Ben & Becky - Preston Park Engagement, Teesside

March 24, 2017  •  1 Comment
I met Ben and Becky near where my parents live, at Preston Park in Eaglescliffe. It is a lovely park with an old hall, museum and a Victorian Road as part of the museum. I've shot there before. I love it. Ben and Becky were a delight, and could not stop smiling. They love the outdoors and walk and cycle a lot. On their shoot, we walk by the river...
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Rebekah & William - Derwent Walk Country Park engagement

March 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Rebekah and William are a super fun, easy going and happy couple. Our plan was to go to Gibside for a sunset walk around, but it turns out that the National Trust is still on winter time and it closed before we'd planned to meet. So we went to Derwent Walk Country Park a short drive away. We caught the sunset and stayed on the high road (no one too...
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Mike & Sophie - College Valley Engagement, Northumberland

February 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I had never been to the College Valley in Winter before. To see the surrounding Cheviot hills with a dusting of snow was breathtaking. I came to this gorgeous part of Northumberland, to meet Sophie and Mike who have a special attachment to this particular location - many a birthday party, family gathering, wedding, and engagement (including their o...
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Danie & Matt - Dunstanburgh Castle Engagement, Northumberland

February 14, 2017  •  1 Comment
Happy Valentine's Day! Today's post is full of love and romance, very appropriately! The engagement season of 2017 has begun. Time to brag on my county again, I LOVE Northumberland. Especially on a quiet, crisp, sunny morning, like this February morning. Danie and Matt are big National Trust fans, and Dunstanburgh castle has the perfect mix of coa...
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The Thompsons - Newcastle Family Photographer

February 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
This morning's blog post features a lovely misty January morning well spent at Saltwell Park with Chris, Angie, and their little one-year-old Frank. Frank enjoyed practicing his walking, spotting dogs, doors (his favourite word), and squirrels. He even enjoyed his snack sitting in a climbing tree that his dad used to climb when he was little. If y...
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The Thorntons - Newcastle Family Photographer

January 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
To end 2016, I met up with a family that lives all over the world but was reunited for Christmas. What a joy to see them all together and catching up. Cousins getting to know each other, daughters, son, mothers, fathers, siblings... there's nothing quite like it. They were in Newcastle staying grandparents Anne-Marie and Alan for a few days, so we...
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2016 Round Up - Newcastle-upon-Tyne wedding and portrait photographer

December 23, 2016  •  1 Comment
Christmas is upon us! I fact, today is the only day in the year that I can use my favourite sentence - I can't wait to be tomorrow, because tomorrow, Christmas is tomorrow! Coined by my brother and myself, about 25 years ago - I'm sure we were the first to say it;). Whatever you have planned, I wish you all a very happy one. My advice, get off the...
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AnnaJoy Photography Packaging - Northumberland Wedding Photographer

December 12, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Now wedding season is well and truly over, and there is a short lull in family and engagement photo shoots, I thought I'd write a blog post I've been wanting to write for ages but never found a moment to. It's about packaging. Design, crafts and packaging, in general, are things I feel passionately about and I have researched long and hard on Pinte...
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