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Welcome to the blog! The home to a world of information. Find useful tips, and detailed advice. Look at beautiful wedding stories, hear from past brides and grooms, meet some fabulous featured suppliers. Grab a cuppa, and away you go.

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Bristol Lifestyle & Wedding Photographer

Michael + Kealy | Daffodil Hotel | Grasmere

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There was a crash, drinks everywhere waiter on the floor. But as all good waiters do, he brushed himself off and began to sing.


A go to guide on how and who to choose for to stand beside you on your wedding day. Another handy guide form a former bride.

The How to guide on Choosing Your Bridal Party

Bridal party - Bridesmaid dresses

Bristol Family Photography | Taster Shoots

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Fifteen minute sessions, of fun and natural outdoor portrait photography for couples and families.


Looking for your dream wedding dress can be stressful! This handy guide from a former bride will help answer all your wedding dress buying questions.

A Guide To Finding Your Dream Wedding Dress

Bristol Wedding Photographer - Boho Wedding Free Lensing

Beth + Jonny | Boho Chic Wedding at Blaithwaite House

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A Beautiful Boho and Blinking Barmy Blaithwaite Beer-a-thon Bonanza


I have been lucky enough in my time to win multiple wedding photography awards – I’ve compiled them here…

The Award Winning Wedding Photographs

ford mustang wedding car
lady gilfords wedding confetti photograph

Greg + Darryl | Carlisle Micro Wedding

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Screw you covid! G+D plowed on with their micro wedding in Carlisle and my word was it a corker!


The Year I discovered Mental Health The year in numbers – 20 weddings,  1 elopements, 1 destination, 40 silly faces, 17 venues, 6 bowties,  4 second shooters, 1 new lease of life and many a new friend – the year in words As the new decade turns, I reflect on the last – by and large […]

Twenty Nineteen | The Yearly Review

destination wedding photography
Wedding photograph of a bride and groom in the spa at gilpin lakehouse - lake district elopement

Top 12 Lake District Wedding Venues

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As an experienced Cumbria & Lake District wedding photographer, I’ve been lucky enough to attend some glorious venues – here is a round up my top 12 wedding venues around the Lake District.


The groom gets ready on the jetty, as the heavens open before ani ntimate ceremony and sail around Lake windermere, ending with a wine tasting session in the cellar of storrs hall!

Gilbey + Dora | Storrs Hall Wedding | Lake District

Storrs Hall Wedding Photography - Lake District Wedding
Chickens photobombing high barn wedding photo

Grant + Sophie | High Barn Wedding | Edenhall Estate

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High Barn – The wedding venue where everyone has a wild time, and chickens photobomb the wedding photos! A boho wedding for the outdoor bride.


Oh M flipping G! A wedding day turned right hootenanny! Tom is a right kangaroo of a man and Malavika rocked up in a leather jacket and red wellies! boom! mind blown!

Tom & Malavika | Hidden River Cabins Wedding

Alternative Wedding photographer hidden river cabins barn
Creative wedding photography from bristol wedding photographer gavin jacob power

Jonny + Kim | Eden Barn Wedding

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The light was perfect, sunglasses and cool looks at the ready. Everything was set. The one thing I didn’t pre-empt was Jonny barrel rolling as he came crashing to the ground.


– 25 weddings,  2 elopements, 50 silly faces, 22 venues, 12 bowties,  6 second shooters, 1 telling off and many a new friend – Well 2018 has been a right treat on a business level, I finally feel I am moving my work to the place I want it to be. I’ve had the pleasure of […]

Twenty Eighteen // The Wedding Review

Nick + Robyn // Askham Hall Wedding

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“the secret to a happy marriage is to partake in the red pepper, zucchini ritual”


The day itself was styled to intricate perfection, not a detail out of place and once again the sun was in full glory.

Mark + Tara // Blaithwaite House Wedding

blaithwaite house weddings



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