Durham Castle Wedding – Chris Monaghan-Doyle Photography

Durham Castle was the backdrop for Helen and David’s beautiful wedding. After a ceremony at the Raddisson the whole wedding party made its way across the city to the castle, it was pretty tiring carrying all my kit. Thankfully the weather was great and the city provided a backdrop for some pictures along the way. The castle provided many locations for photographs and thankfully there was time for us to visit them. Helen and David’s wedding was a very busy day but a pleasure to photograph!

Outdoor family photography – Chris Monaghan-Doyle Photography

I had the pleasure of photographing Pearl at Hardwick Park. Pearl was a little reluctant to start with, but she got into it a little more towards the end, I think the picture with her special teddy really shows of her personality! We captured some really nice shots, the weather was good, if a little windy and I managed to find a lovely new spot tucked under some trees. Family outdoor children photography-5640Love that smile! Family outdoor children photography-5627With her special teddy. Family outdoor children photography-5614A great little spot in the trees! Family outdoor children photography-5473Family outdoor children photography-5529

Archie family photography – Hardwick Park – Chris Monaghan-Doyle photography

I met Archie and his mum at Hardwick Park for his photoshoot. Archie has just turned 1 and managed brilliantly on a very windy day, his little eyes were streaming but he kept a smile on his face! We finished taking the pictures in the nick of time as the heavens opened! Archie's red top added a great splash of colour to his outdoor photoshoot. At the end of the session we dived into the woods to escape the wind (and the rain) to grab a few shots with the flash.

Ella newborn photography – Ingleby Barwick

I had the pleasure of taking some pictures of little Ella. Ella was a little older than I normally aim for for my newborn photography, however she was still so petite despite being 5 weeks old. As she was a little older Ella made us work for the pictures, but all good things come to those who wait! We shot the pictures in my home in Ingleby Barwick where we set up a mini studio. The natural light was gorgeous and soft which helped to get some beautiful images. Ella's mum brought the hat she is wearing which Ella rocked and looked so cute! Ingleby barwick newborn photographyIngleby barwick newborn photographyIngleby barwick newborn photography Ingleby barwick newborn photography Ingleby barwick newborn photography Ingleby barwick newborn photography

A special little girl’s 1st birthday – Chris Monaghan-Doyle Photography

It was my gorgeous little daughter's first birthday, so we decided to take take some photos to mark the event! It seems so much harder taking pictures of my own kids, I think that they're so desensitised to the whole process that she completely ignores me. It is so difficult to make her look at the camera!! Managed to get some nice pics though! CMD_4782 CMD_4803 CMD_4852 CMD_4856 CMD_4864 CMD_4939