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Alnwick Wedding & Low Newton Beach, Northumberland

Steph and Elliot hold the North East Coast close to their hearts as a favourite holiday destination of theirs. As they are not from the area they travelled up to the North East over the last bank holiday to marry in Northumberland by the coast with a small wedding party of 8 adults and 5 kids.

They contacted me having seen a relaxed beach wedding on my website shot in Alnwick Registry Office and then on to Low Newton. They wanted to emulate this wedding from the series of wedding photos I took for Haley and Tony. As this was a small event and a low key day with a smaller budget and less fuss, they opted to hire me by the hour for simple documentary wedding photography of their day.

The weather couldn’t have been more different than Haley & Tony’s blazing sun as the rain didn’t stop but neither did the days plans! So we went on to the beach and got some beautiful stormy shots in their gorgeous vintage wedding outfits and bouquet. The challenge of wedding photography in heavy rain and wind out on the beach was a lot of  fun and added a unique story to the images. Once Steph and Elliot could bear no more cold coastal wind they went back to The Ship Inn for a cosy wedding breakfast with locally sourced fish and the Ship’s micro brewery real ale. Now that’s my kind of day!

If you have a small wedding planned why not get in touch? I can offer wedding photography at a low cost with no frills to fit limited budgets by charging by the hour. I also have a new range of wedding albums and packages coming out this month to fit all budgets so keep your eyes peeled for more news.

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Alnwick Treehouse Intimate Wedding in Northumberland

This lovely couple got in touch as they were planning an intimate and small wedding in a months time in Alnwick Treehouse in Northumberland. They wanted a relaxed documentary approach to their wedding photography and my style fitted perfectly. With only two friends for wedding guests this was the smallest wedding I have ever photographed and certainly one of the most relaxed and fun! The Treehouse is a fantastic backdrop and a romantic venue for smaller weddings catering for simplicity, small parties and intimate groups wanting a fantastic dining experience.

The photography was creative and atmospheric as it captured the setting with home made table settings, the treehouse twinkly fairy lights, it’s famous wobbly rope bridge together with an open fire and table and chairs carved from wood. There was lots of laughter during the 3 hour shoot as the bride and groom were a hoot! I gave the newly wed couple and guests some space to capture creative reportage photography and a handful of posed just for the record.

If you are planning a wedding, this is your second marriage or you are just keen to make it a smaller event I offer wedding photography ‘by the hour’ as an alternative to investing in a large wedding package. This often suits those who want to get married quickly in the next few weeks or months rather than a year in the making. I will be there for the hours that you choose and then provide a CD approximately a week later for you to own the images on disc. I also provide albums and prints at a later date if you want additional services and these are at very affordable prices.

For more information please get in touch on 07960 338357 for a chat about your plans or email me at sarah@sarahdeanephotography.co.uk 

Enjoy their story below; (For privacy their identities have been protected)

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Natalie & Chris Wedding Recce at Newton

Natalie, Chris & I met last Sunday in the sub zero wind on the North East coast to chat through their wedding plans. The wedding is to be at Newton Hall and close by are the beautiful High & Low Newton beaches. We plan to shoot on the beach on the day of their wedding in mid February so we wanted to see what the light was like in the late afternoon and think through the practicalities of the cold & the tide.

The low tide and colourful winter sky added drama to the compositions as the couple practised being in front of my camera in the cold. Neither Chris nor Natalie like having their photograph taken so it was a good exercise to see how the shots would look, how comfortable they were being affectionate in front of the camera and it was an opportunity to see how I worked, all good preparation for the day.

If you are thinking of hiring a wedding photographer, see if they include a wedding ‘pre-shoot’ as its a great way to dispel any nerves you may have, to get to know each other better and its also an opportunity for the photographer to recce the venue. All my packages include a pre-shoot with retouched images supplied so please get in touch if you are planning your day.

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Hayley and Tony Northumberland Beach Wedding

You wouldn’t believe this was only last month would you? What glorious sunny weather Hayley and Tony were blessed with on this stunning stretch of Northumberland coast. It was an amazingly romantic setting, for an extremely romantic couple.

I felt really privileged to be shooting this as the family, guests and couple were such a joy to be around all day. Thank goodness it was fabulous weather as Tony’s family had travelled from New Zealand so it was important the Northern coastline was shown off to its best! Tony’s creative and generous mother had handmade the rings adding an incredible personal touch to the wedding ceremony at a baking hot Alnwick Registry Office.

A relaxed reception followed at a rented holiday house on the sea front with guests each bringing dishes, sitting and chatting on rugs in the garden. The party spilled out on to Newton Beach where the kids paddling in the sea in their finery! The chaps rolled their trousers up chatting in the waves and the ladies ditched their heels for a game of frisbee (yep.. thats how you spell it, I googled it)!

After a stroll up the beach with the happy couple to Embleton Bay to capture some very special wedding shots using Dunstanburgh Castle as a backdrop, the day concluded with a meal and celebratory toasts at The Ship Inn on Newton Beach for all the guests. It was a truly fantastic day!

Congratulations Hayley and Tony and I wish you a wonderful future together!

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Jo & Jeff Wedding @ Wylam Church & Close House Northumberland

This is the second set of images from Jo & Jeff’s amazing Northumberland wedding at Easter this year. After great speeches food and mingling, the wedding party were joined by the evening guests who arrived to a magician, a hog roast and a golfing competition to get the ball into a hole on an island in the lake.

One of the guests said if her hubby managed to get a hole in one she would give him the additional child he had be asking for….the thing was, she hadn’t realised it was actually  possible. Oops, looks like they will be getting busy this year!

For anyone planning their wedding or knows someone who needs a photographer with plenty of creativity and a friendly nature, please drop me a line for my package information at sarah@sarahdeanephotography.co.uk or call 07960 338357.

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