2017 – a few favourites

I’ve never blogged a selection of pictures from any given year before, so  I thought it’s about time I did! For this reflection on 2017 I wanted to choose one or two pictures from each wedding but with a very specific intention.  I wanted to choose the images that I liked best from the reportage side of my work.  So in the main these images are very natural, candid moments that have moved me in one way or another.  From tears to laughter and moments where I look back and simply think “I’m glad I was there at that moment Read More

Jemma & Adam at the William Cecil

On Saturday January 6th I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Jemma & Adam at the William Cecil in Stamford. The first wedding of 2018!  And what a great start to the year.  Jemma & Adam are a lovely couple and with the kids (Roxie & John) make a wonderful family.  I’d got to know them for their pre-wedding shoot just before Christmas and was looking forward to seeing them all again for the big day. The William Cecil makes the ideal setting for a wedding and that’s where I found the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids.  While I Read More

Jade & Elliot at Lains Barn

On Sunday December 31st I had the honour of shooting the wedding of Jade & Elliot at Lains Barn near Oxford. New Years Eve wedding!! What a great day to celebrate such a special occasion.  And being part of the festive season everyone was in an extra buoyant mood as Jade & Elliot tied the knot. Lains Barn is a fabulous venue.  A barn which dates back to 1750, it was the perfect setting for a lovely, relaxed wedding.  I saw it for the first time a couple of weeks before the wedding when I met Jade (& puppy Loki) Read More

Terri & Dave’s Iceland wedding

On Wednesday 22nd November I jumped on a plane for Terri & Dave’s Iceland wedding! It was nearly two years in advance when Terri & Dave booked me to shoot their big day in Iceland.  As always I was incredibly honoured to have been chosen to shoot a couple’s wedding.  But Iceland; that was going to be different! So with the best part of two years to prepare you might think I’d be ready for the trip.  And I was.  Except I don’t think I realised quite how cold it would be. I mean, I knew it would be chilly, Read More

Diva & Jamie at South Farm

On Sunday 5th November I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Diva & Jamie at South Farm near Royston. If I ever suffer a power-cut there is one person I would put at the top of my list of people to call – Diva.  She would light up any room instantly.  A lady with a very special personality.  Kind, funny and caring, it’s no surprise she works as a nurse.  And I’m not the first to notice, Jamie (a top bloke too by the way) clearly thinks so too, as does his dad who echoed similar thoughts during Read More

Georgie & Sarah at the Cliff at Lyons Hotel

On Wednesday October 25th I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Georgie & Sarah at the Cliff at Lyons Hotel near Dublin. The last time I shot a wedding abroad was back in the summer of 2010.  Seven years later and I’ll have done two in a month!  The first was Georgie & Sarah’s big day in Ireland.  I’d actually met them at a wedding fair near Grantham last year and they decided then that I was the man for the job. The girls couldn’t have been any nicer.  In the lead up to the wedding they made Read More

Debbie & Andrew at Orton Hall Hotel

On Saturday October 14th I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Debbie & Andrew at Orton Hall Hotel in Peterborough. Until she booked me to shoot her wedding, the last time I had seen Debbie was when she was still at school, helping out at her dad’s barbers shop where I would always go for a trim.  That was over 25 years ago!   I knew Andrew too.  He was the year above me at school and in a small fenland town you’d always see familiar faces out and about.  Andrew was (and still is) a keen footballer Read More

Emily & Steven at Stoke Rochford Hall

On Saturday September 30th I photographed the wedding of Emily & Steven at Stoke Rochford Hall near Grantham. I know I always say my couples are lovely (and they are) but Emily & Steven are “extra lovely”.  A really great couple who are clearly mad about each other.  When I first met them they were living and working up in Manchester but they’ve now moved south to Peterborough, which is where we did their pre-wedding shoot back in the summer. Fast forward to a beautiful autumnal day at the magnificent Stoke Rochford Hall and it was time to celebrate their Read More

Rebecca & Euan & Slepe Hall

On Saturday 23rd September I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Rebeca & Euan at Slepe Hall in St Ives. Rebecca is the niece of my good friend (and “Wonder-Florist) Corinne Turner.  So I was thrilled when Corinne recommended me as the man for the job of shooting Rebecca & Euan’s big day.  I got to know them better at their pre-wedding shoot in their home town of Lincoln and couldn’t wait for the big day to arrive. I met up with an excited bride and equally excited bridesmaids at Rebecca’s mum’s house in March, conveniently less than Read More

Katherine & Luke

On Saturday 9th September I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Katherine and Luke. As a wedding photographer it’s hard not to become obsessed with the weather forecast.  The threat of rain was on my mind and I knew how important it was to Katherine that I was able to get them outside for photos.  So after the girls were all ready, we headed off to St Leonard’s church in Leverington to meet Luke and the boys ready for the service.  And as I feared the heavens opened.  Katherine dashed from the car to the church as the Read More