Beatriz & Olivier - International Family Celebrations

July 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I was only booked a few weeks in advance of Beatriz and Olivier's celebrations but as soon as I heard all of the details I knew that it would be an amazing day! Combining the baptism of their newborn son with their first wedding celebrations they had gathered all of their closest friends and family from Belgium and Spain to join them at Beechfield...
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Nicola & Mark - A Family Filled Celebration at Manor by the Lake

July 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Back in May, Nicola and Mark were married at the beautiful Manor by the Lake near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire. What an amazing venue! A beautiful house set back from a lovely tranquil lake with lots of lovely little surprises dotted around the house. I particularly loved the retro bar with it's jukebox and various other rock and roll themed item...
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How to: Edit Black and White Live Music Portraits

June 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
One of the greatest challenges of photographing live music is that very often, the lighting is rather colourful. It's great to watch as a member of the audience but as a photographer it can distract from your images with performers looking strangely coloured! Sometimes this works really well but I almost always find that I have to colour-correct my...
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India Electric Company : Downend Folk Club

June 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
It's always a pleasure to go and see India Electric Company perform and last night was no different. Having seen them perform at Downend Folk Club back in 2014 I volunteered to head back for their return performance and take some photos. This time around I also dragged along my friend Emma who is on a mission to attend 40 gigs during her 40th birth...
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Not Quite Newborn!

May 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
A couple of weeks ago I was privileged to be asked to take some photos of this little cutie! At 6 weeks she wasn't as tiny as most of the newborns that I photograph which meant that 1) she was far too interested in what was going on to fall properly asleep and 2) we weren't able to get any of the completely scrunched up, fetal position poses that t...
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How to: Shoot Bluebells

April 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Living in the UK we are lucky enough to see many woodland areas carpeted in blue during the end of April and beginning of May. I read somewhere that around 80% of the World's bluebells are found on our tiny Island and they have to be one of my favourite flowers to photograph. Taking a wander through a local woodland last weekend I found myself tak...
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Vanessa & James - An International Celebration at Beautiful Rockbeare

April 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Vanessa and James were married earlier this spring at the amazing Rockbeare Manor near Exeter. A relatively new venue I was hugely excited to go and shoot there. I was even more excited when I arrived to find I would be working alongside the wonderful talents of Foxy Buds, The Little Wedding Helper and the McGill Sisters. The venue looked amazing...
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Walk For Glo - Day 5

March 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
It seems like an absolute age since I met up with the team from the Gloria Brimson Foundation down in Plymouth for the start of their 130 mile walk back to Bristol. In reality, it has only been a few days and yesterday I headed into Bristol to catch up with them during the last five miles of their walk. Meeting them at Ashton Gate Stadium the plan...
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Walk For Glo - Day 1

March 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Mark Brimson set up the Gloria Brimson Foundation in memory of his late wife who died 10 years ago. This year, Mark has decided to honour her memory by undertaking a 130 mile walk from Plymouth to Bristol, starting at the Plymouth Argyle Home Ground and finishing at Bristol Rovers Memorial Stadium. The walk (which will take place over the course of...
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A New Adventure

February 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
It has been an exciting couple of weeks for me and my business. At long last, I have an office! Well, when I say and office I mean an office away from home. Having a desk at home was all well and good but I have to admit that there were days when I would get distracted by the amount of housework that needed doing or the food cupboards that needed...
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