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Photographing a big fat gypsy wedding

April 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
A few weeks ago I unknowingly covered a gypsy wedding which was booked through a company I work for sometimes. As I only get emailed the details of the bride and groom I don't get to meet them personally until the wedding day itself. I'm unable to share the photos from that wedding due to copyright but I can tell you a bit about it and the first gy...
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2018 update

March 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Normally when my social media accounts take on a baron spell it's usually one of two things - busyness or laziness! Fortunately it's the former this time as January and February have been filled with a wide variety of work, and luckily some precious family time with big birthday celebrations for the good lady teacher/mother her indoors (Hello to Ja...
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Laura & Sam's Wedding at Botleigh Grange Hotel

January 24, 2018  •  1 Comment
After shooting a wedding at the Botleigh Grange Hotel in Southampton back in August 2015 for Kat & Sean it was nice to be recommended by the hotel to Laura & Sam to go on to shoot theirs almost 2 years to the day. Despite knowing the layout of the hotel I still travelled down from Bath to meet Laura & Sam prior to the wedding day as every couple ha...
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Stephie & Mark's Wedding: From Church to Nightclub

November 19, 2017  •  1 Comment
It's not often I start the day in church and end it in a nightclub (more just the latter) but this was the case for Bristol's Basement 45 owner Mark Davies and wife Stephie. When we met at Clifton Suspension Bridge for their engagement shoot and spent some time together I saw that they were a really fun, easy going couple and so relaxed with each o...
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My portraiture masterclass with Lord Patrick Lichfield

October 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
There's only a select few photographers who are famous enough to be household names and Lord Lichfield was one of them. He was part of the Royal Family (his mother was a niece of the Queen Mother) and famously photographed Charles and Diana's wedding, as well as the official photos for the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002. I met him in 2005, just wee...
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Rachael & Shane's Wellington Barn Wedding

September 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
A Hidden Gem When driving to meet Rach & Shane at Wellington Barn for the first time I was struck by the rolling landscapes surrounding it and knew this would make for a spectacular backdrop to their special day. The barn itself is nestled in the lush green hills and countryside of Wiltshere and completely isolated from any noisy traffic or busy c...
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Harvard Business School reunion

September 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I was asked to photograph a Harvard Business School reunion over a 3 day period at various locations and capture the atmosphere of the event. It was hosted by Anthony Fry who is the former Chief Executive of the Premier League and was attended by business leaders from around the world. The first event was last Thursday (7th Sept) at St Cyriac's...
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Birthday celebrations at Tracy Park Hotel, Bath

June 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
On Saturday I went to Tracy Park Hotel in Wick just outside of Bath to photograph a 50th birthday celebration after being recommended by the hotel. It was a black tie event and everyone was definitely looking good for this special occasion. Sarah, the birthday girl, looked amazing, confidently wearing her elegant blue dress and silver heels and cer...
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Crumbs Awards Launch Party at Sub 13, Bath - June 2017

June 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I was invited in by local leading food magazine, Crumbs, to photograph their Awards Launch Party at Sub 13 in Bath. Lots of local businesses were there to mingle, do some networking, enjoy some tasty food and find out more about how to enter their business for the awards. It was good to see the familiar face of Holly Stevens with Kayleigh Hall rep...
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Caroline & Dave's intimate wedding at the Michelin-starred Bath Priory Hotel

June 24, 2017  •  2 Comments
Weddings come in all different shapes, sizes, themes and venues and with Caroline & Dave's it was a small, intimate affair for 10 people at a new venue I'd not covered before (but always wanted to) - The Bath Priory Hotel in Weston, Bath. It's a gorgeous venue a stone's throw from Royal Victoria Park but with enough seclusion for a quiet relaxing t...
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Caroline & Daniel's Wedding, Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel

June 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
It was good to be back at the Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel again for Caroline and Daniel's wedding and I was really looking forward to it. They had asked for some fun shots on the day and sent some various images over they'd found on Pinterest for me to recreate so I knew they would be up for a giggle on the day. One of them was the classic 'chased by...
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Abby & Joe's Wedding, Great Tythe Barn, Tetbury

June 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
When I first met Abby & Joe to discuss their wedding plans I was super excited to not only be their photographer but to get the chance to shoot at the Great Tythe Barn in Tetbury. It's like it was made for weddings with it's converted barn and balcony, various gardens and gazebos, and quaint little cottages surrounding them. Abby & Joe were gett...
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Family photo shoot at Victoria Park in Bath

April 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Now that the sun has finally coming out I'm starting to do more shoots at my favourite hot spots around Bath and last week we were at the Botanical Gardens in Victoria Park and bathed in gorgeous sunshine. The Botanical Gardens have so many great features, besides the vast range of flowers, like small bridges, a totem pole, trickling streams, wind...
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1920's Jazz Age Fashion Launch 2017 at the American Museum

March 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
My recent adventures took me to the American Museum last week to provide event photography for the launch of the 1920's Jazz Age Fashion & Photographs which is on display there until 29th October 2017. I always love photographing there as it's such a beautiful venue overlooking the valleys of Bath and the staff are so friendly. Lots of glamorous d...
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The Wedding Secret

March 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Exciting news - I have now partnered with The Wedding Secret, one of the biggest and best wedding directories in the country. It is completely free for you to use and has hundreds of excellent suppliers in your area covering all the things you'll need for your wedding - cakes, cars, dresses, suits, videographers, photographers and more. Think of it...
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