Photography Workshop, Owen House Barn.

A week or two ago, I ventured down to Owen House Wedding Barn in the heart of the Cheshire countryside for a Photography Workshop. This rustic barn venue is a personal fav of mine, ever since I photographed Claire & Carl’s Wedding there a few years ago.

The workshop itself was run by the very talented Jonny Draper. It was fabulous to listen, learn and watch Jonny in action, along with meeting lots of like minded photographers. Workshops are a great way to get your geek on, learn new techniques and generally experiment with ideas . . . this one was no exception. I drove home that night buzzing with ideas. Now I’m super excited about my upcoming weddings!

Workshop – Jonny Draper Photography training

Venue – Owen House Wedding Barn

Models – Sarah Rowlands. Ollie and Suzy from The Word is love.

Wedding Dresses – Love Bridal Boutique

Suits – Whitfield & Ward

Make up and Hair – Sarah Meredith Make up & Hair Styling

Flowers – Red Floral

Light up LOVE letters – The Word is Love.


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Christmas Mini Shoots

I’m super excited to announce that I will be running mini Christmas portrait sessions on the 3rd and 4th of December ( NEXT WEEKEND!). If you are struggling for christmas gift ideas why not book a mini portrait shoot with me at Crab Tree Farm Christmas Trees in Lupton. It will be a 30 minute relaxed, playful shoot in and around the Christmas trees and farm buildings.


What? 30 minutes outdoor portrait shoot amongst the Christmas trees.

Where? Crabtree Farm Christmas Trees, Lupton LA6 1PJ.

When? Sessions available between 10 am and 2.30 pm on Saturday the 3rd and Sunday 4th of December. Booking is essential.

How much? The session fee is £40 which includes 5 digital files with print release.

What to wear? Wear clothes that you are comfortable and relaxed in, this will make for great photographs. Remember this is a working farm so come in sensible footwear!

How to book? Contact me via Facebook or email A £10 deposit is taken to secure the booking and your allocated time.

A rainy Pre Wedding Shoot, Milnthorpe.

I have been busy meeting lots of my 2016 couples for mini pre wedding shoots recently. I wanted to share this particular one with you. . . .

Rachel & Thomas met me at the Deer Park near Milnthorpe a few weeks back. We knew the weather looked pretty miserable (actually this was one of the wettest pre wedding shoots I’ve done in a while!). But Rachel & Thomas didn’t mind, so we grabbed our wellies and went for a wander. These guys were so much fun, this shoot reminded me that whatever the weather, it is the people that make the photographs!

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Amy and Bump – Maternity Shoot

Amy contacted me a few weeks ago to see if we could do a couple of ‘bump’ photographs before the imminent arrival of their baby girl. We headed to Ruskin’s View, Kirkby Lonsdale, the same place where I shot their Wedding photographs two years before. It was heavy rain on the day that we arrange this but I’m so glad we didn’t postpone as baby Tessa arrived just hours after this shoot! Continue reading

Moo and me Always and ForHeifer

From the moment Rebecca told me she was arriving at the church on the back of her favourite horse (Jimbo), I knew I would love this wedding. It was a warm, sunny day in July when Richard and Rebecca tied the knot at Tunstall Church, Lancashire. They then transported all their guests to a marque on the top of a hill, overlooking Richard’s family farm near Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria.

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Thank you 2015

Well what can I say. . . 2015 has been a pretty epic year for me. Weddings, Press and Commercial projects, they all made for an exciting, albeit chaotic year. I have had the pleasure of photographing in some beautiful venues across Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire and beyond. Meeting some lovely couples and families along the way. I passed my NQJ in Photojournalism with distinction and was nominated for O2 North West Images of the year award.

I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone I have met and photographed over the past year.

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