Posts in Couple photography
A wintery post wedding session at the Angel of the North with Noor and Callum

I photographed Noor and Callum’s wedding at The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland last year but I photographed their engagement session after the wedding.

Both Noor and Callum have hectic schedules and live outside of Newcastle, so trying to find a time to shoot when they were both free, and in the North East, while I was available was tricky. After pencilling in a few dates that we subsequently had to cancel we simply ran out of time to squeeze in the session before their wedding.

Undeterred we booked in a post-wedding session this January.

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A sun drenched autumn pre-wedding shoot in Newcastle with Izzy & Rob

I’d far rather discover a new location for a couples session as I think it helps put them at ease and it gets my creative brain whirring. Izzy and Rob chose the Havannah Nature reserve, which is where they walk their dog. Eze became the star of the show, photobombing our shots and posing like a boss!

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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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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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A romantic sunset engagement shoot in Kielder Forest with Emily and John

Sometimes it's about picking a location that complements a couple and sometimes it's about picking a location that contrasts with a couple. Emily and John are a cool, creative couple into all things alternative, so driving out to Kielder Forest at sunset for an outdoors, romantic engagement couples session was a change of gears for them.

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