2017 Wedding & Portrait Photography Highlights
It’s that time of the year again where I look back over the last 12 months and boy hasn’t it flown by? It seems like yesterday that I was putting together my best of 2016 blog but at the same time I’ve done so much since then.
I’ve photographed 25 happy couples on their wedding…
Clifton College Chapel & The Paintworks Wedding Photography, Bristol - Charley & Rob
Charley and Rob wanted something a little different from manor house or barn conversion weddings which lots of their friends had done so they opted for a traditional ceremony at the rather grand and beautiful Clifton College Chapel with their shindig at the very cool urban space at the Paintworks in Bristol. I have to say…
Kingscote Barn Wedding Photography - Kate & Dave
As a wedding photographer I love the opportunity to visit lots of different wedding venues all over the South West. This was the first time that I’d shot at the scenic Gloucestershire-based wedding venue Kingscote Barn. It has a winning combination of far-reaching views, stunning grounds full of awesome spots for photos and a…
Church & Marquee Wedding Photography, Bristol - Sophie & Ross
After being recommended by a friend and fellow wedding photographer Sophie and Ross decided to book my services for their church and marquee wedding in Winterbourne, Bristol. Set to be a really relaxed and chilled affair, it was perfect for my style of wedding photography
From a photographic point of view there…
Ashton Court Bluebell Woods Wedding Photography - Emma & Andy
One thing I love about being a wedding photographer is getting to shoot different and alternative weddings. Emma and Andy’s was definitely not your standard wedding, since they chose to have their ceremony in a beautiful bluebell wood near Ashton Court Mansion, Bristol. Opting for an intimate outdoor ceremony with just 33 close friends and family and they were lucky it…
Forthglade Natural Pet Food Spring 2017 Commercial Photoshoot, Devon
Regular clients Forthglade booked me for a day’s shoot covering several locations in the heart of Devon including the stunning Burrow Farm Garden, a beautiful bluebells wood and very British looking countryside bridge over a stream.
I love shooting for this client as I’m very much an animal lover and get to hang out with lots of new four…
Natural & fun location family & children photography in Bristol, Bath & Somerset
Those quick snaps you take on your phone are a fun and easy way to document daily life, and perfect for sharing with friends on Facebook. But they can’t compare to the high quality portraits you’ll receive from a family photo session with a professional photographer like myself
Amy & Tim’s winter engagement shoot in Bristol
Amy and Tim booked me at short notice to photograph their January 2017 wedding. Given the 2 month time frame there wasn’t much choice but to have a winter pre-wedding photoshoot.
I offer a free engagement shoot to every couple and find it’s a great way to break the ice. It’s also helps build that all important…
The Loft Space - indoor family & children portraits with a difference
Introducing my new approach to indoor family photography, which has the same look and feel to my natural location photography. I find it a fresh and trendy alternative to the stark white background studio photos that you’ve seen so much of
The Loft Space is situated in Central Bristol and is a great place to use…
The greatest hits of 2016 - wedding & portrait photography
It’s that time of the year that we all start to reflect on the past 12 months. I’ve had the most amazing year and photographed some really awesome people along the way. I’ve logged 6,200 photography miles and taken well over 100,000 photos, which seems completely bonkers.
Here’s a selection…
Sarah & Adam’s autumnal engagement shoot, Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury
Sarah & Adam wanted an autumnal themed pre-wedding photoshoot and since they’re getting married at the Egyptian Mill in Nailsworth the obvious place to me was just down the road from the venue: Westonbirt Arboretum
Like most couples these guys were slightly apprehensive about having their photos taken, but after a few snaps they soon warmed…
Emily & Callum’s wedding in the picturesque Castle Combe Nr Chippenham, Wiltshire
Emily & Callum found my photography via a recommendation from a friend (and fellow photographer) in 2015. They got a good vibe from me after our meeting in a Clifton cafe so eagerly booked in
I offer an engagement shoot as part of each and every wedding package I book, so a little…
Kerry & Steve’s stunning wedding at Hyde Barn Nr Cheltenham - Gloucestershire
Kerry & Steve decided to get hitched at the rather lovely Hyde Barn in Stow-on-the-Wold. Nestled in a tranquil Cotswold landscape, this venue is the perfect place to host a wedding and subsequent celebrations at a single location.
