Around 3/4 of my wedding clients have an engagement session, but now and then I'll have someone ask me why they should do engagement photos. There are actually quite a few good reasons to do an engagement session. Let me share them with you…Read More
We've all heard the wedding photography horror stories where the photographer was either rude to Auntie Betty, or you’re celebrating your anniversary and you’ve still not seen the wedding photographs! This post gives you the questions to ask a wedding photographer before you book them.Read More
I was prompted to write this article after seeing a distressed bride complaining about their wedding photographer on http://www.hitched.com. It was so sad to hear how distraught she was, so I thought I'd explain some of the things I do to avoid ruining your wedding and put your mind at rest.Read More
Today I ticked Romania off my ManKIND project. The ManKIND project is where I'm trying to do a random act of kindness for someone from every country on earth.
It was a cold and slushy February afternoon. The car wash was empty. After all, what idiot gets their car washed when the road is muddy with melted snow.
In fact, the whole reason I went to the car wash on a day like this was because I knew it would be quiet. I wanted it to be quiet so I had a few quick seconds to give the hard working guys there a box of Crispy Creme Doughnuts and grab a photo of them for my ManKIND project.Read More
Steve King was (and sometimes still is) a singer in the world famous soul band The Drifters. He used to live right here in Hampton (why on earth did he leave the sun-kissed shores of Miami!?)
This is the second portfolio session I have done with Steve. He asked me to update his portfolio as he said everyone was copying the images I did for him last time so he needed to stay one step ahead.Read More
Joe and Lizzie were every wedding photographer's dream client. Both families were so fun to be around and they all obviously and openly loved each other very much. Lizzie is an artist she appreciates photography and everyone was very relaxed in front of the camera. They saw the camera for what it is - a chance to have some fun and enjoy yourself and feel like a celebrity for the day.Read More
I’ve gone international! I was honoured to be asked by 'The College of Dupage Photography Group' in Chicago to present a Webinar about how to run a professional portrait and wedding photography business.
I gave a little lecture and did a Q&A session about what it takes to be a full time photographer. I promise you it takes a whole lot more than just pressing the shutter button - honest!!Read More
When I first started out I used to see a lot of tears and tantrums – and that was just the parents…!!
As time went past I quickly realised I’d need to learn some tricks for photographing children if I was going to get beautiful, natural images.
So, I started studying and today I’m going to reveal some of my secrets.Read More
The only thing that really matters is that you and those close to you have a wonderful day.
And you know what…? The only thing that is likely to jeopardise your wonderful day is if YOU sabotage it by fretting over things that don’t really matter.Read More
I'm proud to say that Avery Care Home in Hampton have agreed to exhibit my work in their reception area.
Helping the care home
The care home is at the end of my road and I walk past it almost every day. I often wondered how I might be able to help the residents with my photography.