Who Me?


Alternative Wedding Photographer



Hey, my name is Andy Hirst and I am an Alternative Wedding Photographer from the North West of England. I go to weddings and tell natural stories that look freaking cool.

Alternative can mean a lot of things, but as my lovely wife said to me once “we are a weird couple” so I guess that’s a good descriptor to use. We share our lives with a cheeky little Shih Tzu who we named Barney when we rescued back him in 2012. We can often be found hanging around the Northern Quarter in Manchester sipping coffee, exploring a random city or lifting weights. Either way you will always see us having fun and taking the piss out of each other.


It is hugely important to do what I am passionate about. Working with cool and quirky couples on their wedding day is what I love doing and the way I do it is what my clients love. Being natural and true to yourself is something I believe in as a core value. To photograph someone as themselves and at their best is my number one focus.

Real life is not like a glossy magazine, my images have real atmosphere to them. My recipe for a story starts with learning about you and your vibe, what you want for the day and what is important to you. I experience and observe your wedding day, collecting moments to build your story which I then present with a fine art stylish look that is as timeless as it is cool.

I might as well tell you some facts about me: I pronounce my wife’s name as Clur; Owls are totally cool; I am a proper geek; My wife and I got together in 1997 at school; Music was awesome in the 90’s; Photography from the 60’s captivates me.


My favourite and preferred of all social networks, give me a follow @andyhirstphoto