Beautiful Autumn Wedding Portmerion

Beautiful Autumn Wedding Portmerion

I don’t often shoot weddings these days but it was lovely to return to Portmerion to shoot a gorgeous small Autumn wedding at the Portmerion hotel last weekend.

I always joke that I have weather fairies but they really come through for me on this occasion – lucky for me as I promised the bride when she booked I would bring the weather !   After two days of torrential rain courtesy of storm Callum, Sunday dawned dry and a lovely temperature.  As the day went on the skies got bluer and bluer and the sun shone on these two lovely families and the beautiful newly married couple.

The wedding was a small intimate affair in the mirror room at the Portmerion Hotel.  After a few celebratory drinks we took a walk around Portmerion in the sunshine picking a range of colourful backdrops for the photos.  The whole bridal party and guests were all stunningly coordinated which made for some gorgeous group shots.  As the couple had a little boy I wanted to make sure to get some lovely shots of the three of them as a family as well as the standard bride and groom shots.  As I spend most of my time photographing families and kids an enthusiastic toddler is always a joy for me and this little fella was great fun throughout.

Congratulations to a lovely lovely couple.

Here’s a selection of the highlights of the day.

Family Portraits Rickmansworth Aquadrome

Family Portraits Rickmansworth Aquadrome

My favourite images are outdoor location photos – I also shoot indoors when babies are newborns but whenever possible I prefer to use the environment as my backdrop.  We are lucky to have so many beautiful parks and areas of woodland to access all over the country.  When I am shooting family images in Hertfordshire, the Aquadrome in Rickmansworth is a great place to visit.

Having lots of beautiful scenery is fabulous to create beautiful images but it’s also good to take active kids to a park so they can run around and I can get some gorgeous natural images of them playing.

This shoot was extra special as it featured double twins !  They were taken around their 1st and 5th birthdays respectively.

Hope you like these gorgeous family portraits at the Rickmansworth Aquadrome.

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Horse Portraits Northampton Milton Keynes

Horse portraits Northampton Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.

As you may or may know (or even care !) I have been a child, newborn and family portrait photographer for many years and still love this work.  However it’s always nice to have new challenges so I have recently added Horse and Owner/Rider portraits to my services.

I won’t lie, this has been partly inspired by watching the gorgeous Netflix series Heartland !  This series is heartwarming and gentle and I have just loved watching it – the fact it is stunningly filmed in the Canadian Rockies which makes it even more of a pleasure to watch.  I tend to see everything in life through either my actual camera or a virtual one in my head so became inspired by the images of relationships between horses and people.

If you or someone in your family is horse-mad you may have a ton of action shots and jumping photos from competitions but you may not have any portraits of just you and your horse.  These portraits aim to capture the loving connection you have with your horse in the beautiful countryside where your horse is kept.

I will be taking horse portraits in Northampton, Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.  Shoots can take place at a number of locations – this can be either your choice or at my suggestion. We can start at your yard and move from there.  A range of scenic backgrounds and perhaps a change of clothes would be great to give you a lovely selection of portraits to treasure.  I will come to you and we will take a couple of hours to get the best set of images we can get – it’s nice and relaxed and there is no fixed timescale – I want you to really enjoy the experience.

Here are a few examples from a couple of recent shoots with teenagers and children showing their relationships with their beautiful horses.

I will be doing a fantastic introductory offer for shoots before Christmas so get in touch on  for information.  This can also be purchased as a voucher and would make a fabulous Christmas or Birthday gift.

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And here’s another set of images from a lovely shoot with two gorgeous sisters and their buddies.

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Engagement photos Emberton Park

Engagement photos Emberton Park

I recently did this gorgeous Engagement shoot in Emberton Park near Olney. I don’t often do shoots of this kind so it was really lovely and made a change from shooting images of toddlers and newborn babies.

I love to contribute prizes to local charities, auctions and fundraising events whenever I can and this shoot was one of these prizes. This particular fundraiser was for someone locally who was running the London Marathon in support of a couple of local children’s charities in Olney – William Crook’s Brighter Future Fund and Toby’s Trust. Fundraising for charities in the Marathon is a massive task and he really gave it his all raising a fabulous sum in the end.

The lady that purchased this prize in the auction donated the shoot to these lovely members of her family.

Emberton Park is one of my favourite local locations and is a beautiful place to do photoshoots. There are lots of stunning backdrops, reflections in the lake and tons of gorgeous spots to take images. I can honestly say though that this beautiful couple made my task very easy indeed.

I hope you like these and if you’d like an Engagement shoot, a shoot for a special anniversary or a couples shoot “just because” then do get in touch with me for information and I’d love to chat to you.

I hope you enjoy these Engagement photos.

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Get in touch on to find out about my current special offers.  If you have a newborn baby or you are pregnant have a look at my dedicated newborn site here.  It’s best to book for newborn shoot before the baby comes along as the shoots are best done in the first two weeks to get those precious shots whilst they are tiny.

Baby Photographer Olney Buckinghamshire

Baby Photographer Olney Buckinghamshire

Did you have a newborn session and you’d love a catch up session with your little one?  Perhaps you were too busy adjusting to parenthood and didn’t get around to having a newborn session, but you’d love some pictures of your baby while they are still so small.

Sessions at a few months old can be fabulous – the baby’s personality is really starting to take shape and they smile and giggle and interact beautifully during a photoshoot.   Us baby photographers have lots of tricks to get the best out of your baby during the session.  At a few months, babies still look really young but are already turning into little people with lots of different moods.  It’s lovely to capture the sparkle in their eyes or their gummy smiles but it can also be great to get some more pensive expressions and more serious faces along the way.

If you are looking to get some family photos then any age is a great age for a shoot – you will get different images depending upon whether the baby is really strong on their front or whether they are starting to sit solidly.  Every age is a great age for a shoot.   And maybe you are looking to include the family pet in the photos … I make no promises here as I am no pet photographer but feel free to suggest it and we will have some fun trying.



It’s lovely with little ones to get a few in just a nappy as they get really excited when they have a bit of freedom from their clothes and I do love to photograph those squidgy arms and legs !


If you’d like a baby shoot please get in touch and benefit from my fabulous Spring Offer – email:  If you’d like a newborn shoot please go to my dedicated newborn site here.