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05 Jan 2017

Wedding Ideas for 2017

“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” – John Keats We thought our first blog of the year should be full of random ideas for couples who may be getting married this year are still looking for inspiration. Our starting point is the wedding breakfast/reception, where rather than the standard numbers you could have the table […]

09 Dec 2016

Wedding Review 2016

“Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.” – William Shakespeare Looking back on 2016, all the weddings that I have attended have been really amazing. The size of the wedding party has ranged from 24 to 224 and my youngest bride was 20 and my oldest bride was……older. Feedback from all has been wonderful and they have all been very happy with their photos. I have a critical eye, so am always striving to do better.  Here […]

30 Oct 2016

Charlotte and Hayden’s Wedding

Charlotte and Hayden’s Wedding Venue: Brinkburn, Northumberland Date : 8th October 2016 “All days are nights to see till I see thee, And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.” William Shakespeare It’s the beginning of Autumn and the leaves are turning, Charlotte and Hayden’s Wedding coincided with their move from Northumberland down to the South of England. This was a very special day for them, their friends and their families. Brinkburn is set amongst woodland and caressed […]

03 Sep 2016

The Perfect Wedding

Did you hear the one about the bride who was 40 minutes late for the wedding (not her fault), or the speeches that went on for two hours, or the guest who inadvertently impersonated an upturned turtle on a wet dance-floor, or the need for a back up electricity generator when the power went off or the bride’s sister being a little worse for wear? Being a wedding photographer, I attend more weddings than the average person, so I have […]

19 Aug 2016

Videography Lives

Thankfully, the days of a 2 hour wedding video accompanied by an Elton John or Phil Collins soundtrack are over. However, there is a growing demand for quality highlight films which can be shared amongst family and friends. Let’s be honest it may not necessarily be a good thing to hear the same speeches over and over again, but the Bride & Groom and families will regularly watch a 3-5 minute short cinematic film on a Saturday night before Strictly […]

04 Jul 2016

Halfway through 2016

2016…what a year and we are only half way through it. I thought it worthwhile looking back at my own experiences as a photographer and sharing some of the ups and downs taking each month at a time. I spent January mainly editing weddings that had taken place in December. One of the reasons why it can take a couple of months for wedding photographs to be delivered is that photographers have to give some space between the event and […]

12 Jun 2016

Photography on the Big Day

Here are 10 top tips for getting the most out of your photography on your wedding day. 1. Don’t keep everyone hanging around….Suggest to the photographer that short sessions of 15 minutes might be better for everyone, with the exception of the bride and groom shots, which should be around 30 minutes. 2. Behind the scenes shots are important too….During the Bridal preparations everyone may be full of nervous anticipation. This is a great opportunity for a good photographer to […]

07 Jun 2016
Empire State Building NYC

City Photo Tips

Having recently visited New York for the first time, it is probably worth sharing a few thoughts on Photography in a City. If you are new to Street Photography then I would not recommend pointing your camera at complete strangers as their reaction may not be welcoming. Whichever City you are in then there is enough around you to capture the mood and the sense of scale. It is not always necessary to have everything in focus and this is […]

23 Mar 2016

Brides – 3 Top Tips

“With your Kiss, My Life Begins” – Wild is the Wind by N. Washington Having attended numerous weddings, here are my 3 top tips for future brides 1. The Bridesmaids At a recent wedding, two bridesmaids accidentally put on each other’s dresses but did not realised until they were about to get in the bridal car. They thought this was hilarious, unfortunately this resulted in a very stressed bride, who was 40 minutes late for the ceremony. Tip: Everything will […]

28 Jan 2016

Guyzance Hall Wedding

Despite that fact that I am a Newcastle Upon Tyne based photographer, last year I photographed weddings in York, Scarborough, Huddersfield, Loch Lomond and Leeds as well as local venues. I have learnt that each wedding is different and comes with hiccups, laughter, nerves and love. David and Catherine’s wedding ceremony was held at Sacred Heart Church in Gosforth, and the wedding breakfast & evening reception was at Guyzance Hall in Northumberland. It was held close to the shortest day […]