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Welcome to the North East & Newcastle Wedding Photographer Tom Hibberd  Photography. 

Tom Hibberd Photography is a creative wedding photography service from Newcastle Upon Tyne, offering documentary style, natural, fun and affordable wedding photography throughout the North East, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and beyond!

I am a wedding photographer based in Newcastle and work across the North East including Northumberland, Durham, Tyne and Wear and Cumbria. Photography has been a lifetime passion of mine and as a wedding photographer I strive to ensure that I capture your wedding with photographs that tell the story of your day as it unfolds and in a way that you will look back on in years to come and feel as if you are there all over again.

 

I offer a service that ensures you receive the fullest of my attention from the first contact through to the delivery of your images and beyond. My style of photography is very relaxed, unobtrusive, and real. I am not a photoshop artist and believe that if you are in love with each other why would you need me to make alterations to the way you are. That said, if you wake up with a spot on your cheek on your wedding day then it will be digitally removed in photoshop!

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I limit the number of weddings I do to just twenty per year allowing me time to focus on each one individually, building a rapport with you and understanding you and your needs. Each wedding is different, and everybody is different. My job is to adapt to that, and this is only possible with time and not being rushed from one wedding to the next.

 

Although I offer different packages I like to tell the story of your whole day from start to finish, meaning the all-day package is exactly that. I will be with you about three or four hours before your wedding service, giving me time to capture photographs of your preparations, the venue and making sure I get photos of all the little details and treasures you have bought for this special day. I will then capture your day as it happens and I will be there until the night time dancing, partying and fun of the evening celebrations.

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Choosing your wedding photographer is a decision that needs careful consideration. After all, they are the one person with you all day from start to finish! I have excellent communication skills and can quickly build a rapport with my clients helping them to feel relaxed and at ease in my company, ensuring the photographs I take are exactly that, relaxed and real. I am with you throughout your day and will do all I can to help your day go smoothly, running errands, there with a needle and thread for those last-minute alterations, liaising with your wedding venue host, and any other tasks or tips and advice that may be helpful.  I have been referred to as a ‘fairy godfather’ by one of my clients!

 

I am very proud of the reviews I have gained, and these are clear testament to my approach, professionalism, and the service I provide. I have won awards for my work and have had many images used by venues throughout the North East to highlight their wedding venues.

I have a very simple booking system which I hope helps build trust and confidence in me. I ask for only £100.00 deposit which secures the date and agreed fee. There is nothing else to pay until one month before the wedding when all I ask is a further half of the remaining balance and the final remainder is paid when you get your pictures! 

Give me a call and we can have a chat and go through your day and plans 

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Tom Hibberd Photography is ranked #1 by YELL offering a friendly, reliable, fun, creative, candid and unobtrusive wedding packages in the North East, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle and Northumberland. Let me capture your special day in pictures that will tell your wedding day story in a documentary style.  I have excellent reviews and recommendations that speak volumes for the wedding photography images, packages and service I provide. Please read what people say about me and if you are looking for affordable, cheap packages then please view the rest of my site and look at my reasonable prices.

I am also honoured and proud to have been selected as a recommended wedding photographer for the Black Horse, Beamish and The Grand Hotel, Tynemouth. I am also proud to be ranked in first position for wedding photographer reviews with Yell.com recognition that www.tomhibberd.com is regarded as one of the best.

Take a closer look at some of my best pictures in my gallery. Read my outstanding testaments and reviews. I have wedding packages that are affordable and cheap. Check out those FAQ's. Take a closer look at my work and venues visited or just get in touch and we can chat things through.

