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Please find below the most recent weddings from around the North East and North Yorkshire, in locations such as Northumberland, Newcastle, Durham, Darlington, Leeds, Manchester and other areas of the UK.

07/10/17 - Kelly + David's Wedding-Story at Doxford Barns.

Kelly and David were really fab to work with, they were just so relaxed in front of the camera.  We managed to get so many different images on the day including this beautifully lit one here.  Thank you for such a great day and we have got some fantastic photos.  xx Paul.

#‎doxford-barns-wedding  #‎doxford-barns  #doxford-barns-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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16/09/17 - Kayleigh + Andrew's Wedding-Story at The South Causey Inn.

Kayleigh and Andrew were very down to earth people who were very relatable.  On the day we enjoyed having a bit of fun and gettting some family shots.  Fabulous day weather wise, thank you for having me guys!.    xx Paul.

#‎south-causey-inn-wedding  #‎south-causey  #south-causey-wedding-photography ‪#durham-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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09/09/17 - Olivia + Matthew's Wedding-Story at Le Petit Chateau.

Le Petit Chateau is getting to be a regualr place for my work, it certainly suits the style of venue.  Olivia and Matthew were a very natural couple with a huge group of friends.  Actually when i think back to the fun we had it would be awesome to see them again in a future wedding.  A great selection of family and friends.  It was great working with you guys. xx  Paul. 

#‎le-petit-chateau-wedding  #‎le-petit-chateau  #le-petit-chateau-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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08/09/17 - Sarah + Simon's Wedding-Story at Headlam Hall.

When I took these shot with the helicopter it was like something out of a James Bond movie.  A lovely day with a lovely couple.  Thanks for having me guys and im sure we will meet again the future  Paul.

 #‎headlamhallwedding  #‎headlamhall  #headlam-hall-wedding-photography ‪#darlington-wedding ‪#outdoor-wedding-photographer

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02/09/17 - Shelley + Tom's Wedding-Story at Whalton Hall.

What i love the most about my job, is meeting fantastic people.  Tom and Shelly both keen travellers and doctors and just starting out in life had such a wonderful aura about them.  There was a sense of adventure and a sense of longing and the feeling that this step meant so much in their lives.  Best of luck for the future and may many more adventures lie ahead!  Paul.

 #‎whaltonhallwedding  #‎whaltonhall  #whalton-hall-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#outdoor-wedding-photographer

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28/08/17 - Rebecca + Christopher's Wedding-Story at Headlam Hall.

I like to do something a little different and this shot has never been done before at Headlam Hall so it was quite special.  We had a lovely day with Rebecca and Chris and on the way back from the church I had this field spotted so we popped in for a quick photo.  Thanks for a fab day guys!  Paul.

 #‎headlamhallwedding  #‎headlamhall  #headlam-hall-wedding-photography ‪#darlington-wedding ‪#outdoor-wedding-photographer

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05/08/17 - Justine + Paul's Wedding-Story at the Woodhorn Museum.

This wedding really was a perfect fit for my style and approach.  It was different and quirky and best of all we had a lot of fun.  Every wedding is so different and it really is about reading the couple and understanding their needs with a bespoke design.  Paul and Justine were a pleasure to work with and I am looking forward to seeing them again at future weddings.  xxx Paul.

#woodhorn-museum-wedding  #‎woodhorn-museum  #woodhorn-museum-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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04/08/17 - Nicola + Johnathan's Wedding-Story at Matfen Hall.

Nicola and Johnathan were a lovely couple to work with and both were very sweet.  What a beautiful setting they were in too at Matfen Hall.  Thank you for both of you creating some wonderful memories on your day.  xxx Paul.

#matfen-hall-wedding  #‎matfen-hall  #matfen-hall-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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29/07/17 - Lucy + Daniel's Wedding-Story at Alnwick Treehouse.

A big fan of Alnwick treehouse and they have been using my images for years!  Lucy and Daniel were a nice and relaxed couple to work with and we had a fab time in the treehouse taking advantage of the quirky woodland feel.  Thank you for having me guys you were lovely!

#alnwick-treehouse-wedding  #alnwick-treehouse #alnwick-treehouse-weddingphotography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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22/07/17 - Rebecca + Paul's Wedding-Story at Doxford Barns.  (Huffington Post)

Hi last saw Paul and Rebecca during a pre-shoot where we walked to sycamore Gap with their two lovely children.  It rained all day and was impossible to get out side for a few photos so we worked around it all.  This was quite an epic shot fromm the day, it even made it into the Huffington Post!

#‎doxford-barns-wedding  #‎doxford-barns  #doxford-barns-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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15/07/17 - Kate + Tom's Wedding-Story at Langley Castle. (WEDDING 200!)

I was very excited about Kate and Tom's wedding having met them during a pre-shoot and with this being my 200th wedding.  We had a lovely day and enjoyed the grounds of Langley Castle, congratulations guys! xx 

#langley-castle-wedding  #langley-castle #langley-castle-wedding-photos ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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01/07/17 - Helen + Wayne's Wedding-Story at Eshott Hall.

Eshott Hall is a venue of many possiblities with both inside and outside ceremony areas.  With the right lighting you can really put your own stamp on this venue which is what we did with Helen and Wayne's rustic wedding.  Both doctors understanding the preciousness of time, so we didnt spend a lot of time getting couple shots but we aimed for quality.  Their natural love for each other and sense of humour allowed us to get something magical and never done before at Eshott.  Congratulations guys.

#eshott-hall-wedding  #eshott-hall #eshott-hall-wedding-photography ‪#yorkshire-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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24/06/17 - Louise + Lee's Wedding-Story at Doxford Barns.

Louise and Lee certainly were a lovely couple to be around, Louise was a very natural and lovely person and Lee a very charasmatic and fun person, the combination of them both along with their dog Murphy were a great family together.  On the day there were laughs all round and nice quiet moments where we escaped to the beach.  I made some lovely friends during this day, best of luck for your future together!  Paul.

#‎doxford-barns-wedding  #‎doxford-barns  #doxford-barns-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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17/06/17 - Rachel + Andrew's Wedding-Story at Woodhill Hall.

Rachel and Andrew were a very nice and down to earth couple who had full trust in my work.  With such a scorcher of a day we were spoilt for choice for opportunities.  A lovely crowd in attendance and a few guests who knew of my work put a smile on my face. The whimsical wonderland wedding came true for Rachel and Andrew and what a wonderful day it was!

#woodhill-hall-wedding  #woodhill-hall #woodhill-hall-wedding-photography ‪#yorkshire-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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03/06/17 - Sharon + Gareth's Wedding-Story at Jersey Farm Hotel.

Gareth and Sharon were very pleasant people to get along with.  We had done a pre-shoot and it felt like we were old friends.  So the wedding came around and i was looking forward to seeing Gareths other love, his VW campervan.  Sharon and I decided to just check after the wedding where the camervan came in Gareths love life, luckily for Sharon it was third behind Sharon and their beautiful little baby.  It was lovely to see you both again, a very happy couple indeed! xx

#jersey-hall-hotel‎-wedding  #jersey-hall-hotel‎ #jersey-hall-hotel-wedding-photography ‪#yorkshire-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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28/05/17 - Mary + Alan's Wedding-Story at Walkworth Castle.

Mary and Alan did a wedding preshoot with me and it was pretty clear they just wanted to have fun.  So we did a few of the whimsical shots for the box ticks but where they really shined was standing on the edge of a castle wall strutting their stuff.  Rock and roll.. xx

#walworth-castle‎-wedding  #‎walworth-castle #walworth-castle-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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27/05/17 - Carolyn + Adam's Wedding-Story at Wynyard Hall.

