24 December 2011


I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas to all my clients past, present and future and anyone reading my blog.  I hope you all have a wonderful festive break! Best wishes Lisa

27 November 2011

Ringwood Autumn Wedding

Emma and Stuart chose the beautiful and recently refurbished Ringwood Hall Hotel in Chesterfield, Derbyshire for their special day. Following the civil service we took a walk around the gardens creating some intimate shots which matched the feel of their wedding day. Congratulations again guys!! Do take a look around my website for more information on wedding photography and videography.

14 November 2011

Weddings and Blessings

Kate and Christian chose Norwood Park near Southwell, Nottinghamshire for both their civil service and Jewish blessing. One hundred and thirty guests enjoyed the sunshine filled day and helped the couple celebrate well into the night. They chose to have the joint video and photographic coverage which complements so well and gives you the best memories of your special day. Take a look at my information page for more info on wedding DVDs. There are some more video samples and highlights on YouTube so take a look!

3 November 2011

Wedding Blog Feature

My wedding photography has been featured in the Angel in the North blog by Anna Nicholson! Read all about Sara and Patrick's love story plus their wedding planning tips for future bride and grooms. See the pictures I captured of their big day at Cusworth Hall in South Yorkshire. Angel in the North blog features weddings in the Yorkshire region with vintage inspired themes. Anna caught the wedding planning bug after organising her own wedding. Alongside real weddings she has created a resource of fashion, ideas and inspiration.

21 October 2011

Portrait Competition

Claire entered a competition thinking she never wins anything, but little did she know her name would be pulled out to win a family portrait shoot. She now has pictures of her young boys she can treasure for ever!  Check out more photographs on my Facebook page or have a look at my portrait gallery here on the website. Contact me for more information and to book your sitting NOW so you can get your photographs ready in time for Christmas - they make great gifts!

14 October 2011

An ideal rendezvous for a wedding!

Falconry was on display for guests to enjoy at this Bolsover Castle wedding in Derbyshire! Katie and Charles laughed and smiled all day long with their guests at the beautiful English Heritage location.  With family from both the north and south it made perfect sense to meet in the middle just off the M1 and enjoy the wonderful wedding venues we have on offer to every bride and groom in the country, not just the locals. Do check out my wedding portfolio.

9 October 2011

Umbrellas at Cusworth Hall

A very rainy day for Sara and Patrick was in store at Cusworth Hall, near Doncaster South Yorkshire. It was the wettest wedding I have ever covered, but Sara was an amazing bride and didn't let the rain bother her on her big day. She even helped move furniture around to enable us to get some unusual, creative and quirky images to remember their special day by. A very welcoming couple and with a really intimate and meaningful service you would never have known it was pouring down outside. Fabulous! Do get in touch about your wedding plans.

7 October 2011

Finalist for Major National Photography Award!

I've had fantastic news - I'm in the national Master Photographer of the Year finals!! The awards are open to professional photographers from across the globe, so being shortlisted is a huge honour. I was previously selected as a finalist a few years ago and am thrilled to be shortlisted again. I will be attending a glittering awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Newcastle very soon. check out more of my accolades on my awards page.

6 October 2011

Prince and Princess of the Peaks!

Katie and Mark pulled off a great day for us to get into the peak district for photographs following their ceremony at St John's the Baptist Church in Dronfield. We had talked together about getting some real peak district scenery shots and with Katie and Mark game for adventure we created some amazing images which will look fabulous displayed as art works on their walls.  Following their adventure in the peaks Katie and Mark moved on for a reception at The Maynard in Grindleford, Derbyshire. Do take a look at more of my work in the wedding portfolio.

24 September 2011

Classical Wedding Photographer of the Year!

The second award I was thrilled to recently win was Classical Photographer of the Year at the Master Photographers Association East Midlands awards. I blend classical wedding photography with both contemporary and reportage styles of wedding photography to give you stunning coverage of your special day. It is a really timeless intimate image from the first dance that captured the judge's eyes. The standard of entries in the competition this year were higher than ever. I was so ecstatic to walk away with the wedding awards.  See all the awards I have attained on my awards page and check out more winning images on my facebook page.

