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A little about what I photograph.

Wedding Photography Plan

Weddings are one of the greatest and most emotional days of a couples life that is shared with family and friends. My job is to capture that special day and give it back to you to so you can look back and smile for many years.

Portrait Photography

Portrait photography can be done in so many different ways ranging from the studio high key and low key look, to the natural outdoors or home environment lifestyle shots. You decide what suits you best.

Commercial Photography

If you are a business large or small, a restaurant or a cafe, an estate agent and you need to promote your business with photographs of what you do then you need to talk to me.

From the Blog

Hair and Beauty Product Photography

Hair and Beauty Product Photography

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Design, News

Hair and Beauty Product Photography. Lots of products for a new website A couple of weeks ago I got a call from a good friend of mine asking if I could do some product photography? Yes I can, I said. Good, because I’ve  got a lot of hair and beauty product for you to photograph, […]

Autumn Portrait Photography

Autumn Portrait Photography

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in News

Autumn Portrait Photography It’s that time of year when the air is fresh and the leaves are golden, red and bronze in colour. I do think this is my favourite season for colour and I guess it kind of makes me feel good too. I have just updated my portrait photography price plan for the […]

Quick Corporate Photograph For The Grocer Magazine

Quick Corporate Photograph For The Grocer Magazine

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in News

Quick Corporate Photograph For The Grocer Magazine. You’ve Got To Be Ready. It all happened so quickly but I guess that is what it’s like. I got a call around 10am on Monday morning from the PR at The Grocer Magazine asking for my availability on that day preferably in the afternoon. As luck would […]

Food Porn Photography

Food Porn Photography

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in News

Food Porn Photography. Yes, Food Photography (Flapjacks). Having been looking at other avenues of photography, I was looking around YouTube for some insperation and I came across Food Photography. It looked kind of interesting, a little bit arty and not too expensive to do. Most of the top food photographers that I looked at seemed […]

Actor and Model Portfolio Photography

Actor and Model Portfolio Photography

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Design

Actor and Model Portfolio Photography. A little bit of a a side line business. My nephew who is looking to get into acting and a bit of modelling asked me if I could take a few shots for him to use for acting and modelling angencies. Not a problem I said. I took my lighting […]

Another Great Family Portrait Photography Shoot

Another Great Family Portrait Photography Shoot

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in News

Another Great Family Portrait Photography Shoot. A happy returning customer. I had the privilege to be asked back from a customer with whom I took some family portraits for last year. This time we had the bonus of meeting some extra family that had flown in from Australia. Again we had loads of fun and […]

MC Photography North East

Portrait | Wedding | Commercial | Event Photographer.

MC Photography North East, my name is Michael Common I’m a professional portrait, wedding, event and commercial photographer based in Washington, Tyne and Wear, UK. I specialise in portrait photography and I love taking photographs of you, your family, friends and pets. Throughout my website you will see lots of examples and previous photographs taken. Have a look at some of my latest work.. If you are at the point of booking a photographer for your wedding, some portraits, an event or even commercial and corporate then please get in  touch with me. My wedding photography price page is only a guideline to help you decide and can be easily tailored to your needs. The same goes with my portrait photography, event photography, commercial photography and corporate photography. You as a customer/client come first.

If you are looking for a photographer for either a great portrait photographs, wedding photographs, event photography, even commercial and product photography then I’m your man. Just say hello or ask a question and I will get back to you as fast as I can.

MC Photography did the photographs for our wedding and we weren’t disappointed, he did a fantastic job, met with us before to go through a list of all the shots & group shots we wanted, and the style we wanted. Ours was a very relaxed day and MC Photography did a great job ensuring a mixture of traditional shots as well as capturing people as they enjoyed the day. We have already booked him again for a family photo shoot, and I have no hesitation in highly recommending MC Photography North East.

- Claire Brenner

Excellent photos. Professionally done in a very relaxed atmosphere. I’d would recommend MC Photography to anyone who wants brilliant photograph at a very affordable price.

- Glenn McLaren

Thank you so much for the fabulous photos from our recent birthday party. We all love them and they capture the day brilliantly. No mean feat to get such super pictures when they involved toddlers, animals and some “merry” guests. Thanks again, and wouldn’t hesitate to book for other occasions.

- Alison Green

Thank you so much for such amazing photographs of me and my family. Would definitely recommend MC photography and will be using again next time I’m in need of a photographer. Love the fact he went that extra mile and done some of our photos black and white for us and also put them on a memory stick. Worth every penny and more! Thank you so much.

- Alisha Stephenson

“We had a great day with Michael doing the photo shoot. The photographs turned out amazing and we as a family are really happy with them. I would definitely recommend MC Photography.”

- Dean Barker

So hard getting some of the family together to do the photo shoot.Michael made everyone feel so relaxed and also made it fun whilst being very professional.I would make no hesitation recommending MC Photography and will most certainly be using Michael again.

- Clare Pearson