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It was nearly four years after I photographed Hayley & Andrew’s autumn wedding in Leicestershire, when they invited me to come and meet this new addition to their family… a beautiful baby boy!  I had been warned that little Rory had a good set of lungs on him and wasn’t afraid to use them if the mood took him, but to me it’s just as important to capture photographs of a newborn baby crying as it is to try to coax a smile from them.  These fleeting moments are all memories in the making.  Besides, bar one brief grizzle Rory was as good as gold for his first photo shoot and gorgeous to boot!

As a photographer it’s so lovely to follow a couple’s journey together in this way and I feel truly honoured to have been asked to capture this special moment in time for the happy couple and their first child.

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Captured on Kodak Portra Film

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I first visited Islay in January 2012 with my young man on a sort of whisky/photography pilgrimage. There is something very special about this island. It’s a real effort to get there and perhaps that’s part of it, but even on the bleakest of winter days something about the landscape captivates you. There was an inevitable blog post a few months later which, through the power of google, led Lynn to contact me about photographing her wedding there in June last year.

Reading Lynn’s first email, I had a really good feeling about the whole thing. Her kindness shone threw her words and I was so excited to be invited to capture her wedding day! At the time Lynn told me her mother was fighting cancer and how much strength the family was drawing from having such a happy occasion to look forward to. Tragically Lynn lost her mother later that year, but she certainly made her proud that day in Islay. Lynn & Kyle’s wedding was brimming with love and laughter and their family and friends could not have been more warm and welcoming to us. This was an authentic Scottish wedding with real traditions and values at the heart of the day… an absolute joy and privilege to photograph.

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It was wonderful to see Lynn & Kyle’s beautiful scottish wedding featured on Style Me Pretty a couple of weeks ago…

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Captured on a combination of Digital & Kodak Portra Film.

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travel photographer california

It’s almost a year since this fleeting visit to Yosemite National Park and the fact that I’m only sharing these photographs now is good indicator of how much work I have behind the scenes just waiting to see the light of day.  All in good time!

The drive from San Francisco to Yosemite is a good one; the landscape twists and turns and climbs until it bears absolutely no resemblance to the coastal city you left behind just a few hours earlier. As you draw closer to the National Park the road demands all your concentration as it slides along precipices and hides in tunnels of tall trees.  It was very sad to see so much fire damage in what should have been a lush and thriving environment.  Happily the majority of the National Park itself seemed to have survived the worst of the fires relatively unscathed.

With just a couple of days to explore, we had only a brief glimpse of this dramatic place and I have just a handful of photographs to show for the visit.  However, like so many places in the States it gets under your skin.  Thanks to Hollywood you feel like you’ve been there before and there’s an intoxicating “wild-west” romance about the whole place.  One minute you’re Ansel Adams, the next you’re John Wayne and all the while you have one eye on the look out for hungry bears!

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Captured on Fuji Pro Film |  Order Prints Here

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I love photographing engagements in London, but being a northern girl at heart it is great to have the opportunity to explore a city a little closer to home in engagement shoots too.  When shooting in Manchester’s northern quarter, there are moments when you feel as though you could be wandering the streets of Lower East Side New York.  The tall red brick buildings and the rusty fire escapes give this area a very particular character, which makes for great backdrops in a shoot like this one with Natalie & Darren.

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Captured on Kodak Portra Film