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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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