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Dream Autumnal Wedding at The Woodlands

Dream Autumnal Wedding at The Woodlands

The Woodlands at Hothorpe Hall is one of my favourite alternative venues in this area because for starters is has a blummin' tree house as the honeymoon suite. And who doesn't love a blummin' tree house! Secondly, you can get married outside in a pretty little...

Wedding Photos on Film

Wedding Photos on Film

Every so often I take my Olympus camera along to weddings with me and snap a few extras so that couples can also have some wedding photos on film. Waiting for scans to come back from development is a little like waiting for Christmas and it's always awesome to see the...

Florida on Film

Florida on Film

Aside from the regular digital camera I took to Florida with me this January, I also took a film camera and I'm in love with the results. I used two different films, Agfa and Revlog on my Olympus OM1n which I adore...as well as Elsie's face and the colours that came...

The Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finalist

The Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finalist

I didn't blog about it at the time but having just read all the feedback that my awesome couples submitted to show their support of my entry I thought now would be a good time to shout "I AM A WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARD REGIONAL FINALIST FOR THE SECOND YEAR...

Rutland Wedding Highlights Video – Lucy & Richard

Rutland Wedding Highlights Video – Lucy & Richard

Lucy and Richard got married back in June in their home town (and mine!) of Uppingham. The ceremony was in the church and the party was in their back garden which they completely transformed! As well as photos, these two had a Rutland wedding highlights video as an...

Elsie Takes Florida by Storm

Elsie Takes Florida by Storm

January is the month for me to slack off a bit and take in some winter sunshine. It was also the perfect opportunity to take Elsie across the Atlantic for her first trip to America and a state that holds many happy memories for me as a kid. If you've explored my...

January Doesn’t Have to Suck!

January Doesn’t Have to Suck!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Did you get engaged over Christmas?! If you did then I have some lovely news for you. I'm giving away prizes to all couples who book their weddings with me in January. ALL OF THEM! Who doesn't love prizes in January? I know I do! 1ST PRIZE - An...

Rutland Water Winter Wedding

Rutland Water Winter Wedding

And so to my last wedding of the year, I closed 2018 exactly the same way that I started it and I couldn't be happier! This was a local blow out with a full on Rutland Water winter wedding on NYE...the guests even braved the cold to drink champagne and eat mince pies...

Brownsover Hall Winter Wedding

Brownsover Hall Winter Wedding

Laura & Casey's Wedding - December 2018 Oh Laura and Casey, thank you for being the wonderfully awkward, utterly beautiful human beings that you are. Their Brownsover Hall winter wedding was ace and it's more than OK that the kids stole the show a little bit...

Auction Fundraiser – A Day In The Life Family Photos

Auction Fundraiser – A Day In The Life Family Photos

Time for a little auction fundraiser while doing something I love I bloody love taking pictures of families at home, you're in your happy place with all your comforts and favourite things around you. It's the place you can be most yourself and the easiest place to get...

Elsie – Aged Two

Elsie – Aged Two

Turns out I'm way behind on all those things I said I would do when it came to documenting Elsie's life. Thank goodness for Instagram stories or all would be lost. I filmed her well over a year ago in an attempt to capture just how gentle she was at the time and this...

2017 Wedding Highlights

2017 Wedding Highlights

I'm a little late to the party but I wanted to get my 2017 wedding highlights out to you lot by the end of January and I've managed it with a few days to spare so it's not all bad!  I really did have an epic year of weddings and would happily have made the...

The Story of The Dress

The Story of The Dress

Yesterday was a wedding day, like a Saturday often is for me, and I was headed to Rushton Hall for the wedding of Nathalie and Mike, prepped, peppy and photo ready!  I arrived at 10.30am all ready for an hour of bridal prep before the wedding at 11.30am, only to...

The Stotts – Family Photos At Home

The Stotts – Family Photos At Home

My family photography has come a long way since I started out, but I still completely adore being invited to do family photos at home, especially when people ask me to travel all the way to London to do it! The Stott family recently had a new little arrival who has...

Laura & Jon’s Family Fun Wedding At Shearsby Bath

Laura & Jon’s Family Fun Wedding At Shearsby Bath

So I've set myself a new challenge, and that is to blog more, and to keep it brief! The summer is such a mental time for me that I barely get the chance to do it but I really want to and to that end I've set myself an image limit of 50 to sum up each...

