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One of the best ways to decide if we’re a great fit is to view some complete shoots. Here are a few of my faves!

Weddings

Twenty Twenty One

Twenty Twenty One

Twenty twenty one. As the year comes to a close I always enjoy looking back on what's past. It's been some what of a rollercoaster am I right? Back at the start of the pandemic, I just assumed 2021 would be a normal year again even if covid didn't disappear at the...

Engagements

Engagement Shoots: Why? Where? When?

Engagement Shoots: Why? Where? When?

Have you ever wondered what an engagement shoot is, or why on earth you would want one? I thought I’d put together a little post explaining more about what happens at an engagement shoot, why they’re a great add on to your package and even how they can help you get...

Portraits

Relaxed & Natural Maternity Session on the beach

Relaxed & Natural Maternity Session on the beach

This beach is a special place for Fi & Jim. They've holidayed here over the years, and it's the place that Jim proposed to Fi too, so it was the perfect place to return to for a relaxed maternity portrait session with their too dogs in tow too! We strolled around...

When should I postpone my wedding?

When should I postpone my wedding?

'When should I postpone my wedding?' is the question flying around in homes across the country right now. And it's easy to understand why. Things are tough at the moment, while I sit at my desk writing this post the sun is streaming in, which makes all the difference...

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Why Having A Small Wedding Can Be Wonderful

Why Having A Small Wedding Can Be Wonderful

If you're anything like me I'm sure you were hoping for a little clarity from last night's briefing and today's follow up on the way out of lockdown. Having looked forward to the announcement hoping for any indication about weddings it's heart breaking that we're no...

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What is an ‘Unplugged’ Wedding?

What is an ‘Unplugged’ Wedding?

You might have heard the term 'unplugged' wedding, and thought, what the hell is that? It sounds like something to do with wanting our wedding to be acoustic music set. Well, look no further, banish the confused faces I'm here to explain more about unplugged weddings...

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My top Five All time Favourite Wedding Bouquets

My top Five All time Favourite Wedding Bouquets

As a wedding photographer shooting weddings across Hampshire, Wiltshire and the whole of the South for almost ten years I've seen a lot of wedding flowers. The flowers are my favourite part of the day, they really contribute to the atmosphere & tone and mark the...

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How long should a drinks reception really be?

How long should a drinks reception really be?

When I got married, I hadn’t really been to any weddings as I was one of the first of my group of mates to get married. I felt so unsure of how much time to allow for each part of the day. The drinks reception in particular felt like such a long space of time. What...

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Engagement Shoots: Why? Where? When?

Engagement Shoots: Why? Where? When?

Have you ever wondered what an engagement shoot is, or why on earth you would want one? I thought I’d put together a little post explaining more about what happens at an engagement shoot, why they’re a great add on to your package and even how they can help you get...

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Coronavirus & Your Wedding

Coronavirus & Your Wedding

Note: If you've come to this post in the weeks since it's publishing date, since lockdown was enforced you may wish to skip down to the section - 'Postponing Your Wedding.' I’m sure if you’re planning a wedding in the next few weeks and months all the speculation...

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My Top Three Tips for Awesome Couple’s Shots

My Top Three Tips for Awesome Couple’s Shots

The couple shots are one of the bits of the day people are most nervous about. I get it, you’ve never hired a pro photographer to take your photograph before, you’re not a professional model, it’s all just a bit weird right? Please don’t worry, I've become something...

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Four Reasons to add a ‘Second Shooter’

Four Reasons to add a ‘Second Shooter’

Since I started my little Salisbury based wedding photography business back in 2011 I’ve shot hundreds of weddings. The vast majority I’ve captured with just me behind the camera. I actually started out shooting weddings on my own, and only added a second photographer...

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Advice for a relaxed wedding morning

Advice for a relaxed wedding morning

The preparations are still one of my favourite parts of the day. The excitement, the details. I love it. Photos of the prep really add to the story of your wedding day and in your photographs. The time you spend with your family and friends before saying ‘I do’ is...

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