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07 Apr 2020

Wedding Planning

Some thoughts around planning a Wedding. 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 would be really interested to know […]

06 Apr 2020

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

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

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 […]

03 Feb 2020

The Benefits of having Two Photographers

It has been a busy few weeks with lots of wedding fairs. We have met lots of lovely couples and quite a good number have booked with us already. In this blog, we highlight the benefits of having 2 Photographers covering your wedding. As you may know, at most of our weddings we have two photographers. This would be myself and, usually, my daughter Stacey. We have been shooting together for over 4 years now and have a great understanding […]

22 Jan 2020

Q&A – Lesley Alice Attle – Hair Stylist

In this week’s blog, we interview Lesley Alice Attle, a truly gifted and creative Bridal Hair Stylist based in the North East of England. Laurence : How did you become interested becoming a Hair Stylist? Lesley : I feel like I was born to do bridal hair, I have been obsessed from a very young age! Officially I began an apprenticeship in hairdressing at age 16. Laurence : How long have you been full time? Lesley : This is my […]

28 Oct 2019

What to look out for in a Wedding Photographer?

There are so many Photographers out there, so choosing one can be a difficult process. Here are a few top tips (and opinions) that may help you to decide. Below is a list of considerations but not necessarily in order of priority or preference:- Price : Photos will be there when after the cake has been eaten, after the flowers have died, after the favours have gone and after the dancing has stopped. I always say to my couples that […]

15 May 2019

Blog – Looking amazing on your Big Day

In today’s Blog, we interview Vicky Arnott, who specialises in “Tweakment”. Vicky’s clients include Brides to Be, Mums of the Bride and even Grooms. Q. What is the background to Visibily Natural Aesthetics? A. I worked all over the UK as a Matron in the NHS and spent most of my career inn aesthetics and recovery, including reconstructive work for patients. Q. Where are you based? My premises are based in Benton, Newcastle Upon Tyne and I have clients from […]

12 May 2019

The Secret Tower Wedding

Ayo and Leila held their wedding at The Secret Tower in Newcastle in April. The Secret Tower is a relatively new wedding venue addition in Newcastle is at the location of the Grade I-listed Sallyport Tower, which dates back to the 1200s and once formed part of the main defensive fortifications of the city walls. Early in the day, Leila and some of her bridesmaids got ready at the Hilton Hotel across the River Tyne in Gateshead, where her father […]

18 Mar 2019

Pro or Not?

Couples will often disagree as whether or not they need a Pro Wedding Photographer, surely guests can take lots of photos? A Flower Girl’s smile, a Mother’s tear, a Proud Father and a Grandma’s Laugh, who will capture those moments.  The number one regret for most couples is not having a professional wedding photographer. Your guests may take fab photos with their mobile phones, but can they anticipate those special moments before they happen, because if the moment has already […]