In all areas of photography its about capturing little pieces of light onto the subject. It transforms someone or something and associates them to that particular moment - just that moment when the light caught and made everything all the more stunning..
I am always looking for that moment of light. It makes people and places all the more beautiful.
A photographer I admire put it in these simple terms
'capture the light, chase the wonder and pursue the beauty'
At your wedding I'm working to get those moments, the little bits of light, the little bits of beauty. That means spending time during your day. Sometimes it might mean nipping out in between courses or spending a little time away from the crowd (sometimes that's not a bad thing)
Creative photography takes time and space - and of course that light.
If you want to know what sort of photography you will get, just look here. This is a portfolio of some of the latest weddings I have shot and weddings I have yet to share on line. The individual weddings have been selected by myself or even by the bride and grooms as their favourites.
Its about the moments, seeing the light, sensing the awe, chasing the wonder.
Family photography is really important to me. I cherish the memories I have printed on my own walls, and want you to feel the same way. Special memories that remain as your children grow.
Monday - Friday
£75 - 45 minute photo session - 5 images downloadable and 7x5 prints
Saturday & Sunday
£125 - 45 minute photo session - 5 images -downloadable and 7x5 prints
If you require further images from the session 10 images - £50
Monday - Friday
£250 - 1 - 1.5 hour photo session - at least 40 images - downloadable USB and 7x5 prints.
Saturday and Sunday
£300 - 1-1.5 hr photo session - at least 40 images - downloadable, USB and 7x5 prints.
We can print on photo paper to specialist fine art paper, provide framed pictures and wall art including large metal prints.
Alex & David's December wedding started in Newtownabbey. The bride got ready in her parents house which was 5 minutes from the church which held the ceremony, Glenabbey Church..
While it wasn't a cold day, wind and little rain swirled a little but it was not to prepare us for the weather later that day.
It was a typical bridal house in the morning, with all the usual balance of excitement and nervousness.
The wedding ceremony in Glenabbey church was only the 2nd since its new build main auditorium. The light held beautifully inside despite the dark clouds outside.
It was a dash tot he car as the rain started to come down. It was an hour long journey to the Slieve Donard Hotel situated at the base of the Mountains of Mourne. Also set by the sea, the hotel is named after the highest peak in the Mournes.
Nothing could've prepared us for the winter weather in Newcastle. The wind was literally blowing people off their feet and the covers off the top of the lamp posts. The sea looked like on old painting of big waves and dark clouds. All that was missing was a boat struggling along. It did make a interesting background.
All the portraits and family pictures were taken inside. The conservatory room made an excellent area for the bridal party shots and some portraits of the Alex and David. We tried something a little different with the family photos to make them a little more interesting.
The evening was finished off with live band The Fabulous Al Bennett Band.
In just a few years there have been a few trips with different charities, all with the same intention to improve the lives of those with nothing.
This is just a small portion of the thousands of images.
Take a look at background on the about page here