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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Eddie's Autumn Shoot

It's a feel good Friday blog with this happy fella!  It's not too long ago when I posted photos from a summer portrait session with Eddie.  You can see it here.  Now it's time for his autumn shoot.  Judging by the last shot we took on the day, I think we will be capturing a few first steps for his winter shoot!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013


An area of my commercial work I'm really excited about of late is photographing traditional makers and crafts.  Documenting artisans in their day to day life and work.  People who have a passion for creating amazing products, processes steeped in history.  Seeing these people at work just fills me with admiration and inspiration, there's a truth and honesty in everything they do.  This was one of those shoots.  A couple of weeks ago, I was commissioned by Appleton's of Ripon to take images for their new website.  They wanted me to document shop life, the staff, the customers, and those amazing products.  It was if I had stepped into the hub of Ripon.  The shop was filled with a constant stream of people.  Everyone was catching up on the week's news whilst buying the amazing produce - pies, hampers, cured meats & sausages to name a few.

I could wax lyrical about the place, but I'll let the pictures do the talking.  And if you ever get a chance to sample one of their pork pies, I'd highly recommend it!  Their new website has just been launched, you can check it out here.

A Proposal Under The Northern Lights!

One of my brides to be next year sent me an email with a photo attached last week.  Her and her fiance had travelled to see the Northern Lights on holiday.  She put the camera on a tripod for a long exposure image as the lights started to dance, and at this very moment this photo was taken, her fiance proposed!  What an amazing photo to have!

Friday, 8 November 2013


I've got that Friday feeling, and I thought this was the perfect blog to end the week.  The lovely Nicolette and her beautiful bump!

Blogger, tv presenter, photographer and crafter, she's a real inspiration.  Nic started her blog Archie & the Rug three years ago.  It's buzzing with posts on fashion, cooking & crafting.  A real go-to blog.  She's currently living in Paris with her partner Joe (returning to these West Yorkshire hills next year), and I've been really enjoying her posts with that amazing backdrop that can only be the French capital.  She's been chatting about her maternity on there over the past few months, so I was really excited when she booked me for her bump shoot on her latest visit back to the valley.  We started out at The Milk Bar, an American style 50's cafe bar in Hebden Bridge - love those baby blues and pinks.  Nic's sister India joined us for a couple of shots. Before heading to her house, we sheltered from the rain on the Hebden Bridge Picture House steps, the light there was perfect.

It was such a great couple of hours.  Christmas is going to be very merry as baby is due on Christmas Day! You can catch up with Nicolette's news and posts here.  All the best Nicolette & Joe, I can't wait to meet baby in the New Year! x