Ayumi and Peter {married} at St Edmunds in Canterbury

I just wanted to post a quick teaser from Ayumi and Peter’s wedding celebrations. The rain held off, the sun shone at the right times and there was so much laughter … congratulations to the happy couple!

And at Howfield Manor …

And the most fabulous cake topper that I have ever seen …

Thank you both for allowing me to share your special day with you and to all your family and friends for making me feel so very welcome!

Family photoshoot {teaser}

It’s been fantastically busy lately but I just wanted to post a quick teaser from my shoot with this gorgeous trio … their grandma won a portrait session by me in a raffle held recently during a craft fair in Sittingbourne … and I am so glad that she did!

Your online gallery will be up soon but, in the meantime, thank you all so much for making it such fun! I think that this trio were the most creative kids I’ve ever met!

{Engagement} shoot at Pines Calyx wedding venue

Elaine and Roger had booked me as their wedding photographer sight unseen after I was recommended to them by Lisa, the wedding co-ordinator at Pines Calyx (www.pinescalyx.co.uk). We put a date in the diary to meet up at their venue where they will be celebrating their wedding next autumn. Despite the very windy weather, we managed to get some fab shots and strolled around the beautiful grounds discussing ideas for their wedding day. I love shooting engagement sessions as I find out more about my couple’s plans. Check out the montages below!

I really enjoyed meeting up with Elaine and Roger and hearing about their plans. The shoot was full of laughter and stories and I think the two images below sum that up …

I have a feeling that their wedding is going to be fun … see you next September!

In the {press} …

It’s always great to see my images used in magazines and articles, and also for advertisements. As long as credit is given, it’s a compliment to me that my images are good enough for publication.

Abbots Barton in Canterbury have their wedding fayre coming up and they asked if they could use one of my images that I shot on a “Rock the Frock” session at Abbots Barton in conjunction with Emily Rose (www.emilyrosemakeupartist.co.uk) who is a makeup artist based in Canterbury.

Check out the advert:

The same image has also been used as part of their advertisement in www.yourkentwedding.com.

So if you are planning your wedding in Canterbury, check out the Abbots Barton and drop me an email at sam@samanthajonesphotography.co.uk. I’m always happy to hear about wedding plans!

{Photoshoot} with Missy and Maez

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Maez before but hadn’t met her gorgeous chihuahua, Scamp! Missy, Maez and Scamp joined us at a photoshoot organised by the Faversham and District Camera Club (www.favershamanddistrictcameraclub.co.uk) with a variety of different lighting set-ups and some great styling! As the club is getting so large and people are so keen to take photographs, there wasn’t too much time for taking pics myself … however, take a look to see what I did get!

This is Maez …

And this is Missy …

As you can see, the girls have different styling and were both incredibly professional in their approach to the shoot, making it a pleasure for everyone involved (and I got to cuddle Scamp too!).

And a couple of cute ones with Scamp …

Thanks everyone for making it such a successful evening and congratulations to Maez, Missy and Scamp for being such fabulous models!

If you are interested in booking a model photoshoot, do get in touch. You can either drop me an email sam@samanthajonesphotography.co.uk or give me a call: 07786 314973. Based in Faversham but willing to travel!

{Weddings} to look forward to … in October

I have two fabulous weddings scheduled for the end of this month … please let the weather be glorious blue skies and fluffy white clouds …

The first First one is at Westenhanger Castle (www.westenhangercastle.co.uk). I went recently to visit and to have a walkthrough of the best spots for photographs …

And then at St Edmunds in Canterbury – this lovely venue has recently been opened up for bookings and is not now reserved for “old boys” of the school …

The chapel at St Edmunds has beautiful stained glass windows and a balcony at the back … I am looking forward to photographing both of these weddings and please, please let the weather be as gorgeous as it was on the days that I visited!

If you are planning your wedding at either of these venues, do drop me an email at sam@samanthajonesphotography.co.uk – I’d love to hear more about your plans!

Anna and Ben {married} at the Hamlets Hotel in Larkfield

I had the pleasure of joining Anna and Ben in their celebrations last Friday at the Hamlets Hotel near Larkfield (www.hamletshotel.com). Although I was only with them for a couple of hours (the wedding was a late one at 5pm), I was made to feel very welcome indeed! As it was raining heavily there was not a single opportunity to have any photographs taken outside. Luckily, we managed to create some space in the lounge and got all of the group shots that Anna and Ben wanted.

Check out the montages below for the story of the day … and the gorgeous sparkly flip flops worn by the bride!

Did you see the flipflops? Gorgeous!

Despite the rain, by the time that I left to make my way home, the bride and groom and their guests were making their way through to their evening buffet and the sounds of laughter and enjoyment were plain to hear.

I wish you both all the luck in the world and hope to see you again very soon!

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