It was a stunning, crisp winter's day when I attended Jon and Ali's wedding at Brownsover Hall Hotel in Warwickshire just a few days after Christmas. Family and friends gathered in this lovely hotel which looked particularly festive thanks to its rich red painted walls. Ali looked beautiful in her gown with extra sparkle thanks to some very pretty accessories. After the ceremony we headed outside to make the most of the crisp, golden shafts of light piercing the branches of some spectacular specimen trees.Read More
I love Christmas. I love photographing weddings. I really loved photographing this Christmas wedding! Guests braved the stormy conditions to gather at the pretty Cotswold church in Church Westcote near Burford and how beautiful bride and groom Zana & Ed's departure was thanks to nearly a hundred glittering sparklers waved by guests along the church pathway - really stunning. It was then back to Zana's parents house for Champagne,food and fun in a sumptuous marquee.
This was my first outing to photograph the hunt. Once I'd got used to the hounds (blimey they're bigger than I expected!) I got carried away with the flamboyant outfits and the tradition of it all. Getting covered in muddy dog paw prints was an experience never to be forgotten! North Cotswold Hunt
The delicious smells wafting around Chipping Campden this weekend were very distracting as I photographed the goings on at the BITE Christmas Food Festival. From street food curry care of The Urban Rajah, artisan goodies from the best Cotswold food suppliers and a fair selling lovely Christmas gifts, it really kick start the festive season here in Chipping Campden. Oh, and I did get to try one of those delicious Urban Rajah curry wraps too - Yum!
I was back up to Sheffield again just before Christmas to photograph a great city centre school - 2 years after my last visit. The kids are so full of fun and so productive with their time. Wonderful characters too. It's refreshing to see a school embracing marketing and using photography to get across the vibrancy and life in the classroom. Looking forward to returning again in the future.
A cold winter's day was made all the more chilly when I was asked to visit Calderhead's Refridgerated Transport to provide fly on the wall photography of their business for their new website. Father and daughter owners Ian Calderhead and Sara Owrid wanted the get across the personal, family approach that underpins the whole operation and hopefully these images communicate that.
As the summer drew to a close, a group of party loving friends gathered in the pretty village of Mickleton in Gloucestershire to celebrate the wedding of Claire & Paul - and I was there to capture it all. The day kicked off with a lunch for the guys at the lovely Cotswolds pub, the Ebrington Arms while the girls got ready at home. Then onto the beautiful St Lawrence church in Mickleton for the ceremony and afterwards guests headed on foot to The Kings Arms, a pretty pub in the village where Claire & Paul had decorated a marquee in the grounds. In the evening, I witnessed my first Bandeoke care of The One Hit Wonders - some hilarious moments! Then back into the pub where I hear the bride and groom managed to party on until 4am - respect!
Take a picturesque Cotswold's village, one stunning medieval tithe barn decked out with lanterns and fairy lights, an elegant manor house with 360 ft fountain and a group of fun-loving friends and what do you get? A fabulous wedding that was a joy to photograph. Rosie & Matt decided to leave London behind and head up to the country to the beautiful Stanway House in Gloucestershire for their wedding in August. Rosie in her bespoke gown looked stunning and her Mum Lynn made everything extra special thanks to her wonderful floral arrangements. Stanway provided the most spectacular backdrops for the day (and for the photography) and we all had fun dodging the spray from Britain's highest gravity fed fountain!
This was an intimate family gathering and one of two weddings for Charlotte & Nigel (the other will be at Nigel's family home in Portugal later this year). After capturing the ceremony and then some celebratory drinks we headed out to the weir for some romantic shots together before I headed off and left them to enjoy a lovely meal together.
What a fun photoshoot this was in the late August sunshine. Bridget and her two sons Joss and Ed live on a beautiful farm with loads of atmosphere and great backdrops. Joss introduced me to his pony and we had an apple throwing contest in the orchard. The old telephone box on the road outside was a source of curiosity and family's barn made for a great rustic backdrop.
I first met Adelaide some year's ago when she sold me my house so it was lovely to bump into her again last year at a wedding event hosted by The White Rose Bridal Boutique. Even nicer to be photographing hers and fiance Henry's wedding in August at Henry's family farm in Northamptonshire. Adelaide looked radiant in her beautiful lace dress with spectacularly wide train. Guests came from far and wide, including a large contingent of Adelaide's French family (so chance to practice my rather ropy French) and Adelaide had honoured them with some lovely little French details in the marquee. The couple (who met at The Royal Agricultural College) were whisked away from the church in an elegant horse and carriage. How romantic!