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Sixties Quarantine Chic

Sixties Quarantine Chic

Sixties ChicIn this series I explored my favourite fashion era... The 1960s (and the back end of the 50s) has to be my inspiration when it comes to fashion.  Shortly after the pandemic lockdown was imposed I shot my light-hearted take on Chanel.  As...

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Chanel Inspired Lockdown

Chanel Inspired Lockdown

Chanel Inspired Lockdown Styleluxury in lockdown During the Pandemic of 2020, when lockdown became too much, I pulled out the cameras and shot this luxe Chanel-inspired collection from the comfort of my own home. Putting the ordinary in extraordinary, my daughter and...

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English Elegance at Brympton House

English Elegance at Brympton House

English Elegance At Brympton House  Elegant florals, a timeless dress and some serious classic car goals. A timeless Suzanne Neville gown and the palest blush florals with pops of chocolate ensured a classic and elegant wedding.  Allowing the handsome Brympton...

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French Couture At The Almonry

French Couture At The Almonry

French Style At The Almonry Macarons & A French Couture Gown  The bride's impeccable taste stole the show at her Almonry Barn wedding. With sleeves crafted from exquisite Calais lace, and billowing skirts, Rachel's dress was relaxed but stylish. Amber...

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Destination Wedding Photographer France

Destination Wedding Photographer France

The French Connection Destination Wedding At A French Farmhouse  "Flowers, wine and food in my Aunt's garden in France" wrote the bride. It all came together on the day for this completely gorgeous couple. Family was the key to their relaxed, beautiful couple of...

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Pimms On The Terrace

Pimms On The Terrace

Pimms On The Terrace At Brympton House  A creative couple threw an English summer garden wedding that was both stylish and fun. A Hayley Paige gown, the palest of blue suits for the men, plus lashings of Pimms on the terrace made for the most gorgeous summer...

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Forde Abbey Weddings: A Grand Romance

Forde Abbey Weddings: A Grand Romance

Forde Abbey For a Seriously Grand Romance   Channel Downton to your heart's content at a Forde Abbey wedding. In the gentle Somerset hills near the Dorset border sits this exclusive gem of a wedding venue.  If impressive architecture, endless gardens and a...

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Jordans Courtyard Weddings

Jordans Courtyard Weddings

Jordans Courtyard Weddings New Urban Country Country Chic Venue  Urban chic meets country style at a brand new somerset wedding venue. There's an urban buzz at Jordans Courtyard near Taunton - now booking weddings at their courtyard of hamstone barns. The barns...

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Sopley Mill Wedding

Sopley Mill Wedding

The Victorian Romance At Sopley Mill an autumn wedding at a victorian heritage venue. Sopley Mill is a Victorian Watermill, tastefully renovated in modern industrial style to provide the perfect blank canvas. The Mill's iconic red brick walls overlook the water...

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Quintessential English Mapperton Wedding

Quintessential English Mapperton Wedding

The Quintessential Brit At Mapperton Estate  quintessential English heritage meets fashion. Steeped in centuries of history, England deserves the consideration of any couple planning a destination wedding in Europe. Literally bursting at the seams with stunning...

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Blush & Modern at The Almonry Barn

Blush & Modern at The Almonry Barn

The Blush & Modern At The Almonry Barn  Pretty in pink with pops of fuschia at the 800-year-old Almonry barn. I adore photographing at the Almonry Barn and was delighted to shoot this timeless wedding palette of blush and gold,  updated with fuschia pink...

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Pennard House

Pennard House

Pennard House is a wedding venue in Somerset with fashion connections. I took my film camera for a tour around this stunning wedding venue and gorgeous family home. The location of choice for Vogue, Marie Claire and The English Home magazine, Pennard House is a...

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Paris Engagement

Paris Engagement

The ParisianPre-Wed At the Louvre Palace & Tuilieries Gardens  "Breathe Paris in. It nourishes the soul."Victor Hugo It was wonderful to meet in the City of Lights and share the amazing sunrise at the Louvre, Arc Carrousel and Jardin des Tuileries. I loaded...

