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Amsterdam

Canal and bridge

One of many bridges crossing one of the many canals in Amsterdam!

lamp and leaves

An ornate lamp surrounded by golden autumn leaves

bike and bridge

White bike on a bridge

bicycles on a bridge

Bicycles on a bridge

house of faces

Faces adorn the Huis Met De Hoofden

windmills

Windmills on the river Zaan

food and religion

Restaurant next to De Oude Kerk

coffee

Coffee in the red light district

Girls walk down Herenmarkt

Girls walk down Herenmarkt

windmill

Windmill on the river Zaan

Windmills along the river Zaan

Windmills along the river Zaan

Splash Dash 2014

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It’s nearly been a year since I last posted anything to this website – where did all the time go?!

Anyway, here is a short but sweet update of some photos from the 2014 Clare House Splash Dash. This is an annual event that raises money for a children’s hospice. The basic premise of the day is that you run around the park and get paint thrown at you by volunteers!

before the storm Woo hoo Purple rain  Leap frog cool happy family we did ithand in hand


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Scones and Cream – Devon 2013

Our family summer holiday was a trip to South Devon. Just like last year (post here), we stayed in a caravan park which offered lots of activities for the kids, as well as being close to beaches. The weather on the first day was wet, however, we didn’t let that stop us from having a picnic whilst watching steam trains pass-by. Fortunately, the weather picked up quite considerably and by the middle of the week we had been swimming in the River Teign and the English Channel!

The week was dominated by the National Trust with us visiting a number of local houses, gardens and castles. As luck would have it each place we visited had a cafe and offered cream tea – which of course we duly obliged in purchasing!!

The photos posted here are only a snapshot with the aim of giving you a taste of what we got up to and what the South Devon area has to offer. The full set are posted on my flickr site.

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Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013


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Evelyn & James Get Married!

Exactly a year a go to the day I was busy shooting, my soon to be sister in-laws, wedding down in Dorset. From this one of her work colleagues asked if I would like to shoot their wedding in April 2013. Of course I said ‘yes’ and so started the planning in preparation for James and Evelyn’s big day.

Evelyn & James were married at the Parish Church of Saint Peter and Saint Andrew in Old Windsor. A beautiful ceremony was followed by a wonderful reception held at the Saxons Barn in Windsor. Given the horrendous weather that has besieged the UK since, well many years a go it would seem, I was thinking about contingency arrangements for photos to be taken indoors. However, waking up on Saturday morning I was greeted by clear blue skies and the thermometer steadily rising. Of course, whilst this kind of weather is perfect for everyone else, it certainly makes the job of a photographer that much harder. Even more so when I considered that the shots taken after the ceremony were going to be in midday sun.

However, the bride and groom were fantastic, and were happy to be moved around and placed into locations to limit direct sun. The end result was some fantastic photos (even if I do say so myself!) and ones that I feel capture the pure essence of their wedding day – love, fun and happiness!

The complete set of photos, approved by the Bride & Groom, can be found on my Flickr site.

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Which way to the castle

The Dress!

The Detail

The Shoes

Bride & baby

Pensive

Nearly ready

Contemplation

Here comes the bride

Together at last

Happiness

The vows

Enjoyment

Proud groom looks on

The love tree

Just a little confetti

We are married!

The couple

Best men!

Mmmm cake

Beautiful

Another happy couple

A right larf!

First dance

Everybody join in

Swing round and round

Take your partner by the hand