Joanne and Allan's Wedding Richmond Yorkshire

Joanne and Allan's Richmond wedding and reception at The Morritt Hotel Greta Bridge.

I've posted this page, like the Oscars, in reverse order... because it's nice to reflect on a journey travelled... With an outdoor theme to their wedding day Jo and Allan ended their day at the Morritt near Barnard Castle. 

Relaxed and over the formalities the party started.

A happy smiling Allan & Jo on Greta bridge, over the river Greta, apparently it means 'stony stream' in old Norse.

Boys will be boys, all their own idea, but would I miss the opportunity.... no.

Swing, and the dress remained spotless, helped by my prior planning.

Confetti under a blossom covered tree.


Father Dan, allowed me to, respectfully and discreetly fill my photographic boots so I  moved quietly behind, above and around the ceremony in the very picturesque St Joseph & St Francis Xavier church in Richmond North Yorkshire.

my main website is: www.paulempson.co.uk 


Middlesbrough Town Hall Wedding Fayre 29/04/12

A spring wedding fayre, at Middlesbrough Town Hall.  My last of the current winter / spring wedding season - 12:00 - 16:00.

I'll be attending and presenting a new range of wedding books along with my albums.

I'll also have my superb wedding photography offer: a 7 album bundle available only to attendees.  This is the last chance to book this superb offer.   

my main website is: www.paulempson.co.uk 


Sunlight, shadows and shapes: street photography

I happened to visit Gateshead, Newcastle and Durham 5th April 2012 for a little time off from, work.  I took my tools with me.. well my old trusty Fuji S5.  It's nice to take it for a walk sometimes :-)

As it happens, the BALTIC is 10 years old.  I do like it as an art venue.  Though, too often, find the work on display a little too.... niche....  Yesterday was no exception.  I do wish they'd show something with more appeal: Banksy, Beryl Cook... less Turner Prize and more turn up and view.

Anyway... suffice to say, yet again I found the venue more inspiring than the art on display.  The image above is looking out to the entrance doors, I just loved the reflections and shadow.

And the image below was taken on the stairs and through glass across to the far side of the building.  I didn't take one down the stairwell... I do like that shot, but not today.

Some office blocks near ST James' Park, I fluked good light.. or at least, light I liked.

The image above I spotted from a distance and it's the kind of image that really appeals to me.  As with the BALTIC presentations, each to their own... :-D

Vibrant colours in strong direct sun, I just got lucky... again.. with the woman about to come in to view.

Pink Flip Flops.

Job done.  The work is now complete on the Prebends ridge, near Durham Cathedral... almost all the barriers have been removed by the contractors.

And the final shot of the day.  A scene I really liked when I spotted it.  The sun fades across the stonework, table and chairs and a bike leaning against the railings... cafe society with an almost Parisian feel to the setting... in my head anyway.

my main website is: www.paulempson.co.uk