Photographer of Families, Small People and Delightful Places, Travel and Lifestyle Writer and Blogger, Lives in Newcastle, Loves the North, Often Accompanied By A Beagle Named Holly Bobbins

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Henrys Second Milestones Photoshoot - Wharton Park, Durham

Have you ever been to Wharton Park in Durham, it's perched on the hill right next to the train station, I had never been until Henrys mum told me thats where they wanted to do the second of 4 milestones photoshoots.

Wharton Park has the most amazing views of Durham and it's hard to believe that I didn't even know it existed, If you want a family photoshoot, perhaps thinking ahead for Christmas Presents and you live in Durham give me a call on 07918 121838 and I'll be only too happy to revisit this splendid park.

So on with the photographs -



Henry is a busy little boy, he's always on the go and I'm not entirely sure how mum keeps up with him, he certainly has boundless energy reserves.



Henry is also a deep thinking serious little boy, I think he's planning to take over the world secretly



I adore this photograph of a tender moment shared between Henry and his dad.



When he does smile and laugh though the whole world seems to light up.



being the victim of a ticklefest by mum!!



I really love this one, it's a very modern portrait which captures the love and fun this family shares and if you look in the background you'll see Durham Cathedral, see I told you it was an awesome place to shoot.

Henrys mum has seen these photographs now and I'm happy to say that she loves them but then again any photograph with this wonderful little boy in was bound to be magical.

I'll look forward to catching up with you all again in a couple of months and of course meeting the new arrival to the family :-)
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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Kath and Alans wedding at Linden Hall Hotel, Northumberland

My last planned wedding of the main season was one I had looked forward to since the day Kath and Alan booked me, I really truly love Kath and Alan, they are genuinely warm, lovely people and it was an honour to photograph their intimate wedding at Linden Hall,




One of my favourite bouquets this year.




Doesn't Kath Look amazing?



There were so many lovely wonderful moments during this ceremony, the registrars of Northumberland really make my job easy.



Married!!



Doesn't Kath look so completely over the moon and delighted.



Awww



One of my favourites which would look awesome on a large canvas.



Kath and Alan, you are a very special couple and you've captured a piece of my heart, I hope that you've had a wonderful time in Jersey and I can't wait to catch up with you when you get home.
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mark and Helen are Married

Indeed they are!! On Saturday I made my way to Wylam by taxi as a freakish turn of events lead to one assistants engine practically blowing up, one assistant in York and the other at the Sunderland Match and a hubby (4th back up assistant) unreachable by mobile! So I winged the 20 miles in a Taxi and covered the whole event on my own and it was lovely, and charming and wonderful all wrapped up in a teeny parcel!!




Helen is one of the most radient brides i have ever seen.



waiting at the church before walking down the aisle, she was so happy and excited, a really lovely thing to see.



Confetti-tastic!!




This moment was a candid capture with my 50-150 lens.



and this one is for Helens mum, I really love it and thanks for suggesting such a great photograph.

Helen didn't want any posed photographs but I still took them away for their 20 minute couple session, I gave minimal instructions and look at the fabulous interaction which naturally occurred


Gorgeous!



Helen and Mark, you are a wonderful couple and I hope you have the happiest life together, enjoy Italy and I'll catch up with you when you get back.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Margarets Family Portrait Photoshoot

I know, I know, I'm only up to Friday but what can I say I am so busy which is brilliant but it's not condusive to blogging!!

So on Friday I met with Margaret and her fabulous family and we set about creating a few photographs to go on the wall.





The whole family!



Margarets very lovely and uber cool eldest son who didn't really want to pose but mum so wants that special print!!




Margarets daughter is just delightful, she's one of the nicest 12 year olds I have come accross.




and Margarets younger son who has an expression for every Occasion.

I know that you love these Margaret, in fact she loved them so much she got a selection of fabulous prints and the whole disk of the shoot too.

If you want to book your Family Portrait shoot and give someone some prints for Christmas now is the time to make your move, call me on 0191 2289515 or 07918 121838 or click through to my website.
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Monday, September 22, 2008

Photographs make fabulous Christmas Presents

and with that it mind it's time to start booking those all important family portrait sessions so that this year you can give a gift which will be cherished forever.

