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Can we talk about…group photos?

Group photos can be an odd thing to balance on your wedding day. How many is too many? How few is enough? Where and when should you have them? And how can you get what your photographer needs and keep your guests happy? It’s like you don’t have enough to think about while planning your wedding, now there’s this diplomatic/time sensitive minefield to navigate too. Fear not, I am here to help.

Autumn Family Photoshoot Deal

How I Approach You As a family photographer my main motivation is figuring out how to capture an essence of your personalities. The way you interact. The dynamics of your family, and all the personalities involved. For me, this is not about standing stock still in a...

Festival Wedding Photography Shoot Day

In August 2018 I collaborated with an awesome bunch of like-minded wedding photographers and suppliers (the types who like to do things a bit differently) on an epic shoot day. See all the photos from our Festival Wedding Photography Shoot and get some inspiration!

Bathtime with Albie – Baby Photoshoot Derbyshire

A Splashy Baby Photoshoot in Derbyshire I love it when I warm to a mum on the phone straightaway. I get so excited about the session right then and there on the phone, and I never feel like I'm just going through all the usual spiel even though I have a certain amount...

A Very Derbyshire Wedding with Emma + Lee

Rule 1. Get an ace car It started with Emma getting out of her dad's Jag. He'd bought it after years of walking by a house while he worked as a postie, and pining after it. When Emma and Lee announced their engagement, he just knew he had to have it. This devoted...

A Styled Elopement Photography Shoot in Leicester

In February I decided I wanted to really focus on wedding photography from now on. 2 years as a family photographer and several weddings already under my belt, I decided that the time is now right for me to jump into wedding and elopement photography feet first. I've...

4 Ways to Choose an Epic Location for Your Family Photoshoot

Way back, if you wanted family photographs you'd call a photographer, ask to see their printed portfolio and then schlep out to their studio for a session almost entirely designed by them. Thank god the world is a different place now. Family photography has been...

Sheffield Newborn Photography At Home With Xander & Sebby

  World, meet Xander and Sebby. One a bundle of sweetness at a few weeks old, the other a three year old ball of energy and fun.   My newborn photography sessions always happen at home. What better place to capture these memories than the place you're all most...

Alternative Wedding Photography Sheffield Shoot Day

I was so excited. School run done, I hopped into my car and set off for an old cinema in Sheffield, wondering what I'd find when I got there. I'd been waiting for this day for months. And that familiar voice niggled at the back of my mind “who do you think you are?...

A Morning With the Redferns – Natural Baby Photography Derby

As soon as I spoke with Natasha on the phone I knew that this would be a gorgeous session. She described her home to me, her family and what they liked to do, and we just clicked straightaway. I could tell she was a chilled out person, and a lovely mother to her six...

The Van Krimpens – Fly on the wall family photography Chilwell

Rachel and Phil were among the first families I worked with when I started out as a photographer. We went to White Post Farm for her daughter's first birthday, and had a lovely chilled out time meeting lots of animals and feeding the ducks. Since then, Rachel and Phil...