Measured Mayhem in Cheshire – A Documentary Family Portrait

A toddler escaping from home during a Cheshire family photography session

“Family means love, happy, support and lots of fun.”

Toddler Lucy recently got up to all sorts of trouble while on a home-based documentary family session. With a tape measure, a potty and the keys to the back door at hand, she created all sorts of mayhem while her mum was trying to look after her baby sister Rosie. I think the photographs show hard it is to parent two young children simultaneously. [ ... Read More from this story ]

Moments of Quiet Connection: A Morning of Family Portraits in Sandbach, Cheshire

Mother and daughter look at each other while pressing their fingers to their lips

Last summer I had the privilege of photographing three members of the Spencer family on a sunny morning at home in Sandbach in Cheshire.

“Family means everything to me and we love spending time together. Family means making happy memories and a happy and bright future for the kids.”
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Winsford Family Photograpy: When Family Portraits Matter More Than Most

A mother hugs her daughter on her birthday

The Hull family have an obvious reason to value family photography more highly than most of us:

“Connor’s death has taught us how precious life is and to cherish those childhood memories that one day we might treasure forever.” [ ... Read More from this story ]

Catrin and David’s Rhayader Wedding and Reception at Broneirion

The bride smiling on the morning of her wedding

Last April, I photographed Catrin and David’s mid-Wales wedding at the small Catholic church in Rhayader, followed by their big reception for extended family and friends at the beautiful country location of Broneirion in Llandinam. This was my kind of wedding – Catrin and David really understood the value of documentary wedding photography, and it [ ... Read More from this story ]

When is a Portrait Not a Portrait? : When it’s a Documentary Portrait

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So, you’re thinking of hiring a documentary wedding photographer because you prefer natural photographs over posed ones, and you also feel uncomfortable about the idea of a formal photo shoot. But you’d like a nice photograph of the two of you (and your children if you have any) together. I have the perfect solution for [ ... Read More from this story ]

Bedlam!

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 [ ... Read More from this story ]

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 [ ... Read More from this story ]