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Hi If you’re reading this it’s likely that you’re searching for a wedding photographer for your wedding day in Sunderland ( great choice in venue by the way ).. needless to say  I’m so glad you dropped by ,  if you have the time why not stay and take a look around at some of my work, you can visit my portfolio HERE, or even see some real weddings HERE I’m pretty confident  you can find many reasons to choose us to photograph your wedding day in Sunderland.

Why choose me for you photography?

My name is  David,  I am an award winning destination wedding photographer who loves the fun, atmosphere and the all round celebration of weddings, I offer a unique contemporary way of photographing a wedding, I often appeal to the non-traditionalist, stylish yet contemporary couple. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne ,England, I capture weddings all across the UK, and around Europe and the globe. 

I’m so very passionate about my work , I find inspiration all around me and love to use any available light to by advantage and use additional light for the more creative image. I have had the pleasure of photographing in Sunderland on a few occasions, the atmosphere of Sunderland lends itself to stylish wedding photography.

I take pleasure in playing an integral role in two people taking their vows together but I’m a firm believer in the fact that a wedding is so much more than exchanging words and work to capture every emotion felt and each special moment, translating the true joy of the day through beautiful photography .

 Where ever you are in the world, I’d love to be part of it.. I look forward to hear from you.

David -x-

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A little about wedding photography at the Sunderland

Sunderland () is a port city and the main settlement of the metropolitan borough of the City of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear, North East England. It is situated at the mouth of the River Wear, approximately 16km (10 miles) south-east of Newcastle upon Tyne and roughly 19km (12 miles) north-east of the City of Durham.

Historically in County Durham, there were three original settlements by the mouth of the River Wear on the site of modern-day Sunderland. On the north side of the river, Monkwearmouth was settled in 674 when King Ecgfrith of Northumbria granted land to Benedict Biscop to found Monkwearmouth Monastery. In 685, Ecgfrith further granted Biscop the land adjacent to the monastery on the south side of the river. As the river separated this land from the monastic community, it was henceforth referred to as the “sunder-land” and would grow as a fishing settlement before being granted a charter in 1179. West of the medieval village of Sunderland on the south bank, Bishopwearmouth was founded in 930.

Sunderland grew as a port, trading coal and salt. Ships began to be built on the river in the 14th century. By the 19th century, the port of Sunderland had absorbed Bishopwearmouth and Monkwearmouth, owing to the growing economic importance of the shipbuilding docks. Following the decline of the city’s traditional industries in the late 20th century, the area grew into a commercial centre for the automotive industry, science and technology and the service sector.

Bede, sometimes called the father of English history, began his monastic career at Monkwearmouth monastery in Sunderland, before moving to the newly founded Jarrow monastery in 685 (these monasteries together formed the dual Monkwearmouth-Jarrow Abbey). It therefore seems likely that he was born in or near Sunderland. Indeed, Bede later wrote that he was “ácenned on sundorlande þæs ylcan mynstres” (born in a separate land of this same monastery); here, “sundorlande” translates literally as “separate land” but could refer to the village of Sunderland. Alternatively, it is possible that Sunderland was later named in honour of Bede’s connections to the area, by people familiar with this statement of his.

A person from Sunderland is sometimes known as a Mackem. However, as this term originated as recently as the early 1980s, its use and acceptance by Sunderland residents, particularly among the older generations, is not universal. At one time, Sunderland-built ships were called “Jamies”, in contrast with those from Tyneside, which were known as “Geordies”, although in the case of “Jamie” it is not known whether this was ever extended to people.

 

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