Katie Byram Photography » Fun & relaxed female wedding photographer based in Northumberland / Newcastle Upon Tyne , covering the UK & Destination Weddings

Becca & Matt are getting married this May at St. Mary’s Church in Ponteland, followed by their reception at the wonderful High House Farm Brewery, Near Matfen. They are planning a relaxed wedding with some bright colours, and I’m very excited about being part of their wedding day.

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For their pre-wedding photoshoot, the couple chose the fabulous seaside town of Tynemouth, about 20 minutes from Newcastle upon Tyne. Matt had proposed on Tynemouth beach when they were out for a walk (They are both into the outdoors, walking and cycling so this was a very fitting proposal!). We had planned to go onto the beach, but on the day, it was between 0-1 degree celsius and very windy, with patches of snow around (I sound like a weather girl now hehe!). The biting wind meant the beach would have been even colder, so we decided to go around the town instead.

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Thank you so much to the lovely couple for braving the wind and freezing temperatures to have fun in front of the camera.

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We found the park nearby which still had a touch of snow left, and had some fun with snowballs and got creative for ‘the ring shot’.

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We then popped into a lovely cafe for coffee and cake to warm up and chat over a few more wedding plans.

 We all got on so well with lots of laughs, and I cannot wait to photograph their wedding!!

If you’re interested in finding out more about the wedding photography packages I offer, in a fun, relaxed and quirky style, please contact me via my website .

 All Photographs (C) Katie Byram Photography 2013 and must not be copied or used without permission.

 

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So this week, it’s snowed A LOT!!!

A lot a lot, schools are closed, people are struggling to get out and about and kids are having a whale of a time building snowmen and going sledging.

On Friday, I met Amanda and Beth at Jesmond Dene House which is situated within the lovely grounds of Jesmond Dene, Newcastle. It was extremely snowy and the flurries were on and off. Now usually, when I go to shoots, I try to dress practically but smartly… this time it was just practical. I had to wear walking boots, about 5 layers of thermals and my bright pink waterproof coat. Added with the kit and the umbrellas and the snow, it was a challenge!

Amanda & Beth wanted to capture some relaxed photographs of them together, showing their personalities and just having a fun afternoon out in the snow.

We went into Jesmond Dene and first off went for the waterfall. It’s a place i’ve photographed a bride & groom wedding photograph here before, but it looked completely different in the snow…a snowy wonderland…

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Amanda’s lovely red hair and Beth’s fabulous orange scarf stood out amazingly well in the snow.. I had asked them to wear something bright, and they decided to implement this in their accessories, which worked so well!! (Beth actually took up the offer of borrowing my beloved Cath Kidson wellies for the shoot too!)

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We walked around the park and got the last of the light, plus had some fun with a mini snow-ball fight.

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 I loved getting creative with the snow! I love the photo above on the left where the snowballs are in focus and they are out of focus.. just think it’s a bit different:)

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 I haven’t really done a lot of close up looking straight into the camera type shots on my couples shoots.. as normally try to keep them as natural as possible… staring into the camera is not really my style… however I’ve found that once people are into the photoshoot and a bit more relaxed, it’s always nice to get a photo like this, and plus, the snow here made a fantastic reflector!!

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It started to snow again, very heavily, so we cracked out the umbrella (I carry a range of umbrellas and chose this purple one for the shoot as it went so well with their colours and stood out well in the snow too!

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We took shelter in the park building, and had some fun with props

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Love the red brick!! As you can see it was snowing so heavily at this point I could hardly see them! (Lots of other photos are just white!) So we decided it was an appropriate time for a coffee and cake break…  At the Sage, Gateshead, which has a lovely cafe with homemade goodies, and also a fab gift shop!

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 We hung out and chatted for a bit until it was dark, then we ventured outside again (much colder now!)

We had fun taking some portraits outside in the dark and snow, which was a bit of a challenge, but I thin they turned out well!

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I absolutely love the Baltic Art Gallery so had to grab a shot with this in it.. just love how there’s the silhouettes of another couple walking in..

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Amanad & Beth have to be one of the sweetest couples i’ve had the pleasure of working with. they were extremely lively and fun, and sooo happy together…

Thanks to them for braving the cold weather and trusting me asking them to do a few crazy things in the snow!

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If you’re interested in fun, quirky and relaxed photography for your civil partnership or wedding, anywhere in the UK (Or world for that matter!) Please drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you.

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Earlier in the year, I was contacted by Allyson, who regularly volunteers with the fantastic Tiny Lives Nearly New Sales  which I exhibit at several times a year.

She was looking for something a bit different for her daughter’s 16th birthday, sometime to mark the occasion, get some photographs to look back on. Ellena is a very talented dancer, and her and her family were keen to get some images to keep as a snapshot of her life, without doing a typical ‘make over’ style shoot.. they wanted something real to represent who she is and what she does…

Allyson organised the shoot with the help of Newcastle Dance Centre , where Ellena regularly dances. She had also recently taken up singing lessons as well as dancing, and keen to gain natural photographs of Ellena, two short 1-2-1 lessons were arranged with the staff there. The staff were fantastic throughout the shoot. I was keen to keep it natural, and gain some lovely images but as I’m not experienced or knowledgeable on dancing, they helped to keep the genuine dance poses and moves.. so it was a win-win!

I was really pleased with the results and the family were very happy too:-)

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