ABOUT MICHELLE MERCER
Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne and servicing the North East Area. With her husband, two boys and a dog
Hello I am Michelle, a family and wedding photographer in Newcastle
Why am I a Photographer?
Having my own business, making my own livelihood out if something that i love makes me feel truly blessed. I have loved photographs from a very early age especially family photo albums, they are a slice of history, like a gateway to my memories just waiting to be relived time and time again.
Photography for me is freezing a moment in time, the ability to go back to that moment and feel those emotions and revisit a memory. Its priceless! I want to create a unique experience that really feels like you and really fits you are. When I look at a photograph, what makes it really beautiful to me is the connection. The connection that the photographer has with the subject.
Having been happily married for 13 years now, the experience of my own wedding makes me so excited for my clients. My wedding was one of the best days of my life and I just get so excited that they get to have a similar experience too.
I love getting to know my clients. I want to learn all about you and your relationships and of course how your story started and what made you full in love with each other. I love to find out all about the little ones, who they are, what they like and who there are going to be. Photography is my passion, its is what I love to do. For me to create a career out of this is just a dream come true.
My photography journey began years ago when I first had hold of my Nana's Polaroid camera, which I thought was the bees knees, I would photography anything i could all day. In my late teens I started to take it all a step further and learn about the art of photography and that enabled me to start really looking at composition, light and subjects I wanted to capture images of. When I became a mum it was a complete game changer. Now my eyes are fixed on the everyday beauty of my world and the life I love, documenting the moments that never seem to last long enough!
I decided to start my own business 4 years ago and focused on portraiture but since then I have fallen in love with photographing weddings and how fulfilled I feel from doing it. Now I get to spend the happiest day of peoples lives celebrating with them and capturing those moments forever. Seriously, what job could possibly be better?!
How do I work?
I am a contemporary and modern photographer in Newcastle upon Tyne although I do travel around the UK with my camera and love to work in natural and urban locations, creating relaxed and fun moments resulting in beautiful images.
To me, portrait photography is about your family connection, the moments of childhood before they pass with a blink of a mother's eye.
Your wedding photography is one of the most important investments you will make when planning your wedding. After the dress has been returned to its hanger, the cake as been eaten that the guest have all gone home, what will remain is the memories and the images that we create together.
My aim is simple: I am all about creative timeless photography. Creating gorgeous images that will be treasured, the kind of images you’ll be proud to adorn your walls with for years to come. I have a contemporary style of photography, specialising in portraits and wedding photography in the UK
Where do I work?
I’m a North London girl and grow up in Bushey, I currently live with my husband, two boys and our border collie just outside Newcastle on the coast of North Tyneside. So how does that work i hear you ask? I fell for a boy and he lived 280 miles away! so I moved the week after our wedding. So today I am a London girl living the geordie lifestyle in North Shields and serve the surrounding area including Tynemouth, Darras Hall, Whitley Bay, Cullercoats, Ponteland, Jesmond, Gosforth in fact the whole of the North East is fine by me, I’m happy to travel across the UK so contact me if you would love to work.
If you’re still not sure if I’m the right photographer for you, read a bit more about my approach towards a photo shoot.
Thank you for visiting my website, please make sure you keep and eye on my blog to see examples of my recent work covering Weddings, Newborns and Portrait photoshoots!
Telephone : 07736 809275
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