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Do you have to feed your wedding photographer?

Do you have to feed your wedding photographer?

If you want a subject that can split a profession and cause a never ending argument, feeding your wedding photographer is it.It seems such a simple thing but it always prompts notable debate whenever the subject appears on social media. So firstly without giving my...

Valleyside Barn Tiverton – A barn with a modern twist

Valleyside Barn Tiverton – A barn with a modern twist

If you're a regular to my site you will already know I love a barn venue, especially those with personality. I'm so pleased to share with you a brand new wedding venue, namely Valleyside Barn located in the village of Bickleigh, near Tiverton Devon. The Story behind...

Planning the Perfect Marquee Wedding

Planning the Perfect Marquee Wedding

I LOVE a marquee wedding. Why? Because they can be put almost anywhere, be styled infinite ways, and most importantly take advantage of the great outdoors. If it wasn't obvious I love being outside! Many people start planning a marquee wedding thinking it's a budget...

Choosing a Beautiful Barn Wedding Venue

Choosing a Beautiful Barn Wedding Venue

I lOVE a barn wedding and they are a common choice for country loving couples. There are though misconceptions that once you've seen one you've seen them all. There are so many different options out there including some truly unique locations. I've written this...

DLSR to Mirrorless – A year’s review

DLSR to Mirrorless – A year’s review

Just under a year ago I made the staged switch from my Canon DSLRs to Canon mirrorless cameras. Would I go back? In a word no, and here's why!DSLR vs Mirrorless, What is the difference? To put it simply the biggest difference is as per the name the lack of a mirror!...

Ghosting what is it, and why shouldn’t you do it?

Ghosting what is it, and why shouldn’t you do it?

Yep, totally get it, planning a wedding is extremely time consuming and often rather stressful. I want to do whatever I can to help make your life easier. And hopefully also provide you with my services to deliver you your dream wedding. I also understand that I may...

Charlotte & Barry – Jersey Equine Cherish The Dress Session

Charlotte & Barry – Jersey Equine Cherish The Dress Session

I was back on my home island of Jersey in August for the first time in too long thanks to the joy that is Covid! The main purpose of the visit was to visit friends and family. It would have been rude not to fit in a session or two whilst there though. Charlotte...

Frenches Farm Fun ride 2021

Frenches Farm Fun ride 2021

The photos from the 2021 Frenches Farm fun ride in aid of the HIOW air ambulance are now available to purchase from   https://katiemortimore.pic-time.com/-frenchesfarmfunride25thapril2021   Any issues accessing the photos please contact me

What is a dry hire venue?

What is a dry hire venue?

Most people reading this have probably heard the phrase dry or wet hire and thought what the hell does that mean. Well in relation to a wedding venue it might not be quite what you think.Is dry hire no alcohol? Short answer yes, long answer no. It doesn't mean no...

Choosing the right Country House Wedding for you

Choosing the right Country House Wedding for you

 You're likely reading this article because you are considering having a country house as your wedding venue. If so fabulous as I shall share some of the gorgeous venues you could be looking at. I also look at the benefits of country houses and how the different types...

Rownhams – Southampton Country House Wedding Venue

Rownhams – Southampton Country House Wedding Venue

I was involved with an editorial shoot at the beautiful Rownhams House last year.  Now it's time to share my new found love of this stunning Georgian country house! Amazing transport links It may seem a bit of a random point to start with but  it's really important....

Why are some people so scared of sharing knowledge?

Why are some people so scared of sharing knowledge?

I have always believed it is the responsibility of the current generation to prepare the next. That applies just as much to photographers as it does any other industry, and in fact for life in general. But within creative industries, there seems to be a hesitancy...

Rustic Country or City Chic? Choosing your venue

Rustic Country or City Chic? Choosing your venue

Choosing your venue is one of your first major decisions of your wedding planning journey, but where to start? There are so many venues types available. Barns, hotels, country houses, golf clubs, village halls, farms, woodland, city centre and more. It can and will...

It’s all about the details

It’s all about the details

When every couple plans their wedding they spend an inordinate amount of time choosing even the smallest details. Although some of these details may not be individually noticed by all guests, they will be vital in sculpting the day and the experience for all involved....

You ARE beautiful – no matter what YOU say

You ARE beautiful – no matter what YOU say

I've lost count of the number of times I'm asked by someone can I Photoshop them to make them thinner, or to lose a double chin. In fact if I was given £1 for every time I was I would be significantly better off! But my answer is always no and for very good reasons. I...

Here come the girls…

Here come the girls…

It's International Women's day!There is an International Women's day for the same reason there is an International Men's day. To celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Yes the day also challenges us to work towards women's...

Behind The Magic – Understanding aspect ratios

Behind The Magic – Understanding aspect ratios

If you're reading this article you most likely have stumbled across the term 'aspect ratios' and are wondering how it affects your photography. What are aspect ratios? Put very simply it's the shape of your photograph. You can shape your frame either as a square or...

Behind The Magic – The importance of correct colour

Behind The Magic – The importance of correct colour

Every time you upload a photo to social media you are presented with the option to apply a filter. Each filter does something different but almost all in some way affect the appearance of colour. Filters can be fantastic as they allow you to maintain a consistency to...

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