19 September 2011

Winner Complete Wedding Photographer of the Year 2011!

I'm over joyed to have retained my Complete Wedding Photographer of the Year award in the East Midlands Master Photographers Association competition. It is the hardest of the wedding categories. The judge scrutinises 10 images taken at one wedding looking for consistent excellence in standard and style from across the whole wedding day. this really means so much to be to take home the trophy yet again 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. I also won other awards so watch this space!

15 September 2011

Alrewas Hayes Wedding

Claire and Paul chose the very elegant setting of Alrewas Hayes near Burton upton Trent, Derbyhsire for their special day.  The wedding carried through the theme of elegance and no detail had been left to chance by the happy couple. The rain clouds just stayed away just long enough for the beautiful surroundings to be enjoyed by all. To see more of my wedding portfolio click here.

4 September 2011

Keeping it in the Family

Seb and Alexis chose the stunning Prestwold Hall, near Loughborough Leicestershire to host both their civil wedding service and reception. They even kept it in the family by having Seb's Aunt as the guest registrar for their service. The bride and groom had beaming smiles all day long!

31 August 2011

Real Wedding Feature

Victoria Mary Vintage has featured one of my weddings!  Check out the blog post all about Fay and Steve's vintage feel wedding and the story of how they met - thanks guys, its a great read!  Victoria Mary Vinage also offers beautiful vintage inspired bridal accessories.

26 August 2011

An American at an English University

American bride Amanda never thought she would have sunshine on her English wedding day, but boy did she have sunshine! On a stunning and hot summers day Amanda and Anthony tied the knot at Our Lady's and St Thomas Catholic church in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Moving on to celebrate with a reception at the iconic University of Nottingham Trent Building. The brides sister Rosemary made all the beautiful flower arrangements and bouquets which adorned the church.

15 August 2011

Weddings and Pets!

Tracey and Andy went for a very relaxed feel for their big day held at Washingborough Hall near Lincoln, Lincolnshire. All the guests enjoyed afternoon tea together which was just right on a hot summers afternoon. Even their family dog Jinx joined them for some of the official wedding photographs! For more information on weddings take a look at both my portfolio and information pages.

6 August 2011

Breedon on the Hill Wedding

Avery old church perched high over the East Midlands was the setting for Fred and Sarah's dream day. The Priory Church of St Mary and St Hardulph was originally a monastery founded in about AD 676 on the site of an Iron Age hill fort. Following on from the ceremony guests both relaxed and partied at a marquee situated at Sarah's parents, who had spent much time grooming the gardens to make the venue spectacular. Congratulations again!

31 July 2011

Gallery Art Blocks

Adding to my evolving collection of new products for you is the Gallery Block, straight in from across the Atlantic in America. This is art like never before! Coming in a variety of sizes and umpteen design variations and if that wasn't enough you can have a bespoke design just for you. The 'collages' of images are gathered together and 'floated' on a background of a larger gallery block. A real piece of art for your walls. Feel free to get in touch for more information.

25 July 2011

Rachel & Robin's Wedding

Rachel and Robin married recently at St Peter's church in Littleover, Derbyshire followed by a reception and evening hog roast party at Shottle Hall, near Belper. Having made sure at their pre wedding consultation they had left enough time for everything they wanted on the day it gave flexibility to dodge the rain showers for Robin and Rachel to get shots this this!  Click the link to see more wedding portfolio pictures.

10 July 2011

Formula One British Grand Prix

I had a great day taking photographs during qualifying for the 2011 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. I've been a big Formula One fan for a long time so it was great to get the chance to fulfill an ambition to photograph the cars with a super sized lens!  See lots more photographs on my facebook page.

