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Headlam Hall image in garden with 1st dance text

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

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festival wedding silhouette of the bride and groom

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

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father and son getting ready for the wedding, grandad in the background checking his tie.

Getting Weddy…

Is there a better feeling than finding the exact thing you’re looking for, even though consciously, you don’t know what that is?  I’m not talking about a future V&A exhibition of cultural iconic inspirational style (although my tartan bondage trousers from back in the day underpinned my fashionista status).  I’m

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Bride looking over her shoulder and Groom looking at the camera, backdrop is a snow scene drive at Woodhill Hall, the drive is tree lined and the couple are hugging

a beautiful winter Woodhill Hall wedding

It only rains twice a year in the North East of England, April to July and September to November, this is of course a joke, but we do spend way to much time worrying about the weather and even more so when we have an important event on the horizon.

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MPA award winning images Bride looking up to camera surrounded by her bridesmaids

I don’t enter awards

It’s been four long years since I have entered a photography competition.  TBH (to be honest, if you’re over 40), I’m rubbish!  I struggle with the selection of images, then I struggle with the IT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH curse and finally I hate not coming away with a win…  This

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yorkshire wedding barn silhouette of bride and groom outside barn

Yorkshire Wedding Barn

I arrived early at The Yorkshire Wedding Barn wedding of Toby & Kirsty, I’d never photographed there before so I needed plenty of time to take in all the beautiful backdrops for photography.  The Yorkshire Wedding Barn is based just outside Richmond North Yorkshire in the village of Gilling West. 

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Laine wants an elephant at her wedding…

Children possess something that all adults have lost, the quality of innocence. I’m going to blog a selection of wedding based questions that I’ve asked children who have been at weddings I’ve photographed and I’m hoping some of that innocence shines through. Thank you to Lanie and Ethan (it was

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little girls running on the lawn at Headlam Hall in black and white

The things that chilren say…

The things that children say offer an unexpected glimpse into a world that is all their own. Children possess something that all adults have lost, the quality of innocence. I’m going to blog a selection of wedding based questions that I’ve asked children who have been at weddings I’ve photographed

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bride and groom with their daughter, photographed in black and white, montaged with an image of little girl holding a plastic camera.

out of the mouths of babes…

What did the alien say to the garden? Take me to your weeder… If you didn’t laugh at this, it’s safe to say your childhood is behind you. Children possess something that all adults have lost, the quality of innocence. I can remember with clarity when my youngest daughter started

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bride and groom image taken at Headlam Hall colour image usig gels

Pretty as a picture

I’ve photographed and seen many changes over the years at Headlam Hall.  I remember when the stable lounge was a swimming pool (true story).  My itinerary of wedding venues over the past couple of years has been scattered like feeding corn to hungry ducks.  From week to week and wedding

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bride and groom captured during the speeche both have tears in their eyes.

Even the cake is in tiers…

When I have my pre wedding chat with every couple I photograph, we cover timing’s on the day, first names of the immediate party, any specific must have images to be taken, which other top class wedding suppliers have been booked to help the day run smoothly and any surprises

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