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Musings

studio portrait of a little boy on his first birthday, he is sat on the floor wearing a party hat with a birthday cake between his legs and a huge swirly number one on top.

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

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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),

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father and son getting ready for the wedding, grandad in the background checking his tie.

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

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3 year old girl photographed in the studio holding a posie of flowers.

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

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Bride looking over her shoulder and Groom looking at the camera, backdrop is a snow scene drive at Woodhill Hall, the drive is tree lined and the couple are hugging

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.

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MPA award winning images Bride looking up to camera surrounded by her bridesmaids

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

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yorkshire wedding barn silhouette of bride and groom outside barn

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. 

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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

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little girls running on the lawn at Headlam Hall in black and white

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

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young couple holding each other by Roseberry Topping

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

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bride and groom with their daughter, photographed in black and white, montaged with an image of little girl holding a plastic camera.

out of the mouths of babes…

What did the alien say to the garden? Take me to your weeder… If you didn’t laugh at this, it’s safe to say your childhood is behind you. Children possess something that all adults have lost, the quality of innocence. I can remember with clarity when my youngest daughter started

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