Bride walking with creative wedding dress

Creative Photographer For Weddings

Are you planning a fun & creative wedding and looking for a creative wedding photographer to match?

That is perfect news! As a bright, fun and natural wedding photographer based in Northumberland, I simply adore rustic and alternative weddings.

For me, weddings should be all about family and friends, love and laughter, and the creative expression of each unique couple.

Give me funfairs and slightly mad decorations over ice-sculptures and tiaras any day!

If you are a little bit crazy, a little bit geeky and a more than a little artsy, and want a wedding photographer who “gets” you… look no further, you have just described me!

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Each year, I get booked up very fast so please get in touch to check my availability for your date as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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“Her communication is the best of any
photographer I’ve worked with
She is so friendly and kind and didn’t
miss a moment we wanted captured”
Elizabeth Anderson
2 years ago
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There are few words that explain just how incredible SJ is! She is so attentive and warm, and went the extra mile throughout the whole process.”
Sarah Shorten
10 months ago
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Our photos are filled with so much love, laughter and happiness. We can’t recommend SJ enough; she was everything we dreamed and more”
Hannah Tremble
6 days ago

Some Of My Recent Work

Some of my favourite weddings from around the world, click to see a full wedding:

Akiin Beach Club

Manoir De La Foulquetiere

Beach Wedding

Cotswolds Wedding Photographer

Wedding couple ceremony

How to Plan the Perfect Creative Wedding?

Becasue being a Creative wedding photographer is my forte, and over the years I have seen so many amazing wedding decoration and styling ideas, and met the amazing brides behind the ideas (lets face it, the bride usually ends up being the one in charge of decorations and styling for a wedding, it’s just the natural order of things!) so I would love to share some of the stories and inspiration with you.

creative wedding photography of wedding couple with sparklers

Planning a creative wedding has got to be one of the most exciting projects. I am sure, as a creative person, you have a strong eye for detail and design, so I can’t wait to see all the beautiful ideas you come up with!

It has been my joy to assist over 200 creative brides and grooms to have their dream wedding day and it would be my honour to do the same for you!

“The happiest photographer ever!”

Creative picture of bride at sunset

1) Tradition is Tired… So Why Not Break It With a Creative Wedding Photographer?

So many brides and groom feel pressure to make their wedding day look a certain way, or work within a set formula.

There can be pressure from family, wedding suppliers and social pressure from friends and social media comparison.

Let me first of all reassure you, I am definitely NOT one of those wedding suppliers. For my own wedding I broke just about every wedding tradition there is, including have a ‘bring and share’ buffet for our wedding breakfast!

If you are looking for creative wedding photography, and a photographer who will not only understand your desire to break with tradition, but actively cheer you on from the side lines then you are in the right place! At the end of the day, this wedding day is about you and your love.

This is a celebration of something so personal to you, so I believe that everything about the wedding day should be a reflection of that uniqueness.

This is not about anyone else but you. so start by removing any preconceived expectations from your mind. If YOU did a wedding, what would that wedding look like? That is the only question you need to ask, and the only standard to pursue.

2) Choose the Right Creative Wedding Photographer

It kinda goes without saying, but after all that planning and dreaming of your own unique, creative wedding, if you need some creative wedding photography with a photographer who understands the look and feel you are going for with your wedding day, all that precious creativity could be wasted!

Long after the flowers have wilted and the favours have been given out, all you will have left to remember and relieve your creative triumph, are your wedding photos.

I want to make sure that I not only capture the details but also the atmosphere of your wedding day so you not only remember what you created, but how you felt on the day too!

I am dedicated to helping to create a relaxed and natural atmosphere on your wedding day, making sure that I honour the non-traditional and relaxed feel you are wanting.

I won’t rush you, pressure you or even pose you. I am completely flexible to you and how you feel.

How I Work

Every creative wedding photographer works differently, even those of advertise natural coverage. It is really important to note that when I say I work in a hands off way, I really mean it. I am terrible at posing and organising people, I’m not good at it and I don’t like doing it.

I am exceptionally good at quietly blending into the background and spotting the perfect natural moments as they happen to get the best creative wedding photography.

I have a particular love of capturing pictures of fun and laughter. For this reason I am often walking around at a wedding day listening to the punch line of everyone’s jokes. I sometimes think I should advertise myself as a professional eaves-dropper!

I just find that natural pictures are always the most beautiful. The ones with movement and emotion.

But don’t worry, one of the many benefits of being a female photographer is that I am acutely aware of what is flattering and what is not!

If you belly laugh with a double chin (my golden tip is to laugh forward not backward to avoid the dreaded double chin!) it won’t make it into your final collection. I want you to feel as beautiful in your wedding photos as you felt on the day.

So, although I don’t photoshop you beyond what is natural, and love to captures more than just your usual “photo face”, I trust you will still feel beautiful so you can totally relaxed and enjoy the day, trusting that I have your best interests at heart.

Frequently Asked Questions About Creative Wedding Photography

I live in Newcastle Upon Tyne, and photograph weddings all over the UK and world

It’s ok! Most of my couples feel the same way – you won’t feel like that on the day, and I’m an expert in getting the best out of you!

Most weddings are between 8-10hours so my packages are set to this

Check the prices are suitable, then get in touch!

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How to Book SJ as Your Wedding Photographer

So you are considering me to come and be your creative wedding photographer? That is so exciting! Honestly, every time I get a new invitation to capture someone’s creative wedding, I am bouncing off the walls! I completely love my job and the amazing people I get to meet, and each new wedding is as thrilling and inspiring as the very first!

Booking me is a really easy process. I know that planning a wedding is difficult enough without lengthy booking processes and complicated conditions. With me, we don’t even need to meet!

Having photographed all over Europe (including being a Mallorca Wedding Photographer!) and beyond for the many years I am very used to meeting my clients on the day and working to make sure they are instantly put at ease. Many describe our first meeting as like being reunited with a long-lost friend!

Creative wedding photography of a couple laughing

I have also become very astute at spotting, from your first email whether we are a good fit for each other. I often find I can sense a person’s energy and values just from the way they phrase that first email, so I usually have a strong gut reaction that says, “Yes! This bride is perfect!”

So all you need to do is send me a message and let me know a little about you and your wedding day. Be sure to mention that you are a creative couple looking to create a fun and unusual wedding so I know we are a perfect fit!

I will email you back with (what I hope will be) a cheery and reassuring hello. This will usually be within 24 hours unless I am on the road. I know that a speedy response can make the wedding planning process so much more enjoyable and stress-free, so if I can reply immediately, I always will.