OK, so maybe this is another post for photographers. I love street photography – and I believe most of the people who make this list are going to fall into the street / documentary vibe. I’ll try to broaden it and include some other stuff. Also – this is cheating a bit – I’m planning…

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    Hazel and I are disappearing for a few days. Time out from being parents or photographers or students or workers. Sometimes I think it’s the time out that actually helps you grow as a photographer. I’m still torn about whether to take a camera, but have settled on the iphone (that’s a whole other post in…

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      Sometimes by the time you get to an image it’s gone. I was crouched down on the other side of the room for the speeches (At this wedding there were 11 seperate speeches!) and I was staying close to the bride and groom to get the best reaction shots I could. I saw this brief…

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        Emmanuela & Manuel married in May, with a party that bought together Spanish and English culture… and a bit more. They’re such a sweet and generous couple, and I’ll let the photos do the most of the talking Breadsall Priory is a hotel and golf club in the Derbyshire countryside with acres of beautiful grounds. On…

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          I hear this all the time. I hate having my photo taken. I think most of us do. Or it’s not so much the having it taken, but the process. The “can you lift your chin a little to the right”. Not knowing what to do with yourself. It’s a quandary for photographers too –…

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            Ok – firstly a confession. I don’t blog enough and I’m aiming to sort that out by writing a blog post a day. I chose to kick off with this image because I love the moment, and as a reportage / documentary photographer I want to be concentrating on the moment more than anything else. Without…

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              So, this happened Saturday evening. At the beautifully scenic Monsal Head, just a couple of miles outside Bakewell. The weather had promised us rain and thunderstorms, but who can turn down an opportunity to head out into the Derbyshire Peak District – even if we did get drenched? Luckily we managed to avoid the worst…

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                OK. So I’m a sucker for a beautifully bound and printed book. I have an obsession with McSweeney’s, Cartesio Notebooks and am just a general stationary freak. I may be a bit biased on this issue. Also as a wedding photographer and storyteller, I love to see an album printed. It’s the culmination of all…

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                  The more times I find myself at The Carriage Hall, the more I realise how adaptable it is to so many different styles of event. If you’re having a quirky, individual, unique kind of day… the Carriage Hall is such an excellent venue for it. We’ve done blessings, quirky weddings… all taking place in the…

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                     Shhhhh…. don’t tell anyone about this, but a little known fact is I do take formal group photos at about half the weddings I do. Not fitting with the documentary / reportage style, right? I do actually see how group shots can be a part of the story. And how future generations can look back…

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                      Rachel and Jonathan eloped in Australia in October – in a private ceremony on a beach. They then returned to England for a party with family and guests just before Christmas. This took place at Ye Olde Bell Hotel, in Retford – a quintessentially english and traditional hotel with beautiful gardens. They didn’t want anything too…

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                         Why would you do such a thing? This is a question that separates people – should you have first look pictures? The first look is a relatively new event in wedding photography. The couple meet before the wedding to see each other for the first time. Often this can lead to beautiful photos as the couple spend…

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