Newcastle Engagement Shoot – Mike and Emily

Newcastle Engagement Shoot – Mike and Emily

A gorgeous, winter engagement shoot in Jesmond Dene, Newcastle.  As part of my wedding photography package, I offer an engagement shoot.  I like to get to know my couples.  If you’re like me, and a little bit nervous and awkward in front of the camera, having an engagement shoot is the perfect way to relax and have fun!  Engagement shoots are an ideal way to get used to being photographed before the big day.

Mike and Emily chose me because of my relaxed style. They knew as soon as they arrived in Jesmond Dene, that I wasn’t going to force them into awkward poses or cheesy stances.  I rather ask that couples are themselves.   So, we had a wander about, exploring the pathways in Jesmond Dene.  Mike and Emily very quickly got into the swing of being photographed, and they relaxed completely.  We got some hilarious photos of the two of them laughing and joking around.  Having fun as they do normally.  It was quite late in the afternoon when we met, and with it being winter, the sun set really quickly!  Boy!  It got dark really quickly too; but that made for some beautiful atmospheric photos at sunset along the Armstrong Bridge!

Mike and Emily have chosen me to be their north east wedding photographer, for their wedding at the Alnwick Treehouse in Northumberland next year.  Alnwick is a beautiful location, just north of Newcastle, and I can’t wait to be their wedding photographer – I think it’s going to be a gorgeous wedding!

If you are like Mike and Emily, and would like to book me for an engagement shoot or a relaxed wedding, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

 

Documentary Family Photography – Miranda and family in Simonside Woods

Documentary Family Photography – Miranda and family in Simonside Woods

Documentary Family Photography is another branch to my business that I really enjoy.  There’s something so special about capturing a little piece of family life, a moment in time, a holiday or an adventure.  I’m capturing childhood memories in the making!

Elizabeth first contacted me because she wanted to arrange a photo session as a gift for her American friends. They were coming over from Florida to the beautiful north east to spend time around Newcastle and Northumberland.

We met at Simonside Car Park Walk near Rothbury in Northumberland, because its such a beautiful location.  Miranda, aged eight was going to be the main focus of the photo session, along with Elizabeth’s dog Willow.  It was such a lovely idea to capture a little piece of her English holiday.  We had loads of fun exploring the pine forest, and Margarita has just the best smile, what a character!  I absolutely LOVE the tender moments I captured between Miranda and her mum Margarita too!  There was even time for a couple of relaxed informal group photos at the end as well!

If you would like a documentary family photo session either at home or out on location, please get in touch – I’d love to hear about your family!

Saltburn engagement shoot – Sam and Craig

Saltburn engagement shoot – Sam and Craig

 

Saltburn Engagement Shoot by north east wedding photographer.

Sam and Craig chose lovely Saltburn beach for their engagement shoot.  Its a place they often go.  So it seemed like the obvious choice for a relaxed and fun engagement photo shoot.  Let’s face it, it is a bit weird having your photo taken!  That’s why I love meeting couples before the big day for a practice shoot.  We have a bit of a laugh, go for a wander wherever the mood takes us.  And all the nerves about being in front of the camera soon disappear.  Its great on the wedding day when we can just pick up where we left off, and capture some amazing images of the two of you together.  I was amazed with the new funky coloured beach huts they have along Saltburn promenade, they look so cool!  The beach is amazing and there’s an old Pier too!

Sam and Craig are an amazing couple and I can’t wait to be their north east wedding photographer.  They’re having an outdoor hand-fasting ceremony at Ormesby Hall near Middlesbrough at the weekend!!!  I think it’s going to be an epic wedding!

If you’re a fun, relaxed couple like Craig and Sam and would like to book me for an engagement shoot or a wedding, please get in touch!!

 

A Durham Engagement Shoot in the snow – Emma and Richie

A Durham Engagement Shoot in the snow – Emma and Richie

Emma and Richie chose to have their Pre-Wedding Engagement photo shoot in beautiful Durham – well I would say that because that’s where I live!!  They chose Durham because Richie popped “the question”, on Old Elvet Bridge, so thats where we started!  I like to keep things really relaxed and to have a bit of fun, capturing the in-between giggles and smiles along the way.  We had a wander about the town, down onto the river banks, and along through the woods.  The weather was freezing and snowy, but that didn’t really matter!  More opportunities for cuddling up close and keeping each other warm!  We ended up in the Cathedral Cloisters, where the first Harry Potter was filmed!  I’m really looking forward to photographing the Wedding at Horton Grange later this year!