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For Sale…

People are now living in a digital world and searching for property online has never been easier and it is the fastest way to search for a house or commercial property. Great quality photographs are becoming essential if you are buying, selling or renting (a picture speaks a thousand words), bad photography is not going to tickle anybody’s property taste buds… I’m a professional photographer and I will make sure you get the best results to make your property appeal to potential buyers. Photographing interiors is a specialist skill, knowing how to light and balance the outside world with the …

Getting Weddy…

Is there a better feeling than finding the exact thing you’re looking for, even though consciously, you don’t know what that is?  I’m not talking about a future V&A exhibition of cultural iconic inspirational style (although my tartan bondage trousers from back in the day underpinned my fashionista status).  I’m talking about walking into a high street shop and hanging from the racks, like the grapes growing for a cabernet sauvignon, is the best outfit you’ve seen all day, all week or even all year. Then to try it on and for it not to feel like it’s as tight …

Poses & Posies…

a timeless portrait, thoughtful, memorable and emotive… £60 gift voucher with 3 months expiry, includes a studio session using a beautiful posie of hand tied flowers or we could get our creative heads together and come up with something special for you, a private screening of the images taken, a beautiful square desktop frame and you take the flowers home, hand tied with string and sat in a jam jar of water.  

a beautiful winter Woodhill Hall wedding

It only rains twice a year in the North East of England, April to July and September to November, this is of course a joke, but we do spend way to much time worrying about the weather and even more so when we have an important event on the horizon. We have apps, websites, news bulletins throughout the day and we can even pop our heads out of the door. The speed at which weather fronts move can vary and the fronts can also change direction and weaken, so the further ahead the forecast is predicting, the less reliable it …

I don’t enter awards

It’s been four long years since I have entered a photography competition.  TBH (to be honest, if you’re over 40), I’m rubbish!  I struggle with the selection of images, then I struggle with the IT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH curse and finally I hate not coming away with a win…  This year I decided I’d be more proactive on the competition front and for starters I’d enter the MPA North East Region awards (The Master Photographers Association (MPA) is THE qualifying body for professional photographers).  For the North East regions awards I decided that I’d use social media to help me …

Yorkshire Wedding Barn

I arrived early at The Yorkshire Wedding Barn wedding of Toby & Kirsty, I’d never photographed there before so I needed plenty of time to take in all the beautiful backdrops for photography.  The Yorkshire Wedding Barn is based just outside Richmond North Yorkshire in the village of Gilling West.  I love photographing weddings at new venues. there is something exciting about new surroundings.  Toby & Kirsty knew instantly that this was the venue for them and I can see why. The room the girls got ready in was like a New York loft apartment with plenty of velux windows …

Laine wants an elephant at her wedding…

Children possess something that all adults have lost, the quality of innocence. I’m going to blog a selection of wedding based questions that I’ve asked children who have been at weddings I’ve photographed and I’m hoping some of that innocence shines through. Thank you to Lanie and Ethan (it was his Mum & Dad’s big day) who were flower girl and pageboy at the wedding of Sarah & Michael at Crathorne Hall. First name – Lanie Age – 8 years old 1) How old will you be when you get married? 24 years old 2) Who will you marry? Ryan …

The things that chilren say…

The things that children say offer an unexpected glimpse into a world that is all their own. Children possess something that all adults have lost, the quality of innocence. I’m going to blog a selection of wedding based questions that I’ve asked children who have been at weddings I’ve photographed and I’m hoping some of that innocence shines through. Thank you to Ava & Isla who were flowergirls at their aunty Sally & uncle Ben’s wedding at Headlam Hall First name – Ava Age – 5 years old 1) How old will you be when you get married? 50 years …

Roseberry Topping Session…

Listening is the new way to be heard. Before I book a portrait location session I will speak to my clients and plant a few creative seeds, do you have a location that’s relevant to you, do you have a favourite place you like to go walking or do you have somewhere in mind for your shoot? Then I stay quiet and listen, this is normally when the magic happens and I’ll take some notes as they are sharing ideas with me. I’ll then use my knowledge of the area to fine tune creative options. When we arrive at our …