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Tom has been amazing from the very beginning especially with all the date changes due to the pandemic. We finally met Tom a couple weeks before the wedding and what a lovely genuine bloke. We talked about the special day and how it would go, Tom having dealt with many weddings gave us his opinion on how maybe some of the day should play out, for example more natural photos and spending more time with friends and family rather than posing all day. Obviously Tom said all of the day was our choice but we completely agreed with him as the day went very quick and we got to enjoy our day rather then being away from everyone taking photos. On the day Tom was amazing, he captured everything. We have actually just sat and went through all of the photos and it was like reliving the whole day again. As said above the day goes soo quick, some of it was a blur but the pictures have brought it all back. They're amazing and the video that Tom put together for us along with the song I walked down the aisle to had me crying my eyes out. Its something we can keep forever thank you soo much Tom xx

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Feeling comfortable on our wedding day was of paramount importance to us. Having scrolled endlessly through reviews and galleries, we decided to book Tom in 2018. Fast forward 4 years, and we finally got our wedding day. Tom was so easy to communicate with, always responding promptly and made changing over our date due to covid both stress and hassle free. When we finally met just a few weeks before our 4th August wedding day, it was immediately apparent that we had made a good choice in our wedding photographer. Tom was extremely friendly yet professional and made us both feel instantly comfortable. We talked through what we wanted from our photos and how the day would work and left feeling confident we would end up with some brilliant picture memories. We weren’t wrong! On the day, Tom arrived early to scout the venue and ensure that he didn’t miss any of the key moments from the pre wedding preparations. For vast amounts of the time, we didn’t even know he was there - exactly what we had asked for! Tom pointed us in the direction of perfect settings and timings for lighting to create beautiful pictures but there was never any pressure. If we were busy with our guests or enjoying certain moments he made us feel totally comfortable in deciding when was the right time for our pictures. Tom worked with our master of ceremonies to ensure we were always where we needed to be so that the day could run entirely smoothly. He stayed throughout the day and was only too happy to stay well in to the evening in order to ensure each element of the venue (various rooms) could be captured. To top it all off, Tom provided us with a collage on the day to share with friends and family and we received all of our edited photos within less than 2 weeks - amazing! Our final images are incredible.

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Tom is amazing! He's fantastic at what he does and we couldn't recommend him highly enough. He put us and our guests at ease on the day and was great at coaching us through each shot. The photos he managed to capture are outstanding and we absolutely love them. Tom is professional and had clearly done his research ahead of our big day because he knew exactly where to go to get the best shots and vantage points. As you can see from the photos attached to this review - he will go the extra mile to get the perfect shot, including getting in the cold North Sea with us!

Answers to your FAQs

​Q. Are you insured?  Yes. I have full public liability and indemnity insurance cover. ​ Q. What happens if you can't make it on the day? A.    In the very unlikely event that I can not make the event (never happened yet!) then I have a bank of similar (if not better) photographers that I would call on to cover at no extra cost to you. ​ Q. What about equipment failure? A. All of my gear is professional equipment, I carry at least two of everything, two cameras, two lenses of each focal length in fact I carry more gear than I ever need! Q. When will I get my images? A. I stipulate within 6 weeks, this can sometimes be longer in busy periods, but I do my best to get them done as quickly as possible and this is usually within 1-2 weeks. Q. What is the booking procedure? A. I require a £100 deposit to secure the date, I also send you a contract to confirm and agree the details. I then require half of the remaining balance one month before the wedding and the remainder when you receive your images. You can contact me here or direct at thibberd@virginmedia.com or by tel 07817 390534 . Q. Will you 'photoshop' me, maybe take off a few pounds? A. The short answer is no, I won't. I believe in body positivity and I photograph real people and real love. Your partner wants to marry you for who you are, you are who they want to spend the rest of their life with, not a transformed version of you. I have a simple policy where, I will remove anything that wasn’t there two weeks ago, or won’t be there in two weeks time, such as a spot for example. When you get your wedding photographs back I want you to see the person you fell in love with standing next to you in your photos, and be able to look back in years to come and remember the day for what it was and not some 'photoshopped' fake collection. Q. Do I need to feed you? A. Being fed is always a nice bonus but I am also aware that some venues charge the same price for the 'officiants' as they do the guests and I would not want you to feel obliged to have pay this for me. I am happy to bring along my own food and perhaps grab a snack from the night time buffet!!?? ​ Q. Can we put our photos on fsocial media? ​A. Definitely!  I provide you with web ready images formatted for social media, and, phone ready images for mobile phone use. ​

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