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Mother and young daughter hugging on Saltburn beach image has a cool hue with a warm sentiment

Childhood is the Shortest Season

Childhood is the shortest season, I can confirm this to be true.  I know when you’re living it day to day and feel that you are constantly checking them, it’s hard to imagine your little one’s ever growing up. For me the school runs, turned into college runs, which then

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Studio portrait of young boy wearing a winter hat and cropped really close

Flash Photographer

Today has been a busy studio day, which is just as well because it’s grim outside.  My shoot with The Harrington’s involved Gran and her 3 lovely grandchildren.  At the end of the session, coats and hats were the order of the day, before stepping out into the Saturday drizzle.  Seeing

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Dr Martens Studio Image 1 of 6 images for an art exhibition

How To Judge A Good Sole…

How to find your sole mate. Forget online dating, the best way to find your perfect match is to simply look down at the floor… According to studies, we make our first impression of someone within 60 seconds of meeting them. But should we be looking less at the face

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Bride and Groom sillouette image holding each other at Wynyard Hall

Wedding Showcase At Wynyard Hall

Make a date and visit Wynyard Hall’s wedding showcase this Sunday, 11am – 4pm.  As a recommended supplier I’ll be there with a selection of sample albums and as I have photographed lots of weddings at Wynyard Hall, I can answer any questions you might have concerning wedding photography at

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Wedding Survival Tips

You’ve read all the magazines and listened to advice from family and friends, but these survival tips come to you from industry insiders who know the do’s and don’ts. You will benefit from their coalface experience – from planning to etiquette and essentials and frivolity… Listen up! Shona Harper-Wilkes –

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Close up of Mr and Mrs text printed onto a paper butterfly taken at Rudby Hall

Are You Planning On Tying The Knot?

If you are making plans to be Mr & Mrs, Hubby & Hubby or Wifey & Wifey and you’ve decided on the date of your big day, then you’ll need to make a start on finding the right suppliers for you… I have over 16 years experience photographing weddings, and I’m

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an outdoor set up shot of Steven Bell on a cycle trainer

Behind The Scenes Bike Session…

Water – sorted Smoke – sorted (thank you James Holgate at sound 2 AV) Lights x4 – sorted Canvas backdrop – sorted Bike Training Stand – sorted 50 something very fit cyclist (Steven Bell) – sorted With everything in place, I started with a dry run, getting the balance right with the daylight,

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Bride and Groom embrace in courtyard at Whinestone View

Carrie & Nathan // Whinstone View

    Blog Questions  How long have you known each other? 5 1/2 years How did you meet? In the Fairfield Pub…. she done the ‘graft’ Can you share your proposal story? A re-enactment of our first date in Yarm followed by a surprise night away at Whinstone View. Nathan

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a montage of Christmas wedding images taken at Middleton Lodge Bride holding Christmas lights Groom by Christmas tree

Kind Words From A Christmas Wedding…

Kind words are always welcome!  Lucy & Chris held there Christmas themed wedding reception at Middleton Lodge on Saturday 10th December 2016 and as the daylight faded I had chance to play with my portable lights and a selection of Christmas lights.  With permission I posted a couple of sneak

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Black and White portrait of a bride at home. Stood at the foot of the stairs and using the rails to lead your eyes to the bride

Wedding Survival Tips

You’ve read all the magazines and listened to advice from family and friends, but these survival tips come to you from industry insiders who know the do’s and don’ts. You will benefit from their coalface experience – from planning to etiquette and essentials and frivolity… Listen up! Jo Leversuch –

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