Make it a Mother’s Day she will remember…

A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done. Two great offers for mums and mums to be this week. Why not instead of getting your mum chocolates that she doesn’t really want, and that you know you will end up eating anyway, or flowers that will be dead in…

5 Top Tips for a Positive, Relaxed and Fun Family Photo Experience

I know the standard fare of family photography is everyone gets dressed up and warned or bribed…whatever works for you…to behave. Then you all get in the car and go to some studio where you stand against a pale background or sometimes you take your own stuff and lie on the floor. My memory of…

Fun experiments with Animoto and Youtube

After an ongoing fight yesterday trying to get the blog, Facebook, Twitter, Animoto, Youtube, Pinterest, Rebel mouse to talk to each other…so much technology for someone with a very limited level of understanding of the internet…I don’t think that is even the correct term now…it’s moved on. I decided enough was enough and had a…

My first wedding…

So when I decided I was going to be a family photographer…who does weddings…in January I realised I needed a guinea pig…or at least a very brave couple who would be happy for me to shoot their wedding. 1 hour later, thanks to Twitter, in steps the very lovely Fiona and Paul. Long story short, engagement…

Portraits, who you are or who you want to be?

The blog has been a bit wedding and engagement heavy of late so I think it’s time to look at other parts of the business. I never set out to do only wedding photography. I know photographers are regularly told they have to do one thing but that doesn’t fit with my philosophy. I want…

Wedding pictures that tell a story…

I was asked recently for my favourite wedding picture for a magazine gallery. And while I have great shots of brides looking stunning and happy. They are not the ones that resonate with me. That is not to say those shots are not equally important, but the shots I love always illustrate something more personal…