Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Alice and Grace

This session was meant to be a surprise for Dad but the best laid plans....

As Dad now knows all about it and has seen the pictures, I can post them on here!

Lucy wanted the kids to be photographed in the great outdoors as they are an outdoors kind of a family. The most important thing in choosing a location is that the kids are comfortable so they can be relaxed and have fun.

Thanks to Lucy, Alice and Grace for a great fun session.

Charlie and Ted

Julia and Chris wanted me to capture Ted and Charlie just being themselves. As it was pouring with rain we stayed indoors in their beautiful house. The kids were very relaxed in their own environment and Mum and Dad kept them smiling throughout the session.

Thanks to Julia and Chris for your hospitality and for a fun time!

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Time Off

We had a couple of lovely days in the Lake District for Su's birthday.
The start of Christmas shopping and a chance for a few very picturesque walks with the dog and Su.

I love that Su can look gorgeous one minute for a posh meal and then is happy out and about in the hills in her scruffy dog walkers.

Happy Birthday Su, Love you loads.

I have to admit I didn't take this one - mostly 'cos I'm in it. Good photo Suzy!...

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Goodtrees Playgroup

I've been working at Goodtrees for a couple of years and have met many friends amongst the Mums and kids. I photographed 11 families in 2 hours and enjoyed every minute! Here are a few of my favourite photos from the day.


Wednesday, 5 November 2008

First session in Northumberland

Sam came along today with his Mum, Karen.

This was my first session in Alnwick (and my first session since May!)
Sam was great fun and seemed to enjoy himself with the balloons etc.

The new studio seemed to work well from a technical point of view too which I'm pretty pleased about.

Here are a few as a sneak preview - you'll see more next week Karen!


Friday, 24 October 2008

Another artistic venture....

I've created a new photographic blog. at

The aim is to create a photo diary of my daily trips to the beaches around my new home here in Northumberland. Nothing fancy, these are snaps taken of whatever takes my fancy that day on my wee compact camera.

Currently I'm enjoying uploading something different everyday.

I hope you have a look and I hope you enjoy it too.


Sunday, 5 October 2008

Louise & Joel

Louise and Joel were forced to change to The Howard after being let down by their first choice. The Howard is far from being a second choice though. This is a first class venue and the team put on a great day for Louise and Joel and their guests.

A Scottish-Canadian affair with some guests travelling a long way to share the day, the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly throughout. The Rose Street Quartet added to the ambience with music that was well suited to the historic venue.

My Thanks to Joel and Louise for their generosity and hospitality and to Irene for her help and enthusiasm with the family photos. I received a gift of some maple syrup from Canada which I had, fittingly, on my porridge this morning - excellent!

Have a great honeymoon and Best Wishes for the future


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Sunday, 21 September 2008

Kathrin & Bryan

Kathrin and Bryan's guests had travelled a long way to share their day. Most guests were from Canada and Germany; the ones that had travelled least had still come up from England. Everyone had enjoyed a few days in Edinburgh and I think the magnificent Borthwick Castle made quite an impression.

The local parish church is very historic too and the service was beautiful. With one reading in English and one in German it was lovely to see the two families meeting together.

Kathrin and Bryan honoured me with an invitation to join them for the wedding breakfast so I can offer first hand evidence of the quality of the service in the banqueting hall a
t Borthwick and it was delightful to meet their guests socially rather than through the camera lens!

Thanks to Kathrin and Bryan for your hospitality and generosity and all the best for your honeymoon and for the future. I hope these few pictures will keep memories of a great day fresh in your mind.


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