We are Chris and Shazia AKA Chocolate Chip Photography. Our studio is based in Newcastle Upon Tyne (we also travel) and we have been photographing together for over 10 years. We haven’t killed each other yet so it must be going well!
We’re fun, down to earth and our clients say we’re pretty cool. We’re super laid back too, which really appeals to our couples who appreciate minimal faff. We’re not big on formalities and are all about bunking tradition in favour of doing something different and more authentically you.
We love what we do and do everything we can to enjoy life as much as possible, We love our food, our cats, motorbiking and adventure!
When it comes to weddings, our clients describe our style as cool, different and fun. Most of our couples don’t like the idea of awkward posing and they want their days captured naturally. Our couples love the fact that we are a part of their day and don’t just blend into the background, we engage with your guests, get to know them and do everything to make sure that everyone is comfortable, relaxed and enjoying the day.
We’re always looking for something different. While our images speak for themselves, you’ll see just how relaxed our couples and their guests are in them. That’s because they love us, trust us and are having fun with us.
If you want something different and not the typical, generic wedding photographs everyone else gets then get in touch and let’s go for food!
We cannot recommend Chocolate Chip enough. Chris and Shazia are the perfect team! We first met them at our friends' wedding and knew as soon as we started planning our wedding Chocolate Chip were the photographers we wanted! The lead up to the wedding, the day itself and after was faultless. We decided to include a pre-wedding shoot as well. This helped us both become far more comfortable in front of the camera! We would also recommend this to everyone! On the day, Shazia was amazing during the bridal prep! She went from photographer to dress fixer to advice giver in an instance! During the wedding, Chris took charge managing our guests perfectly to ensure everyone stayed happy! It was the perfect day! The day wouldn't have ran as smoothly if we didn't have Chris and Shazia with us! They felt more like guests as they fit in so well! After the day, we received our photos far sooner than we expected! And they were perfect! We could not ask for anything more from them! We have so many different photos that we are going to cherish forever! Thank you so much guys! Jessica & Liam
We were recommended Choc Chip by a close friend from within the wedding industry, so we checked out their work, loved what we saw and added them to a list of a few other photographers we had planned to meet with. A few days later we attended a wedding fair and Choc Chip also happened to be there, we had a chat with them and booked them instantly! We just knew there was no point in wasting time meeting with anyone else as Choc Chip just felt like the perfect fit. I really can’t emphasise enough how pleased we are that we chose Choc Chip to capture our special day. Both Chris and Shazia are so relaxed and friendly they just instantly make you feel at ease, all of our guests commented on how amazing they had both been. They really were a big part of our day! We were totally amazed at both how quickly we got little snippets of our day (a preview the following morning, which put a great big smile on our faces) and then the full collection. We are so in love with our images, and can’t believe how well the guys have captured the laughter and love of the day. Such wonderful memories to look back on, and for that we will be forever grateful! Audrey & Jamie
Where to start! Chris & Shazia you two are truly amazing. From the first time we met you we knew we were in capable hands. You two are not only talented photographers but fully qualified wedding day coordinators too and we cant thank you enough. We were thrilled to get our photographs back in less than 2 weeks and could not be happier with the results. Shazia went above and beyond, helping me with my dress as did Chris when my dad was struggling with his tie. During the day you blended into the background capturing the day perfectly as it unfolded. A few guests commented on how they thought Chris and Shazia were guests and by the end of the night thats how it truly felt. We can’t thank you both enough for capturing our day so perfectly. I could not recommend you guys enough! Sophie & Anthony