9 December 2013

Sun and Champagne Wedding at Bondhay Golf Club

Sorry it has been a bit quiet on the blog and facebook recently, I'm having servious internet provider issues (sigh). But there was no issues at Amy and Darren's big day where the sun came out to welcome the newly weds into married life! A fabulous day at Amy's parents getting ready, followed by a beatiful service at St Michael and All Angels church, Brimington, Chesterfield and a recption at Bondhay Golf Club near Worksop to top it off in style!

21 October 2013

New Fabulous Float Frames

I've now got hanging on my wall a new fabulous float frame. As the name suggests this frame has the centre floating in a wonderful 3D effect! This photograph was taken on a shoot with lovely couple Wendy and Samson to celebrate their anniversary.

17 October 2013

Calling all 'Downton Abbey' Brides!

This is a call out to anyone getting married at Highclere Castle, or do you know anyone getting married there?! I just adore the beautiful setting (and the ITV programme Downton Abbey) and as I have an overwhelming affection for all things wedding, photography and TV production I would just love to capture for someone their big day at this stunning location. Whether it be photography, film or both! Please get in touch if you know anyone, there will be a reward for you!

14 October 2013

Surprise Wedding!

A very special place to couple Louise and Malc made them suprise their family and friends by tying the knot on the annual family weekend away in Derbyshire! As people gathered from far and wide for the usual weekend they were let in on the rather unusual secret. A very relaxed and fun family day was had by all. See more wedding galleries here.

30 September 2013

A Cambridge wedding degree of excellence!

Rain actually added to the atmosphere at Rebecca and James wedding held at the lovely Longstowe Hall in Cambridgeshire. All the different shades of green in the garden looked extra fresh as we appeared from under umbrellas for the next dry spell. Its great to work at a new venues, don't forget I'm willing to travel anywhere! See more photos from Rebecca and James beautiful wedding on my facebook page. Get in touch here to chat about your wedding plans.

13 September 2013

The Importance of a Great Headshot

Your headshot is one of the most powerful business tools that you have at your disposal. With so much business conducted over the internet your online image is now just as important as your in-person one.  A great headshot will communicate professionalism and enable people to engage with you. If you have a headshot what first impression are you giving? People really want to see who the person is behind the company, who they will be doing business with. They do not want to see you with a funny face, fancy dress or a badly lit picture where they cannot really see you at all - they want to see the professional person. This means that your headshot needs to fit your business and brand. Does what people see as your headshot on your website or other sites such as LinkedIn represent you well? If not do invest in a professional headshot it will help raise your profile, in the right way! Do not forget prospects and clients are likely to see your online profile before they even meet you, having a professional headshot is crucial in ensuring what the viewer sees is the best representation of you. Get in touch and have a chat about a great professional headshot for you. Charlotte did just that!

3 September 2013

Confetti Crazy

Jet setters Naomi and Matt returned to their homeland to tie the knot.  Their very personal wedding service was lead by a close friend at The Priest House Hotel, Castle Donnington, Derbyshire.  After drinks and live jazz guests enjoyed a Tapas buffet before speeches and dancing the night away back to South Africa. Naomi and Matt chose one of my photography and videography collections, making the most of capturing their terrific wedding day forever. Contact Lisa for further details.

30 August 2013

Bun Fight at the Chatsworth Fair!

It was fun but a bun fight today as I took some shots of celebrity chef Mary Berry at the Chatsworth Country Fair. She was talking about the value of local produce, the same could be said for photography! Good quality always counts whether it food or photos. See my facebook page for more shots including Lord Coe, show President, plus chairman of the British Olympic Committee and of course the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

26 August 2013

Prince George of Derbyshire!

After making his appearance into the world just days before a certain royal baby his Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge was actually named after our very own George of Dronfield, Derbyshire! Using my specialist newborn photography service Baby Adorable we captured some memorable images for proud parents Amanda and David, which you can only do in the first 2 weeks of life.

23 August 2013

English Country Farm House Wedding

Following on my Susan's sisters wedding last year it was great to shoot another wedding for this delightful family. We had another great day at St Alkmunds Church, Duffield Derbyshire followed by a reception at Swancar Farm Country House, Nottinghamshire. English summer rain just kept away long enough to get a lovely selection of bride and groom shots!

29 July 2013

Winner Complete Wedding Photographer of the Year!

I'm delighted to have won for the fourth consecutive year the prestigious Complete Wedding Photographer title!  This is such a great accolade as the judge scrutinises 10 images from one wedding and they must all be excellent!  It is amazing recognition from the industry that I am creating the very best for my bride and grooms.  Make sure you invest in a professional photographer to capture the special forever memories from your wedding.  It is such a pressurised job and is far harder than it looks, a quality professional makes it look easy, like sportsmen and women in their elite disciplines.  I cover weddings across the globe and look forward to hearing from you to have a chat about your upcoming wedding plans.

Winner Wedding Photographer of the Year!

Sushine quite often isn't actually a wedding photographers friend, but I mangaed to use it well to backlight this wedding winner from Sarah and Jonny's wedding. It shows how a classical setting can be given a modern twist.  See more winning images on my facebook page. 

Winner Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the Year!

Hannah and Steve's big day created this award winner. Some images still in the 21st centuary just scream out to be in black and white and this is one of them. It brings back lovely memories for me from a great wedding. I really like the opportunity to create not just great pictures but art too.  Do get in touch to have a chat about your wedding plans.

Winner Reportage Wedding Photographer of the Year!

With my Television news background I am always thinking one step ahead, anticipating what will happen and getting into the right position to capture that moment, as great photos don't happen by chance.  I am delighted to have won the Reportage Wedding Photographer of the Year! And don't forget I also offer wedding videos to complement your day too.

