A Photographer’s Ramblings: Autumn By The Lune

It may just be me, or the weather, but there seems to be a lack of really good Autumn colours this year. So, with a crisp sunny morning I snapped a few shots whilst waiting to do a family portrait … Continue reading

Snap Up Some Great Christmas Photo Gift Ideas!

Christmas is just round the corner! Why not give a unique and very personal photo gift!?…     Photo key fobs make great fun gifts and inexpensive stocking fillers. Everyone needs a key fob. They are also available as fridge … Continue reading

Autumn Wedding Fayre Season!

It’s that time of year again when I am wrapping up the last few weddings of the summer season and local venues throw open their doors to attract new customers. It’s the Autumn Wedding Fayre season! Having recently had a … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Morecambe Carnival

With my local press days in mind, I can’t resist a good carnival and Morecambe’s makes a great photo opportunity. So I attach my trusty ‘press lens’ (18-300mm) and find a good spot. At least nowadays I don’t normally have … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Glasson Dock Railway Curios

The great thing about being out and about with your camera is that you never know what interesting things you will see. Glasson Dock is a lovely little village near Lancaster I visit quite regularly, most often at the end … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Down Under (III)

My third and final installment of photos from my trip to Australia last month ends on a HIGH as I snap some captivating shots from above. On the approach to Sydney Airport I got a lucky view out the plane window over the … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Down Under (II)

Welcome to my second installment of Aussie snaps, this time getting to know the locals and focusing on WILDLIFE. I split this into two two very contrasting theme’s of birds and whales. One of my favorite common wild birds I came … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Down Under (I)

Welcome to the first in my series of blogs from my recent trip to Australia. It’s the farthest I’ve ever traveled so far and my first time in the southern hemisphere, so worth celebrating. As you can imagine, I took hundreds of … Continue reading

Wedding Photographer In Action!

A wedding guest snapped some lovely candid shots of me in action at a recent wedding of mine up at The Villa, Levens. I couldn’t resist sharing them with you… I try to be spontaneous with some portrait shots and others … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Isle Of Man

Regular followers of my blog will already know that I am a huge fan of the Isle Of Man and visit quite regularly. My most recent trip was back at Easter but at last I have found time to post … Continue reading

COMING SOON: Fundraising Pet ‘PAWtraits’ At Animal Care Open Day!

I am delighted to once again be part of Animal Care’s fundraising Open Day on Sunday 21st May 10-3, at the Scotforth animal rescue centre.     I will be setting up my indoor photo studio (no more worries about … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Wyre Way

It’s that lovely time of year when, if the weather’s good, you should burst outdoors with your camera and get snapping! My latest mini ramble took me from Street Bridge near Scorton up the valley to Dolphinholme. I always find … Continue reading

MGB Photo Shoot On The Road

Some jobs really shine for me and quite literally so did this one for magazine photo shoot yesterday!…  The weather was perfect and the location, the pretty little seaside town of Arnside in Cumbria, lent itself well. It was a feature article about … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: The Monsal Trail

If you are looking for a dramatic countryside walk filled with interesting features, history and a few surprises (and without traipsing through a lot of mud), you’ll be hard pressed to better the 8.5 mile Monsal Trail. It’s a well known … Continue reading

Angela’s Book Launch At Knott End Library

  My good friend Angela Norris launched her self-published book ‘Dancing To The Beat Of The Tide’ about growing up in a small seaside town in the sixties and seventies, to a packed Knott End Library. Angela talked about writing … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Portrait Of The Sett Valley

There’s nothing I like more than being outdoors, especially if it involves exploring somewhere new to me. Of course, the camera comes too and I try to capture something memorable from my day. My latest trip, taking a break from … Continue reading

On The Bridal Catwalk

  To celebrate kicking off my wedding fayre season, I took my ‘posh camera’ to Morecambe’s Trimpell Sports & Social Club‘s first wedding event. It was modest in terms of wedding fayres, but friendly and quite well attended considering the weather … Continue reading

Coming Soon To A Wedding Fayre Near You!

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, February is often considered as the month of love. It’s also the time of year that wedding venues throw open their doors and it’s easy to find a wedding fayre near you. They are a great way to … Continue reading

Chinese New Year Parade, Lancaster

Successfully photographing a crowded fast-moving event like Lancaster’s Chinese New Year parade is quite a challenge, no more so than in torrential rain, when I also have to consider the risk to my camera equipment. So, I donned my trusty 18-300mm … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Lune Valley By Foot & Rail

    Today’s ramble was quite a lengthy one, starting from Carnforth Station and following the Lancaster Canal north east to Capenwray. This is a lovely tranquil spot, where the River Keer, Carnforth to Leeds railway and Lancaster Canal all … Continue reading

2016… My Year In Pictures (continued)

As we continue my photographic journey through 2016 it’s summertime and a very busy time for most photographers…       JULY is peak wedding season which saw me working long hours so as not to keep my wedding customers waiting. … Continue reading

2016… My Year in Pictures

Before 2016 becomes a distant memory, I shall take a look back at some of my more interesting, unusual or rewarding photo shoots….     Early in JANUARY I had a late afternoon winter wedding in the dark; a challenge for any … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: A Festive Hike

There’s no better way to blow away the cobwebs and burn off a few calories after the Christmas overindulgence than to take to the hills. With crisp sunshine and a clear blue skies, I donned my walking boots and headed … Continue reading

Christmas Wishes…
A Photographer’s Ramblings: A Jersey Break (Part 2)

I’m back for a second spot of reminiscing about my recent wonderful visit to Jersey. My first shot shows off one of Jersey’s finest and certainly largest beaches, La Pulente on the west coast. It was very quiet during my … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Jersey Winter Break (Part 1)

One island I’ve always wanted to visit is Jersey. December may not be everyone’s first choice for when, but with my work schedule and some good deals around, I grabbed the opportunity. And I most certainly wasn’t disappointed. Let me … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: An Autumn Wedding Story

There’s no such thing as an average wedding, they are all different, but my wedding blessing booking last week was more different than most and had a really lovely story behind it… I was more than a little surprised when I … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: ‘Light Up Lancaster’ Festival

I’ve picked several of my favourite and most photogenic highlights (excuse the pun) from this weekend’s popular ‘Light Up Lancaster‘ festival. I started with trying to capture a nice angle on the curious multi-sensory music making installation, as it describes … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Crook O’ Lune Autumn Spectacular

Lancaster’s Crook O’ Lune is a beautiful place at any time of year, but I caught it today peaking with it’s Autumn display of colour. It’s something really satisfying when a photo you’ve taken spends no more than a minute or … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Blackpool’s Bright Lights

With Hallowe’en and the ‘Light Up Lancaster‘ festival almost upon us, I took a spooky look at Blackpool’s famous Illuminations. My first shot and a touch of fun, is a selfie with a difference. If you’re not sure how to … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Plover Scar Lighthouse

On a recent ramble stumbled across the works currently going on to repair Plover Scar Lighthouse at the mouth of the River Lune near Heysham. The 19th Century lighthouse was damaged earlier this year when it was hit by a ship … Continue reading

Blackpool’s Big Wedding Fayre This Sunday!

My biggest wedding fayre of the year is at Blackpool’s Norbreck Castle Hotel THIS SUNDAY (16th) 12 till 3. Three big rooms and dozens of wedding suppliers on show, as well as a catwalk. Everything you could need to organise … Continue reading

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