From our first meeting, Claire, Craig and I were on the same page about their Newton Hall wedding photography. They loved my relaxed style and how I captured the day very naturally and they definitely didn’t want lots of formal photos (In the end we just did one formal photo of everyone outside Newton Hall). Claire got ready at her parents house in Gosforth; it was just a 4 minute walk to All Saints Church. The house was magnificent and spread over 4 floors. The large windows helped fill most of the rooms with the autumn morning sun. I spent most of the morning going up and down all 4 flights of stairs capturing some wonderful moments between Claire and her daughter Elle. It made a nice change leaving the house with the wedding party and walking to the church. Claire’s brother in-law, Mike is a Royal Marine vicar so was able to marry Claire and Craig. He definitely brought his own charm to the ceremony. Put it this way, it’s the first time I’ve seen a pint drunk in church!
Claire and Craig left for Newton Hall in their Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. Somehow I managed to arrive just before them. I wasn’t speeding, honest. I think Craig was taking it slow as the car had been fully waxed and polished and was looking amazing. The afternoon light was fantastic when we arrived at Newton Hall. While we waited for the rest of the guests to arrive, we started the couple portraits in the grounds. The speeches were spread throughout the wedding breakfast and just as the sun was setting we managed to capture some wonderful portraits with the sunset as a backdrop. Elle joined mum and dad on the dance floor after the first dance. From start to finish the whole day was fabulous.