2014 was another awesome year! I had lots of fantastic opportunities to work with some great couples and meet new friends. I thoroughly enjoyed working at numerous incredible venues across the North of England and beyond: I travelled far and wide this year, from the rugged mountains of the Lake District to the wilds of Northumberland; I even ventured down to London for a city engagement shoot.
As I sit and reflect upon another action packed year I instantly remember Amanda and Michael’s stunning Inn On The Lake, Lake District wedding with the vintage bus ride to our Ullswater lake cruise, passing some stunning scenery under the setting sun.
Another very memorable day was Caroline and Philip’s National Trust wedding at Gibside. This was a beautiful wedding with some gorgeous vintage touches and lovely rustic wildflower wedding flowers. One of my personal highlights was the arrival the groom’s stretched Blues Brothers style American Police Car and his giddiness when he saw his wedding transport.
Then who could forget the rustic charm of Harriet and Nick’s Durham Castle wedding. From the Best Man’s partner Emily being the organist during their ceremony at Tunstall Chapel, to the wedding cars of two vintage Austin 7s which had been restored by Emily’s parents: this wedding had some truly personal touches.
I also thoroughly enjoyed doing some awesome engagement shoots. The engagement shoot is my first chance to really get to know a couple and to help relieve their photography worries before their big day, so it is an important aspect of my wedding photography.
My trip down to London with Paul Santos was definitely a memorable day in 2014. It was an incredibly long day, made worse by some rail travel nightmares, but was a fantastic experience shooting in the capital city. How often does a Newcastle wedding photographer get the opportunity to photograph couples in front of iconic landmarks like Tower Bridge, The Gerkin and The Shard?
One of my favourite engagement shoots was Rebecca and Fraser’s shoot at Skipwith Common near York. This 660 acre nature reserve was a truly awesome setting for my natural photography and gave loads of opportunities for me to hide in bushes and up trees, doing what I do best; capturing natural portraits of a couple in love.
Here’s to an awesome 2015!
If you enjoyed viewing my 2014 review please check out my past blogs of the weddings mentioned here, and some others which are just as awesome. If you’re getting married, why not get in touch to discuss your wedding photography needs. Maybe your wedding will feature in a future year review!
A big thank you to the awesome Music Newcastle for the soundtrack to the slideshow. Mark is an amazing pianist and I’m sure will do you a great deal if you say you have heard about him through me;-)