About Me

I have tried my hand at many careers over the last 30 years, I have worked automotive, banking, sales and engineering, the one constant throughout my life has been the love of ‘taking photos’. From an early early I loved cameras and photography ad have taken countless photographs over the the years, my favourite subject is definitely people. I love photographing people and seeing their true personalities shine through from  the image this led to me specialising as a Northeast Wedding Photographer.

I became a  professional photographer out of necessity, the 2007/8 financial crisis forced my hand and I have never looked back. Ir hasn’t always been a easy journey, photographers are extremely critical of their own work, but even after all these years I am still in love with the whole process of photography and feel so lucky to be able to spend my days behind the camera.

I have an incredibly supportive family behind who suffer the long and irregular hours without (too much) complaint!.

I primarily shoot weddings due to demand, but I do still look to photograph anything and everything.  I regular attend photographic workshops to try and keep my skills and knowledge fresh and up to date, and am part of a very supportive network of peers. As a busy wedding photographer in the northeast I undertake wedding photography across the region, covering Durham, Northumberland and North Yorkshire.

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” (ellitot erwitt)

This is so true of photography, I love the challenge of finding that aspect or point of view which can transfer the mundane in to something outstanding. Photographers challenge themselves at every commission, whether it is wedding photography, portrait or commercial photograph – we want to create something new and amazing for every client. One of the most interesting things to capture in my opinion are the true emotions of a subject, one of the reasons I love wedding photography is I get to experience these moments at every wedding I attend. 

“When a moment in front of me appears to be particularly special, whether it be by beauty or experience, I capture it. I usually find a reason to justify taking that photo - symmetry, or color, or contrast - and it’s my hope that my photography sheds light onto what I see and do on a daily basis.” – Connor Franta

I can resonate which this so much, however it is often easier said that done,  it can be exhausting keep your awareness levels at the level that you notice anything and everything, watch for that special moment, the fleeting glance , the brief lapse that reveals a personals true emotional state.  I take my hat off to those documentary photographers that do this  this for hours on end at weddings. 


I'm Dash, nice to meet you!

I’m Dash (yes really! – well sort of…) most of my friends have called me Dash for so long I can’t remember why!- real name Brendan, I operated a successful studio and wedding photography service for quite a few years from 2007 onwards. We took a break to spend some time with family and other projects and now I am thrilled to be back and photographing weddings across the North. 

Why choose a wedding photographer?


A wedding photographer plays a crucial role in creating long-lasting memories of a couple’s special day. They capture the joy and emotions of the couple and their families in a way that can be cherished for years to come. Photographs are not just images, but they tell a beautiful story of the couple’s love and commitment to each other.


A skilled and experienced wedding photographer can frame the couple in stunning natural light, capture candid moments, and provide direction for posed shots. They understand how to capture important moments that happen in a matter of seconds, such as the exchange of rings or the first kiss. Professional wedding photographers also have high-quality equipment and technical knowledge to ensure that the pictures are sharp and well-composed.


In short, having a wedding photographer is a key investment for couples who want to preserve their special day. The pictures taken will be treasured for a lifetime, and serve as a reminder of the love and happiness shared with friends and family on their wedding day, memories can fade but your wedding photographs and wedding albums will stand the test of time.

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Top 20 UK wedding suppliers

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As featured in Your Northeast Wedding Magazine

Wedisson Awards

Winner of 9 (so far) Wedisson awards , an internationally community of wedding photographers showcasing the very best of wedding photography from around the world.

Hitched Wedding photographer of the year 2022 & 2023

Winner of WeddingPhotographer of the year for 2 years running for my region on Hitch.co.uk.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am based in County Durham but are available to travel nationally. We do not charge travel costs for weddings within a 100m radius of Durham. For bookings further a field, we can discuss the travel supplement costs prior to your booking, and of course, we will take care of our travel and accommodation arrangements if required.  Costs are kept minimal are often just to cover fuel expenses.

My first 'professional' wedding was back in 2008, I took a 10 year break in 2010 for family reasons and 'started again' in September 2021 and love it more than ever.

I'm an experienced photographer and have taken many different types of assignments. My experience has taught me ways to overcome a persons insecurities and to ensure you feel completely at ease, I hope that this would be apparent from our first meeting. It is our expectation that your wedding photography will be one of the highlights of your special day. Please check my reviews for real couples experiences.

Firstly, the choice to book a photographer is ultimately yours to make and I am always going to recommend you book a professional!

In general most couples will choose the best dress, venue, cake they can, why not the photographer? Your photos will be the lasting physical and visual memory of the best day of your life. A professional photographer should be an asset on your wedding day as we often help to keep your wedding day on time and I personally am working to ensure you enjoy your wedding day. I am reputable, reliable (insured) and put my couples first on the wedding day

Haha!! If you book our full day Package then we will be with you for up to approx 10-12 hours and will be working almost continuously so a light meal is greatly appreciated.

There is no better way to a wedding photographers heart than through their stomach!

Yes. We have more than sufficient equipment to ensure we are able to provide full coverage for your chosen package. The equipment that we use is of professional quality and in all my experience we have never had a failure.

The good old British weather is incredibly unpredictable. I'm sure you will understand that rain can have an impact on your photography - we certainly don't want everyone standing around in the rain. Having said that, all bad weather means is that we have to work a little differently, we will still be able to produce stunning wedding photos even in the harshest of weather. 

We have designed our wedding options so that they are able to cover most requirements. If you have something specific or a special request then we can discuss this at your consultation and we will of course do our best to accommodate.  

I try to ensure that my wedding package prices are competitive but also reflect the quality of the images you will receive and the exceptional service that we offer - our reviews speak for themselves

Yes we do,  we will offer advice on how to get the most out of your photography.  We do recommend that you limit the number of group photos requested so you can still keep to your day's agenda. We always agree a minimum group shot list prior to every wedding.

Yes, we are fully insured with public liability and professional indemnity insurance. I'm also DBS checked and a qualified drone pilot.

We carefully quality check every image and make any necessary adjustments. This can be very time consuming, We normally advise our clients that images will be delivered in approximately 4-6 weeks following the wedding. Wedding Books can be a little longer as they are handmade in Italy and then shipped to us. 

Absolutely, there is no substitute for view photographs than in print. I offer beautiful handmade wedding albums, examples of which you can view on request. These are made by Graphistudio, one of the top suppliers in Europe, and they offer many options. Your wedding album can be customised to your taste