Sunset Session at Broken Scar in Darlington with Amy & Tom

Amy and Tom introduced me to a new location for my sunset couples shoots - Broken Scar in County Durham. What an evocative name, eh?

I'll use Amy and Tom's sunset couples session to talk through some of the experimental techniques and gear I used for their photographs.

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A moody black and white pre-wedding session with Regan and Conor in the North Sea

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.

They definitely won't appeal to 'Barbie' brides.

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A fun and emotional Kirklevington Hall wedding with Rachel & Chris

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.

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Sarah & Billy's pre-wedding session at Kielder Forest and Water Park

Kielder Forest and Water Park is one of my favourite places to photograph a pre-wedding session. The terrain is so varied, from dense forest to open water, and the light is totally different from one hour to the next, that I feel like I could go there every week for the next 10 years and still not exhaust it's possibilities.

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