Carolyn and Adam booked me because they wanted something different, but something classy as well, essentially they wanted their wedding story to be told.  So I approached the day with that in mind.  I was surprised to find that the photo below had not been taken at Wynyard before so it was a great excuse for me to go there and give these guys the best.  We had done a preshoot before the day and were great pals by the time the wedding came around.  Thanks for being fun to work with guys. xx

#wynyard-hall‎-wedding  #‎wynyard-hall  #wynyard-hall-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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25/05/17 - Heather + Ian's Wedding-Story at Doxford Barns.

Having already done a pre-shoot with Heather and Ian it was like old friends reuniting again at the wedding.  Every wedding I do at a repeat location gets a new wedding story.  Heather and Ians wedding was no different as we ventured to the secret meadow and took the very first shots there.  They were so relaxed and could just let go and be themselves so it was fun to get a few couple shots and individual portraits of the bride such as this image below.

#‎doxford-barns-wedding  #‎doxford-barns  #doxford-barns-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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20/05/17 - Rebecca + James's Wedding-Story at Healey Barn.

Rebecca and James were a lovely couple who were very well suited.  Just being with them you knew they were perfect for each other.  What a lovely day and a few epic photos too.  Thanks guys.Paul. xx

#‎healey-barn-wedding  #‎healey-barn  #healey-barn-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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13/05/17 - Rachel + Jonathan's Wedding-Story at Doxford Barns.

Rachel and Jonathan were a very nicely suited couple, I think in their own words during the speeches they said that they understood each other more than anyone else did.  Just watching their body language they really were as one, they perfect. xx 

#‎doxford-barns-wedding  #‎doxford-barns  #doxford-barns-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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11/05/17 - Sarah + Kevin's Wedding-Story at Healey Barn.

Some of the sunsets at Healey Barn are just outstanding, and with a sunset around the corner I took Sarah and Kevin to the perfect spot to capture it at its best.  Overlooking the valley in this secret location made this picture not only special but unique to Sarah and Kevin.  They had a lovely day and this was the perfect way for them to end it.  Best of wishes, Paul. xx

#‎healey-barn-wedding  #‎healey-barn  #healey-barn-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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06/05/17 - Charlotte + Zach's Wedding-Story at Hexham Winter Gardens.

Charlotte and Zach booked me about 2 years ago so it was a while since we last spoke.  We got so many natural and beautiful images that we decided to get a stylish picture that hadnt been done before at the venue. All the guests were a real blast and I made a few friends on the day it was a great wedding and a beautiful setting!  xx

#‎hexham-winter-gardens-weddings  #‎thexha-winter-gardens  #hexham-winter-gardens-wedding-photography

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05/05/17 - Tara + Paul's wedding at The Baltic.

Paul and Tara were quite big on the creative and sylish look so we went above and beyond to get a few shots that hadn't been done at the venue before that were striking.   We got some great work together guys, enjoy your honeymoon! xx

#‎baltic-wedding  #‎the-baltic  #baltic-wedding-photography ‪#newcastle-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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29/04/17 - Ana + Sean's wedding at Doxford Barns.

Ana and Sean were so lucky to have perfect weather all day and decided to have a practice dance whilst visiting the lake.   A lovely day with a great couple. xx 

#‎doxford-barns-wedding  #‎doxford-barns  #doxford-barns-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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28/04/17 - Michaella + Graeme's wedding at the Manor House Hotel.

We did a pre-shoot down South Shields and ended up doing the daftest things.  I knew from there that these guys were up for a laugh and very happy to be together.  On the wedding day, everyone was so friendly and loving, I came away feeling like part of the family.  Thanks for inviting me, when are you next having sunday dinner?

xx   Paul.

#‎manor-house-hotel-wedding  #‎manor-house-hotel  #manor-house-hotel-wedding-photography ‪#darlington-wedding

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15/04/17 - Laura + Michael's wedding at the Derwent Manor Hotel.

Having already done a pre-wedding shoot with these guys I knew we were going to have some fun on the day.  The idea was to just get a few cool shots in the outdoors but luckily the wind picked up right and got us this! 

xx   Paul.

#‎derwent-manor-hotel-wedding  #‎derwent-manor-hotel  #derwent-manor-hotel-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding

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12/04/17 - Kielly + Skylar's wedding at Doxford Barns.

I had met Kielly and Sky a few times before the wedding and they seemed like a nice couple, but on the day spirits were so high it was lovely to see so much emotional happiness.  Spending a little time with Kielly such as the shot below was so much fun, even if we did have a runaway vail!   Have a great marriage guys. xx 

#‎doxford-barns-wedding  #‎doxford-barns  #doxford-barns-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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08/04/17 - Shona + Simon's wedding at High House Brewery.

High House Farm, a lovely venue in Northumberland and a perfect spot for Shaona and Simon to tie the knot.  A great group of firneds were in attendance and we had some fun moments along the way.

#high-house-farm-wedding  #high-house-farm #high-house-farm-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding 

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02/04/17 - Ashley + Sarah's wedding at Healey Barn.

Ashley and Sarah were great to work with I think we hit it off before the wedding just through a few conversations.  On the day they were up for anything and I have so many ideas that this one they were happy to do.  Thanks for being a pleasure to work with. Paul.

#‎healey-barn-wedding  #‎healey-barn  #healey-barn-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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18/03/17 - Emma & Daniel's wedding at Matfen Hall.

Having already worked with Emma and Daniel, it was clear that these guys were very nice and were going to have a lovely day together.  The picked the perfect settinng in Matfen Hall and there were emotions and a few laughs on the day.  Thanks for letting me be a part of your day. xxx Paul.

#matfen-hall-wedding  #‎matfen-hall  #matfen-hall-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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04/03/17 - Helen & Kevin's wedding at Healey Barn.

Healey Barn is a perfect spot for my style of wedding photography.  It also brings in the kinds of clients who love my work.  Saying that occasionally my work does get interupted.  In this case the brother of the groom who was so happy to see his brother get married he literally burst into tears.

#‎healey-barn-wedding  #‎healey-barn  #healey-barn-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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03/03/17 - Sarah + John's pre-story at Osmotherly

Sarah and John were recommended to me by a fellow photographer, so it was nice to meet a couple who knew a little about the styles of photography out there.  A very nice and fun couple who I am looking forward to meeting again next year.

 #osmotherly-pre-shoot  #‎osmotherly #pre-wedding-photography ‪#darlington-wedding ‪#best-wedding-photos

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18/02/17 - Jennette & Philip's wedding at The Vermont.

Two very lovely people, Jennette and Philip.  I think sometimes you just know when 2 people work together well and these were both a great example of a couple who were very calm and at ease in each others company.  Im pleased that the weather stayed out and we got to have a little bit of an adventure out for piccies.

#‎vermont-hotel-wedding  #‎vermont-hotel  #vermont-hotel-wedding-photography ‪#newcastle-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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2016 - The year where where viral demand took over...

With my work going viral in December 2015, I was in a crazy spot where I literally could have booked 200 weddings for 2016 in every corner of the world. I decided to keep my work to the North East and when I got to 60 weddings for 2016, I decided that it was enough.  And boy, the workload was definitely enormous.  I am the type of photographer who likes to dedicate a certain amount of time to each wedding, and I did, and you can tell by looking at my work.  But I had to work extremely long hours in order to achieve it.  

I am an artistic and creative wedding photographer.  My ideas take hours of planning and my edit work sometimes takes hours per image.  All original art-work is tailored to every client.  The amount of dedication and commitment as well as organisation that was required last year was paramount to accomplishing my goals.

