Fun. Authentic. Definitely not cheesy. Unlike traditional, stuffy, over-posed, old fashioned wedding photography, my wedding photography is contemporary, laid back and reflects what your day was actually like.
The days leading up to Sophie and Daniel's intimate winter wedding were wet and grey, so I was pleasantly surprised to arrive at the Grand Hotel Newcastle and find it bathed in sunlight. It was still bitingly cold, with the wind whipping in off the North Sea but it was dry and the light was good.
Sometimes it's about picking a location that complements a couple and sometimes it's about picking a location that contrasts with a couple. Emily and John are a cool, creative couple into all things alternative, so driving out to Kielder Forest at sunset for an outdoors, romantic engagement couples session was a change of gears for them.
Le Petit Château is a French inspired boutique hotel, pub and wedding venue nestled in the heart of the Northumberland countryside. It's fair to say Le Petit Château has become very popular very quickly with Northumberland couples.
I hooked up with Emma and Paul on a wild, windswept day at Druridge Bay on the Northumberland coast. I was looking for couples who were up for a laugh and willing to try out some of the crazy photography experiments I had in mind. Emma and Paul were good sports and were super patient as I brought on smoke bombs, prisms and tried a Brenizer panorama.
I met up with Hannah and Faraz at Chopwell Woods in Gateshead for our forest hike engagement shoot. They proved to be very easy to direct and were totally unfazed by public displays of affection, so the shoot became very intimate very quickly.