Otter Tots, Bakewell
28 Mar 2017
Otter Tots provide swimming lessons for pre-school aged children in Bakewell; they are in the process of re-designing their website. I was so impressed by the standard of teaching whilst I was busy taking photographs, I wish my children had been taught here, my youngest might even be a confident…
14 Mar 2017
This is one of my favourite local walks. The foot fall is significantly lower compared with other paths and there are opportunities to have a good old scramble and fun on the rocks. The peace and quite is punctuated by the call from curlews, grouse and lapwings at this time…
Walking in Edale
11 Feb 2017
Scrapping the advice on composition that landscape photography works well with leading lines in the form of paths and roads, I went out today with the intention to shoot the textures and sculptural shapes which the snow accentuates on the facades of the hills……for most of the time.
05 Dec 2016
The latest arrival to the village is this beautiful little man born in early November. I love the late afternoon winter light in this shoot, the soft hues give it a slight painterly feel.
Big sister is tickled pink with her tiny brother
Revisiting Alison and Rob.
26 Nov 2016
This time last year Rob and Alison were preparing for Rob’s imminent treatment for cancer. We did a portrait shoot to capture life as it was and to cement the love and memories to date. Their year has been very difficult with many complications but they have been surrounded by…
Sheffield Hallam University Collegiate Crescent Campus
07 Nov 2016
Just finished a nice little job for HLM Architects! The Landscape Architecture department required some images to “show off” their great designs on the university campus
I wouldn’t really call it deception when you need to enhance an image to create the illusion that it is newer than it really…
Blackberry Picking Walk
09 Oct 2016
Whilst the parents were away for the weekend, I was commissioned by Aunty Tilly to go on a secret shoot to photograph her nieces so she can give them as gifts at Christmas. This became a fun filled morning collecting and tasting the autumnal offerings!
Holiday Accommodation Photographs
30 Sep 2016
Across the valley, in another booth of Edale, there is a brand new bunk house. Ollerbrook Farm have sympathically converted a stone barn into accommodation which sleeps 18.
Hope Show 2016
29 Aug 2016
I can not believe that my family and I have never been to our local Hope Show in the Peak District before. There is such an amazing array of all things with four legs or four wheels, displays of home grown and hand made and plenty more besides. A fascinating…
Fun by the river
24 Aug 2016
It catches me by surprise how fast the heather in all its glorious purple fades quickly only after a few weeks. Grabbing the moment we headed off to Grindsbrook for an afternoon splash and picnic.
Corporate Portraits at Hope Cement Works.
02 Aug 2016
Susi Wellings, a talented architect with a very impressive CV has moved to the area from London. Building her website to promote her new practice in the Peak District required a portrait session! Her passion is cement so a reconnoitre around Hope Cement Works was our first location idea. Such…
26 Jul 2016
We introduced ourselves over a nice cup of tea at the Coopers Cafe then headed out on our adventure. All children love this stretch of path leading from Edale village to Grindsbrook, there is so much space to charge around in, trying to make friends with the sheep, hiding in…
Family Holiday Shoot
10 Jun 2016
Here are a few family portraits from my personal album - Time beside the pool
Award Ceremony Photographs
25 May 2016
Last Friday I went to the very first Children’s Literature Festival Awards Ceremony held at S.Anslem’s School in Bakewell to photograph the Award Ceremony.
Almost two hundred pupils from twelve local schools had joined S. Anselm’s pupils over the course of the week for a series of creative writing workshops…
Carr House B&B Edale.
16 Mar 2016
I have recently been collaborating with Carr House B&B. The owner and I selected numerous photographs of the locality from my portfolio which were beautifully framed and hung throughout the walls of the bedrooms, I took all the interior shots for their website and on their trial weekend I photographed…
Belmont House: interior shots
11 Mar 2016
I was called upon to renew the interior shots for the website of Belmont house, as I write, the website has yet to be updated but with the busy tourists months ahead I’m sure it will not be long! Belmont house is a fine Edwardian country house in the heart…
Alison and Rob
29 Feb 2016
Photography never ceases to amaze me and doing this shoot just before Christmas was certainly no exception
I have never knowingly produced a collection of photographs with as much power as these for they lock in time the deep love a couple share at a very poignant time in their…
When the snow comes down on the Wool Pack
15 Feb 2016
You can never tell what’s going to become of the weather once you are on top of Kinder. Luckily we love the spontaneous adventures it brings! Getting caught in a snow blizzard made the walk even more exciting as the boys battled on pretending they were contenders in the Spine…
Big smiles on the Holiday Shoot - Grindsbrook Barns, Edale.
25 Nov 2015
Thank you very much to the very happy family staying at Grindsbrook barns for inviting me to spend a morning with them. It actually worked out really well for whilst Mum and Dad were busy packing up to go home, I took their jolly little fella off for an adventure…
The Detail is in the Lichen
18 Nov 2015
I’ve very kindly been lent a Canon 100mm macro lens and this morning I went out to capture the finer details in nature. I’ve always been fascinated by the weird and wonderful ways in which moss and lichen grow. Their structures and colours are very different to usual landscapes and…
Half Term Activities
28 Oct 2015
The boys and I escaped for some adventures and quiet times in Shrewsbury.
02 Oct 2015
I don’t have a dog but really should as it would force me out on beautiful days like today. What a morning to capture the changing seasons.
Walking up Jacobs Ladder
30 Sep 2015
There seems to a recurring thread to the days I like to photograph my local landscape. Well it’s foggy again, the light is shifting swiftly over the hills and they’re looking truly emarkable.
Chatsworth House and Garden
20 Sep 2015
What a tremendous surprise! Grayson Perry was invited to give a talk at an arts festival at Chatsworth. Afterwards I couldn’t resist popping into the Dalia Gardens, they’re as beautifully flamboyant as Grayson…….
Upper Booth Horses
11 Sep 2015
Alice at Upper Booth Farm was keen to get some portraits with her horses. I really enjoyed the challenge!