I have had the good fortune this year to be commissioned by Cholmondeley Castle, in Cheshire, North West England, to photograph the stunning garden there in spring and summer. When I arrived at dawn in April I was greeted by a sea of daffodils. This stretched from the ornate, wrought
I’m very much looking forward to running two new garden photography workshops later this year. Taking place in May and June at beautiful Stonyford Cottage Gardens in Cheshire, the one day workshops are intended to give users of DSLR cameras the skills they need to take stunning images of gardens.
As a professional garden photographer, I very much enjoy working with garden designers. Each assignment is different, capturing gardens of all sizes, ranging from rural to urban, traditional to contemporary, formal to beautifully wild. When I’m commissioned to photograph a design project, my aim, in all cases, is to provide
I’m delighted to have won a Finalist Award, in the Beautiful Gardens category of the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 9. The award-winning photo was taken in the Italian Garden at Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire, last October. I wanted to photograph early in the morning and was allowed access
First published in my original blog October 2012 Arley Hall is one of my favourite places in Cheshire. Its gardens are a delight throughout the year, but the historic double herbaceous borders must be the climax of any visit, rewarding you with a dazzling display of profuse colour at the
I’m delighted to be working with the very talented photographer and trainer Jane Burkinshaw, on a new residential photographic training course, taking place in North Wales later this autumn. Called ‘Get creative with your camera – How to unlock the potential of your D-SLR’, the three day, two night course
First published in my original blog October 2012 In many ways the village of Portmeirion couldn’t be more Welsh. It’s located in the ancient county of Gwynedd, in the village and community of Penrhyndeudraeth, and on the estuary of the River Dwyryd. Yet when you enter Portmeirion you are transported