A sunset engagement shoot at the coast with Jessica and Christopher

Using a ruined and rusting outdoor swimming pool as a backdrop for an engagement shoot is an unusual idea, which is why I suggested it as a location to Jessica and Christopher. Tynemouth Outdoor Pool can be found hewed out of the cliff face above Tynemouth Longsands and is a prominent local landmark for all the wrong reasons.

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Harry & Stacie rock their alternative Newcastle engagement shoot with Doc Martins and graffiti

When I put a call out asking for newly engaged couples to experiment with an alternative couples shoot in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle I couldn't have gotten a more perfect couple than Harry and Stacie.

I knew the shoot would go well when they rocked up to the Quayside in Doc Martins, a leather jacket, a Harrington jacket and a nose ring.

They got it.

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An intimate Newcastle wedding with Gloria & Kevin

I know it's a cliche, and after all this is a wedding, but there was a real warmth and love between Gloria and Kevin throughout the entire day. They were constantly holding hands, making eye contact and being patient with one another. Emotions can run high on wedding days as everyone tries to meet the schedule or feels stressed, but Gloria and Kevin sailed smoothly through the day.

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A forest hike engagement session using smokebombs with Jessica and Matthew

I'm always equally excited and nervous when I am photographing photographers. Jessica and Matthew are talented photographers in their own right, working at Jessica Holloway Photography, so I pulled out all the creative stops for their forest hike engagement session. We did Brenizer shots, used manual lenses, smoke bombs, prisms and even brought along the dog!

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