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, May 15, 2012

Kay and Robs Pre-wedding Photoshoot

Last week the sun actually shone for a whole hour!!  Can you remember what you did during that precious time?

Well I know what I did, I went to the Quayside to catch up with Kay and Rob who get married next month.











I cannot wait for Kay and Robs wedding next month, their reception just happens to be at one of my favourite venues, The Baltic!
Kay and Rob claim they're not a photogenic couple but I have to disagree and obviously it was lovely when Kay commented that I was a genius after she'd seen them, haha

If you are planning your 2013 wedding or maybe you've been caught in a whirlwind romance and need a photographer for later this year, please do contact me and I'll hopefully be available to do your wedding photography.
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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Chillingham Castle, Birthday day out and a great place for a wedding!

Chillingham Castle in Northumberland claims to be the most haunted castle in the country, so on my daughters 10th birthday there's nowhere else she wanted to go (possibly because she's a wannabe goth).

Now obviously I wasn't going to refuse to go somewhere beautiful as photographers like to take lots of photographs even on their days off, or at least I do anyway!



There are creepy statues all over the garden, like something out of a Dr Who episode I was sort of frightened to turn my back on them!


I have a feeling this lady statue might be glad she can only see her face in that mirror given the sorry repair of the rest of her


 Out of the gate in front of the castle and along a woodland path you come to this beautiful lake, well worth 5 minutes walk.

I have to say that this is probably the creepiest castle I have ever visited, there are cold pockets everywhere (a purported sign of spirits) and the whole place feels, well spooky.  a lot of the castle seems quite ramshackle and like it hasn't been touched for years and I think thats one of it's most charming features.  The Castle is closed on Saturdays as it becomes a wedding venue, this is a venue I want to shoot a wedding at, I think it would be an amazing surrounding if you're a little quirky like me.  Seriously if you are a bride and groom and you're getting married here contact me and I'll give you a 10% discount on your wedding photography package


and of course no blogpost would be complete without the birthday girl herself, this was indoors, no flash and yes this years birthday portrait also contains a wrist cast, something which will hopefully be removed when we go back to the hospital on Thursday.

So, did we see any ghosts?  Well sadly we didn't much to Abigails disapproval, I will tell you that the torchure chamber was probably the most gruesome I've ever seen and yes every now and again it would become suddenly really chilly.

Back tomorrow with another blog of either a recent wedding or more lovely kids portraits from last weekend.




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Friday, May 04, 2012

It's Friday, Happy May Day Weekend and Happy Birthday Abigail





Yep it's Friday again and not just any Friday, it's the May bank holiday weekend which means only 1 thing, my sometimes darling daughter, sometimes malevolent pixies and queen of all things black is 10 on Monday.

I took these photos a few weeks ago when I grabbed her on the way into the house, she's not a fan of being photographed so I was quite surprised how posy she was, she also has a very low attention span and a low boredom threshold so it only took 5 minutes and then she was done!

Of course she claims she's old and sophisticated this year and doesn't do toys anymore so she's getting birthday gift certificates and a Kindle as she's a bit of a bookworm!

I of course am now feeling older by the minute and like bamboo it would seem that the crows feet are visibly growing around my eyes.

Have a wonderful weekend and a Big Happy Birthday to Abigail,  I'm posting this now as we'll be out for the day on Monday, family days out in celebration of birthdays are the best thing ever!!
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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Wedding Photography, Portraits, here's what you missed...

It has been a manic month hence the lack of blogging so I thought I'd do one of my famous catch up posts to let you know what I've been up to.

First of all I shot Kelly and Simons beautiful wedding at the gorgeous Jesmond Dene house hotel, one of my favourite venues and always a pleasure to photograph weddings and events at.  Here's just a few highlights from their day -







a really beautiful celebration of 2 people in love and I'm so happy that I got to shoot the wedding.

Also this month as usual there have been lots and lots of portrait bookings in the studio










So lots of lovely babies, toddlers, children and families to photograph and it's all been a pretty fantastic month.

In the last week I've booked 5 weddings and I would say that if you want to book me for your 2013 wedding please don't wait around too long or you may find that I'm too full as I only shoot 15-20 weddings a year.

If you would like to talk to me about shooting your wedding or if you want to arrange a time to come in for a family portrait please click through to my website 
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