“ For me, it was always going to be a natural progression to approach weddings in the same way as all my press photography experience has taught me, with storytelling.”

Newcastle Upon Tyne based wedding photojournalist Elliot Nichol from Elliot Nichol Photography.

I've always had a creative eye, even as a small boy, constantly painting and drawing. After school I went straight on to Art School in Newcastle Upon Tyne and studied Graphic Design. I completed the 2 year course and then decided (much to my father’s frustration) I didn't want to pursue that particular artistic path. Instead I decided to study Photography because this subject was touched on during my design course. I enrolled on a part-time A level photography course and this is where I fell in love with the art form.

After my exams I was accepted on a photography course at Newcastle School of Art & Design where I studied full time for 2 years and finally graduated with a Higher National Diploma. It was there I received my first award from the NEPA (North East Press Awards) for best student photography. My photographic career continued shortly afterwards as a Trainee Press Photographer and over the years moved up to Senior Photographer within the Trinity Mirror group at the Newcastle Chronicle & Journal.

A large proportion of my career has been working as a Newspaper Photojournalist for regional and national newspapers in the UK. I have gained 20 years experience within the photographic industry and for some years now specialising as a full time Wedding Photographer.

Newcastle Upon Tyne based wedding photojournalism. North East wedding photographer