Lotte & James at High House Farm

High House Farm is a gorgeous rural wedding venue, high in the Northumbrian hills on Hadrian’s Wall. When its sunny and nice, there’s no finer place tone. However, when its VERY windy and a wee bit damp, that sorts out the men from the boys, as you’ll see.... Read More...

Lindsay & John at As You Like It

Lindsay & John’s wedding was definitely a “Game Of Two Halves”!!! They were married at their local church, St John’s in Prudhoe, but then went to the fabulously quirky As You Like It in Jesmond for their wedding reception. Oh yeah, and there was the small matter of a slight detour in the VW Camper wedding car so I could photograph them on the banks of the Tyne....read on!!2015-06-11_0021 Read More...

Wedding Photography at Jesmond Dene House - Kayleigh and Doug

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It’s been SO difficult to choose just a selection of my photos from Kayleigh and Doug’s wedding at Jesmond Dene House to share with you. Read More...

Wedding Photography at Langley Castle - Fiona & David's Fab Day

00608_290613_314Fiona and David are one of those rare couples who book me to shoot their wedding without actually meeting me. Now, I think that one of the most important things about choosing your wedding photographer is to make sure you 'gel' with them……. Read More...

Jen and Stuart – Wedding Photography at Langley Castle, Northumberland

Just when you think you've seen everything,
a bride comes along with a wedding outfit that knocks you for six!!
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Becky and Damian's Autumn Wedding at Beautiful Brinkburn

Towards the end of last year, I had the pleasure of working with two great couples,
both of them getting married at the fantastic Brinkburn Priory.
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Hilde and Randall’s Wedding in Gosforth

Although Hilde and Randall didn't want their whole wedding on the blog,
I'm delighted that they're happy for me to share some special photos of them together on their wedding day.
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Summer Wedding at Langley Castle

To soften the blow of long, dark December nights and cold winter weather,
I thought it would be nice to look at a beautiful day from August……
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Crossing Continents At Vintage Wedding at Langley Castle

Back in August, it was my privilege to photograph Jennifer & Darren's wedding at Langley Castle Hotel.
This was a wedding that really crossed continents.!!
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Anne and Simon's Wedding at Close House

Anne and Simon celebrated their wedding back in April at Close House.  They’ve recently chosen the shots for their album and going through their pictures reminded me what a fabulous day we had.  
 
Now, as my friends know, I often get mistaken for either Alan Davies (aka Jonathan Creek) or Fabricio Coloccini (check my photo on our 'About' page).   However, as you can see one of Simon's groomsmen gave me a rather good run for my money!  
 
This was one VERY relaxed wedding, and we were blessed with some beautiful spring weather.  The light was gorgeous and the timings on the day allowed plenty of time for Anne and Simon and their guests to enjoy the fantastic setting of Close House, whilst still leaving time for me to shoot some gorgeous portraits of the two of them together.
 
Thanks guys for entrusting me with your wedding photography.  I had a great time and, as you can see from the photos, Anne and Simon and their guests had a brilliant day too!

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Your Perfect Wedding Venue

Thinking of a castle, country house hotel or contemporary wedding location?  Have you found a gorgeous wedding venue in North East England, but you're not sure whether to book?  What will a wedding be like there?  I've worked at nearly all the great wedding venues in the area and I'd love to show you a real wedding at your possible venue to help you decide.  Newton Hall, Langley Castle, Jesmond Dene House, Horton Grange, Close House, Brinkburn Priory, Seaham Hall... and many, many more.  Just phone me on 0191 285 7004 or email info@brownsphotography.com to book your personal viewing.

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Sadie and Mark's Wedding - Two Fab Venues!!!

Back in the Spring, Sadie and Mark got married at Jesmond Dene House in Newcastle.  After their ceremony, we went for a walk in Jesmond Dene to shoot some relaxed wedding portraits.  Their evening reception was at The Biscuit Factory so, before their guests arrived, we took advantage of the amazing building for some more special photos of them together.  Sadie and Mark are a great couple and it was a real pleasure to photograph their wedding!

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Trumpet Blowing Time!

Being a typical Englishman, I’m usually somewhat reticent about singing my own praises. However, this piece of news means an awful lot, so thought I’d share it; I've received an award in the latest WPJA contest!

"The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes
(bless, they are based in America!) the accomplishments and creative excellence of Jonathan Brown. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests."

Wow…to say I’m pleased and chuffed would be an understatement! The WPJA quarterly contests are hotly contested by thousands of extremely creative wedding photographers from around the globe, so to be recognised amongst the top 20 in the world is pretty pleasing….see, there’s that English understatement again. ;-)

You can see the award winning photo here. Follow the link below and then click on ‘Contest Winning Photo’ link:

http://www.wpja.com/wedding-photojournalism/6335-tyne-and-wear-weddings/photographer-jonathan-brown.html

Karen and Mateja's glamorous wedding at Langley Castle

Watch out for the cute page boy carrying the "Here comes the Bride" sign!

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Francesca and Justin's Wedding at Jesmond Dene House

Francesca and Justin had chosen the special date of 12/12/12 for their wedding at gorgeous Jesmond Dene House in Newcastle upon Tyne. It’s always a really beautiful wedding venue, but it looked extra special with all the Christmas decorations.

