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Mount Grace Priory Wedding Photography – Frances & Mike

…with Frances & Mike

The weather during a so called UK summer is just mental! Frances & Mike’s wedding was no different. When they got in touch last year and asked me to cover their Mount Grace Priory wedding photography I was only too happy to accept the invitation. As per most of my wedding assignments this year, I hadn’t actually met Frances and Mike until their eshoot, which they’d arranged on the most beautiful stretch of Northumberland coastline, with Dunstanburgh Castle in the not too distant background. I’m sure Mike won’t mind me saying that he’s actually a Formula One car designer, so after the eshoot whilst nestled in a pub by the fire, I challenged Mike to see who could design the best looking racing car, in freehand. It was a cunning plan since I knew most of Mike’s design tools were probably software based, but whilst my car looked like Postman Pat’s van, Mike’s actually looked like a race car.

Having never photographed at Mount Grace Priory before I was excited at the prospect of documenting a wedding at such a beautiful venue. Located in North Yorkshire and owned by the English Heritage, the Priory is steeped in history, and is as popular with tourists as it is with brides. The day started off at the beautiful St. Georges church in Middleton St. George just outside Darlington. After a most lovely service, it was a pleasant drive through countryside and down to Mount Grace Priory. The weather was beautiful, cloudy but sunny. However, shortly after we arrived and not long after I had just finished photographing the family formals, the sky turned black in the most spectacular fashion, and the heavens opened. Selfishly, I thought the contrast in weather conditions made for some amazing Mount Grace Priory wedding photography. From gorgeous light, to the moodiest of skies, to the guests fleeing for cover to get out of the driving rain storm. I love a good wedding story!

There was one slight disappointment however, Frances & Mike had prayed for a dramatic sunset so I could shoot a few frames of the newly weds stood under the ruins of the Priory. What made the matter worse was the huge spotlights that help to illuminate the Priory weren’t on at that particular time, so with a little bit of planning and some cheeky positioning of an off camera flash gun, we created our own sunset..

Here’s the tale of Frances & Mike’s amazing wedding day..

 

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If you’re looking for someone to cover your Mount Grace Priory wedding photography, I’d love to hear from you. I’m  one of the more natural of Newcastle wedding photographers offering my couples creative images but without too much in the way of posed and contrived photographs. Please feel free to get in touch, you can call me direct on 07825367431.

 

EST. 2009

North East Wedding Photographer

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north east wedding photographer offering unposed and off the cuff storytelling photography with emotional impact that's where i'm at. // uneasy in front of camera, no problem, i got your back // can't promise i won't say "work it baby" on the odd occasion, it's a great ice breaker//

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