Wow, wow, wow. When I look back on the list of my favourite weddings from this year, this one stands out as being one of THE most incredible. Great weather, great couple, great guests and an awesome venue. What more could we ask for?
Our day began with Shazia heading to the Premier Inn in Newcastle to meet with the groom and his groomsmen and Chris headed to the Quayside to meet with the bride and her family. We both arrived early before everyone started getting ready. Shazia capture some lovely photos of the lads getting ready and chatting away. Chris spent more time capturing the little details. Hair, makeup, the dress. All part of the most important day of Katie and Jonny’s lives.
While the bride got her dress on, we headed outside to capture some photographs of the brides family. All dress smartly in their kilts, we took some great photos against the brickwork in the back street that came out great. After that we headed inside and capture our final few photographs of our bride to be before we headed to the church in Boldon.
The ceremony was lovely and offered us the freedom to wander around and capture everything without getting in the way. We got some lovely natural shots as well as some cool creative shots. People ask us what the benefit is with having two photographers. This wedding is a prime example. After the ceremony we headed outside for some confetti throwing and family group photographs, while the guests headed over to the Baltic.
As big fans of urban photography, the Baltic and the setting surrounding it was life Candy land for us. The possibilities were endless. We started with the big group shots and shots with friends, before headed out with our couple for some photographs of just the two of them. Then we headed back in for the speeches which gave us opportunity to snap away naturally, and believe me when I tell you, we have so many lovely, natural photographs of the guests.
After the meal, the guests headed outside for some chill out time. With the sky still blue and the sun shining, the guests mingled and chatted outside the venue. There was a young gentleman playing his guitar by the millennium bridge, so the bride ran over and asked him if he would come and play for her and her guests. He kindly obliged and provided the guests with some great entertainment and for us, even better photographs. He also said he’d made more money in that couple of hours than he had all week.
After this, the day was winding down so we headed inside for some more shots with our couple and their family, before we headed upstairs for some cake cutting and some dancing to a cracking Irish folk band. All in all an amazing day that will long live in our memories and days like that are a reminder to us why we love the job that we do.
The photographs you see above were taken on two Canon 5D mk iii cameras using a variety of different lenses.
The couple booked our Prestige Photography Package which gave them two photographers for the whole day.
Wedding Date: 9th August 2014
# of Photographers: Two
Location: The Baltic, Newcastle Upon Tyne