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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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Nikki and Mike’s wedding at Inglewood Manor in Cheshire was packed full of fun and laughter and beautiful smiles. Smiles that were contagious to say the least. Mike couldn’t help but smile when he saw Nikki come down the aisle and who can blame him. She looked stunning in her dress and that striking red lipstick. Nikki must have felt pleased as punch too as she saw her handsome groom …

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I first met Jess & Rob when Jess was a bridesmaid at Aileen and Ian’s wedding which I photographed in August 2012. When they also asked me to be their wedding 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 their role reversal. After …

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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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At the end of June my girlfriend Alice and myself took a holiday to Croatia (our first together, aww). We flew into Split and spent two days there which we thought was beautiful, then we took the ferry to the island of Hvar and were blown away by it. If you are looking for somewhere warm, sunny and relatively cheap then I would definitely recommend a trip to Croatia, we …

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