Lansdowne Club London wedding | Diya & James | A single

After a dusting of snow on the morning of the wedding of Diya and James, they were still up for an outside portrait walkabout in the afternoon sun. Here’s a single from our walkabout. Yes, it was still cold … and yes, she has goose bumps. There’s a LOT of editing to do from the rest of their day and when that’s finished, I’ll post many more.  If you were a guest at their wedding, please let me know your email address and we can stay in touch for when their complete gallery goes online.

Newborn portraits | my new niece

I’ve just returned from a short break with family which included visiting my three-day-old niece in Gloucestershire, the daughter of my sister Kirsty. She is yet to be named, but since her grandma was visiting from Australia, there were some official portraits taken with daddy Blair and big sister Matilda Rose. I especially love the photographs of Matilda and the new arrival because my earliest memories were of meeting Kirsty, who is 3.5 years younger, wrapped in a similar cotton baby blanket when she arrived home from hospital.

Newborn portrait wrapped in blanket



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London engagement portraits | Jennifer and Anthony Pt 2

Jennifer and Anthony’s second London engagement portraits were based around Liverpool Street station going through to Bank, as chosen by Anthony.  We had overcast and gentle skies to start – and this imposing Richard Serra sculpture.



From there we went on a walkabout, ending up at Leadenhall Market, near the site of the world’s first set of traffic lights; it was brilliant having Anthony as tour guide.



Engagement portrait

Engagement portrait - coffee shop

Engagement portrait - couple with reflections

Engagement portrait - couple outside pub

Engagement portraits - Love Lane, London

York engagement photos | Vicki and Dave

I’ve just edited Vicki and Dave’s engagement photographs from York. We went there because this is where many of their dates have been, with Dave living about an hour outside it and Vicki living in Bedford.
Because I don’t know the area, I asked for advice from a couple of colleagues in the area about the best places to go and they spent quite a bit of time pointing us in the right direction. That was incredibly helpful.

We started off in the centre of York with a doorway I’d found and loved while doing a bit of shopping.

York engagement portraits

I emailed Vicki at 1am today with a link to her and Dave’s photos – and had a reply at 2am saying how happy she was with them and would be going to bed with a smile on her face.
“Thank you so much for the link. I can only say “WOW”! You have done a fantastic job in capturing the essence of our session, especially “where’s wally in little shambles?” I loved the whole thing, whenever I look at those taken at the York Minster, I can’t helped but giggle.”

I was so chuffed she liked how they had been captured.

York engagement portrait

This was another portrait taken just off The Shambles.
York engagement portraits
Then we moved to York Minster, where Dave decided to pick up Vicki, taking her completely off guard. He’s so naughty!
York engagement portrait - outside York Minster
After Vicki had had a chance to catch her breath, we used the minster as a backdrop for individual and together portraits.
York engagement portrait near York Minster
York Minster engagement portraits

York pre-wedding portraits

We then used some ruins as a backdrop for what turned out to be our final portraits before the weather stopped being threatening and started raining properly.

York engagement portraits - in ruins
York art engagement portraits


London maternity portraits | G

G has just given me permission to show some of her maternity portraits taken a few weeks ago. She and her husband A took a lot of time planning their session and came in for a consultation a week ahead of their portrait session, so they could maximise their session time & best choose what to bring with them. The first three used drapes from the studio.London maternity portraits

London professional pregnancy photos
London maternity portraits
G brought her wedding veil, with its delicate softness and wonderful draping qualities.
London maternity portraits
She had also raided one of my favourite Soho fabric shops for some translucent material which also draped wonderfully, giving us a range of new lines. This is my fave from this session.
London maternity portraits

This portrait is especially abstract, meaning that it could be hung in many areas of the home. It would look especially good as either a framed art print or as a box frame or canvas.