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Choosing your photographer

Choosing your photographer

"Wedding Photographers Near Me" Did you know that "wedding photographers near me" is a top Google search term? Yet many or most wedding photographers will offer to cover weddings all over their country - or even their continent. Indeed half my enquiries are from...

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Almonry Barn

Almonry Barn

Almonry Barn is a breathtaking slice of history on the Somerset levels. It sits proud opposite the medieval ruin of Muchelney Abbey. It once formed a part of the 800-year-old Abbey, and now nestles in its own peaceful orchard. The wide expanse of sky and countryside...

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Wedding Anniversary Party Ideas

Wedding Anniversary Party Ideas

Wedding anniversary party ideas I've already shared a few wedding anniversary party ideas from this lovely celebration over on my Instagram feed. I thought it was time to share some more images from this beautiful house party. Wedding anniversary party ideas vary...

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Brympton House

Brympton House

Brympton House As a wedding photographer I am always inspired by iconic romances. Here you will find the perfect Valentines Day wedding planning ideas from Chocolat (the movie released in 2000). The film featured some scenes shot on location at Brympton House....

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Wedding planning in the modern era

Wedding planning in the modern era

Wedding planning: trend or tradition? Wedding planning trends suggest traditions are out, or at least at an all-time low. Couples planning their wedding in 2019 celebrate how they want, eat what they love, wear what they like. And quite rightly so. But wedding plans...

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Botanical Wedding Theme

Botanical Wedding Theme

Botanical wedding theme A botanical wedding theme works so well within the context of fine art weddings. A couple of years back, Pantone named Greenery as their colour of the year, cementing an already burgeoning trend. Never out of fashion It's not hard to see why...

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London Wedding in a Library

London Wedding in a Library

Winter London  Wedding In a Library on Pall Mall  This winter wedding was rich with berry red, gold and green tones. The style was kept simple and classic, allowing the vibrancy of the venue and the couple's style and personalities to shine. I love to indulge my...

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The Photography Workshop for Florists 1st April 2019

The Photography Workshop for Florists 1st April 2019

Do you want to take better photos of your flowers? This half-day workshop is a hands-on experience of how to take photos that appeal to your clients and show off what you can do. Practise and learn, as you photograph your own florals with your own camera or phone to...

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Creative headshot photography

Creative headshot photography

Creative Headshot Photography at Virginias Vintage Hire When Ginny asked me to produce some creative headshot photography and banner images for the new VVH website earlier in the year, I was absolutely delighted. I love photographing editorials and wedding business...

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Lace Wedding Dresses for the Fine Art Bride

Lace Wedding Dresses for the Fine Art Bride

Lace wedding dresses are as in vogue today as they were a hundred years ago. Today I just want to share my passion for all things lace when it comes to bridal dress design! Lace is the epitome of timeless style. It transcends the traditional and redefines the modern....

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Poldark Wedding Inspiration

Poldark Wedding Inspiration

DemelzaPoldark The Spirited West Country Bride  Poldark wedding inspiration with excerpts from Winston Graham's novels... “Ross Poldark is not a novel which ends with a wedding, like Jane Austen. It’s the first of twelve novels about a marriage, which lasts the...

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Five tips for Fine Art Wedding Stationery

Five tips for Fine Art Wedding Stationery

Fine Art Wedding Stationery = Pinterest Heaven (or Nightmare?) Fine art wedding stationery is certainly not in short supply. BUT finding the right suite AND choosing from the thousands of lovely designs out there does present a challenge. Pinterest seems to be...

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Warm colour palette wedding ideas

Warm colour palette wedding ideas

Spice it up with warm tones Today I am sharing how you can have a neutral fine art wedding colour palette, yet still incorporate warm tones in your florals and details to spice things up a little. Florals that stand out from the crowd The classic blush palette is...