 

In 2016, I worked 12-15 hourly days 7 days a week sifting through over quarter of a million images. 2016 for me was about being able to take pretty pictures consistently at every stage of every wedding.  I hand-edited a combined 50,000 images within the year.  Every wedding story had to be perfectly crafted all the while the experience on each day has to be fun and relaxed.

 

For 2017, its about closing the books a lot sooner and taking on a lot less weddings so that I can concentrate on bettering 2016.  There are 2 ways I can go really, I can become an international wedding photographer, or stay in the North East.  I have family so for now I am going to keep my work close to home.  I want to meet lovely people who love my approach and love my work and can't wait for their unique Wedding Story to be told.

28/12/16 - Janine & Scotts's wedding at Doxford Barns.

Janine and Scott just needed a good photographer to complete their day, so im glad that they booked me and got some epic images!  A lovely family to be around on the day, im glad they had a lovely day! Have a great marriage guys. xx 

#‎doxford-barns-wedding  #‎doxford-barns  #doxford-barns-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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4/12/16 - Kirsty & Sean's wedding at Lumley Castle.

With little light outdoors there was plenty of things we could do inside Lumley Castle.  Just a mere spotlight in the main entrance to the dungeon, i had a feeling it hadn't been done before.  Both Kirsty and Sean were good sports though following my direction we got loads of stuff, the natural work we got was really nice too.  Congrats guys!

#‎lumley-castle-wedding  #‎lumley-castle  #lumley-castle-wedding-photography ‪#durham-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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26/11/16 - Cara & Ben's wedding at the Baltic.

I loved this wedding simply for the urban landscape and industrial feel.  I gave Cara and Ben a list of options for their couple shots and this was one of the ideas they loved the most.  It was good to work with two hard working and smart people, but to also see their fun and relaxed sense of humour.  The speeches were absolutely hilarious!  We got some great work together guys, enjoy your honeymoon! xx

#‎baltic-wedding  #‎the-baltic  #baltic-wedding-photography ‪#newcastle-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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19/11/16 - Holly & Neil's wedding at Doxford Barns.

We first met down at Whitley Bay at St Mary's lighthouse for a pre-shoot.  Upon meeting Holly & Neil, I realised that they really enjoy the high life and life in general which is great for my style of work.  I immediately knew that my natural work would be a hit but in the spur of the evening I approached them with a more epic piece.  It is something never done before too, exposing for the stars in the sky and lighting with a car behind and two sidelights whilst using 2 smoke grenades with a mix of green and white.  This is the end result and to be honest I do love the natural work that we got, but this is a once in a lifetime image.  2 lovely people with fantastic spirits and families to match!  Keep doing your thing guys you are awesome!

#‎doxford-barns-wedding  #‎doxford-barns  #doxford-barns-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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29/10/16 - Nora & John's wedding at St Mary Church & Hutton Rudby Village Hall.

Sometimes you meet two people after your own heart.  2 very down to earth individuals who value their family and friends.  They love travelling the world, have an appreciation for good music and beautiful once in a lifetime landscapes.  We had a potter around Yarm high street and sat in the trees of the village as the leaves fell around us.  Some beautiful moments with two great people.  Im looking forward to seeing your next adventures and honeymoon on Facebook!  Have a fab time. xx

#‎rudby-hall-wedding  #‎rudby-hall  #rudby-hall-wedding-photography ‪#yarm-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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23/10/16 - Anabelle & Gareth's wedding at Middleton Lodge, Yarm.

Middleton Lodge is one of those venues that works perfectly for weddings.  Anabelle & Gareth were the perfect couple and the venue was completely fitting for their special day.  I got to know Anabelle and bridesmaids quite well throughout the day, and they made me feel like a part of the wedding. It was great to see that everyone was there to have a great time.  There was a lot of magic between Anabelle and Gareth too you could see that they were such a great match, and this created some truely great imagery.  Thank you guys! xx

#‎middleton-lodge-wedding  #‎middleton-lodge  #middleton-lodge-wedding-photography ‪#yarm-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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15/10/16 - Fran & Anil's wedding at Le Petit Chateau.

This was my first outing at Le Petit Chateau.  Le Petit Chateau is a new venue and perfect for my style, and I was in luck that the one and only fire fountain in the UK was operating, so amongst all of the fabulous images we got it was a great opportunity to capture the flames rising from the water.  It required 3 off-camera lighting tools to make the shot work, so this here is a shot you possibly won't see again.  On the day Fran and Anil were a great and very natural couple to work with so the photography was designed more around their personalities than tediously dragging them around the hotspots.  We got some fantasic natural images though, hopefully they will let me blog the wedding and show off the high energy that was there on the day.  Fran's sister is a celebrity so there were a few celebs in attendance.  It was great working with you guys and lovely to see how much you were both in love.  Congrats again!  Paul. 

#‎le-petit-chateau-wedding  #‎le-petit-chateau  #le-petit-chateau-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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16/09/16 - Stephanie & Jonny's wedding at Middleton Lodge.

It was my first visit to Middleton Lodge, but earlier in the week when I did my recci after a few hours scoping out the venue it was clear that there were so many opportunities here and many that had not been done before.   On the day Jonny and Steph were just out to have a great time and mingle with guests, with the options available it was easy to cater my ideas to what worked for them when they were ready.  A nice, smart couple and a lovely day altogether.

 #‎middleton-lodge-wedding  #middleton-lodge #middleton-lodge-wedding-photography ‪#darlington-wedding ‪#dark-wedding-pics

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10/09/16 - Rachel & Stewart's wedding at Gunsgreen House.

I knew Sarah's mum through the Tynemouth Photographic Society.   Gettting chance to get up past Berwick to Gunsgreen House which is essentially a museum steeped with history and secret passageways, sounded really interesting.  When looking around I noticed the nearby Seascape had some amazing features which had not previously been used for weddings and here we are!  Just look at the detail.  Besides that these guys had a fab time and I managed to get some fish and chips from the local chipper.  Good memories and great times.

 #‎gunsgreen-house-wedding  #gunsgreen-house  #gunsgreen-house-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#sea-scape

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31/08/16 - Paris & Lee's Beach wedding at Doxford Barns.

Have you ever seen a beach wedding look this stunning? The comination of the right light and edit work brings this Californian glow right out as we hit the peak of the summer season.  The wedding was half Chineese and half English and it was lovely to see the two families coming together.  Paris's family were lovely to talk to as were Lee's and the beach was an amazing touch to an otherwise beautiful day.!

 #‎doxfordbarnswedding  #‎doxfordbarns  #doxford-barns-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#beach-wedding-photographer

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27/08/16 - Melissa & Eddie's Tipi wedding at Hepscott Manor.

This was my first Tipi wedding and wow was it fun!  Mel and Eddie were completely awesome and the amount of work they had put into the setting in their home at Hepscott Manor was immense.  They had tipis, bands a large ceremony and a variety of sheep, cows, horses and dogs overlooking the wedding.  It weas basically like a really cool mini glastonbury party, with no expense spared.

 #‎tipi-wedding  #‎tipis  #diy-wedding-photography #farm-wedding-photographer

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13/08/16 - Helen & Miles's wedding at Healey Barn.

Healey Barn again and into the trees we go for some more lovelyness.  Myles and Helen were a lot of fun to work with, one of theose couples that care more about having a good time than anything else.

 #‎healey-barn-wedding  #‎healey-barn  #healey-barn-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-fun 

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27/07/16 - Jen & Matty's wedding at Doxford Barn.

