A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
My name is John, and I live smack-bang in the middle of rural Northumberland with my wife, Christina; my two children, Arthur and Sybbie; my dog, Treacle Toffee, and my adopted cat, Figgy Pudding.
I've been a wedding photographer now for six years and in that time, I've captured some amazing big days! From 13th Century castles and manor houses, to the tops of lighthouses, no two weddings are ever the same, and each is filled with little touches that reflect the couples that organise them. I mostly shoot weddings in the North East and Scotland from my home in Northumberland, but I have a second-base in Lancashire too, and do shoot weddings all over the country, including Yorkshire, Cumbria and The Lake District, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire. I also travel abroad.
I'm a recommended supplier for many outstanding venues, including Capheaton Hall and Langley Castle in Northumberland, As You Like It in Newcastle, Beamish Hall in Durham, Ripley Castle in North Yorkshire, Dalston Hall in Cumbria, The Newhall Estate in Midlothian, Dalhousie Castle in Edinburgh, and The Ashes Barns in Staffordshire. My work has also been featured in numerous blogs and magazines, including Brides Up North, Love my Dress, Boho Weddings, Belle Bridal, The Scottish Wedding Directory, and Pink Weddings Magazine. I was also a Regional Finalist in The 2018 and 2020 Wedding Industry Awards for Best Wedding Photographer North East & Yorkshire and a number of my photographs, particularly my nighttime images, have won numerous Wedisson awards.
Well, what can I say about myself? I have an axe, a kilt, and a beard. I love being around people, I have a wicked sense of humour, and I almost certainly will flirt with your mum. I like prosecco, my favourite animal is the brown bear, and I love being outside foraging in the forest, just like a bear. I like Dim-Sum, I smoke shisha, I wear a bandanna, and I love chopping wood and watching Arnold Schwarzenegger movies (not at the same time!). I'm at my happiest though, being out in the world with a camera in my hand, or playing pooh-sticks with my kids.
Want to know even more? Then lets have a coffee and some cake!
Dave & Rachel
“John is one of the most natural, charismatic and hilarious individuals I have ever met, but most impressive is his eye for an unbelievable photograph. The process was seamless from quotation to receiving the finished photos. John somehow manages to capture not just great shots but the drama, the emotion, the atmosphere and the love in his photography. With unrivalled skill, his own style and flair, John continues to bring our day to life in the most amazing way every time we revisit our album.”
I'm proud to be a Founding Member of the Association of British Wedding Businesses. The ABWB is an industry body that supports all members of the British wedding industry. Our mission is to support our industry with insights and advice, advocate for growth, and serve as liaison between the industry and government.
What's With The Bear?
The majestic brown bear has sat atop my logo for a few years now, and I often get asked why! Obviously, my favourite animal is the Brown Bear, but there's a bit more to it that that! Find out why I'm a bit potty for bears, here.