With that in mind I have 2 special offers available -

Boudoir Photoshoots are only £200 including a 24 sided 6x4 album until the end of October - Just quote Christmas Boudoir Offer.

Family Photoshoots will all include a boxed DVD slideshow until the end of October - Just quote Christmas Family Portrait Offer.

Whether you want to make a fabulous Calendar of the kids for Grandma or you fancy a lovely pack of Christmas cards with your family on I can help you with that :-) To book your photoshoot please call me on 0191 2289515/07918 121838 or click through to my website.

Oh and if you're here for more images, tommorrow I'll be blogging a family portrait session from Friday and then the rest of the week it's weddings all the way so stay tuned because there's a whole lot of photography coming up.
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Friday, September 19, 2008

Nikkis Boudoir Photoshoot

On Tuesday I hopped over to see Nikki for a boudoir shoot, she's planning to give her husband a fabulous surprise for his upcoming birthday, it beats socks I say!!

Here's a few of her favourites (yes she picked them!) which also happen to be my favourites too.



Who could these fabulous legs belong to?



Well this awesome lady of course!!



I think she looks fierce!



How fab is this one, very Ooh la la.

Nikki I know you love these and I am so glad that you think you look Hot!!

If you would like to book a boudoir shoot and give your hubby/partner a fabulous present for Christmas or Birthday give me a call on 0191 2289515 or click through to my website, I travel far and wide to do these shoots and went all the way to the Lake district to see Nikki so please don't think you can't have one if you live a couple of hours away! Book now and see just how awesome you can look!
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Daniels Photoshoot

I went off to meet Daniel on Monday, let me tell you Daniel is a bubbly effervesent 18 month old and he gave me the best workout I've ever had running around with him!!



This is his, you can't catch me and take my photograph pose!



This is Daniel watching bubbles.



and Daniels, I'm so cute you can't resist me pose!



Closely followed by I'm quite fab mum aren't I?



This is I think it might be an aeroplane.



and finally aren't I totally and completely irresistable!

Daniel (and Daniels mum) I had so much fun with you and I know that you love the photos, i really hope we can meet up again next year for another fun childrens portrait session.

If you want to book a photoshoot for your child or children please give me a call on 07918 121838 or click through to my website, remember photographs are a Christmas present you can cherish forever.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Traceys Family Photoshoot - Saltwell Park

On Sunday I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours with Tracey and her lovely family -





It didn't take too long for her eldest son to show me his fabulous footballing talent.





Traceys youngest son is gorgeous and a cheeky little ball of fun!



and here's that football genius close up



I made them pose together for this shot which they said was Cheesy but I really like it!



and one final one that I love



Tracey I hope you love these photos as much as I do, it was a brilliant hi energy session and thanks so much for taking the time to share some of your Sunday with me.
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Monday, September 15, 2008

Daniel and Bridgets wedding, Prudhoe Castle

It's not strictly true that Daniel and Bridget got married at Prudhoe castle but it was definetly an important part of the day!!

So on Saturday I went off to Prudhoe to shoot a very Antipodean wedding, it was a smaller wedding booking of just 3 hours and yet we still managed to squeeze in enough to make an album, here's few of my favourites ;-




Bridgets flowers were one of the most gorgeous bouquets i've seen this season.



Isn't Bridget Beautiful?



and Daniel is quite handsome and full of Aussie charm, he's seen here with his best man who was a hoot!
after the ceremony at the very gorgeous Our Lady and St Cuthberts church in Prudhoe we went over to the castle to capture some moments, Daniel and Bridget requested this because of course they don't have castles in Australia!



It certainly was an interesting and unique place to shoot.



I love this one.



and of course this one.

After that short session we winged over to a wonderful reception at a nearby friends house, and I have to say it was a house with grounds to die for, my hubby would certainly love to do the gardening here!



and one final favourite



Daniel and Bridget, you are a wonderful couple, I hope you love these and if I ever make it on a plane to Brisbane I'll be sure to look the pair of you up :)
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