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When you think of holidays in Portugal, the obvious first thought is the Algarve region in the South, but I was lucky enough to spend several weeks last summer near the medieval hillside village of Obidos on the Silver Coast, about an hour west of Lisbon.  It’s the real Portugal, with orchards full of fruit laden apple and pear trees, cobbled streets, painted houses and bustling markets.  I stole away from the activity of the house to go exploring with my Contax camera and capture the soft, warm summer sunshine.  I love the colours of the southern European countries; bright cobalt blues, yellows, pinks – it makes me wonder why in England we don’t paint our towns not just red, but all the colours of the Mediterranean palette, as we could certainly do with a bit of Iberian cheer.

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Another shoot, this time with cooler tones, from my day on the Illuminated Collective’s first ever fine art wedding photography workshop at the ridiculously beautiful Barnsley House in the Cotswolds.  It is a seriously wonderful wedding venue, as the gardens are stunning.  Literally everywhere you look is a perfect place for wedding portraits – lichen covered statues, a fountain, topiary, stone benches, a folly beside a gated water garden in which to say your vows and beautiful plants and trees throughout.

A simple bouquet of white buddleia with trailing ribbons and delicate hair accessories and jewellery really set off the unfussy styling for brides who prefer to not wear a veil.  As the day drew to a close, it was time to say goodbye to a fantastic group of photographers and head back to Cornwall with a bulging bag of film ready to send off to the lab in LA.

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Illuminated Collective  |  Venue: Barnsley House  |  Cake Design: The Natural Cake Company  | Stationery: Juliet Grace Design  |  Tableware:  Helene Millot  |  Linens: Table to Dine For  | Bridal Boutique: The White Rose Bridal  |  Brides Gown: Johanna Hehir  |  Jewellery: Astely Clarke  | Hair Accessories: Kelly Spence  |  Hair:  Nicholas White  |  Make-Up:  Nina Norman  | Stylist: Jessie Thomson  |  Assistant Stylist: Georgia Westwood  |  Flowers: The Rose Shed  | Mentors: Ashlee Taylor & Holly Rattray

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Back in May I spent a wonderful day in the Cotswolds with a group of talented photographers as part of the Illuminated Collective’s first ever fine art wedding photography workshop, held at the stunning Barnsley House.  I shot entirely on film and the warm sunlight really brought Jessie Thomson’s feminine styling to life, with bouquets of peonies, cakes of white and pink chocolate bouffants adorned with flowers and tables with peaches, blush pears and garlands of eucalyptus.  Barnsley House has a beautiful gated ornamental pond garden where we photographed until the sun went down.  It’s probably a good thing I missed the outdoor spa or I think I may never have left.

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Illuminated Collective  |  Venue: Barnsley House  |  Cake Design: The Natural Cake Company  | Stationery: Juliet Grace Design  |  Tableware:  Helene Millot  |  Linens: Table to Dine For  | Bridal Boutique: The White Rose Bridal  |  Brides Gown: Johanna Hehir  |  Jewellery: Astely Clarke  |  Hair Accessories: Kelly Spence  |  Hair:  Nicholas White  |  Make-Up:  Nina Norman  | Stylist: Jessie Thomson  |  Assistant Stylist: Georgia Westwood  |  Flowers: The Rose Shed  | Mentors: Ashlee Taylor & Holly Rattray

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Early this summer, nearly two years after I had photographed a country wedding in Ilsington, Devon, I returned to the farm on the edge of Dartmoor to take some portraits of baby Charlie, their son.  I love it when, as a photographer, you get to see people’s lives progress.  Seven month old babies are a challenge to keep entertained, but the wonderful garden full of plants and a beautiful bright pink rhododendron proved a hit and entranced Charlie long enough to get the shots, all shot on beautiful film. portraits of baby Charlie

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