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Still undecided about what you're looking for from your photographer? Have a look at this review from the lovely Charlotte and Matthew on their experience:

Communication
We met Rosie at a wedding fair and she quite happily chatted to us without a hard sell, we then decided that we wanted to know more so emailed rosie and then met her near our home, where she showed us albums and discussed our requirements. Once againt here was no hard sell but the choice was obvious we had to have her! We booked two years in advance and Rosie stay in touch throughout, first confirming our package, then regarding the pre shoot (which she willingly came to York for so we could have pictures of where we got engaged!) and then nearer the time Rosie stayed in close contact, which was good as I was a very nervous bride that kept wanting to check everything over. Rosie always answered my emails quickly and she was always so friendly and kind listening to what we had to say and giving advice! By the time the wedding came along I felt like Rosie was more like a friend who knew not just me but my husband as well.

Prep Sheet
The prep sheet was amazing because it covered things I hadn't even thought of, which then on the day would either have got missed or rushed. The sheet helped us focus on what we really wanted, not just the big family shoots (which there was loads due to a large complicated family) but other moments we might want to catch such as the hand made wishing well, my niece and nephew, the cake toppers (which Rosie got before they got broken :)) it even made us think about timings for the rest of the day! it was great being able to discuss with Rosie the family connections and who got on and who didn't, it just made the day run smoother.

Personality
AMAZING! it really is the only word for Rosie, she was kind, friendly, chatty and a great laugh. she had the bridesmaids and myself so relaxed that we weren't worried about being pictured. even two months after the wedding people still talk about how great Rosie was! she also has a great way of bringing out the best in people, even when things start getting stressed during putting on my dress, Rosie was a calming influence.

Professionalism
Rosie just fitted effortlessly into our wedding day. she was unobtrusive and always there at the right moment to catch the best photo. Her attitude and the way she works, just made us feel instantly relaxed and it was at these moments that she captured the best shots. Rosie just gives off an air of I know what I'm doing' which means that people don't feel the need to direct or 'help' which made it so much easier during the family photos.

Timings
This was one of our biggest fears - we gave Rosie a huge list of family photos that we just had to have (big divorced families means lots of pictures) Rosie got through all the guest shots in half an hour, when we were expecting a couple of hours! At no point did anyone feel rushed or harassed, she had a chat with each group, but she was so good and so professional that she was able to get each group done in seconds and the pictures were amazing! this gave my husband and I more time with our gusts rather then standing posing, it also meant we didn't have to rush our one on one time with Rosie, as there was loads of time to spare. We thought we would have to sacrifice casual photos for the posed ones, but Rosie was so efficient we got way more then we ever expected.

Timescales
We got a couple of images the very next day, which meant we then were able to see a picture of us before we went on honeymoon, this alone was fantastic because it just kept that warm fuzzy feeling going. next we got a preview of some of the pictures and again this came through quick and just wetted my appetite for the photos. Once back from honeymoon I think I began to panic that the photos wouldn't be nice - self doubt is never good - so when the preview came through I could have cried with how nice they were, and how good they looked I just wanted more. A few days later we got access to the whole lot and wow, wow, wow I have never seen such great photos (especially of myself, we took our time going through and picking the ones we wanted for our albums and the great thing is Rosie has stayed in contact throughout answering our questions and just generally being lovely.

Final Images
I never thought we would get such great pcitures of our wedding day, and now I can't decide which ones to use! they really are amazing, she did such a great job, everyone just looks so happy and the group shoots are perfect! but the best photos are the ones Rosie got herself off list, particularly of my neice and nephew playing and of me and Matthew walking, talking and having quiet moments. She really did bring out the best in everyone.

Things you loved
Rosie herself is what makes her such a great photographer, her personality and friendless steal the show every time. She was the most helpful person and so easy to get on with. the pictures themselves have come out amazing and I don't feel like anything got missed, if anything I want to get married again just so I can use Rosie and get more awesome pictures!

