Jessica & Mark – Jesmond Dene House – Newcastle Wedding Photographer

Jessica & Mark – Jesmond Dene House – Newcastle Wedding Photographer

Happy 1st anniversary to Jessica & Mark! This time last year, they were celebrating their wedding day at the lovely Jesmond Dene House in Newcastle. Here are a few photos of their special day…x To see more of my work, and to keep up to date with what I’ve been up to, please click here […]


Spring Wedding at The Alnwick Garden Northumberland

Spring Wedding at The Alnwick Garden Northumberland

Spring is on its way again! And it has reminded me of Tom & Beth’s beautiful spring wedding at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland last year. It was a day filled with sunshine, prettiness, and so much love, laughter and emotion. The Pavillion was exquisitely dressed by The Event Dressers, with the personalised room and cake bunting created […]


Carole & Grahame Lodore Falls Wedding – Lake District Wedding Photographer

Posted on Aug 11, 2015 in Celebrations, Couples, Lake District Wedding, Love, Wedding
Carole & Grahame Lodore Falls Wedding – Lake District Wedding Photographer

I was thrilled when Carole & Grahame asked me to photograph their wedding in the Lake District. I just love that place! When I first met Carole & Grahame we clicked straight away, so I knew we were going to have a fab time together. We’d had a lot of fun at their pre-wed shoot […]


Horton Grange Styled Wedding Shoot

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 in Bridal, Horton Grange, Projects, Wedding, Wedding Venue
Horton Grange Styled Wedding Shoot

I was thrilled to take part in a styled wedding shoot involving a team of the leading North East wedding suppliers recently. Our beautiful venue is nestled in a rural setting only seven miles from Newcastle city centre, and set in four acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Horton Grange Country House Hotel and Restaurant is a […]


Waitrose Hexham Charity Fashion Show

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 in Charity, Commercial, Events, Retail
Waitrose Hexham Charity Fashion Show

I had a fun evening photographing Waitrose‘s annual charity fashion show in Hexham recently. The store was supporting local charity Chrysalis at Tynedale, which provides support, social events and activities for people suffering from memory problems and dementia in the area. The show was organised by Waitrose’s charity coordinator, Sarah Hollows, and supported by a […]


Carole & Grahame Corbridge Engagement Shoot – Northumberland Wedding Photographer

Carole & Grahame Corbridge Engagement Shoot – Northumberland Wedding Photographer

Carole and Grahame are two of the nicest people you could ever want to meet, and I was thrilled when they asked me to photograph their wedding in the Lakes next month. For their engagement shoot, they opted for the beautiful village of Corbridge in Northumberland. And what a magnificent warm, sunny day it was […]


Jess and Mark – Jesmond Dene Engagement Shoot – Newcastle Wedding Photographer

Jess and Mark – Jesmond Dene Engagement Shoot – Newcastle Wedding Photographer

Jess & Mark decided to have their engagement shoot at Jesmond Dene as it is one of their favourite family places to visit. It was a lovely early-Spring afternoon, and we spent time exploring the Dene, including the old stone bridges, pavillion, waterfalls and quarry. Their little girl, who has just started walking, was sporting […]


Beach family fun – Northumberland children’s photographer

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 in Children, Family, Lifestyle, Northumberland, Portrait
Beach family fun – Northumberland children’s photographer

“You must take lots of pictures of your children”. As a family and children’s photographer, I hear this statement quite a lot! And yes, I guess I do take lots of pictures of them, but sadly these days, it seems to be mainly on my phone. However, a family day out at Druridge Bay Country Park […]


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Here are some of the wonderful faces from my 2014. Lots of celebration, emotion, happiness, tears, laughter, love, anticipation, closeness, joy, pride – all captured, and to be treasured for years to come. Whether you are a newly engaged couple, planning your wedding or have been married for 40 years; whether you are about to […]


Natural Maternity Photography

Posted on Dec 23, 2014 in Baby, Lifestyle, Maternity, Northumberland, Portrait
Natural Maternity Photography

One thing I wish I’d done when I was pregnant was to get professional maternity photographs taken of my bump. I know it’s not the same for a lot of women, but I absolutely LOVED being pregnant. Watching my body change with new life growing inside of me was a really awe-inspiring time. And whilst […]


A commercial shoot at the HART of the action

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in Commercial, Public Sector
A commercial shoot at the HART of the action

I’ve had the opportunity to work on a very different type of commission to my usual commercial work this year. I was invited by the National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU) to cover training exercises with their specialist paramedic crews – known as Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART) belonging to the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) and the East […]


Anniversary Family Portrait, Northumberland

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 in Anniversary, Celebrations, Family, Northumberland
Anniversary Family Portrait, Northumberland

I come from a family where all my siblings are dispersed around the country, so I love it when we all get together for a good old family knees up. This is usually for a big event like a special birthday, landmark anniversary or at Christmas. It’s always a privilege when I’m asked to shoot a family celebration, […]


A Midsummer Wedding at Shortflatt Tower

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 in Celebrations, Shortflatt Tower, Wedding
A Midsummer Wedding at Shortflatt Tower

