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.Read More
Angela and Dave joined me at Tynemouth Priory the coast just outside of Newcastle for their pre-wedding session. The air was crisp as the sun started to go down and we hoped for an interesting sunset.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
Michelle, Wayne and I met at Newcastle Quayside on a wet and foggy spring morning. Yes, there really was fog on the Tyne!
It was touch and go whether we would go ahead with the shoot, but fortunately there were enough gaps between the rain showers to get the photographs we wanted.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More