24 December 2010

Happy Christmas!

I can't believe Christmas is here! I blinked at the beginning of November and now I find myself on Christmas Eve! Thanks once again for the wonderful support from all my clients. I hope you have all had a great year and here is an extra special Christmas wish for all those wedding clients who spend their first Christmas as man and wife. I look forward to taking lots more photos in 2011! Be safe and enjoy the festive period.

23 December 2010

Love Warms the Air!

Its been manic and so haven't had chance to blog with various work and snow! I must just say a huge well done to Jo and Richard who braved the elements on their Minus 10 degrees wedding day!!! It was worth the cuddling in the cold and I can't wait to show you all the pictures on your return from skiing. Jo and Richard took their vows at the lovely All Saints church in Mickleover, Derby and followed on with a festive party for everyone at the beautiful Repton School, Derbyshire.

8 November 2010

Tissington Treat

Sarah and Phil chose Tissington Hall for their special wedding day. This was new venue to me and it was wonderfully romantic and offered lots of opportunity for photographs.  Congratulations again to you both!

Sunshine on the Priory Terrace

I must just post some recent weddings which were great fun. Lisa and Simon had a very sunny day at Hodsock Priory near Worksop. Having taken a fun family portrait a few months previously of Lisa, Simon and their son Daniel they came back and asked me if I would also take their wedding photographs. It was a great honour they chose me.

28 October 2010

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is nearly upon us so I hope you have your fancy dress outfit and trick or treats all ready for the weekend!  Don't forget this also means Christmas is fast approaching, so any family or pet portraits you want taken to be ready for Christmas need to be booked in the diary very quickly.  Also don't forget photography gift vouchers are great for Christmas and birthday presents and I have a special offer running at the moment so do not panic, get in touch!

24 September 2010

Four Seasons in One Day

We had all four seasons in a day at Jo and Darren's recent wedding! Though the very changing weather didn't bother the happy couple at all and the pair duly dazzled all day. Jo and Darren chose the lovely St Peter and Paul's Church in Eckington for their marriage ceremony. A relaxed reception followed at St Paul's hotel in Sheffield. Find out more about my award winning wedding photography on my awards page and exclusive offers on the specials page.

Babies R Us

I had lots of fun meeting William for his home portrait and we had a great time playing with toys and I got a lovely selection images.  Babies feel comfortable being photographed in their familiar homely surroundings and everything you could need is to hand.  I really look forward to seeing William again later in the year when he is sitting up.

20 August 2010

Wedding Photography & Videography Together

My team and I captured the whole day with both photography and video for Lucy and Dominic’s amazing wedding near Doncaster. Photos and video go hand in hand for complete wedding coverage and working as one in-house team we can make sure we capture everything. This means you can remember all the details and special moments from the most magical day of your life! Plus you get to have your video edited to TV broadcast standards and to the music of your choice. Do take a look at the film & video page, which shows a wedding highlights video. Book both your videography and photography with Lisa Pitchford and receive a discount!

1 August 2010

Charley & Leigh

Charley and Leigh spent a lot of time planning their perfect wedding day. All the attention to fine detail was all worthwhile as they had a wonderful day at Shottle Hall in Derbyshire. Charley even surprised groom Leigh with an Aston Martin to drive himself to the venue in great style. It was a very emotional day with lots of tears of joy. Congratulations again!

23 July 2010

New Author

Joanna and I had great fun in the studio recently creating a wide variety of portfolio shots for her to use in her literary career. Jo's about to publish her first book 'In the Blender' so do check out her publishers website. All the best with the new book Jo!

14 July 2010

Fay & Steve

Fay & Steve married in a lovely civil ceremony at Makeney Hall, Belper in Derbyshire. Fay looked dazzling in her wedding dress and her mum, Denise of Funky Florists, made all the flower arrangements and bouquets which looked spectacular! If you would like to see more of my wedding images do take a look in my portfolio section.

18 June 2010

Family Portrait Photographer of the Year 2010!

The second award I came away with is Family Portrait Photographer of the Year 2010! It's wonderful to be given accolades for both portrait and wedding photography. I love photographing families, many people choose to have a family shoot to mark a special occasion which is a great idea, especially for presents. Weddings are such an exciting experience, its wonderful to be an integral part of such a happy event and create the memories to last beyond a lifetime.  My images will now go through to the national finals to be held later in the year.

Complete Wedding Photographer of the Year 2010!

I'm ecstatic to have won 2 awards at the Master Photographer Association Regional finals.
The first award I scooped is Complete Wedding Photographer of the Year 2010 which is the hardest of the wedding categories. Judges scrutinise 10 images taken at one wedding looking for a consistent excellence in standard and style from across the whole wedding day. This really means so much to me to take home the trophy for such a prestigious title and reinforce I am creating great photographs for my bride and grooms. The Master Photographers Association is the UK's only trade body exclusively for full-time professional photographers.

