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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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Hornsbury Mill Wedding Day : The Ceremony

Are you fed up of the almost constant rain right now? Then read on, as there's plenty of sunshine in this blog post featuring a Hornsbury Mill wedding day and outdoor ceremony! Outdoor wedding ceremonies are always a bit of a worry in Britain, as we don't exactly have...

Weekday Wedding at Orchardleigh: The Celebrations

Today on the real wedding blog, I'm going to revisit a recent weekday wedding at Orchardleigh House near Frome in Somerset - and take a look at some of the moments that I term 'the celebrations'. Yes, the wedding day is one long celebration, of course! - but I'm...

Bridport Wedding Day – the Preparations

Oh, but I am absolutely in love with this lovely and intimate Bridport wedding day! However, before I begin, I should clarify that this was a wedding which took place over two counties... the bridal preparations and reception being in Dorset, and the actual ceremony...

Wedding Photography in Marnhull, Dorset : Bridal Preparation

If you look at a lot of wedding blogs, you'll probably notice that many of the blogs about the bridal preparation are photographed in grand hotels or stately homes, in enormous rooms with plenty of space for the whole wedding party to get ready. Of course, this isn't...

Clevedon Hall Wedding Photographer : The Portraits

Although I mainly post documentary or reportage images of the weddings I've worked on on my blog, don't be fooled by thinking that I don't shoot bride and groom portraits, or group shots - I do! Most of my clients simply wish for these parts of the day to be short and...

Wedding Ceremony Photography at Sherborne Abbey, Dorset

Oh, but this wedding ceremony at the wonderful Sherborne Abbey in Dorset combined so many of my favourite things! We have a favourite wedding venue, with a lovely couple... AND it was a naval wedding too, with a guard of honour. So, I felt absolutely privileged to be...

Orchardleigh Wedding Day: Bridal Preparations

Let's take a look at a wonderful Orchardleigh wedding day, at the beautiful Orchardleigh Estate near Frome in Somerset! I always enjoy photographing weddings here, ever since my first visit, which must be about six or seven years ago. Over the years, Orchardleigh has...

Dorset Woodland Wedding at Home: Bridal Preparation

It's time to revisit a truly wonderful wedding day that I had the pleasure of photographing this summer, here in my home county of Dorset. This particular wedding was one I had been looking forward to documenting for a long time, for it was to be held in the...

Tarrant Monkton Wedding Photography : Preview Images

Have you ever visited the small Dorset village of Tarrant Monkton? If you have, you'll know how truly picturesque it is - the embodiment of beautiful Dorset rural life. That's just one of the reasons I was so excited to shoot a wedding in the village recently. I...

Bridport Wedding Photography : Previews

For many people, the idea of a wedding day involves two young people in love, celebrating with all their friends and family and followed by a huge evening reception. But, of course, love isn't restricted to twenty somethings - and weddings come in all shapes and...

Wedding Photography at Clevedon Hall : The Ceremony

It's time to take a look at another recent wedding ceremony - and this time, we're in Somerset at the wonderful Clevedon Hall near Bristol. Although I'm based in Dorset, I work all over Somerset, Dorset and Devon (plus further afield) and it was a pleasure to travel...

Outdoor Woodland Wedding in Dorset: Preview Images

This beautiful, outdoor woodland wedding which I recently photographed in Dorset just HAS to be one of the most beautiful experiences I've ever had as a wedding photographer and one of my all-time favourite weddings. I feel absolutely so honoured to have been there to...

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