43 years strong {1000 words #8}

A picture is worth a 1000 words Delving into my image archive to re-publish a series of images that encapsulate meaning and emotion This is a very special image for me as it features my own Mum and Dad. This particular photo shoot was a 41st anniversary present for my parents. Preserving memories is what I try to do for my clients day in and day out and I try to do that for me and my family at every given opportunity too, when time permits! This particular image comes at a very fitting time. My mum and Dad celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary last week! Now that's impressive! We're … [Read more...]

Young at heart {1000 words #7}

A picture is worth a 1000 words Delving into my image archive to re-publish a series of images that encapsulate meaning and emotion This framed image is proudly displayed in my viewing room as a sample frame. Sitting pretty on a wall at the top of the stairs it is one of the most talked about photos in my viewing room. It brings back many fond memories early on in my wedding photography career and has stood the test of time and featured in my 'favourites' for many years. The bride and groom, Rachel and Matt had just been married (at St Luke's Church, Duston, Northamptonshire) and arrived … [Read more...]

Brothers {1000 words #6}

A picture is worth a 1000 words Delving into my image archive to re-publish a series of images that encapsulate meaning and emotion This image is a firm favourite of mine. It was taken 4 years ago and features two one-month old twin brothers, Leo and Nici. It was one of the first of many images taken for a wonderful family. I've been very fortunate to have photographed this family on a number of occasions over the last 4 years. This image was taken in the loft room using natural light only. It is an unusual image because you can't see the boys faces and most people would have turned the … [Read more...]

Alone in the city {1000 words #5}

A picture is worth a 1000 words Delving into my image archive to re-publish a series of images that encapsulate meaning and emotion A near silhouette photograph of a couple set against the backdrop of the iconic London cityscape. This image was taken last year in Southbank on the bank of the river Thames in the height of summer (it was a bit blustery and rainy!) You'd be excused for thinking that this is a beautifully observed shot of a random couple cleverly captured as they pass by. However it is a staged ('posed to look natural'-I prefer to say) image taken for one of my wedding … [Read more...]

Classic yet so memorable {1000 words #4}

A picture is worth a 1000 words Delving into my image archive to re-publish a series of images that encapsulate meaning and emotion This type of image is the epitome of expression and connection. It was taken at a wedding reception at the Harwood Arms, Fulham, London. There was lots of lovely natural light flooding into the room via the many tall windows in the building. I'll never tire of this sort of image. Classic yet so memorable. It reveals so many emotions and you can almost feel the happiness that this gorgeous family were feeling on their big day. Creating and preserving memories … [Read more...]

Jump for joy {1000 words #3}

A picture is worth a 1000 words Delving into my image archive to re-publish a series of images that encapsulate meaning and emotion This image was taken in late Autumn at a favourite haunt of mine in Wimbledon, London.  This image captures the fun and energy of being young and free. Hopefully this image will help these girls remember the fun of childhood when they look at it in years to come, making the image become more and more precious over time. I have chosen to frame this image in a distressed white/cream frame on a deep cut off white mount. It would look great as a single large … [Read more...]

First look {1000 words #2}

A picture is worth a 1000 words Delving into my image archive to re-publish a series of images that encapsulate meaning and emotion This image was taken at a wedding at St John The Evangelist church in the beautiful village of Frieth in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. It captures the bride's first look at her groom. My position in the church was slightly obscured so I had to make the most of the challenging angle and I was very pleased to capture this split-second glance between the bride and groom. This is a strong, clean image and it deserves to be showcased in a simple white frame with a deep … [Read more...]

Light of our life {1000 words #1}

A picture is worth a 1000 words Delving into my image archive to re-publish a series of images that encapsulate meaning and emotion Oliver was pictured at just under a month old. A low-key image taken in my clients home in Kent using window light only. This image captures the joy of new life experienced by parents, joy that I am honoured  to witness on a regular basis because of the wonderful job that I am lucky enough to do. This image was taken from the first of four photo shoots of Oliver's My First Year™. You can see a complete preview of Oliver's My First Year™ by clicking here I … [Read more...]