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13 Apr 2020
Laurence Sweeney Photography - North East Wedding Photographer - South Causey Inn Wedding Photos - Durham

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 […]

28 Oct 2019
South Causey Inn Wedding - Laurence Sweeney Photography - North East Wedding Photographer - County Durham

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 […]

18 Mar 2019
Laurence Sweeney Photography - North East Wedding Photographer

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 […]

01 Nov 2018
Laurence Sweeney Photography - North East Wedding Photographer

Matfen Hall Wedding

Douglas and Rebecca were married at Maften Hall in October 2018. They had a wonderful wedding day with family travelling from Scotland and the North East of England.  We met up with Rebecca and Kirsty, her maid of honour and then journeyed up to Matfen to finish off the wedding preparations. Matfen Hall is a 19th Century Manor House and contains stunning interiors and bedrooms. Douglas and his father enjoyed a stroll around the grounds prior to the ceremony. Their […]

17 Jun 2018
Laurence Sweeney Photography - North East Wedding Photographer

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
Laurence Sweeney Photography - North East Wedding Photographer

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 […]

23 Dec 2017
Laurence Sweeney Photography - North East Wedding Photographer

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
Laurence Sweeney Photography - North East Wedding Photographer

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 […]

11 Sep 2017
Laurence Sweeney Photography - North East Wedding Photographer

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 […]

22 Aug 2017
Laurence Sweeney Photography - North East Wedding Photographer

Ultimate Guide to Pre-Wedding Shoot Locations

The 5 Best Locations for Pre-Wedding Shoots The two questions I get asked the most about Pre-Wedding Shoots are a) what to wear and b) where to go. The first is quite easy, it’s up to you, but I would suggest either dress if you were a guest at friend’s wedding, going for a nice Sunday lunch with family or wrapped up against the elements in your best coat and scarf. A lot depends on the weather and time of […]