Wedding Photographers in Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland, Northumberland and the north of England

Once you are convinced after our meeting that you would like me to be your official wedding photographer, I need a first-stage payment to secure your date. I attend just one wedding on your date, so there's nothing to worry about.
I also DON'T sub-contract my weddings to other photographers. When you book me, it's Dirk van der Werff who will share your day!


Aimee and Matthew at Lumley Castle

Rachel and Kevin at Wynyard Hall

Anna and Warren at Matfen Hall

Nicola and Simon at Jesmond Dene House

If for reasons of guest numbers, or multiple locations, I feel the need for two photographers, then I will let you know the additional cost. The photographer will be a professional, originally trained by me and who has their own business as a wedding photographer, so I can trust them, and so can you. This will be a rare occurance, as I prefer to work on my own with no assistant as I can blend in better with your guests and liase with you personally.
Once I'm booked to cover your wedding, please feel free to ask me questions about ANYTHING to do with your wedding. After all, I have been to more weddings than most people and can advise on all sorts of options and scenarios - happy to help!

Choosing a photographer and deciding on a budget to set aside is difficult, but if you want a full time professional photographer, with high quality images, great customer service and with whom you can build a relationship to feel comfortable on the day then choose wisely.
My creative fees start at £1250 but this also includes all the meetings beforehand, great customer service, fantastic cutomer experience all the post production and image editing, plus a password protected website, a presentation box full of all your final edited proof print, hard-copy images (up to 500) professionally printed which you keep, and also a CD with all the same edited images on that comes with your wedding book... All day coverage from 2 hours before your wedding to cover bridal preps up to 10 hours coverage is £1495.
Wedding books or albums are additional if you require them - not everyone does nowadays
. Most of my cleints purchase their wedding book up to 6 months after their wedding, some up to a year later. THE PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR WEDDING - not the book, though I always love to see your images in the form of a great wedding book!
Smaller midweek weddings with less than 25 guests and just three hours coverage is £495
WHAT NEXT? Well, I'm available at the end of a phone or an e-mail at any time from the moment you book me as your wedding photographer. You may want some advice, you may want lots of advice .. or you may have seen a wedding cake or a dress on my BLOG or website and want to know where to souyrce it from. No problem, I keep in touch with many of my previous brides and grooms and would be happy to make the enquiry for you, if I don't already know the answer to the question.
Many of my brides keep in touch with recent weddings and up and coming events through
my Facebook page, or my BLOG - often brides-to-be become my 'friend' on Facebook before I even meet with them, sothat when we finally meet tochat about your wedding, we feel as though we know each other already!
About six, eight, ten weeks before your wedding, it's nice to meet up again. Often you have forgotten what I look like if you have booked me two years previously, so it's good to have a coffee, have a chat about your wedding and take some photographs on our pre-wedding portrait shoot. It means that when we come to your big wedding date, we're not strangers, there are no surprises and we all have a great chilled out day celebrating the biggest day of your life.

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Elizabeth's wedding at Rockliffe Hall


Helen and Daniel at Wynyard Hall

Dominique and Shaun at The Morritt

Jenna and Darren at Redworth Hall

Kirsty and Andrew at Tynemouth Grand

Sarah has the giggles at her wedding at Crathorne Hall


Annmarie and Joseph at Staincliffe Hotel

Victoria and Jonathan at Wynyard Hall

Claire and Andrew at Rockliffe Hall

Karen and Gavin at Crathorne Hall

Headlam Hall wedding for Rachel


Joanne and Tony at Hall Garth Golf Club

Becky and Jonna at Shotton Hall

Rachel and Adrian at Judges

Joanne and Alan at Judges Hotel

Charlotte and Alexander after their wedding in windy conditions in Tynemouth

Rene and Alison at Wynyard Golf Club

Ellie and Steve at Moorsholm


Victoria and Simon at Wynyard Golf Club

Angie and Michael at Judges

Gaynor and Steve in Hitchin

Caroline and Stephen at Wynyard Hall

Beautiful flowers in a water bath at a summer wedding in Teesdale


Sally and Andy at Bath Spa Hotel

Nikki at Guyzance Hall

Alison at Feversham Arms Helmsley

Kate at The Crab and Lobster

Kirsty at Wynyard Hall

Nikki at Guyzance Hall

Amanda at Headlam Hall

Jennifer at Tynemouth

Steve gives Nikki an unexpected twirl on the dance floor at Wynyard Hall


Stephanie at Rockliffe Hall

Elizabeth at Wynyard Hall

Lucy and Paul during their wedding at Seaham Hall


Andy and Natalie's wedding at Gisborough Hall - see my BLOG


Mark and lynn have fun at their Christmas wedding at Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island

Muslim wedding full of colour in Newcastle

Crathorne Hall

Headlam Hall

Wynyard Hall

Matfen Hall

Langley Castle

Crab & Lobster


Seaham Hall

Ellingham Hall

Beamish Hall

Redworth Hall

Judges Yarm

Slaley Hall

Rockliffe Hall




North Yorkshire


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