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What’s in your fridge?

It was a sweltering hot day in June and I was showing a young couple round a very sweet little flat in Kendal, Cumbria.   I was a rookie – only been in the job two weeks working for Barratts and … Continue reading

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How many photos is too many?

A gentleman called me recently, and asked me this very question: “How many photos of my house online is too many?” “How many do you have?” I asked him. “77″ came the reply. Yes, if you’re wondering, 77 photos is … Continue reading

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Lessons from Henley Regatta: The People

People watching – what a terrific pastime it is!  I’m a very visual person, with a background as a professional photographer, so I really enjoyed all the outfits, hairstyles, personalities and characters that Henley Regatta had to offer.  Boaters, blazers … Continue reading

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Lessons from Henley Regatta: Our Day

“Didn’t we have a loverly time at the Henley Regatta……” It was fantastic!  I went along with my husband Michael and my baby sister Kathy (the very talented photographer Katherine Ashdown), courtesy of a client of my husband’s.  We dressed … Continue reading

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The Six Secrets of Fabulous Property Photography

The Six Secrets of Fabulous Property Photography There are many elements that go into making great property photography: the weather, the skill and experience of the photographer, and the features of the house itself – they all go into making … Continue reading

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Where’s the fire?

Do you have a real fire?  At this time of year, you may not want to spend the time or effort lighting it for vieiwngs.  Not to mention the mess…..  Try this instead:  clean out the grate, then fill it … Continue reading

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Best of the Best – The Scarlet Hotel

This weekend, my very romantic hubby took us to the absolutely gorgeous Scarlet Hotel in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall. Wow.  It really is an amazing hotel, where nothing is too much trouble (“glass of champagne in the hot tub Madam?”) and … Continue reading

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What are you really selling?

The Chief Executive of Black & Decker once said: “People don’t go into a DIY store because they need one of our drills.  They go in because they need a hole in the wall.” Ask Wonderbra what it is that … Continue reading

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Wall of Shame – Beastly Bedrooms

Introducing the new…. Wall of Shame (cue loud scary noises and frightened screams). Over the last seven years, I’ve encountered some absolutely shocking property photographs, and now I’ve decided the time has come to share them with you. So fasten … Continue reading

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Photography that sells – Part One

A beautiful house needs even more beautiful photography to show it at its best, and woo a buyer.  The following images illustrate the point perfectly, that the camera can lie – this charming home was much prettier than the original … Continue reading

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