Snow way!

After waking up to heavy snow across the UK, luckily all the guests made it safely to the wedding! Chris and Catherine got married in a beautiful little church at the top of a very steep… slippy… snowy hill. I must admit it was rather entertaining to watch 70 guests attempt to climb up to the top in time for the wedding ceremony. It was entertaining until I almost fell over myself which was not…


It's hard to beat a Christmas wedding

After their engagement shoot before Christmas, I was so excited to photograph Emma & Allan’s wedding in Durham! Once I arrived at Seaham Hall, Emma was still finishing off her wedding playlist! We all spent most of the morning suggesting some top tunes for the night ahead. This kept us all entertained, and also kept the nerves at bay! Emma really was the most stunning bride and was an…


A photograph of Carrie & Amanda's wedding rings next to Tilly's paw

Winter walks

Whenever I see a new message from Carrie or Amanda, I light up. I absolutely love these two to bits! This winter, Amanda contacted me on Facebook asking if I would consider coming up from Harrogate to do a family shoot. At first I was a little confused as to who she meant by ‘family’. When she informed me that it would her, Carrie and Tilly… the dog… I was both amused and excited. Since…


Did someone say cake?

I was recently contacted by the lovely Chaplin Events to ask if would photograph a wedding consultation morning. I was told there would be lots of free cake. It’s safe to say I didn’t take much convincing. The taster morning was hosted by Liz, owner of The Bun Bunny, in her rather swanky new kitchen. The event was an opportunity for engaged couples to come along and chat to different wedding…


The North of England Wedding Awards

The North of England Wedding Awards are hosted every year at York Racecourse by Liz at The Wedding Guide UK. When I found out that I had been announced as a finalist in the Best New Business category, it’s safe to say I was pretty excited! I had totally underestimated the scale of the event! With almost 500 guests all dressed in black tie, it really was quite amazing. From wedding cars to venue…


A wander through the village

Despite a widespread frost and nearly skidding off the road, I made it to the village in one piece. Just about. Even thought it’s a little drive from Harrogate, the village was just beautiful and was so worth the treacherous conditions! It felt very personal to do their engagement shoot here. It was the first time I had met Emma & Allan, and the three of us got on so well from the word…


Festival madness

Well, where do I start?! Carrie and Amanda’s festival wedding was probably one of my favourites from this year. When I first met the girls earlier this year, I knew the wedding was going to be a lot of fun. The thing I loved immediately about these two was how UNCONVENTIONAL they were. The whole wedding was going to be about what they wanted it to be: no tradition, no messing about. I loved…


The first frost

As a fellow photographer, I was honoured when Beth asked me to photograph her and her family! Beth decided on Bolton Abbey for the shoot. Not only is it halfway between our houses in Harrogate and Clitheroe, but just so happens to be one of my favourite places to photograph! I’ve been going to Bolton Abbey ever since I was about 3 years old. I like to think I know just about every nook and…


Love in the autumn leaves

You can imagine my excitement when these two booked a couples shoot! When I asked if they would mind lying down in some damp leaves, I was rather surprised when they agreed without hesitation. I don’t think there are many models out there who would be so willing! I think this merits the phrase “sorry not sorry”. We did Fern & Ell’s shoot in Ilkley. When I set off from…


Happy birthday Maya Maya!

Maya Maya has been up and running in Kendal for 11 years. Owned by the fabulous Amanda Slattery, last year they relocated the Wainwright’s Yard. To celebrate a year at the new premises, they had a blow out party for all their lovely loyal customers with lots of free Prosecco. What more could you want?! It’s always an absolute dream to do a photo shoot in the Lake District. I was actually born in…