Katie Byram Photography » Fun & relaxed female wedding photographer based in Northumberland / Newcastle Upon Tyne , covering the UK & Destination Weddings

Fun & relaxed wedding photography up North,

for laid-back, happy couples who hate posing! 

Specialising in LGBTQ+ and non-conventional weddings and elopements 

Hey there! Do you hate having your photo taken? Are you planning your wedding but dreading standing around having your photographs taken for hours? Well, you don’t have to! I can capture all the fun & emotion of your day whilst you enjoy yourself with your friends and family.

Or are you eloping, just the two of you or with your nearest and dearest? Sounds awesome! I’ve also been a witness for several of my couples, what an honour! We can plan the photographs around your day, whatever you’re getting up to!

If you’re having a bigger ‘do’ but want to spend more time on your wedding day chatting, dancing, hugging, laughing… and less time on traditional, stuffy formalities, I want to photograph it! I will be there to capture all the silly dance moves, the flowergirls stealing sweeties, your bridesmaids pretending they aren’t getting teary.

As well as colourful, action filled photography, you can also add on video highlights, if you like – little snippets of your big day, set to music.

I’m based in the North East, in County Durham. I live in a small rural village near to Barnard Castle.  I tend to adventure all over the North of England and Scotland too.

I specialise in LGBTQ+ weddings in particular, outdoorsy weddings, dog friendly weddings, elopements, and big days with lots of kids running around!

Please click on images below to open up recent blog posts….

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Casey & Joe’s DIY, Vegan Halloween Wedding at Bagden Hall

I first met Casey & Joe when they were my neighbours back in Marsden, Huddersfield. When they enquired about meView full post »

Flora & Katy’s Hepworth Art Gallery Wedding

When Katy & Flora first got in touch, I was immediately excited! They were getting married in The HepworthView full post »

Cat & Dean’s Sheffield Town Hall & Brocco On The Park Wedding

Cat & Dean planned a springtime, small, informal wedding at Sheffield Town Hall, with their reception at theView full post »

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Educational Conference Corporate Photography Yorkshire

Back in January I was delighted to capture a higher educational conference, where I was working on behalf of FatView full post »

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Becky & John’s humanist, rock & roll wedding at The Storyhouse Chester featuring Stormtroopers & Mario Kart

Becky & John wanted their wedding to be fun, and a celebration of all the things they love. They threw out theView full post »

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Rock Choir, Barnsley (Community Charity Event)

Just under a year ago I did something i’ve wanted to do for years! I joined a choir. Rock Choir, to be precise.View full post »

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Jenny & Harry: A DIY, winter wedding with a mosh pit in Marsden

Wow! Jenny & Harry’s wedding was the first of the year for me, and one I won’t ever forget! They choseView full post »

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Boats & A Brass Band…Amey & Adam’s Standedge Tunnel Wedding

Amey & Adam got married at Standedge Tunnel Visitors Centre in Marsden, near Huddersfield. The venue has bags ofView full post »

Huddersfield Town Hall Wedding

Anna-Maria & Dave got married at Huddersfield Town Hall. They chose to do their wedding day a little bitView full post »

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Why I love the Arches at Dean Clough, Halifax!

The Arches at Dean Clough, in Halifax is one of my favourite wedding venues. I just wanted to share some of myView full post »

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Sam & Sylvia’s Scottish Wedding in Aviemore with Spud The Piper

I’ve known Sam & Sylvia from many years, back when I lived near to Sylvia in Newcastle, and she was stayingView full post »

Faith & Chris: An atmospheric woodland wedding in the rain at The Pendle Sculpture Trail

Faith & Chris finally got married! So Faith and Chris booked me back in 2019 for their 2020 wedding, and afterView full post »

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A colourful, fun & happy Hawaiian themed wedding in Liverpool: Shell & Dan

Wow! What can I say?! Shell & Dan’s wedding at Leaf on Bold Street in Liverpool was SO much fun! ThisView full post »

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Libby & Debi’s Alternative, Two Bride, Halloween Wedding

Wow! Libby & Debi’s first wedding date set was in July 2020. After 2 stressful postponements, they finallyView full post »

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A Volkswagen & A Velvet Jacket! Ashley & Bronwyn’s Wedding at The Arches, Halifax

Ashley & Bronwyn’s booking was rather last minute, passed onto me from another photographer whoView full post »

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Smiles in the sun: Lee & Antony’s wedding at The Manor House Lindley, Huddersfield

I was super happy when Lee & Antony got in touch to book their wedding photography for March 2022, with me at TheView full post »

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Priya & Callum’s Colourful Indian Wedding at Shortflatt Tower

I met Priya and Callum back in 2014 when Priya was a bridesmaid for close friend Lindsey at High House Farm Brewery.View full post »

7 top tips to plan a dog friendly wedding!

