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About Philip & Susan Ryott

Philip & Susan Ryott  – Our Photography Journey


We have been Newcastle Wedding Photographers for 13 years, and over that 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.

You can be assured that our clients are never disappointed, when we bring this experience to their wedding. No second chances are needed, and we don’t rely on the odd lucky shot. As professionals, we provide a consistent high level of performance at weddings and many other situations that we are hired to work at. We work as a team during weddings, with myself taking the important must have shots, while Susan has perfected a skill in finding the most powerful candids during the day.

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.

Beamish Hall wedding

At the start of 2006, our studio Philip Ryott Photography was opened at The Biscuit Factory, within walking distance from the centre of Newcastle. The studio has been a very successful for us, offering a comfortable environment to meet clients and use our fully equipped studio to photograph clients and their families.

I am a qualified member of MPA, The Master Photographers Association, becoming a Licentiate member in 2006.

Becoming a member of this important organisation, brings responsibility.

The qualification process is tough, which is aimed at maintaining business stands and client protection.

  1. Passing photographic technique and skills criteria, with 20 prints of a high standard in 2 genres.
  2. Confirming insurance policies, with correct cover  in place.
  3. Ensuring full knowledge of their strict codes of practice, which ensures our business credibility and our client’s trust.

With this membership I was able to enter the annual awards competitions, (which is only entered by full time professional photographers). In my first year of entering, I was successful in winning “North East Licentiate Wedding Photographer of the Year” back in 2007.

The follows years brought more success

MPA – 2007 North East Licentiate – Wedding Photographer of the year – Winner

MPA – 2007 UK British Photo Awards – Contemporary  Portrait – Merit Award

MPA – 2008 North East Licentiate – Portrait Photographer of the year – Winner

MPA – 2008 North East – Contemporary  Portrait Photographer of the year – Winner

MPA – 2008 North East – Black and White Print Winner – Winner

MPA – 2008 UK British Photo Awards – Pictorial Image – Merit Award 

MPA – 2009 North East Licentiate – Portrait – Award of Excellence

MPA – 2009 North East – Contemporary  Portrait – Award of Excellence

MPA – 2010 North East  – Portrait – Award of Excellence

MPA – 2010 North East – Press & PR – Winner

MPA – 2010 North East – Pictorial Image – Winner

MPA – 2011 UK British Photo Awards – Child Portrait – Merit Award

MPA – 2011 UK British Photo Awards – Contemporary Portrait – Merit Award 

These awards are a great achievement for me, and is validation to my creative technique and passion for my job, which all our clients benefit from.

For a chance to see if we can help you with your wedding photography requirements, call the studio on 0191 2605055 or e-mail us to arrange an informal chat over coffee and biscuits.

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