"Just be yourself, everyone else is taken"


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Homo Alone

Did somebody say Pandemic? The last year has been tough at times. Especially this last lockdown (winter 2020/2021) Being single, living alone and working for myself mostly from home is a cauldron of l...

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Do this one thing to improve all your phone pictures

It's so simple! I see it all the time from amateurs to professionals, they all fall prey to this when taking pictures using their phones. It’s a bug bearer of mine as there’s such a simple fix. I thin...


The other side of 2018

Always taking photos Professionally 2018 was an awesome year. I feel like I took my photography to a new level, I won an award and got to shoot three weddings abroad. I'm proud of what I've achieved ...


A look back at 2018

Looking back to look forward I started this year wanting to work on consistency in my wedding photography. Delivering high quality and something I'm proud of for each and every couple. It's not that ...

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My second year at SNAP!

SNAP! Photography Festival I have one bad thing to say about SNAP photography festival, that it's only once a year and I have to wait a full 12 months for the SNAP experience to be in my life. This wa...


Moments from 2017

2017 for me will be remembered mostly for being my first full year as self employed as a wedding photographer. It was a bumper year too and I ended up shooting more weddings that I had hoped and I tho...


Philippines Travel Photography

Travelling through the Philippines has been an incredible experience. We’ve been here for a month and have hopped around a little bit. We only saw a fraction of the country as it does take a while to ...


Taiwan Travel Photography

Taiwan has been incredible! We came for the food and boy did we eat the food! ALL the food. I came prepared though with an elasticated belt, no seriously I did! As such we spent our 10 nights just aro...

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Hong Kong Travel Photography

It's been 13 years since my husband John has been to Hong Kong. He's mentioned it weekly though in the 11 years we've been together, saying it's his favourite place in the world. He'd been 3 times bef...

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Best of 2017

Best of 2017 Highlights might be a better description than best of. 'Best of' suggests the ultimate opinion and photography is so subjective. Some like my creative portraits but opinion may even be sp...

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Moissac, France

Moissac in France is where my parents have settled for their retirement. It's in the south west, sort of in between Toulouse and Bordeaux. I love to visit when I can, it really is a beautiful part of ...

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Mount Rinjani & Gili Air

Travel Photography I flew all the way to Lombok in Indonesia to shoot the gorgeous destination beach wedding of Raana and Rich. It seemed a no brainer to try and extend my stay a little to explore the...

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SNAP Photography Festival

A Retreat for Wedding Photographers To just borrow from their website, SNAP is a 4 day summit, retreat, workshop and wedding photography conference. Although it was less like a conference and more lik...

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The National Wedding Show

The National Wedding Show It's that time again for me to spend a weekend meeting couples planning their weddings. The National Wedding Show is one of the biggest wedding fayre's around. They get thous...

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Tate Modern Photography Exhibitions

A few days away I've just come back to Manchester from a couple of days in the capital. It was a trip mostly about food and that's the usual focus for John and I when we go away. This trip however cam...

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(non-wedding) 2016 Round-up

2016: A big year for travelling There was quite a bit I wanted to share via my blog in 2016 that I simply just didn't get around to. I've been very lucky, getting to visit some amazing places and have...

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Best of 2016

Best of 2016 2016 was a complete roller-coaster wasn't it? Despite the sadness and turmoil felt by many last year, it actually turned out a very positive one for me. The major reason for that being th...