I absolutely love it when people include their dogs as part of their wedding celebrations! Here are my top tips forView full post »

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A right Northern knees up: Chris & Carly’s laid back, vegetarian wedding in Todmorden.

Carly & Chris finally got to tie the knot in October 2021 after a year’s postponement, and wow what aView full post »

6 top reasons to consider a ‘first look’ on your wedding day

Wait, what exactly is a ‘first look?’  A ‘first look’ is an increasingly popular part of theView full post »

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Food, fizz and a whole lot of love! Ali & Stewart’s DIY back garden wedding in Yorkshire

Stewart & Ali rescheduled their 2020 wedding twice due to reasons we know all about! They decided to have aView full post »

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All you need is LOVE! Courteney & Aaron’s post-lockdown wedding at Hundred House Hotel, Telford

Courteney & Aaron’s wedding miraculously went ahead on their original chosen July 2020 date, just 5 daysView full post »

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A First Look at Butterley Reservoir: A Marsden Village Wedding

 Kate & Iain got married in December 2020 at St. Bartholomew’s church in Marsden, Huddersfield. The plansView full post »

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Maps & Memories: Dan & Jenny’s Healey Barn Wedding

Dan & Jenny’s got married at Healey Barn, Northumberland,  in the middle of March (just before life as weView full post »

A February First Look For Natalie & Mike: Alnwick Garden & Treehouse Wedding

Natalie & Mike flew in from New Zealand to get married after 12 years together! They said I do in a twilightView full post »

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Bouncing into married life! A&K’s wedding at Holy Trinity Church & Gateshead Stadium

Andrew & Katie had such an amazing wedding day! They got married at the church they attend together – HolyView full post »

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7 ways to make your wedding more baby friendly

Having been a wedding photographer for over ten years, I’ve seen lots of teeny babies at weddings, accompanied byView full post »

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Getting ready: 10 Top Tips For Brides To Make Your Wedding Morning Epic

I love capturing bridal preparations. From a photographers point of view, it allows me to get to know people a bitView full post »

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DIY & a Double Decker! Helen & Ian’s Wedding at Summerhill Bowling Club

Helen & Ian got married on a very hot July day, at Newcastle Civic Centre. It was a very busy, lively day in townView full post »

K&J’s Wedding at The Tithe Barn At Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire

I was thrilled to be part of K&J’s wedding at The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey, near Skipton, NorthView full post »

Chalet Byram: Luxury Holiday Chalet & Summer Mazot in The French Alps (Commercial Interiors Photography)

Ok, before you ask, no, I didn’t name them. (Nor did I learn to ski and buy a house in the French Alps 😉 )View full post »

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Cockley Woodland: A new tipi wedding venue in Huddersfield

I was thrilled when I heard there was a new Yorkshire wedding venue – Cockley Woodland Weddings opening inView full post »

A&J at The Biscuit Factory

Absolutely loved this beautiful two bride wedding at The Biscuit Factory   in Newcastle upon Tyne. A&J got marriedView full post »

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Martin & Sam’s High House Farm Brewery Wedding With a Dog Bridesmaid!

Ahh what a dream it was to shoot Martin & Sam’s wedding at High House Farm Brewery. It’s one of myView full post »

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A summer scorcher! Leah & Harry at The Saddleworth Hotel

Leah & Harry tied the knot back in the summer at The Saddleworth Hotel, a beautiful wedding venue near to Marsden,View full post »

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Fun, laughter & happy ever after! Karin & Steve at Fixby Hall, Huddersfield Golf Club Wedding

Karin & Steve are a couple who like to do things in a ‘rather unconventional order. Despite being togetherView full post »

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Bread & Butter & Black Cabs! Zoë & Paul’s St George’s Hall, Liverpool Wedding

Waaah I LOVED this wedding!!! 🙂 Zoë & Paul wanted an intimate & laid back wedding, with just closest family andView full post »

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A post-wedding adventure on Marsden Moor for Bertie, James & Boogie

Bertie & James got married in September 2017, they had a very relaxed & informal wedding at Huddersfield TownView full post »

