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!
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!
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!
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".
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.