A Photographer’s Ramblings: Grange-over-Sands

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Grange-over-Sands On a hot summer’s day there could be nowhere nicer to ‘escape’ to than the beautiful Grange-over-Sands promenade. Between the stunning view across Morecambe Bay and the beautifully kept prom gardens you can’t go wrong. Grange … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Lakeland Wildlife Oasis

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis With all the pandemic restrictions coming and going over the last 12 months or so, options for days out have been very limited. One place worth mentioning in my opinion is Lakeland Wildlife Oasis right on the Lancashire/Cumbria … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Coniston

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Coniston I feel incredibly lucky to live just a short drive from the stunning English Lake District. Going there on a Bank Holiday weekend was a bit of a ‘gamble’ when you like peace and tranquillity, but … Continue reading

Nest Watch 2021

‘Nest Watch’ In The Garden Last Spring I was captivated watching a pair of blackbirds nesting in the garden This year they are back with a new nest in the same hedge. As I didn’t want to disturb them I … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Sunderland Point

Sunderland & Bazil Points It feels like a while since my last Photographer’s Ramblings. The lockdowns have made getting out and about difficult. Ideal for a relaxing stroll is Sunderland and Bazil Points near Heysham in Lancashire. It’s a peaceful remote … Continue reading

Pandemic Update: Weddings Are Back!

With today’s slight easing of government restrictions, (very) small weddings can now take place (and not just under exceptional circumstances, as it was). The limit on numbers; couple and guests however is only six. Officials and photographer don’t count. I … Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day!

LOVE is undoubtedly for every day, but is perhaps more ‘visible’ for most on Valentine’s Day. This week I am reliving Michelle & Phill’s wedding from 2019 , after they ordered one of my beautiful bespoke designed wedding albums. I love … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Lancaster At Dusk

There’s no doubt that my favourite time of day for outdoor photography and in particular cityscapes, is sunset and dusk. It’s a magical time, when daylight fades, the sky turns cobalt blue, streetlights begin to give a warm glow, the … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Snowy Parlick & Fairsnape

A truly delightful and easy (apart from the short but steep ascent) walk with great panoramic views can be found in North Lancashire, a few miles east of Garstang. I am referring to Parlick and the adjoining Fairsnape Fell. The trickiest … Continue reading

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

To all my customers, friends and website visitors, I wish everyone a very Happy New Year and hoping that 2021 will be brighter, healthier, happier and more prosperous than the (for most) awful year we have just left. Thank you … Continue reading

Season’s Greetings

For most people 2020 has been a very difficult year. You may not be celebrating this Christmas, but  either way I send warmest wishes to all my customers, friends and followers, let’s hope that 2021 is a great deal brighter. Stay … Continue reading

What’s On Your Christmas Tree?

It’s time to get your Christmas Tree up and decorated now and after such a dreadful year for many of us, it seems fitting to make a special effort to bring back a bit of festive sparkle. After the tree … Continue reading

Portrait Photography Update

With this week’s changes in Covid regulations and guidelines I am delighted to be able to resume some portrait photography I am able to cater for pet, individual, couple and small family group (maximum five) photo shoots at public OUTDOOR … Continue reading

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

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