Areas for improvement
There really is nothing, one of the best things was receiving the memory stick, not only was the branded box cute but the chocolates and hot chocolate just set us up for a great night looking at our pictures! such a great touch!

Further recommendations
I have already recommended Rosie to everyone I know, plus several facebook networking groups where the moment someone says wedding and photography I cant sing her praises enough! Thank you so much for making things so perfect - the wedding may just be a memory now but blimey will those photos last forever!
Want to get in touch regarding your big day? Just email me at contact@rosieimages.com x x
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Pre wedding shoot, engagement shoot, love story shoot... call it what you will but the idea of having some couple portraits taken before your big day is not a new one though it can seem a bit strange. Most of us have never had professional photos taken with the exception of some "quirky" school images and if we do have any photos of ourselves with partners they are usually at arms length on a smart phone! Personally the idea of being affectionate in public with a camera pointed at me makes me want to crawl in to a large hole and hide. Sound familiar? It was this revelation that made me start to offer pre shoots as an option to my wedding clients. If I, someone who has been around cameras for years, felt this way there was a good chance that others felt the same. Honestly, I wish I had a tenner for every person that says "I hate getting my photo taken" or "I'm terrible in photos" right before booking me to capture the most important day of their life to date!

You're not a model. Just accept it. Neither am I. And that's fine! I love that I get to work with normal couples and it's my job to capture you as you really are. The aim of the pre shoot is that it gets us used to working together so that any couple photos taken on your big day are taken quickly and efficiently, matching up to any expectations you have. After all these are photos that you'll still likely be looking at well into the future.

I usually get couples to pick their own location to do the session as being somewhere that has some meaning to you will always be nicer when you look back at the finishing images than if we go somewhere that I suggest for you. Shoots can be somewhere more traditional like a beach or local park or we can do something a little bit less conventional. Some previous shoots I've been on include a pub crawl around Ouseburn and a gaming session at Roker arcade, I've even done a shoot recreating some iconic film posters. I'm always up for suggestions!

The session lasts between 30 and 60 minutes and is always completely painless. I won't make you do anything you're uncomfortable with, so no staring into each others eyes and thinking of your future in a crowded public place. (Unless that's what you're into!) I try not to over pose. I'll just put you somewhere where the light and background are good then talk to you to get some natural expressions. You'll come away with some gorgeous photos of you both, in normal (non wedding) clothes and you'll be able to relax more at your wedding knowing what to expect. Win win!

To book a session or get a quote for your big day please get in touch: contact@rosieimages.com

x x
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Louise and Adam chose to celebrate their big day at Eslington Villa, a hidden gem in Low Fell with gorgeous rooms and even more stunning gardens and I was over the moon when they asked me to shoot there again.

The whole day had a retro feel to it with Louise's vintage style, lace dress and classic Mulberry shoes through to Adam's green suit and paisley tie. Everything was styled to perfection. I was a huge fan of the retro transport with a vintage jag for the happy couple and the old school bus for bridesmaids and guests.

The ceremony was held at the Church on the Hill in Washington Village then it was on the bus to Eslington where guests were greeted with a welcome drink and some music from Louise's band the Doo Wop Dollies! They sang a range of 1940's songs with Louise even joining in for one, much to everyone's delight.

The meal was then served and just as everyone had finished their main course, and were starting to go into a slight food induced lull, they were treated to a surprise appearance from The North East Singing Waiters. The waiters had everyone on their feet singing along, twirling napkins in the air and dancing to classics like All Night Long and New York New York.

We took advantage of the time in between the meal and the evening reception by sneaking off for some couple photos next to one of the North East's most iconic monuments, the Angel of the North! We got some stunning images before heading back to the party where there was even more live music for our entertainment with The Long Tall Beatles. They were so good I genuinely struggled to leave! What a day!

