Covid-19 Lockdown 2 Update

The second national lockdown started on 5th November. For the duration of these restrictions, to keep myself and my customers safe and to operate within the restrictions,  I will be offering the following reduced photography services/changes… No family, or individual portrait … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Kentmere Hike

Sparkling sunshine at the weekend just had to be taken advantage of! The Kentmere Valley between Kendal and Windermere is a wonderful area for walking and is very accessible too, being only an easy short drive from the M6. My last … Continue reading

A Wedding To Remember!

As you might imagine, 2020 will not be remembered as a year of memorable weddings for most people. Virtually all of my customers have chosen to postpone theirs to 2021. It will however be a very significant one for me … Continue reading

Nature In Action On Your Doorstep

With more time than I’m used to spent in the garden this summer, it was made considerably more interesting by the presence of a blackbird’s nest in the hedge. My garden seems to tick all the boxes and it was … Continue reading

Covid-19 Udate To Services

With recent easing of of some government Covid-19 restrictions, I am now delighted to be able to reintroduce a broader range of services… Photography bookings (personal or commercial) for individuals or small groups at an outdoor location, where relevant distancing … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Lune Valley Springtime

With the Coronavirus restrictions in place, enjoyment of the countryside is still rather limited. On my daily exercise yesterday evening however, I took my camera on a delightful walk along the lovely old railway path between Halton and Caton. Spring … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Garden Photo Project

With the coronavirus restrictions currently in place, opportunities to get out and enjoy some photography, is currently very limited if not absent altogether. Following Government advice to stay at home, I am however able to explore my garden having set … Continue reading

Customer Guidelines During The Coronavirus Pandemic

This is not the sort of post I ever expected to be writing as we find ourselves in this anxious and unprecedented time. To comply with government coronavirus instructions and guidelines, whilst my business is still open (as I work … Continue reading

New Year, New Brochure!

There’s always something exciting when a box of new wedding brochures arrives from the printers… Several new photos, including showing off Morecambe Bay and the Ashton Memorial, new customer quotes and updated pricing. It’s the first time I have (reluctantly) slightly … Continue reading

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

                        To all my blog followers and website visitors, a very Happy New Year!                                … Continue reading

Festive Greetings!

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I wish everyone a very enjoyable, peaceful and fun-filled Festive Season! The photo I am sharing with you was one I took back in January, on my way to a commercial shoot at a farm … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Holiday Flight Photography

Holiday snaps for me often start from the minute I get on the plane. I was very lucky on a recent flight from Palma to Paris, as visibility was excellent. cloud cover minimal and turbulence (ie camera shake) negligible, and … Continue reading

An Exciting New Way To Receive Your Wedding Photos!

I’m delighted to introduce a lovely new product for wedding customers. All couples will now receive their images on this beautiful sparkling jewel heart flash drive. The heart magically conceals the usb stick and comes in a beautiful presentation box boxed, … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Stainmore Railway In Steam

Not perhaps one of the best known heritage railways, but still worthy of a visit is Kirkby Stephen’s Stainmore Railway. I paid a visit on one of the handful of weekends when they operate steam trains on the short section … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Arnside Knott & Humphrey Head

Two great contrasting Morecambe Bay locations to explore for the intrepid walker and/or photographer are, Arnside Knott and nearby (as the crow flies) and just across the Bay, Humphrey Head. I start my strolls at Arnside Knott and what better a … Continue reading

Morecambe 1940’s Revival

One of the first outings for my new Nikon D750 camera was the weekend’s Morecambe 1940’s Revival. Not on the same scale as some of the other summer festival events perhaps, but nonetheless a charming event with some great atmospheric … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Royal Appointment!

I am no stranger to photographing members of the Royal family. Over 25 years as a local press photographer, I have had the privilege of photographing quite a few Royal visits. Since going freelance however, May’s was a rare commission … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Lakeland Wildlife Oasis

I have very mixed feelings about zoos and wild animals in captivity. In fact I rarely visit such places, despite the obvious appeal photographically. Ideally I’d go on a safari in Kenya and do it for real. In fact that … Continue reading

Spotlight On ‘Lyrics & Lunch’

A very worthy local initiative I am delighted to be involved with is St Chad’s Church hall based weekly ‘Lyrics & Lunch‘ events. The group was set up in 2013 by former primary school music teacher and now Third Age … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Misty Kent Estuary

Cumbria’s Kent Estuary is a most rewarding place with a camera, wonderful with it’s sunsets, backdrop of Lakeland Fells, the long low railway viaduct cutting across it and great if viewed from Arnside Knott. It’s a wonderful walk along the old … Continue reading

Don’t Miss This Wedding Fayre!

A great event not to be missed this weekend! View lots of wedding albums on my stand and find out how I can take care of all your wedding photography needs. PLUS, a great SHOW OFFER for couples booking on … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: A Snowy Journey To Scotland.

Welcome to my latest blog, this time reporting back after a snowy train ride north into Scotland… I perhaps give travel photography a slightly new meaning when I indulge in a bit of my  lazy ‘armchair photography’ through the window of … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Ireland & Testing A New Camera!

I made a spontaneous purchase of a new compact camera recently and was attracted to it’s 25x optical zoom. As I’ve mentioned previously, don’t be confused by digital zoom, which is nothing to do with the lens and is just ‘cropping’ … Continue reading

Light Up Lancaster 2018

Light Up Lancaster is an art event that has been growing in popularity over recent years and always a favourite event on my calendar. The Castle is a well lit focal point for light and music shows and the castle entrance … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Autumn Manx Miscellany

Regular followers of my blogs will probably know that I am a big fan of the Isle Of Man, as I have featured photos from there several times before. In my latest trip I was looking for something a bit … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Onboard QE

Being just back from a delightful short cruise break to Rotterdam, between weddings, on Cunard’s newest luxury liner the Queen Elizabeth, I thought I’d share a few photos with you. My mini feature focuses mainly on the ship’s internal architecture, … Continue reading

Summer Events: Morecambe Carnival

There was a good turnout and thankfully dry weather for this year’s Morecambe Carnival parade. I found a good spot and snapped a few shots from the the new sea wall.      

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Exploring The Ayr To Stranraer Line

This blog should have been showing some interesting snaps from a cruise down the Ayrshire coast and around the dramatic island of Ailsa Craig, from the beautifully preserved paddle steamer ‘Waverley‘.   Alas, the historic ship has a bit of … Continue reading

Summer Events: Heysham Viking Festival

I’ve been snapping my way round another local summer event and this was my first experience of the popular Heysham Viking Festival. There was an interesting mix of static displays, of traditional craft making, as well as the inevitable battle … Continue reading

Summer Events: Morecambe Kite Festival

Morecambe’s annual ‘Catch The Wind’ kite festival is a delightful and colourful free event and having a wedding free Saturday, I thought I’d pop down for a look with my camera in hand.   When it comes to photographing an … Continue reading

Summer Events: Garstang Children’s Festival

I’m very much in my comfort zone when it comes to photographing outdoor events and one of the most fun to snap locally is Garstang Children’s Festival. During my time as the Garstang Courier‘s resident press photographer (1991 – 2002) it was one … Continue reading

‘The Big Walk’ Launch Morecambe

The sun shone on Morecambe yesterday for the launch of Eden Project’s The Big Walk and I was on hand as their press and PR photographer to capture the event. The Big Walk is a journey across the UK, shining a light on … Continue reading

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