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.
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.
I photographed Gail and Steve in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle, where I thought that the graffiti would match their urban cool. While drinking in the Cluny there last autumn I mentally filed the area away as one to suggest for my pre-wedding couple shoots. I had photographed a lot of couples in remote rural locations on the Northumberland Coast and Kielder Forest for example, and I wanted to experiment in a more gritty, urban style.
Sam & Matt chose a sunset forest hike for their pre-wedding couples photography session. When they asked if they could bring along a friend I was a bit confused. When they said it was their dog Dexter I of course said yes at once.
Rebecca and Ben's wedding was based in West Yorkshire and was one of the longest wedding days I have worked, combining multiple locations, a wicked party, and the highest number of photographs I have delivered so far (987 - my usual number is between 500 and 700 for a full day).
I know that these photographs will put off many couples who are looking to hire me for their wedding or couples session. And that's okay with me. They are marmite images. Some people love them and some people hate them.
Judges at Kirklevington Hall is a traditional country house hotel with rich fabrics and elegant rooms, set in mature, English gardens. The highlights of the wedding venue for me are the sweeping terrace, the gazebo (where Rachel and Chris ceremony took place) and the 31 acres of idyllic, landscaped gardens and woodlands, graceful lawns that sweep down from the Hall’s sunny terraces to the tiny river, which meanders across the estate via waterfalls and under ornate bridges.