Jen & Ryan’s wedding – The Sage wedding photographer

The Sage Gateshead wedding photographer

As a wedding photographer there are certain venues that really appeal to you, The Sage Gateshead is definitely one of them.  It’s an iconic building on the edge of the Tyne, super cool, cultural, and quirky.  Jen and Ryan were the perfect match for this venue!  Their reception was held at the equally awesome St Mary’s Heritage Centre, just a couple of minutes walk away.

Jen and Ryan booked me as their wedding photographer as my work would match the style of The Sage Gateshead and St Mary’s Heritage Centre, they were having a very chilled affair, not easy with 100 guests (plus 50 more in the evening) but they pulled it off with aplomb!  I met Jen in the morning for her bridal prep at The Hilton, her room had panoramic views of the Tyne and was a great setting for chilling with her bridesmaids and enjoying the morning… Jen laughed a lot, as she did throughout the day, she’s awesome fun and the rest of the girls likewise!  Ryan asked me to hire an additional photographer to cover groom prep at a local Italian Barber’s and my assistant for the day Gavin Forster got some fantastic shots of the boys getting ready in the city centre.

The ceremony at The Sage Gateshead had lots of laughter mixed with a romantic vibe, in my 5 years as a wedding photographer I’ve never seen the groom punch the air in delight but Ryan did just that and it was not just amusing but actually a really special celebratory moment.  Once we headed to St Mary’s Heritage Centre the guests quickly got to grips with ‘beer pong’ (please can every wedding have beer pong!!!), the speeches followed with Ryan leaving the stage to the ladies crying and men high-fiving him (best speech ever?), then we used the cool locations nearby for some great portraits.  All too quickly the day was almost over but a brilliant first dance got the guests fully ready for what was a completely mad and amazing party, everyone pretty much giving it large on the dance floor… the perfect end to an incredible day!

Jen & Ryan thank you so much for inviting me in to your special day, it was EPIC!!

If like Jen & Ryan you’re looking for a wedding photographer to cover your own wedding at The Sage Gateshead or St Mary’s Heritage Centre please get in touch for a chat.


Andy’s service was the best that we had experienced in any industry. He is truly a genius in photography and captured all of our special moments. We have recommended his services to friends. - Marie & Matthew”
Choosing Andy to capture our special day was the best decision we could have possibly made. His passion for photography and his bubbly, friendly personality put us at ease straight away and we felt lucky to have found such a unique photographer. - Nadia & Michael”
Andy made our wedding day so special and we both feel very lucky that he managed to capture all of the important moments. I'm usually so critical of photos taken of me and I still can't believe its actually me in the photos! - Maria & Richard”
He really is the best of the best! - Laura & Simon”
He didn't feel like someone just paid to do a service (which he did brilliantly!). He chatted to everyone, put everyone at ease and really added to our day. - Melissa & Darren”
I cannot recommend Andy Hudson enough. Our wedding was a mix of traditions and cultures, and he worked alongside us to produce the photos we wanted working towards our needs, instead of his own. A completed tailored and personalised service that cannot be faulted, his documentary style is very relaxed and the photos are simply stunning! - Martha & Tom”
We really love that his style of photography is a more relaxed approach. We decided early on that great photos were a priority for us as you want to enjoy them for years to come.  Guests commented on how impressed they were with him on the day and we are overjoyed with the end result! - Helen & Mark”
Andy's light humour and gentle approach was just what we needed - the pics were stunning. - Johannah & David”
Andy was fantastic from start to finish & we cannot rate him highly enough! Friendly, approachable and with a wonderfully creative imagination Andy is the best photographer we have come across. - Emma & Jono”
Words can't express how happy we are with our wedding photographs. You captured every special moment and the photographs are an amazing reminder of the fantastic day we had. It was a pleasure to have you join us and share our special day.  Thank you so much Andy! - Sarah & Richard”
We couldn't be happier with the photos, the character, the quality, the quantity, the personality of every single one were all top notch.Absolutely brilliant pictures from a really lovely guy, we could not recommend him highly enough - Hannah & Duncan”
They say you “just know”, when you have chosen the right photographer, thanks for making us feel so relaxed and comfortable on the day (although at times you seemed to be invisible – in a good way). I know we made the right choice, and you just seemed to “fit” – if you know what I mean!Your professionalism & vision are both qualities you have in bucket loads, once again thanks, you made it a special day - Jane & Chris”
Andy is a truly brilliant and talented photographer and a pleasure to work with, we couldn’t be happier with our photographs! – Sarah & Chris”
What a lovely guy! He made us feel so relaxed. We love the photographs! They are exactly what we wanted from our day and are an amazing reminder of our wedding – Kat & David”
The wedding photographs are a perfect record of a perfect day. He captured the mood and warmth of our wedding, we have beautiful photos – both intimate and individual – Julia & Craig”
We can’t praise Andy enough. From the moment we first contacted him we received nothing but first class service. The wedding photos were simply amazing and were everything we dreamt of - Vicky & Euan”