Only an hour and a half by car and I’m watching the waves crash against the smooth pebbles of Brighton Beach. I was volunteering for the Photography Farm Famers Market, a two day trade show where not only could you see some of the latest kit and industry trends but also there was a chance to learn. I managed to get along to a location shoot run by Dale Weeks Photography down on the beach.
Being a certified coach in North London, Mandy has focused on health and wellbeing for improving public health while also delivering consultancy services for the health service.
Having photographed their first book launch it was great catching up with The Henningham Family Press for the launch of their second book, Dedalus.
I love photographing rehearsals, watching as the actors develop their characters before performing in front of an audience. So when Julia of Jaybird Live Literature got in touch about taking pictures of a new touring poetry show she was producing, ‘What Days Were Having Now’ I was excited to capture the process.
A Friday evening in London always has lots going on so when I was asked to photograph an event for The Henningham Family Press, I couldn’t say no.
Held in the grounds of the 40ft Brewery, a great micro brewery in Dalston, was the book launch of Now Legwarmers, the debut novel by Pascal O’Loughin.
On a sunny day the last thing you want to do is travel on trains, but here I was experiencing the wonders of the British Transport system, heading North to Sheffield. …
Back in March this year the country was under siege from a storm dubbed ‘The Beast From the East’, it was clearly the end of days. I wandered the streets of Romford to test out the weatherproofness of my camera.
I love catching up with past couples and seeing the new additions to the family, so on a cold February afternoon I headed to Chiswick to the home of Niki and Joe to meet Lyla. Having created their wedding stationery previously they asked me to come take pictures of their little girl.
I was really looking forward to the wedding of Laura and Gavin at St Lawrence Jewry in London, having met that summer on their engagement shoot, it was plain to see they were a young couple clearly very much in love.
Towards the end of last year I managed to spend the last few weeks of summer in Portugal, first in Praia das Macas then in the centre of Lisbon.
Having spent time exploring the woods of Hainault Forest for their engagement shoot, it was great to catch up with Liz and Luke on the day of their wedding. The Sun was a welcome addition to a late October wedding and I was again looking forward to photographing at Orsett Hall Hotel in Essex.
Jess and Rich had chosen the Orsett Hall Hotel in the Essex countryside as the venue for the big day. For their engagement shoot we wandered the streets of Bishopsgate.
For Liz & Luke, they were not really sure about an engagement shoot but after asking them about their favourite places, they mentioned they loved to visit Hainault Forest in Essex. They visited Hainault Forest regularly as it reminded Liz of the woodland areas she grew up in.
Having postponed a few times due to the lovely British weather we are having this year, I met Laura & Gavin on a cloudy Sunday in Hackney Wick for their engagement shoot. After finding out that they enjoyed spending time running and cycling between Olympic Park & Victoria Park
Where else could you see a re-imagining of a 14th century poem, Piers Plowman, by a host of poets, artists, performers and musicians but, in the basement of Shoreditch Town Hall in London. Having photographed the Fair Field exhibition at The National Poetry Library, which contained a rare manuscript of Piers Plowman
I love London. Wandering around exploring all its hidden places. It’s amazing what you can find. Bishopsgate is great for this on the weekends as no-one is there and it turns into a bit of a ghost town. For Jess & Rich’s engagement shoot it was the perfect place to get some quiet moments in and around the architecture.
On a very typically wet British summers day I jumped on a train down to Brighton as I had been invited by Penned in the Margins to document the final dress rehearsal for their play, No Dogs, No Indians. A play about three intertwining stories that explore the effects and legacy of the British in India.
Just a little over a year ago, I met with Hannah & Dave to discuss the plans for their Islington Town Hall Wedding. They decided to meet for lunch at Shillibeer’s Bar & Grill in Holloway which was to be the place for the reception. The bar is housed in what was once the wood store of a Victorian bus factory.
Had lots of fun with Hannah & Dave exploring Clerkenwell and Barbican for their engagement shoot. Looking forward to shooting the wedding next week.
In the heart of Epping Forest stands The Kings Oak Hotel where the wedding of Katie & Danny took place on a rainy Saturday afternoon in February.
On a very cold Saturday in November two very close friends tied the knot at The Old Parish Rooms, a beautifully converted Parish hall situated in Rayleigh in Essex.
On a surprisingly sunny December morning in Hornchurch I headed round to the house of 2 month old Jack. Having created their wedding invitations last year, it is always great to catch up and see how life has progressed.
With Joe and Niki’s Maiya the decision was made to have the ceremony under one roof in Ilford with Niki going first and Joe soon after. Always a playful and cheeky affair it was a great way for both the families to meet each other.
The Packfords period hotel in Woodford Green was a gorgeous setting for the wedding of Will & Leigh. With guest rooms upstairs, the ceremony in the stylish Hardy Room and the reception in the Victorian style conservatory it was a great place to have the wedding.
I spent a sunny afternoon in Hainault Forest with Leigh, Will and Olivia for their engagement shoot. Having first met Leigh and Will last August, when I popped round to photograph Olivia for their wedding invitations, it was nice to catch up with the family.
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Had lots of fun with with these two cheeky crappies exploring the Gruffalo Trail in Thornton Country Park.
The next time I saw them was at the wedding of their parents a year later.
It was a fun day with the ceremony at Colchester town hall followed by the reception at East Anglian Railway museum. I still squeezed in a few shots in-between all the partying.
One of the few times that its good to not be on the other side of the camera is at the Maiya of a Punjabi wedding. Lets just say it can get a little messy….
So it all started when I went to a wedding in Mělník…..
In the summer of 2013 I was invited to a friends wedding at Zámek Mělník Czech Republic, a Renaissance chateau. It was a truly epic location for a wedding, situated on a hilltop overlooking the rivers Labe (Elbe) and Vltava.