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Headlam Hall Wedding

what a beautiful day at Headlam Hall with Grace and Will “Headlam Hall was the last place we visited and it had everything we wanted whilst being beautiful” Grace and Will got married at Headlam Hall just outside of Darlington. They are definitely in my top ten of relaxed down to earth couples. I think their Headlam Hall wedding reflects this in their images. I asked the happy couple some questions about them, their day and if they had any top tips for future Headlam Hall wedding couples, their fantastic answers will follow a glimpse of a small selection of …

Festival Wedding

Nothing else matters when you’re at a music festival and it feels the same when you’re sunshine happy at a festival wedding, but don’t just take my word for it… Jo and Stephen held their festival wedding in the grounds of Nunnington cricket field, The Grand Old Uke of York strutted their stuff as they played in the sushine, covering a range of tunes from Sex on Fire to Common People. Jo & Stephen kindly sent me this paragraph to sum up their festival wedding celebrations. Our wedding was the most incredible week of our lives, filled with friends and …

Horses Scare Me…

  My morning walk to senior school involved a field, a tied up horse or not on some occasions (the not tied up horse is where my horse phobia began). As I approached the field I would see kids preparing themselves for the equine run, even though I ran for the school (and once for the county) I knew the outcome of feral horse pitched against a teenager in Dr Martens and the odds for me were never good. I’m sure some of the other kids would tic tac as I approached. The more I photograph horses the more I …

Our Visual Culture…

Photography changed the world and it’s how we remember modern history. A compact camera would always come to Whitby with the family for our Summer holiday, ice cream surrounding a smiling face (standard shot) and a combination of family groups in a beer garden with pint pots dominating the foreground, if the weather was good there would be a buried sibling beach shot. The film would stay in the camera from sunshine to snow and by January the film would be popped in an envelope and posted to Truprint. A week later 36 glossy 6″x4″ prints would drop through the …

Happy Birthday To You…

Turning one is a huge deal, if you don’t believe me ask Jessica & Adam (Ellis calls them Mama & Dada). They’ve owned this bundle of joy from birth and they remember when his age was counted in days, weeks, then months and from now on it will be in years. In one year their helpless newborn has transformed into an independent little man. If you’ve only got one child you’ll know that by one year old your little human should be, using a spoon, communicating using some words, sit without being held up and counting to five in French …

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 …