Garden Ceremony

Kerry & Steve chose the wonderful setting of the gazebo at East Lodge in Rowsley, Derbyshire for their outdoor ceremony. What beautiful weather they had for it too!  Kerry was even a great sport letting the boys watch the England match at the reception. It was a lovely relaxed day which everyone enjoyed.

8 June 2010

International Professional Wedding Photographers

I am delighted to have been accepted into the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers! Members are described as "quite simply the best wedding photographers in the world!"  You have to prove your experience, talent, and reputation to deliver outstanding wedding photography to clients.  When you hire an ISPWP photographer, you are hiring with confidence because every member is a true professional in every sense.

3 June 2010

An "Indian summer" wedding despite the raindrops!

I thought I would share a picture with you from Andy and Satnam's wedding at the weekend. It was great to see them tie the knot at St Chad's Catholic Cathedral in Birmingham followed by a big party in the city centre.  Satnam looked stunning in a beautiful purple dress with exquisite embroidery. Andy you scrubbed up very well too! (I can say that as they are both friends - Satnam and I were actually born days apart in the same hospital!) I couldn't decide which picture to post from our urban wedding shoot, but after much deliberation its this one!

28 May 2010

National Family Week

National Family week is the UK's biggest annual celebration of family life aiming to highlight the importance of spending quality time together. The Master Photographers Association has teamed up with the organisers to offer a special complimentary professional family portrait session and 7x5” print.  A family portrait is a wonderful experience and something to treasure forever! All members of the MPA have to undergo rigorous testing of their skills and be a full time photographer. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Get in touch for further details.

14 May 2010

Storybook Magazine Albums

I'm delighted to announce the arrival of my new storybook magazine albums. These are a revolutionary type of photographic album with flush mounted photographic pages creating a stunning modern wedding album. To celebrate the launch of the new albums for a limited time only I am offering a set of guest books worth £195 free with each storybook album booking! Don't delay and miss out, come and have a look at these fabulous albums!

4 May 2010

Special Offers!

Don't forget to check out my special offers page where each month there are a selection of fabulous offers available to you! Yes You!! Whether you are looking for wedding, portrait or videography all customers can benefit!  Don't delay though as these offers are always limited and can be changed. So make life easy and check out what great deal you want today!

11 April 2010

Princess Portrait

Just wanted to post a picture of the lovely Lauren who I recently took some studio portraits with.  In the studio both modern and classic timeless pictures can be achieved.

29 March 2010

Tesoro Jewellery

Spring has finally arrived..... well just about!  It's been a busy start to the year with lots of portraits which is great!  I thought rather than posting a portrait photo I would post a picture of a necklace my sister Sian made me. She has just taken over Tesoro Jewellery which is really exciting.  Take a look at her website, there will be all sorts of things happening over the next few months!  By the way Tesoro means Treasure in Italy, which where all the beads are sourced.

11 March 2010

Focus On Imaging

Focus on Imaging the UK's biggest photographic trade show took place this week at the NEC in Birmingham. I visited and saw lots of exciting new products, many of which I will be introducing for clients. I feel it is important to always be across what is happening in the world of photography and keep to up date with all the rapid changes in technology. Looking forward to next years show already!

28 February 2010

Zach the chap

We had great fun in the studio when past wedding clients Rebecca and Neville brought son Zach for his first family portrait shoot.  Such a lovely chap he certainly gives the other Zach (Efron) a run for his money in melting all the girls hearts!

14 February 2010

An Officer and a Gentleman

Katherine and Scott recently married in a civil ceremony at Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire. A reception  followed at the recently refurbished Van Dyke Hotel near Barlborough, which has been really tastefully done with a modern twist. With all the interest in the armed forces at the moment, as so many of our troops are serving abroad, it was nice to do a wedding where the groom was in his full RAF uniform.  It does lend something to the photos, it was like a scene from 'An Officer and a Gentleman!'

29 January 2010

Be my Valentine

Valentines Day is just around the corner and what could be more personal than a photo shoot!  Either have some great shots of you together as a couple, or perhaps ladies you fancy a boudoir shoot for something a bit different. Don't delay in getting in touch as Valentines bookings are half price!! Call and book today as there is limited space available.

3 January 2010

Winter Wonderland Wedding

Happy New Year!  ....and it certainly is for Angelina and Shane who begin the new year as a married couple.  It was was a wonderful, friendly and relaxed day and both Shane and Angelina were great sports in the sub zero temperatures!  They married at St Chad's church Wishaw followed by a festive reception at Moxhull Hall near Sutton Coldfield. Wedding Portfolio