Just a snippet from this lovely evening for the wedding reception of Becky and Sean, now 7 years married :)
Ying and Jonathan’s wedding at Seashouses was followed by a lovely reception at Doxford Hall Hotel 7 years ago today! Happy Anniversary guys :)
Elaine and Wayne wanted some photographs as memories of living and bringing up their little boys in the Greenses near Berwick Beach as they are moving house and wanted to mark the occasion. We walked around to the Stanks for a woodland type background before going down to the beach to build sandcastles. I can't say the session started that well as the wee one head planted the ground and gained an egg on his head but he managed to pull himself around after a good hug from mum, these boys are made of tough stuff!
Linda wanted some fun photographs of her lovely grandchildren at the beach, these kids had a great relationship together as cousins and we all had a fab time!
We started the session at the studio (see last pic above) but all agreed that we prefered the outdoor shots most.
Here are a few shots from this beautiful day at Coldingham Bay :) I love being part of private elopement secrets and Ryan and Robyn were very chilled out, a pleasure to photograph.
After taking a break from weddings over the last couple of years, here I was shooting a pre-wedding session for Chloe and Martyn on Saturday who are getting wed this year!
I have been photographing Chloe, Martyn, and their 2 children for the last 5 years (starting with a lovely black and white maternity session if I recall correctly) so when they asked me to photograph their wedding I almost squealed with excitement - Chloe has the most amazing taste and the venue they have chosen together looks utterly gorgeous. https://www.cherrytrees-kelso.co.uk/
I thought this would be a good session to blog about as it is quite 'typical' now for a pre wedding session to include the couples children and pets, including children allows them to get used to my being there and photographing them with a big camera ahead of the wedding day which means they wont find my unobtrusive approach at all unusual or unfamiliar at the wedding, making the big day much more relaxed for everyone involved.
Ooops! Well we did still manage to turn things around and get some lovely family shots on the beach..
We then left the kids with granny and grandpa and headed off, out of sight for a few couple photos in preparation of the big day! I always think it is a good idea to book a session like this before a wedding, alongside creating a beautiful set of portraits to mark your engagement I can show you both how to look your very best together, Ill pose you in a way that looks as natural as possible.
Here we are on the way home minus a bunch of balloons but plus 2 penny floater balls, compliments of Granny and Grandpa who kindly came along to help with the Daphne the dog and also to give us some time without the children to practice the couple photography!
These beautiful girls melted my heart, their striking red hair and blue eyes needed centre stage so plain backgrounds worked best, what better than the North sea, the soft sand and an old blue and white 1930's shelter.
first posted on 21st October 2008
A relaxed family photo shoot on the beach whilst the sun was going down. Some of these shots were set up and some were completely natural, unusually I prefered the 'posed' shots of the day and so did the family.
Finlay and Isla were both absolutly fab on their beach shoot, we went down to Cocklawburn where someone had built this little wooden teepee for us, it was just perfect. I had brought a couple of little props, the bunting and the pink tutu but at the beach simple is always best.
Finlay and Isla's mum ordered a beautiful 24x16" black and white image on canvas along with some digital files so she can print away to her heart's content :)