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No doubt you will be spending the next 18 months to a year getting yourself perfectly preened for your wedding day. You’ve probably looked at countless Pinterest pictures of wedding hairstyles and thought about what style and make of make-up you want to make you look your radiant best. But what can you do to get your Groom looking dazzling? Make sure he reads my wedding grooming tips for men …

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It’s such a pleasure to photograph two people who are clearly so wrapped up in each other. That’s exactly what I felt at the wedding of Bronwyn and Matt which took place at Wick Farm in Bath. The day started for me with a visit to see Bronwyn, her Bridesmaids and her family at a fabulous house they had rented for the occasion. As soon as I walked into the …

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I had such a great time shooting Heather & Dale’s Devon engagement shoot that I had to share it with you as soon as I could. We met near Salcombe at Hope Cove which is so beautiful. Earlier in the year I was in California and visited a place called Paradise Cove. Hope Cove was every inch as beautiful as that. It had secluded areas surrounded by craggy rocks as well …

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Have you ever played Animal Bingo? Well unless you were at Lizzie and Laurence’s wedding in June this year I am guessing you haven’t. The basic premise, everyone gets an animal with their name on it as their place setting. A selection of animals is read out and if 5 people on your table have a matching animal you win. Genius. If it’s a tie, then you have to do …

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This is such an epic Lake District wedding that it is coming at you in two parts. Where to start? Well Emese is Hungarian and Lorcan, well he has been all over, France, Ireland, the Lake District to name but a few. They now live together in the Netherlands and it was from there that I had my first Skype conversation with the two of them about their wedding in …

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In July it was a real pleasure to photograph Faith and Nick’s Cheshire wedding at the lovely Colshaw Hall near Knutsford. Faith & Nick had been working as teachers in Asia but wanted to come back to Cheshire for their wedding to celebrate with all their friends and family. Here are a few sneak peeks from their special day.

Oh my God! I can’t believe it has taken me so long to get around to blogging Lucy & Lee’s amazing wedding at Styal Lodge in Cheshire. Not only are they the loveliest people to work with but they’re also not too shabby to look at either. And what about Lucy’s bridesmaids, her beautiful sisters, or ‘The Jerram Sisters,’ as I like to call them, like some sort of singing sensation …

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One of the best things about being a Somerset wedding photographer is that I get to visit all of the beautiful locations that the county has to offer. For this one I headed to the golden fields of Compton Pauncefoot for Laura and Chris’ wedding. They live in Manchester but Chris’ parents live in the village at Compton so when the chance arose to get married in the church and …

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I am so very fortunate to have met many wonderful people during 2015 and this is my chance to thank them for letting me into their lives. The days of a year fly by so quickly and it’s hard to believe another one has passed, but I hope the photographs I have taken over the last twelve months will last forever and instantly bring back memories of a special …

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Today I want to share this image with you and tell you the story behind it. This was taken at the wedding of Elly & Liam a couple of weeks ago in Staffordshire at their Tipi Wedding. It’s not a technically brilliant photograph, it’s a bit orange because of the colour of the canvas and it’s not going to win any awards, but it’s a very special photograph. You …

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How remiss of me not to have shared Emily & Lee’s wedding with you at Packington Moor in Staffordshire. Both Emily & Lee have lost one of their parents so it was an emotional occasion but those looking on from elsewhere would have been proud of them both as looked so happy together. There were tears of course but that’s to be expected and they were tears of sadness and …

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Have you ever had that feeling where your face hurts from smiling and laughing too much? If you have you’ll know exactly how Claire & Matthew felt at the end of their wedding day. You’ll also probably know that smiling is infectious and that was certainly the case at the Great John Street Hotel where Claire & Matt partied into the night. Before that though their friends and loved ones …

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If I ever take the work that I do for granted then it would be time to give it up. Each day is different, each wedding is different and each couple brings their own self to each wedding. I get to meet such wonderful personalities doing this that if I didn’t do my best to bring out their personas in the photographs then I wouldn’t feel like I wasn’t doing …

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Kris and Stef were married at a lovely personal ceremony at the picture perfect Trafford Hall in Cheshire. Two brides means two dresses, loads of bridesmaids and lots of fun. Feast your eyes on this.