Being Doxford Barn's most recommended wedding photographer is pretty easy.  There are so many various options when chosing photos that i always have some ideas and this wedding was no different.  The hay bailes had just been done and so it was the perfect opportunity to get some shots with them.  The light was just right here.  Jen and Matty were great to work with too.  Congrats guys! 

 #‎doxfordbarnswedding  #‎doxfordbarns  #doxford-barns-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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17/07/16 - Gemma & David's wedding at Healey Barn.

Healey Barn seems to be a place for me to return to again and again.  Each time something different and something that suits the couple is my direction.  At this wedding we had a surprise at the speach and it brought everyone to tears laughing so as a little bonus shot with the boys we reintroduced the horse's head from the speech.  Classic! Congratualtions Gemma and David, a lovely couple!

 #‎healey-barn-wedding  #‎healey-barn  #healey-barn-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#horses-head

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16/07/16 - Rebecca & Ian's wedding at Whitworth Hall.

Whitworth Hall is full of great opportunities especially with their featured deer park.  Ian, the manager of the venue had seen every photographer in the North East come and go but for whatever reason my work was the one that stood out to him and I was quickly booked for the wedding.  Being a manger has its perks such as the addition of this rope swing which is sadly no longer available at the moment for other weddings.  With some nice moments too this was one not to forget in a hurry!

 #‎whitworth-hall-wedding  #whitworth-hall  #whitworth-hall-wedding-photography ‪#durham-wedding ‪#owned

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10/07/16 - A greek wedding at Doncaster.

Yesterday I had a wonderful Greek wedding with around 400 guests, all playing out in a purpose built ceremony building and marquee on the groom's mansion grounds, in Doncaster yesterday. There were political and famous figures in attendance so unfortunately no images can be published. What a fantastic way to finish off 3 weddings in a row. The greek money dance at the end of the night was awesome. The bride and groom wore coats made from £20 notes whilst guests threw money at them during the ceremonial dance. A great day, and a huge wedding to cover. I believe now that this amazing 400 capacity building has been built, it will now become the groom's cinema building. Fantastic!

 #‎celebrity-wedding  #greek-wedding  #doncaster-wedding-photography ‪#yorkshire-wedding 

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09/07/16 - Louise & James's wedding at Natural Retreats, Yorkshire.

An interesting wedding this one.  Once again I returned to the venue that defined my stlye over a year ago.  Once again I broke new ground in my style.  This one similarly too was a wedding perfect for my personality, it was in the great outdoors with a group of people who like to have fun and join in with the festivities of the day.  The couple and the guests made me feel most welcome and I got so many great and natural shots of everyone at the end of the wedding the bride pulled me aside and said I fit in so well with the day she was so happy to have me there. Like many a wedding, if only i could have stayed!

 #‎natural-retreats-wedding  #natural-retreats  #natural-retreats-wedding-photography ‪#yorkshire-wedding ‪#a-day-to-remember

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08/07/16 - Katy & Ian's wedding at Healey Barn, Northumberland.

Keen travellers, these Australians eloped to the UK. When they travel, they photograph the places they visit with their back to the camera. I wanted this wedding image to be in keeping with that, signifying yet another journey ahead. 

 #‎healey-barn-wedding  #‎healey-barn  #healey-barn-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#trees-at-a-wedding

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02/07/16 - Maarja & Chris's wedding at Kirkley Hall, Northumberland.

Every bride is different.  Every now and again, along comes a bride who is elegant in stature but unassuming in her own beauty.  In this picture I wanted to show that Maarja was a confident young woman with a new chapter of her life ahead.  Her personality led to me take this shot this way.  When i showed her it, she modestly and quite shocked said "is that me?".  I knew I had acomplished something here that will live forever for her.  A lovely day and wow, some of the most exciting speeches I have ever been around.  It was great to be part of your day. 

 #‎kirkleyhallwedding  #‎kirkley-hall  #kirkley-hall-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#window-light-elegance

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01/07/16 - Hazel & Ryan's wedding at Matfen Hall, Northumberland.

This wedding was special at Matfen hall for many reasons.  It was an emotional day, it was a joyous day, it was a wedding day and it was also Hazel's parents 30th wedding anniversary day.  So it was fitting that they got a horse and carriage and they took turns to ride in it with Hazel and then her parents.  We got so many amazing shots too I will be posting some on my blog.  A great day!

 #‎matfenhallwedding  #‎matfen-hall  #matfen-hall-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#horse-and-carriage

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26/06/16 - Katie & Robert's wedding at Newton Hall, Northumberland.

Katie and Robert were a nice couple who had a lovely religious ceremony at St Paul's in Alnwick but they also enjoyed the quirkyness of Newton Hall.  Everything was perfect on the day from timings to guests having a great time.  We got out for a few shots here and there including this one.  I love wedding dresses, the design and them fitting the bride and suiting her so well.  I guess no dresses are the same, they are all unique and i like that.  This one was no different but it coundnt be more fitting for Katie. 

 #‎newtonhallwedding  #‎newton-hall  #newton-hall-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-dress-photographer

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17/06/16 - The 1st outdoor wedding at Headlam Hall, Darlington with Alex & Darren.

I seem to be the first photographer that couples go to when a venue is new or tries something for the 1st time.  Headlam Hall, have quite rightly decided to have outdoor ceremonies and this was a lovely alternative to the usual indoor weddings.  Alex and Darren were so pleased that the weather held up enough despite a little drizzle and it was a perfect day for them.  We got on great and they were fantastic and relaxed which is what you want for your wedding day.  A lovely time, I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!  Paul.

 #‎headlamhallwedding  #‎headlamhall  #headlam-hall-wedding-photography ‪#darlington-wedding ‪#outdoor-wedding-photographer

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04/06/16 - Amy & Stephen's wedding at Linden Hall, Ponteland.

Having already known Amy and with the pre-shoot as well, things were pretty stright forward in terms of a couple going from apprehensive to swinging right into it.  It was a lovely day with plenty of garden games to keep everyone enterained. This shot I imagine will now be iconic to Linden, it is a great hidden feature which I havent seen used before.  It was great to see you both again folks!  Paul.

 #‎lindenhallwedding  #‎lindenhall  #linden-hall-wedding-photography ‪#ponteland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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03/06/16 - Grace & Stuart's pre-wedding shoot at Bambrough.

I had wanted to go to Bambrough for a while so this was a good opportunity to get some shots where this couple were first engaged.  Using my creative beach edit style I came up with these minimalistic and bright and breezy images.  A nice day with these two and I had a sneaky icecream on the way home!

 #pre-shoot  #‎bambrough-beach  #pre-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#beach-photography

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28/05/16 - Gareth & Emma's wedding at Ellingham Hall, Northumberland.

Connecting with your couple is usually the secret to great photography, but in the case of Gareth and Emma, we shared the same sense of humour and approaches to life.  So even during the pre-shoot I realised that if I hadn't been invited as a supplier, I would have loved to have been there as a friend.  At the end of the night I always say goodbye and this was one of the only weddings where I could safely watch them having a great time without a goodbye and be more conscious not to drag them away from their night.  Great time guys and hopefully we will meet again in the future.

 #‎ellinghamhallwedding  #‎ellinghamhall  #ellingham-hall-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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21/05/16 - Alex & Steph's Hindu wedding at Doxford Barns, Northumberland.

Alex and Steph had the first Hindu wedding ceremony at Doxford Barns and it was my first Hindu wedding as well so a lot of research in technique went into the day as well as effort to tell the story.  A contrast on classical and indian traditional photography styles which included 2 ceremonies a Hindu and a civil ceremony it was a really jam packed day and im glad I was a part of it.

