About us | Northeast England wedding photographer

Northeast England based wedding photography services. We cover all types of weddings and events, including parties, award ceremonies, Christenings and more.

With photography packages suitable for low key weddings, through to full day and night coverage.

We have years of experience and bring a level of calmness and ability to get the photos under pressure, whilst keeping you conformable and relaxed.

Most importantly we really really love what we do. Our love for the job ensures that the shots are the best we can get and we’re always willing to go that extra mile to capture your perfect day.


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Our core principles for capturing weddings

Friendly relaxed approach – We won’t take over your entire day. It’s your special day, we will get the photos without distracting you from the celebrations.

Awesome pictures – Our high-end equipment and experience ensure our photos are breathtaking. Every photo is edited and optimised by hand.

Be prepared – We’ll meet you to discuss the big day to ensure you get the photos you desire and answer any questions you might have.

Fast turnaround and good communication – No long waiting for photos, average turnaround is 2-3 weeks. We’ll keep you updated every step of the way.

Affordable – We offer mid-range pricing and charge an honest price for the amount of work involved and the high-end equipment that we use.

Price promise – Quotes are given in advance of the big day. No hidden costs.

Full print rights – You will have full print rights at no extra cost

Reliable – We’ll be there rain or shine 🙂


Introducing BSC

BSC Weddings Limited is run by full-time wedding photographer and videographer; Graeme J Baty. Helped out our team of associate videographers; Matthew and David.

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A bit about Graeme and the company from the man himself

My main love in life is photography and it is my full-time job. It’s safe to say I have my dream job! I’m in my early forties. I currently live in Newcastle, where I was born and bred. I have been working as a professional photographer for many years and have been published internationally with my photojournalism, event, video production and portrait work.

I run the Newcastle upon Tyne based photography and video services company BSC Weddings Limited (formally known as Blank Slate Creative Ltd.)

How did you get into wedding photography?

“I photoed my first wedding in 2012 for a good friend how kindly trusted me to capture his big day and (frankly) it was quite a terrifying experience. Now looking back I’ve found that I thrive in the challenging environment of a wedding, it can be quite an exhilarating experience and really pushes you creatively like no other area of photography I’ve worked in.

From that day I think I’d caught the bug and continued to do weddings for friends and referrals from customers. Around 2015 I began to take things to the next level and from then I managed to build cover up to 10 weddings a year, which was tough as I was still working full-time in other sectors.

In 2019 I finally decided to make my dream a reality, investing my life savings in the business and camera equipment! I left my job to become a full-time wedding and portrait photographer. It was a scary move but it now means I can now photo/video around 40 weddings per year and dedicate my time to providing customers with a fab service.

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Graeme (on the right) with a happy bride and groom. Photo by Ayat

It is really the best job (even with recent challenges to the wedding industry!) I’ve ever had and it’s quite amazing to see how much my work has changed and continues to evolve as I dedicate myself to wedding coverage.

I absolutely love wedding photography. There’s nothing like the excitement you get when you hand over the finished photos and see the couple’s reaction! “

Graeme J Baty – June 2021

Press

We have been published in Bride Magazine, Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Teeside Gazette, Sunday Sun and more

“Not your average wedding photos!” Newcastle Evening Chronicle

Hancock Museum wedding photos by BSC

Equipment info (the nerdy bit!)

We’re a bunch of camera nerds at heart and have spent a lot of time researching and investing in the best gear for the job. We use modern all digital equipment. As of 2021, we’re now fully mirrorless, which allows for greater quality, accuracy, and detail.

We try to keep equipment to a small footprint on the day, so as not to get in the way of the proceedings and allow us to have a natural documentary style.

Photography main equipment

Canon EOS R5, Canon EOS R6 and backup camera Canon EOS R

In addition to these for full-day bookings, we also have use of a Fuji X100v for some stunning and cool film simulations!

And of course our ever popular Fuji Instax camera!

Video equipment

Canon EOS R (x2) and Canon EOS R6.

Rode wireless mics, Zoom digital recorders. Plus various sliders and lights.

Lenses

From 2021 onwards we’re using prime lenses exclusively for a more pleasing and creative aesthetic.

Main lenses 35mm, 85mm. Additional lenses for different scenarios 14mm, 20mm and 135mm.

Flash photography and soft boxes

We use flash very sparingly on your day, with 99% of the day will be captured using natural light. We are acutely aware that flash is distracting to you and your guests and will use it only when necessary. After all our style is documentary and the best photos tend to be the moments when people don’t know they’re being photoed 🙂

For full-day bookings and evening parties we will set up 3 light stands with remotely operated triggers around the venue. Again this is used sparingly but allows us to work in event he darkest of venues with ease.

We use special techniques to give you the most dramatic and beautiful images using off-camera flash along with colour gels for that amazing studio photography style pop!

Examples of our off camera flash techniques. If you are booking a full day package this allows us much more time to get creative and get some stunning portraits for you to treasure.

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