Newcastle Engagement Photography // Saltwell Park, Gateshead // Ellie & James

The stream was choked with rubbish; paper cups, rusting Coke cans, discarded crisp packets.

It hadn't looked like this a few years back, when Ellie & James came here on their second date, playing pooh-sticks and tentatively laying the foundations of their relationship. Building a connection that would culminate in them marrying each other later this year.

I wasn't going to be able to recreate that memory for them.

I had to create a new memory.

I had to come up with an interesting photograph of them, in this space, right now. It's a pressure I'm familiar with while photographing a fast-moving wedding day. It's a pressure I thrive on.

This is the photograph I made.