my family
Head Portrait of North East Wedding Photographer Nigel Playle.

About Me

Hey I’m Nigel

A Natural and Creative Wedding Photographer based in the North East of England.

So you’ve made it this far and are probably wondering who the bloke is that takes these awesome wedding photos.

In a nut shell I live in a beautiful part of the North East with my gorgeous wife Louise and equally gorgeous girls Phoebe & Georgie. Some of my favourite things in life include my family, friends, football, Star Wars, coffee, chocolate, ice cream, sunsets, festivals (can only last 2 nights on a flat airbed in a damp tent), holidays, a good party and of course photography.

My Experience.

I often get asked how long I’ve been doing this…a few stats below might give an idea of my experience 🙂


weddings photographed


years in business


countries visited


industry awards


About Myfamily

My favourite pastime is definately spending time with my little family. My girls mean the world to me and keep me on my toes when not photographing weddings. My wife Louise is my calming voice when the busy season starts, Phoebe is my budding Social Media Manager and Georgie is the one who demands I put the laptop down, take a break, and watch Barbie 🙂

All being said its my family which helps make Nigel Playle Photography what it is.

girls playing with leaves


Why I do what I do

Its a great feeling being able to document folks having fun with their friends and family on such an important occasion. Its hard to believe that my job is literally to photograph happy people enjoying themselves. As a people person who is up for a laugh its the perfect vocation for me….it fills me with pride knowing I have captured memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.


My Style & Approach

I’ll document your wedding so that it tells a story of your day. Basically that means being as discreet and unobtrusive as possible however I will offer direction on any any group or couple photos as required. I wont take you away from your guests for hours on end and generally recommend 10 or 15 minutes to capture those hero shots or epic sunsets. I’ll make sure I’ll capture all those little details, venue photographs, and candid moments that make your wedding unique to you.

Punchy colours and emotive black and white photographs make up my editing style which is both timeless and natural that won’t date as the years go by! So if you are wanting a photographer that can produce amazing work, has numerous years experience, and also has canny banter (according to many previous couples) then get IN TOUCH and tell me all about your plans…..I’d love to hear from you!

Bride and bridesmaids


I love to capture the natural, honest moments that happen and go about my work in a relaxed unobtrusive way…I let my personality and friendly nature shine through and make any family or group photos fun and relaxed capturing natural smiles and laughs as we go.


If you are a lover of the more creative aspects of wedding photography such as Sunsets, Silhouettes and dramatic portraits then you are in the right place! The North East has some of the best landscapes for a sunset and you can’t beat a romantic moment as the sun sets in breathtaking scenary!

bride and groom dancing in sunset

Natural and FunWedding Photography

memories to last a lifetime


Latest Work