With so many lovely wedding venues in Norfolk I thought I’d do a series of blog posts featuring some of my favourites, the first in this series features beautiful Norwich Cathedral.
The architecture at the cathedral and the cloisters makes for some amazing photo opportunities and the refectory is a really lovely venue for the wedding breakfast.
The light in the cloisters is a photographer’s dream and the repeating patterns of the ceiling makes for a great shot! (more…)
I was lucky enough yesterday to be photographing the stunning, brand new bedrooms at The Assembly House, Norwich.
The 11 new bedrooms were created in the East wing of this iconic old building, dating back to 1248, after an investment of £1.25 million.
The attention to detail in the rooms is impressive, with the beautiful and colourful fabrics, furnishings, artwork and designs. The soft furnishings and interior design are by the insanely talented dream team of Lisa Dawson and Annabel Grey – between them making Norfolk more beautiful and interesting, including the gorgeous bedrooms at The Dialhouse, Reepham. (more…)
Huge congratulations to all of the team at The Dialhouse in Reepham for an incredible review in today’s Times Travel supplement – in their Cool Hotel Guide the hotel was given 9/10 with a great review of the rooms and the gorgoeous food that Head Chef Ray & his team produce.
I’m proud to be the official photographer (‘Visual Guru’ according to them!) for the Wilson Hotels group that own & run The Dialhouse (as well as Byfords and The Kings Head in Holt, The Pigs in Edgefield and The Assembly House, Norwich amongst others).
It’s always great to see my photography in national publications (even better when they remember to credit the images to me!) and I think it highlights the importance of getting professional property photography done.
A few days ago I had a lovely surprise when I learned that two images I had submitted for a national aerial photography competition had won.
I posted how pleased I was on Facebook and one of the EDP’s reporters noticed & decided it would make a nice story in the paper so this week I’ve been lucky enough to have the cover photo on the North Norfolk News plus a full page in the EDP, great publicity! (more…)
I’d always wanted to see the northern lights and up until a couple of years ago I had no idea that they were occasionally visible from Norfolk.
In this post I hope to answer some questions people often ask me after posting photos of the northern lights such as -“How can I see the northern lights in Norfolk?”, ‘Where is the best place to see the aurora?”, “How can I photograph the northern lights?” (more…)
This weekend we took a trip along the coast to see the Atlantic Grey seals at Horsey, latin name: Halichoerus grypus, which translated means Hook-nosed sea pigs, seems a bit of a harsh name considering how cute the pups are!
We were cautious about not harassing the seals or getting too close so we sat down a fair distance from them and took some shots on a long telephoto lens but before long the curious pups actually started approaching us and allowed me to get some lovely shots. It was fascinating sitting there, just us and the seals, listening to their various vocalisations, watching a pup suckle on it’s mother while another played with a plastic fishing net float like a dog would a ball. In the distance a bull was working on ‘making more pups’ with a reluctant female, it was like stepping into a David Attenborough program, absolutely magical. (more…)
Who’d have thought that a wedding on the 31st October (Halloween no less!) would be a warm, sunny affair?! A couple of days before the the wedding Jamie tagged me in a post on Facebook that he hoped we could get a nice sunset for their day, I said I’d had a word with the big guy & we’d got it all sorted. I wasn’t joking!
The day’s photography started at Southwood Hall with the preparation shots of the ladies getting ready at Southwood’s Cartshed Lodge – a lovely, light & spacious building with it’s own spa bath, no harm in a little luxury for your wedding! (more…)
After Michael & Janine’s pre-wedding shoot in Norfolk I knew their wedding day was going to be great fun to photograph and getting to shoot in the 12th century Temple Church in the centre of London was very different from the little country churches of Norfolk!
We started the day’s coverage at The Rookery, just round the corner from the fantastic hotel Michael & Janine had put me up in for two nights, so, well-slept and with an amazing breakfast of eggs benedict & bacon inside me I was raring to get started! (more…)
As you can imagine there are lots of really lovely holiday properties in North Norfolk and throughout East Anglia, they all need websites and advertising and the first thing to capture a potential customer’s eye is the photos of the property so it makes good sense to have the best possible images (inside & out) to maximise bookings. It amazes me how many Norfolk holiday let websites are still trying to get by using very substandard amateur photographs or even worse – photos taken on the owner’s phones! (more…)
Kate & Ed’s wedding at the lovely little Norfolk village of Gunthorpe had all the promise of being a spectacular day and it didn’t disappoint!
Kate’s parents – John & Louisa, own & run the beautiful White Horse Farm holiday let barns in Gunthorpe, the location for their wedding reception and had been lovingly help them plan the day for months, ensuring the gardens looked their best and assisting in the UK planning since Kate & Ed live & work in Dubai. Their work wasn’t in vain as the grounds looked immaculate for the big day as you will see! (more…)