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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Lucy & Kunal’s Durham Wedding

Lucy and Kunal were married last year in Durham registry office with a reception at gorgeous venue Bistro 21. The wedding was an intimate low key prelude to a huge traditional celebration the following hosted by Kunal’s family. Lucy was pregnant and only just fitted her vintage dress which fell perfectly, creating a flattering shape over her bump.

There was to be little or no formality to this wedding with a few group shots captured outside the venues on the grass, but the main objective was to create an informal story of the afternoon. This is my speciality within vintage wedding reportage photography, carefully narrating the day by creatively capturing the expressions, atmosphere and emotion of the day without too much order or formality.

The lighting and back grounds of both venues coincidentally matched with the yellow walls, bare stone lit by the soft light of late summer. The colours of these settings really enhanced this set of images with Durham registry office’s fuchsia pink chairs & green/cream interior and the warm natural tones for the private dining room upstairs at Bistro 21, Durham’s sister to Newcastle’s Cafe 21.

If you are planning a wedding, do think about how the venue will visually influence the photography and once all the excitement is over, the photos become the most important part of the memories. The more visually impressive they are the happier you will be.

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lucy & kunal wedding at durham registry office

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Lizzie & Chris Wedding, High House Farm, Northumberland.

This August Lizzie and Chris wed at a beautiful church in Low Fell, Gateshead and then celebrated in a rustic style in the fabulous Northumberland countryside at High House Farm Brewery, Matfen. It was a corker evening weather-wise and an absolute pleasure to shoot with all the attention to detail, tasteful decorations and country backdrops.

The barn at High House Farm gave a great shield from any rain so it was the perfect spot for outdoor British wedding celebrations! There was B&B accommodation, a field for camping and indoor rooms with bar and restaurant so what more could you want?

The guests enjoyed some fantastic locally produced food including an ice-cream booth offering several yummy flavours! The farm has a brewery which meant their own ‘Nuptial’s’ brew was on tap and the hops, old stone walls, farm setting and spectacular sunset lent themselves to some rich creative photography… see what you think and for more information on HIgh House Brewery as a venue please visit

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lizzie and chris wedding photos at reception, high house farm, matfen northumberland

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lizzie and chris wedding photos at reception, high house farm, matfen northumberland

lizzie and chris wedding photos at reception, high house farm, matfen northumberland

lizzie and chris wedding photos at reception, high house farm, matfen northumberland




Keith Moss Wedding Workshop at Wynyard Hall

Last week I signed up for a super valuable training day through Teesside University with my mentor Keith Moss to shoot at a venue I hadn’t been to before.

Wynyard Hall is notoriously difficult to shoot in due to the light conditions so we had the chance to guide our models and experiment with our equipment- something you just can’t do on your client’s special day!!

The results were great and the day was fun, we had wedding guests, sunshine and lots of nerdy photography talk… and to any fellow photographers, Keith is a top guy and his workshops are well worth the investment, his style is relaxed and his knowledge is vast see whats on offer at

Keith Moss Wedding Workshop

Keith Moss Wedding Workshop



Christine and John’s wedding, Close House

Chris and John chose Close House in Northumberland as a dramatic setting to have their February wedding. The house has just had a refurbishment and looked spectacular. The sun shone and the guests were jolly! Here is a sneaky peek of a handful from the day, more to come….

Christine and John's wedding