Photography Blog

Here are lots of images from the fabulous weddings and other photoshoots I have photographed recently.

Lichfield Registry Office Wedding Photography

Lichfield Registry Office Wedding Photography

One of the wonderful things about being a wedding photographer is that every wedding is different, and sometimes you just don’t know what to expect.  Alexandra and Scott decided to have a VERY intimate wedding, and only invited five guests!

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Derbyshire Marquee Wedding

Derbyshire Marquee Wedding

I love photographing ‘Do-it-Yourself’ weddings, and Hannah and Tom’s wedding in back in July was one of the best ever!  Hannah’s parents live near the picturesque Derbyshire village of Chinley.  The location is superb, with wonderful views all around, so all that was needed was an amazing marquee, some fabulous caterers, and a hilarious celebrant who made the ceremony go with a real swing!

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Samlesbury Hall Wedding Photography

Samlesbury Hall Wedding Photography

Natalie and Andrew chose an amazing location for their wedding back in June, and I’m so glad they invited me along!  Samlesbury Hall is a fabulous place for wedding photography – it’s a half-timbered black and white medieval house and is rightly considered to be ‘one of the stunning stately homes of Lancashire’.  Apparently it’s one of the most haunted as well, but I didn’t spot anything unusual!

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Carnival Derbyshire Wedding Photography

Carnival Derbyshire Wedding Photography

Well this was a real wedding with a difference.  Sarah and Calvin designed a very personal and amazingly colourful ‘Carnival Wedding’ for everyone to enjoy.  They were blessed with a wonderfully hot and sunny day at Taddington Church and Coombe Farm in one of the most beautiful parts of the Derbyshire Peak District.

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The Royal Hayfield Wedding Photography

The Royal Hayfield Wedding Photography

Hayfield is a picturesque Derbyshire village near Chapel-en-le-Frith, well known as the location for the TV series ‘The Village’.  Overlooked by the summit of Kinder Scout, Laura and Adam decided that the village had everything they wanted for their wedding day, all in one place.  The Royal Hotel was the venue chosen for the bridal preparations and wedding breakfast, and Laura and Adam chose to get married in St Matthew’s Church, just over the bridge.  The day was slightly overcast, and it had been raining earlier, but Laura and her bridesmaids decided that nothing was going to stop them walking to the church!

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Palace Hotel Buxton Wedding Photography

Palace Hotel Buxton Wedding Photography

Every couple hopes for lovely sunny weather on their wedding day, but not many get it.  Stacey and Rob, however, hit the jackpot!  They were married on 3rd June in the lovely surroundings of All Saints’ Church in Youlgrave, followed by The Palace Hotel in Buxton, and the sun shone all day.  Rob and ‘the lads’ had a swift pint in The George Hotel over the road before kickoff, and then joined the crowds of people from Youlgrave who had turned out to see Stacey arrive.  It was worth the wait – she looked absolutely gorgeous, and the bridesmaids in their vibrant blue dresses were stunning.

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The Ashes Wedding Photography – Denise and Richard

The Ashes Wedding Photography

The Ashes at Endon is literally down the road from me, Dawn and the team looked after us so well, communicating with us throughout the wedding day.  It is set among the most stunning countryside, it is a no corkage exclusive use wedding venue, perfectly set out for wedding celebrations.

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East Lodge Wedding Photography

East Lodge Wedding Photography

Wendy and Richard had such a fun filled gorgeous wedding at East Lodge.  It was a lovely intimate ceremony with 24 guests in the stunning grounds of this beautiful venue.  

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Gradbach Mill Wedding Photography

Gradbach Mill Wedding Photography

The Mill is a distinctive building sitting on the banks of River Dane.  Gradbach Mill is full of a rich history and heritage, there was a time when it served as a silk spinning mill.  

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Ellie and Gary – Colshaw Hall Wedding Photography

Colshaw Hall Wedding Photography

On Friday 19th May, Colshaw Hall was the best place to be, as Ellie and Gary were about to share the best moment of their lives together.

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Manchester Northern Quarter Couple Photo Shoot

Manchester Northern Quarter Couple Photo Shoot

I took to the streets of Manchester for a bit of a personal project really!  After training with Nine Dots I decided to put a call out on my Facebook page for a couple – they didn’t have to be engaged and could already be married. I wanted a real life couple for an engagement style photo shoot using the streets of the Northern Quarter, Manchester to practice some of the things I had learned.

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Nine Dots Workshop Manchester

Nine Dots Workshop Manchester

Training is so important to keep ahead of the game, I love learning new skills, evolving, finding new creative ways, this time of year is a great time to go on a course and what an amazing couple of days it was, never felt so inspired and motivated to go into wedding season, bring on 2017!!

www.ninedotsworkshop.com

Wow where to start!!

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IPPN January 2017 Awards

Won two Bronze IPPN award’s last month.  Really chuffed 🙂

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Favourites from 2016!

Favourites from 2016!

Thank you to all my wonderful Bride and Groom’s, it has been a blast!!

