Hi, I'm Esme.

This is me, out on the moors, with a bouquet by my favourite florist.

I'm a wedding photographer from sunny St Annes (near Blackpool) and cover the whole of Lancashire, the North West, the UK, and in some instances, Europe and farther afield.

I love my job, and I feel very privileged that I get to not only photograph you on one of the most important days of your lives, but leave a photographic legacy for you to treasure. I love to capture weddings that are an authentic reflection of my couples and their love for each other. My favourite weddings are those that decide their own traditions and do what feels exactly right for them, without getting stressed about inconsequential things along the way. I capture every kind of wedding; traditional, elopements, barns, tipis, everywhere and anywhere. If you can dream it, then I'm there, ready to tell your story.

My background, and degree, is in Fine Art. I studied conceptual Fine Art photography religiously, and made it the subject of my dissertation. I always try to place my wedding photography within the context of Fine Art, which has allowed me to develop a distinct style and find my own niche.

If there's anything else you need to know about me, get in touch. I promise I don't bite... as long as you're a cat person.

Esme xx

Effie and Luna - the Esme Whiteside Photography assistants



“Thank you so much for all the beautiful photos! We both love them so much and shared them with our families who absolutely love them too. We had so many people say to us how lovely our photographer was, and one of my friends who isn't even engaged yet has said she 100% wants your for her wedding!”