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Peonies and coffee Instagram clichés

Photographing Clichés

I often see Instagram criticised for being saturated with the same old clichés. I’m sure we’ve all heard the stories of people lined up in the street to take a picture of a certain blossom tree or a house with wisteria. People can be…

Tips for photographing children

Photographing Children

Most of you probably know that my greatest passion is photographing children, mostly my own children. They are the sole reason I picked up a camera three and a half years ago and learnt how to use it. In Marrakesh (you can see our…

Marrakesh, Morocco, Club Med resort

Discovering Marrakesh

I’m freshly home from the most magical week in Marrakesh, a wonderful city that overloaded my senses and ignited my imagination. I wanted to share my experiences there with you, because to be completely honest I’m not the bravest traveller. Sometimes my Instagram gives people the…

Sugarhouse studios self portrait with tripod and timer

A guide to self-portraits

You may well notice many feeds on Instagram feature a lot of images of the owner of that feed. The reality is, behind many successful Instagram feeds there are actually two great photographers. @helloemilie works together with @jasoncharleshill, and he takes many of the pictures…

Magic golden hour portrait

Midsummer magic

Golden hour is truly the holy grail for portrait photographers. The magic that can happen in that final hour of light before the sun sets in the evening, or in the first hour after it rises in the morning is really quite something.  The light is…

Pressure of Perfectionism Hannah Argyle Photography

Pressure of Perfectionism

Pressure starts at an early age these days. My son who is 5 has just had a reading (phonics) test at school that the government says every child his age has to do. My feelings on that one are a whole other story! Pressure…

instant film photography - polaroid collection with spring flowers

Project Polaroid

The last time I took a photo on film was when I was about 10 and I had a little compact camera that I would take on holiday. I took terrible, blurry photos, often with my finger in front of the lens and quite…