Sarra’s contemporary portrait shoot; a sneak preview

So what is contemporary portraiture? It is a bespoke service that aims to capture women as their true selves, only on an exceptionally fabulous, slim, beautiful day. For some women it’s a useful way to get a good Linked-In portrait, for others it veers more towards boudoir for their husbands delectation. It can be alluring, […]

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Holly and Tom got engaged!

Loved photographing the brilliant Holly and Tom at the Barbican. Holly works in the NHS, and Tom is a doctor specialising in anaesthesia and trauma injuries. So, both courageous people then! They met at Oxford, and have been together ever since. Now they live in Islington, just down the road from me.It poured with rain but […]

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Katy and Phil and the Waterfall

It began inauspiciously. The morning of Katy and Phil’s shoot saw a proper English rain shower. We talked about whether to postpone, but finding a new date was going to be hard. Yr.no my favourite weather prediction service, promised clear skies from 3pm and sure enough at exactly the moment we arrived at Virginia Waters, the […]

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The Wedding at the Savoy

 A little while ago I was invited to a real treat; a wedding at the Savoy Hotel. Olympus have created a new camera, the OM-D EM-1, to rival Nikon and Canon, and they wanted me to give it a whirl, along with 10 or so other leading photographers. It was such fun to hang out […]

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Dolphin

Wheee! Here I am!Squealings, smiling,I happy am! They arrive.Powerful, curving, archingPeerless predators flanking our boat. Back on my tail, come with me, come with us,we had some fish. Wheee!Curving through the water, swish,Come with meee. Let’s have fun!Hello, you, I love you, kiss!Bubbles, wash, swish,It’s easy! Hey! Hoooo! Rakatakataka! Preeep! Work hard, play hard, play and work at the same […]

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The Ten Commandments of Wedding Photography

Ten rules to run your wedding photography business by, and ten things to look out for when choosing a wedding photographer.  Let’s eradicate shoddy wedding photography!1. Thou shalt dress appropriately and treat every wedding thou photographeth as an important, special event. Thou shalt be ‘present’ emotionally at the wedding so that you can capture it […]

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Of love and books

 If you’ve been following my work for a while you will know that I love to photograph a wedding, and then create a book that beautifully reflects that story. I find the magic of a book, with all its tactile romance, to be the perfect way to evoke a wedding, and from an artist’s perspective […]

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A Secret Wedding in Richmond

Alexandra really wanted a cool, sixties style dress for her wedding but she knew that her relatives would prefer something more traditional. The compromise? A First Look photoshoot AND a secret wedding! I was privileged to witness both. Yassir and Alexandra are an adorable couple and I have no doubt that they will have a […]

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