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.
I have photographed adventurous engagements and amazing weddings all over Northern England including Newcastle, Gateshead, Durham, Northumberland, Yorkshire and the Lake District. Here are my latest stories.
Stick a pin in a map pretty much anywhere on the Northumberland coast and you'll find an epic location to photograph an engagement session. Time it for golden hour, that time of magical light an hour before the sun sets, and you'll have something really special. Add an awesome couple up for an adventure and you have perfection.
You’ll not find two people more in love than Emma and Ian ❤️
Emma & Ian got married at the Vermont Hotel in the heart of Newcastle's bustling city centre. It's a venue I know very well from previous weddings and I can see why it is so popular. The building itself would fit right into New York's skyline; it's almost a mini Empire State Building with all it's 1930s art deco styling.
Land Rover Wedding Hires began when Land Rover enthusiast Barbara Roberts restored her stunning classic 1976 Series 3, named 'Babs,' and was approached by brides and grooms to drive at their weddings in 2014. The response to the vehicle at these weddings was fantastic and Land Rover Wedding Hires was born!
You cannot guarantee the weather in the Lake District, whatever the time of year. We had sun, wind, rain and sheep for Tash & Adam's pre-wedding shoot. There was even a Citroen Berlingo! [In-joke alert!]
Kyra and Kev's wedding at The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland was a great lesson in how to deal well with inclement weather on your wedding day. You cannot guarantee the weather if you are getting married in Northumberland whatever time of year it is.
Rachel and Chris are a cool creative couple so they were on the lookout for something different for their pre-wedding couples session. They introduced me to South Gare, an area of reclaimed land and breakwater on the southern side of the mouth of the River Tees in Redcar and Cleveland.
Alex & Sam chose to have their wedding at the fun and quirky Le Petit Château in Northumberland on New Years Eve. It was a special day and a brilliant way to end the year. I love getting up on the dance floor to get wild party photos.
And there's no wedding party like a New Year's Eve wedding party!
Rebecca & Ben chose to have their sunset pre-wedding couples session at Digley Reservoir, near Holmfirth, in the Peak District National Park. It's a place that meant something to them as they have walked the five mile circular route around the shoreline and surrounding countryside countless times over the past few years. It was a new location for me, which always gets me excited, if not a little nervous, but the knowledge that it was a place with a real connection for Rebecca and Ben meant I knew we were going to get some real and authentic photographs.
Danika & Sebastian were married in Newcastle Register Office and then drove the short distance to the Malmaison on Newcastle Quayside for their reception. With only a ten minute drive from my door, weddings don't get any more local than this for me.
I love doing something a little bit different for my pre-wedding sessions. Something unique to the couple, shooting in a location that means something to them, or with a theme in mind. Beth and Lee had both, and it really got me thinking and pushing myself creatively.