It’s ages since I posted on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, blah blah blah…sigh.  I have been too busy doing rather than telling everyone about it.  I promise to try harder :(

Anyway to keep you interested, here is a pic from a recent Portrait Shoot.  I try and make everyone’s images unique to them.  This bohemian couple are lovely and although they were really nervous by the time we had finished her was stripped to the waist on Sharrowvale Road in Sheffield.  I was kinder to her.  They are getting married in a month and I am looking forward to covering that one.

It seems like summer is slipping away and what a busy summer it has been.  So busy, I am way behind with my postings!  So now to catch up.  Joe and Anna were married in June.  With rain and howling gales it was a typical Derbyshire wedding photographer’s summer day!  Flitting in between the bride getting ready, the groom getting ready, then moving on to Old Brampton Church to catch people arriving.  Joe & Anna are full of fun and wanted to have a shot on top of Curbar Edge.  Not a place to go with your Jimmy Choos,but we had prepared and I had their wellies in my car!  Dont think Suzanne Neville imagined pink wellies with her dresses!

To say it was windy is an understatement!  So windy in fact, it almost blew off a false eye-lash; Told you not to wear them Joe!  A few quick shots and some emergency bridesmaid attention back at Hassop and all was well again.  Some quick family shots and bish bash bosh – to the reception.  I love capturing the expressions on people’s faces during the speeches – always entertaining!  Then to the dancing – great first dance !

Anna & Joe have chosen a beautiful Queensberry album to remember the story of the day.

After a quick cycle ride in the Peak District to get nice and hot what better to do than get married?  What happened to the Groom just going to the pub?  Martin is a man of action!  Nina meanwhile, was getting ready surrounded by her bridesmaids and flower girls.  No stress – well apart from the big struggle putting in the veil.  Very often I end up doing Dad’s cravat or putting in his button hole but putting the veil on the bride was a first for me.  Off to Hathersage Church – where Martin sat anxiously.  Hathersage Church is a beautiful old piece of Derbyshire history – Little John of Robin Hood fame is buried there you know – not sure though looks a little too small for a bear and would have been a hell of a walk from Sherwood Forest.

Dodging the showers we managed a quick shot out at Stannedge Edge, Peak District with their VW Camper Van wedding car then off to the Golf Club for the reception. From then on the sun shone making the Golf Course a perfect kids playground!

pre-wedding bike ride, Peak District

Mirror Mirror...

Hathersage Church, Derbyshire

Pre-match nerves

Here comes the bride - veil held well!

Cat with cream

Camper Van at Stannedge Edge

VW Camper wedding car Stannedge Edge, Derbyshire

The Action Men


From time to time I do some hair shots which basically involves dragging a student off the street, doing their hair and shooting the photo! This one is training to be a dentist …say argh!  Hair by The Avenue – Sheffield.

The Avenue Sheffield

Just returned from a great wedding in Mallorca.  Damien & Maeve were married in the beautiful hill-top church of Deia accompanied by their family and friends from Dublin.  Such a lovely couple and family it was a pleasure to provide the wedding photography for them especially in such a gorgeous setting.

Here is a little taster of the images:

Last week I had the pleasure to photograph a christening of a beautiful Italian baby – Francesco Bruno right here in Sheffield.  A simple catholic christening ceremony followed by a celebration meal at Hassop Hall, Derbyshire.

There are going to be several photos like these over the coming year as we have won an exciting project for a large legal firm.  The project is to provide photographic wall art.  The images will be floor to ceiling, massive walls up to 7m long!  Depicting favourite places in and around Sheffield and the Peak District.   If you have any good ideas – let us know!

We have partnered up with our mates at Pinders of Sheffield to provide the printing and installation.  There will be a selection of images from Derbyshire Peak District through to Urban Sheffield.  Here is one of them looking from the top of the City Lofts.

view of Sheffield City


Here’s a nice panoramic of the Botanical Gardens with all the crocuses poking through – hurray for Spring!!!

Thanks to all the lovely people who spoke to us at the National Wedding Show NEC this weekend.  We had discussions with over 100 people and have taken three bookings since!

Capture My Life stand

Really excited about exhibiting at the National Wedding Show, NEC on 4th – 6th March.  We will be featuring our relaxed style of wedding photography with real life examples from both international and UK weddings.  If you are planning your wedding, it really is THE  best place to come and get ideas.  Come and say hello to us on stand J23 and ask us about our super duper special offer!

With Mother’s Day just around the corner I thought it a good time to offer a photo shoot promotion.  For just £30 you can buy a voucher which entitles you to a photo session and a 10×7 framed print included (That’s worth over £175!).

It’s a fun session shot at your home or out on location – the park, the woods, wherever!  Then you can choose from a lovely selection of stylish, natural portraits for yourself or for Mum.  She will love it!

Here’s some examples:

All you have to do is buy a voucher here before the end of February 2011