That’s me in my most important role in life… dog trainer. Just kidding, my dog is untrainable, I mean Mum of course! My kids are a bit older now but I love that picture because it shows who I am. I can see the real me in the image and that’s what I love to capture when I’m photographing other people too. I get such a buzz at a wedding when I know I’ve captured something beautiful that really tells the story of who you are. Because there is beauty in all the little moments if you look for it and I believe those moments should be celebrated. I’ve photographed almost 100 weddings but I’ll never get tired of celebrating life in pictures.

I live in Shropshire with my family where we are currently renovating a big old Victorian house. If you want to see what that crazy journey looks like then follow me over at @sweetpeaandsorrel. When I'm not learning a new DIY skill or battling an overgrown garden I love to figure out the history of this old house. You'll find me crawling around in cupboards, cellars and old barns. Honestly, an actual wedding day is the only time I make an effort to look tidy!

Amanda Balmain Photography

about me

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is in peace and quiet and good tilled earth"

"Where our hearts truly lie

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"all Hobbits share a love of things that grow"


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"It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life"

i believe

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There's no knowing where you might be swept off to"

"If you don't keep your feet

Sunsets are my happy place and you'll find me searching out those golden rays whenever I can.

A sunset

I can't resist

Who doesn't love pets at weddings? Whether it's the family dog, a bird of prey or the farm donkey.


I love

I'm most at home in nature and I love flowers so I'll always make sure to capture the florals.


I'm drawn to