The Number One Tip For Taking Better Photographs of Your Children

A young boy throws a ball into the air in the garden

  Anyone who has spent a significant amount of time in the company of young children will know that, once they have found a behaviour they enjoy, they’ll tend to repeat it over and over again. There’s a well-established theory from behavioural psychology which describes the idea of Schemas.  These are categories of repetitive behaviour that […]


A girl jumps on the sofa while a boy lies quietly face down on the floor

Sometimes I rather think that I’ve misnamed this business. I’m starting to wonder whether it should be called “Bedlam Photography”. Here’s something that you really don’t get in a photography studio: an authentic moment captured in a photograph. The girl is jumping on the sofa while the boy is calming from a mini-tantrum on the […]

Wedding Preparations

Wedding at the Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard in London

Why This Photo Matters I’ve always loved photographs where several things are happening at the same time. This adds a sense of motion to an image that is difficult to convey otherwise. Here’s a photo of wedding preparations happening at the Shangri-La hotel in The Shard in London. The bride is having make-up applied near […]

Dolls’ Shoe


3 Years 6 Months The previous Christmas we had sourced a magnificent Dolls’ House (plus mini-people) for our lad, cleverly thinking that we could encourage his imaginative play (as if we needed to do that). Inevitably, the house hasn’t had a lot of attention so far but when I did leave a pair of these […]



2 Years 0 Months Before he was aged around two-and-a-half, my son was unable to really communicate what his intention was in his creations. Most of the time I could only guess. I think that this one is pretty clear, however. The toy camel is from his nativity set and it is sitting on top […]

Musical Drawers


2 Years 0 Months The kitchen cupboard handles became home to a wide variety of toys as my son experimented with his “art”, particularly around this period of his life. This time it was a set of toddler-style musical instruments that were given the balancing treatment.

London Wedding At Southwark Cathedral, Dalston Roost and Shangri La Hotel (The Shard)

Bridesmaid Shows Off Her Dress at Shangri La Hotel, The Shard, L

Three Amazing Venues for Carolyn and Angus’s Wedding “We’re not big on posed photos and the reception is at a funky old pub that’s been converted to a photo studio/film set.” Any documentary photographer would jump at the chance of shooting a wedding on hearing those words. So from my first very email exchange with […]