Fortunately the sun most definitely had his hat on so Kerry & Steve tied the knot alfresco style, opting for an outdoor…
Grace’s fun & relaxed 5th birthday photoshoot, Bristol
It’s a dubious honour being a professional portrait photographer at family gatherings. Naturally I’m nominated to take photos of important occasions, and my niece Grace’s 5th birthday was no exception.
I’m not afraid to admit that while I was looking forward to a family day out to celebrate Grace’s birthday I wasn’t…
Ross & Emily’s urban engagement shoot in central Bristol
I offer a free engagement shoot with each and every one of my wedding bookings.
Because it not only gives the couple the opportunity to warm to having their photo taken (which helps ease their nerves for the big day) but it also allows me to have a good chat…
Jess & Steve’s village hall wedding, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol
If everyone followed the masses then weddings would only ever take place in large estates in the middle of the rolling British countryside. However, with a little imagination and a spoonful of styling, wedding couple Jess and Steve bucked the trend by getting married in a beautiful Edwardian village hall just outside central Bristol
Westbury-on-Trym village hall has…
Interiors & web shots for Electric Palace, Bridport, Dorset
Here the brief was to photograph interior and detail shots of the Electric Palace to be displayed on their brand spanking new website. Build the 1920s this unique vintage Art Deco theatre with incredible acoustics beats modern, purpose-built venues hands down. The current owners wanted to kept the quirky original decor, added a bar, a foyer brasserie and a digital projector…
Holli & Murray’s stylish wedding at Gants Mill, Somerset
I met Holli & Murray at a wedding fayre in Frome and had been looking forward to their wedding at Gants Mill ever since they booked me
Gants Mill is a rural wedding venue set in the Somerset countryside, run by a lovely (and very experienced) couple Greg & Elaine. It’s ideal for anything from an intimate gathering…
Io & Ed’s vintage rockabilly wedding at Orchardleigh Estate, Somerset
On a swelteringly hot bank holiday Sunday at the end of May, we headed to Somerset to photograph the wedding of Frome couple Io and Ed at the self-proclaimed fairytale wedding venue Orchardleigh Estate
You might wonder if they over-hyped themselves appointing that “fairytale wedding” title, but as soon as you take your first step onto…
Hannah & Ian’s alternative festival wedding at Fernhill Farm, Somerset
As a wedding photographer who frequents many varied venues it’s fair to say that I’ve visited many of the luxurious manor houses and country estates across Bristol, Bath and the South West of England, but when Bristol couple Hannah and Ian booked me to photograph their wedding at Fernhill Farm, I’d never…
Leila Macfie musician promo shoot at The Milk Thistle, Bristol
Here’s a shoot that I photographed for Bristol-based singer-songwriter Leila Macfie. The shoot consisted of 2 locations, the first taking place at The Milk Thistle, hidden in one of Bristol’s finest historic buildings in the old city. We wanted to keep the dark feel to the venue so avoided flooding it with artificial light and used ambient light where…
Tobacco Factory Theatres Commercial Photoshoot, Bristol
Tobacco Factory Theatres presents a jam-packed programme of excellent theatre in unique, intimate spaces, in Bristol and beyond, with exciting opportunities for artists and young people, plus spaces for hire
Part of the brief for this shoot was to create a set of team photos captured within their normal working environment with a relaxed,…
Anna & Adam’s wedding at Folly Farm, Somerset near Bristol
Anna & Adam were recommended to my wedding photography by two separate friends who’d had photos by me previously. Their venue of choice was the beautiful Folly Farm.
Folly Farm Centre is an award-winning, sustainable venue located in the heart of a 250-acre nature reserve in the Chew Valley (10 miles from Bath and Bristol).…
Forthglade Dog Food Commercial Photoshoot, Bristol & Devon
For over 40 years Forthglade have been making nutritionally balanced and delicious pet food for dogs in the heart of the Devon countryside. Forthglade products are made with natural ingredients that are locally sourced.
The brief for this 2 day shoot was to create a set of photos with a…
Julia & Chris’s wedding at Wick Farm, Bath
I originally met Julia and Chris earlier in 2015 just after they got engaged. They loved our photos and relaxed approach so decided to have Carly and I photograph their entire wedding day, including the photobooth option for some fun photos at the end of the evening. With their wedding date set for September there…