Sally & Ronan, Autumn Wedding at St Michaels Abbey / Woodcote Park

Towards the end of 2014 I had the pleasure of travelling down to Surrey and Hampshire for Sally and Ronan’s Autumn wedding.  The Catholic ceremony took place at the stunning St Michaels Abbey in Farnborough and then onto Woodcote Park in Epsom, Surrey.

The marquee where the reception drinks and evening party took place and the wedding breakfast room looked stunning, including floral arrangements everywhere, a blossom tree in the middle of the floor and a whiskey bar in the evening with Oak Barrel tables and pub stools.  All beautifully transformed and styled by the very talented Nicola and her team at Eve Lily, music was provided by the fantastic Earth Lights Boogie Band.



Woodcote Park wedding

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Make Up : Bettie Lottie
Styling and Flowers: Eve Lily
Music: Earth Lights Boogie Band
Photo Booth: Just Pose
Wedding cake and Cupcakes: The Hummingbird Bakery



Sketchley Grange Wedding, Adele and John.

Adele and Johns wedding at Sketchley Grange in Burbage, Leicestershire, a wedding full of laughter, tears and emotional overload from just about everyone, especially the Bride and her dad Martin.
Adele and John had opted for a outdoor wedding ceremony in the Garden Pagoda at Sketchley, of course with this being the UK a back up indoor plan was ready to go as it wasn’t looking to good in the morning, but luckily the weather turned out lovely.


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Photography Workshop for Beginners, Leicestershire

On March 21st I will be running a photography workshop at the Bradgate, Newtown Linford.

Priced at just £75 this one day course is suitable for beginners and enthusiasts of any age, 16 upwards who want to get the best out of their camera, would like to get off auto and are keen to learn what makes a good creative photo.
Whether you own a DSLR or a compact camera, just starting out, or keen to learn more, there’s something for everyone.

Areas we will cover include

• How to take a good photo
• Buttons and functions
• Iso
• Shutter speed
• Aperture
• White balance
• Composition / capturing the moment
• Lighting


For more information or to book your place drop me an email or call on 07921122241


Leicestershire beginners photography workshop

Wedding photography review 2014

I still have a few weddings to blog from last year but as we head into 2015 here’s a look back on some of the weddings I’ve had the pleasure of capturing during 2014.

Ive photographed weddings up in North Yorkshire, down south in Surrey and Central London and a lot in the Midlands, visited lots of regular venues like Stubton and Thumpton Hall and some new venues for me including Ladywood Estate and Calke Abbey. It was also great to be back at Cattows Farm for a beach themed wedding.

Although great fun looking back, its hard to pick out a set of photos that span a whole year so I decided most of the photos would be the more natural, fun and emotional moments, the ones that sum up what I’m looking for when capturing a wedding.
A huge thank you to all the couples, families and friends I’ve met during 2014 its been a blast.

PS: If you are getting married or know anyone getting married in 2015 theres still time to enter this amazing competition and win £1,000 off your wedding photography.

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Andy Pickard - a wonderful set Darren absolutely love the the deckchair shot