As the Wilson Hotel Group’s ‘Visual Guru’, (Iain’s term for what I do, not mine, although I do kind of like it!), I’ve been lucky enough over the last year to photograph the various businesses that form Iain Wilson’s group of businesses which include Byfords of Holt, The Pigs in Edgefield, Sponge – the nationally recognised producer of amazing cakes, The Kings Head & Steak in Holt and the beautiful Dialhouse in Reepham.
The Dialhouse is a truly unique place, an incredible Georgian building set on the charming town square at the heart of Reepham. The Dialhouse offers a superb restaurant, private cellar dining, afternoon teas, plus an amazing collection of rooms you can eat in where everything is for sale from the pictures on the wall to the cutlery & crockery you eat off! The food and ambience are really superb and the coffee will keep me heading back again & again.
A rare day of beautiful weather for Chris & Cat’s wedding at the National Trust’s Blickling Hall just outside Aylsham, what an incredible location for a wedding!
Blickling Hall has the most amazing architecture and beautiful gardens, it is a visual feast and a photographer’s dream, especially when the sun is shining.
I started the day’s coverage walking down the drive towards the hall, through the gardens, catching up with Chris & the lads at The Orangery where they were to have their wedding ceremony… (more…)
I’m very lucky having so many amazing wedding venues pretty much on my doorstep here in North Norfolk and Cley Mill is definitely one of them. I’ve shot more weddings at Cley Mill than any other wedding venue, it can be challenging in a Northerly gale when it’s lashing down with rain but more often than not the weather here on the coast is dry & clear for the weddings I’ve covered so we get to enjoy the incredible views. This was particularly handy for Christine & Andy’s wedding – Andy works on the Sheringham Shoal Windfarm, visible from Cley on a clear day, so it was good to be able to see the windfarm in the background of some of their wedding photos. (more…)
I’ve known Victoria’s family for about 15 years as her father Nick was with me on the lifeboat crew here in Sheringham, Nick has since retired from the crew but still lives in town so I see Vics & Darby when they come back to town to catch up with family & friends – usually down at The Lobster pub (Nick’s second home! 😉 )
I was really honoured to be asked to photograph their wedding, Vics is a bundle of energy and smiles and Darby is a lovely chap and very successful, being producer of Radio 4’s Gardener’s Question Time for the last couple of years (is that right Darby?), certainly a young age to be in charge of such a well known and popular production, I mean he doesn’t even have a beard or wear sandals! (more…)
What a beautiful part of the world Walberswick is, just down the road from Southwold, right on the Suffolk coast and it was here that Tom & Christine got married last Saturday.
Their wedding photography coverage started at Walberswick Church where I met Tom and his ‘Best Person’ Helen. What a lovely church, all those windows meant it was really light inside – a photographer’s treat! (more…)
Becci and David are good friends of mine so it was a real privilege to be asked to photograph their wedding on the family farm land in West Beckham. I know I always go on about the weather in these blog posts (I’m English so that’s allowed, right?!) but they literally couldn’t have asked for a better day. Warm & sunny, a scattering of fluffy white clouds and a very slight breeze which meant no one overheated, literally PERFECT!
I arrived at David & Becci’s house to start with the preparation shots, they had specially sown the field next to their house with grass a few months ago so that they could have their reception there and after a few initial worries (David) I was pleased to see the grass looked great, the tipi (from Magical Camping) they had hired looked just superb and they had decorated it beautifully ! (more…)
I’m pleased to announce that I have a shiny new quadcopter for my Aerovisuals business – my aerial photography in Norfolk. The new unit replaces my previous quadcopter, the new version has a vastly improved camera and some great new features which will allow me to capture even better aerial imagery for the various commissions I work on each week.
The beautiful North Norfolk coast is, in my totally unbiased opinion, one of the most beautiful places in the world, from the vast expanses of saltmarsh to the sand dunes & beach huts at Wells-Next-The-Sea, the classic seaside towns of Sheringham and Cromer and the world-renowned horseshoe beach at Holkham. As a photographer I feel very lucky to have this as my home and my studio so to speak. Rather than photographing families all carefully posed & lit in a studio I prefer to get out & about on the coast and photograph the kids jumping off sand dunes, making sand castles or having a paddle in the ‘tropical’ North Sea! (more…)
When people say they want a nice sunny day for their wedding I don’t think anyone in the UK expects it to be 33ºC but this is exactly what Jodie & Andrew had for their stunning wedding at Glemham Hall in Suffolk last Saturday.
I know we shouldn’t complain about the weather when it’s this good but this was really very toasty, I must have drunk about 6 pints of water just to stay rehydrated (and I wasn’t even the one in a three piece suit!).
We started the day’s photography with Jodie and the girls getting ready upstairs at beautiful Glemham Hall, just over the border for me in Suffolk, there were so many gorgeous details to photograph, I didn’t know where to start! (more…)
It’s been a poor excuse of a Summer so far but at least the rain held off for Chloe & Tom’s wedding day until the church service and groups were done, sadly it did mean that their welcome drinks & canapes had to be taken in the cathedral cloisters as oppose to on the lawn but there are far worse places to have a drink and nibbles!
We started the day’s photographic coverage at a B&B near St Andrew’s Church, Framlingham Pigot where Chloe and the girls were getting ready… (more…)