29 December 2012

Christmas & New Year Wedding Proposals

I hope you all had a great Christmas and are now looking forward to New Year. I read a recent poll proved Christmas is now the most popular time of year to propose, with 85% of couples saying they would choose Christmas over Valentines Day to pop the question. So those of you who have, many congratulations! Find out more about my wedding photography and videography services and portfolio here. Then do get in touch for a no obligation meeting to chat about your wedding and see all the different albums available. Wishing you a very happy New Year!

24 December 2012

Happy Christmas!

Hi everyone, just a quick note to wish you all a very happy Christmas tomorrow and I hope Santa brings you want you really want! Enjoy your precious time with the family and I look forward to seeing you in 2013. Many thanks too for all my clients in 2012, its been great to be your personal photographer and videographer. X

10 December 2012

Prince William and Novak Djokovic Centrepoint Award

Its turning out to be a royal blog this week as just 2 days after posting about the royal baby news I found myself stood right next to HRH Prince William!! This happened just before world number 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic was presented with a special Centrepoint award by the charity's patron, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, at the Winter Whites Gala in London's Royal Albert Hall. Prince William has been Centrepoint's patron since 2005, continuing his late mother Princess Diana's work. Proceeds from the gala night have been donated to Centrepoint to further its work in supporting homeless 16-25 year-olds in the UK. The Winter Whites Gala saw the Royal Albert Hall, which was hosting the Statoil Masters Tennis, transformed into an enchanted Winter Wonderland. Tennis greats John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Boris Becker all attended and I managed to sneak some photographs! See more on my facebook page.

6 December 2012

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Baby

Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge following the announcement of their pregnancy. It's great to hear Kate is well enough to have left Hospital in London today after being treated for extreme morning sickness. It would be amazing to do the royal baby's first photography session! Newborn baby photography is a brand new specialist service I'm offering clients. Images are taken in the first 14 days of life and create beautiful memories while they are still tiny. Do contact me for more information.

30 November 2012

Siblings Portrait Shoot

Hollie had a great portrait shoot with me last year and has recently introduced me to her new little brother Alfie! We also included in the sitting the very loved family dog, Harvey!  You can have a peek at a few more images on my facebook page. To find out more about family portrait sessions take a look at my photo collections info or give me a call.

9 November 2012

Local Golden Girl Jessica Ennis

I spoke to local Golden girl Jessica Ennis yesterday. What a lovely lady she is, very down to earth even after all her amazing success at the London 2012 Olympics! See more event style coverage on my website.

2 November 2012

Sunshine, smiles and a great wedding

What a joy it was to be asked to shoot this wedding! I photographed Hannah's sister's wedding back in 2008 after I was recommended to her by another bride and groom. Since then I have enjoyed photographing the family on several occasions especially when there has been new arrivals! Hannah and Steve tied the knot a the Priest House Hotel near Castle Donnington. And for such a lovely couple it was nice to say it was one of the sunniest days of this rather wet year. The location is now one of my favourites to shoot because it allows for the kind of intimacy in pictures that I really enjoy capturing. And I think the images I took reflect this excellent choice of venue. Hannah and Steve were a joy to work with and Hannah as you can see below has a smile that would light up any room! I look forward to taking many more photos with this lovely couple and their delightful family over the coming years. See more wedding portfolio pictures on my website or see more images from this particular wedding on my Facebook page.

2 October 2012

Wedding Winner!

I've received wonderful news today! I'm really excited as I've learned I have won the Master Photographers Association Mario Acerboni wedding category for the East Midlands and I now go forward to the national finals! The judges see 3 images from a wedding which must be one before, one during and one following the ceremony. See more on other titles I have won on my awards page.

30 August 2012

Frost in Summer!

Joanne popped down the road in a tactor to say 'I do' and become Mrs Frost at St Leonard's church, Scarcliffe, Chesterfield. Arriving back home for a reception and evening party David and Joanne sang their way through the first dance while gliding round the dance floor with their guests. See more on Facebook.

23 August 2012

Hellaby Hall Photography & Videography

Head over heals for each other Kelly and Jonathan tied the knot at Hellaby Hall Hotel, Rotherham on one of the few totally sunny days in 2012 so far! We were honoured to capture both the photographs and video for their amazing day. I had great fun too editing their video to their great choice of music! Just get in touch for more information on wedding video collections, which are on special offer if you book photography too!!! See more pictures on Facebook.

17 August 2012

Silver Wedding Anniversary

Diane and Ian decided to celebrate their Silver Wedding in a very special way. Renewing their vows at St Peter and St Paul Church in Eckington, nr Sheffield, 25 years on with immediate family around them. To mark the day we took a great selection of images for them before they headed off for a lavish lunch. Do contact me about any photography or videography requirements you may have, small or large.

Technicolour at Whitley Hall

Catching up with a few recent weddings still and here is Katherine and Ben on their big day at the beautiful Whitley Hall on the edge of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. I love the all the amazing colours in the bouquet! See more more pictures on my Facebook page.

