The annual update of the Bly family photographs! I love meeting this family, they are so photogenic, and a good laugh too! Little Noah always keeps me entertained!
I photographed Fran & Iain's wedding in June 2014, so I was delighted to hear they were expecting their 1st child. Fran booked me to come and take photographs on Iain's birthday, as a surprise! (and I am REALLY behind on blogging as this was a year ago now - oops!!)
A 50th wedding anniversary is something to celebrate .. and even better when family travel from all over the world (Oman, Russia & London) to be there! The family arranged me to be there as a surprise, so they had some great family photographs to treasure. The last time they had all been together as a family was around 8 years previous at a family wedding - at Jesmond Dene House!
Sarah was visiting from Holland and wanted some photographs of her, her daughter and her sister to give to their mother as a present. She was so happy with her photographs she came back to me a few weeks later with her husband and his brother, for some photographs for their mother also. Great presents to give!
I saw a post on Facebook from a charity called Wish for a Wedding, that they were arranging a wedding for a local couple, Richie & Laurie-Beth - as Richie had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Sarcoma. I put my name forward and got a call from Richie a week or so later, asking if I was available to photograph their wedding.
Every single supplier volunteered their time and services to help this couple have the day of their dreams - just goes to show what amazing things can happen when people pull together - and in such a short space of time too. It was a very emotional and beautiful day.
I introduce, Mr & Mrs Matfin.
Wedding organisers - Wish for a Wedding
Venue - Northside Farm Weddings
Wedding dress - Wedding Wardrobe
Suits - The Wedding Studio
Flowers - Wisteria Avenue
Cake - The Allan Cake Company
Singer - Lucy Bewley
Magician & DJ - Steve Keys
Photo Booth - Trust Photobooth
Hog Roast - Amos Brown
Donut Van - Dinky Donuts
Ice Cream Cart & VW camper van - Classic Scoops
Light up letters - Love Letters
Honey Champagne - Northumberland Honey
Beer - Allendale Brewery
Coach for guests - Henry Cooper
LB's Ring - Amble Jewellery
Event Dressing - Beginning 2 End Occasions
Make up - ND Makeup
I photographed Noah about 2 years ago … he's still a bundle of energy and Mum wasn't sure how co-operative he would be having his photograph taken. Children really don't need to be co-operative .. makes my job too easy ;) …. but seriously, they don't. Children are children and what's fun about having your photo taken?! Noah had great fun running up and down the sea front and playing in the park.
A newborn session from last summer … I do love newborn sessions and even better when there's an older sibling! Isaac was about 12 days old here and Jacob (was, and still is!!) doing a fine job of being Big Brother :)
Claire and Iain chose Newton Hall for their special winter wedding day - they couldn't have chosen better! Every single detail on the day was perfect (thanks to Claire!). Thank you both so much for choosing me to capture your big day.
Now, get yourself comfy because I couldn't keep this to just a small selection of photos!! My favourites from the day ….
Brides Dress - Intuzuri from Laura Day Bridal
Shoes - Benjamin Adams London
Flower girls - Laura Day Bridal
Bridesmaids - My Big Day
Flowers - Katie at the Garden Studio
Grooms suit and rest of men - Next
Paige boys - John Lewis
Cake - Sandy at The Cake Garden
Singer - Matt Johnson
Sax - Andrew Taylor
Hair - Love my do Rebecca Robinson
Make up - Donna Middleton
Debbie was a guest at one of my very first weddings, so it was lovely of her to get in touch when it was time to plan her own wedding. Gareth and Debbie live in Leeds, however Debbie is originally from the North East so wanted her wedding at her local church and then on to Doxford Hall. It was a beautiful day, the sun came as we came out of church and stayed for most of the day. The Bride & Groom arrived in style in a white Range Rover .. had a wedding cake with a difference .. and the 1st dance has to be one of, if not the best i've seen!
Brides Dress - Limelight Occasions
Bridesmaids Dresses - Limelight Occasions
Groom's Suit - Ted Baker
Flowers - Flowers by Julie
Pork Pie Cake - Nelsons Butchers
Cheese Cake - The Cheese Shed
Seat Covers - Styled & Seated
Light up Letters - Coco Luminaire
Band - Switch
Venue - Doxford Hall
Car Hire -