 #‎doxfordbarnswedding  #‎doxfordbarns  #doxford-barns-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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09/05/16 - Collette & Peter's wedding at Newton Hall, Northumberland.

Collette and Peter currently live in Sweden and wanted to come to the UK to renew their vows with British families as well as Swedish.  A scorching day and a nice fusion of activities and cultures meant this day was one not to forget.  We whisked away for a few bridal portraits and we got so many it was near impossible to chose a favourite.  Have a look in my portfolio for a few more.  This one though for me was natural, elegant, sweet and soft and lends itself to my more romatic photography.  Congratualtions.

#newton-hall-northumberland  #newton-hall #elegant-brides ‪#newton-hall-wedding-photography 

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07/05/16 - Lerina & Joelif's wedding at The Grand Hotel, Tynemouth.

A lovely day with friends and family for Lerina and Joelif.  Although there was plenty of wind and sea fret we bravely ventured down the beach.  We got a lovely collection of images and this one was one of my favourites although the whole set are really great.  Lots of energetic dancing on the night from these too RnB fans, great night.  Congratualtions guys!

#the-grand-hotel-tynemouth  #the-grand-hotel #the-grand-hotel-wedding-photography ‪#beach-wedding 

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30/04/16 - Suzy & Tommy's wedding at Old Horton Grange, Ponteland.

Well I have never been to a ceremony and felt as excited as I did at Suzy and Tommy's wedding where the opening song was "Lets go fly a kite!".  Setting the tone for the day, this wedding was all about people having lots of fun and celebrating.  We got a few breaks for photos and then back to the laughter.  A lovely day and a great crowd.

#old-horton-grange-wedding  #old-horton-grange #old-horton-grange-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding 

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24/04/16 - Emma & Gareth's pre-shoot in the forest where the Guillemots live..

"This is where we fall from the trees

This is where the sky covers up
Daft killers of joy, you made a man out of me


And this is where the glass leaves the lens
Splintering a chemistry of friends
I'll treasure you always


You know I love you"

 #pre-shoot  #‎beneath-the-pines  #lumberjack-without-an-axe ‪#guillemots ‪#wedding-photography

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23/04/16 - Emma & Chris's wedding at High House Farm Brewery, Northumberland.

High House Farm, a relaxed brewery basically where you can have fun whilst trying a rang eof the local ales.  I wish I could come here and not work thats all i can say!  A lovely day with a sweet couple and a perfect setting for a farmers daughter.

#high-house-farm-wedding  #high-house-farm #high-house-farm-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding 

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22/04/16 - Gemma & Simon's pre-shoot at Whitley Bay.

What cracking day, and a beautiful location, it seems to be one of my most requested for pre-wedding shoots.  We all got on very well and im looking forward to shooting your wedding in the coming months!

 #pre-shoot  #‎whitley-bay  #pre-wedding-photography ‪#newcastle-wedding ‪#wedding-photography

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02/04/16 - Unveiled Magazine Main feature of a "Real Wedding".

Unveiled is an exquisite and one of the highest end magazines available in the UK and specialises in showcasing the most amazing as well as the most popular products around the North East.  It was no surpise that I got the call to have a main 6 page feature for the second time in a row. 

 #unveiledmagazine  #unveiled #unveiled-wedding-photography ‪#wedding-magazine ‪#wedding-photography

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31/03/16 - Kayleigh & George's wedding at Newton Hall, Northumberland.

Newton Hall is one of those venues which has been photographed so many times but there is always a shot I can think of which is fresh and personal for the couple.  This was a great moment between moments where they finally got to relax away from the crowd and realise where they have come in their relationship.  I think every couple needs this time to reflect, rejoice and respond to the enormity of the day.

 #newtonhallwedding  #‎newtonhall #newton-hall-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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28/03/16 - Emma & Carl's wedding at Doxford Barns, Northumberland.

It isn't very often you get a last minute booking with only a few weeks before the wedding, because there is so much to organise but my hat comes off to these two for doing it in the time.  They wanted Doxford Barns and myself and there was availability now rather than later and now here we are.  They were insistent that I was the one for them and they knew I could capture their natural spirit and essence of their day.

  

The next morning I recieved this message - 


"Hi Paul, We just wanted to send our biggest thank you again for being the world's best photographer at our wedding! 
You were such a fun person to be around - you instantly became one of our friends and made us feel at ease.
We loved your style and your incredible creativity.  We didn't have any ideas of our own but you gave us lots of instructions which really helped us.  We have loved every shot you have taken that we have seen so far and we know that we are going to love the rest.

Having you at our wedding was a dream come true and you were just wonderful. Thank you so so so so so much!
 
Lots of love from 
 
Emma and Carl xxxxx"

 #‎doxfordbarnswedding  #‎doxfordbarns  #doxford-barns-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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20/03/16 - Amy & Steven's pre-wedding shoot at Blyth Beach, Blyth.

It was lovely to meet Amy again.  We first met when i was teaching media studies and she was a student at Ponteland High School.  Paisley, her sister had actually assisted me one time too.  Im looking forward to seeing them both again at Linden Hall. 

 #pre-shoot  #‎blyth-beach  #beach-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photography

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18/03/16 - Kay & Neal's wedding at Healey Barn, Otterburn.

I first met Kay and Neal during a pre wedding shoot and I knew from there that we were going to get some great shots.  We just hit it off and everything felt right, it was like we were friends before the wedding.  During the day the speeches were so moving as friends and family gathered, there were some real teary moments and I feel proud to have shared them on their speical day.

 #healeybarnwedding  #‎healeybarn  #healey-barn-wedding-photography ‪#otterburn-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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13/03/16 - Louise & Simon's wedding at the Vermont Hotel, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Louise and Simon were looking for a perfect day and the weather, the food, the location and surrounded by family and friends, everything really was perfect for them and I was so happy for them.  From having the ceremony on the rooftop in the Skylounge through to a romantic stroll looking over the city lights, these guys had a nice day and a little bit of fun on the roof as seen below.

 #vermonthotel‎wedding  #‎vermonthotel  #vermont-wedding-photography ‪#newcastle-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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05/03/16 - Alex & Darren's pre-wedding shoot, at Whitley Bay.

Alex and Darren met me under a moody sky, which I decided to use to our advantage in the dark shots you see here.  Pretty much straight away I clocked that we shared a similar sense of humour and approach to life, which meant that the relationship was great from the get go.  Like me, Alex and Darren were not 100% comfortable being in front of the camera, and for some people a pre-shoot is a good idea to get over this hurdle.  But as you can see they were more than comfortable working with me and I felt like I made some friends allong the way.  A nice day and im looking forward to seeing you both again soon! 

#‎engagementshoot  #preweddingphotography ‪#whitleybay ‪#e-shoot‎

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27/02/16 - Claire & Richard's wedding at Doxford Barns, Northumberland.

My second wedding at Doxford Barns and a fun wedding too.  Claire really loves looking at photographs and so it made it easy to approach her for a shot like this one and say, do you want to give it a go?  All set up and ready we were done in 30 seconds and I knew I had a keeper.  We got so many great fun shots at Doxford barns that this image doesnt really show off the day, but it is one of Claire's favourites, so here it is!

 #‎doxfordbarnswedding  #‎doxfordbarns  #doxford-barns-wedding-photography ‪#northumberland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer

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26/02/16 - Alex & Steph's pre-wedding shoot at Warkworth, Northumberland.

