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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.

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...

Crowcombe Court Wedding Photography : Bridal Prep

Oh, wasn't THIS a wonderful day to be a part of! My first time carrying out Crowcombe Court wedding photography - and I was certainly not disappointed, for it is a truly wonderful venue in an exceptionally beautiful location in Somerset. In fact, if you're thinking of...

West Somerset Marquee Wedding: The Celebrations

Weddings aren't about dresses and favours and wonderful venues and colour themes. All that stuff is wonderful, but let's not forget, weddings are really about people. Two people getting married, more people who love them being a part of their union and celebration....

Winter Wedding at Brympton House, Somerset: Bridal Prep

Shall we take a look at some images from a recent and rather lovely winter wedding at Brympton House in Somerset? Ok then! If you read this blog often, you'll know that Brympton House is one of my favourite venues which I've photographed weddings at many times now....

Shillingstone House Wedding, Dorset: The Celebrations

It's a question everyone getting married has on their mind, no matter what time of year you're planning to wed. 'What happens if it rains - a LOT?' Well, at this Shillingstone House wedding in Dorset, that's exactly what happened. It rained from the start of the...

Yarlington House Wedding : Bridal Prep

There are weddings where the bridal prep part of the day is a tense and stressed out time - and then there are weddings where the bride just laughs all the way though with excitement! This Yarlington House wedding was definitely one of the latter, which I think you...

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Shillingstone House, Dorset

When you're planning an outdoor wedding ceremony, there's one thing you hope and pray that is going to be kind to you - the weather! I've photographed many outdoor ceremonies over the past few years, and I have to say - touch wood - that I've never had one rained off....

Coombe Lodge Summer Wedding: Preparation

I have just realised that I haven't blogged this gorgeous celebration, and it's high time I fixed that! It's a wonderful Coombe Lodge summer wedding, set in the beautiful Somerset countryside in Blagdon, near Bristol - a venue i've worked at many times and never get...

Wedding Day at Shillingstone House, Dorset: Bridal Prep

Oh this blog is just the precursor to a truly rip-roaring wedding day - and like many weddings, it started out tentatively, quietly, with nerves and excitement and a tiny bit of drama. This blog is showcasing some of the bridal prep images from a fabulous wedding day...

First Dance Wedding Photography at Brympton House

This is a wedding I've had the pleasure of featuring before on the blog, and two of my favourite venues! This wonderful couple married at the sublime Sherborne Abbey in Dorset, followed by a wedding reception just across the border into Somerset at Brympton House. You...

Bishops Lydeard Wedding: The Church Ceremony

Time to take a look at this lovely Bishops Lydeard wedding in Somerset, this time to visit the most important part of the wedding day - the ceremony! This wonderful couple, whose bride and groom preparations we've already featured on the blog, married at the...

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