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A blog for you today coming from the beautiful town of Amersham. Lydia actually was living in my area of Cambridgeshire when a friend recommended her to us. As soon as she saw our style of images she knew we were right for her. Lydia had in fact booked another photographer but although she was sure the photographer was competent enough to capture her wedding the style just didn’t sit quite right with her. After worrying for months she would be unhappy with the images she jumped ship to us. We were most happy to have this lovely couple on board and it was a pleasure to meet their family and friends. Lydia knows her own mind and decided to wear blush instead of white. The colour did really suit her and when she put it on I couldn’t actually imagine her in a  traditional white wedding dress. Trust your style and vision of your photos and it will make you feel much happier on the day. Weddings can sometimes be such a huge affair and I have seen some Brides in my time feeling overwhelmed by the sense of occasion and not enjoy the day. We love a relaxed wedding and Amersham has a special place in my heart as I have carried out Portrait shoots there when on my training course back in 2009. I absolutely love street photography and we had two walkabouts one in the afternoon and because of the golden light we had to get them out again in the evening and this time I suggested the balloons. The reception was at the Crown Inn and the staff were amazing. Lydia and Keith had an Italian style reception and with the blissful heat that day we were transported there with the smell of lavender and gorgeous laurel entwined along the table. The lime-cello cocktails were just right for a finishing touch and a clever nod to Italy.

Congratulations on doing it your way xx



A belated Happy New Year to you all. We have had a very busy few months both in our personal lives and business. We have had joys and sadness over the past year but are coming out the other side and feeling positive. Its funny how life always manages to balance. The sadness is that Doug lost both of his parents. We recently started to get together a set of photos ready to make an album to look back on. It was especially fab to be given a set of their wedding images, the start of their life together and their own story. These will be going in an album very soon. It did make me feel a little guilty that I don’t push our clients to have a wedding album from us. I am always mindful that Wedding and honeymoons are quite an expense and an album can wait. The experience of seeing these vintage images has genuinely changed my mind. The album when it is finished will become an heirloom. I now feel its important that all of our clients  have an album. The images we have made for you should not be sitting in a computer or on a cloud, they need to be printed and enjoyed. To encourage you for a limited period we have some great offers on both traditionally matted and Fine Art books. If we have shot your wedding and you would like to know more drop us a line. All orders need to be completed before the end of this month to take advantage of the prices.


Matt and Tamsyn were married at Wilden church on Saturday and had their reception in a beautifully styled marquee in a field next to the family home. When I first started to chat to Tamsyn, who was living in America at the time about photography we were talking about how much I like American wedding photography and the rim lit soft images that I like to create are influenced by that style. Fast forward to their wedding day and we had overcast skies and heavy rain all day. The weather couldn’t be more British. In fact the shot that Doug took of Matt and his brother coming up the church path could just as well be in Scotland in the winter. It didn’t matter as everyone had a great time. Their party was brilliant and the marquee and bunting was so colourful it was enough to cheer up any rain clouds. I learned a couple of things at this wedding. The first was my very accurate rain app which said the rain was going to clear in the afternoon could be wrong and I also learned that true Scotsmen actually don’t wear anything under their kilts even when its a bit chilly ! I will spare you that photo ha ha.

More to come soon but for now enjoy the sneak peek.

Congratulations Matt and Tamsyn xx


We were back at the familiar Wilobe Farm not far from where we live for the wedding of Chris and Claire. The wedding was on Saturday and the weather decided to not play ball totally but we worked quickly to get the family shots taken in a brief window of thirty minutes when they came out of the chapel. Claire has an infectious smile and that made up for the lack of any sun. We also had another window of fifteen minutes when they arrived back at the barn where their guests waited with bubbles and confetti, much nicer than rain to be showered with. I love the image that Doug took with Claire’s lovely Dad lifting her veil. We photographed Chris’s sisters wedding three years ago and it was so amazing to meet their little girl Freya who is at the bottom of this post and catch up with all the family. We had a really lovely day with the families and guests.

Thank you for having us again and congratulations all round xx

More to come soon 🙂



We were at a new venue yesterday with the gorgeous Katie and Joe. They were married at St Josephs Church in Bishop’s Stortford and it is actually our third visit there. This church is one of our favourites, the light inside is beautiful.  Light quality is so important when you are striving to create fine art images. As well as the church we had beautiful light all day allowing us to create some beautiful soft light portraits in the afternoon and evening. The reception was at Anne of Cleves Barn which was styled beautifully inside and we found lots of gorgeous areas outside for us to be creative in. Josh was brilliant in his role as sign carrier with “Here comes the Bride” and a different sign on the way out. Come back for that and more of this lovely day very soon.

Here is a sneak peek of just a few.

Congratulations Katie and Joe xx