It is nice to meet a couple for the first time and instantly feel like friends.  Not liking having their photo taken, they decided to go for a pre-wedding shoot in Warkworth where Steph's family are based.  Luckily, we had great weather and they trusted me enough so that they could be themselves and get some practice in front of the camera.  Im looking forward to seeing you both again soon!

#‎engagementshoot  #preweddingphotography ‪#warkworth ‪#e-shoot‎

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02/01/16 - Natalie & Thomas's wedding at Eshott Hall, Morpeth.

Eshott Hall is a nice venue, one that lens itself to that personal touch.  Natalie went for a vintage theme which lent itself to many interesting photographs.  The one below was a little moment when Natalie's dad first saw her in the dress just before heading to the church.  The emotions accumulated and resulted in this little moment.  Best wishes,  Paul.

 #‎eshotthallwedding  #‎eshotthall  #eshott-hall-wedding-photography ‪#morpeth-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer-morpeth

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29/12/15 - Claire & James's wedding at Beamish Hall, Beamish.

It has been 3 years since I was last at Beamish Hall so it was nice to finally get a return to the venue.  Claire and James were a great fit and it felt to me like both their lives were now a whole with each other in it.  A few tears on the day and a lot of emotion and laughter made this wedding an unforgetable day.  We popped out after the late 5pm ceremony this late December evening for this shot below, a chance to soak in the venue and collect ones thoughts.  Good luck for the future guys!  Paul. 

 #‎beamishhallwedding  #‎beamishhall  #beamish-hall-wedding-photography ‪#stanley-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer-beamish

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19/12/15 - Rachel & Ty's wedding photos at Kirkley Hall, Ponteland.

It was nice to shoot at such a lovely venue at Kirkley Hall, my first wedding here.  I knew the staff though from previous encounters so it was like a home away from home for me.  We had some great spots as we dipped in and out during the weathery spells.  It was when I spotted this opportunity that I took Ty and Rachel out for one last shot.  I think what is great about wedding story telling is that my aim is to capture each couple how they are and the body language here is a fantastic representation of this cute couple's endearing relationship.  Best of luck guys I cant wait to edit some more!  Paul.

 #‎kirkleyhallwedding  #‎kirkleyhall  #kirkley-hall-wedding-photography ‪#ponteland-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer-ponteland

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12/12/15 - Carly & Chris's wedding photos at Lartington Hall, Barnard Castle.

So most of my ideas for Lartington went out the window in terms of outdoor photography because we had the most snow not only in the North East but possibly in the UK that day.  It was a blizzard for 3-4 hours and laid 8 inches deep which was 6 inches more than 2 miles outside of the surrounding area.  Carly and Chris were happy to pop out after chatting with guests and trusted me and this little composition presented itself.  Having already done the pre-wedding shoot they were ready to have their photos taken.  They could be themselves and mix it up for a bit of fun too.  Lartington Hall is such an awesome venue and we had a lot of fun and I made some great friends in Carly and Chris.  The funny thing is when we met for the pre-wedding shoot they pre empted this event and I didn't think it would even snow at all, so whether Lartington Hall had a huge snow machine hidden somewhere or someone was looking out for them, they got that magical winter wedding they always wanted.  Im looking forward to seeing you both again soon.  Paul. 

 #‎winterwonderlandwedding  #‎lartingtonhall  #lartingtonhallweddingphotography ‪#barnard-castle-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer-lartington

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07/12/15 - Aimee & Thomas's wedding at Alnwick Treehouse and Gardens.

 

Aimee and Thomas were looking for a very natural photographer and I had planned a few ideas including the shot below for their wedding.  We had a lot of fun and the ceremony we had a few cheers followed by an evening walk around the treehouse and gardens.  Such an enchanting place is Alnwick treehouse and the gardens

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05/12/15 - Emily & Tom's wedding at Redworth Hall, Darlington.

I think its great when your couple are sweet and are just dying to get out of the crowd for a little awwww moment.  Its not easy being yourself for a photo so with a bit of guidance and help on the day from yours truly it becomes easy to feel relaxed and just let it out.  I want you to feel like you can express yourselves and show what you mean to each other and just capture the moment like this one was so fantastic.  It was awesome being a part of your day, I am so glad you felt I fit in so well to your day and we got some awesome photos because of this.  Have a lovley life together guys you are perfect for each other!  Paul.

#‎redworthhall  #redworth-hall-wedding-photographer ‪#darlington-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer-darlington

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14/11/15 - Lisa & Chris's wedding at Slaley Hall, Hexham.

"You Make Me Smile" I think when you have a fun loving relationship, it is nice to capture that natural smile.  Slaley Hall was a lovely venue to shoot in and there were many areas we could have gone back to again and again.  A lovely day and I felt like I'd known these guys for a long time.  I wish you both the best.  Paul.

#‎slaleyhall  #outdoorweddingphotography ‪#hexham-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer-hexham

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07/11/15 - Samantha & Micheal's wedding at Whinstone View Wrays Barn, Middlesbrough.

"Weeping Willows" We got some lovely stuff during the day but we fancied popping out for a few once it got dark. With a bit of lighting we got this.  Whinstone View Wrays Barn is a great little hideaway wedding venue with many options so it was fun to finally get something with the weeping willows.  Congrats guys and thanks for letting me be part of your day!

Paul.

#‎whinstoneview  #weepingwillows ‪#middlesbrough-wedding ‪#wedding-photographer-middlesbrough

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30/10/15 - Faye & Paul's wedding at Hexham Abbey & Hexham Abbey Hall, Hexham.

"Passion Leaves" With the autumn being at its peak there was no way we weren't going to venture into the park for the couple shots.  What a great selection of trees we had to chose from too.  I decided to capture this flourish of colours utilising the sun's directional backlight on the foreground tree and using the red as the backdrop.  The overall effect is colours and passion.  Faye and Paul were great to work with again and slipped straight into it after our pre-wedding shoot.  Faye originally from Hexham, lives in Australia with Paul.  I hope you have a fantastic life together!  Paul.

#‎hexhamabbey  #autumnwedding ‪#autumnishere ‪#hexham-wedding

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29/10/15 - Kate & James's wedding at The Bowes Museum, Newcastle

It was interesting shooting Kate and James wedding at Bowes Museum, they were so relaxed I felt like I had known them prior to the wedding.  Although Bowes is a stunning venue, I wouldn't resist this little avenue of trees and when the wind picked up the magic happened.  

#‎bowesmuseum  #autumnwedding ‪#autumnleavesfalling

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25/10/15 - Fern & Ben's celebrity wedding at Linden Hall.

 

Ben Harmison is a well known England cricketer brother Steven Harmison, who is one of the all time best cricketers in the world.  I hadn't actually met Ben until his wedding as he was on tour, but I got to meet his lovely fiance Fern who I liked instantly.  Linden Hall was their venue of choice which is a nice spot in the countryside.  We had some fun on the evening with sparklers ending in some unforgettable moments.  Good luck guys! Paul.

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24/10/15 - Gillian & Juan's wedding at The Royal Station Hotel Newcastle

Gillian and Juan were a lovely couple and loved my style.  We ended up at the train station for a few shots and we turned heads and mingled with the public, it was so much fun.  The Royal Station Hotel lends itself to many a classical shot, I have so many ideas for the venue I could go back many times.  

#‎royal-station-hotel-newcastle #royal-station-hotel-wedding #‎classical-wedding ‪#train-station-wedding-photography

#‎newcastle-wedding

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18/10/15 - Kirsty & Philip's wedding at Headlam Hall.