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I first met Jess & Rob when Jess was a bridesmaid at Aileen and Ian’s wedding which I photographed as a Norfolk wedding photographer in August 2012. When they also asked me to be their photographer I was absolutely delighted and so off I went to Norfolk again for their wedding in September. Aileen was one of Jess’ bridesmaids this time around and it was great seeing them play out …

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Ah Lucy and Nick’s wedding. Well it was held at the stunningly beautiful Walcot Hall in Shropshire and what a beaut of a venue it is. They were able to get in the day before to decorate how they wanted and then the day after the wedding all their guests came back for an after-party and to cure some fuzzy heads. Lucy and Nick live in London but Nick’s connections …

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I’m not a huge fan of blowing my own trumpet but in this case I’m going to make an exception as the note that Ivonette and Ken sent to me was so lovely. They were married in September last year in Formby on a gloriously sunny day. They are one of the nicest couples you could ever meet and we hit it off straight away. Anyway, over to them… ‘From …

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It’s hard to know where to begin with Hayley and Nick’s Cheshire wedding at Arley Hall because there was just so much wonderfulness! They had an incredible and intimate outside ceremony, and Hayley walked down her very own grass aisle through the flower borders. Arley Hall is also close to the family’s hearts, because Hayley’s Grandad (who you’ll find looking very dapper in some of the pictures) did some work …

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The lovely Kris and Stef have actually just got married, so to whet your appetite before I reveal their wonderful wedding in all its glory, I thought I’d share with you their Tatton Park engagement shoot. We were blessed with a beautiful, warm sunny day for the shoot, and it gave me a chance to talk to them about the plans they’d been making for their upcoming big day. I …

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Kate and Chris married in August at St. Mary’s church in Lower Slaughter in the Cotswolds, and had their wedding reception at Hyde Barn in Stow-on-the-Wold. They met in Australia while they were travelling with their respective friends, and Chris proposed to his girl in San Francisco. They had a yummy ice cream bike and a fabulous photo booth at their wedding to keep guests entertained. Lower Slaughter and it’s …

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Rob popped the question to his gorgeous girl on Christmas Day back in 2011, on a hill overlooking their favourite view. The couple picked Peover Golf Club in Knutsford, Cheshire, after falling in love with it’s space, light, gardens, and of course the food! I loved their carefree, colourful theme – nothing was too fussy, it was just beautiful and natural and everyone was so happy and relaxed. Laura and …

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Well where do I start with Sarah and Adrian’s wedding? Let’s start with the location. It took place at Gawsworth Church in Cheshire , near Macclesfield, followed by a reception in a marquee at Gawsworth Hall right next door. After the service, which featured the best Bishop ever and a rousing rendition of Jerusalem, guests walked along the lane to the hall to be greeted with glasses of Pimms in …

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Alison and Tony fancied some fun in the sun for their engagement shoot. As they live in Lancaster we thought Southport beach would be perfect for them. It was a beautiful day and really warm, so warm in fact that Tony’s ice cream pretty much melted before he had time to eat it. Seeing the smiles on their faces in these pictures made me so happy when I was editing …

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On a lovely day in May Anth and Tim got married across two counties. Their church ceremony was held in Surrey and then they drove across the border to West Sussex for their reception at Rumbolds Barn. While Anth and the girls were getting ready at her parents house, Tim and the boys met up at the pub down the road from the church to settle the nerves. With a …

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When I first spoke to Lauren and Warren, they said not only had they been attracted to me by my photography, but also by the fact that they were big fans of The Smiths like myself. When I met up with them and Warren was wearing a Morrissey T-Shirt I knew we were going to get along just fine. For their engagement shoot I knew we had to do something …

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