It’s hard to know what to wear to a wedding sometimes

http://bit.ly/fTxb0fWe all sympathise, Dave, we really do. Lounge suit? Tails? My belief is that the guests should really pull out all the stops to look as glamorous as possible. It’s more fun that way, and it honours the bride. White is a no no. Chartreuse suggests envy. Black… what are you in mourning or something? […]

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The All White Test

You just can’t let someone down on their wedding day, even though it had snowed a foot in less than an hour and I couldn’t see more than 5 metres in front of me. I was on the A3 at the time in a front wheel drive car that doesn’t approve of snow and generally […]

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Midsummer Nights Dream chic

Apparently woodland themed ethereal weddings are in fashion this year. But why not create your forest indoors? Florist Jamie Aston tells Conde Nast Brides that ‘real birch trees decorated with crystal droplets and placed throughout the venue creates a striking effect.’ A creative bride could create a forest within a room, perhaps somewhere in central […]

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Bianca and Stephane engagement shoot

A gorgeous Autumnal engagement shoot with delightful couple Bianca and Stephane. These two were looking for hand details that they could use on invitations, and they both love black and white. They also wanted to photograph Bianca’s engagement ring, which is an unusual Christian Dior bow with diamonds on it. We had a bit of […]

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Wild Dance

I like to keep space for personal work so as to keep my creativity fresh. Last week I photographed ┬áthis extraordinary contemporary dancer who is like a wild creature. It was electrifying just to be in the room with her as she created her unique improvised dance routines. In the images below I wanted to […]

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Accreditation by the prestigious reportage photographers’ international guild, the AG/WPJA

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve just been invited to join the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists, an international accreditation body which invites (in my view) only the finest and most creative of reportage photographers to join their ranks.http://www.agwpja.comI believe that as it becomes increasingly common for anyone with a big camera to announce that […]

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The power of stills photography

It’s amazing how a photograph can have the power to take you back to a time and a feeling. This photo of Natalie and Eoin Gillen getting married still makes me come over all sentimental. It’s partly because they look so happy and there is such a sense of momentum and romance about it. Natalie […]

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The Vintage Cherish the Dress Shoot

Just back from a gorgeous shoot in Bury on the old Lancashire Railway line there, doing a Cherish the Dress shoot of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, aka Chloe and Jenny in their stunning wedding dresses. Cherish the Dress is a fashion and beauty shoot which gives you the chance to show off your dress […]

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a wedding designer to watch

Just back from a Vintage Cherish the Dress shoot (more on that later) but I wanted to flag up Kathryn Hanson, an up and coming bespoke bridal dress designer. She designed all the dresses for the shoot and I think she has got real flair. www.kathrynhanson.co.ukHere’s one of my photographs from the shoot, showing Kathryn’s […]

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honeymoon inspiration

I am fortunate enough to work as a travel writer for many publications including Harper’s Bazaar, The Observer and The Telegraph I have had the luck to travel all over the world and work with many of the top travel companies. Of course, when you are working for the press you get special treatment so […]

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