Richard & Liz’s Wedding Day

The Tythe Barn, Launton – Oh, such a perfect day

 

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The anticipation had been building for weeks and finally Richard & Liz’s big day arrived on the 19th November.  I won’t beat around the bush, these two are totally bonkers. We’d had great fun mucking around at The Tythe Barn in Launton a couple of weeks before and I knew their day was going to be one to remember.  It all started perfectly with bright blue skies, chilly but gorgeous.  Liz made the rather splendid decision to stay in The Dovecote at Manor Farm next to the barn and that’s where I found her that morning, surrounded by her ladies.  Much beautifying occurred and merriment/sandwiches were had by all.  In the meantime, back at The Barn the lovely boys did a conga for me and showed off their personalised socks with pride.  The groom seemed relaxed and ready, the bride seemed relaxed and….late.  But soon she was galloping down the aisle and the rest is history, preserved with love by me and my camera of course.  This was one of those weddings where I really was sad to leave.  These lovebirds had simply invited me to photograph their wedding but as I left I felt like one of the family.  I’ll never forget this day and I wish Richard and Liz all the happiness they deserve.

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Fun on the Farm!

Charles & Fleur

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I was lucky enough to be able to join Charles and Fleur for some silly time at their beautiful home in Buckinghamshire.  They were kind enough to show me how to make mud pies, run around like crazy things, hug trees, wave sticks and generally be gorgeous.  This dinky brother and sister team made me very welcome and I felt it only right to act like a five year old too. I don’t need much of an excuse. Thanks to all the family for inviting me to join you and I am so proud to know that in designing your family portrait album I have created an heirloom to pass down the generations.  See you in a couple of years for some more Fun on the Farm!

 

HDR Photography Project – a sneak preview

The Empire Cinema, Bridgetown, Barbados.

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I’ve been working on a project for the past year and breaking from my norm.  It’s still in progress and I’m building up a body of work that’s going to be released to the world perhaps next year.  But I wanted to give you a sample of what to expect.  The images are HDR photography (High Dynamic Range) and I layer 5 identical images together taken at different exposures.  The result is very dramatic.  To add to this I’m obsessed with derelict buildings and this type of photography works rather well in such places. Textures, shadows, light and colours I find are rich and unique in these haunting, eerie, bewitching places. I’ve been lucky enough to explore and photograph such locations both at home and overseas.  Let’s start off with this one…the Empire Cinema in Bridgetown, Barbados. It started life as a theatre back in 1907 and was closed in the 1970s.  It’s in a terrible state of repair but still so beautiful and hopefully it will be restored one day. Please let me know what you think!

 

Polly and Lucy at The Studio

Ladies take your seat – The Throne is Unveiled!

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This wasn’t the first trip these two adorable little girls have made to my studio, they know the ropes.  But it was the first time they’d got to be princesses sitting on a throne!  My gorgeous new chair had it’s first encounter with miniature people and I must say, the little ladies looked very much at home on it.  They’d even had a pamper session at the hairdressers before coming to the studio.  You see, their mummy wasn’t sure how to do French plaits so I gave her a little lesson on my resident model – husband Glenn.  He does have his uses, mainly as a Barry Gibb Looky Likey.  Well done Polly & Lucy, so lovely to see you again.

The Moreton Family

An Autumn walk in the countryside – in shirtsleeves?

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Something strange is happening this October – we had beautiful blue skies and eighteen degrees of warm sunshine on our backs.  With perfect conditions for a stroll through the fields, Lottie bounded around in ditches and hedgerows, while Sam recovered from a poke in the eye from Ben. Then Sam chuckled to himself when Ben squelched his Converse into a fresh cowsplat. We had lots of fun on our little walk and it was a true pleasure to join this happy family on their warm, sunny Saturday afternoon.

Kick Hair Location Photography

Hair & Fashion Photography on Location in Buckinghamshire

Photography for Kick Hair, Twickenham

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There was a great deal of anticipation for this one.  I love working with a team, it’s so exhilarating when you’re used to working on your own.  The location was what got me going, somewhere secret in deepest Buckinghamshire that I’d discovered and had permission to access – more on this later.  After a long day we were all so excited by what we’d achieved, even Dom was really happy with the hair (‘perfectionist’ doesn’t come close).  It was a delight to work with these guys again and we’re already planning the next one.

Hair: Domenic Hand
Make up: Daisy Whitney
Styling: Zoe Hand
Model: Stephanie

Neil & Katie’s Wedding Day

A Beautiful Wedding at Great Missenden Church & The Pavilion, Lane End

[slideshow id=6]The rain it fell, in great volume.  Then lo, it stopeth as the bride arrived at the church and out cameth the sun! The church at Great Missenden made a grand setting for a gorgeous heartfelt ceremony.  Katie & Neil were surrounded by so much love and it really does show.  A great time was had by all after at The Pavilion, Lane End where the band, Suede Alien, played late into the evening.  The weather was kind, the day went perfectly and the bride & groom lived happily ever after….

Anna & David’s Wedding Day

An emotional day at The Five Arrows Hotel, Waddesdon

[slideshow id=4]Amazing where a conversation on match.com can take you….down the aisle!

This was always going to be emotional but nothing prepared me for the sheer outpouring of love we were to witness on this beautiful day.  We’re all used to seeing a bride with a tear in her eye but when the groom started…there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.  David read his own vows, choked with emotion while Anna held his hand and gently whispered ‘You can do it!’  The Five Arrows at Waddesdon was the perfect setting for this intimate wedding and the day was a true celebration of a fun, happy and perfectly matched couple.

This is what it’s all about…I love my job!