Your blog and the site, both looks very good. However, configuring your homepage with your blog and making it wordpress is not exactly a problem. Hire someone else and get it done, that is if you want to. It looks good anyway.
Another suggestion, why not make your blog on the same domain, bardsleyphotography.co.uk/blog will be just good enough. It is easy to promote your blog and your site if they are on the same domain.
here are a few things you can improve on:
1) Just checked few of your blog posts, the text of your posts are almost of the same color as your background. Perhaps a deeper shade of black for your text will make it more readable.
2) I like the way you have used the social media, the facebook comment integration, the member widget of the fan page on the sidebar and twitter link, all of these things are great. Would suggest you to add a few social buttons on the blog posts, for example the facebook share, google+1, stumbleupon etc.
overall you got an excellent blog and a nicely designed site,
keep it updated,