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Horseshoe Farm: A new Yorkshire wedding venue

Horseshoe Farm is a beautiful hidden gem of a wedding venue inbetween York & Wetherby. Perfect for those laid backView full post »

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A magical winter wedding at Alnwick Treehouse for Anna & Zack

Anna & Zack got married in December at Alnwick Treehouse  at Alnwick Garden, in Northumberland. I’m proud toView full post »

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Made in Sheffield: Kate & Richard’s Kelham Island Museum Wedding

Kate & Richard got married at Kelham Island Museum , and had a fun, laid back & colourful wedding day. TheirView full post »

Confetti & Canals! Tom & Abbie’s Standedge Tunnel Wedding

Back in July I had the pleasure of photographing Tom & Abbie’s wedding at Standedge Tunnel Visitor’sView full post »

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Heather & Jake’s twinkly light wedding at The White Hart, Harrogate

I first met Heather at Amy & Thea’s wedding at Whitley Bay. Jake & her got in touch when they wereView full post »

The importance of timing when planning your wedding day!!

I’ve previously blogged about this and many couples mentioned how useful it was, so I thought i’d do a weeView full post »

Cherry blossom & fireworks! Naz & Jea’s North Yorkshire Wedding at Swinton Park

Ahhh what can I say about this wonderful wedding?! Jea & Naz got married in the springtime at Swinton ParkView full post »

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Fun & Family: Chris & Joanna (Brinkburn Priory Wedding)

Joanna & Chris got married in June 2018 at Brinkburn Priory  in Northumberland. Brinkburn Priory is a tucked awayView full post »

Crow Hill Wedding Venue, Marsden, Huddersfield

Crow Hill is a beautiful wedding venue, tucked away on the edge of Marsden Moor in Marsden, Huddersfield. I’veView full post »

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Colourful Ouseburn Pre-wedding Shoot for Andrew & Andrew

How on earth is it 2018 already?? Someone stole time, I swear! Anyway I was having a look over some of my shoots andView full post »

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Travel Themed Healey Barn Wedding For Emma & Emily

Emma & Emily got married at the amazing Cripps Healey Barn, near Corbridge, Northumberland. I’d second shotView full post »

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Under The Cherry Blossoms: Alnwick Garden Springtime Post Wedding Shoot

After Leanne & Arny’s colourful wedding, they chose to have post wedding shoot at The Alnwick Garden inView full post »

Heather & Rachel’s Relaxed & Happy Doxford Barns Wedding in Northumberland

Heather & Rachel (Aka H & Rach!) had a stunning September wedding at Doxford Barns in Northumberland. They hadView full post »

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Birds, Ice Cream & Haybales! Michelle & Paul’s Rustic Vallum Farm Wedding

Michelle & Paul got married back in August at Vallum Farm near Matfen, Northumberland. They both work asView full post »

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Newcastle City Centre Wedding Venues

I am fortunate enough to live in a city with a wide range of wedding venues, from cool bars, converted mills, aView full post »

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A Fun & Happy, Game Of Thrones Styled Wedding at Alnwick Treehouse!

Sarah & Steve got married at The Alnwick Treehouse at Alnwick Gardens in a late afternoon summer ceremony. TheyView full post »

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A Yorkshire Wedding With A Slice of History: Charlotte & Martin’s Big Day At Saltaire Church & The Arches, Dean Clough

When Charlotte got in touch about her wedding, it was clear from the start that she was keen for lots of fun &View full post »

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Romance under the stars! Megan & Jimi’s Planetarium Wedding at Life Science Centre

The Life Science Centre at the Centre for Life in Newcastle is somewhere with a special meaning to Megan & Jimi,View full post »

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Michelle & Paul’s fun pre-wedding shoot on the Northumberland Coast

One of my favourite places  to be is along the beautiful Northumberland coast… so when Michelle & Paul askedView full post »

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Esme & Sam : The Legal Bit (& Photo Fun At The Beach!)

Esme & Sam got married last weekend, after being together for over ten years. They had a personal, humanistView full post »

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Two Brides To Be : An Evening Pre-wedding Shoot at Jesmond Dene

Emily & Emma are getting married in August at Healey Barn, a gorgeous Northumberland wedding venue. I met up withView full post »

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A gorgeous summer evening: Lydia & Matt’s Alnwick Treehouse Wedding

Lydia & Matt planned an informal evening wedding at Alnwick Treehouse in Northumberland. I met with Lydia & herView full post »