Charlie's Baptisim

I was recently booked to photograph little Charlie's Baptism, which took place in Barnwood, Gloucester. The vicar had requested that no photographs be taken during the service, so I had agreed with Charlie's family that I would arrive at the end of the service. After a few photos inside the Church, we went outside and did a few more family pictures. The reception was just around the corner and I had about half an hour there to take some more natural, candid photos.

If you would like to book me to photograph your celebration then please get in touch using my contact page or send an email to Alternatively, give me a call on 07983 465414.  I'd love to hear from you! Thanks. 

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Happy 100th Birthday!!

What a treat to photograph this inspirational woman's birthday, and not just any birthday, but her 100th!! This was my first 100th birthday shoot but it has been by far one of my favourites. Vera was an absolute gem and my goodness, she looked amazing. She was surrounded by her close family members including grand children and great grand children who all doted on their beloved grandmother. After some more formal family group photographs in the grounds of the care home, we headed back upstairs to Vera's room where bubbles were popped and cards were opened. 

If you or a family member has a birthday to celebrate and would like some professional photographs, then please get in touch using my contact page or send an email to Alternatively, give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you!

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Sarah's 40th!

This fabulous bunch of ladies had booked a cottage in Cowley to celebrate their friend, Sarah's, 40th birthday. It was actually the second time I had met some of them - two years ago I photographed another of their 40th's at The Greenway Hotel in Cheltenham and they had loved the photos so much that they didn't think twice about booking me again.

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! Thanks.

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Claire's Surprise Celebration!

A few weeks ago I headed down to Cirencester to photograph a birthday surprise for Claire Young. Her husband, Jon, had booked me off the back of a park shoot we did in July. The photos from that photo shoot were a present for Claire for her birthday.

We headed to the Amphitheatre and spent the 60 minute shoot playing games, dodging the rain and generally having lots of fun!

If you have a party coming up that you would like professionally photographed then I'd love to hear from you! Please get in touch using the form on my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. Thanks!

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Ricky's 60th Birthday Bash!

Last Friday evening I was at Ellenborough Park to photograph a 60th birthday party. I had been booked for two hours by Ricky's wife, Jane, and it had been a bit of an after thought on her part: she only rang me up two days before! 

It was a brilliant bash. Guests congregated outside on the lawn before moving inside. No formal shots were required as such, so it was just reportage photography the whole night. This is my favoured style as the event is captured so much more naturally. 

After an hour of mingling came the food which was followed by speeches, which overran. I stayed on till they finished though, and didn't charge, which Jane was very grateful for. 

If you have a party or other celebration that you would like photographed then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. All digital files are included in the price of the shoot. I'd love to hear from you!

Immy's Leaving Party

I was recently asked to photograph a leaving party for Immy and her little sister. They are moving abroad with their Mum and Dad and held an amazing farewell party, which her whole class was invited to! It was girls only though, there wasn't a boy in sight!!

The party was brilliant. The entertainer they hired did a great job at keeping all the girls on the toes. They played games, danced, limboed and sucked on shoe laces to create lots of lovely memories that the girls can take with them.  

If you have something similar planned and would like to have it professionally photographed then please do get in touch. Either fill out a form on my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! 

A Golden Couple!

Last weekend was another incredibly busy one, with back to back photo shoots all day and a wedding on the Sunday.  

This two hour coverage of Paul and Hilary's Golden Wedding anniversary at The Royal Oak in Prestbury was my third shoot from Saturday. It was a lovely celebration too. They were married 50 years ago on the very same day that England won the 1966 World Cup! Their daughter had even managed to get a signed card by Sir Geoff Hurst!

Reuben's Naming Ceremony

Last Sunday was jam packed with six photo shoots, this was my third of the day. It was a short drive up to Evesham to the Wood Norton Hotel, which made a splendid backdrop for little Reuben's outdoor naming ceremony.

The ceremony itself was very touching, with readings from close family members and a saxophone recital at the end by Reuben's Aunt. I had been booked by Madeline, (Reuben's Mummy) for an hour's coverage, giving me a chance to snap some informal photos prior to the start of the ceremony and a few group shots and individual portraits afterwards, before everyone went inside for afternoon tea.

If you have a celebration that you would like professionally photographed then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. My rates are flexible depending on budget. All digital files included.


Ava's Christening

On Saturday I had the absolute pleasure of photographing gorgeous Ava's christening and 1st birthday party.

The 1.30pm christening was held at St Mary and Corpus Christi, Down Hatherley and was followed by a drinks reception at the the very elegant No. 38 The Park. 

Ava's parents had put on a coach to take everyone to the Church, which has sentimental meaning to them having been married in it themselves. It was a warming ceremony, although Ava wasn't too keen on having the water poured over her forehead!

After a few family photos outside the Church, the drinks reception followed. No flash was used at any point, despite the low light levels towards the end of the evening. Wherever possible I always prefer to work with natural light. The photos always come across with so much more depth and warmth. 

I hope you like the photos. There were 324 in the final collection that Ava's parents received. If you are thinking about doing something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. All files are included and there are no copyright restrictions, so you are free to make copies and print as you wish.

Barnaby's Baptism

On Sunday I had the pleasure of photographing baby Barnaby's baptism at St Michael and All Angels Church in Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire. 

The ceremony was very touching. The beautiful church, which dates back to the 1300's and is located on the edge of a promontory, reached by means of a long footpath across a field, was filled with the laughter of lots of tiny people and their Mummies and Daddies. It was a pleasure to capture this most special of occasions for them. 

The ceremony was followed by a small buffet and drinks reception in the village hall in Brimpsfield. James and Amy, Banaby's parents, made a small toast at the end.

Alila's Naming Ceremony

Alila is a beautiful little girl who I have photographed on a few occasions now. 

Helen, Alila's Mummy, wanted to celebrate the birth of her daughter in a non-religious ceremony. It's a lovely idea, which is becoming more and more popular.

I was very excited when Helen asked me to come along to capture the special day. It was my first naming ceremony but in a way it was very similar to the many weddings that I photograph, (check out for all my wedding work). My approach to weddings is very simple. I'm very discreet and subtle. I document events gently from the background. Many people are hardly aware that I'm there, as I tend to pick out unusual spots and angles. The results are very natural , very unassuming photographs that capture tender and real moments. 

I arrived in time to capture the build up prior to the ceremony, the ceremony itself, and a little bit of the fun after too, (including the hog roast, which I was lucky enough to sample!) 

Britain's Got Talent!

I was recently approached by The Cotswold Children's Party Company about becoming their official party photographer. I met with the lovely Danielle, the brains behind it, and was soon on board. Only a few days later, I got the nod there might be the opportunity to head over to Chipping Campden to photograph a 9th birthday party. 

It was another super sunny Saturday morning as I drove across the rolling Cotswold countryside. Just over an hour later and I pulled up outside The Chequers, an idyllic looking pub with a great interior to match.

It was a fairy theme for the two hour party and Danielle and her team were up to their elbows in woodland moss, toadstools, enchanted books and fairy characters when I arrived. 

At 11am, Lexi and 5 of her friends arrived, all very excited and bursting with excitement. They were the cutest little fairies, such a delight to photograph. And what a surprise I got when Lexi's Mum turned out to be star of Britain's Got Talent, Amanda Holden. 

Sharky and George provided the entertainment, which was a fabulous and fun packed programme of craft, chocolate making, fairy painting, silly games and jokes. After two hours of non stop action, the girls were ready to sit down for their fairy themed banquet. 

It was a wonderful afternoon spent in the company of lovely people.