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Gorgeous real weddings, company news, exciting offers and fascinating insights into the world of photography. Grab your reading glasses,a glass of wine and a comfy seat, as you may be here a while!

All my latest weddings are covered in detail here, so if you want to get a really good feel for my work, then this is definitely the place to start.

Don’t forget to take a look at my other blog sections:-  one featuring individual images or ‘wedding highlights’ which I feel show off the best of wedding photography, and one showcasing inspirational wedding images & advice.

If you’re looking for a blog post about a particular wedding style or wedding venue, just use the search function at the bottom of the page.

Wedding at Clevedon Hall : Bridal Preparation

What a wonderful wedding at Clevedon Hall this one turned out to be - and not only because of the beautiful location and the incredible love felt between the bride and groom, but also because guests had travelled from all over the world to be there! The bride and...

Weekday Wedding at Orchardleigh: Previews

Are you planning a weekday wedding? (For those not in the wedding industry, that means Monday to Thursday!) If so - you're in good company, for more and more couples are capitalising on better availability of both venues and suppliers by holding their special day away...

Shillingstone Wedding Photography : Previews

It's time to take a look at some previews from a wedding I photographed, most delightfully, in the Dorset village where I live! So it's a great pleasure to present some lovely Shillingstone wedding photography to you - with bridal prep in the village, a church...

Crowcombe Court Wedding Reception : The Celebrations

Today's blog is focusing on some of my favourite images from the most relaxed and informal part of the wedding day - the reception! This Crowcombe Court wedding reception, in beautiful West Somerset, was held in the winter, so naturally the guests didn't want to...

Higher Eggbeer Wedding : Wedding Party Prep

I love weddings where we get to photograph the bride and the groom's preparation, and at this Higher Eggbeer wedding day near Okehampton, Devon, everyone was getting ready at the same location - so it was easy! There's always such a sense of excitement and...

Wedding at St Audries: Bridal Preparation

Yay! Another visit to a favourite wedding venue - and another wedding at St Audries Park in West Somerset. It's always special to return here, not just because it's such a glorious venue in a wonderful location, but because I know that the venue looks amazing all year...

Bishops Palace Wedding Reception: The Celebrations

It's time to take a look at one of my favourite wedding venues, in Wells in Somerset. Earlier this year, I photographed a Bishops Palace wedding reception, and the sublime beauty of the wonderful Bishops Palace once again didn't fail to impress me - and the guests...

Wells Cathedral Wedding : The Ceremony

It's absolutely a privilege to photograph a magnificent Wells Cathedral Wedding - and not an honour that comes along every day for a wedding photographer! Of course, along with the excitement at the photographic opportunities, comes the concern that you just can't do...

Wedding at Crowcombe Court: The Ceremony

I shot this wedding last December, as you can probably tell by the wintery outfits that the wedding party are wearing! My first wedding at Crowcombe Court, and what a wonderful one it was to kick off with too. It's a truly magnificent wedding venue, with the parish...

Wedding at Hornsbury Mill : Bridal Preparation

Back to Somerset again at Easter, for another wedding at Hornsbury Mill! This one was a rather special affair, for the couple actually live in Las Vegas - and had travelled back to England for their wedding. From one extreme to the other - the bright lights of LV to...

St Audries Park Wedding Day : Preview Images

Last weekend saw a return to one of my favourite wedding venues for another fabulous celebrations - yes, a wonderful St Audries Park wedding day in beautiful West Somerset! One of my favourite things about St Audries Park is the flexibility of the venue to accommodate...

Okehampton Wedding at Higher Eggbeer : Preview Images

What a fantastic day we had recently for this gorgeous Okehampton wedding, held in an absolutely awe inspiring location in rural Devon! I was thrilled to come along to document proceedings for this fabulous couple, who I actually met at a wedding I photographed a...

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