Rustic charm, a sand ceremony and cheerful yellow blooms

Situated in the Norfolk village of Thompson, College Farm was the perfect setting for Vicky and Steven’s beautiful relaxed wedding.  The day was filled with laughter, tears, smiles, happiness and love. Read More

Royal Air Force Ice Hockey Association – End of Year Review 2016

I am incredibly proud of my work with the RAFIHA and it is a privilege and pleasure to be the Association’s photographer. It has been another fantastic year for me documenting the journey of this great organisation and the people who belong to it. I have taken thousands of photographs throughout the last twelve months and I would like to share with you some of my favourite images from this year ~ Trish

35kk25s

2016 got off to a great start with the Sportsman weekend, where we enjoyed an Aces v Saints game at Ice Sheffield followed by a dinner and presentation evening at RAF Cranwell. With a forthcoming tour to Canada for the RAF Aces, we took the opportunity to do a little promo shoot, with the Aces getting a chance to show off their modelling skills.

1kk25s2kk25s3kk25s4kk25s5kk25s6kk25s7kk25s8kk25s9kk25s

The Vulcans and The Bluewings went head to head in the Anglo Cup Final in May; the Vulcans retaining their title as Anglo Cup Champions for another year.

9akk25s10kk25s11kk25s12kk25s13kk25s

June saw the annual Combined Services Tournament, the Bluewings made a blistering start to the competition in a bid to defend their title, but the British Army teams proved tough competition, as did the British Army Blades who felled the RAF Aces in the final of the Inter-Service Cup.

14kk25s15kk25s16kk25s17kk25s18kk25s19kk25s20kk25s21kk25s22kk25s23kk25s24kk25s25kk25s26kk25s27kk25s28kk25s29kk25s

September, the teams headed north of the border for the RAF Championships. Determined not to let another trophy slip through their fingers, the Bluewings annihilated the Vulcans in the final to become the new RAF Champions.

30kk25s31kk25s32kk25s33kk25s34kk25s35kk25s36kk25s37kk25s38kk25s39kk25s

UK Summer Classic

I had the pleasure of being asked to photograph the inaugural UK Summer Classic at Ice Sheffield on Sunday.  As Sheffield baked in the July sunshine, teams from across the UK competed in the three versus three tournament.

IMG_1399

IMG_1419

2Y9A28262Y9A28172Y9A28142Y9A27882Y9A27502Y9A27112Y9A26262Y9A25792Y9A23312Y9A22702Y9A22612Y9A22492Y9A22332Y9A21452Y9A20862Y9A20822Y9A2029

Congratulations to the Don Valley Vikings on winning the UK Summer Classic Trophy

2Y9A28552Y9A28682Y9A2876IMG_1409

UK Armed Forces Ice Hockey Tournament

At the beginning of June, I spent a week at Ice Sheffield photographing the annual UK Armed Forces Ice Hockey Tournament.  Four days packed with hockey, which saw teams from the British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy compete in a round-robin competition for the Tri-Service Cup,  Plate and  Bowl.  Each evening, the Royal Navy Destroyers, RAF Aces and British Army Blades battled it out for the Inter-Service Championship Cup.  I am incredibly passionate about my ice hockey photography; this was my third year as tournament photographer, such an intensive (and cold!) week for me, but so much fun.

And so the stage was set…

IMG_0629

The puck dropped on the 2016 Tournament with an 11-2 win for the Army Sappers.

2Y9A3745

Day One of the tournament saw some great hockey and ended with the reigning Tri-Service Champions, The RAF Bluewings, top of the leader board.

2Y9A39152Y9A39392Y9A43592Y9A44322Y9A46532Y9A38162Y9A38802Y9A40112Y9A40492Y9A41162Y9A42012Y9A42492Y9A43712Y9A44162Y9A44922Y9A46102Y9A46112Y9A4638

Victory for the RAF Aces, as they beat the Royal Navy Destroyers 9-2. Hat tricks from Guscott and  Hutchinson secured a place in the Inter-Service Cup Final against the British Army Blades.

2Y9A48342Y9A49852Y9A51352Y9A4856-22Y9A4756

Day two saw the Army teams step up a gear and the RAF Bluewings slipped from top spot

2Y9A56602Y9A52012Y9A52992Y9A59332Y9A51922Y9A52142Y9A54262Y9A55582Y9A56732Y9A57092Y9A57972Y9A5864

The Royal Navy Destroyers endure a punishing 14 – 1 defeat at the hands of the British Army Blades in the Inter-Service Championship Cup.

