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The Globe Theatre, Stockton On Tees

Official opening by His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester… The Globe Theatre Stockton is a Grade II-listed Art Deco building, which has been lovingly restored to its former splendour. The Globe Theatre, in Stockton reopened this year after being closed for more than 40 years. The famous Globe is very much a part of the community and holds a special place in people’s hearts, which makes this official opening a very special occasion indeed. I’ve photographed a fair few royal visits so I understand the photographer protocol, this time was a little different, because on top of the usual checks …

RUNA FARM

Boho, Earthy, Honest. Runa Farm is an exciting new venue based in County Durham and the great news is that it’s right on my doorstep. As this special new wedding venue is only 30 mins ish from my studio premises I’m certain me and my camera will be regular visitors to this exciting new venue. Runa Farm wedding photography enquiries are starting to trickle to my email account, so far these have come from recommendations from other wedding suppliers and previous couples, I much prefer this as a way being put in contact with future brides and grooms, (thank you …

Documentary Family Photography

stories are where memories come alive… A moment is all I need, to capture a story you’ll be telling for an eternity. I love the adrenaline each and every shoot brings; not knowing where it will take me. It’s getting to know my subject and learning how best to portray their character. It’s being inspired by people’s stories and wanting to make them come alive in an image. It’s embracing the unexpected – someone gets hiccups, has a grazed knee, won’t smile until they’ve been given an ice-cream; but it’s within these kinds of imperfections that perfection lies. It’s that …

Grantley Hall Ripon wedding venue

my first time photographing a wedding here… Luxury Is In Each Detail… Hubert de Givenchy Grantley Hall was given a new lease of life in 2015 when it was bought by the Sykes family and in 2019 Grantley Hall was reborn, blending taditional elegance with outstanding state of the art facilities. When I arrived and parked my car, the car park was playing piano recitals. Such is the luxurious attention to detail at Grantley Hall, it wouldn’t of surprised me if there was a pianist playing by my car. That’s probably a step too far, so speakers dotted around the …

How I Shot At Bolton Castle

Carla & Luke photographed at Bolton Castle 20.11.21 Carla & Luke are a lovely couple and their dream wedding took place at Bolton Castle Nr Leyburn North Yorkshire. The castle is one of the country’s best preserved medievil castles; origally built as one of the finest and most luxurious homes in the land. Bolton Castle bears the scars of over 600 years of fascinating history. They can now add Carla & Luke’s wedding to that list. This blog post is something new and I’m going try my best to keep them up throughout 2022. As a professional wedding photographer I’m …

A little look back at my 2021 wedding photography…

If you google memorable events of 2021, one of the replies would be that low level anxiety was at an all time high. The number of weddings I had to photograph in half a year was like the starting line at the grand national, horses and riders (couples and suppliers) all jostling and waiting for the off. The total prize fund for the winner would be having the wedding they had dreamt about and planned for. Under starters orders… Chicken dinners and canapes have helped me through and I need to thank all the wonderful couples who have fed and …

Business and personal brand photography – including 5 top tips.

Your business and personal brand photography images will be used for email, websites and social media. The good news is you’ll get a couple of years use out of your images, but you will need to update them when your clients don’t recognise you when they meet you in person. In an increasingly digital world it is better to have a professional portrait. Your headshot might be the first impression of you and it could also be a deciding factor between new business and a lost opportunity. Potential clients are always interested to find out more about the person behind …

North East Wedding Photography

The Times Are A Changin… Documentary north east wedding photography, with nothing staged and no poses is playing a bigger part in my style of wedding photography than ever before. I’ve always stressed to wedding couples that it’s their day and I’m there to capture the story of their day. More and more couples are favouring a more natural style, with a selection of must have parent pleasers… when I photograph you with your friends are you looking for a victorian line up group or would you prefer a real friends pic. I know which I’d prefer. because moments matter… …

Fig House, Middleton Lodge Estate

a very stylish Fig House wedding… As a recommended supplier at Middleton Lodge Estate, it’s always lovely to see so many familiar faces when I photograph a wedding on the estate. Middleton Lodge Estate is a lovingly restored Yorkshire retreat rooted in history, as well as photographing weddings here, my wife and I like to stay over now and again (I’m too good to her). It’s full of character, very relaxing we’re only 20 mins up the road. I’ve been photographing weddings at Middleton Lodge Estate for a number of years and it’s been lovely to watch it grow and …

A beautiful Danby Castle Wedding…

The first words are from the bride, Hi Gary, we looked at the pics last night, absolutely fantastic… so many to choose from! Thank You for capturing our special day, it’s the icing on the cake. Everyone is talking about how amazing you were… x I’m not going to dwell on the pandemic, but it needs a quick mention at the start of this post. During lockdown one I spent my time nursing my business in the hospice of reputable creatives and after a couple of weeks/months mourning my loss, I was back in the maternity ward with a brand …

Personal branding photography for your business

Personal Branding Photography is the best way to build a brand that stands out from the crowd, people buy from people they know, like and trust. You need inspiring photos that will help you attract your dream clients. I understand branding and marketing and I know how to capture images that will show off the heart and soul of your business. As a personal branding photographer, I will provide you with magazine quality images that you can use on your website, on your Instagram feed, for new marketing ideas and lots more. Imagine having the right images to hand and …

North Yorkshire Moors Family Portrait Session

A walk across the North Yorkshire Moors is a beautiful thing to do, add a photographer, a camera and a lovely family of five and you’ve just elevated the whole experience to the level priceless memories.  It’s our family – looking so effortlessly ‘US’, captured so naturally and artistically in the environment that makes our hearts sing! True treasures! Sarah The Mum I had a fantastic opportunity this weekend to shoot a family portrait on the North Yorkshire Moors. On the run up to this family portrait I spoke to mum Sarah and we discussed there clothing colour palette and …