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Wedding Survival Tips

You’ve read all the magazines and listened to advice from family and friends but these survival tips come to you from industry insiders who know the do’s and don’ts… You will benefit from their coalface experience, from planning to etiquette and essentials to frivolity… Listen up! Craig Maddison, Founder of

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Location image of 4 cousins in the Autumn leaves at Hutton Rudby

Once a scout always a scout…

Every aspect of booking a children’s location session needs to be enjoyable and effortless – from the first contact, to collecting your wall portraits. The locations used can be personal to you and your family, or one of the many locations I’ve managed to find on my travels. My eyes

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Steven Bell riding his bike in the rain studio session

Christmas Cycling Shoot Offer…

It’s the same cycle every year, what do you buy the rider with everything. This could be the clincher as you breakaway from the pack.  That’s all the puns done!  Now here’s the offer… A cycle shoot gift voucher with 6 months expiry.  £250 will get you a studio lit

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Bride getting ready in bedroom at Wynyard Hall

Wedding Survival Tips

You’ve read all the magazines and listened to advice from family and friends but these survival tips come to you from industry insiders who know the do’s and don’ts… You will benefit from their coalface experience, from planning to etiquette and essentials to frivolity… Listen up! Samantha Hulbert is the

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Black and White group shot off all the wedding party at Middleton Lodge

Wedding Survival Tips

You’ve read all the magazines and listened to advice from family and friends but these survival tips come to you from industry insiders who know the do’s and don’ts… You will benefit from their coalface experience, from planning to etiquette and essentials to frivolity… Listen up! Anna Russell is the

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Bride and Groom at Middleton Lodge Holding pumpkins over their faces.

Carve out some good times…

At this time of year, I usually find myself (and I can’t be alone) grumping about Halloween and what a scam it has become, but I finally get it. In the busy hullabaloo of daily life we all need something to look forward to, whether it’s a summer holiday, a

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Autumn Scene at Hutton Rudby bench with autumn trees

Waiting For My Portrait Subjects To Arrive

This morning I arrived early for my portrait session.  I sat in the car listening to Jake Bugg(I’m going to see him on Saturday night so I’m cramming his latest CD).  I looked out across the village green at Hutton Rudby and this was the scene looking back at me. 

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little girl splashing in the autumn sea holding mum and dad's hand

I love children’s portrait sessions…

it’s the not knowing how the shoot will end, it’s the not knowing if the shoot will start, it’s the head full of creative ideas that I may never use, it’s the going with the flow of the child in my viewfinder, it’s the fun I have from the seat

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Little boy sulking surrounded by Autumn leaves

Autumn Half Term Portrait Sessions…

I have 3 half term location sessions available for next week and once they are gone I’m fully booked.  If you’d like to take advantage of some beautiful local locations, get in touch and I can run through available time options.  It would cheer me and Ben up if you

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Donna & Glenn // Wynyard Hall //

How long have you known each other? 12 years. We met when we were 16 How did you meet? A friend introduced us. We started talking on msn and then planned to meet up. Can you share your proposal story? We were in Manchester going to see Michael Buble in concert.

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vintage toned image of bride and bridesmaid in bridal suite at Wynyard Hall

I’m not a Ninja…

I’m 6ft tall with size 9 feet so I will definitely not be invisible on your wedding day, but what I will be is discreet, respectful and professional.  I know when to be amongst the action and when to be waiting on landings outside bedroom doors(not in a creepy way). 

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