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A Spring Wedding at The Belfry Hotel

A spring wedding at The Belfry Hotel, just, the perfect location! Eespite the poor weather leading up to the wedding day, the sun came out and shone, at what appeared to be, its most glorious!  This was a special day for Shane and Georgia and a wonderful day for family and friends.

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Swallows Nest Barn Wedding

Tom and Ewa had a Swallows Nest Barn wedding in the summer of this year. Coming out of months of lockdown this was the ideal venue.  A rustic barn with exposed beams and good ventilation held the civil ceremony and wedding breakfast.  Adjacent to this, there is an attractive, south-facing walled courtyard, with mature olive trees scattered about, which gave the guests a great backdrop to talk and interact.

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Newborn Photoshoot – Little Theo

The Newborn photoshoot for little Theo took place early in the year, just before the original lockdown for Covid-19.  After what was a traumatic introduction into the world little Theo was warmly welcomed into the family!

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Male Portraits – Shaun Lakha

Shooting male portraits requires a different approach to shooting women.  Shaun and I had a great time shooting this session in the studio a few months ago and captured some great images. Although the lighting setups are almost identical there are key posing rules to remember that make male portraits visually pop and impress.  I detail a few of these male posing tips here in this post.

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A Spring Wedding at the New Cobden Hotel – Robert and Jackie

A spring wedding in April for Robert and Jackie came together wonderfully despite it being a month of showers and gales. 

My day began capturing the groom’s arrival at the Kingdom Hall along with his greeting guests and family.  Whatever warmth was lacking as regards the climate there was none missing among the happy smiles and meaningful  hugs! 

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Holte School – IPeace and Unicef Films

Holte School asked me to shoot an informative film detailing their IPeace restorative process.   IPeace is a program developed by Dr Hilary Cremin who is a Senior Lecturer at Cambridge University, researching and teaching peace education and conflict resolution among pupils in schools.  Her book Positive Peace in schools includes references to Holte School and it’s successes, adopting the IPeace program. 

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Pre-Wedding Shoot at Alrewas Hayes Estrianna and Liam

I really enjoy pre-wedding shoots!  Here are the images for Liam and Estrianna at their reception venue, the wonderful Alrewas Hayes.  We had a great time meeting up and walking the location in preparation for their wedding day in the summer.  This modern, romantic venue in the country will contribute well to a memorable experience for them both.  Afterall there is so much to like here. 

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Anniversary Shoot in Digbeth, Birmingham – Shakiel and Hannah

This anniversary shoot for Shakiel and Hannah was for their second year. Two years have absolutely flown by and it was good to have both Shakiel and Hannah in front of the camera again.  It was not as cold as on their wedding day, but we were all prepared just in case!  In the end, it was fine.  They both did their thing, which was great, especially in light of some challenges. 

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Couple Shoot Mailbox Birmingham | Abigail and Oscar

Couple Shoot Mailbox BIrmingham – The couple shoot for Abigail and Oscar took place early March on a wet, miserable Saturday afternoon.  Having set the date for their wedding later in the year, Abigail and Oscar were looking for images to commemorate their engagement.   Both had chosen canals and bridges as their preferred backdrop and as Birmingham is central for us, we thought the Mailbox and Brindley Place were ideal

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Macdonalds Ansty Hall Winter Wedding | Rob and Lisa

Ansty Hall Hotel which belongs to the Macdonalds chain of hotels, was the perfect setting for this winter wedding. Rob and Lisa had chosen well and all were excitedly looking forward to how the hotel setting would fare with the snow fall that day. We were not disappointed! With the vows taking place not far away,

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City Wedding Birmingham | Dauntley and Simone

A City Wedding Birmingham for Dauntley and Simone. I have known them both for many years and this was a real privilege to shoot. The wedding vows were taken at the Birmingham Register Office and due to the weather, a quick trip to the Peace Gardens in Lee Bank, then, Handsworth Park.

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A Ragley Hall Indian Wedding | Sunny and Manisha

Sunny and Manisha had an Indian Wedding at Ragley Hall. It was a fantastic day at the brilliant 17th century mansion in Alcester.  I had never shot here before and had never shot an Indian Wedding either, so I was really looking forward to the whole experience! I was not disappointed! 

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Sutton Park Family Lifestyle Session | The Halls | This is Family

In December I shot the Hall’s ‘this is FAMILY’ lifestyle session in Sutton Park. It was great fun. Wall art for their landing at home was what they wanted, and we had more than a few candidates by the end of the shoot.
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We feared the weather was going to be miserable, but it actually, was quite mild. We entered the park through the south entrance, Banners Gate and straight away loved the scenic elements.

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Roy and Donna – A Simple Wedding

In the middle of August, for me, the best month for a wedding, Roy and Donna had a really nice, small simple wedding. This was a wonderful gathering of family and friends, excited to witness the bride and groom taking their vows.

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Nathanael and Shanice’s Winter Wedding

A wonderful winter wedding for Nathanael and Shanice in Birmingham! In fact, this was a West Midlands special with the activities covering a fair distance.

The Vows – Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Bacchus Road, Winson Green
Photographs – Priory Park, Dudley
Wedding Breakfast and Evening Reception – The Village Hall, Worsbury

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Family Lifestyle Session – Cheshire

After a few weeks sorting out my new website I am ready to start afreshr!
In June I attended the A-Z of Photography and Business Training course run by Aspire. It was a real help to shaping the way I see my business and making good use of various streams. Many thanks to the team there, the guidance received, was really valuable.

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