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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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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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Well the time has come, the lovely Sarah and Adrian get married on Saturday. Their service is taking place at Gawsworth Church in Cheshire and they’ll then walk down the road to Gawsworth Hall with their guests for their wedding breakfast. Sarah and Adrian live in London but Sarah is from Hartford in Cheshire so is getting married near her home. It looks like the weather is going to be …

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As you start planning your wedding you’ll have no doubt been overwhelmed with the amount of information available online, in print and from friends and family who’ve been there and done it. To help you sift through it all I have put together these two free guides for brides. As a wedding photographer I speak to people in the wedding industry on a constant basis so I am in …

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It’s not long now until Ianthe and Tim’s wedding. They tie the knot on May 25th at a beautiful little church near Godalming and then their reception is being held at Rumbolds Barn in Plaistow. To get them used to being in front of the camera for their wedding photography we did an engagement shoot. Ianthe and Tim live in London so I visited them there and we went to …

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Introducing Florence the Vintage Caravan. This is how I have been spending my winter months, getting Florence ready for the summer. Florence is a 1970’s Cadet 10 caravan that was saved from being burned and has been loving restored to her former glory and beyond. I found Florence on eBay and had to have her as soon as I saw her. She was used by a dairyman in Swindon …

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Just engaged? Here are the 10 things you need to do first: 1. Start your wedding planner. Get a folder/scrapbook/journal together so that you can write down all your ideas and stick bits from magazines into it. Not only will this help you but you can show it to photographers, florists etc so they know what you’re thinking. 2. Plan an engagement party. Spread the good news to your friends …

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As you start planning your wedding you’ll have no doubt been overwhelmed with the amount of information available online, in print and from friends and family who’ve been there and done it. To help you sift through it all I have put together the, ’18 Things Every Bride Must Know Before Planning a Wedding,’ which you can read and download for free by filling in your details below. I hope …

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I’m so glad Kate and Chris got in touch after seeing some pictures I’d taken of the Cotswolds whilst on a little holiday last year. They’re getting married in Lower Slaughter next year which is the most beautiful village you’ll see. We went there for this engagement photography session and also to its sister village, Upper Slaughter, which is equally as pretty. Roll on August 4th 2013

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I have known Damian since we were both about three years old. His Grandparents lived on the same street as my parents and we went to the same primary school, high school and college. It was a real pleasure for me to be asked to photography his wedding to Rachel. After their ceremony in the church in Kidsgrove it was back to Dilhorne, the village where Damian grew up, …

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Saturday 4th August saw a trip over the moors to Digley Reservoir to meet Laura and Rob for their engagement shoot. They’re getting married in 2013 at Peover Golf Club and they have very kindly asked me to also take their wedding photography. After we’d taken some lovely pictures at the reservoir we went a little up the road to ‘the bench of joy’ and then off to the spot …

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Marianne and Jay invited me to Newstead Abbey in Nottingham for their engagement photography. What a great place it is. Around each corner there is a location perfect for taking photographs and we even managed to find a little bit of sunshine, which during a summer like this is something to be grateful for. They’re planning on getting married next year in South Africa where most of Marianne’s family …

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Being a wedding photographer is an incredibly rewarding job, that’s why I love it. Every wedding and engagement shoot is such a joy to be a part of, and then you get to do photographs of some of your oldest friends and the world seems like such an amazing place. I went to university with Di in Sunderland and then, after a time where we lost contact with each …

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