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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Wedding Photographers – Are two better than one?

Wedding Photographers – Are two better than one?

If you're a bride searching for your photographer you will undoubtedly be getting numerous opinions over having one or two photographers, which in turn leads to many questions in your head. Is it essential to have two? Is it the best choice? Can you afford it in your...

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Behind The Magic – You get what you pay for

Behind The Magic – You get what you pay for

Have you looked at three photographers one charging £50 for a photoshoot, another £150, and another £500 and wondered the difference? Let me try to explain to you, and more importantly how and why that is not their 'hourly' rate. To break it down I'm going to let you...

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Behind the Magic – Do What You Love

Behind the Magic – Do What You Love

There are so many different forms of photography, even within portrait photography you have everything from newborns, maternity, weddings, family and so on and so forth. Different photographers specialise in different areas, some are jack of all trades some are...

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Behind The Magic – choosing a wedding photographer

Behind The Magic – choosing a wedding photographer

From the start I won't deny that there will be a degree of bias in this article as I am obviously myself a wedding photographer but I want to ensure if you do choose me to photograph your big day that you are doing so for the right reasons hence my reason for writing...

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Behind The Magic – My ‘kit’ list!

Behind The Magic – My ‘kit’ list!

Today I'm going to talk to you about what camera equipment I work with and why. If you have any questions stemming from this article please feel free to ask. Firstly I am a Canon girl always have been and suspect always will be. It's the old age debate Canon vs Nikon...

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