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Holly Bee Flowers Brand Editorial

Holly Bee Flowers Brand Editorial

I make no secret of the fact that I am almost as crazy about wild and undone British floral design as I am about film photography.  Inspired by Constance Spry, pioneered a little over a decade ago and made famous by florists and growers like Sarah Winward and Floret. ...

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Elegant white-washed chapel wedding

Elegant white-washed chapel wedding

Classic Fine Art wedding Today I am sharing a beautiful fine art wedding, captured on film in a country village.  I really love it when couples keep it elegant and pared back.  Featuring pops of red and a cream tea reception, this is a classic and elegant fine art...

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What is Fine Art Photography?

What is Fine Art Photography?

What is Fine Art Photography? This is the question many couples are wondering as they look at the array of options for their wedding photography.  And there are several answers! The original fine art My own take on it is to produce photographs that are as beautiful as...

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A Year of Fine Film Photographs

A Year of Fine Film Photographs

What is fine art photography? For me, it's film photography. I can't wait to explore this more on the blog here in the New Year - but before we all take some time out to celebrate with family, I just wanted to share how it's been a wonderful year of film for me. I...

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Brympton House Wedding | Country House Venue

Brympton House Wedding | Country House Venue

This Autumn I am proud to be partnering with some very beautiful wedding venues in the south west of England, as a preferred supplier for luxury wedding photography. Today I am delighted to introduce my partnership with Brympton House.  I believe a...

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Stylish wedding photography | Redhouse Barn

Stylish wedding photography | Redhouse Barn

I am delighted to share this stylish wedding photography, as Abbie and Callum united two Scottish clans.  In the father of the bride's speech we learnt how in darker times these two clans fought each other to the death and there was no love lost! However on this...

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Luxury Somerset Wedding Photography | Kingweston

Luxury Somerset Wedding Photography | Kingweston

"Something old, something new, something borrowed... Oh! Something blue - I haven't got anything..." In fact this beautiful Somerset wedding was threaded right through with something blue, as the bridesmaids quickly pointed out. From the gorgeous letterpress...

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Stylish Barn Wedding | Preview

Stylish Barn Wedding | Preview

It was an absolute joy to photograph this stylish barn wedding in Worcestershire the weekend before last. Here's a little digital preview while my films are at the Lab.  With a good dose of dancing in the aisles and Scottish heritage threaded right through it, I...

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Grace Alexander Flowers | Forde Abbey Workshop

Grace Alexander Flowers | Forde Abbey Workshop

Wild yet elegant. Extravagant yet somehow understated.  I am an unashamed fan - even a bore - on the subject of the new romantic floral movement and the snapshot of nature that an arrangement in this style produces.  As you can imagine I was in my element shooting my...

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Dillington House Orangery Wedding

Dillington House Orangery Wedding

Dillington House Wedding - Pastels and Moody Blues A S   S E E N   O N   B R I D A L   M U S I N G S I am so delighted to share a few preview images from a Dillington House wedding editorial I worked on just recently, soon to be published on an international wedding...

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Love Is Enough | Branding Editorial

Love Is Enough | Branding Editorial

English interiors, poetry and art. Celebrating English interiors, literature, art and architecture, this branding editorial is shot in film for its luxurious tones.  Fine English poetry mingles with exquisite oil paintings.  Elegant Georgian interiors display modern...

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Even in Winter | Editorial

Even in Winter | Editorial

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” ― Henry David Thoreau Stills taken at The Stone House and the beach, Charmouth, using a Mamiya 645 and Canon 5D. Shot on Fuji 400h and Portra 400, processed and scanned by...

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The Secret Garden | Vintage Wedding Style

The Secret Garden | Vintage Wedding Style

Delicate vintage wedding inspiration. P U B L I S H E D   O N   T H E   E N G L I S H   W E D D I N G   B L O G A beautiful lace and tulle vintage wedding gown, a rustic pergola, old granite walls, rambling foliage, a smattering of Shakespeare... The scene was set for...

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