Posts tagged Quayside
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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A wet and foggy engagement session on Newcastle Quayside with Michelle & Wayne

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.

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A gritty urban couples shoot with Gail & Steve

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.

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An intimate winter wedding in Newcastle upon Tyne with Danika & Sebastian

Danika & Sebastian were married in Newcastle Register Office and then drove the short distance to the Malmaison on Newcastle Quayside for their reception. With only a ten minute drive from my door, weddings don't get any more local than this for me.

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Malmaison Newcastle wedding venue

The Newcastle Malmaison Hotel occupies a great position on the Quayside adjacent to the new Millennium Bridge and looking across the Tyne towards the Baltic and Sage on the Gateshead side.  The Malmaison Newcastle is a venue I know very well. Unusually for me, I came to know it as a customer rather than as a wedding photographer or wedding registrar. 

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Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art Newcastle wedding venue

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is one of the most iconic landmarks in the North East of England. Situated in a former flour mill on the banks of the River Tyne, BALTIC hosts an ever changing calendar of exhibitions by international artists.   

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