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Let me share with you my latest offerings for learning to create your own films…

Take a look at MAKE FILMS which begins on Tues 25th Oct.

With weekly prompts and inspiration, this 10 week course will look at different shooting & editing techniques, and the various stories you can tell through making films for Instagram or to share online. MAKE FILMS is packed with tips and tricks of how to make all my favourite films!

Check out the Instagram films that have been made on previous courses – over 1.5K films! or these testimonials.

This course isn’t just about family or personal films. You can use the films to promote your business or brand e.g. make stop motions of your stationery products or time lapses of your surroundings or mini films of your events. There is so much scope for telling stories through film.

Creating Time Capsules starts Fri 4th Nov - this six week online course, shares all you need to know to start making family films full of memories. You’ll love watching the little details of your life, as those memories will be safely locked away into beautiful films to be viewed in years to come. We look at making films with photos & video and combining them to tell your stories!

The course materials will guide you through shooting tips, tons of project ideas for inspiration and bite sized tutorials showing you the editing process in iMovie.

Head over here to join the fun.

Hope you’ll join me on one of these experiences!

To read more about these courses – Head over HERE.

Films shot Canon 5D3, Canon G7x & iPhone 6s


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October 2nd, 2016 at 6:00 am


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The latest installment from the collaboration The Sixty Second Photograph…

I love the theme of this film because riding my bike is my happy place… and taking these early evening journeys with Cosmo fills my heart.

This film tells the story of my joy.

As always all of The Sixty Second Photograph films are breathtaking. Do take a look!

See more of my films from this project HERE.

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September 29th, 2016 at 5:03 pm


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The end of August tradition continues.


I love this time away so much. Let’s ignore the fact it rained pretty much the whole time and the wind was fierce.

It’s about the tradition. And the friendships. And the food.


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September 4th, 2016 at 6:09 pm

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Little pieces that represent home.

All iPhone because sometimes that’s the camera that’s most convenient.

More Five Favourite Frames HERE. Plus, my friend Andrea joins in regularly


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September 2nd, 2016 at 5:32 pm

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Another film from the collaboration The Sixty Second Photograph…

It’s going to be hard moving on from summer time films… All the films, from all the artists from the past few months, have made my heart sing. Do take a look!

My film is from my favourite evening this summer. So spontaneous and such delight.

The boys had been unsuccessful at crabbing earlier in the day, so after a delicious dinner on the dock…. they ran off to get the nets from the car… they were determined to catch something. We stayed till dark, I was full of smiles watching their joy & excitement for this simple activity.

I will remember this evening forever.

See more of my films from this project HERE.


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September 1st, 2016 at 10:06 am


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I’m super excited about the new feature for storytelling on Instagram – INSTAGRAM STORIES…

I’ve been playing around with it for the past 24 hours and just in case you’ve not had a try yet… let’s have a peek at how it works…






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August 3rd, 2016 at 5:29 pm

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Fancy a little seaside photo walk fun…

I’m hosting a walk with Charlotte Jacklin of Betty Magazine in her home town of Margate on Sun 7th August.

If you’d like to join us – please register (for free) HERE.




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July 29th, 2016 at 8:47 am

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This film is gift to me.

The deadline for the July film for The Sixty Second Photograph changed by a few days, so it meant I could shoot this film, instead of the one I’d started to edit together. This is way more special to me. This is our last night in the house we’d called home for two years. The house I so didn’t want to leave. The house I’d kinda imagined we stay in for years to come.

So this film is my farewell. Gifted with glorious weather. Gifted with these memories of us just hanging out, making food and enjoying this space one last time.

Very grateful for this project.

All the films made as part of The Sixty Second Photograph are so full of summer flavours… do take some time to enjoy them all.


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July 28th, 2016 at 7:31 am


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July is always about soaking up the light and the sunshine. I wish it could stay forever.

I’ve not made the most of the sunshine lately, with the house move and stuff going on. Hoping August brings more warm weather to enjoy.

More Five Favourite Frames HERE. Plus, my friend Andrea joins in each month.

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July 27th, 2016 at 7:12 am

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The end of June sneaked up really quickly… I didn’t get round to shooting something specific for The Sixty Second Photograph, so I revisited a film I’d made earlier in the month and lengthened it.

Making it a real celebration of the only time it’s felt like summer, so far this year.

If you’d like to feel the real essence of summertime, check out the gorgeous films from the rest of the collective here. They’re so beautiful… full of sunshine & glistening sparkles.

The film is shot on Canon EOS 5D3.



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July 6th, 2016 at 1:20 pm