The Wedding of Libby & Chris – Sneak Peek

I first met Libby & Chris at a wedding fayre up at Vallum Farm a couple of years ago when I was exhibiting and giving a talk about photography. They got in touch a few months later and started telling me about the amazing day they had planned; tying the knot on the Grand staircase in the Civic Centre followed by the reception at the Northern Stage on the Newcastle University Campus….. It sounded awesome….and it was!!

I do love a more urban venue to capture something a little different and out of the ordinary and I wasn’t disappointed! There was so much so capture, take in and unlimited possibilities with photographs we could take. This was an amazing day to be part of, with two lovely families and a very fun group of friends!

Here are a few of my favourites from the day….

Special thanks to Alex for his assisting skills once again…..

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The Wedding of Nicola & John – Sneak Peek

It’s about time that the British Summer made an appearance, and thankfully for Nicola & John it happened yesterday….

St Paul’s Church in Jarrow is one of my favourite settings to shoot in the sunshine, the archway created by the line of trees down the 200 yard approach from the road is spectacular in high sun. The speckles of light find their way through the breaks in the leaves, the mix of greens in the foliage make for a beautiful view.

This lovely couple tied the knot at St Paul’s before heading onto the Quality Hotel in Boldon to enjoy the rest of the day. Here are a few of my favourites……
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The Wedding of Jess & Jack – Sneak Peek

What a lovely day to be involved with. Seriously. I mean I often say that I’ve enjoyed myself shooting weddings, but this was just a laugh a minute, surrounded by great characters, fantastic stories and lovely people. Jess & Jack tied the knot at the very picturesque All Saints Church in Cleadon before heading on down to the coast for some photographs around the beach at Haven Point. Here are a few of my favourites from the day (and believe me it was hard to narrow it down to just these……)

Special Thanks for Colin Davidson for assisting
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Portfolio Shoot – Lucy

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The Wedding of Alex and Annie – Sneak Peek

Despite the fact Alex is a massive Sunderland supported, I was delighted to be asked to capture his special day as he married his lovely bride Annie. Alex and I go back a few years and it was a true pleasure to see a good friend settle down and marry this beautiful young lady. Surrounded by their nearest and dearest this was a very imitate wedding with a reception at the ever impressive Lumley Castle. Luckily the rain held off and we had some beautiful skies to shoot against, and despite the cold these guys were more than willing to come out at night for some extra shots.

Here are a few of my favourites from the day

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Special thanks to Alec (Dadio) for his Second shooter help once again

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The Wedding of Lisa & Matthew – Sneak Peek

Love, love, love, love, crazy love (in the voice of the Buble) would be the way I’d start to talk about this lovely couple. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Lisa for more years than I care to remember, and have to thank her for indirectly being the reason I found my Wife! It was beyond a pleasure to capture this wedding surrounded by lots of familiar faces and friendly people (including the Missus as a bridesmaid). From start to finish it was chilled, fun and full of energy – an absolutely perfect match for this Bride, paired up with the very calm and collected Matthew, this day was awesome going to be a hit for everyone who was invited!
Here are is a snapshot of their amazing day….

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Engagement Shoot – Lisa & Matt – Sneak Peek

Next weekend I have the absolute pleasure of shooting the wedding of this lovely couple. Having known Lisa for a lot of years I was honoured when they asked me to shoot their wedding in the best place on earth (Yes that’s Jarrow I’m talking about) before heading to Gateshead for the reception.

For their engagement shoot we headed on down to Saltwell Park on a chilly morning where its safe to say Lisa & Matt were very nervous to be in front of the camera. But after a few minutes and a quick coffee in Saltwell Towers, these guys really relaxed and look very natural in front of the camera!

It’s gonna be a great wedding, especially once Lisa hits the dance floor….(keep an eye out for that on the blog)

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Sneak Peek – The Wedding of Jenny & James – Brinkburn Priory

Hand made decorations, a beautiful spring sun, an amazingly unique venue, an awesome couple and everything you could want at a wedding.

This was the first time I had shot at this amazing venue which had so many photo opportunities within such a small area. Front the first time I met Jenny and James we were on exactly the same page that this day was going to be very cool, very relaxed and very photogenic. Everywhere I turned there was something different to shoot, and a unique view of this venue. The colour and the styling of the wedding perfectly complimented this couple and the fun had by all of the guests was contagious. I caught myself bopping along on the dance floor a few times!

It was very hard to keep this sneak peek down to a low number of images, but here are some of my favourites from the day, keep an eye out for Gus (the pooch) and his awesome bow tie!……

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Easter Egg Hunt – Family Time

So today we headed over to my parents house for the annual easter egg hunt for the kids. It was great to see all of the nephews and my niece too, and as always they were in interesting moods!!

Dad (Alec) planted different sets of chocolate eggs around the house for the “big kids” and the “little un’s” so they all got something different to bring home, eat, get hyper and have a sugar crash every day this week…..thanks Dadio!

Here are a few snaps I took (after my commitment to capture more family days on camera!!)

…oh and thanks Mother for the hot beef/pork dips!

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Solar Eclipse

15 years ago, during the last Solar Eclipse, I was still at school as a 13 year old!!

This time I was pretty hyped up about it. I had an idea in my head to capture the eclipse as part of a stunning Fashion Portrait using dramatic lighting. So that’s what we headed out to do. Assisted by my friend Stephen and with model Faye Winstone all ready to go, we travelled up to Chester Le Street Park. I remember shooting a family portrait session there in 2012 and I remember this awesome leaning tree that would look great in the image.

If anyone from this part of the world was watching the eclipse, it was a bit of an anti climax in that the cloud cover pretty much blocked most of it out. We had literally given up hope of even seeing the sun through the clouds and started shooting in the opposite direction.

We did manage, during a break in the clouds, just two frames with the eclipse in. The first was a misfire on the flash and the second one (bottom image) nailed it with a little smile at the bottom of the sun.

We shot a few more frames while we were there, but I got the shot I wanted…..

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