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    Welcome to my blog about all things in my photography bubble, plus the odd bit about who this 'girl behind the camera is'...

    I'm an international fine art wedding & lifestyle photographer, based in the Midlands.
    I have a massive passion for photographing you & your memories in the most sensitive way possible. I capture true moments on location, by creating a fun experience & keeping 'natural memories' in mind... I love to hear your thoughts so feel free to drop me a line :)

{Lifestyle} My Brother’s Bird of Prey Experience!

This one’s a little different!

When my brother’s girlfriend bought him a Bird of Prey experience day at The Falconry Centre, Hagley last year, he asked if I could join them as his ‘official photographer’ to capture it all for him! The variety of birds that James got to hold during the day was so impressive, from the tiny kestrel at the start, right up to a golden eagle at the end. We spent part of the day in a local woodland where the falconer released a Harris Hawk into the trees – the hawk followed us as we walked, swooping through all the branches from tree to tree. We ended up at the bottom of a hill that the falconer walked up with the bird, whilst James stood at the bottom holding some food in his (gloved) hand – soon enough the hawk hopped off the falconer’s hand at the top and slid all the way down the slope, just a couple of inches from the ground the whole time, and finally up onto the food in James’ hand! It was incredible to see and I don’t know how James managed to stay rooted – I’m sure my instincts would have told me to flee…!

If you’re a fan of birds, I really recommend you give this day a go! The falconer was so informative, full of jokes (!) and made the whole day enjoyable even for the spectators. The birds of course stole the show & I thoroughly enjoyed chasing them around with my camera for the day (obviously with my shutter speeds cranked up much higher than normal…!). Big shout out to James for taking me along for the day, I think his girlfriend should get some big ‘GF Points’ for this one!!

Here’s just a small slice of the many many many photos I took of the day…

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(Here’s a short promo video from The Falconry Centre‘s website when TV presenter Selina Scott visited…)

{Pre wedding} Amy & Darren

As it’s snowing outside my window, it’s hard to remember how hot it was during this summer’s day back in July last year, and how the shade was very much our friend!

Amy & I were old school friends right from our nursery days, so it was extra special to be shooting this and their wedding for her and Darren…

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{Pre-Wedding} Carrie & Karl

I really enjoyed working for Carrie & Karl last year; they are a lot of fun to be around and I don’t think it’s possible to work with someone who is more organised than Carrie!! Here’s their pre-wedding shoot that we did in the final weeks leading up to their fabulous wedding in Crete – another ‘pinch me’ moment of 2014! I’ll be blogging that one soon, along with their Rock the Frock & wedding party back in the UK. I hope you enjoy the first instalment of my biggest body of work from last year…

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{Wedding} Lucy & Steve

Lucy and Steve are such a lovely couple and their infectious (non-stop) smiles throughout their wedding day kept me grinning constantly!

They were married at Lansdowne Methodist Church in Great Malvern, Worcestershire, which was followed by a brilliant surprise guard of honour (see below)! Cupcakes and tea were then served at the church before buses arrived to take the guests onwards to the reception.

The reception was held at the very beautiful Homme House in Much Marcle, Herefordshire. There were so many fantastic photo opportunities here in the grounds, including a brilliant summer house within a walled garden. The interior of the house is just as beautiful too. I’d also like to thank the staff there for being extremely helpful whilst working alongside them. I really recommend that you have a look around if you’re getting married.

I think it’s obvious to say that I enjoyed being a part of Lucy & Steve’s day, and would like to wish them continued happiness together in all the years to come!

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{Newborn} Baby Eliza

I was so excited to meet the yummy little Eliza, who is the latest addition to this lovely family that I had the privilege of meeting in 2013 for their Mum & Dad’s wedding. As you will see, they really do make lovely babies!

This shoot involved the whole family and one of their zany friends – look out for the wannabe “Where’s Wally” in the photos below (I’m allowed to say that, she’s also one of my friends) haha!

Enjoy…

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