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  •  1 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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A little insight in to my digital dark room

November 03, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Like most photographers these days, I use digital SLR cameras and shoot in RAW format. I then use lightroom (a digital dark room!) to edit these files and bring out the things in the photographs that I want to. I have specific things I do to all the photographs I take to make them the images you receive as a client, and see on social media and righ...
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The Clarks - Northumberland Family Photographer

October 24, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I love going to Alnwick Gardens for a photo shoot - the colours and textures come out so well and make for gorgeous pictures. Add in some lovely, fun (repeat!) clients, and it not only makes for some wonderful pictures, but you also get some great memories. Clair and Connie planned this outing as a surprise for their mum's sixtieth birthday. What a...
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