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Howdy!

Welcome to Chocolate Chip Photography! Happy to have you here. Based in the North East of England, we provide Wedding Photography, Wedding Video and Newborn Art Photography services.

We are really proud to be UK and International Award Winning
Wedding Photographers and also members of the prestigous Newborn Art Academy for Newborn Photography.

We would love to get to know you and understand that if you’re looking for a photographer for your wedding day, it’s important to know who you’re hiring. Have a read below to find out a little more about us!

Chris Greenwood

Chris isn’t just a  photographer and filmmaker. He’s a cat owner, motorbike rider, film buff, food lover and all round friendly and fun loving bearded guy.

Behind the lens

Chris graduated from Sunderland University with a degree in Media Production, and started his career setting up and running the media department for Nissan. Since then, Chris has worked in various locations around the world for BBC, ITV, Sky, Jaguar, UEFA and Sunderland and Newcastle United Football clubs… just to name a few.

After running around everywhere, he and Shazia finally decided the time was right to set up Chocolate Chip Photography.

Chris LOVES films. His fascination with storytelling is embedded into the core of Chocolate Chip Photography. He gets much of his inspiration from movies. He’s a big Star Wars fan, and loves many other great movies such as The Godfather, Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park and the Marvel movies. The list could go on.

TV wise, it’s all about Game of Thrones and Stranger Things, although Chris also loves a bit of 24 but his favourite TV series of all time is Friday Night Lights.

Chris also loves his family time. Although difficult during busy periods, spending time with Shazia away from work is something he looks forward to every week. Eating out, spending time travelling around on the motorbike, or even lazy days in front of the TV. Generally, food is the basis for the adventures they have together, whether it be nipping into town or jetting around the world.

Who Is Chris Greenwood?

Wedding Selfie

Wedding Selfie

Kicking it with the girls

Just about fit the beard in!

Surveying the Crowd

Always climbing walls!

Wedding Selfie

Wedding Selfie

Wedding Selfie

Wedding Selfie

Wedding Selfie

Wedding Selfie

Wedding Selfie

Know one can resist the beard!

Shazia Hogarth

Shazia is the quieter, stealthier side of Chocolate Chip Photography. Her clients call her the blue ninja, because they never see her on their wedding day. She’s everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Unlike Chris, she’s lovely and petite. She has a keen interest in editorial and fine art portraiture that she uses as inspiration on your wedding day.  She has recently been featured in multiple international magazines for her editorial and fashion work.

Shazia Hogarth

Shazia is the quieter, stealthier side of Chocolate Chip Photography. Her clients call her the blue ninja, because they never see her on their wedding day. She’s everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Unlike Chris, she’s lovely and petite. She has a keen interest in editorial and fine art portraiture that she uses as inspiration on your wedding day.  She has recently been featured in multiple international magazines for her editorial and fashion work.

Behind the lens

Shazia has a Bachelors Degree and a Masters (with distinction) in Media Production from Sunderland University. After graduating, she has worked for some huge clients including Nissan, UEFA, DWP and several top marketing agencies to name a few.

After setting up her own wedding photography business part-time, she joined forces with Chris and they set up Chocolate Chip Photography. Alongside the Weddings, Shazia would like to spend more time doing fashion and studio photography in the future.

Comic books, films, games. Not your typical “girly” girl. Her favourite band a Rammstein and she’s definitely a big geek at heart. With a fondness for Lush products and candles (the house is filled with them), Shazia loves nothing better than a candlelit bath full of bubbles and a good book.

Shazia and Chris have two cats, Maowi and Bruce, who rule the house and receive all the attention. She’s also a huge fan of Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, not to mention the TV series Hannibal. All in all, a cool chick with one of the most creative eyes in the business.

Who Is Shazia Hogarth?

Teare Selfie

Love Bland Selfie

Syson Selfie

Behind the Scenes

Preparing the shot

Preparing at the Church

Beckham Selfie

Rutherford Selfie

Bell Selfie

Newton Selfie