Blog - Wedding tips

Tips that will help your wedding run as smoothly as Caribbean sand.
SteamPunk wedding at Normanton Church
06th March 2018 - 2 comments

A year ago I didn't even know what SteamPunk was. But when Kirsty and Jules told me they were having a steampunk wedding I got pretty darned excited!
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My funniest wedding photos
24th February 2018 - 0 comments

Here are some of my funniest moments throughout the last 10 years of photographing weddings.
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The best wedding photographs of the year 2017
03rd January 2018 - 0 comments

When I tell people I'm a wedding photographer they always ask the same question "You must have some great stories!" Darn tootin' I do! And on this post I'd like to share some of my best wedding photographs, funniest moments and sweetest memories over the past year.
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Rob and Emma's Quirky wedding at The Haycock
26th October 2017 - 0 comments

This quirky wedding at The Haycock Hotel had an X factor runner up, a chimney sweep and rivers of tears.
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Trash the dress photography in the peak district
02nd October 2017 - 0 comments

These trash the dress photographs were created at Lumsdale Falls in the Peak district, near Matlock.
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Grange Farm Wedding photography
03rd August 2017 - 0 comments

Grange Farm near Wansford is one of my new favourite venues for wedding photography. It's surrounded by beautiful countryside with lovely views over the rolling hills. This is ideal for a sunset shot at the end of your wedding.
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Holly and Dan's vintage wedding at The Bull, Peterborough
20th July 2017 - 0 comments

Holly and Dan't vintage wedding at The Bull in Peterborough.
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My favourite and best wedding photographs of 2016
06th January 2017 - 0 comments

2016 was another year of wonderfully fun, funny, frenzied and fabulous year of weddings. I'm truly blessed to be able to earn a living doing something I love. Hanging out with lovely people while they have the time of their lives is pretty great.
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Stoke Rochford Hall Wedding - David and Lucy
19th October 2016 - 0 comments

Having your wedding at Stoke Rochford Hall is like getting married in Downton Abbey. As you drive up the hill, flanked by lakes and a little water fall you periodically see Stoke Rochford Hall through the trees. Then, at the top of the hill you turn a corner and there it is below you - a sumptuously elegant wedding venue.
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My photographs have been featured on
23rd September 2016 - 0 comments

I was honoured to be approached by (one of the UK's biggest wedding websites) recently because they wanted to use my photographs for a blog post they were writing about engagement photography ideas.
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Mike and Kerry's wedding at The Haycock In Wansford
18th August 2016 - 1 comment

Mike and Kerry's fun, relaxed and quirky wedding at The Haycock in Wansford.
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What's the point of an engagment session?
10th May 2016 - 0 comments

Now and then a couple ask me 'what's the point of an engagement session'. This post reveals how I answer. I LOVE the quote at the end, so don't miss that.
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The 9 questions to ask wedding photographers before you hire them
07th January 2016 - 0 comments

To help you avoid going to prison for murdering a wedding photographer who ruined your big day, here are the 9 questions to ask wedding photographers before you hire them...
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Sumptuous wedding at Castor House and Castor Church
26th December 2015 - 0 comments

For many years I've walked past Castor House and wondered who on earth lived there. Well, now I know, because this year I had the honour of photographing a wedding reception there. The owner's sister (Catherine Mercer) was married to Anthony Macbride in Castor Church. The church sits proudly on a hill a short walk up Castor high street.
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How I make sure I don't ruin your wedding photography!
20th November 2015 - 0 comments

I was prompted to write this article after seeing a distressed bride complaining about their wedding photographer on 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...
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Wedding at Yaxley Church, Peterborough - Steve and Emma
28th October 2015 - 1 comment

Aside from the fact that Steve Raby and Emma Tavener were a delight to work with from start to finish, I was so pleased when they chose me to be their wedding photographer. Not because Yaxley Church is the nearest church in the world to my house. It's that Yaxley Church is also one of the most beautiful around and has the wonderful advantage of having a balcony at the front of the church and a mezzanine at the back.
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Should you get a friend or family member to photograph your wedding?
15th August 2015 - 0 comments

Should you get a friend or family member to photograph your wedding? We all have a friend or family member who's handy with a camera, so when you start your wedding plans it's natural to consider choosing them as your wedding photographer.
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Nick Jude and Emma Gibbs wedding at Orton Hall Hotel, Peterborough
29th July 2015 - 0 comments

What a wonderful couple Nick Jude and Emma Gibbs are. Nick must be Emma's hero as he did almost all the wedding planning. When they first hired me I asked Nick what the most important thing about their wedding to him and his response was that he wanted to make it the best day of Emma's life. Best answer ever!
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Matthew and Nicola's wedding photos at Bassmead Manor Barns
03rd June 2015 - 1 comment

Bassmead Manor Barns is a perfect venue for wedding photos. It stands within the medieval moat of an ancient manor house and has beautiful open countryside all around. There are wheat fields in the summer and rape fields in the spring. The barn where the wedding ceremony takes place oozes rustic elegance and charm and the reception room is wonderfully light and airy.
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