LG G5 phone, quick brain-dump review

I recently got a new phone – an LG G5 – and it has a very neat photographic trick tucked away in its sleek chassis.  In addition to standard selfie and rear-facing cameras, it has an additional, ultra wide-angle optic, and it is mighty fun. Below are some landscsape-y urban pics of dubious photographic merit to give…

London wedding essentials

For London weddings within zones 1-3 I can provide photography of the key parts of your wedding day for as little as £450. This gets you up to 90 minutes of photography (by me, no underlings involved here!) which is enough to cover your ceremony, some family formals and a brief newlywed shoot. Extra coverage is charged by the half hour…

A Balkan engagement

Jo and I recently went on ‘Big Holiday’ 2016 to the Balkans, and I’m over the moon to say that we got ENGAGED (in Dubrovnik, over pizza, with a necklace). I managed to maintain an element of surprise by popping the question two hours after touching down whilst we were still in our traveling comfies. We then had a full…

London Marathon 2016

Jo and I had a tremendous time cheering on the courageous runners of the 2016 London Marathon. I had my compact Nikon Coolpix A with me and decided to try and get a little creative with my photos. Thanks to some rather gloomy weather, I was able to stretch my shutter speed to about 1/4sec…

A step-by-step guide to completing a successful photo expedition

A ‘pro tips’ post for you today. I undertook a London cityscape portfolio update over the weekend and figured I’d share the planning process that goes into my photo japes. It’s a bit more involved than ‘grab camera, leave flat’… Step 1 – How do you want your photos to be viewed? Photography for photography’s…

Berlin weekender, Feb 2016

Jo and I decided to make the most of the January sales and booked some cheapo flights with Norwegian Air to the wonderful city of Berlin. We found it a perfect destination for a weekend break – dramatic architecture, incredible museums, thriving third wave coffee culture, and it was a darn sight cheaper than London….

Wedding Mums – a Mother’s Day special

To celebrate Mother’s Day weekend, I would like to present to you a fine collection of some of my favourite ever wedding Mums. If you know someone who would make a great Wedding Mum, why not check out my new London-only budget wedding packages. (Apologies to the WeRateDogs Twitter feed for stealing their rating system)…

Olivia & Marc

I bleedin’ got flown out to photograph a wedding on the Cote d’Azur. Please do not share any of these photographs on social media channels.

Karen & Rob on a Dorset Field

Karen and Rob had a very home-made wedding day extravaganza in Rob’s home village of South Perrott, Dorset. Their two priorities when planning were to ‘tie the knot’ (literally) in a humanist ceremony under a handsome tree, and to have a bouncy castle at the reception. They delivered those two things and much more at…

Holiday to La Reunion

A few weeks ago Jo and I embarked on one of our annual ‘holiday of a lifetime’s to the Isle of Reunion. It’s an island the size of Dorset nestled between Madagascar and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. As there is a dearth of English-language information on La Reunion (it’s a territory of France) I’m going…

Fly-by

My gorgeous, brainy girlfriend Jo recently graduated with a Masters in International Business and Politics from QMUL. Rather than have a staged bunch of formal photos in front of a non-descript background, I offered to take some family shots on location in the campus grounds. We hadn’t factored in that lectures would still be ongoing…

Journey HR – Case Study

The lovely folks at HR consultancy, JourneyHR underwent a rebrand a few months ago. They demonstrated huge wisdom in hiring my long time office mate and friend Catherine Jordan to mastermind the graphic design and general creative direction of their project. Whilst redesigning their website she suggested that it might bring a dose of friendly…