Lifestyle Posts

Florence {part II}

July 17th, 2014

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Florence {part I}

July 2nd, 2014

Last week I got creative again – and it felt good. I really enjoy shooting property, but sometimes you just need to mix with people! A big thanks to Flo for modelling and Tanya Appleton for hair and make-up. It was a good day!

If you’d like to book Flo or Tanya for a shoot, Flo can be emailed at:
and Tanya can be found on Twitter

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Pimp up your Prom !

July 2nd, 2012

What could be better than getting pampered, and then having a photoshoot ? Last month saw the launch of ‘Pimp up your Prom’. We even made it into the Lancashire Evening Post ! The shoot means that girls can have a fashion shoot in their prom dress and pimp it up with their favourite accessories.

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£50 portrait sessions throughout March

February 29th, 2012

As a cold and miserable February draws to a close, March is set to welcome spring and hopefully some warmer, brighter weather! There is no better time to head outdoors and indulge yourself in a location portrait shoot. Whether it be at the seaside, your local park or up in the hills (I don’t mind a good walk!), get wrapped up and prepare yourself for some fun.

For the month of March, photoshoots will be £50 per session including a 12 x 8″ print of your choice from the shoot.

Call or email now to book your session: 07583 230648 /

*Includes 2 people max. Additional people can be added for £15 each. Travel within 30 miles of Warrington is included, anything outside of this area will be charged at 40 pence per mile.

February is love month of love…..

February 17th, 2012

Taking a walk in the crisp morning air…….

Cuddling up close to keep warm…….

Chasing each other through fields…..

Giving piggy backs and acting the fool…..

Snuggling up close, just because you can….

However you act with the one you love, don’t forget that my Valentine’s offer is still available.

Your favourite images from the shoot will be edited to the highest standard, and presented to you on a disc for you to keep.

February is the month of love ♥

December family photoshoot

February 1st, 2012

….one very cold day (28th Dec 2011 to be exact), I headed over to Smithills Country Park for a family shoot with Ann, Alan, Elliot and Oliver.

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Heidi and Mark {Christmas lifestyle shoot}

January 5th, 2012

About a week before Christmas, I met up with Heidi and Mark to do a lifestyle shoot. It was freeeeeeezing – but these guys just kept on smiling right to the end!

Last year, I exhibited at a Bridal Fayre in Didsbury, and for the Read more »

…..catch you on the flipside {Part II}

December 30th, 2011

Following on from ‘Part I’ of my 2011 round up, here are some more highlights of my year……

As part of my training this year, I attended a course run by music photographer Tom Barnes. I feel like some courses are slightly sugar coated, and very ‘Team America’, and although you leave feeling exhilerated and ready to take on the world – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing – sometimes you just want to hear ‘the truth’. Tom’s course was refreshing because it felt truthful. There was no sugar coating, and he wasn’t Read more »

…..catch you on the flipside. {Part I}

December 20th, 2011

As the countdown took place and the chimes of Big Ben kicked in, I had no idea what 2011 would hold for me. Ian and I had done our New Year tradition of going to our favourite Cantonese restaurant. (So popular in fact, that when we call to place an order, we don’t even need to give our name. I can’t decide if that’s good or bad)?! We sat and ate, while re-evaluating the previous year, and looked forward to the next. Making plans, and hoping we could make at least a few dreams come true…..

As a photographer, I need to market myself, continually promote myself and really put myself out there – which can be hard. ……and I knew that marketing myself would be my biggest obstacle. Jasmine Star describes herself as one step beyond a wall flower, she says she’s the ‘wall flower gardener’, and I can really relate to that. Whenever the word ‘networking’ crops up, I actually just want a hole in the ground to appear and then swallow me up. Whole. So when the first Manchester ‘Tweetup’ was arranged in March, I cringed. Even though I knew there would be a few people there who I had briefly met before, or chatted to through social networking, I still broke out into a cold sweat; but as I knew it would probably be good for me and my business, I called my friend Chrissy, and we arranged to go together.

…..and since that first ‘Tweetup’, I can honestly say I’ve met and worked with some really amazing people. In particular is Catherine Hughes of Ivy Clara Make-up and Styling. Not only did I meet a brilliant make-up artist, but she’s become a really good friend as well. I’ve worked with Catherine on a number of projects, and I know there will be many more to come!

From MUA’s to venue stylists, florists, bridal shops and wedding dress designers, I never dreamed at the beginning of the year, that I would be so lucky to work with so many top suppliers to the wedding industry. I’ve had the chance to work on some brilliant projects, and I don’t feel as ‘alone’ as I did at the beginning of the year. I was part of a big shoot back in November at Heaton House Farm, and seeing so many people come together to make it all possible, was one of the best feelings ever…..and at the end of the shoot I just wanted to run round and high five everyone!

Continually learning and progressing my skills, whether self study or going on courses is also something that I need to do on a regular basis. I’ve done a number of courses this year, but I think my favourite by far was a course I attended by Orange County wedding photographer Jessica Claire. Wow! It was so refreshing to hear how things are done ‘over the pond’. I’ve been a fan of Jessica’s work a for while now and to actually get to meet her and hear all about how she built her business was so interesting and really insightful. At the end of the day however, a fellow student asked me to take a photo of him with Jessica, and at that moment, it was like all my basic photography skills shut down! Composition, and even pressing buttons just went out of the window! I was taking a photo of Jessica Claire, this amazing photographer and I just went to pieces!!! I was completely in awe of her!

2011 was a pretty big year for me, and I still have more that I want to cover, so I’ll post Part II in a couple of days…..

…..but for now, I hope everyone is starting to wind down for Christmas 🙂


Christmas Photoshoot Offer…….

October 12th, 2011

Wrapping up warm, running through fallen leaves, and snuggling up on Autumn walks. A chill in the air and frost due on the ground. Dew glistening on spiders webs and feeding ducks on a cold day. I love this time of year…..!

A smile, a glance, a laugh. All caught on camera…..couples, families, singles! Ideal for everyone!

On the run up to Christmas this could be a unique, personal gift…..

To book a session, either for yourself or someone you love please contact me: or 07583 230648