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17 Jun 2018

Doxford Barns Wedding

Doxford Barns Wedding “One half of me is yours, the other half yours, Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours, And so all yours.” – William Shakespeare David and Catherine were married at Doxford Barns and it was an early start for us. The groom was having a pre-wedding game of golf with 11 of his men-folk at the stunning Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course alongside the Northumberland coastline.  When the wind blows at Dunstanburgh it is a […]

31 May 2018

Abbey House Wedding

Kieron and Hannah were married in May at Abbey House Hotel on a gloriously hot and sunny day.  At the bottom of the South Lakes, Abbey House Hotel & Gardens which is just a short drive from the Heart of the English Lake District, only 20 minutes from Windermere. Near to Barrow-In-Furness it is set in 14 acres of landscaped gardens and private woodland with access to the neighbouring ruins of Furness Abbey, one of England’s most powerful monasteries in the […]

26 Mar 2018

The Perfect Wedding

The Perfect Wedding Wedding #1 She stood there in her wedding dress and her father walked into the room. He didn’t say anything but before he took in a deep breath, he wiped away a tear and smiled. Her sister, the chief bridesmaid also cried. After a quick make up re-application they were ready. The two beautiful young flower girls lead the procession and performed their role wonderfully. The Groom composed himself and he chose to look around as his […]

01 Mar 2018

Wedding Photography – Second Photographer

10 Good Reasons for having 2 Photographers at your Wedding It is a blizzard out there and so I thought I would use this time to write a blog about the 10 key reasons why I always use a second shooter at weddings. Your Photographer cannot be in two places at once. A second shooter’s first job is to capture the Groom Preparations, including the details of their suits and accessories plus the humour and usual brotherly bonding that goes on. Couples […]

22 Jan 2018

Matfen Hall Winter Wedding

It was one of those magical snowy days. At Matfen Hall, the snow was coming down hard and Stacy was beginning to worry that her guests might struggle to reach this beautiful but remote location. Matfen Hall is a 19th Century Country Mansion set in 300 acres of Northumberland countryside. Fortunately, as the morning went on the snow started to slow and we were left with a glorious carpet of white as a backdrop to the wedding. Our groom, Dan […]

23 Dec 2017

Favourites of 2017

During 2017, I have been lucky enough to photograph some wonderful weddings and every single couple have been lovely. Here are a few of my favourites images from the year in no particular order.

11 Dec 2017

Backworth Hall Wedding – Kerrie & Joe

On a fresh but bright late November day at Backworth Hall, Kerrie and Joe were married. It was a lovely day, which started for myself and my assistant Stacey quite early. I accompanied Kerrie, her Mum and her Bridesmaids to have their hair perfected by the team at Hooker & Young along with Make Up Artists Debbie Thomson of Peek a Boo and Rhiannon Crowther of Once Upon a Time. Stacey joined Joe and his groomsmen getting ready at their hotel […]

28 Oct 2017

Wedding Venue Review

If your looking for a Wedding Venue, here is my personal take on some of the popular North East Venues. In no particular order:- 1. Brinkburn Details: Situated in a secluded wooded ravine on the banks of the river Coquet in Northumberland, the beautiful 12th century church, stables and grounds of the estate is an unforgettable location for weddings and one of the most exquisite backdrops in Northumberland for your wedding photography. The White Room provides space for up to 80 people for […]

28 Oct 2017

Hate your photo being taken? Top Tip

“Anyone whose played a part, Anyone whose had a heart” – Sweet Jane by The Velvet Underground For many people born in the 2000s and later then the ability to pose into a mobile phone becomes natural (after lots of practice). For those of us who are a little bit older it does not come quite as easy and I would estimate that 75% of people hate having their photo taken. Comments usually range from feeling awkward to never liking […]

11 Sep 2017

Top Tips for Brides and Grooms

Brides and Grooms – From the Confetti to the Posing….. I thought it was a good time to update some of my top tips for Brides and Grooms. As we get into Autumn and Winter, couples are often keen to start preparations for their weddings next year, so here are some of my learnings from the past 12 months. The Confetti – Some venues and churches do not allow confetti to be thrown (paper/rice), Brides and Grooms why not consider bubbles […]