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15 Jan 2022

Pete and Charlotte Pre-Wedding

I recently met up with Pete and Charlotte down at Roker Beach, Sunderland, UK for a Pre-Wedding Chat and Photoshoot. I am really looking forward to their big day and meeting up with a few people. Charlotte was a bridesmaid at a previous wedding that we photographed. It was so nice of her to choose us again based on her experiences of how we worked and how we got on so well. This leads me as to why I also […]

09 Dec 2021

Photography Trends 2022….

One summer about 5 years ago, California, Oregon and Washington State in the USA suffered from ferocious forest fires. The sky was filled with brown smoke and particles. Wedding Photographers noticed that it gave their images a rustic bohemian look and liked it. Since then many of them edit in a style which replicates this look. The danger of doing so is to back yourself in to a corner which may be difficult to extract yourself from should you wish […]

07 May 2021

Real Wedding Revisited – Jonny and Sophie’s Wedding at Doxford Barns

We look back on Jonny and Sophie’s wonderful wedding back in the summer of 2019, before the impact of the pandemic, when we could not have foreseen what was to happen. Sophie’s Dad played a key part in their future as Jonny was working with him when he introduced him to his daughter Sophie. As their relationship blossomed, Jonny proposed on a trip to New York and Sophie said yes. Ahead of their big day, they met with local photographer, […]

26 Jan 2021
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Bridal Preparations

Laurence Sweeney – Newcastle Wedding Photographer : One of the most special parts of a wedding day is getting ready – the Bridal Preparation. Typically, it will be when the Bride is with the ladies who are closest to her in the world. There will be plenty of nerves, laughter and tears. I usually arrive around two hours before the ceremony, whilst the Hair Stylist and the Make Up Artist are putting the finishing touches to their amazing work. I […]

16 Aug 2020

M&L’s Lockdown Wedding

Laurence Sweeney – Newcastle Wedding Photographer : Michael and Louise decided to go ahead with their lockdown wedding despite a number of restrictions. As a result, they were allowed a maximum of 30 people to attend the ceremony in the Church. Which means that their reception would be postponed until later in the year. This meant that Stacey and I covered a limited amount of the preparation. We captured the ceremony and a few bubble group photos after the ceremony. […]

13 Apr 2020
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A Little Light Story

A Little Light Story by Laurence Sweeney – Newcastle Wedding Photographer I hope you are all well during this horrible time. Especially for those who were due to get married and are having to re-arrange their Wedding.  When I am at Wedding Fairs, I always have a chat with couples. I walk through some albums with them to give an insight as to what we do and how we work. I throw in a few laughs along the way.  As […]

07 Apr 2020
Jonny and Katy Proposal- Gateshead

Wedding Planning

Some thoughts around planning a Wedding by Laurence Sweeney, Newcastle Wedding Photographer From a Wedding Photography perspective, everything is on hold, but working really closely with couples who are having to re-arrange their big day. I hope you and your loved ones are all well during this difficult time. My wife is currently stranded in New Zealand, she is safe and healthy, but she really wants to get back as soon as possible. Fingers crossed it will happen soon. I […]

06 Apr 2020
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Wedding Photography and COVID-19

Wedding Photography and COVID-19 Just a few notes, considerations and thoughts on Wedding Photography during this difficult time. As I am sure you know, there is still a lot of uncertainty about a) Postponements, b) Cancellations, c) Venues, d) Registrars and e) Nobody really has any answers at the time of writing. I am liaising with all my couples who are due to get married in March, April and June, and will be contacting those who are getting married later over the […]

13 Mar 2020
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Q&A – Charlotte McGaun – Founder of Image Geek

Charlotte McGaun is the founder and owner of Image Geek. Image Geek love to help people improve their image through their own eyes by giving them a helping hand with fitness, food choices and mental wellbeing. Charlotte’s community consists of folks at different stages of their lives with different goals and ambitions. For soon to be Brides and Grooms, it is not all about fitting into your Dress or your Suit, it is about feeling great on your special day! […]

08 Feb 2020
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Q&A – Claudia McAusland – Wedding Videographer : Afashionate

In this month’s blog, we interview one of the North East’s best Wedding Videographers, Claudia McAusland the owner of Afashionate. Afashionate document your day by creating a beautiful wedding video and make your memories live on in the exact way that you want them to. Claudia believes that it is your day, and it’s her job to capture it in a way that suits you. She has filmed wedding videos in some top venues in the North East/Northumberland, such as […]