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Cover girl
09th March 2015
It's always special to see one's images in print, especially when it's a cover. This gorgeous shy foal was bred by Char Lassetter of Lassetter Dressage at Molcomb Stud on the Goodwood Estate.

English Wedding Blog
27th February 2015
Excited to have some of my images featured on the English Wedding Blog. Fabulous experience working with award-winning wedding photographer Matthew Bishop once again.
Portrait evening
27th February 2015
Had a great fun evening experimenting with my new 85mm f1.4 lens at the Capel Camera Club portrait evening. One of the model's was my son's guitar teacher, who spent the night strumming. Made for a special evening!

In the news
19th February 2015
The Dorking Advertiser has kindly run a news story on my latest achievement…

Award winning photographer
05th February 2015
So chuffed; not only do I have letters after my name, I'm now officially an award-winning photographer, having won the British Institute of Professional Photography's Best Licentiate Award 2014 today at Hartwell House.

It was a truly incredible day, meeting so many amazing like-minded photographers, especially Kevin Wilson FBIPP, who is a bit of a hero of mine as the godfather of wedding photographers. So humble and down to earth - he has FIVE fellowships from different photographic societies - and he took pictures of me! #starstruck #careerhigh!

To read more, go to the BIPP news story. To view the images from my Licentiate panel, please click here.



Making it look like spring
22nd January 2015
With Freddie Parker needing products shots for its expanding homeware range, I was given the brief to create some images of the large cushions with spring flowers and recreate spring in January. Here are the results…

Fun with product shots
13th January 2015
Whether you would like a standard product shot or something a bit different, I love the challenges of this type of work and the opportunity of being creative.

Now featured in the American press
08th January 2015
Ashley Rossitter from Mirror Me PR has done it again. She's managed to get editorial for Freddie Parker in the American magazine Elite Equestrian, illustrated with the images taken during our fashion shoot in Lambourn last summer. To view the article, go to page 31 of the Jan 2015 issue Elite Equestrian



Excited
07th January 2015
Have received an invitation to the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) Awards Ceremony on the 5th Feb at Hartwell House. Fingers crossed as I've been nominated for the Peter Grugeon Best Licentiate Panel of the Year 2014.
Winter sun
07th January 2015
It was worth waiting for the winter sun to hit the stubble…

The beach
02nd January 2015
Just love the light on the beach, especially in the winter. There's nothing quite like it…





An Olympia to remember
19th December 2014
There's just no stopping Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro with another two world record scores at Olympia 2014. It's such a beautiful partnership. I never thought I would see the day when a Brit is the title holder of every major championship (Olympic, World, European and World Cup) and is showing the world what harmony is all about. Proud to be British - even if I am half German!

Here's a lucky audience member about to catch a rather special momento...

Helen & Bonnie
05th December 2014
I love the special bond these two have…



Hurlingham Club Styled Wedding Shoot
02nd December 2014
Trying to choose my favourite image from the Hurlingham Club Styled Wedding Shoot is pretty difficult, there were so many special moments.

What an exhausting day, but I wouldn't have missed it for anything in the world. Always great to work with Matthew Bishop Photography and, to top it all, all the suppliers were top-notch, the models ballet dancers.

Just take a look at the flowers and the scale of them, I don't want to think how much they would cost! Better start saving for my boys' weddings! Will try not to be the mother-in-law from hell, but can't make any promises…

Love autumn
17th November 2014
Beautiful walk up to Leith Hill Tower yesterday…

My latest venture...
12th November 2014
...Boudoir photography!

Now for something completely different, I am excited to share with you a couple of images from my latest venture, boudoir photography.

Top left in the picture is our model, the lovely Emily Waugh - she is the girl next door, literally, not a professional model - before the talented Emma Josey Hair & Make-Up Artist started work.

If you or someone you know would like to have some similar photos or if you are looking for an original Christmas present that is not only a fabulous experience, but also something to treasure for ever, please contact me as I will be offering special rates to my first three clients.

A wet bonfire night...
08th November 2014
Managed to get a few images despite the torrential rain at the Ockley Bonfire Night. Ended up with some interesting effects with water on the lens...





Styled Wedding Shoot
08th November 2014
Here are some images from the Chiswick Town Hall Styled Wedding Shoot a couple of weeks ago. It's a new wedding venue and was beautifully styled by Love, Laura Wedding Planning, Pumpkin Events, Signature Flowers by Emma Newman, Friend of Faux, The Pretty Cake Company and Ginny&I.

The Benton Twins
05th November 2014
Nearly six weeks early, here are the Benton twins, aged 11 days…

It's official - Leslie Bliss LBIPP
04th November 2014
I am now a fully qualified member of the British Institute of Professional Photography, having been awarded my Licentiateship today. Most exciting of all is that I've been nominated for the prestigious Best Licentiate of the Year Award.

A massive thank you to everyone who has helped me on my journey, especially Emily Hancock FBIPP, without whom none of this would have happened.