 

Kirsty & Philip were nice couple, who were very easy to spend time with.  After our engagement shoot at Fountains Abbey we found oursleves meeting at Headlam Hall for the wedding.  We had some fun with the cars with a few laps around the gorunds before we went and had a walk around and we found some lovely spots.  As nightfall came, I suggested we took some sparklers out and got some fun shots, so we wrote 'love' in the dark.  A great day! All the best, Paul.


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17/10/15 - Katie & David's wedding at Newton Hall

Katie and David were one of those couples who were so pleased to work with me that they were a breeze to work with all day.  Even at the end of the evening I had a few ideas such as this one the 'Big Dipper' shot and they were really happy to get it.  A nice couple with a very sweet relationship. 

#‎newtonhall-wedding-photography #big-dipper #‎stars-at-a-wedding ‪#outdoor‎-wedding-photographer 

#‎northumberland-wedding

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10/10/15 - Kate & Darren's wedding at The secret Church & Healey Barn

It really was something to be part of Kate and Darren's day.  Kate's dad in tears for most of the day, was a sight to see how proud he was of his daughter.  Their friends had travelled far and wide and were a great group to mix with and Darren's charm and Kate's quirkyness made a perfect match. The image below was a bit of an opportunist image, a once in a lifetime shot which Kate likes the thought of so it seemed fitting to give it a go.

#‎thesecretchurchisonlyrevielledtothosewhoenquire #healeybarn #‎quirkywedding 

#outdoor‎weddingphotographer #‎northumberlandwedding

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03/10/15 - Holly & Daniel's wedding at Woodhill Hall

Woodhill Hall is a great venue with so many possibilites for images.  It just so happened that the fog was thick all day so this gave me a great idea for the shot below.  Holly and Daniel were awesome to work with on the day and were more than accommodating for thier photography.  A great day at Woodhill Hall.

#‎woodhill #woodhill-hall-wedding #‎woodhill-hall-otterburn ‪#vintage‎weddingphotographer

 #‎northumberlandwedding #‎northumberlandweddings #‎woodhill-weddings

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21/09/15 - Unveiled Wedding Magazine

Unveiled Magazine is the most prestigious wedding magazine in the North East and it is an invitation only magazine.  So I was pleased not only when they contacted me to feature the real wedding of Kelly and Sam, but I was also happy that they used my image to introduce the very top talented photographers in the North East. 

#‎magazinewedding #outdorwedding #topoftherangephotography‎ 

#naturalretreatsweddingphotographer #‎yorkshirewedding

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13/09/15 - Charlie & Steven's wedding at the Morritt Arms Hotel.

 

Charlie & Steven were a lovely couple, very down to earth and always accommodating.  The Morritt Arms bridge was covered in scafolding and although a popular spot for wedding images, i had something better planned.  So we pulled up at this little spot and got some lovely snaps and it was a great time for Charlie and Steven to get a little time to themselves and enjoy the fresh air.  Lots of tears during the speaches told me just how special this relationship was and how better to remember their best day forever than with a shot that says it all like this one.


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08/09/15 - Susan & Wayne's wedding in Central Park, New York, USA.

 

Susan and Wayne are now good friends of mine, Susan a photographer herself and Wayne, a big fan of Gonzo style photography.  They invited me as a guest but both understood the importance of having a photographer that they could trust for their special day.  Their full wedding can be found following the link below:


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05/09/15 - Lianne & Robert's Wedding at Tynemouth Priory, Tynemouth.

After getting some lovely engagment photos Lianne and Robert were so easy to work with.  I think this is the importance of getting engagement photos, you know how to work with your photographer on your day.  When I presented them with ths idea, I gave them the option to mingle with guests, but they were happy enugh to come along and get the shot after I explained it and wow it was worth it!

#‎tynemouthpriorywedding #classicwedding #‎lovelygrounds ‪#outdoor‎weddingphotographer 

#‎newcastlewedding #‎tynemouth #‎sunsetweddings

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04/09/15 - Gemma & Tim's Wedding at Jesmond Dene House, Jesmond, Newcastle.

Tim, a film editor for ITV television and Gemma a doctor, these two were quite the pair.  Jesmond Dene House was a perfect setting for them, convinient with nice surroundings and a classy vibe.  The hall was beautiful during the touching ceremony and it was just perfect during the fantastic speeches.  The best man, being a creative talent too created a speech with sound effects, audio clips and a sample of the stags visit to a studio where they performed a cover version of 'Earth Song'.  Hilarious!

#‎jesmonddenehouese #classicwedding #‎lovelygrounds ‪#outdoor‎weddingphotographer 

#‎newcastlewedding #‎jesmond #‎confettiatweddings

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28/08/15 - Kate & Andy's wedding at Winterton Park Spa.

 

Kate and Andy were a nice and friendly couple, Andy a real good laugh and Kate so quaint and I think she really wanted something that expressed her just the way she was.  This picture was a perfect example of Kate's personality and im sure Andy will love it.  We did a nice range of shots and being the first wedding at this venue it was a real experience for us all. Beautiful.  xx


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23/08/15 - Laura & John's wedding at Hunwick Cricket Club.

 

Louise and John were a lovely couple, they were like childhood sweethearts although they met at University.  A perfect match for two teachers who enjoyed the great outdoors.  Looking for a more natural shots and not too much fuss they were very easy to photograph.  Mind you John wasn't so easy to photograph when during the speeches his best man decided give him a very special gift.  The same old classical bicycle he had sold on ebay a few months back.  Hilarious!.

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22/08/15 - Claire & Peter's Wedding at Doxford Barns, Northumberland.


Peter and Claire celebrated their wedding as the first ever wedding ceremony at Doxford Barns.  It was also my 100th wedding so it was a monumental event.  Prior to booking me they had looked at a lot of other photographers work and absolutely loved my work.  So on the day they were happy to do lots of coupe shots which worked out great.  I even got to dance with the mother of the bride just for a bit of celebration.  A great day, thanks guys.  

#‎doxfordbarn #‎barnwedding #‎amazinglocation ‪#outdoor‎weddingphotographer 

#‎northumberlandwedding #‎doxfordbarns #‎doxfordweddings

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16/08/15 - Suzanne & Scotts's wedding at Crook Hall.

 

Suzanne and Scott were a great couple who compliamented each other well.   They liked to keep it real and enjoy themselves. So the day was shot very documentary in style to suit their needs.  A beautiful venue, Crook Hall was done out like a Vintage Tea Party and was all about everyone getting stuck in and having a good time.  We had great weather so the wedding went ahead outdoors in the fabulous grounds.


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15/08/15 - Ashleigh & Chris's Wedding at Hexham Abbey and Healey Barn, North Shields.

Ashleigh and Chris had booked Healey before it was finished, so they were not sure what they would find in this venue once it had been completed but they knew that is was the one for them.  Similarly they looked and met quite a few photographers but when they met me they knew straght away that I was the right person for them.  So it goes to show if you pick a venue and a photographer that are able to give you the wedding expereince you are looking for, you know that your wedding is going to be good!  What a nice couple who were both very funny and open, I cant wait to put your album together.

#‎healeybarn #‎barnwedding #‎beautifulscenery ‪#outdoor‎weddingphotographer 

#‎northumberlandwedding #‎crippshealey #‎crippshealeybarn

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01/08/15 - Ruth & Gerard's Vintage Wedding at Newton Hall, Northumberland.

A lot of my couples are from different countries, and Ruth and Gerard contacted me from Australia originally for this vintage weddig at Newton Hall.  We hit it off really well an on the day it was lovely to see it all come together.  The dress and hair worked so well we decided to have a few fun shots like this one below.  The weather came out great, and what a lovely set of families in a great venue.  Best wishes guys.  Paul.

