You know how it is when you meet someone and you just click… that’s how it was with Emma and Paul when we met at Druridge Bay on the Northumberland coast for our pre-wedding shoot. Although they were a bit nervous (who isn’t when they are having their photo taken?) we had a great laugh, experimented with smoke bombs and prisms, and ended up with some lovely photographs.
Fast forward to the wedding day itself in Wylam, a small village around 10 miles outside of Newcastle upon Tyne.
It’s impossible to really know what a wedding is going to be like before the day kicks off. You can get a feel from the couple and a sense of the style of wedding they’re planning and hoping for, but until the day it’s all speculation and ideas. On the day, though, it quickly became clear that this was going to be a kick ass wedding!
To get the full story of Emma and Paul’s fun and colourful village wedding click the link in my bio 👆🏻
I want you out in the pouring rain
I want you down on your knees
Prayin' to God that I feel the same
I'm right here, baby, so please
Got a song stuck in my head. The lyrics and beat are too good. O U F F
Loved visiting the @nationalbuildingmuseum today and checking out the final phase of the Making Room exhibit we were part of! It's a shame this exhibit is ending in January, but we've always got our eye on the future!
I will never, ever, ever, ever regret shifting gear from #Nikon to #Fuji . I’m not big on tech specs, but this is the Fuji X-H1 and the MAGNIFICENT Fuji 56 mm f/1.2 and that combination simply refuses to fail. Also, throw in a single #Profoto B1 with a beauty dish on it and you’ve got my whole setup. Oh, yeah, I also made random people hold a gold reflector on the right side.
#6 : Saint Martin 🇲🇫/Sint Maarten 🇸🇽
It's bad enough that I only spent a day here, but half of it was spent inside a church.....so believe me when I say a revisit to this island is definitely in order.
When Christopher Columbus anchored the island in 1493, it was populated by the indigenous Carib amerindians. Their territory was not completely conquered until the 17th century when the French, British, Dutch, Danes, and Spanish all fought for control. On March 23, 1648, the French and the Dutch signed a treaty agreeing to divide the island 60/40 between their two territories. Though the French side is larger, the Dutch side is more populated. There is no physical border, so people can travel freely between the two sides. The southern Dutch side (Sint Maarten) gained its independence on October 10, 2010. It is now a parliamentary representative democratic country, with two heads of government: the Governor and the Prime Minister. The northern French side (Saint Martin) still has yet to gain theirs; their side of the island is still an administrative division of the European French State. The capital city of Saint Martin is Marigot, and the capital city of Sint Maarten is Philipsburg. The whole island is a polyglot society full of mainly English, Dutch, and French speakers; a small percentage speak the same creole as Virgin Islanders. There are also many ethnic groups made up of people from almost 70 countries.
Popular tourist attractions for both sides of the island include Orient Bay, Pic du Paradis, Fort Louis, and many more.