Durham Castle wedding photography. Off to Durham this weekend for the wedding of Lara and Simon. Familiar territory for Lara as she was at university here which means it was a trip down memory lane for a lot of the guests (which opened the betting on what state they will end up at the end of the night, living old memories!) Lara looked flawlessly beautiful and was graceful throughout the day, although the start of the day there were a few early nerves. No such nerves for Simon, calm and confident, quintessential army officer – I think the only moment the cool, calmness looked like faltering was when the guests got handed a photo from the stag party … and I think the less we say, the better (except possibly nice gloves …)!


One of the great joys of being a wedding photographer is seeing familiar faces at weddings and none more so than Simon’s brother whose wedding I photographed a while back at Stoke Park – Vicky and Ian were there with their latest addition to their family. I always have to do a little double take when I see couples again like this as the last time I saw them they were suited and booted and looking incredibly glamorous for their wedding day; the next time I see them, they are beaming with pride whilst cuddling their newborn but looking a little sleep worn! Here are a few of my favourite images from the day and you can see plenty more on the gallery by clicking this link | wedding galleries


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“We absolutely LOVE the photos – they are beautiful and very elegant –  you have really captured how the day felt for both of us.  Thank you very much indeed for doing such a brilliant job!  We both thought you were wonderfully professional on the day and, in patricular, I should say how grateful I am for how extremely sweet you were with me in the morning when I was a bundle of nerves and you kept managing to say the right thing to distract/calm me.  You were so unobtrusive at every stage that we often did not notice that our pcitures were being taken and we never felt under pressure to do anything unnatural for the camera, and the results are just gorgeous.”


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Always impressive when you can get your mustaches to stand to attention as well.A good military presence at a wedding is a useful thing – organisational skills, loud voice for rounding up guests and always first one on the dance floor, last to leave. Durham Castle wedding photography