Focus on Imaging 2012 – my top 5 things to do there

Next Monday I am planning to go to the NEC, Birmingham, to Focus on Imaging 2012.  This is a huge photographic industry show with just about every major manufacturer there with all their latest toys to show off and plenty of opportunity to spend your money on new goodies.  I have to make a list […]

Committed to Equality

I recently went on a training course with Committed to Equality to learn more about disability and how to work with the disabled as my clients.  The course was really informative and helped to show me ways to approach people with a disability in a friendly manner and provide the best possible service I can. […]

Wedding Photography season!

January and February may be cold and frosty but there are the peak months for couples to arrange their wedding photography.  There is so much choice that it can be hard to make a decision.  I recommend looking around at several photographers and visit at least three before making any final decisions.  Remember that after […]

Butterflies – a fashion collaboration

It is not everyday that I get the chance to be involved in the production process of the clothes that I will photograph but one student at Derby University has asked me to do just that. Hannah has an old family collection of mounted butterflies that is well over 50 years old and she wants […]

Commercial photography – offices and workplaces

As well as photographing weddings, portraits and models I also work in the commercial sector providing services directly to businesses who want to present themselves in a new way.  At this time of difficult trading it is even more important to update your business image and I always aim to give my clients a new […]

Weddings at Kedleston Hall with Ewan Mathers

I am very happy to announce that I am now featured in the wedding brochure for the National Trust at Kedleston Hall.  I have a lovely full page advert in the centrefold spread of the brochure and this will eventually be online at the National Trust’s website.  Every couple who enquires about getting married at […]


Last October Holly Booth and I created an event to raise money for BBC Children in Need.  The idea was to photograph 24 models in 24 hours at 24 different locations across Derby, and using all local models, designers and make-up artists.  The day was great fun and the resulting book is available to buy […]

Outdoor Wedding Venue at Morley Hayes

The last wedding I covered was at the Morley Hayes Golf Club and was their very first one outside!  They had only just got the licence to hold ceremonies in one of their wedding gardens under the cover of their domed stone gazebo.  Luckily the weather held and the Registrar said yes to the ceremony […]

Warehouse made to look cool

Last week I went along to a local warehouse with Mark Wilde of Pepperhed Creative with the brief being to make a big space full of cardboard boxes look cool!  Outside it was raining heavily when we arrived so the outdoor shots had to wait a while.  Inside I set up studio lights and using […]

Derby Silk Mill – Shaping the Vision Event

A few weeks back I went along to the Derby Silk Mill for their, ‘Shaping the Vision Event’, and spent a weekend photographing the vent and getting to know more about the future plans for the Silk Mill.  It is a wonderful space that will, hopefully, be used in a variety of ways in the […]