About Me

Hi! I’m Sue. I was born in Northumberland but left home at the age of 21 to travel the world which came to a stop when my money ran out.  Coincidentally, this just happened to be the same time that I met my husband John outside a bar in Antibes in the South of France.  We lived and worked there for 6 years before moving to Palma de Mallorca and settling there with a family. As a result I am fluent in Spanish and can also speak French, although that is now a bit rusty. We have two lovely daughters, Katherine and Vicky, both of whom are happily married and have given us two gorgeous granddaughters; Chloe and Rose. So I’ve fallen in love all over again!  We now live back in beautiful Northumberland and I am loving my wedding photography at all the awesome venues it has to offer.

So instead of capturing beautiful locations abroad, I now photograph beautiful couples which is so much more rewarding.  When studying for my degree I realised my passion was photographing people and how to bring out their unique personalities.  Every couple is different and very special in their own way and I just love getting to know you, how you met, your dreams for the future but most importantly, exactly what you want for your wedding day.

As well as Photography, I studied Art which has given me a unique understanding of composition and light so you will have some beautiful images for your wall and photo album too.  I’m the kind of photographer who loves you to have a fun and relaxed wedding day, to make images that reflect pure joy, happiness and laughter.  There won’t be too much formal posing, just gentle guidance on how to bring out your best however, I will never forget that it is your day and your story and will follow your wishes exactly, if weather and time permits.  If it doesn’t we will find a great compromise which you will love, those backlit rainy umbrella shots look amazing.  If you would like me to photograph your wedding day then please get in touch, I can’t wait to meet you both!

Susan Barwood Photography Prices

My objective is to tell the amazing story of your day.  Each beautiful image will be treasured as a reminder of the fun, the laughter and the tears of joy.  The packages below will give you an idea of my prices but a bespoke package can be tailored to your requirement. In view of the present uncertainty, I would only require £100 deposit to secure your date.

GOLD PACKAGE 

Pre-wedding meeting, Ceremony to Speeches coverage including family and friend groups and bride and groom portraits. All images presented on a boxed USB and a password protected online gallery to share with friends and family: £695

PLATINUM PACKAGE

All of the above with a pre-wedding/engagement shoot, bridal preparation photos and evening party/first dance photos.  Groomsmen’s preparations can be included too when requested:  £895

DIAMOND PACKAGE

All of the above plus a beautiful contemporary bespoke designed handmade lay flat album with cover and box in a range of colours and designs: £1250 (price based on 20 pages – additional pages and sizes available at a small extra cost).  Parent albums are available at reduced cost if ordered with the main album.

SPECIAL PANDEMIC PACKAGE

I’m ready when you are!  Your big day can still be very special and to help with these challenging times I am offering an amazing £200 of all of the above packages during 2020 and up till June in 2021.  

All my albums are hand made by one of the world’s premier album makers and are of the highest quality