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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.

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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...

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....

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