My name is Tim Mottershead and I am the founder of Eastgate photography in Chester, Cheshire. I’ll give you a brief low-down on who I am and what I do at Eastgate photography.

I studied English Language at Swansea University, enjoy playing hockey and walking my dog, Ernie. After working as a General Manager in some well-known gastro-pubs in Cheshire, I realised a passion for photography and the potential of partnering my experience in hospitality with a flair for taking great, naturally candid photos.

My brother and sister-in-law have a successful and well established wedding photography business, known as SandS Photography: http://sandsphoto.co.uk/ .
I worked with them during 2016 and still help them out with the occasional wedding if I am free. Having learnt my trade with SandS and launched my website, I upgraded my cameras and filled my bag with lenses. The Summer of 2017 saw me photograph my first weddings alone as Eastgate photography and I had a blast, ensuring the couples that had put their trust in me were not disappointed.

Your family is the most important thing in the world, and I know you want portraits of your wedding day that you can treasure and hold close to your heart for the rest of your life. If you look through my blog, you will see a mixture of elegantly posed couple shots, formal group pictures taken efficiently and with a smile, as well as the documentary style pictures I will take, giving you a true story of your special day in the most un-obstructive way possible.



Eastgate Photography is a new company. I started trading in 2017 after training with my brother, Stuart from SandS photography. Starting up a new business is always tough and the wedding photography market is extremely competitive. I know that there are some great photographers in and around Cheshire with a lot more experience than I do. My prices reflect the fact that I am still building my portfolio and provide the unique opportunity of acquiring professional-quality wedding photos at an incredibly competitive price. I am confident that I can produce great pictures of your wedding day, I am hard working and determined to give you as much time as I can.

Half Day (6 hours) £350
I will arrive at the venue an hour before the ceremony to begin coverage, capturing the attractiveness of venue, the arrival of your guests, the ceremony itself and the romance of your special day. After the service I will take candid shots to record all the most delightful and humorous moments that you will enjoy again and again over the coming many happy years together. There will, of course be group pictures of dear family and friends previously arranged with the bride and groom. At the reception, I will take photographs during the wedding breakfast and the cutting of the cake.

A half day would typically produce between 200-300 pictures of your loved ones. All of these high resolution images would be put onto a USB in the form of a jpeg. You would be free to make your own albums, put them on social media for all of your guests to see, or frame in your marital home, to treasure forever.

Full Day (12 hours) £450
This package begins with the bride’s preparations and carries on straight through to the evening with plenty of time to get the most beautiful, the dearest and the most spectacular photos of you and your guests in a variety of settings, lightings and moods that really tell the story of your wedding day. You will have the loveliest of photographs of the two of you alone on your happiest day and together with Mums and Dads, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles and all your family and closest friends.

On a full day around you could expect to receive 300-450 edited images.  I would recommend booking me for the whole day if your budget will allow a the extra time will give me the chance to gather a far more varied album of photos. All of these wonderful pictures will be put onto a USB for you to either show the world on Facebook or keep for your closest friends and family to see.


For information on other events that you may want photographed, please get in touch via the contact form. I have examples of parties and christenings should you want to see them and I am willing to discuss a bespoke package to suit your needs.

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