Sophie & Tom – Fullerton Estate – Hampshire Festival Wedding

Sophie & Tom – Fullerton Estate – Hampshire Festival Wedding

June, glorious glorious June, it sees midsummer's day the longest day of the year. But did you know the latest sunset of the year is actually a few days later? The 22nd of June in 2019 was one of only two days which saw a massive 16 hours and 38 minutes of...

Catherine & George – Cannington Wedding

Catherine & George – Cannington Wedding

A sunny but chilly May day saw the wedding of Catherine & George in the town of Cannington near Bridgwater in Somerset. To start the day I met Catherine and her bridesmaids at her home for her bridal preparations. Fleecy onesies and cups of tea were the order of...

Behind The Magic – My wedding survival kit

Behind The Magic – My wedding survival kit

Once upon a time when I was young, I was a girl guide, and the motto we followed, just like the Scouts was 'Be Prepared'. This is something that follows through with me to this day and one of the things I therefore carry on me at all my weddings is my essentials...

10 Essential things to remember when planning your wedding day

10 Essential things to remember when planning your wedding day

#1-10 it is YOUR wedding day no one elses!OK it's a simplistic list (and article) but it's true, it's your day as a couple, nobody else's and that is the most important thing to consider when planning your day! I see couples day after day, who get swept up in the...

Your horse as a wedding guest – some helpful advice

Your horse as a wedding guest – some helpful advice

For almost all equestrian brides there is the magic dream that you can have your own horse at your wedding. It is possible but a lot of consideration should go into whether or not it will be practical and very importantly safe, for you, your horse and your guests. I...

Penton Park – Classically Elegant Wedding & Woodland Twist

Penton Park – Classically Elegant Wedding & Woodland Twist

Earlier in the summer I had the privilege to work with a great group of local suppliers documenting a styled shoot put together by Heidi of Bespoke Events & Hire at Penton Park. I love Penton, it's such a gorgeous venue and run by two of the most fabulous people....

Weddings – Don’t be ‘Uncle Bob’

Weddings – Don’t be ‘Uncle Bob’

In the world of wedding photographers there is an increasingly common term being banded about, that being 'Uncle Bob'. So who or what is Uncle Bob, and why are they an issue? If I'm honest, I'm lucky, and I haven't actually come across a problematic Uncle Bob so far,...

Behind the Magic – Photographing in low light

Behind the Magic – Photographing in low light

Light is vital for taking photographs. If we had our own way as photographers, we would only utilise venues and times of the day when the light is ideal, but more often than not we don't have perfect light, and instead we need to deal with what we have. Sometimes you...

On The Farm Celebrations – Vintage Styled Wedding Shoot

On The Farm Celebrations – Vintage Styled Wedding Shoot

In April I was thrilled to be involved with a vintage wedding styled shoot, at the stunning new wedding reception venue On The Far Celebrations. The venue is part of the working Manor Farm near Wells in Somerset. It is on the very edge of the Mendip Hills and is...

Snow Beauty

Snow Beauty

It was only a few weeks ago that there was snow everywhere, and I just had to organise a portrait session with someone in a wedding dress. Being limited by time and locations (I could only travel in walking distance and needed to organise something within a few...

Behind the Magic – Editing workflow

Behind the Magic – Editing workflow

I'm often asked about my workflow for editing a photo shoot so let me take you on a whistlestop tour of what I do from taking the photos to delivering the final images. In general I edit photo shoots in the order they take place. The slight exception is weddings which...

Behind the Magic – Always be prepared

Behind the Magic – Always be prepared

If you were ever a Scout or Girl Guide the phrase 'be prepared' will be well known to you. Preparedness is vital in becoming a successful photographer in so many ways. My inspiration to write this blog stems from an American photo that went viral of some photographers...

Behind The Magic – What I will, won’t & can’t photoshop!

Behind The Magic – What I will, won’t & can’t photoshop!

Photoshop is a very very powerful tool when you know how to use it and can literally make the impossible possible. I utilise it on an almost daily basis but I try and use it to make photos 'cleaner' and try not to use it for things that are unbelievable. Occasionally...

Behind the Magic – Enhancing an Autumnal image

Behind the Magic – Enhancing an Autumnal image

It's Autumn here in England and the oranges are simply divine but sometimes it is worth enhancing the colours to really make an image stand out. BUT and this is a big but, if you are going to do it you need to do it correctly. I have seen an increasing abundance of...

Laura & Justin’s Wedding – Hartnoll Hotel Tiverton

Laura & Justin’s Wedding – Hartnoll Hotel Tiverton

The Hartnoll Hotel near the Devonshire town of Tiverton was the venue for Laura & Justin's wedding in September. Although I had lived in the area for many years and driven past on numerous occasions this was my first visit to the Hartnoll. In advance of the...

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