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May 13, 2016

WHITLEY BAY PRE-WEDDING PHOTOS

These lovely people got married at Chevin country Park Hotel in Otley, Yorkshire. We've just finished editing their wedding photos so wanted to share their engagement photos before we share more pictures from their wedding. This is the moment we met them in Whitley Bay.
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Driving up north from Hull, we realised the weather wouldn't be great for this shoot, there was one point we couldn't see the car in front because of the fog! In most of these pictures, the view of the bay you would normally get to see is hidden.
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Lexie and Jamie got engaged in December and organised a full wedding in less than 4 months and booked us early on because they liked that we didn't pose people in loads of pictures and our focus was on the full wedding day. Their initial email was hilarious: we love feedback on our website, especially when we're told that best bit is our confessional about page that mentions Alex's secret love of Taylor Swift.
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These guys aren't particularly shy people, but they definitely didn't like posing for pictures, this is often a bit of a challenge for us on engagement shoots. Luckily, Marmaduke kept both of them on their toes and we got some pictures of Jamie running Bay Watch style along to beach in the rain.
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Marmaduke was also on hand to make sure this cute and romantic moment was caught by wrapping around his humans' legs - we're not sure whether he thought he was there to help or to sabotage the pictures?
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We weren't out for long because it was cold, windy and were having too much fun chatting about their wedding plans. On the way home, I think we may have been more excited about their wedding that they were! And we'll be posting photos from the wedding really soon!
April 23, 2016

HULL ENGAGEMENT SHOOT WITH UNITY AND CHRIS

Here's another engagement shoot but this time back in our hometown of Hull with the lovely Unity and Chris. It was great catching up with these two who are getting married at Dunedin Country House later this year. 153 We started off by getting coffee and cake at Thieving Harry's down Humber Street in Hull - the cake was very good and Unity didn't drop any of hers on the floor... 157 We got to hear about how these guys first met which was the cutest story ever. When we were arranging our meet up for the shoot, we had mentioned first date locations are a nice idea for locations but unfortunately Hull fair wasn't really an option in the middle of Spring. 161 We decided to have a wander around the Marina area of Hull's Old Town near The Deep looking at all the new changes that are happening in the city at the moment. Chris and Alex were putting the world to rights and had managed to redesign the whole area. 165 Because we're all about documentary wedding photography we decided that re-enacting a scene from the Titanic movie was fairly casual and typical of a day out at the marina (please tell me you can sense the sarcasm in that sentence) it was hella cute though and we've opted not to embarrass them with the actual photo online ;) 169 Best not to ask too much about the next picture, which is basically the pair of them wiggling their bums in the reflection, those in the know will understand "get your bum out" haha 173 As we were talking about how much things were changing in the fruit market area, Chris was able to show us a little about his family history and showed us who it was in his family that owned the building in the picture above which is set for redevelopment in the next few months. We know we say this about almost every wedding but we're so excited to see these guys get married. We've gotten to know them quite well recently and we are so glad we have - it's great meeting lovely people, it's the best part of our job :)
April 8, 2016

PRE-WEDDING SHOOT – AFTERNOON IN AN ORCHARD

A drive out to a part of the world we've never visited and a journey into Alex and Rich's past. We loved meeting these two nutters and their cute shih zhu puppy dogs. Rich and Emily are getting married at the lovely Dunedin Country House which is one of our favourite wedding venues in Hull,  so it was really nice of Rich to invite us to the wedding after the engagement shoot and booking us! 1 We love how impulsive these guys are, Rich had made the booking, making the executive decision before Emily had even seen the pictures! After convincing him to show Emily our photos, the booking was confirmed and we were then introduced to their snoring puppies over the phone, then serenaded by Rich. If anyone can beat that for a random telephone conversation, we'd love to hear it! 5 For the shoot they took us to a "secret" orchard they know of and proceeded to educate us city dwellers all about different fruit trees, it was all a bit of a mish mash to be honest as 80% of the time was spent making sure the puppies "Mitzie moonshine" and "Peppa poo poo face" didn't decide to go for a swim or eat too many fallen apples. 9 Alex and Rich quickly realised that they knew each other from their pasts in the local alternative music scene in Hull; Tuesdays at Helter Skelter, Wednesdays in Room, Thursdays at Shiver, probably Piper on a Friday and then of course Spiders on a Saturday (back when it was actually good) Neither could really remember how they funded their chaotic lifestyles but insist it was good times! 13 The sweetest part of the story for these two is being told that the romance blossomed when a drunk Rich told Emily that she was sat in his seat (she wasn't) Emily pretty much told him to sod off and somehow between then and now they've ended up engaged to be married... yeah we're not sure either but getting to know them it becomes more easily understood :) 17 So, with all these good vibes and with wedding season in full swing, we're going to leave you with this picture of a puppy trying to get a feather off it's nose. Enjoy! 21  
March 31, 2016

YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK – ENGAGEMENT SHOOT

If you've spoken to us over the past couple of weeks, you'll know that we've been really busy which means we haven't had the chance to blog in a while. We have loads of news for you over the coming weeks, catching up on what's been going on in the land of weddings. We're starting off with these fabulous people; Steve and Qian, who got married at Cave Castle. You may have already seen a couple of their wedding photos on our Facebook page, but here's the moment we first met them at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for their engagement shoot. 25 As you may have noticed, we do love visiting the Yorkshire Sculpture Park but this visit was a particularly sunny spring day and very busy too. We chatted to the couple about music, Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age got a thumbs up from Steve so we knew this was a good start and as we walked around, Jenni taught us all a little bit about the artwork around the park. 29 If you've not seen the Kaws exhibition, it's rather impressive and the sheer scale of the figures is crazy. It's at this point we got to see a little more of Steve and Qian's personalities as they started to copy the Kaws poses. 33 Next on the agenda was pointing and laughing at very noisy ducks. 37 And after a leisurely walk, the pair were playing hide and seek around the trees and running across stepping stones, which was rather cute. 41 It's been great getting to know Steve and Qian over the past couple of weeks, their wedding was beautiful and full of surprises but we'll show you the photos and tell you about that another time on our blog :)