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Middleton Lodge Wedding: Hannah + Jake

THIRD TIME LUCKY! Covid has been such a stressful time for so many Brides, Grooms and Wedding Suppliers. So we were ALL absolutely delighted that Hannah and Jake's were finally able to marry at Middleton Lodge this summer! Love really does conquer...

Body Positivity: What it means to me and why I won’t digitally enhance or alter your bodies.

As a photographer I jokingly get asked to "just photoshop three stone off", "remove my chins" and "make me look 25 again" ALL THE TIME! It's usually said in jest, but in reality it breaks my heart a little bit every time because I've had my own...

Luke & Amy at Harrogate Registry Office

All the heart eyes for these guys and their intimate wedding at Harrogate Registry Office back in April! This gorgeous wedding recently featured over on the English Wedding Blog, and I thought it was high time I shared it here too. Back story: Luke...
“What do you do?”

“What do you do?”

I'll be honest, the news is making me want to deactivate my social media accounts this week. However, that’s not who I am. I LOVE social media. I love to stay connected with my friends and family, and I love making new connections in my industry or with other big...

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12 tips for getting great wedding photos

12 tips for getting great wedding photos

1. Book a decent photographer. I know, bit of an obvious one to start with. But hear me out. I know it’s not cheap, and you might have a relative or a friend with a ‘proper camera’….BUT….you get what you pay for with wedding photography. You're paying for decent kit,...

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The photos I LOVE to take and why!

The photos I LOVE to take and why!

I love learning, and reflecting on my journey as a photographer / business owner. Might be the 15 years I spent in HR but I’m a huge believer in self-development. During the later weeks of lockdown I put together my top 16 favourite family pictures that I’ve ever...

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5 affordable ways to keep the kids entertained this summer

5 affordable ways to keep the kids entertained this summer

The summer holidays are upon us. A time of year that most parents dread a little as 6/7 weeks is a LONG TIME! But this year, the vast majority are running on empty before we've even got there - because we've already had the kids at home for 4 whole months. One big...

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Doorstep Pics: a summary!

Doorstep Pics: a summary!

For 10 weeks during lockdown I photographed a whopping 273 families on their doorsteps! If someone had told me that figure, when I resigned from my corporate job in January, I would never have believed them for a minute, because ordinarily, that would have taken me...

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Going self-employed during a global crisis.

Going self-employed during a global crisis.

When I tell people I took the giant leap of faith into self employment on the 1st May 2020….during a global pandemic, they wince, sharply inhale and make an “oooooof” sound. And I’ll admit that for a time I was kicking myself for resigning when I did. Of course, I’d...

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Wetherby in Lockdown

Wetherby in Lockdown

Wetherby. A thriving market town, chock full of independent businesses and near impossible to get a parking space on a weekend. It's the reason we moved here (though we're in walking distance so the parking isn't an issue!) I love living in a small town where you can...

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Lockdown portraits

Lockdown portraits

It's taken me a few weeks to adjust to this "new normal", life at home 24/7 with a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old. It continues to be a rollercoaster of emotions. Some days I'm almost euphoric with gratitude for my family, our health, our garden, the weather..... And yet...

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This is motherhood: Stephanie

This is motherhood: Stephanie

Stephanie is one of my online business Mum friends I met through a huge facebook group, and formed our own little whatsapp group. It's a beautiful, supportive community, and we've met in real life a couple of times now too. In fact I was able to take these photos of...

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The dreaded C-Word, and what I plan to do about it!

The dreaded C-Word, and what I plan to do about it!

Okay, as a Wedding Photographer with many DREAM clients and weddings booked in this season, I feel I can’t ignore what is happening, and I know you’re probably a little bit worried about the Coronavirus too. So let’s talk about some options. First things first, I just...

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Why I became a Wedding Photographer

Why I became a Wedding Photographer

It’s almost two years since I photographed my first wedding. I knew it would be a lovely day of photography. I was super pleased to be asked and I thought I’d quite enjoy it. I just didn’t expect it to feel quite so of 150+ guests. I've photographed weddings when it's...

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