Hertford Valentines Photo Session Gift

We all seem to be living busier lives and with technology advancing with every minute that passes, ‘time’ seems to be MORE precious and rare.

This is what, partly, has brought me to the ‘gift’ of a photo session for your loved one. The images themselves will obviously be stunningly beautiful images of that special person in your life who knows you better than anyone. That person who can be 20′ away in a crowded room, look at your fleetingly and know EXACTLY what it is you are finding funny at that time. They’ll be the person you perhaps watch sleep and wish they had more time to simply ‘be’ and do nothing other than step off the Circus of Life for a moment. Well now’s your chance to give them a gift that means they will HAVE to take some time out for themselves and be pampered !

There are 2 options with the way the session can take place. The first is for your loved one to have a photo session in my relaxed studio in Hertford (complete with lounge area and tea/coffee on tap !) and have photographs taken that remind them just how beautiful they are OR there’s the option to have their make-up done for them by Laura who will ensure that before the session has even begun they will have been 45 minutes to an hour of relax and pamper time !

Flowers last a few days, chocolates even less (if they are anywhere near ME anyway !) but beautiful photographs last a lifetime and the experience of having a hour or 2 out for oneself is something that will stick with your loved one forever. Every time they look at the images they will be reminded of the day and who felt they wanted to treat them.


Beautiful Valentines present for the Beauty in your life !

Roses are lovely but they don’t last long (especially the purple hazlenut ones if you’re anything like me !) !

I know that husbands really DO want to do something special for their loved ones so I decided to save husbands all around Hertford and the WORLD hours of head-scratching !

I have decided this year to offer portraits and pamper sessions (there is the option to have just a portrait session too of course) along with Laura from Indulgence at Headlines in Bengeo. It’s a beautiful way for your loved one to spend some well-earned ‘them’ time and receive a gift that will never fade nor be forgotten.

If you’d like further details please feel free to contact me !


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Your REGIONAL FINALIST Wedding Photographer 2016


For the FOURTH year running we were nominated and voted for by our lovely clients and we are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this prestigious title in The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards!

The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards Voter Scores
The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards Voter Scores
Here is what our clients had to say:

The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards Voter Scores

The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards Voter Scores

The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards Voter Scores

The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards Voter Scores

The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards Voter Scores




Beautiful Bordeaux, beautiful people, beautiful memories !

WELL ! Its been an AMAZING week ! Friday and Saturday I was fortunate enough to be at the FABULOUS Fanhams Hall to capture two wonderful weddings (images to follow) and was there again on Sunday to meet lots of equally fabulous people to chat about their own upcoming weddings ! BLISS !

Monday started early but for a VERY good reason, I was off to Bordeaux to photograph Samantha and Bertrand’s wedding. There are some places in the world that make you wonder if you are actually alive and there because they are just so pretty and this was certainly the case on Monday. Everything about the place was just so effortlessly beautiful which meant Sam and Bert fitted in with EASE ! Bert said something to me that resonated. We walked past a photographers and he said “they were your competition but with you we just gelled” and I LOVE that ! I love that people recognize the personal and passionate way I go about what I do even before they have seen me do what I said I would on their OWN day. I genuinely love every second of what I do and even when those seconds turned into 21 hours (!) on Monday I was still buzzing when I wandered back to the hotel. Photography has a way of freezing a moment in time so that those precious moments stay clear long after our memories become fuzzy and its for that reason I treat what I do with respect but also with true passion and a want to do it in such a way that people actually ENJOY the process ! Cameras are to photography what pens are to poetry, simply a tool to record a creative and beautiful creation and I will personally never want to stop doing what I love to do so dearly.

Thank you Sam and Bert, I look forward to going through ALL your pix but here’s a taster in the meantime !

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Kaley and Dennis at the fabulous Essendon Country Club

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The fabulous Greek wedding of Vaso and Paul, how to do it in STYLE !!!

Sunday was the day after my amazing day at Hatfield House and I was looking forward to an equally fabulous day – and I certainly got just that ! I arrived to photograph Vaso getting ready for her Big Day and was immediately hit with a wave of Greek hospitality, food being ‘forced’ into me (me being the gent I am I obviously obliged with NO fuss !) and a house full of people who brought a house full of LOVE with them ! Andy arrived with his violin and the traditional ceremonies began. The music and singing was captivating and hypnotic. Various family members came to take part in a variety of different customary rituals. The thing I loved was the feeling that as the bride’s mother came to take part she knew exactly what to do because she remembered her own wedding day and Vaso will perhaps find herself in the same position one day too. There was a real feeling that the wedding was a moment in Greek history, the next generation getting married. The Ceremony took part at St. Mary’s Cathedral and the traditional feelings continued. Later on traditional Greek music provided by Millennium made sure that if people WERE sat down it was because they’d either danced too hard or fell over in the process ! The final traditional aspect of the day I felt was that each and every person was there because they loved Vaso and Paul and as in generations gone by, they knew how to party !




Your REGIONAL FINALIST The Wedding Industry Awards 2015

We are proud to publish our results for the third year running. All comments and votes were submitted anonymously by our clients giving them the freedom to write as they wished. We are delighted with the feedback!







Fanhams LEGEND returns ! Becka and Craig’s AMAZING day at Fanhams Hall Hotel !

These are images from Fanhams’ very own Becka and Craig’s wedding. Love Fanhams Hall …



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Amy & Richard’s superbo wedding!

Amy and Richard travelled from overseas for their ‘superbo’ wedding at Fanhams. A truly ‘superbo’ wedding for a truly ‘superbo’ couple! Happy 1st Anniversary Amy and Richard!

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