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Award Winning North East Wedding Photography…

Hero images & Real images It’s not all about being an Award Winning North East Wedding Photographer, when I photograph a wedding I’m thinking mainly what the bride and groom want from me(in this instance Sara and Paul), next I consider what would their parents want from me and finally what do I want from the wedding (from a creative angle, although a glass of prosecco and a slice of wedding cake would always be welcome). Reportage is what the French call it… Telling every couples individual story is always top of my list, making sure all those natural candid …

Back by popular demand…

Sam and Tom’s Rockliffe Hall wedding Wedding Q&A from the heart. How long have you known each other? 6 years and 4 months. How did you meet? My friend Nadia said her sister asked if we wanted a drive out to Whitby with a group of her friends (all lads). Nadia then started dating Tom’s best friend Glen from that night. Tom was always with Glen and I was always with Nadia so did a lot together. Can you share your proposal story?  Tom came home and I was cooking tea and hoovering. He’d pretended to have been to golf but …

It’s the little things…

Childhood memories are the most important in life. As an adult try to remember your favourite childhood memory: scoring the winning goal for the school team, going to sleep at your Grandma’s, your first underage pint in a pub (please drink responsibly) or being asked to be a flower girl at a family wedding. Top Tip, a flower girl should be under 8 years of age, any older and I think they’d rather be referred to as a junior bridesmaid. Childhood memories are the building blocks of our personality. We are shaped into who we are as an adult in …

Happy Birthday To You…

With a big birthday looming and a catalogue of bad birthday presents the pressure was on Robert (name has been changed to protect his identity) to excel. Guess what, he only knocked it out of the park… Every morning when Robert’s wife comes down the stairs she looks at a framed portrait of her two most precious humans. This frame has had pride of place for over 12 years and is now more valuable as the children are now 18 and 15 years old. This framed photograph was taken by me on a cobbled street in Norton, I know what …

Le Petit Chateau Wedding

this blog post about a Le Petit Chateau wedding venue and it has the lot, from a beautiful bride Q&A to cute children giving their wedding angle… In my opinion a good friend is someone who when you’ve not seen them for a while, as soon as you meet up it’s like they’ve been there all along.  That’s what it’s like for me and Lynn when we meet up with Maisie’s (the bride to you) mam and dad.  That’s exactly what happened when Jimmy (brides dad, are you keeping up) phoned me to tell me his daughter was getting married …

Headlam Hall Wedding

what a beautiful day at Headlam Hall with Grace and Will “Headlam Hall was the last place we visited and it had everything we wanted whilst being beautiful” Grace and Will got married at Headlam Hall just outside of Darlington. They are definitely in my top ten of relaxed down to earth couples. I think their Headlam Hall wedding reflects this in their images. I asked the happy couple some questions about them, their day and if they had any top tips for future Headlam Hall wedding couples, their fantastic answers will follow a glimpse of a small selection of …

Festival Wedding

Nothing else matters when you’re at a music festival and it feels the same when you’re sunshine happy at a festival wedding, but don’t just take my word for it… Jo and Stephen held their festival wedding in the grounds of Nunnington cricket field, The Grand Old Uke of York strutted their stuff as they played in the sushine, covering a range of tunes from Sex on Fire to Common People. Jo & Stephen kindly sent me this paragraph to sum up their festival wedding celebrations. Our wedding was the most incredible week of our lives, filled with friends and …

Horses Scare Me…

  My morning walk to senior school involved a field, a tied up horse or not on some occasions (the not tied up horse is where my horse phobia began). As I approached the field I would see kids preparing themselves for the equine run, even though I ran for the school (and once for the county) I knew the outcome of feral horse pitched against a teenager in Dr Martens and the odds for me were never good. I’m sure some of the other kids would tic tac as I approached. The more I photograph horses the more I …

Our Visual Culture…

Photography changed the world and it’s how we remember modern history. A compact camera would always come to Whitby with the family for our Summer holiday, ice cream surrounding a smiling face (standard shot) and a combination of family groups in a beer garden with pint pots dominating the foreground, if the weather was good there would be a buried sibling beach shot. The film would stay in the camera from sunshine to snow and by January the film would be popped in an envelope and posted to Truprint. A week later 36 glossy 6″x4″ prints would drop through the …

Happy Birthday To You…

Turning one is a huge deal, if you don’t believe me ask Jessica & Adam (Ellis calls them Mama & Dada). They’ve owned this bundle of joy from birth and they remember when his age was counted in days, weeks, then months and from now on it will be in years. In one year their helpless newborn has transformed into an independent little man. If you’ve only got one child you’ll know that by one year old your little human should be, using a spoon, communicating using some words, sit without being held up and counting to five in French …