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Daisy and Callum – Buxton Bump Photography

Buxton Bump Photography

Photographing a couples wedding then getting a message a year or so later to ask you to photograph “bump and baby” is one of the most exciting feelings for me as a photographer.  Daisy and Callum were married at Hollin Hall back in July 2015 and prior to that I photographed their engagement photographs with the gorgeous Oatis the Cockapoo.  Now they have the pitter patter of tiny footsteps on the way.  Literally cannot wait to meet their little lady.  In love with these Sophia Webster matching shoes!!

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Buxton Dance Photography

Buxton Dance Photography

Sadie really wanted photographs on her bedroom wall of her dancing for Christmas so when Mum Gemma got in touch to ask if this was something I could do, it was a definite yes and could not wait to photograph this little lady performing.

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Jenny and her boys – Buxton Family Photography

Jenny and her boys – Buxton Family Photography

Jenny is a very good friend of mine and owner of Indigo and Violet Photography. We second shoot for each other at weddings and love having a good geek out on products, kit, albums etc…

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“The Wash” Derbyshire Family Photography

“The Wash” Derbyshire Family Photography

Family sessions are SO much fun! Even more so when you know your clients, I have been photographing Lerryn and Neil with their gorgeous little family since their kids were babies.  “The Wash” is where Dad Neil used to play when he was little so it was great to take a walk with them and get some up to date family photographs.

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Arthur – Buxton Newborn Photography

Arthur – Buxton Newborn Photography

Only 9 days old and born just before Christmas, Arthur was such a pleasure to photograph.  Dad Ben is a dairy farmer so Mum Dawn and I couldn’t resist getting a cow and a Christmas pudding involved in the photos…as you will see!

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Jude and Neil – Derbyshire Wedding Photographer

Jude and Neil – Derbyshire Wedding Photographer

I loved this wedding, the people, the shoes, the flowers, the camper van and the random dog!! Jude and Neil had a wonderful day, they were married at New Mills Registry Office.

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Rebecca and Martin – Pavilion Gardens Wedding Photography

Rebecca and Martin – Pavilion Gardens Wedding Photography

Rebecca and Martin’s fun and colourful wedding took place at the gorgeous Pavilion Gardens in Buxton.  They had a small intimate ceremony in the conservatory followed by the wedding breakfast in the main Pavilion Garden’s Cafe.  I loved the bridesmaid’s homemade bouquets, made by the extremely talented Bride!

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Bernie and Dan’s Wedding – Ticknall Village Hall Wedding Photography

Ticknall Village Hall Wedding Photography

Bernie and Dan had the most wonderful wedding! Here are a few of my favourites from the day.

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Congleton Town Hall Wedding Photography – Sara and Slinger

Sara and Slinger – Congleton Town Hall Wedding Photography

This lovely pair are good friends of mine, they got married in Antigua, oh how I wish I could of made it for the Caribbean sunshine and see this gorgeous couple get hitched but it was during peak wedding season.  However, I did go along and photograph the after in the UK at Congleton Town Hall with all their friends and family.  

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Joanna and Alan – Shottle Hall Wedding Photography

Shottle Hall Wedding Photography

Shottle Hall is a beautiful country house located in the heart of the peak district and it was the location Joanna and Alan chose for their wedding day.  Shottle Hall wedding photography is ace in so many ways, as a photographer I never worry about bad weather when I am here as the inside is stunning, well maintained and the staff are all helpful and friendly.

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Katie and Dominic – Tissington Hall Wedding Photography

Katie and Dominic – Tissington Hall Wedding Photography

I just can’t get enough of Tissington Hall this summer.  It is a stunning location and the gardens just gets prettier every time I visit.  Katie and Dominic were married in the picturesque little village of Longnor, the church is wonderful and it looked extra pretty with all the flowers for the wedding.  

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Sarah and John – Tissington Hall Wedding Photography

Tissington Hall Wedding Photography

Tissington Hall is fabulous, I love it! I would quite happily work here every weekend come rain or shine.  Tissington Hall was built in 1609, it is one of only 300 homes in the country that can boast the fact that the descendants of the original builder still live there, 400 years later!

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Helen and Declan – The Palace Hotel, Buxton.

Helen and Declan – Palace Hotel, Buxton

Helen and Declan picked the most perfect time to get married at the Palace Hotel in Buxton! As you will see from the photographs, the cherry blossom was in full bloom and it looked simply beautiful.  It is my favourite time of year.  With nearly 180 guests it was a big wedding, full of laughter and love.

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Jen and David – Venice, Palazzo Cavalli

Jen and David – Venice, Palazzo Cavalli

At the beginning of the year I was lucky enough to assist Dave from Golding Photography on a wedding in Venice!! I work with Dave lots, we have shot over 50 weddings together but this had to be one of the best jobs if not, THE best job I have ever done.  

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Jen and Tim – The Carriage Hall, Plumtree

Jen and Tim – The Carriage Hall, Plumtree.

Wow what a fun filled exciting wedding this was! Jen and Tim married at the gorgeous Carriage Hall, a striking venue just outside Nottingham.  The Carriage House is a converted railway station, it has been lovingly restored into a funky wedding venue.  

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Sarah and Joe’s Engagement Shoot

Sarah and Joe – Engaged!

Sarah and Joe are getting married later in the year, I met with them on a windy spring morning for a brisk walk over the hills at Flash.  Joe’s Mum and Dad have the most wonderful house surrounded by rolling hillside, a perfect spot for walking the dog. 

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