Another gorgeous Queensberry Album leaves the studio…

I’m always so busy September through to the new year, and never seem to have time to blog, although my FB page does get updated with the odd thing or two…anyway, here’s some photos of a fantastic Queensberry album that the client wasn’t expecting until January, but which left the studio on Christmas Eve and was delivered by my octogenarian parents on their way to my sister’s! That’s customer service for you!

Fantastic Cheese cakes

A small goat’s cheese tops this ‘Cake’
Cheese Cakes can be decorated with fruit and flowers to match your wedding theme

Cheese Cakes make a wonderful alternative to traditional wedding cakes, and they are an excellent addition to the menu, particularly if guests get a little peckish later in the evening.

I saw the first one about eight years ago and since then there have been many variations on the theme. Today I met with Emma Dandy of La Cremerie , who specialises in fabulous cheese wedding cakes. She offers over 100 cheeses to choose from for a cake and bases her recommendation on the results of a tasting meeting held with the Bride and Groom. Many of her cheeses are sourced from Neal’s Yard Dairy and she guarantees that they will be in perfect eating condition when they arrive with you.

She is based near me in Hertfordshire but supplies cheese all over the UK by courier.

They can be cut like traditional cakes, although you might want to tackle one of the softer cheese tiers!

Another hand-made Queensberry Album finds its home

Just delivered a beautiful hand-made Queensberry to James and Kitty.
The flexibility and bespoke nature of this stunning product means that invitations, orders of service (see left) and menus, can all be incorporated into the design.
The Order of Service sits next to a photo of the church and the menu next to mouthwatering photographs of the food.
The invitation is placed next to a photo of the gorgeous venue which I went to early that morning so I could photograph it in the best light.
The quality of the album is amazing – a real heirloom. The cover is in smooth Burgandy leather with a photo motif.

Perfect day – perfect memories



“What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined… to strengthen each other… to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.”

George Eliot
English novelist (1819 – 1880)




Dear Kate,


We both wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for our beautiful wedding album and parent albums. They have definitely been the icing on the cake following our very special and awesome day. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face looking through the album as it brought back so many wonderful and happy memories. We were truly blown away by all the finishing touches…the case for our album, the calendar, the little book from you. Both of us said we were over the moon that we picked you as you really delivered well beyond our expectations. Thank you Kate, for everything!
All the best, Wendy and Wayne

Another beautiful Queensberry album


A small intimate wedding on one of the hottest summer’s day imaginable. Rhinefield House in the heart of the New Forest was the spectacular setting for the moving ceremony and the sumptuous wedding breakfast. With a Sage cover, this Queensberry Album will have ivory mats, and the photographs will be mounted on grey pages which will give a soft border to each one.

"They are absolutely beautiful, I am thrilled…"

Another beautiful Queensberry Album delivered to its home, together with two digital copies for parents.
The digital copies – 7″ x 5″ – are faithful replicas of the Feature Album, covered in the same ‘Baby Blue’ Leather. Each one even features the flip pages which I designed to tell the story of the ceremony on one spread. Delivered in their own soft bags they are the perfect gift for parents.

There is nothing to beat Queensberry’s quality. Expensive? Yes. But you get what you pay for. I guess I could offer my clients cheaper covers, mass market binding systems and standard size images and layouts. But I don’t give my clients average quality work so why put it in an average quality album?

Close ups of the Baby Blue Leather cover – really soft and feely – embossed with my clients’ names and wedding date; the Feature Album pages to show the page mounting of the photos (ivory mat on grey page); the first page, which has all the key details of the wedding day; the edges of the album pages, beautifully finished to last a lifetime of handling.

And also in my camera bag…..

It was INCREDIBLY hot on Saturday, and in south London – Dulwich to be precise – the heat was on and over 32 degrees by the time the suited and booted men of the bridal party had begun to gather at the church. The Best Man was mopping his brow almost as much as the nervous Bridegroom!

The humidity inside the chapel was very high and the beautiful orders of service were put to good use as fans by the guests.

It was not surprising to find that my camera bag was raided for a number of crucial items as the day wore on: water for the bride and groom after the ceremony, pain-killers (for dehydration headaches), sun tan cream, and last but not least plasters to cushion hot and swollen bruised feet!

The wedding was wonderful – an eclectic mix of Japanese, Scottish and English with guests from around the world converging on Dulwich College for the celebrations. The heat of the day turned into a balmy evening with a cool breeze and guests taking a break from dancing spilled out into the floodlit College grounds.

Latest Publicity – Wedding Venues & Services

Tilly and Christian’s perfect summer tea party is featured in the latest edition of Wedding Venues and Services. Tilly is a professional Lady Golfer, so not surprisingly the tables had a golfing theme!


The wedding took place at the exclusive Buckinghamshire venue of Poundon House – in the open air. Tilly planned her wedding in only eight weeks, although I was aware of the date for a little longer, as I had photographed Christian’s sister’s wedding four years previously at Woburn!
Christian and Tilly can be seen further down in my posts under ‘Capturing Perfect Moments’. That image not only headlines the magazine article, but will feature on the front cover of their album – currently in the final stages of production.

Latest Queensberry Album

I’ve just said ‘goodbye’ to my latest Queensberry Album. Absolutely gorgeous. Cover in Twilight Silk (the most vivid deep blue – stunning), ivory mats and delicate mist to surround the photos.

Hand-made to order for me in New Zealand – mine for a brief moment then – whoosh! – out the door, and on its way by courier to Chantal and Mark. Their wedding was in Shrewsbury Castle and was a wonderful day of laughter – even the formal groups were fun. This shot made the album!

Trash the Dress on TV!

I’ve just completed a fantastic Trash the Dress shoot with a client which was filmed for TV.
Shooting took place in Norfolk on a private estate using a wide variety of locations. These ranged from beautiful gates, to an ancient tractor, a water sprinkler in a potato field! Finally we went to the beach where my client Susie was game enough to go into the sea! The weather had become somewhat windy and stormy by this time but we got some amazing shots. To view the video, please click on the link below. Please note that although I have usage rights, copyright is with Reuters, thank you.