A portrait of J. France 2014

A portrait doesn’t have to be up close and personal to be personal: love you J.


Today Aujourd’hui E in her home in our village

Today Aujourd'hui     E in her home in our village

An “environmental portrait “, sounds a bit dry….love you E

Longhirst Hall The Speech Le Discours Father of the Bride Père de la Mariée

Lonhirst Hall, The Speech, Le Discours   Father of the Bride  Père de la Mariée

I enjoy taking on wedding photography commissions alongside my more personal work.

Usually speeches are given from tables and it is difficult to capture the interactions of all concerned, but this time, although the light was incredibly challenging, the stairs and pillars and lighting and disposition of the characters contributed to create something very theatrical. A lot of post production was needed to make it all hold together.
This has to be my favourite ever speech photo.

Sadly, the venue , Longhirst Hall, well known in Northumberland, closed abruptly this week-end leaving couples stranded in the worst way. I hope they will overcome this setback to go on to enjoy an even greater wedding day.

My dedicated wedding photography site is frogfoto.com

The kids and the umbrella flash

The kids and the umbrella flash

I’ve always loved this shot but it wasn’t to the liking of the parents…such is the life of the photographer. roll-film early 1990s



Years ago, roll-film and flash..

Newcastle, Lombard Street

Newcastle, Lombard Street

I love it when everything comes together..maybe it does for you too.



Just edited and printed this 36 by 54 cm on Harman FB Glossy on 3880. Frustratingly small on the blog. One of my rare landscape oriented images.

Près de Mon Arbre Close to My Tree

Près de Mon Arbre     Close to my Tree

Berwick-up-Tweed, as I was walking by, digital capture

M classic portrait

M classic portrait

France mid 90s, rollfilm

Northumberland : A Hill

Northumberland : A Hill

I’ve always loved the movement in this photo. I long to go back there on my little scooter on a warm ( by Northumberland standards ) spring day.

Digital capture

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