Photography Posts

2014 {year in review}

January 9th, 2015

Crikey. So here we are, 9 days into 2015 already; I should probably make time to sit down and think about my goals for the next few months at some point.

As I sit here and reflect over the last year, I realise that 2014 was filled with shooting beautiful properties, meeting brave and amazing women and working with some lovely talented creative folk. I also had a photo of Olympic runner Helen Clitheroe, featured in Live Preston from a photoshoot we did back in 2013.

I met lots of new people through the wonderful world of video and I found myself undertaking a lot of freelance work. Filming medical conferences, tours of hospital departments and some courageous teens while they sea traversed, kayaked and built rafts were just a few of the projects Read more »

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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Boudoir Photography {Kate}

June 25th, 2014

Today I have a very special boudoir shoot to share with you. Earlier this year, Kate came to the end of a long period of surgery and wanted to mark it with something significant, so she booked in for a boudoir session. I know how personal a boudoir shoot can be, so I’m extremely grateful that she has allowed me to share some of her images. Kate also very kindly shared some of her thoughts with me about the shoot.

What made you decide to have a boudoir shoot?

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Good for the soul….

March 4th, 2014

Working from home has been giving me major cabin fever lately and the need to break out has been overwhelming. The need to be outdoors, connect with nature and to breathe in fresh air has been driving me crazy. Ian and I keep trying to plan a day off but then something crops up and it gets rescheduled – my sanity has been tested to the limits.

Last week we grabbed an afternoon and headed out into the great outdoors. We ate parsnip soup and drank coffee from a flask. I took photos of scarecrows and we watched people walking their dogs. We walked, we laughed and we discussed plans for the future. Will they happen? I don’t know. But we’ll try our hardest to make sure they do. It’s amazing what fresh air can do for the soul…

Happy Tuesday!

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….boudoir photography {Natalie}

February 10th, 2014

Natalie and I have been working together on boudoir shoots for a year now. She does the hair and make-up of each client making sure they get fully pampered before their photoshoot. She also helps to calm any last minute nerves that may arise before getting in front of the camera.

But what happens when you’re doing your own hair and make-up and have last minute nerves of your own……?

After telling so many women that having a boudoir shoot is such an amazing experience, a couple of weeks ago Natalie decided it was about time to put her money where her mouth is and get in front of the camera….

For me, it was something I’d done many times before, but for Natalie, it was something bigger. We chatted and giggled as friends do, especially when I nearly fell off her water bed! But it wasn’t until I read Natalie’s blog post about the whole experience that I got a real insight into what thoughts actually arise before and after a boudoir shoot….

If you’d like a boudoir shoot like Natalie had, then don’t be shy – get in touch! Please don’t worry about your images being shared, that only happens if you consent to them being used.

Here are some shots from the day, once you’ve looked through them please head over to Natalie’s blog and check out her thoughts on the whole experience….

Happy Monday! x

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….boudoir shoot {Vic}

February 3rd, 2014

There are many different reasons why women choose to have a boudoir shoot. For some it’s a gift for their partner, be it Valentine’s Day or their wedding day. For others, it’s about reaching a milestone in their life, recovering from an illness or celebrating a significant age. Then there are the women who have one just because they can……

Vic is Mum to five kids. Yep. Five. Not only that, but they’re aged 1,2,3,4 and 5! Talk about having her hands full! She is also full time carer to her two year old disabled daughter. Strong willed and feisty, 37 year old Vic got in front of the camera last month to have a boudoir shoot, and I have to say it was the rowdiest boudoir shoot I have ever done!

Hair and make-up was done by Natalie of Roberts-Steel Hairdressing and I’d like to thank Margo for being on hand to do touch ups throughout the shoot!

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Vic for letting me share some of her images with you all and Ferraris Country House for providing us with a room to use.

Whether you want a boudoir shoot for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary, or for something else, please don’t be shy….. Get in touch!!


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Snowdon in September…..

January 9th, 2014

In my recent review of 2013, I briefly mentioned that Ian and I went to the top of Snowdon last year. Even though the trip was to shoot some video footage, I couldn’t resist grabbing a few photos while we were up there. I never got around to blogging them, so to brighten up a pretty grim January here are a few shots of blue skies to cheer you up!

Happy Thursday! 🙂


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2013 Review

December 27th, 2013

It’s that time of year again where I get to look back and reflect on what was good, what was bad and what was really, really ugly. Truth be told, 2013 has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride with many ups and downs. The first part of the year was quite difficult as I’d been struggling with my health, and although it was something I didn’t broadcast I was conscious that my business wasn’t moving as fast I wanted. I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and unfortunately two doctors had missed it, so for three years my symptoms had been growing to the point where I just couldn’t function. I never realised that left untreated it could cause so many problems. I’d got to the point where I just thought I was suffering from stress and also generally being a bit mardy! When I was finally diagnosed it was like a huge weight had been lifted – mainly because I realised I wasn’t being mardy AND it was treatable. High fives all round! By the middle of the year when my medication had kicked in I was finally starting to feel like myself again. This was also the point where I started to push my business in a whole new direction.

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Property Photography {Maltkiln Cottage}

December 2nd, 2013

Earlier in the year Ian and I had the pleasure of photographing Maltkiln Cottage. A lovely one bedroomed self-catering property at Crook Hall Farm in Ormskirk, the farm is owned by Cliff and Claire Martland. With a variety of animals on the farm including chickens that you can feed, you will fall in love with the place! You’ll be greeted by their three dogs (three different generations of the same family), who are as welcoming as Claire and Cliff. And if fishing is your thing, they also have fishing lakes available.

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