Hannah & Duncan Engagement Shoot

I’m so happy that we’re able to get back out there again and enjoy nature, people, all the experiences we took for granted before March 2020. I’m shaking that time off as I’m typing (, ufff, please! No more!) Now that we’re out and about again I cannot stop grinning and I’ve got a feeling this positive face spasm is here to stay! Then, there’s Hannah and Duncan. Seriously! Two people who instantly, from the very first minutes you meet them, generate such energy that it’s genuinely over-taking your senses and positively influencing a creative drive! 

We met one of these days when it actually didn’t rain. Well, not that much at least :) but boy, were we there for a treat! The beautiful gardens of Coton Manor, Northamptonshire/Leicestershire border provided a magical setting to telling this visual story. 

Whilst enjoying our conversations on a number of topics, I could not skip to notice the love between Hannah and Duncan. A genuine, passionate, empowering and fulfilling on so many different levels. I seriously cannot wait to document your wedding in July! And I already know it will be a great one! 


Fuji X Passion Feature

It’s always great to learn new things, especially when you find yourself comfortable with some habits. For me “comfortable” meant “lazy” and I don’t do “lazy”. And this has lead me to learning and converting to CaptureOne, a somewhat different mean to professional output delivery and client satisfaction. So heads up, this is gonna be technical and mostly directed at those of you who love photo editing as much as I do. 

I have recently been asked to write a feature article for Fuji X Passion on my road from using Adobe Creative Cloud suite, the established business standard I have been using for years, to the new kid on the block, Capture One Pro. And once I finally did I was up for a really great surprise and, in my mind, even better professional outcomes, which I can’t wait to deliver to my clients this year. So “Read all about it!!!” here ( if you dare). And if it helped you drop me a line. The professional community is growing and I have loved to establish some new connections and friendship through sharing these experiences.

In requiem to continuously recording memories.

Mike

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Allison&Callum Wedding

We all miss it. The Big thing. The excitement of the preparations, the details of the venue and company of many loved ones who gather to celebrate a special moment of love and commitment. But at the same time I must admit, I for one love micro weddings equally so! And as we approach getting back to normal, I embrace both approaches fully. 

During this Easter weekend I was privileged to photograph Allison and Callum’s very intimate and modest wedding ceremony here in Market Harborough. I loved it! The modesty of it provided focus on the love they both share and let cherish these precious moments recorded for years to come. So here’s to Allison and Callum! May Your life together blossom and love grow! Congratulations on Your Wedding! 


Hannah, Andy & Annabelle family session

Well, it has been a while since I saw Hannah and Andy when they got married and I remember vividly how fantastic and relaxed their wedding day was. Organised in Hannah parents’ garden with a brilliant cohort of family and friends. And the band! I can still hear the music:)

But that was then and this, this is now! And what better way to catch up after all these years than to witness and document another set of very special memories – the arrival of their beautiful daughter, Annabelle. I couldn’t be happier to visit them at their apartment in London where we captured these special moments of their love. 

Things are strange these days and the current status quo is far from normal. Even more so then it was great to be reminded that life and love prevails no matter what. Hannah and Andy, and now Annabelle, thank you so much again for letting me report on your feelings and new arrival. I can’t wait till I see you again in spring! :)


Jade&Ryan at Harlestone Firs

I originally posted a couple of photos from this pre-wedding photo shoot with Jade and Ryan at the Harlestone Firs with a title “Uber cool couple alert!”. This was no exaggeration. They really are something else! Open to conversations about their numerous travels and the current status quo, I found that we flew through the shoot with ease, laughter and quite a few memorable moments captured by the images which I absolutely love. When I re-discover them, just a week after the shoot and fortunately being able to complete the session before the lockdown, I feel that we’re up for quite a fun and special wedding day next year.

Jade and Ryan, you have been amazing and you absolutely shine together! I can’t wait to document your Big Day in 2021!

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