Apr 172016
Beautiful Eyes - Image of the Week

Baby Blue Eyes. Image of the week.   I don’t really need to say too much about this image, I think it speaks for itself. This baby girl has absolutely gorgeous blue eyes that just look straight at you. She also looks very cute wrapped up in her little red towel. The photograph was taken during a bridal prep shoot for a wedding I photographed. The little girl’s mum was one of the bridesmaids and

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Mar 212016
Family Portrait Photography in Halstead

Portrait Photography with Chris & Ashleigh. I was fortunate enough to first meet Chris and Ashleigh back in 2010 when I photographed their wedding at Gosfield Hall. I then met them again, a few years later, when I photographed Kiri and Andrews wedding at St Peter’s church in Braintree. Kiri is Ashleigh’s sister and had been a bridesmaid at her wedding. Thanks for the recommendation Ashleigh Actually talking of recommendations, both Ashleigh and Kiri had

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Feb 022016
Rob - One of my favourite Portraits.

Rob – One of my favourite Portraits. Most of the portraits on my website are portraits photographed in Essex, my home county. These reflect  a nice balance between studio portraits, location portraits and commercial portraits, all of which I enjoy equally. However as a portrait photographer it’s always nice to look and work further afield than my home or surrounding counties. Which is one of the reasons  shooting this portrait was particularly special. Why? Because

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Jan 252016
Location Portrait - why I love this photograph

Location Portrait – why I love this photograph. This portrait was taken on a warm summers evening shooting into the light / sun. This gives it a beautiful soft feel with a nice glow behind the model and the grass in the background. This is actually a very flattering light, particularly good for photographing women as it leaves the skin looking very smooth with little sign of any blemishes or wrinkles. The image was shot

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Dec 022015
Family Portrait Photography Braintree

Family Portrait Gift Vouchers. – The Christmas gift with a difference. From just £50 (usual price £65) Not sure what gift to give to friends or loved ones this Christmas – then why not give the gift that just goes on giving? A family portrait gift voucher. Not only will the recipients enjoy an amazing photographic experience either in the studio, their own home or a suitable outdoor location nearby but they will also receive

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Oct 242015
Family Event Photography

Baptism Celebration Party in Colchester. I get asked to photograph all sorts of family events, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, especially special birthdays such as 50th, 65th, 80th 100th, engagement parties and also christenings and baptisms etc. On this occasion I was asked to photograph an after baptism party at Firstsite in Colchester. They didn’t actually want me to attend the baptism itself but wanted lots of nice fun family shots afterwards. It was such a fantastic

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Sep 072015
The Magic of Black & White Portrait Photography

Black & White Portrait Photography in Halstead. I think there is something very special almost timeless about black and white photographs. Something which grabs your attention so as you just can’t stop looking. Sometimes, in a photographic portrait, colours can be quite distracting and can take the focus away from the subject. Black and white is somehow more gritty, stripped back, and allows you to show/see the true person as they really are. There is

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Aug 192015
Portrait Photography Essex

  Portrait Photography Essex.   When we think of a photographic portrait we tend to think of a formal head shot or perhaps a head and shoulders portrait taken in a studio. OK, maybe that’s a bit restrictive, perhaps nowadays we think a bit wider than that, maybe the photos are taken outside, maybe there’s a whole family and maybe people are jumping around having fun. However you can also have something a little bit

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Jul 282015
Portrait Photography & Wedding Guests

Beautiful Portrait Photography. I love to photograph people, whether they are formal portraits, family portraits or candid portraits at a wedding. There’s no doubt about it, many guests at weddings spend a long thinking about and planning what they are going to wear. Then on the day of the wedding they spend a long time and are very particular about getting ready, savouring every moment (well maybe not all but most do). The result is

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May 172015
 A Portrait shoot with the Cassandra and Edward at Paper Mill Lock

Portrait Photography at Paper Mill Lock Chelmsford. Just over a week ago I met up with Cassandra & Edward (Cassy & Ed) at Paper Mill Lock, Little Baddow near Chelmsford for a pre wedding portrait shoot. Paper Mill Lock is actually a stunning location, very picturesque, situated on the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation. There you find not only the lock itself but river cruises, moored boats and the delightful Old Stable Tearooms. I actually went

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Apr 262015
Family Fun Portrait Photography

Family portrait photography in Halstead   A quick peek at a recent family portrait session shot in the home studio in Gosfield. There were actually a total of 9 people and these are just a few shots of the two boys as they played. I will write a follow up post a few weeks by which time they should have chosen their images (it’s always interesting to see if their favourite images are the same

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Mar 112015
 Corporate portrait photography Halstead Essex

Portrait photography – Rev John Blore St Andrew’s Church Halstead.   I was recently asked to take some portrait photographs of the Rev John Blore who was retiring from his role at St Andrews Church in Halstead. I have known John for a number of years and in fact he has conducted a number of weddings at the church when I have been the photographer, he’s a really nice guy. John was not just retiring

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