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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December 2009 Archive

Winter wedding photography in Lincolnshire

Posted in Wedding Photography at 10:47 on 30/12/2009

Autumn and winter weddings provide a great contrast to the stereotypical British summer wedding, and the chance to take pictures with a completely different feel is something that I thrive on. Winter weddings do of course challenge photographers with even more difficulties to overcome, but that just makes the satisfaction of producing a great set of pictures for my clients even bigger!

Although I was afraid that the heavy snowfall across the South East was going to cause trouble at Victoria & Julian's wedding near Grantham in Lincolnshire, it turned out that Lincolnshire had escaped the worst of the snow and that Victoria & Julian's preparations kept everyone warm throughout a gorgeous day. Here's a selection of my favourite pictures from their winter wedding.

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Yes, it really was as cold as it looks for me outside:

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WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) contest success

Posted in Wedding Photography at 10:43 on 24/12/2009

The WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) is, as its name suggests, a professional association that "represents professional photographers skilled in the documentation of weddings and events in a candid, unobtrusive style". I'm delighted to hear that a picture that I took earlier this year has been shortlisted for the 'Reception' category of their latest competition.

This picture was taken at Irene & Mike's wedding at Ham House in Richmond earlier this year. In the words of the contest judges:

The photographer captured joy within tradition. The expressions are easy to read in the black and white tones.

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Rachel & Steven's portrait session in Cambridge

Posted in Portrait Photography at 20:53 on 15/12/2009

Rachel & Steven are getting married in Cambridgeshire early next year, so we braved a chilly but bright Cambridge morning for their pre-wedding portrait session. Here's a selection of my favourite images from their shoot.

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Stephen Poliakoff at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse

Posted in Commercial and PR at 10:45 on 08/12/2009

Acclaimed writer and director Stephen Poliakoff visited the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse to present a special screening of his new feature, Glorious 39, followed by a Q&A. The Q&A with Stephen Poliakoff was hosted by journalist Jan Gilbert.

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Light Blue: Photo wins major software industry prize

Posted in Light Blue Software at 15:29 on 06/12/2009

blogImage1Light Blue: Photo, the business software for photographers that I launched earlier this year through my company Light Blue Software, has won a major software industry prize.

The FileMaker CubeAwards are an annual event designed to acknowledge the achievements of software developers and Light Blue Software walked away from the prestigious awards ceremony with the ‘Best private sector solution’ prize.

Award entries were shortlisted by a judging panel made up of representatives from FileMaker, seasoned developers and independent IT experts. The shortlisted entrants were then asked to attend a judging day where they could demonstrate their solutions to the judging panel.

The judging panel described Light Blue: Photo as "...one of the slickest vertical market solutions we’d ever had the pleasure of picking apart, wide in scope with innovative, clever, features built to high standards, demonstrating an exemplary user experience."

We’re delighted to have won the CubeAwards. Light Blue: Photo has proved to be a big hit with both professional photographers and the trade press, but receiving recognition from such a major software industry competition is a great reward for all of the hard work we’ve put into it.

About Light Blue: Photo

Light Blue: Photo is a flexible studio management system that lets professional photographers keep on top of shoots, orders and contacts. As well as bursting with clever things to help them run a busy and successful business, Light Blue: Photo also makes it easy to manage images files, publish them on the web and profit from them.

Praised for its ease of use, Light Blue: Photo has proved very popular with photographers wanting to improve their productivity, and received a 4.5 out of 5 rating in July's Photo Pro magazine, who commented that they were “very impressed with the attention to detail, the functionality, and pretty much everything else”.

Light Blue: Photo 1.5.2 is available now. New users can register their copy for £325 (including VAT).

A free, fully functioning 30-day trial of Light Blue: Photo can be downloaded from http://www.lightbluesoftware.com

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