Jimmy and Sid

I’ve recently photographed incredible folk duo, Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith for their impending third album.  Jimmy is marrying my cousin Emma shortly and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding.

Jimmy and Sid are one of the finest talents to hit the British folk and accoustic scene in recent years with their combination of outstanding vocal work, sensitive instrumentation and incredible storytelling.  They are, quite simply, a breath of fresh air.

Their critically acclaimed second album ‘Night Hours’ was released in 2016 and described by the Guardian as ‘an impressive set. The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists.’  It’s a heartfelt, haunting album and I loved it!

The songs themselves are always centre stage, combining original material with some traditional ballads.  Jimmy and Sid bring their creations to life with stunning musical arrangements and sweet vocals. I can’t wait for the next album to come out.

For more information about Jimmy and Sid’s music please visit  www.jimmyandsidduo.com

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Family Portraits

I am lucky enough to do a number of photo-shoots each year with the fabulous Sleeps 12 and I recently had the pleasure to photograph Jan and her family and friends at Cockercombe.

They stayed very near me in West Bagborough, at the foot of the stunning Quanotck Hills and we took a series of photos in the garden with the whole gang and then smaller family groups.
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Win a free Photo-Shoot!

I had great fun yesterday doing a fashion photo-shoot with Coco Blue boutique’s beautiful clothes, styled by owner Sarah Haste,  My daughter happily modelled some stunning winter woollens in and around Taunton.
I have offered a free family photo-shoot in the Taunton area to Coco Blue customers.  Please go to  Coco Blue Boutique Facebook Page and like & share their post. We are choosing a winner on Monday 23rd November.  The lucky winner will receive a two hour photo-shoot (local to Taunton) and two 10x8” prints from me.  Good luck!
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Dagmara and Yoann's Engagement

I always love taking photos in Holland Park and Dagmara and Yoann‘s romantic photo-shoot to mark their engagement proved no exception. The cosmopolitan couple – he’s French, she’s Polish are getting married in France next year having recently got engaged in London.

Dagmara and I met at the fabulous school Montessori at Brook Green  where she’s a teacher. I have been privileged enough to photograph the children’s annual portraits at the school for four years running now with great thanks to their outstanding headmistress, Jane Alway.  I also did Jane’s own family portraits last year in Holland Park, which was a lovely leaving gift from one of her parents.

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Maynard School Discovery Morning

The Maynard School in Exeter very kindly asked me to photograph their Pre-Prep Discovery Morning for girls aged from 3 – 11. They all enjoyed a morning of fun activities including tennis, yoga, Bollywood dancing and science. Everyone had a fantastic time and the school hall was awash with smiling faces at departure time. The Maynard School is expanding in September to include girls from the age of 4 (reception).

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The Most Fun Photo-Shoot Ever!!

The Most Fun Photo-Shoot Ever!!

Recently I did a photo-shoot for landscape and garden design company, Alasdair Cameron Design. Alasdair’s designs are all about ensuring your garden comes alive by establishing beautiful spaces that you will want to spend time in, interact with and enjoy.

With this in mind Alasdair, his wife Tor and their three children set about showing me how they enjoy their own stunning garden near Uffculme in Devon. Tor jumped her horse through a border while their boys led their pristine ducks in an orderly formation across the lawn; Kit then dribbled his football in and out of the pumpkins from the immaculate veg patch; Jemima, their daughter showed me how to hula hoop and their youngest child, Occa, played hide & seek in the cosmos leaf!

For more information about Alasdair Cameron’s inspired designs of beautiful gardens to be played in please go to www.alasdaircamerondesign.com

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Coral

Kim & Dan brought their lovely 10-month old baby Coral for a photo-shoot at my home - We used the farmer's shed on our lane which has amazing light! She was so well-behaved and didn't complain once! Thanks.

What a cutie and such incredible hair!

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ilovegorgeous Photoshoot

ilovegorgeous kindly gave me some dresses recently to do a photo-shoot with and these were some of the results shot in our garden and neighbouring fields.

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