Hi I’m Emily, I’m a Newcastle Wedding Photographer and the face behind Silverbird Photography.

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Newcastle Wedding Photographer

I’m a Newcastle Wedding Photographer, and I cover the North East, Northumberland, Durham, Yorkshire and the Lake District, in fact, I’m quite happy to travel further afield in the UK or beyond to photograph your wedding.
My style is natural and relaxed, or documentary as it’s sometimes called.
Newcastle Wedding Photographer Emily Carey of Silverbird Photography

Emily Carey

Newcastle Wedding Photographer

I live in a little townhouse with my bearded guitar-playing husband Rich, our two kids, and a mad Cocker Spaniel.

In my spare time, I like to meet up with good pals, or get cosy on the sofa and watch an old movie, or the latest box-set on Netflix.  During the summer, I do like to dabble in open-water swimming, and most years I take part in the Great north Swim in lake Windermere…trying desperately not to drown and think of all the big fish swimming under me!  And when it gets cold, I love it if we can go skiing – even though I’m not very good, and look a bit like Bridget Jones on the slopes, I do love a bit of snow, and of course the apres-ski!

did i mention that...

Emily Carey of Silverbird Photography, Newcastle Wedding Photographer
Emily Carey of Silverbird Photography, Newcastle Wedding Photographer, leaning against pillars in Durham
Emily Carey, Newcastle wedding photographer and Jonny Wilkinson ahead of the Rugby World Cup match in Newcastle in 2015

Why Silverbird?

My Experience

My Favourite Thing

Is getting involved in all the emotions of your wedding day, and I’ll come away from each wedding with cheek-ache from grinning all day behind my camera! (or wiping away a small tear during speeches)!  It’s just the best job ever.  The best thing about being a wedding photographer is that I get to work five days a week in my PJ’s and photograph people in love! You can follow me on Instagram if you would like to see some examples of what I get up to, or send me a message to start chatting…

My grandad passed down his love for photography to me, and after he died, I inherited some of his collection of vintage cameras and an old wooden chest.  I was looking through the chest one day, and found my grandparents wedding invitation, along with some tiny silver birds that had once decorated their wedding cake.  Their wedding was simple and fuss-free.  My Grandma rocked a 1940’s dress instead of a traditional white one.  To me, they sum up what a wedding should be about…simply a happy celebration full of smiles and love!

I am a professionally trained award-winning Newcastle photographer with over 14 years’ experience in Editorial Press photography.  Having worked for local and national newspapers and magazines since 2002.  Some pretty cool jobs have come my way!  From spending the day with Jonny Wilkinson (quite a good day!), to meeting Sam Fender. I’ve photographed the Queen and the odd Prime Minister too. Oooh, and the REAL Santa in Lapland!

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things that float my boat...

A bit more about me

I met my husband at school, and I haven't killed him...yet

True Love

It’s my dream to drive along Route 66 in a T-Bird convertible.


New York is my favourite city (I’ve visited so far…)


Fave tv shows include Stranger Things, Handmaids Tale, Outlander


fun facts...

I have three sisters...I think my dad really wanted a boy!


A few reasons why we might get along...

If you book me it’s probably because you really like my style of photos and have made a connection with my work, or you really like my approach to photographing your day.  Read on for a few more reasons why I might be a good fit for your day…

bride and groom walking up a slope from the beach near Newcastle on their wedding day smiling and holding hands

You can imagine your own wedding when you look at my photographs


Natural, fun and packed with cheese-free personality! That's my style, and if that's what you're looking for, then great! If you're sometimes awkward but love laughing a lot, we will certainly get on! I'll get cheek-ache grinning behind the camera while I capture you having the best day ever.

You're super laid-back and like to do things a bit differently


You're creatives and not too hung up on cramming all the wedding traditions ever invented into your day. You'd rather just pick a couple and roll with it, or even put your own slant on things! You'd like me to capture all the important bits and all the fun and laughter too!

You hate your photographs being taken


The thought of awkward posing makes you shudder, in fact, you'd really rather not be photographed at all! You're looking for a laid-back photographer who is fun to be around, who will put you at ease, and who could easily be one of your guests.

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You want great photos and an unobtrusive photographer


Choosing your photographer is a big decision. I am a storytelling photographer. It's engrained in my DNA through years of press photography, capturing real news events as they happen. You want your day captured as a story and presented to you as a stunning collection of photos without the photographer taking over.

You want great service


I love photographing couples that totally trust me to capture their day for them in the most beautiful and fun way! I'm a real person and I like to form meaningful relationships with all my couples. That's why I only take on a limited amount of weddings each year. Every wedding is unique and I'm always on hand with handy tips and advice in the run-up to the wedding.

Your wedding day is ultimately a huge party to celebrate your love


This pretty much hits the nail on the head. Your love celebrated with family and friends. Whether you celebrate your love on a beach, in a field, in a church, in a barn, up a mountain, in a forest, all that matters is that you're surrounded by your nearest and dearest...and I'll be there to photograph that!