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Designs on interiors
24th April 2017
This is without a doubt my favourite image from my shoot for Bode Interiors. I love the simplicity, the colours and patterns.

Click here to view the gallery with more images from the shoot.

Motherhood
20th April 2017
There is nothing as special as having your work recognised by your peers. Last night was the final competition of the Capel Camera Club season with the Print of the Year competition.

All four of my colour prints earned recognition. My cat portrait won the large colour print, a portrait of endurance rider Katie Bedwin and Layla took second in the small colour print, Red running along the beach earned a honorary mention as did a landscape I took at Bourton-on-the-Water.

However, it is my mono print winner that is my favourite image of the whole year. It won portrait of the year a few weeks ago and last night it was up against some incredible nature images.

The judge explained my image entitled Motherhood had the edge because it was so full of emotion. The picture has so much meaning to me as it takes me back to the early days with my eldest, who is now 17. I can so relate to it on so many different levels.

Changing gears
10th April 2017
Had a petrol-head moment today while waiting for the other half to have his driving experience. Composition is all about creating beautiful lines/curves and the Lotus Elite has plenty of those...

Tulips
31st March 2017
I was compelled to photograph one of my Mother's Day flowers; I so adore tulips.



Blue Eyes
17th March 2017
This gorgeous cat is called Lacey. She's a Tortie Blue Pointed Ragdoll. Amazing how all good-looking animals always seem to know they are beautiful.

A change
08th March 2017
Apart from portraits (people, horses or dogs), my other passion is interior design. Last week the owner of The Coach House Surrey called me to say he was ready for his next shoot as he's been expanding the showroom.

It was such fun creating the images for this fabulous shop in Gomshall, which now features garden ornaments including fire pits and other fabulous gifts.

You can view more of the images from the shoot in my Commercial gallery. I love the wine rack below...

Who would have thought...
24th February 2017
...I would be wishing for less sunshine the day after Storm Doris! Only from a photographic perspective of course.

This shoot was postponed from last year due to rider injury, so it was great for us to be able to go ahead with it before the start of the endurance season.

This is one of my favourites of Katie Bedwin and her stunning Arab mare Layla, who is training hard towards her first 100km race of the year.

Actor head shots
23rd February 2017
I do find creating actor head shots one of the most enjoyable genres of photography. Changing clothes, hair, backgrounds and expressions make for completely different looks.

Please do get in touch if you would like a similar set of images as in Louise Newman's video.

Student discounts available.

London Life
19th February 2017
The sights of London never cease to amaze me. I snapped this image on my iPhone last Friday in one of the most exclusive parts of London, a couple of minutes from Harrods. British eccentricity at its best...

Studio portrait session
19th January 2017
Playing with studio lighting...



Let it snow
13th January 2017
How things change from one day to the next...and then it's all gone again...



Happy New Year!
08th January 2017
I would like to wish all my clients and followers a Happy New Year. It has been great reflecting on 2016 and thank you for all your support. Every like and comment means a lot. I look forward to creating many more special memories in 2017.

Here is my favourite one from a memorable Christmas spent at Penny Bigwood's Pendragon House in Bude, Cornwall. What a dream location!

Merry Christmas!
21st December 2016
Happy Harry
21st December 2016
My last shoot of the year and what a wonderful one to finish on. This little chap is without a doubt the happiest baby I've ever come across. I smiled all through the editing process.

Fun family
09th December 2016
Here's a little sneak peek from the photo shoot with the lovely Althorp family. It was such fun capturing you all.

Art 4 Everyone
08th December 2016
I'm so excited to share with you that some of my fine art photography is now for sale through a brand new venture called Art 4 Everyone.

Have a look at art4e1.com to see some of my work as well as work by lots of other interesting artists.

The artwork is available in a huge range of different formats from framed prints and canvases to cushions and towels. Grab a cuppa and browse through the online catalogue for some unique Christmas gift ideas.

Love fog..
06th December 2016
My favourite weather for photography...

Special Christmas Offer
18th November 2016
Come and visit me at the Farlington School Christmas Fair for a rather special Christmas Offer.

Personal project
09th November 2016
I've been meaning to create some images for some frames I've had in my house for ages.

My home is full of handed-down, pre-loved furniture and ornaments, so I wanted something that had an aged feel. As I love the charm of old photographic plates and my ancient orchid happened to be flowering, I decided to use this as my subject with my lens wide open at f1.6.

As a perfectionist who aspires to producing sharp images with the best dynamic range my equipment can achieve, it goes against the grain in many ways to work towards achieving something that is "soft" and is technically perceived as imperfect these days, but that was my aim. With a little help from Photoshop, it's all come together.

Printed on fine art paper, they look just as I hoped they would.

Finally...

The beauty of nature
08th November 2016
A tortoiseshell butterfly has decided to hibernate in my house, which gave me the perfect opportunity to photograph this exquisite creature.

I had no idea they were so furry!