2Y9A61652Y9A63662Y9A64762Y9A6412

Day three of the tournament and the teams battled it out for placings in the finals of the Cup, Plate and Bowl.

2Y9A65352Y9A79072Y9A77632Y9A75352Y9A74082Y9A73882Y9A71802Y9A70062Y9A67282Y9A65972Y9A68612Y9A68942Y9A70782Y9A72632Y9A73162Y9A74092Y9A74642Y9A76042Y9A77632Y9A77852Y9A78402Y9A93662Y9A92162Y9A9139

The one everyone had been waiting for, the Inter-Service Cup Final between the RAF Aces and the British Army Blades.

As the RAFIHA photographer, it was a privilege to be invited into the RAF Aces locker room to document the preparations and anticipation ahead of the big game.

IMG_0786-BW2Y9A8001-BWIMG_0802-BWIMG_0793-BWIMG_0785-BWIMG_0770-BW2Y9A7998-BW2Y9A7978-2-BW2Y9A86122Y9A84942Y9A86992Y9A81282Y9A8190

‘Not today…’

Heartbreak for the RAF Aces as they are defeated 7-2 by the British Army Blades, who retain the trophy for the fourth consecutive year.2Y9A89982Y9A9022

Final day of the tournament and the REME Stallions lift the trophy as they beat the Army All Stars in the final to become Tri-Service Champions 2016.2Y9A95312Y9A97232Y9A9780

Written In Dust

When Creative Arts East commissioned me to photograph a silent Chinese film with musical accompaniment, I didn’t know what to expect – who knew such a project existed?!

I turned up at St Mary’s Church, Banham on a cold wintry evening for the performance of Written In Dust, by British Director, Gareth Rees.  Set in Beijing, it is a contemporary tragic tale of three friends who migrate to the city in search of a new life, but encounter love, lies and betrayal.  With a dark and gritty style of cinematography and the haunting musical accompaniment by Ling Peng and Andrew Middleton, the experience was captivating.  The atmospheric glow inside the church enhanced the performance; rural cinema proved to be an unexpected treat.

View from the Bench

‘The Bench’… where the real story of the Team comes alive and the drama, excitement and passion of the game unfolds….

2Y9A3319-xsc2Y9A3225-xsc2Y9A3305-xsc2Y9A3320-xsc2Y9A3189-xsc2Y9A3045-xsc2Y9A3231-xsc2Y9A3063-xsc2Y9A3219-xsc2Y9A3205-xsc2Y9A3218-xsc2Y9A3204-xsc2Y9A3359-xsc2Y9A3223-xsc2Y9A3212-xsc2Y9A3342-xsc2Y9A3228-xsc2Y9A3209-xsc2Y9A3065-xsc2Y9A3158-xsc2Y9A2987-xsc2Y9A3043-xsc2Y9A3221-xsc2Y9A2986-xsc2Y9A3049-xsc2Y9A3046-xsc2Y9A3050-xsc2Y9A2988-xsc2Y9A3059-xsc2Y9A3227-xsc2Y9A3207-xsc2Y9A3055-xsc2Y9A3216-xsc2Y9A3217-xsc2Y9A3044-xsc2Y9A3211-xsc2Y9A3226-xsc2Y9A3203-xsc2Y9A3230-xsc2Y9A3041-xsc2Y9A3056-xsc2Y9A3060-xsc2Y9A3348-xsc2Y9A3302-xsc2Y9A3222-xsc2Y9A3214-xsc2Y9A3206-xsc2Y9A3345-xsc2Y9A3003-xsc2Y9A3347-xsc2Y9A3344-xsc2Y9A3274-xsc2Y9A3054-xsc2Y9A3058-xsc2Y9A3233-xsc2Y9A3322-xsc2Y9A2990-xsc2Y9A3047-xsc2Y9A3051-xsc2Y9A3157-xsc2Y9A3061-xsc2Y9A2993-xsc2Y9A3053-xsc2Y9A3265-xsc2Y9A3220-xsc

Victory for RAF Vulcans in 2016 opener

The RAF Vulcans Ice Hockey Team took their first home victory of 2016 against local rivals The Flyers, in a closely matched, hard fought game.