A Durham wedding in a deer park with Zoe & Liam

I was super excited when Zoe and Liam asked me to photograph their Whitworth Hall wedding in Durham, not least because it is also a deer park! Although the wedding venue was cool, what really excited me about the day was Zoe and Liam who are two of the most laid back, fun and adventurous people you could wish to meet.

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Apple iOS for wedding photographers

I’m a full time wedding photographer based Newcastle in North East England (where it started raining in 1973 and it hasn’t stopped). I photograph a maximum of 24 weddings per year and all of the engagement / pre-wedding shoots that go along with that, plus random kids, families, parties, etc. I click my shutter button 75,000+ times per year. As such, this post deals with workflow and file management as much as wringing as much quality as possible from each individual photograph.

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Whitworth Hall Durham Wedding Venue

Whitworth Hall Hotel and Deerpark is situated in Bracepeth countryside 6 miles outside of Durham. It is nestled in its own picturesque deer park resplendent with fairy-tale gardens and an ornamental lake. The hotel also boasts a fishing lake, two restaurants, Afternoon Tea Lounge and a laid-back bar.

I was introduced to Whitworth Hall by Zoe & Liam when they invited me to photograph their wedding there in 2018.

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How to use wedding fireworks for your Newcastle wedding

When you are looking to add a little extra something to your Newcastle wedding, fireworks can often provide the answer.

Wedding fireworks are great fun, and the beauty of them us you have many different options when it comes to how to use them.

Let’s take a look at what you need to know about wedding fireworks in the North East.

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A spring pre-wedding session in Newcastle with Rachel and Adam

A pre-wedding session is a great time to show of a bit of your personality and your passions. Don't think that you have to pick an iconic location for your couples session. I can capture exciting photographs anywhere and an unusual location can result in unique photographs.

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Should you lose weight for your wedding day?

It may be that you decide that you want to lose weight before your wedding, just as I did after I was ill. Great! Go for it! Just make sure you are doing it for yourself.

Equally, you do not HAVE to lose weight for your wedding. Your partner is marrying you the way you are. Your family love you the way you are. Your self worth is not measured by the number on your bathroom scale.

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