Category Archives: Commercial

Son of Man – HawkEaster

I joined Son of Man for a day of fun and rock’n’roll over the Easter weekend when they joined the line-up to play in HawkEaster – a festival in Seaton, Devon, with Hawkwind headlining. A great gig, and I always love having a chance

St David’s Day

Happy Saint David’s Day – Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus St. David’s Day and time to bake some Welsh cakes, of course.  It wouldn’t be St David’s Day without them, and Mr Strad would be very grumpy if there weren’t any on


Flippin’ Lovely – How to Make Welsh Pancakes Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day as it’s always known in our house, and we thought we’d try something a bit different to our usual pancakes with currants, lemon and lots of sugar.

Neath Food Festival

Neath Food and Drink Festival 2014 Well, the sixth Neath Food and Drink Festival is over and I’m sure everyone will agree that it was a resounding success.  I visited on the two days and the streets and stalls were packed with visitors, with

Food Photography – Special Offer

To celebrate Neath Food and Drink Festival, I’m making a special offer on commercial food photography for local businesses until the end of October 2014. Good quality photographs can make such a difference to your marketing material, social

Neath Food and Drink Festival

Neath Food and Drink Festival 2014 Next weekend, Friday 3rd October and Saturday 4th October, brings one of the highlights of my year to Neath – the sixth Neath Food and Drink Festival.  With my love of food and food photography in particular,

Bethan Jenkins AM

A Love Neath Walkabout with Bethan Jenkins AM and Darren Nichols, Chairman of Chamber of Trade Great times during Street Food Saturday to showcase all the Neath has to offer, so a Love Neath walkabout was arranged with Darren Nichols, Chairman of

Street Food Saturday

Street Food Saturday with Le Petit Bouchon and Neath Ukulele Band Neath probably has more than its fair share of festivals and events – not that we’re complaining, but there’s always something going on, or something to look forward

Neath Community First

Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Neath Community First team were one of the many organisations to host a coffee morning in Neath in aid of Macmillan Cancer.  It was held in Neath Cricket Club and the cakes were made by staff and

Swansea Community Farm

Autumn Fun at the Farm Lucky me – I get to work in some fantastic places.  This time, I spent the day with the staff and volunteers at Swansea Community Farm.  This is a 3.5 acre farm, right in the middle of a mixed commercial/ residential

Hollywood Glamour – in your own home!

Lights …… Camera …. Action! How do you fancy a bit of Hollywood glamour? How about a bit of Hollywood glamour in your own home? I’m now offering Hollywood Glamour photoshoots and I can come out to your home – with a

Pontardawe Festival 2014

Another great weekend for Gwyl Pontardawe Festival 2014, with lots of free entertainment in pubs in the town centre, street parades and a craft and food market over 4 days – and fantastic weather! These are some photos from the Pontardawe Inn

Kidwelly Beer Festival

Scotch Corner, a 3 piece band, played at Kidwelly Beer Festival 2014 on Saturday night to a packed audience.  Held annually, Kidwelly Beer Festival is organised by a committee of volunteers and runs over 2 evenings at the Princess Gwenllian

Neath Ice Bucket Relay

Another fantastic event for Neath – this time raising money and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease – with the great Neath Ice Bucket Relay!  Thought up and organised by Theresa Holman, owner of the Cwtch Cafe, and aided and abetted by

South Wales Dog Photographer

Dog Photography Portraits – Poppy, Bichon Frise/ Maltese Terrier As a South Wales dog photographer, I get to photograph all types of dog – big (like my Newfoundland) and small (lots of puppies get smuggled into my camera bag, before

Neath Pet Photography

Anyone who knows me, or follows me on Twitter or Facebook, will know that I love animals and have 2 dogs – Lola, my Newfoundland, and Molly, my Golden Retriever – both absolutely spoilt and loved members of our family.  They have more

Guild of Photographers Awards February 2014

As a proud member of the Guild of Photographers, I enter my photographs into their Image of the Month competition every month and have them judged by a panel of expert photographers. Winners are honoured with the Guild of Photographers Awards.  Each

St. David’s Day Neath

Great fun for St. David’s Day Neath as part of the Love Neath campaign!  I was the official photographer for Neath and District Chamber of Trade and accompanied the judges for their Traders’ competition. The competition was ‘The

Love Neath Launch

This week I attended the official Love Neath Launch party at the Gwyn Hall in Neath.  Love Neath is a campaign to highlight the best that Neath has to offer.  Led by the Chamber of Trade, it is open to all sectors, and on the Love Neath launch

Neath Portrait and Wedding Photographer January 2014 awards

As a proud member of the Guild of Photographers, I have decided that this year I am going to enter my photographs into their Image of the Month competition and have them judged by a panel of expert photographers.  Each image entered are assessed and

Naked Beauty Workshop

Are you a counsellor, therapist or life coach? Interested in your body image and how it affects your identity? Want to explore your judgements about body image – about yourself and other people? Would you like to be able to help your clients

Winning Hamper from FYI:Neath

Do you enter competitions?  I don’t bother generally.  I always mean to, but then remember about it after the closing date.  Well, this time, I remembered and I won!  It was organised by FYI:Neath as part of Small Business Saturday. Starting

Just WordPress – Top Tips on Blogging

WordPress Users Wales and Software Alliance Wales arranged a workshop packed full of practical advice on managing your own WordPress website and blogging in Cardiff this weekend, which I was lucky enough to attend (there was a waiting list of

Taking Better Photographs for your Business

Top tips on taking better photographs for your business.   Common Mistakes Firstly, there are common mistakes that many people make when taking photographs.  Overcome these, and you’re more than half way there to producing some great