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How to make wedding group photos easy

04 May 2021
make wedding group photos easy

Do you want your wedding group photos to be easy? Thinking about standing around for hours of photographs on your wedding day may not seem like anything you want you be doing. But your formal group photographs may just be some of you favourites from the entire day. It could be the one time to…

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Why I chose the Canon R6 over the R5

27 April 2021

After writing about why I’m switching to a mirrorless system from my DSLR, I wanted to follow up with which mirrorless camera I chose and why! So this is why I chose the Canon R6 over the R5. I know a lot of people will think I’m crazy for opting to lose 10MP from my…

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Mummy and Me Photoshoot – Sophie and Mila

26 April 2021
mummy and me photoshoot

Having a mummy and me photoshoot is such a brilliant idea. It’s not often that mum gets to be in the photographs and it’s such an amazing time to capture. Your children aren’t young forever and it’s so important to document these moments, especially the ones with you in them too! I met Sophie and…

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Why I’m looking to switch from a DSLR to a mirrorless system

26 April 2021
switch from dslr to mirrorless

Why I’m looking to switch from a DSLR to a mirrorless system Why I’m looking to switch from DSLR to mirrorless system. I’m sure if you’ve been involved in any photography discussion in the last year or so, you’ll have heard people discussing mirrorless cameras! They seem to be taking over the photography market at such a…

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Bowood House Engagement Shoot – Lisa & Stuart

17 April 2021
bowood house engagement shoot

We had the best time at this Bowood House Engagement Shoot! On April 17th, Stuart and Lisa planned to tie the knot at their wedding venue, Tortworth Court. But since covid had other plans for their wedding day celebrations they postponed it to the beginning of August this year. This meant that April 17th was…

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Ashton Court Family Photoshoot- Smith Family

10 April 2021
ashton court family photoshoot

We had such a fun afternoon one sunny Saturday at this Ashton Court Family Photoshoot in Bristol! Ashton Court is such a beautiful place. It has miles of parklands, forests and gardens to explore. Not to mention a beautiful main house with its walled gardens and cafe. It’s a wonderful afternoon out. Lexie and Mark…

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Post Wedding Photoshoot – Lexie & Mark

10 April 2021
post wedding photoshoot

This was such a gorgreous post wedding photoshoot! A post wedding photoshoot is when you get back in your wedding outfits to take some more couple portraits in a more relaxed environment! It was such a brilliant idea and it gave Lexie and Mark more photographs in a different season, plus photos with their cockapoo…

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What to wear to your engagement shoot!

02 April 2021

What to wear to your engagement shoot? I love engagement sessions. They’re so much fun because they provide us with the freedom to take our time with your photos. This means you’ll get used to the camera without the time pressures of the wedding day. Engagement shoots also give us a chance to get to…

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Fake It With Flash: The sunshine in your pocket

23 March 2021

Imagine this… You wake up on the day of a shoot, it could be a wedding day, engagement session or a family session. You’ve planned this beautiful sunny session with your clients and you’re so excited! You hop out of bed, pull back the curtains and… it’s cloudy! What do you do? Do you rearrange?…

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How to get the best wedding sparkler photos

15 March 2021

Wedding sparkler photos are so beautiful. Invest in some sparklers for some evening wedding reception fun! I love wedding sparkler photos. It’s the perfect way to inject something different into your evening party. From a photographers viewpoint, you want to do this at dusk. When the sky is a deep blue but not black. I…

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The worst mistakes you’ll make at your evening wedding reception

17 February 2021
getting the most out of your evening wedding reception photos

Your evening wedding reception photos is not something that gets talked about all too much. If you’ve chosen me as your photographer, you’ll know I like to stay after the first dance to get those brilliant party shots! But there’s more to your evening wedding reception that just the dancing. Here are my top tips…

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Belle Vue Park Wedding – Mr & Mrs Westerberg

29 January 2021
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Nichola and Mike got in touch to book me as their photographer for their Belle Vue Park wedding day. I heard from them in 2018 and it seems like a lifetime ago since we first discussed their wedding plans! The following year we had their incredible engagement session in the confetti flower fields. At the…

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