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…


A winning photoshoot

For so many years I’ve wanted to do a shoot on the beautiful cherry blossom walkway in Harrogate. I would absolutely advise a visit if you’ve never seen it, particularly when the sun’s shining! I decided to launch a competition for my Facebook followers to win a free family shoot on the stray. The number of entries absolutely blew me away; it seems it’s not just me who loves a…


Keeping fit

When I was asked to photograph a shoot for Brasilfit, it was a bit of an unusual one for me – having never done a shoot for a clothing brand before, I was so intrigued and wanted to find out more! The shoot brought trades together from all across Yorkshire, and it was so lovely to meet and work with so many amazing creatives. I really enjoyed the shoot because it was more of a lifestyle…


La Ville Lumière

When my best friend suggested we went on a trip to Paris, I can’t say I took much convincing. Paris was the first holiday I’ve ever taken my DSLR away with me. It has to be said that it’s my pride and joy, so (perhaps) I’ve been a little over protective! I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful cities on the planet and not take my camera. Being an…


The Nosh Boss

A day of baking, photography and eating; what’s not to love? In early 2016 I was asked to photograph an up-and-coming food blog. The Nosh Boss was set up to focus on recipes and ideas that are both approachable and inspiring. This project was the first time I had used my new toy, the Canon 5D Mark III (otherwise known as Shanon the Canon!). More than a year on, and the novelty has still failed to…