Celebratory Special Offer to Welcome Royal Baby George!

In honour of the exciting news of the arrival of HRH Prince George of Cambridge I have a special offer available.  For a limited time get a half price wall canvas with any other wall portrait order!!! Don't delay, contact me today as limited numbers available!

11 June 2013

Sunshine at Peckforton Castle Wedding, Cheshire

Sarah and Jonny flew in from Dubai to say I Do at the picturesque Peckforton Castle in Cheshire. They brought the desert sun with them and it shone from start to finish at their glittering wedding. A lot of time and care had been put into all the details of the day.  Do get in touch if you want to have an informal chat about your wedding ideas and bringing them to reality!

3 June 2013

Walled Garden Wedding & Blessing - Cowdray, Midhurst, Sussex

Hannah and Kyle started their wedding with afternoon tea, welcoming guests together on their special day at the Walled Garden, Cowdray in West Sussex. An indiviual aproach made their civil wedding and Jewish blessing very unique. Catch more photos on facebook. Or check out other wedding galleries here.

20 May 2013

From a Land Down Under - Aussie Anglo wedding with a bit of Welsh blood

Local lad Liam met Kelly while travelling Australia and brought home more than he expected, his future wife! The beaming couple welcomed family from all round the world to their amazing day at Wortley Hall, Sheffield, South Yorkshire.  Slideshow coming soon on my Facebook page.

12 May 2013

Piped Piper Wedding

Bride Joy had a dream to be piped into St Lawarence Church, North WIngfield, Derbyhsire from the pub they run right next door, The Bluebell Inn. Piper Billy James did a grand job piping all the guests and groom round and then Joy's special moment. Everyone also got piped back to the pub for the wedding celebrations after the service! Click to see more of my wedding galleries.

16 April 2013

Professional Business Vision

Its really important to give a professional impression for any type for business. Debbie and I had great fun in the studio recently creating a range of different looks for her business website squaretwo.co.uk. Debbie offers coaching and development for schools and executive and management coaching programmes. Check out more pictures from the shoot on my facebook page, thanks again Debbie for a  very enjoyable shoot!

11 March 2013

Bolsover Castle Wedding Fair

For the first time in 3 years Bolsover Castle is holding a wedding fair! The fabulous setting of Bolsover Castle is a dream princess wedding location. It is also very accessible situated just near the M1 in Derbyshire.  The wedding fair is not to missed plus I will be there between 11am - 3pm on Sunday 17th March, so do come along and have a chat.

4 March 2013

The Hub Cafe Dronfield

Just thought I'd let you know my photographs are now on display at The Hub Cafe in Dronfield. They offer a wide range of food for everyone, just the smell gets you licking your lips! Its a great place for a natter, a bite to eat and you get a friendly smile from owners Elaine and Stuart. A fantastic venue for both adults and little ones and if that is not enough you get free wifi! Go check out The Hub Cafe and see my photography wall display all in one go. If you need directions The Hub Cafe is situated at the top of Callywhite Lane, Dronfield, S18 2XS, next to Little Feet Nursery, opposite Henry Boot and the postal sorting office.

28 February 2013

Mother's Day

Don't forget its mothers day very soon!! If you are looking for that something special for your mum then photography is the perfect answer! You can either book a photoshoot or get a gift voucher so mum can come along to the shoot too! Its easy, just get in touch.

21 February 2013

Want to be a Wedding TV star?

BAFTA award-winning production company TwoFour is making a series for ITV about the lives of warm and engaging families in Britain. If you are planning to get married by the end of May, they would love to hear from you. To find out more email 2012@twofour.co.uk or call 020 7438 1937.

19 February 2013


Have you any tips for a networking newbie?!  I went to my first ever networking meeting last week.  I'm in with both feet attending my second one later this week! Do get in touch if you have any pointers for me.

12 February 2013

Baby Adorable Photography

I am very pleased to announce my specialist newborn service Baby Adorable! The first couple of weeks of life are the most brief and miraculous. My newborn photography is very artistic. You can ensure those memories of your newborn baby are captured disctinctively and cherished for a lifetime. See the new dedicated website www.babyadorable.co.uk

29 January 2013

Wedding Dress For Sale

I have a wedding dress for sale! Its a beautiful A-line satin wedding gown. There is sparkly beading along the bust, which is complemented with a light sparkle in a V shape at the waist making it very flattering.  The back of the fully boned dress laces up and the sparkle detail continues around the waist. I have also had a light sprinkling of sequins put on the bottom of the train which looks fabulous. I have a lovely bolero jacket in the same material and this is included in the sale. In amazing condition, the dress has been fully cleaned and looks brand new! It’s a beautiful and comfy dress and with the extra sparkle, jacket and amazing condition is a fantastic buy. The dress is a size 12, but due to the style would also fit a size 10 or 14. Dress model is D'Zage Yasmin D9538. Do contact me for further details/photos.

26 January 2013

Wortley Hall Wedding Fair

Just to let you know I will be exhibiting at the Wortley Hall wedding fair next Sunday 3rd February 2013. This grand stately home offers a fantastic venue for civil weddings, civil partnerships and wedding receptions. It is in a convenient for SouthYorkshire, West Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Do come along 11.00am - 4.00pm and say hello!

14 January 2013

Winter Weddings

Laura and Phil made their Christmas extra special by tying the knot at Makeney Hall, near Belper Derbyshire. Laura chose a broach bouquet for her winter wonderland wedding, which was a great idea and looked so beautiful and sparkly in the low winter light. For more inspiration for your own wedding check do out all three of my wedding galleries - gallery one, gallery two, gallery three.