#‎newtonhall  #vintagewedding ‪#funinatub ‪#‎northumberlandwedding

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31/07/15 - Victoria & Tom's Vintage Wedding at Trinity Chapel, Newcastle.

When Tom, Victoria and I first met and they described their wedding it sounded very interesting.  A vintage themed wedding with an old fashioned bus with the ceremony at the Trinity House Chapel followed by a reception at Horton Grange. The Trinity House Chapel is a beautiful ceremony location which has only ever held 4 weddings including this one.  In order to marry here you have to be a family member of the bretheren, of which a plaque within the chapel is dedicated to the brides family.  What an honour it was to shoot here, and their vintage themes were so well organised.  A lovely day with a lovely couple.

#‎trinityhousechapel  #chapelweddingphotography ‪#bretherenonlywedding ‪#‎tynesidewedding

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18/07/15 - Kelly & Sam's Wedding at the Natural Retreats, Yorkshire.

The Natural Retreats, Yorkshire is a superb place for an outdoor wedding.  Kelly and Sam custom built their own ceremony stage with white flowered archway and marque for the evening.  Getting married outdoors has that rustic, vintage and very natural appeal.  It was lovely to be around a couple that light up so much when they were together.  Kelly calls Sam her lobster and I think this picture reflects their very loving relationship.  Best wishes for the future guys!  Paul.

#‎naturalretreatsyorkshire  #‎outdoorweddingphotography ‪#youaremylobster ‪#‎beautifulwedding

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20/06/15 - Marie & Paul's Wedding at Whitworth Hall, County Durham.

Whitworth is a great location for that natural look and getting close to nature, we got some stunning shots including ones with the deer.  There are so many opportunities and pockets of light to explore too.  Paul and Marie had a fantastic day, surrounded by family and friends, and they were so accommodating on the day, I even got a mention in the speeches.  

I feel like I made 2 friends on your day and it has been so great to be part of your day it was epic! 

#‎whitworthhall ‪#‎deerpark #‎lovelylight ‪#outdoor‎weddingphotographer ‪#‎countydurhamwedding

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13/06/15 - Amey & Sam's Wedding at Guyzance Hall, Northumberland.

Such fantastic weather allowed us to have the wedding outdoors, and the colours of the bridesmaids dresses were so beautiful, it was fun to capture the bridesmaids at their cheekiest.  Sam and Amey went for a walk in the woods with some lovely pictures.  Everyone on the day were lovely, congratulations guys.

#‎guyzancehall ‪#‎colourfulbridesmaids #‎lovelylight 

#outdoor‎weddingphotography ‪#‎northumberlandwedding

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06/06/15 - Wendy & David's Wedding at Alnwick Treehouse, Alnwick, Northumberland.

Wendy and David a very natural couple who wanted a nice relaxed affair with family and friends.  They loved the fact that I just become one of the guests for the day so it was perfect for their wedding.

Full wedding coming soon!

#‎alnwicktreehouse ‪#‎treehousewedding #‎lovelyevening 

#outdoor‎weddingphotographer ‪#‎northumberlandwedding

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23/05/15 - Alison & Steve's Wedding at Jersey Farm Hotel, Barnard Castle.

Well the first perfect day of the summer for a wedding, fantastic weather.  All the guests were really into the photography and Alison and Steven had done a pre-wedding shoot so they knew exactly what the drill was for the day.  Nice, relaxed, fun with a few wow shots like the one below.  A great day, and I felt like one of the family for the day!

‪#‎jerseyfarmhotel ‪#‎beautifulweather #‎lotsoffun ‪#‎weddingphotographer ‪#‎darlingtonwedding

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25/04/15 - Aimee & Paul's Wedding at Guyzance Hall, Northumberland.

Paul & Aimee had a cracking day at Guyzance, which is something of a regular spot for me.  We were very lucky with the weather as it was supposed to rain all day but we managed to get out and get a few nice shots.  A lovely day with lots of friendly folk, congrats guys!

‪#‎guyzancehall ‪#‎weddingdress #‎funwedding ‪#‎weddingphotographer ‪#‎northumberlandwedding

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17/04/15 - Nicola & Richard's Wedding at Newton Hall, Northumberland.

Well what a great day at Newton Hall, I think it was the first wedding this year without one cloud in the sky.  With their vintage dressing of the ceremony and wedding breakfast, this day was set out perfectly for this very happy couple.  An outdoor wedding with beautiful blue skys and many tears during the speeches, certainly made this day one to remember!! 

#‎newtonhall ‪#‎vintage #‎blueskys ‪#‎weddingphotographer ‪#‎northumberlandwedding

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15/04/15 - Lianne & Robert's Pre-Wed shoot at St Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay.

So we had arranged to do the shoot on the Sunday but the weather was no good so we postponed.  As soon as the weather came out this Wednesday, we got in touch and within 30 minutes we met up.  How great though to start Lianne and Robert's wedding story with fantastic light, dramatic clouds and laughs and giggles.  As the sun set I used a few techniques to really capture the moment and the sunset all in one go.

 ‪#‎whitleybay ‪#‎epicsky #‎lighthouse

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05/04/15 - Paul & Marie's Pre-Wed Shoot at Brimham Rocks, Ripon.

Im glad we did this pre-wed shoot as it was something Marie, didnt feel comfortable with, being in front of a camera.  So it was my job to create a relaxed feeling for the day and convince her that she would be fine, and she was.  There are so many clients who do not like their pictures taken but thats my job to not only provide stunning natural pictures but to ensure that you are relaxed along the way.  #‎prewedshoot ‪#‎brimhamrocks ‪#‎worriedaboutphotography

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29/03/15 - Hazel & Ben's wedding at Rushpool Hall, Yorkshire.

Well what a lovely day and an equally lovely couple at Rushpool Hall today. This is my 74th wedding and there have been a few weddings where I have welled up a little during the ceremony but this one was the first where I had to turn around to hide my tears. A very sweet couple, Hazel, an ex-student of Ponteland High during my tenure there.  Her dad told me he designed Wynyard Hall, wowsers! 

‪#‎weddingphotography‬ ‪#‎RushpoolHall‬ ‪#‎WynyardHall‬ ‪#‎Cryingatawedding‬

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22/03/15 - Alison & Stephen's pre-wed shoot.

Alison and Stephen's pre-wed shoot was a great opportunity for Stephen to get used to the idea of working a photographer.  By the end of the shoot we were all friends and they were really looking forward to their wedding date even more.  It was a good excude to get away and have a bit of fun as we tried to recreate a scene from Dirty Dancing on the log.  I am looking forward to your big day coming very soon at Jersey Farm.

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27/02/15 - Graham & Nigel's wedding at the Pitcher & Piano.

Graham and Nigel were looking for a very relaxed photographer for their gay wedding.  I had not met the couple before but I quickly understood their needs on the day and gave them photography that they would feel comfortable with.  Some great friends attended and lots of smiles to be had, and what better place in Newcastle than by the quayside!  Good luck guys it was lovely to meet you.  Paul.

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20/02/15 - Sinead & Adam's wedding at Fawsley Hall, Northampton.

Adam and Sinead were looking for an awesome photographer who could blend in to the day and capture things as naturally as they occured.  With the wedding being in Northampton, I had to stay over 2 nights and I used the first day to get to know the couple and a couple of hours spent at the venue to get my ideas together.  I have to say though that the day was pure magic, everything just clicked as Sinead and Adam trusted me 100%.  We did have an awesome time im enjoying putting your album together as we speak.  Paul.

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