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  1. Actor Headshots

    06 Sep 2020
    I was delighted that Holly approached me for her Headshot Shoot.  I was so impressed that she has spent some of her time during lockdown researching the casting agencies she wishes to apply to which could kick start her dreams of becoming a budding child actor.   I approached the session…

  2. Birthday Walk to Alport Castles

    05 Aug 2020
    On my husband’s birthday we explored a new place for us.  Alport Castles.  This walk from Fairholmes car park at Ladybower Reservoir has it all.  Following the signs to Lockerbrook you see beech trees amongst the pines, encounter steep climbs, farm land and blustery moorland straights - not for the…

  3. Wool Pack Lockdown Walk

    03 Aug 2020
    I love going up to the wool pack to see if there are more shots for the WINDSCAPE project. Husband and youngest son joined me; whilst we were up there with the air so still  - it was just us and gritstone, we were aware that everything that surrounded us…

  4. Cotton Grass and Shadows

    30 May 2020
    Going for a walk and looking is very different than going for a walk and seeing.  Paying close attention to the details of the land, the shadows, shapes, lines and finding compositions to set these formal ways of seeing off to enhance the power of the nature in which I…

  5. Lockdown Walk

    22 Apr 2020
    It was mid Lockdown and we felt slightly guilty that we have this huge expanse of landscape to safely roam on our doorstep so I kept it quiet at the time!  My husband has been working very long hours cooped up in our tiny home office so we didn’t get…

  6. Portraits from a farm auction

    19 Mar 2020
    We say farewell to our neighbours at Upper Booth Farm.  Here we have a traditional farm auction where the locals come and do some purchasing - including me - I got some great victorian garden/home containers which I’ve planted up with sweet peas and agapanthas :)

  7. Windscapes - A Personal Project

    18 Jan 2020
    WINDSCAPES: A landscape in images and words Windscapes is a collaboration between myself and poet Katharine Towers. Katharine also lives and works in the Peak District and in this project we are collaborating to respond to the unique rock formations on the Kinder plateau above Edale known as ‘The…

  8. 1950’s Style Council - Renovation Project

    10 Dec 2019
    Another successful renovation project by SJW Architects. Susi and I headed down to London to capture the transformation of this property I love the innovative staircase , the use of yellow  and the decorative external bricks at the rear of the property.   More photos to come of this house when…

  9. Extended family shoot in Grindsbrook

    28 Oct 2019
    My family often hires a large holiday home so that my children can have a lovely long holiday with their cousins and extended family.  It transpires that this is exactly what the families in my latest family photo shoot do as welI.  They found  Belmont House in Edale for their…

  10. Profile portrait

    26 Oct 2019
    Chris is a member of staff at SJW Architects who needed to be present on their website. I met up with him on a quick trip to London.

  11. A calendar girls style calendar for a local Breast Cancer Group

    25 Oct 2019
    I was honoured to be invited by the Breast Friends Group at Blythe House in Chapel en le Frith to be a contributing photographer for their 2020 Calendar.  It was enormous fun meeting up with these girls on a rather chilly October afternoon where their determination to “get their kit…

  12. Beautiful Peak District cottage extension

    10 Oct 2019
    SJW Architects produced the plans for this stunning extension with planning approved by the Peak District planning department after 3 failed attempts by a previous architect.  The windows frame the peak district landscape perfectly - I could move in tomorrow “I just wanted to say how much I love the

  13. Landscape Architecture photography

    19 Sep 2019
    HLM Architects have completed their work for Sheffield University Student Union Concourse.   Photographs were taken to document their success and for promotional use.  I absolutely love projects like these - working with leading lines to create strong compositions and zooming in on the details.

  14. Birthday celebrations

    02 Sep 2019
    Celebrating 21 years of being a twin This shoot was given to the girls by their thoughtful mother for their 21st Birthday present.   We had a special time walking up heather clad Grindsbrook chatting about art and science, I capturing their obvious love and closeness whilst they enjoyed the beautiful…

  15. Fun family shoot in Upper Booth

    15 Aug 2019
    A walk around Upper Booth always provides surprises and tells a beautiful story. An unexpected sight, of which only the family here will tell you about, induced many funny faces.  However, I always remind my clients “Don’t be afraid of silly faces, they will differentiate your honest, messy and wonderful…

  16. Launch Event “MR ARKWRIGHTBY Jo Fairfax

    01 Aug 2019
    Last week was the launch of “Mr Arkright” the water and cycle-powered automatic drawing machine created by artist Jo Fairfax at Cromford Mills.  I was there to document the event for the coordinators Beam who “commission and deliver transformative arts programmes to inspire communities and support the development of great…

  17. Family holiday @Fforest, Wales

    19 Jul 2019
    Mark researched our holiday in Wales this year and I had full faith in him booking it without me even having to visit their website, he sold it to my like this….”it’s a geodesic dome, situated in 200 acres of farm land with an ancient oak forest. There are comfortable…

  18. A magical evening at Holme Hall, Bakewell - A charitable event.

    19 Jul 2019
    The students and staff at S. Anselms school in Bakewell collaborated with James Lewis of Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers to raise a staggering £200,000 for charities protecting the wild life of our world…The Born Free Foundation amongst others.  This World Record Breaking Event for the longest solo auction (24hrs) grabbed…

  19. New! The beautiful hand-crafted fine art album

    27 Jun 2019
    Folio Albums based in Barnsley have produced for me the most exquisite Fine Art Book My clients chose from an incredible range of personalisation options  Mist Leather Cover and the Pebble Cotton Clam shell magnetic box. It boasts….. Lay flat binding with an almost invisible crease Designs across-the-crease and with…

  20. Young Farmers Wedding part 3

    20 Jun 2019
    The rest of the special day Kicking off with the speeches and then the toast and food, it wasn’t long until the very happy couple and guests were boogying on the dance floor! We also manage to whisk the Bride and Groom up in a pick up truck and sneak…

  21. Young Farmers Wedding part 2

    17 Jun 2019
    The Church Just a short walk through the village lies the grade II listed church, a sacred place to go and worship since the 14th century.  Today, the bells were ringing for Alice and Matt as these blossoming young farmers made their vows.   Friends raised their decorated pitchforks to form…

  22. Young Farmers Wedding part 1

    14 Jun 2019
    The preparations. On a sunny, mid May morning, an excited couple were getting ready for their beautiful church wedding in Wetton in the White Peak!

  23. Family Shoot from Upper Booth Campsite

    05 Jun 2019
    In the far corner of the Hope Valley lies a beautiful campsite where there are many ‘off the beaten track’ walks and exciting adventures can be had It is always my pleasure to take families to secret spots just minutes from their camping ground. We walked, ran and jumped over…

  24. Interior Design Photography - London

    24 May 2019
    SJW Architects were instructed to design a whole house refurbishment and extension in Hammersmith. The brief was to create a generous, cohesive space from the muddle of rooms that had resulted from years of use as a student house. I had to capture the essence of the dramatics of this…

  25. Christmas Family Reunion

    22 Jan 2019
    When the client is only in the country for a few days and there is no negotiation on the day they book their photoshoot for, you just have to get on with it what ever the weather I loved how this family embraced the moment, ignored the light drizzle and…

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