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 

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


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.

For my wedding package information please visit my weding pages on

lucy & kunal wedding durham registry & bistro 21lucy & kunal wedding at durham registry office 1
lucy & kunal wedding at durham registry office

lucy & kunal wedding recption at bistro 21 durham
kunal & lucy at bistro 21 for wedding reception in durham

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.

alwick treehouse wedding 1

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!

hayley and tony wedding alnwick registry office northumberland

hayley and tony wedding on newton beach northumberland

hayley and tony wedding at newton beach northumberland 2

hayley and tony wedding newton beach northumberland 3

hayley and tony newton beach wedding northumberland 4

hayley and tony wedding on embleton bay northumberland

hayley and tony wedding embleton bay northumberland 2

hayley and tony wedding the ship inn newton beach northumberland


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 or call 07960 338357.