About Us

Avid Photography – Wedding and Lifestyle Photographers

Wedding Photography based in Cheshire, and also covering Lancashire, Yorkshire, Staffordshire, and surrounding areas of the UK.

Avid Photography – Wedding and Lifestyle Photographers is made up of two Photographers, Darren Buckley and Leanne Buckley-Ratcliff. With over 32 years combined experience in the photography business, so you can be assured you are in safe hands. Darren and Leanne are brother and sister-in-law and have known each other for over 25 years.

“As wedding photographers we work in an unobtrusive, relaxed and friendly manner to ensure that we capture your special day without you noticing that we are even there. With coverage from bridal preparations through to the first dance, we will capture the emotion, happiness, and memories of your special day.” – Darren


Darren Buckley LMPA:

Wedding Photographers Cheshire

As a Qualified Master Photographer Darren has been a in the photography industry for over 26 years, working for clients such as TWR, Arrows F1, Volvo and Volvo touring cars, Nissan, Oxford University Press and many other companies.

As a wedding photographer Darren works in an unobtrusive manner, with a relaxed and friendly approach to produce beautiful images that capture the essence of your wedding day.

Darren is also a member of The Master Photographers Association.

Darren is a keen cyclist and rides with Seamons cycling club, Darren has cycled the Manchester to Blackpool race a number of times in aid of Christies. Darrens loves to spend time with his 2 year old daughter Alice and Wife Katherine. Darren loves food and loves Snickers Bars, Darren can get through quite a lot of snickers bars during a full wedding day, topped of with a few bottles of Coke!


Leanne Buckley-Ratcliff :

Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Leanne has spent the last 5 years photographing weddings with Avid Photography. She is not a stereotypical bossy wedding photographer; she is calm, relaxed, discreet,  and quiet (unless she needs to get attention for a group photo!), preferring to capture a special day, moment or event naturally.

Leanne is a Mum of a 7 year old girl who likes to keep her busy but when she has some spare time she enjoys Watching football, Being out and about in the great outdoors, Picnic’s, Art, Baking Buns and Scones, Skydiving and snowboarding…. ok so the last two were a lie but they sounded good!

Leanne is also a veggie – just in case you were going to offer her some food at your wedding!


As professional wedding photographers with over 300 weddings behind them and a wealth of experience you can be assured that Avid Wedding Photography will capture every moment, every emotion, and every detail of your wedding day.

You only need to take a look at our wedding testimonialsand you’ll see what our clients think of Avid Photography – Wedding and Lifestyle Photographers.

We offer a full range of photography services ranging from Wedding Photography, Portrait Photography and Cherubs Photography.

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