When the kids take over.

When I’m at a wedding I’m always eager to encourage people to take their own pictures. It’s an occasion that screams for photographs, after all, we can and should all get our own snapshots of the special day. But there is always one person that creates surprising photographs but never thinks to bring their own…

The world’s hit pause

Before the world hit the pause button with the tragic outbreak of the coronavirus I spent a day at HayBarn in Herefordshire with these guys. Cut the Mustard are a brilliant band, based in the south West of the UK. You can hire them for your wedding or function and you won’t be disappointed. I…

Which is your favourite?

When I sit down, with my faithful cup of tea, to type out the latest blog. I often end up choosing the photos that go with my writing on my own. Sometimes I will ask my husband for his opinion, or even on the odd occasion, one of the children but more than not the…

Nellie

Our last wedding dress from Mallorca shoot was possibly my favourite. Yes, I’m leaving the best till last!  Designed Anny Lin (told you I’m drawn to her dresses) courtesy of my ladies from SJP BRIDAL Would be perfect for a destination wedding. “Nellie” is light so swirls and twirls like a dream.  The details of this dress…

Bridesmaids

After the expense of the bride’s dress, there’s a question about the bridesmaids. Should you ask your friends to pay for their own dresses or should you buy them as part of the deal? Whatever you decide to do there are plenty of places to can find great dresses. My girls at the fabulous SJP…

Is it Windy?

There was a phrase that was in constant use during my recent shoot in Mallorca. IS IT WINDY? On most of the days, my team and I battled up hills, mountains, even the beaches to capture portraits that had been spinning round in my head since I booked the flights.  The weather (not always guaranteed…

The Bridal Emergency Kit

To ensure you remain flawless on your wedding day you may like to consider a little Bridal emergency kit.  I have to admit I was not this organised at my wedding, but luckily my auntie thinks along these lines! Having thought about what a modern bride might like to pop in her emergency kit here are…

Making movies 

Anyone who has been reading my blog or knows me understands how I feel about the necessity of portraits. How much of a wonderful privilege and luxury they really are.  I honestly see them as your story, immortalised. Such wondrous celebration deserves to have every part of the exuberant experience wrapped in beauty. Hence my gorgeous handmade, bespoke folio…