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Frenches Farm Fun ride 25th April 2021

Frenches Farm Fun ride 25th April 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...

It’s all about the horse, your stunning equine supermodel

It’s all about the horse, your stunning equine supermodel

We all think our horses are supermodels and worthy of the pages of CountryLife magazine, and I want to create images that could be taken right from the centre spread! I love taking photos of people and their horses but I also love, and perhaps that little bit more...

#Whataboutweddings?

#Whataboutweddings?

It was with sadness that I watched Boris Johnson make his announcement last Friday. An announcement which put a halt to the intended relaxation of restrictions that would have allowed receptions of 30 people to take place. With the current spikes in infections of...

Velvet & Broon Flowers

Velvet & Broon Flowers

Are you looking for bright and brilliant flowers for your wedding? If so Lesley of Velvet Broon flowers is the lady for you and the latest to feature in my 'Suppliers I love' feature! Meet Lesley It was one of those fateful occurrences, that I'm ever thankful for,...

Behind the Magic – Equine Session Workflow

Behind the Magic – Equine Session Workflow

I've previously gone into some detail of my editing workflow but what about the whole session? Let me take you on a whirlwind tour of how an equine session goes! Before the Session • Send client welcome guide - This answers all the questions a client should have, and...

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