December 2013 update: I'm no longer working as a photographer

In 2009, I launched a company that makes business software for photographers, and now that company is so successful that I've regretfully had to put my photography business on hold indefinitely. You can find out more about this change on my blog.

If you're looking for a photographer, I'm still in touch with many amazing photographers and would be delighted to recommend them to you if you contact me.

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May 2010 Archive

Cynthia & John's pre-wedding portait shoot in Cambridge

Posted in Portrait Photography at 09:07 on 12/05/2010

Spring is a fantastic time for portrait sessions in Cambridge, so I had great fun taking Cynthia & John into the town centre for their pre-wedding portrait shoot. Here's a selection of my favourite pictures from their session.

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Featured in Photo Pro "Break into professional photography" article

Posted in Wedding Photography at 12:07 on 06/05/2010

It seems like I'm being featured in the professional photography trade press an awful lot at the moment. The latest issue of Photo Pro magazine dropped through my letterbox this week and I'm featured in their "Break into professional photography" supplement, which is billed as providing "Essential expert advice on ways to maximise your business".

Hyperbole aside, my tip in the magazine is to get to know your fellow wedding photographers rather than shun your competitors. Most wedding photographers work from home by themselves, and many find that having a group of likeminded photographers to share the highs and lows with is invaluable.

Networking with other photographers can also be valuable from a business point of view. When a couple get in touch with me for a date that I'm already booked for, I'm always delighted to be able to recommend some of the best wedding photographers in the country rather than having to send the happy couple an email saying "sorry, I can't help you but good luck with the wedding!".

Up until now, I've only used my blog to share pictures and news but I think it's time to make a couple of suggestions for a change:

If you're a professional photographer, get out there and meet your fellow photographers. Don't treat them all as 'the competition'. <cheeky suggestion>Oh, and go and buy Light Blue: Photo, too.</cheeky suggestion>

If you're a bride or groom looking for a wedding photographer, don't assume that it's not worth getting in touch with me because I'll already be booked on a popular date. Chances are, I'll be able to put you in touch with one of the outstanding photographers who belongs to the same referral group that I do.

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Julia & Ryan's engagement portrait session in Cambridge

Posted in Portrait Photography at 08:17 on 04/05/2010

Cambridge is a great city for portrait shoots - there's a huge variety of locations available and the character of the city centre changes enormously between seasons. At the moment we're at the start of Easter Term which means that, although the weather has begun to improve, Cambridge has yet to be invaded by tourists and language school students because most of the colleges are closed to tourists in the run-up to exams.

I took advantage of the spring foliage and relatively quiet streets for Julia & Ryan's engagement portrait session down along the banks of the River Cam. Here's a selection of my favourite pictures from their shoot.

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Wedding photography in Cambridge - Carrie & Hamish's wedding

Posted in Wedding Photography at 13:06 on 03/05/2010

Last weekend, I was delighted to be able to photograph my friend and business partner (at Light Blue Software) Hamish get married to Carrie in Cambridge. Carrie & Hamish managed to arrange a wedding day that met their objective of containing "a minimum of faff" but still managed to take in several parts of Cambridge before heading out to Great Wilbraham Hall Barn for their wedding reception.

Carrie & Hamish heading out for their wedding day pampering…

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…with Carrie going to get her makeup sorted out…

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…while Hamish goes to the barber for a wet shave.

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Back home for the important business of The Guardian crossword:

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Hamish likes stripes. Not that you could guess from his outfit:

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Onto the register office in Cambridge for the wedding ceremony:

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Drinks on the lawn outside Cambridge register office:

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And heading up the old castle mound atop Castle Hill:

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Onto Great Wilbraham Hall Barn for the wedding reception:

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