6 August 2012

The London Olympics 2012

Wow what an Olympic games we are having! The country is experiencing a fantastic games. I am thrilled to say I was lucky enough to be at the opening ceremony and here is a video snap shot for you to enjoy from a most amazing experience. Come on team GB!!! Check out my other videos on Youtube too.

5 August 2012

Tractors and Horses

Rebecca and Rob's Wedding was a wonderful splash of colour on an extremely cold day weather wise. There was lots to enjoy with horses and tractors acting as official transport to the church and reception in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Catch some more images from their special day over on facebook.

From the Sea to the 'Shaw' Wedding

Where is time flying too, I can believe its August already and we are still waiting for summer! Here is a spring wedding photo from Sarah and Simon Shaw's wedding at St Alkmunds Church, Duffield followed by a reception at Dovecliff Hall near Burton upon Trent. I hope married life is going well and I get to see you both again at Susan's wedding.

11 June 2012

Winner Complete Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012!

I'm delighted to announce for the third consecutive year I have been awarded the honour of Complete Wedding Photographer of the Year! I'm thrilled to pick up this award from the Master Photographer Association East Midlands, the only full time professional photographer association in the UK. This is an especially hard award as you have to put forward 10 images to show your standards across the whole day, not just one image.  Here for you to see though is one of the images in the panel of 10 pictures presented to the Judge from Sara and Patrick's wedding at Cusworth Hall, South Yorkshire. See more of my images and awards on my facebook page.

31 May 2012

New Address

Sorry I've been very quiet on both my blog and Facebook recently.  I have been moving my premises and its been taking up a lot of time - don't panic I am still within Dronfield I haven't gone far!  Now I'm relocated I can get get on with posting some wedding images and I have further exciting news to share with you, so watch this space!

19 March 2012

Employees of the Year

Congratulations to the employees of the Year at ECA in Dronfield who I photographed this week!  If you need any events photographed, including company head shots, images for advertising, pictures to display in your work of place, basically anything business related just call me for a chat to see how I can help you and your business.

10 March 2012

Mother's Day!

Don't forget folks that Mother's Day is fast approaching! Its always find it hard to know what to buy my mum for mothers day, so I know how it is for many of you thinking at this time.  Well look no further, a photo session gift is the perfect answer and makes a change to flowers! You can give a personal gift voucher or book a portrait shoot as a mother's day present.  (Family pictures tend to be their favourite!)  Don't delay get in touch now to get your mum a gift voucher or book a photo shoot!

9 March 2012

Focus on Imaging

This week I've been to the annual trade show Focus on Imaging at the NEC in Birmingham. Its a great opportunity to see what the new ideas and products are available to showcase your photographs. Yet again the industry is being really creative and creating all sorts of wonderful items! Come and visit me soon to see the new frames and albums options being added to my existing range!

2 March 2012

Photo Surprise!

Margaret was having a family weekend away to celebrate a big birthday. The venue chosen was the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District, on my doorstep, and daughter Linda got in touch about a surprise present. I arrived under the guise of mending the hot tub(!)...only to set up my photography kit and take a range of family portraits to remember a very special weekend of everyone altogether. Do get in touch about photographing any family event.... it can be kept a surprise!

24 February 2012

Famous Local Faces

For those who like to be kept up to date on when my photographs displayed in Dronfield Medical Practice are changed, the new ones are now on display!! Go check them out at the civic centre, Dronfield.

23 February 2012

Wedding Venue Visits

As a professional photographer I always carry out a venue visit before a wedding to look a the best options for photographs in different weather conditions, so not to waste any time on the big day.  And boy am I excited about this years new locations, clients you have got great taste and I can't wait to get shooting at your venues! To name just a couple these are Dovecliff Hall Hotel and the Priest House Hotel.

30 January 2012

Don't be shy!

Elizabeth came to the studio feeling shy, but within minutes was at ease and creating lovely pictures. Often people say they don't like having their photo taken, but the environment is friendly and relaxing and really its good fun. There is nothing to be scared of, I promise, its much more fun than going to the dentist - not that I have anything against dentists, but it usually hurts! Check out more portraits in my gallery.

23 January 2012

Surprise Personal Gifts!

A surprise family shoot to get a lovely mixture of pictures to give grandparents and other family members was the name of the day at this recent shoot.  A personal gift such as a portrait picture or gift voucher is a great present! Don't hesitate to get in touch and chat about all the various options available to you. Plus see more pictures on my Facebook page.

18 January 2012

Long Distance Love

Groom Jay travelled over 3500 miles to say I do to bride Kimberley after being kept apart in the run up to the wedding due to work commitments on the other side of the world.  But they made up for lost time with a very special day and incorporated Christmas into the whole event too. They chose two beautiful locations to celebrate at, the first being Bolsover Castle and the second Whitley Hall. Thanks again for being game for everything too!

17 January 2012

Festive Fun Portraits

I took lots of special family portraits in the studio around christmas. I just wanted to post one of the delightful Hollie who popped into the studio with mum and dad and had some festive fun! For more information on portrait sessions just give me a call.