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  • Philip & Susan Ryott – Newcastle Photographers

    We have been involved in Professional Photography for 13 years, and over this time we have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience. This experience is what my clients rely on when they commission us to record this special moment in their lives.

    With experience of shooting wedding in all of the top North East venues and abroad, we still have the passion that first guided us on our journey to become one of the top Newcastle Wedding Photographers.

    Our focus is on customer satisfaction, and we take great pride when we see our clients reactions to our photography. This makes all our efforts worthwhile.

Wynyard Hall Wedding

Katya & David Graham celebrated their marriage of 4 years with a blessing ceremony at St Mary’s Church in Whickham,Gateshead. Their wedding took place in Russia, and this was an event for all of David and Katya’s families to enjoy in the UK.
Our first contact was with David’s mother at the UK Wedding Show at the Metro Arena, Newcastle. Dorothy made a memorable comment which still tickles us, “you are the only photographers at the wedding show that were sane, the rest are bonkers”. We laughed and the trust was built from there.
After the blessing, which decorated with a stunning flower display by Helen of Kathrines Florists, We headed off to the amazing Wynyard Hall.

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Alnwick Castle Wedding

Lyndsey & Chris – Alnwick Castle 27th April 2012

An Alnwick Castle wedding is a special event, as the couple have decided to use one of the iconic locations of Northumberland to celebrate their wedding day. Chris and Lyndsey’s day started at Blackmoors at Alnwick where Chris and his best man had been staying the night before. The guys were looking very smart in their new suits (from Slaters)and fully ready when we arrived. We took some formal shots of the two lads, and then made our way to Greycroft  where Lyndsey was staying over with the bridal party.
Lyndsey was glowing and full of excitement when we arrived. While the finishing touches were being made to her hair, we busied ourselves by getting detailed shots of the dress, accessories and flowers, (supplied by Simply Flowers). We also took the opportunity to get some posed shots of the bridal party before they left for the castle.
Lyndsey’s “Johanna Hehir” wedding dress was fabulous and suited her perfectly. She was fitted with her dress at The White Tulip Wedding company, based in Prodhoe She couldn’t wait to get it on and was certainly fully enjoying all the preparations of the morning. It made for some great images too.
We went ahead of the bridal party to be at the castle to photograph their arrival coming over the bridge. While waiting for the bride there was the opportunity to get the images of Chris mingling with the guests and then capturing his anticipation while waiting for Lyndsey.
The moment arrived and Lyndsey made her entrance, which we both captured from different angles, me from ground level and Susan from a great vantage point above.
The service was beautiful with an emotional reading from Lyndsey’s mum which had everyone reaching for their hankies.
Ceremony over, the party moved outside into the castle courtyard. We love this time as while the couple are mingling with their guests and being congratulated we watch the scene and get fabulous candid shots.
Lyndsey, Chris and I then went back with their Vintage Car to the bridge to take shots we’d planned into the timings of the day with the Castle in the background.
Alnwick Castle is a fairy tale castle, and in the areas allowed for taking photos makes a great back drop for brides and grooms.
We photograph during the speeches. Having two photographers we can concentrate both on the wedding party and the guests, to capture the emotions and special moments that occur. We’d been warned the best man’s speech was going to be long; in fact one of the guests took bets on it. He was and there was a winner!
En route to the Gardens for the evening reception is the time when formal photographs can be taken. We were lucky with the weather so were able to take all the group shots at the armoury. While I was doing the formals, Susan was picking out the candids. A good mix of both gives the couple lots of options for the album.
The fountains were on at the Gardens, so we took more photos, again a lovely mixture of formal and informal, not to mention men in kilts (yes one of them did) and Lyndsey’s grandma showing off her legs!! The party was well under way!
The day eased into the evening and before the first dance, Lyndsey threw her bouquet. One of the girls caught it and we caught the “flight and catch” sequence superbly. The couple are now engaged to be married.
Our final shots are of the new Mr and Mrs Warren enjoying their first dance. The other guests needed no enticement and were soon on the floor too to dance the night away.
Our lovely couple had invited us to stay to party with them, but another wedding beckoned the following day so we had to say a sad farewell and leave.
Throughout the day, when greeting friends and family with wide open arms, we often heard Lyndsey say “give me some love”. We certainly felt the love on Lyndsey and Chris’s wedding day and captured it our images for eternity.

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Horton Grange Wedding Photography

Tess and Andrew Wedding at Horton Grange – 12th May 2012

Tess and Andrew chose a wonderful venue in Horton Grange to hold a very intimate wedding.
Tess was getting ready in the room over looking the gardens when we arrived. She was radiant, full of smiles waiting to get married to the man she loves. Not a hint of nerves in sight. We took some detail shots of the dress, shoes, hair and flowers before leaving Tess and her bridesmaids to finalize their preparations.
Andrew, his attendants and family soon arrived. We took some pre wedding shots of the guys in suits and then stepped back while he mingled with his guests. This provided us a great opportunity to capture candids without disturbing the flow of the congratulations.
Everyone in place in the ceremony room, it was time for Tess to make her entrance. She did so in style, looking absolutely stunning. Andrew was overwhelmed. The ceremony was full of love and readings from special friends made it a memorable occasion.
Unbeknown to Tess and Andrew, there was a surprise for them during the signing of the register. Pre arranged with the key board player, and on his lead, the guests all sang a rendition of “Fly me to the Moon”. It was a magical moment.
We pride ourselves on getting wonderful sequence shots. During Tess and Andrew’s wedding there’s a beautiful set of shots following Tess’s mum. We caught the look of love from mother to daughter; the emotion welling up that then spills over and she wipes away a tear.
Tess and Andrew, followed by their guests spilled out into the gardens for drinks and canapés. We capture this time candidly then when appropriate start gathering the key members together for some formal group shots.
The wedding party was a fabulous crowd to work with. The ease at which we covered the formal photography was all down to them, and the images we captured perfectly reflect the day.
We always like to take our couple away from the main party for some individual shots and did so with Tess and Andrew using the back drop of the pavilion. We’d done their pre wedding photo shoot earlier in the year with them and knew they were not too keen on kissy shots. However, come the wedding day it was a different story and they were more than happy to be photographed having a smooch.
Tess and Andrew are a stylish, glamorous couple and their wedding day was a joy to behold, and a pleasure to be part of.

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