A wedding in Bristol, Sophie and Mike

A few weeks ago I popped over the bridge for a wedding in Bristol. My destination no 4 Clifton, The Rodney hotel and Sophie and Mike’s intimate  and relaxed wedding. Sophie and Mike had plans for a low key ceremony and then a reception for their closest family and friends. When I spoke with Sophie ahead of the wedding, it was clear that we shared ideas about what a perfect wedding would be like.  Your closest people, no stress, no fussing or faffing, no sticking to wedding convention or doing things the way the blogs or tradition dictates. Just a relaxed and laid back celebration of a marriage shared with the important people. The pictures needed to reflect that. There would be no epic vistas set up, rather a concentration of the important stuff. The people  and their relationships. My perfect brief.

Sophie, Mike and kids arrived at the venue together and met their friends ahead of the wedding in the bar at No4.  Shortly after we had the ceremony and then all out into the Garden for a drinks reception, back in for the wedding breakfast and then back to the garden for lawn games and  a relaxed afternoon of catching up with their friends and family. The weather was perfect for this plan and the afternoon was one of those lovely lazy afternoons filled with the sounds of gentle conversation, the clinking of glasses and laughter.  Here are some of my favourite pictures from the day.

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Clifton, Bristol or anywhere else for that matter get in touch for a chat about your plans.

Michael Riley Photography


I am a a multi award winning UK and destination wedding photographer. Based in Devon, I offer wedding coverage throughout the UK and anywhere else in the world for couples who like my work and approach to a wedding.


My wedding photography is entirely unposed, natural & candid. My style is documentary wedding photography or reportage wedding photography which means that I don't intervene in the day for the sake of a shot. I don't pose, interfere or otherwise fuss and faff. Everything is relaxed, laid back and fun allowing for those natural moments to come through and be recorded as memories. You get all the moments observed not orchestrated. If you like the sound of this get in touch via my contact page.

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