Some Favourite North East Portrait Locations

Some of my customers like the idea of having their photos taken in a location which means something to them. In this article I'll be looking at some of my favourite North East portrait locations.

Bolam lake is great as there are a few different backgrounds to use. Woodland and this fabulous boardwalk. This was taken in May so the leaves are all very fresh.

Bolam lake

Plessey Woods is also a good one. Like Bolam lake, it's free to park and they both have lovely cafes if you fancy a cuppa afterwards! In the summer there is the meadow area and you also have woodland. Benches are handy for making interesting groupings.

Plessey woods

Jesmond Dene is always a favourite. Again free parking and a cafe, as well as Pet's Corner to keep the children entertained afterwards. There's the bridge, the old mill and the covered seating area if it looks like rain.

Jesmond Dene

My final choice is St Mary's Lighthouse. Well the beach opposite it to be exact. You do have to pay for parking but you could combine the session with a walk along the coast and an ice cream! It's best to try and schedule a session either earlyish morning or late afternoon as there isn't anywhere in the shade of the glaring midday sun. Although we could be lucky and have the sun disappear occasionally like it did at the end of this session - bottom photo.

St Mary's Lighthouse

Of course, I'm always open to suggestions for new locations. To book your session in your favourite location contact me!

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