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Great intentions

...and I intend to smash 2017 out of the park. Great intentions! So, waking up last week to the news that I'd won a Wedisson in the 22nd Collection was a pretty good start to the year. I never ever started shooting weddings to win awards, but I'm pleased as punch that...

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Wedding photography bucket list

Someone recently asked me what kind of wedding I'd LOVE to photograph... I've loved every single wedding I've shot over the last two and a half years... That's nearly 70 weddings... But, it made me think... And I made a bucket list! If you're reading this and planning...

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Street Photography | London

Over the last year I've become increasingly interested in the spontaneous stuff that happens at wedding and really enjoy the informal parts of a wedding day and all the fun that candid photographs bring. Most of the time, I find candids happen pretty effortlessly, and...

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Family Walsh | Digbeth Family Photographs

I don't normally blog my family work, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this shoot from last month so much that there was no way Family Walsh's family photographs from our session in Digbeth WEREN'T making it onto the blog... I'd recently second shot a wedding in Digbeth and have...

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Another Wedisson Award

Delighted that the folks over at Wedisson have awarded one of my images from Nick and Rob's No6 St Chads Place wedding as part of the 16th collection. Do pop over to the blog to see more from their day; so much awesome and this image is just the very beginning of a...

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Award winning wedding photographer

As weeks go, last week was a pretty good one; three awesome weddings and my first Wedisson award! Of course my job isn't about winning awards, but when couples are delighted with their images AND their photographs are deemed to be award winning, well that's just...

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Peta & Rich | Halstead House

If you were concerned about rain on your wedding day, Peta & Rich are the couple to prove the weather won't put a dampener on your day - or photography! They married a couple of weeks before Christmas at Oakham School chapel, followed by a glitzy, winter...

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2015: A Year in Review

So here we are. The first blank page in the book of 2016. A great time to reflect on all that has been and think about what lies ahead. 2015 was the year that changed my life. I started it as a secondary school music teacher with a little photography business on the...

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Festive Floristry

At this time of year everyone likes to reflect on what a year it's been, and I'm shouting from the rooftops about 2015. Of course, I'm over the moon with how business is going, but there's other reasons why this year has been so great, and one of them is the new...

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Feeling the Love

I can't believe it's been two weeks since the East Midlands round of The Wedding Industry Regional Finals. Folk who keep in touch with me on social media will know that there was stiff competition here in the East Midlands with a crop of excellent photographers in...

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A new addition

My camera is heavy. Its a beast. On the whole I'm so used to carrying two cameras around at weddings, so going out with one doesn't bother me. But now that we are a pram free household and running around with two kids seems to be double the misadventure, I've found...

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Si & Katy | Aldeburgh Beach

I love photographing our friends, so I was really touched when Si and Katy asked me to be their wedding photographer. Si went to uni with my husband and was one of his groomsmen, so it's lovely to get to be a part of his big day. David is returning the favour too to...

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Derelict Opulence

I can't recall exactly when the planning started, but it must have been back before the summer. While chatting with my lovely friend Sian from Elysian Weddings & Events I got a real itch to throw a styled shoot together... Some wedding inspiration! I LOVE all the...

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Sea in my Blood

There is absolutely no denying that I have the sea in my blood. I feel at my most content by the sea; I don't care how cold I am, how messed up my hair is or how out of breath contending with the terrain underfoot makes me. As I've got older, the pull to be by the...

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Autumn

I love Autumn. If I could pick a season for all year round, it would definitely be Autumn. The nights are drawing in, everything's a little bit more cosy, the knitwear comes out, and the colours are my absolute favourite. I could step on those crunchy leaves all day...

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Worcestershire Wedding

To start my double header of a bank holiday weekend back at the end of August, I travelled down to Worcestershire to photograph Tim and Sophie's wedding at the foot of the beautiful Malvern Hills. I didn't feel too homesick though, as Sophie is actually a Northampton...

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Somerset Wedding

Waaaay back in August, I had the complete and utter pleasure of being the photographer at Kerri and Ashley's Somerset wedding; and it was exactly that, because the various components of the wedding took place in Street, Bruton and Wells! It was such a treat getting to...

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Barton Hall Wedding

It seems a life time ago now, but way back in June after a week of wet weather, the sun came out in full force for Jade and Richard's beautiful Barton Hall wedding. Having had our own wedding reception at Barton's sister hotel, Rushton Hall, I was so excited for this...

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Why a pre-wedding shoot?

A pre-wedding shoot, sometimes called an engagement shoot, is something that I offer all my couples these days, and I've had very few turn down the offer after I've taken a few moments to explain why I think they're important. So often, when I tell people that it's...

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