The boys started the day at the Spot White Snooker Club, while Francesca got ready with close friends and family. After their intimate ceremony, they literally danced out the room – an amazing start to married life! Then we strolled into the Dene (Francesca looking fabulous in wedding dress and big boots!) for a few special photos of the two of them.

Back at Jesmond Dene House, they performed a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, serving tea to their guests. I’d photographed a similar ceremony at a wedding a few months earlier and knew to expect a really unusual and symbolic event.

The Great Hall looked stunning for their wedding breakfast – look out for the photograph from their pre-wedding shoot. This took place on 11/11 (perhaps a coincidence?) at locations around Newcastle University, where they’d first met.

Pre-wedding shoots help couples to relax in front of the camera and we get to know each other a bit more before the big day. Just let me know if you’d like a complimentary portrait session before your wedding.

I’m having a great time reliving some of the many fantastic weddings I had the privilege of photographing in 2012. Hope you’re looking forward to the next one as much as I am!

Jonathan


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Ruth and Mark's Kirkley Hall Wedding

Ruth and Mark were married on a beautiful day in September. Ruth’s walk to church with her dad and bridesmaids was the start of an amazingly romantic day. Kirkley Hall’s lovely grounds were the perfect place for everyone to start the celebrations and enjoy the weather. Some of their wedding photographs have a great vintage look which is becoming so popular.


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Alli and Nayfe’s Langley Castle Wedding

Alli and Nayfe got married at gorgeous Langley Castle in September.  Their brilliant wedding day was filled with smiles and laughter from make-up to first dance and beyond!  It was so difficult to pick just a few photos to tell the story of their wonderful day.


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Lynsey and Mike's Wedding at Langley Castle

I'd really been looking forward to Lynsey and Mike's "Big Day”, which was just before Christmas. They're a great couple, who share a wicked sense of humour, as you’ll see from their photographs. Their evening celebrations started off with one of the best first dances I've seen in a long time. Langley Castle Hotel always looks extra-special for December weddings and it was the perfect venue on a cold winter day. Thanks for a great day guys - you were fab to work with!

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Lucie and Mike's Holy Island Wedding

Back in October, I had an absolute blast shooting Lucie & Mike's wedding at Lindisfarne Castle.  The weather was stunning so we went outside the castle and on the beach.  Lucie & Mike were absolute stars to work with, really up for a great laugh and spending time to get some stunning shots.  Thanks guys!!


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A Great Start To 2013!!

OK - here we are halfway through January, and our New Year resolution starts NOW!!

We’re absolutely going to blog on a regular basis this year, and to start with, here’s Lovely feedback today from two of my December wedding couples:

"Lynz and I would like to extend ENORMOUS gratitude for your excellent service on our wedding day. You were really fantastic with everyone, and many guests have commented on how incognito and discreet you were throughout the duration. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts." and

"The wedding was perfect and we are really happy that you were our wedding photographer".

Thanks guys! December weddings are always amazing and I had a great time photographing both your weddings at
Langley Castle Hotel and Jesmond Dene House.

As soon as I’ve finished the edits, we’ll get some examples up here; in the meantime, suffice to say both sets of pics look fab!!

More soon.

Wedding Fairs in 2012

We’re going to be exhibiting at wedding fairs at some great venues in 2012. If you’re planning your wedding, we’d love to meet you and chat about your wedding photography.







Please contact us if you’d like further details about any of these fairs.

International Recognition for Jonathan's Wedding Photography

Wow, wow, wow!!! I’m incredibly excited to learn that, after vigorous vetting, I’ve been accepted as a member of the prestigious and internationally renowned Wedding Photojournalist Association. Membership is so tightly controlled that there are just 95 members throughout England and I’m the only one between County Durham and the Scottish Borders! I’m immensely honoured that the quality and style of my wedding photography has been recognised in this way.

The WPJA website explains that it “only accepts into membership gifted, honest wedding photojournalists who work tirelessly to deliver excellent photography to their clients.” They believe that they help couples find the best wedding photographers “by granting membership only to the most talented professional wedding photographers in the world--photographers who focus solely on using their documentary photography skills to capture ‘the moments’ of your wedding day.”

The WPJA site is a great resource for couples planning their wedding photography - have a look at the Wedpix magazine for some great, real-life guidance on what a journalistic approach to wedding photography can give you.


Claire & Paul's wedding at Horton Grange

Claire and Paul got married in April at St Mary's Church in Stannington, Northumberland.  Then we whizzed off to the wonderful Horton Grange Country House Hotel near Ponteland.  Horton Grange is a gorgeous wedding venue with beautiful gardens and great food.  You can even get married in their garden now - I know because they asked me to shoot the official launch pics for their new Garden Ceremonies!
 
Claire, Paul and all their guests had an amazing day, and it was a real pleasure to part of their celebrations.  Their wedding reception was definitely one of the best I've ever seen.  That crowd really knew how to party!

Oh yeah, and if you look really hard at Paul’s best man and Claire’s bridesmaids, you may recognise a beautiful couple whose wedding I photographed last year - the slideshow on my web site’s home page gives a clue!! ;-)

 




























































Congratulations Claire and Paul.  Thanks for letting me be part of such a great day!
 
© Browns Photography Limited 2011




Stephanie and Paul's wedding at Langley Castle

Way back in December, I had lots of fun photographing three snowy weddings at Langley Castle in one week!




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