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Top Wedding Tips for Better Getting Ready Photos

I can’t count the amount of brides I’ve had who originally opted out of having the getting ready photos only to reconsider having them the night before the wedding, and it ALWAYS makes me happy when they ask me to come and photograph it. I find documenting the getting ready photos or the bridal prep to be a really important part of the day. It not only leaves you with fab photos of you and your bridesmaids before the day gets super hectic, but it also gives me a chance to get to  ...

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Posing Guide – How To Pose Couples Naturally

How to pose couples naturally? When I first started photographing couples, a lot of my pictures turned out really stiff and the only directions I could think of were “look at the camera / just be yourself / be natural” – umm, no wonder the pictures didn’t turn out at all natural. It’s one thing to find a handful of really great poses on Pinterest but another thing actually directing your couple so that the pose comes out naturally.   So let’s get  ...

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6 Tips For Taking A Great Self Portrait

  Forget about “selfies” for a minute (the amazing Jen Brook has a fab article about selfies here), let’s talk about the Self Portrait. As a photographer who shoots people on a regular basis, both as a paid professional and as a hobbyist creating images from my own ideas; Taking self portraits has been an invaluable tool for me along the way. There are a few reasons why self portraits can help you further your photography, such as: Giving you complete control over  ...

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10 Tips To Getting Better Wedding Pictures

From the very first moment you realised that he was the one, you pictured your wedding in your mind. You see the expression on his face as you walk down the aisle in that perfect gown, the look of a person who feels so lucky that you’re about to be his wife. You see the venue, filled with all your personal details, fairy lights, candles, flowers. You imagine the first kiss and the first dance and you know how in love you will feel. You see cake, lots and lots of yummy cake. It’s the best  ...

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