Sally & Jason celebrated their wedding day at The River Barn in Poulton-le-Fylde and here is their wedding photography. The River Barn is a stunning rustic wedding venue with exposed wooden beams and rustic vibes. The river barn is the perfect place to say I do. Set beside the river Wyre, The barn has access to immense scenery, not to mention its private gardens, extensive treelined driveway, and firepit social area. There are so many areas to make use of for wedding photography.


My day started off with the girls at Ribby Hall Village capturing all the usual makeup and hair stuff whilst the boys got ready at The River Barn in The Tudor Manor House, which was built in 1536. The girls eventually moved over to the venue once the bridal preparations room was ready for them to put on their dresses and last bits of touching up.

I really enjoy it when a wedding is all in one place, and because the barn is fully licensed to host a ceremony and on-site wedding prep areas it makes it so easy and much easier for me to capture all the aspects of the wedding day on my own. I was also able to capture wedding guests’ arrival whilst also capturing wedding prep, which is not always possible at some venues.

Sally & Jason’s day was jam-packed with awesome characters made up of family and friends, I love chatting and having bants at a wedding and there were lots of them at this wedding. One of my main strengths is getting along with people and gaining trust at a wedding enables me to get familiar with everyone and get some amazing documentary wedding photos.


The thing that defines a wedding day for me is the level of movement and interactivity of people at the wedding. I love to see people hugging, laughing, and doing daft shit, it makes really makes a wedding day as it creates a plentiful opportunity for capturing really cool documentary wedding images. My approach is fast-paced and I constantly hunt down the next scene or subject. Jason and Sally’s wedding had just that! It was a hot summers day so people were constantly on the move in around the venue. They had garden games, music, and a magician to keep the level of entertainment was right up there. I love it when the couple books a magician, the reactions from guests you can get from them are amazing.


Thanks for taking a look at this blog for my wedding photography at The River Barn. Leave a comment, I would love to know what you think! I hope you enjoy looking through the images below and if you are feeling inspired by how cool this wedding was and if you are in need of a photographer, then please get in touch.

Also don’t forget to check out the other wedding suppliers Sally & Jason hired, to make their day super ace:


If you are looking for your River Barn Wedding Photographer, then look no further. Get in touch if you would like me to photograph your wedding at this historic industrial Lancashire Wedding Venue. 5 Reasons to book me for your wedding at the River Barn:

  1. Familiarity with the Venue: Having already photographed a wedding at The River Barn, you possess intimate knowledge of the venue’s layout, lighting conditions, and best photo spots. This familiarity ensures that you can efficiently capture the most picturesque moments of the day, saving time and guaranteeing stunning results.
  2. Stunning Portfolio: Your portfolio showcases your ability to capture the unique beauty of The River Barn and its surroundings. Couples can see your past work at this venue, giving them confidence in your skills to produce breathtaking images that reflect the venue’s charm and ambiance.
  3. Expertise in Natural Lighting: The River Barn’s scenic location likely offers plenty of opportunities for natural light photography. As an experienced wedding photographer, you understand how to work with different lighting conditions, ensuring that every shot is well-exposed and emphasizes the venue’s rustic beauty.
  4. Unobtrusive and Candid Approach: Couples often seek a photographer who can capture the genuine emotions and candid moments throughout their special day. Your unobtrusive style allows you to blend seamlessly into the background, creating a comfortable environment for couples and guests to act naturally, resulting in authentic and heartfelt images.
  5. Passion for Storytelling: Your passion for storytelling is evident in your work. By observing and capturing the moments that unfold at The River Barn, you craft a narrative through your photographs that beautifully encapsulates the essence of the couple’s love and the joy of the occasion. These images become cherished memories that couples will treasure for a lifetime.

One Comment

  • Jason and Sally says:

    The Photos that Matt produced for us were absolutely FANTASTIC, second to NONE. It was a pleasure to have Matt do the photography for our wedding. What made Matt so perfect was that it wasn’t like we had a photographer at the wedding, it was like we had a mate enjoying our day with us. His interaction with us and our guests is something rare and very special. ALL our guest commented on how at ease they felt around him and how much fun he was.

    We picked Matt because we didn’t want a photographer that was to structured and staged. After meeting him for the first time and looking through his body of work we had no other option than the choose him. He surpassed all our expectations.

    A genuinely great guy that is extremely talented. If you don’t pick Matt for you wedding you have made the wrong decision!!

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