She & I – Self Portraiture – Roll One

She & I – Self Portraiture – Roll One

Ever since I was at university, I've wanted to point the camera towards myself, in a non narcissistic way, and delve a little deeper in to the art of self portraiture. I wrote my dissertation on female photographers who photograph themselves and their motivations to...

Rap Your Way to Snap…Or Not? Snap Photography Festival Entry

Rap Your Way to Snap…Or Not? Snap Photography Festival Entry

So...this is a bit of an odd one and I'm going to start out by saying that if you don't know what Snap Photography Festival is then you should read up on it. Because I have and I really want to go! I didn't get the chance last year because I bought a house instead,...

France on Film

France on Film

I went to France last week and took my film camera. With mild trepidation I set about capturing my holiday in France on film. My old Olympus has a faulty light meter so I had to use one on my phone, then my own knowledge of lenses and light to estimate my settings and...

Jillie & John’s Oakham Castle Wedding

Jillie & John’s Oakham Castle Wedding

The first wedding I ever photographed was my brother's and it just so happened to be at Oakham Castle, a well known local landmark. To my surprise I haven't actually been back, until earlier this year when I photographed Jillie and John's Oakham Castle Wedding on...

Zoe & Jon’s Bassmead Manor Barns Wedding

Zoe & Jon’s Bassmead Manor Barns Wedding

Zoe is the sister of my husband's best man's wife. Which makes us practically related right?! Well OK, not really, but we've met a couple of times which made it lovely to be asked to be their wedding photographer because they'd actually met me and still wanted me...

Debs & Daryl gifted me my first Sherwood Forest Wedding and despite being at dusk, in March, the weather did not misbehave and these two got just the wedding they planned...even if it was pitch black by the time the ceremony ended because the bride was a little...

Laura & Adam – Rutland Water Engagement Pics

Laura & Adam – Rutland Water Engagement Pics

When I suggested to these two outdoor, bike enthusiasts that we hire a tandem and head to the water they didn't argue one little bit! As it's on my door step, Rutland Water Engagement photos are something of a speciality of mine so it was great to add a little bit...

The Letteri’s At Home – Crazy Family Photos

The Letteri’s At Home – Crazy Family Photos

This little lot mean the world to me and so I jumped at the chance to photograph them. When I left their house after shooting I got a message, worried that it had been total and utter bedlam and did I actually manage to get anything?! And in a word...YES! Crazy family...

Rose & Matt’s Black Tie Leicestershire Home Wedding

Rose & Matt’s Black Tie Leicestershire Home Wedding

So I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed Rose & Matthew's big day. I've photographed a lot of weddings that have happened at home, but this Leicestershire home wedding was something of a giant with a big guest list and an even bigger setting. In the...

Bhavika & Sam’s Rutland Engagement Photos From Dusk to Dark

Bhavika & Sam’s Rutland Engagement Photos From Dusk to Dark

Bhavika and Sam are due to be married this July and were keen to include a pre wed shoot in their package which always makes me so happy. It might sound a bit over the top to some but the more time I get to spend with my couples ahead of the big day, the happier I am....

Snow Day Fun

Snow Day Fun

I don't know if you know this, but it snowed today. No really, it did. And despite the fact that if you were to look outside my front door right now, there would be not one single trace of snow anywhere, it was a magical moment for Elsie this morning when we managed...

January Promotion – Wedding Photography

January Promotion – Wedding Photography

In case you hadn't noticed it's January! AND...that means, not only am I giving my health and wellbeing a boost, but I am giving you guys one too with a January promotion. Which basically means if you book your wedding with me this month then I will give you a...

Rutland Water Sunrise – Photography

Rutland Water Sunrise – Photography

Today I got up a little earlier than usual and made it out for a Rutland Water sunrise. A few times in the past couple of weeks I've been driving past the water when the sun was on it's way up and I've been so annoyed at either not having my camera or not having the...

Best of 2016 – Shoot it Momma Photography

Best of 2016 – Shoot it Momma Photography

Nothing particularly special happened over night, I'm not a new person this morning and I don't feel all that different, but like it or not, the new year is a time for reflection, looking both forward and back and for a lot of photographers it's time to look at their...