: Simon J. Newbury, Tina Newbury
Wedding Photo Editing: Tina Newbury


Wedding Photography: Tabley House Knutsford – The wedding of Donna and Marcus

Tabley House is a unique and beautiful wedding venue set in delightful parkland approximately 3 kilometres to the east of the town of Knutsford, Cheshire.  A stunning Palladian mansion; Tabley House was built in 1767 by John Carr of York for the Leicester family who lived at Tabley for 700 years.  The elegant, light Georgian rooms still display important paintings and furniture collected by the family over the centuries, the collection includes pieces of artwork by Turner, Lawrence and Reynolds and furniture by Gillow, Bullock and Chippendale amongst others.  A 17th century chapel sits adjacent to Tabley house, the chapel was moved from an island in 1927 due to brine pumping and re-erected in the stately homes grounds. Tabley house has also been host to various TV productions, including Antiques Roadtrip, The Forsyth Saga and Flog it.

Wedding Photography: The Plough, Eaton – Stephanie and Daniel

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Wedding Photography Clients: Stephanie and Daniel
Pre-wedding Photography Location: Astbury Mere, Cheshire
Wedding Ceremony Venue: The Plough Inn, Eaton, Cheshire
Wedding Photography: Simon J. Newbury, Tina Newbury
Wedding Photo Editing: Tina Newbury


Wedding Photography: The Plough, Eaton – Stephanie and Daniel

We were back at The Plough Inn in Eaton to photograph the beautiful rustic wedding of Stephanie and Daniel. As usual, Tina was with Stephanie, the Bride, ahead of the ceremony while Simon was at The Plough Inn with Daniel, the Bridegroom along with his Groomsmen. The historic barn with it’s oak beams was beautifully laid out ahead of the ceremony with a stunning sunflower theme.

The lovely wedding ceremony was complimented by the ‘handfasting’ or ribbon ceremony where the happy couple “tied the knot” in yellow ribbon during the service.

After the confetti and group shots was the wedding breakfast back in the barn. Once this was completed we headed out to do the couple photos around the Plough and also at the nearby park. It was then back to the Plough for the cutting of the cake and the first dance.

Rewind Festival North – Photo Gallery

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Music Photography: Rewind Festival North 2018
Headline Acts: O.M.D., The Jacksons
Location: Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, Cheshire
Photographer: Simon J. Newbury


Rewind Festival North – Photo Gallery

Simon headed over to Capesthorne Hall in Siddington near Macclesfield for the latest Rewind Festival North. The festival is now in it’s fourth year at the Cheshire venue while celebrating is tenth year overall. Simon J. Newbury Photography has been at every Rewind North.

Bluedot Festival 2018 – Photo Gallery

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Music Photography: Bluedot Festival 2018
Headline Acts: The Hallé Orchestra, The Flaming Lips, Future Islands, The Chemical Brothers
Location: Jodrell Bank, Cheshire
Photographer: Simon J. Newbury


Bluedot Festival 2018 – Photo Gallery

Simon headed over to Jodrell Bank to photograph the four day music and science Bluedot Festival. Thursday night saw the return of Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra who played the score to the BBC’s Blue Planet. Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips headed back to Cheshire to headline on the Friday in the shadow of the giant Lovell Telescope with their usual extravagant pomp including balloons, confetti and of course a giant inflatable robot! Saturday saw a host of acts across the festival stages including: FEHM, Nadine Shah, Gary Numan and Future Islands. Professor Richard Dawkins also battled the music to discuss his latest book. Sunday was headlined by The Chemical Brothers with performances from Acid Mothers Temple, Shattered Ankles, Crazy P, Future Get Down, Hello Cosmos, Little Dragon and Vessels. Comedian Gary Delaney also appeared.

Here are some of the photos from Bluedot 2018 with an extended gallery on our Facebook page.

Wedding Photography: Manor House Hotel Alsager – Meg and Tony

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Wedding Photography Clients: Meg and Tony
Bridal Preparations: The Bridal Suite, The Manor House Hotel, Alsager
Wedding Ceremony Venue: The Manor House Hotel, Alsager, Cheshire
Wedding Breakfast Venue: The Boardroom, The Manor House Hotel, Alsager, Cheshire
Wedding Photography: Simon J. Newbury, Tina Newbury
Wedding Photo Editing: Tina Newbury


Wedding Photography: The Manor House Hotel, Alsager – Meg and Tony

We were back at The Manor House Hotel in Alsager for the intimate wedding of Meg and Tony. Tina photographed the bridal preparations in the Bridal suite and handled the bridal portrait and the photos of the bridesmaids and bridal party before the ceremony.

Simon was busy before the ceremony photographing background images for the wedding book and both the ceremony room upstairs at The Manor House and the newly decorated Boardroom laid out in advance of the wedding breakfast.

Wedding Photography: Crewe Hall Hotel – Helen & Steve

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Wedding Photography Clients: Helen and Stephen
Bride and Groom Preparations: Crewe Hall Hotel, Cheshire
Wedding Ceremony Venue: The Great Library, Crewe Hall Hotel, Cheshire
Wedding Reception Venue: The Great Library and Long Gallery, Crewe Hall Hotel, Cheshire
Bride and Groom Photography: Inside Crewe Hall, The Chapel, Outside Grounds of Crewe Hall Hotel
Wedding Photography: Simon J. Newbury, Tina Newbury
Wedding Photo and Wedding Album Editing: Tina Newbury


Wedding Photography: Crewe Hall Hotel- Helen and Stephen

We were at the beautiful surroundings of Crewe Hall Hotel to photograph the wedding of Helen and Steve. As usual Tina photographed the bridal preparations in the Hotel at Crewe Hall as well as the Bridal portrait. Meanwhile, Simon photographed the establishing photos for the wedding album, the ceremony room – The Great Library, the Groomsmen and wedding rings ahead of the ceremony.

Wedding Photography: Crown Hotel, Nantwich – Natasha and Clive

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Wedding Photography Clients: Natasha and Clive
Bride and Groom Preparations: The Crown Hotel, Nantwich, Cheshire
Wedding Ceremony Venue: The Crown Hotel Ballroom, Nantwich, Cheshire
Wedding Reception Venue: The Crown Hotel Ballroom, Nantwich, Cheshire
Bride and Groom Photography: Mill Island, Nantwich, Cheshire
Wedding Photography: Simon J. Newbury, Tina Newbury
Wedding Photo and Wedding Album Editing: Tina Newbury


Wedding Photography: The Crown Hotel, Nantwich – Natasha and Clive

We were at The Crown Hotel in Nantwich to photograph the wedding celebrations of Natasha and Clive. The beautiful Grade I listed hotel is steeped in Nantwich history and is full of quirks and curiosities from its 400 year history.