There were so many reasons why I was looking forward to photographing Kay & Craig’s wedding, not least because they are such a  lovely couple. When I first met them at Shortflatt Tower almost a year ago, I really clicked with their relaxed and informal approach to their plans, and I knew we were in […]


Newton Hall Wedding – Northumberland Wedding Photographer

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in Newton Hall, Wedding
Newton Hall Wedding – Northumberland Wedding Photographer

As well as being the sole photographer at weddings, I often work as  a second shooter for other photographers.  I recently assisted the wonderful Cat Hepple at a wedding at Newton Hall in Northumberland. From the decadent decor in the Georgian house, to the gorgeous gardens and the beautiful sandy beach nearby, Newton Hall is a […]


My Wonderful Dad and why photographs are important

Posted on Jun 17, 2014 in Celebrations, Family, Nostalgia
My Wonderful Dad and why photographs are important

As it was Father’s Day at the weekend, I wanted to spend time looking through some of the old family photo albums for pictures of my Dad. Here’s a little collection of some of my fondest memories that I’d like to share with you. I love you Dad! I believe that physical photographs are so […]


Kay & Craig – Pre Wedding Shoot Bamburgh – Northumberland Wedding Photographer

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 in Couples, Engagement, Pre-Wedding, Wedding
Kay & Craig – Pre Wedding Shoot Bamburgh – Northumberland Wedding Photographer

I’m really looking forward to Kay & Craig’s wedding this weekend at the wonderful Shortflatt Tower, Northumberland. From what I’ve heard, it’s going to be an absolute delight to photograph, so I’ve got my fingers crossed for sunny skies! Here are Kay & Craig having fun on Bamburgh beach at their pre-wedding shoot back in April…


Family Portrait – Three Generations at Wallington, Northumberland

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 in Family, Lifestyle, Portrait
Family Portrait – Three Generations at Wallington, Northumberland

It seems a bit strange blogging about a winter shoot in the middle of May, but I’m in the process of catching up on all of my sessions, and the less-than-summery weather outside my window now, provided me with a gentle reminder… Back in January, I was invited to the beautiful Wallington National Trust property […]


The Master Cakesmith Wedding Cakes & Favours Northumberland

Posted on May 13, 2014 in Cakes, Celebrations, Commercial, Wedding
The Master Cakesmith Wedding Cakes & Favours Northumberland

The Master Cakesmith makes everything she bakes, satisfying and delicious… the tune to The Candyman song by Sammy Davis Jnr (I obviously changed the words a little here!) was foremost in my head whilst I was photographing these scrumptious delights made by the very talented Dawn aka The Master Cakesmith. Not only does Dawn create […]


Beautiful Bridal at The Wedding Dress Company Corbridge

Posted on May 12, 2014 in Bridal, Commercial, Retail, Wedding
Beautiful Bridal at The Wedding Dress Company Corbridge

The Wedding Dress Company is a beautiful bridal boutique tucked away in a quiet courtyard in Corbridge like a hidden box of delights. Sarah acquired The Wedding Dress Company earlier on in the year, and is updating the website to capture the essence of this gorgeous, light and dreamy boutique, and to display the stunning […]


RE Corbridge, Northumberland

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 in Commercial, Projects, Retail
RE Corbridge, Northumberland

Welcome to my first blog of 2014! I wanted to start the year off with a wonderful shoot I did just before Christmas at one of my favourite shops.  I have seen people’s eyes light up at the mention of RE in Corbridge, because it is a truly remarkable place to visit. For those who haven’t […]


Family Portrait Northumberland

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 in Children, Family
Family Portrait Northumberland

Rain didn’t stop play when I went to photograph this lovely family at their home in Northumberland. After taking some shots of the three boys indoors, the older brothers were impatient to get their wellies and coats on and head out into the garden. We’d only been outside for a short while, when the rain […]


Celebrity Handbag Auction for Josie’s Dragonfly Trust Newcastle

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 in Charity, Events
Celebrity Handbag Auction for Josie’s Dragonfly Trust Newcastle

Josie’s Dragonfly Trust is a very special charity that works to brighten the lives of children and young people living with cancer. The charity recently hosted an auction of amazing handbags (and manbags) at House of Smith in Newcastle. Handbags had been donated by a host of celebrities including Dame Helen Mirren, Dame Judi Dench, Joanna […]


The power of a photograph

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 in Nostalgia
The power of a photograph

As I was leaving the house one day last week, there were two elderly ladies stood at the gate looking at the house and chatting intently. I smiled and asked if I could help them, and that’s when my afternoon took an altogether different twist… “Our mothers were raised in this house in the early […]


Portrait of a post box – creative project

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 in Projects
Portrait of a post box – creative project

Earlier in the year I was set a photographic project that challenged me to find something that I felt drawn to within a 50m proximity of my location, to photograph it for 20 minutes, then to create a piece of art from the images. Fortunately I found my subject quite quickly – it was hard […]


Shortflatt Tower Styled Wedding Shoot

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 in Projects, Wedding
Shortflatt Tower Styled Wedding Shoot

I love the buzz of working as part of a team, and I’d been thinking about a photographic collaboration for some time. A conversation with a friend, who just so happened to own a wedding dress boutique, was exactly the stimulus I needed to set up this themed wedding shoot. We brought together a team […]