17 June 2011

A Lovely Lotus Love

Ellen and Richard tied the knot in a civil service at the Charnwood Hotel in picturesque Blyth near Worksop, Nottinghamshire. The grooms car was also dressed for the big occasion and joined the couple for some memorable photographs to celebrate their wonderful day!

7 June 2011

English Country Garden Wedding

Andrea and Patrick had a beautiful intimate wedding with family and friends at Michelin starred The Old Vicarage, Ridgeway Village near Sheffield. The lovely purple flowers Andrea chose toned so well with the flowers in bloom around the gardens. For more wedding photography images do take a look at my portfolio.

22 May 2011

Colour Co-ordinated

Turning up for a portrait shoot all colour co-ordinated really helps make the photos look even better..... and also wearing my favourite colour always goes down well! Thanks also for lots of fun.

A Right Royal Wedding!

Donna and Karl had a a dream wedding recently to rival Prince William and Kate Middleton!  The rain went away in the nick of time to bring a glorious afternoon for the dazzling newly weds celebrating at Hotel Van Dyk near Clowne and Chesterfield in Derbyshire. Congratulations again!

Coffee Table Books & Albums

I am pleased to announce the arrival of a further range of coffee table albums. This broadens the options available for bespoke wedding albums even more! I have to say the choice now is like being a child in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory! Do book an appointment to come and have a casual chat about your wedding plans and see all the handmade album ranges.

Building Blocks

Well Royal Wedding excitement and bank holidays galore its been a busy time! I've been both hard at work in the studio and the wedding season has really got going too. Here is baby Scarlet who came to see me in the studio recently. Check out some more recent shoots on my facebook page.

18 April 2011

Stunning Acrylic Tiles

Beautiful quality acrylic tiles with colours that are just so punchy! Such visual impact with a three dimensional effect, they are fabulous at showing off your images to the maximum. These stylish and modern tiles in thick acrylic are brand new in and come in 4 different sizes. Come and have a portrait shoot or book you wedding so you too can have your images in a beautiful eye catching acrylic tile! See more pictures on my facebook page.

14 April 2011

Lisa Pitchford Photography & Videography

Many thanks to my photographer friend Julie for taking some upto date head shots of me. Always being behind the camera creating images we don't get much chance to appear in front of the lens! What do you reckon, am I what you thought?! Check out more on my facebook page.

18 March 2011

Catching the Bus for a Fashion Shoot!

This week I took part in a training seminar through the Master Photographers Association (MPA). I am always looking to both further myself and keep fresh.  The course was great and here is one photo I took but do check out my Lisa Pitchford Photography and Videography Facebook page to see more pictures!

10 March 2011

Dronfield Civic Centre

For those of you who like to see my portrait and wedding pictures displayed at the Dronfield Medical Practice just to let you know the new batch of photographs are now up! Go check them out and some of you will spot yourselves too!

27 February 2011

Baby Talk!

I just had to share this recent picture with you all! I love the wise chat between teddy and baby Iris, it oozes childhood innocence and charm. I hope you enjoy it too! If you would like more information on family portraits do take a look at my portrait portfolio and information pages.

31 January 2011

Valentine portrait for the one you love!

Have you thought about what to give your loved one this Valentines. Well look no further as I have the perfect present right here, a portrait shoot! Give the one you love a really personal photo present. To make the present even better if you book before the 14th February 2011 you will also get a fantastic £10 off the portrait sitting!! Contact Lisa right now to book your present!

20 January 2011

Dronfield Family Fun

It was lovely to meet the latest member of the Andrews family. I had fun photographing Ryan a couple of years ago and now I've met his new little sister! I look forward to watching them both grow over the coming years. You too can capture your precious family times with a portrait shoot in Coal Aston, call now for more information.

10 January 2011

The World of Social Media

I have learnt something today!  I organised a seminar for our regional members of the Master Photographers Association on social networking.  Consultant Jessica Zeun was really interesting and a lively lecturer and I have come away with my brain buzzing full of ideas! Check out my Facebook page I am busy working on.