Here's to this retro, music loving couple. May your future be just as fun and lively as this perfect day! x x
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Vendors:
Dress: Vintageatnumber18.co.uk
Shoes: Mulberry
Suits: sleters
Decorations and flowers: Events by Dragonfly
Music: The Doo Wop Dollies, The north East singing Waiters, The Long Tall Beatles
Make Up: Pocket Full of Posies
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The Sage Gateshead is one of the most iconic buildings on the Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside. You can't help but marvel at its beautiful curved glass roof as you travel over the Tyne Bridge. This is one of the reasons I chose it as my wedding venue back in 2014. When Sophie and Oliver told me that they had it booked for their big day in May 2017 I couldn't be happier to go back!

Sophie got ready at the Hilton Hotel, just walking distance from the Sage on one very sunny bank holiday Saturday. With a room full of excited bridesmaids. When I first saw her dress hanging up my jaw hit the floor. A vintage style gown from Those Were the Days in Edinburgh. something Jessica Rabbit would be proud of. Simply stunning! The boys were no less attired in their mismatching suits from Moss Brothers.

The ceremony was touching and intimate with some live music from friends of the couple. Everyone then spilled out onto the balcony for drinks, taking in the views of the quayside.

As rain was predicted for just after the service I had negotiated with a local spray paint artist to let us get some couple portraits in the colourful cave in which he was working. Happy to help, this provided a fantastic and bright backdrop to this beautiful couple, as well as perfect cover from the temporary downpour!

The rain was only temporary before the sun came out again for a bagpipe led stroll from The Sage over to St Mary's Church where guests were able to enjoy some speeches from the bride's mother and bridesmaid before a joint speech from the happy couple. The speeches were so heartfelt and personal there was barely a dry eye in the house! It became very apparent how much love everybody there had for these two wonderful people, which was evidenced in the personal touches provided by individuals for the day.

The day could not have gone better for these high school sweethearts. I wish them all the love and happiness in their future together! x x
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Vendors:
Cake: Cakes By Julie
Dress: Those Were The Days
Suits: Moss Brothers
Flowers: Cinnamon rose
The Sage Gateshead
St Mary's Church
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The majority of my weddings are in and around Newcastle and Northumberland so when Katherine and Aidan approached me to shoot their wedding at Branxholm Park House, in Hawick on the Scottish Borders I jumped at the chance. I love the challenge of shooting somewhere new and this place didn't disappoint.

The venue was a large home set in the hills around Hawick surrounded by large gardens. A family run establishment could not have had a more warm and friendly feel. With 8 double bedrooms filled with the bride and groom and a group of close friends who were all staying for the full week, the place was bursting with fun and laughter. Inside was a treasure trove of rooms which guests had full access to. There was a dining room, lounge, pool room, kitchen (no over priced drinks bills at this wedding!), games rooms, a cinema space and even a sneaky wine cellar/kareoke room! Outside had just as much to offer with small huts for pool, sauna and gym spaces. there were also loads of outdoor seating spaces with wood burning pizza ovens, BBQ, firepits and multiple lawn games including tennis and giant chess. There was areas for animals and even a hidden play park with a knights castle! Honestly, you could stay here all year and not run out of things to do!

The venue perfectly reflected the relaxed feeling of the day. Katherine and Aidan had their ceremony in a cosy cabin at the top of the site before they and their guests spilled out into the sun filled grounds to enjoy the rest of their day. The whole wedding had a feel of a family garden party. traditional formalities adapted to suit what they wanted out of their day which was just some quality time with the people who meant the most to them. Both Katherine and Aidan are teachers and this came out when they got guests to partake in a scavenger hunt around the house and grounds to win a restaurant gift voucher. Guests had to find out information as well as challenge the groom to a game of choice (and win) and make the bride laugh with their best joke! Guests got really involved and raced around the grounds completing the tasks.

What a perfect day for a perfect couple! x x

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Vendors

Branxholm Park House

Dress: Hand made by bride

Suits: Marks and Spencer

Flowers: Border Blooms

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