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Heineken’s The Staith House North Shields Fish Quay

The old Dolphin of North Shield’s Fish Quay had a refurb last year with new ownership and an excellent new interior. The Fish Quay is an atmospheric spot for last years Master Chef finalist John Calton, wife Kimberly and partner James to set up The Staith House gastro pub. The interior design features local maps, port holes and old timber echoing fishing industry history. They are up early daily at the fish market so their menu boasts creative and exciting seafood dishes fresh every day.

The photography was for Heineken’s pub company Star Pubs & Bars and the brief was to capture my usual Heineken creative documentary shots for their pubs and bar photography including interior design photos, food photography, portrait shots and images of the surrounding fish quay. The sun shone and the kitchen was buzzing with John and his team so this was an absolute treat to photograph.

For the food photography we captured a finished dish; The Staith House famous fish and chips styled with a pint of Caledonian’s Deuchars. It photographed well but the food tasted even better! I can honestly say it was the best fish and chips I have had in years! Check them out at http://thestaithhouse.co.uk as the warmth from the staff together with location and interior make it an unbeatable dining experience.

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Treehouse Wedding at Alnwick Gardens

Well this was an exciting winter challenge! I was called last minute to photograph an intimate tree top wedding in the middle of a very snowy January for a couple who had recently had an initial ceremony in India.

I drove to Alnwick Gardens through the blizzards last week to capture a single magical hour at a wedding reception that was being held in the beautiful Treehouse at Alnwick Gardens. The wooden interior was ideal for a winter event with a large scale open log fire creating warm, cosy and exciting photography.

Below is a moodboard of sample imagery from the night compiled specifically for the treehouse management’s wedding promotional material.

For more information on the wedding services Alnwick Garden provide click here and for information on the Treehouse at Alnwick Garden make sure to click here.

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Jo & Jeff Wedding @ Wylam Church & Close House Northumberland

The gorgeous couple Jo and Jeff got married and celebrated last month at two beautiful settings in Northumberland. They both looked amazing in their wedding finery and grinned from ear to ear ALL day & night so were an absolute joy to photograph!

It was a truly fantastic day and choosing a handful to show you hasn’t been easy from the hundreds of happy moments captured, but hopefully you will enjoy these that take you from morning to the groups at Close House. The wedding breakfast, couple and evening shots will come next so watch out for the golf club action!

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