Diana’s birthday party and a beautiful album

I was contacted by Diana’s daughter just a few days before the celebrations at Shepherd Neame in my home town of Faversham. Juliet asked if I was available to take some candid photographs of the party and to produce an album … of course, I was delighted that I was available! It was such a lovely event, with a slideshow of memories taken from holidays, and weddings and just general life itself. It really shows how important photographs are that they can be enjoyed again and again and those moment are captured for ever.

The album has been duly designed and delivered and here are a couple of images to show the high quality of the product:

Diana's leather bound album

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The album was full of laughter and family and friends. I was so happy to be a part of it and hope that the album will be enjoyed and shown around now and for many years to come. Congratulations Diana!

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Hannah and Simon married on a breezy but beautiful June day {sneak peek}

Hannah met Simon through Mark, Simon’s brother. They have nicknames for each other. All Simon’s friends call him Monkey. They laugh. Together. A lot.

They celebrated their love on a windy (but thankfully dry) day in June at All Saints in Graveney. And yes, there are two churches in the village … both named All Saints. Family travelled from far afield. Some friends came from even further away. All to bear witness to an intensely personal wedding. After all, as the groom rightly said in his speech, he had never in his wildest dreams imagined being married by his father-in-law. But that’s what happened on Saturday – an emotional and moving wedding day. Filled with love. Jumping. And a galleon …

Hannah and Simon wedding

I mentioned jumping …

wedding, Faversham, Hannah and Simon

And a galleon …

wedding, Faversham, Hannah and Simon

I was delighted to be a small part of this wonderful wedding day. I’d like to thank everyone who smiled, laughed, jumped and then laughed some more. Hannah and Simon, you are truly blessed with such an amazing family and fabulous friends. And you radiate your love for each other. It’s inspiring. Much love to you both, enjoy France xxx

Poppies, barley and rabbits … the Spillett family {sneak peek}

The sun shone. It really did. After what seems like the longest winter and spring ever, it was warm today. And what better way to spend an hour than with the fabulous Spillett family. I first met mummy Helen when she “won” me in a raffle and we’ve kept in touch ever since. I’ve photographed her gorgeous children many times and they are absolutely delightful and a credit to their parents.

Without further ado, and because I know that mummy can’t wait … here’s your sneak peek!

Tom … oh Tom, you are going to break some hearts …

family photography in Faversham

And Freya, last time I photographed you, you were just tiny … and now …

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And I think that mummy and daddy were just so happy to be with their lovely children …

Faversham family photographer

We took so many photographs. The light was perfect and the location was perfect and the images are just the best. I’m so pleased that we managed to schedule this shoot at such short notice and the forecast of thunderstorms wasn’t right. If you would like to book a shoot, please do fill out the contact form below.

Thank you again to Helen and Harry, and Tom and Freya and I look forward to photographing you all for many years to come!

“William is a very relaxed and chilled out baby” says mummy … {sneak peek}

Thank you to my good friend Helen who introduced me to lovely mummy Belinda and gorgeous little William. Who, apparently, is very well behaved. But today was a little camera conscious … but after a nice long feed, and when the heating was popped on full blast, drifted off into a delicious sleep … check out his cheeky sneak peek below!

Newborn photography montage by Samantha Jones Photography

I love the way that this little montage shows so many different aspects of this scrummy little chap. Apparently, he is now sleeping like a baby!!! Lovely to meet this fabulous family and I’ll be editing and uploading your gallery for you to enjoy next week. And thanks to Emily, big sister, who made me laugh out loud!

Strawberries and cream … baby Aoife’s first (and second) photoshoots {sneak peek}

I’ve met baby Aoife twice now and she was as super cute the second time as she was the first. At a whole week old, we met at the beginning of the week for her newborn photographs. But baby Aoife decided that she wasn’t quite ready for her public so we rearranged another mini-shoot … and she was perfect! This first montage is from her shoot on Monday …

Baby Aoife's first photoshoot

And these are a small selection from today … mummy cranked up the heating, baby Aoife grinned and yawned throughout …

Baby Aoife's second photoshoot

And this young lady can really “work” a hat!

Baby Aoife's second photoshoot

I’m so glad that we could schedule a return visit – it really was worth it for some super shots. Sadly we didn’t quite manage to get her handmade slippers on … but here they are anyway!

Baby Aoife's super cute bunny slippers

I understand that, as Aoife’s next photoshoot will be scheduled around Christmas, that she may have to model a different outfit … can’t wait! Lovely to meet you, mummy and daddy and hope that you enjoy this little sneak peek of your gorgeous girl.

If you are expecting, or indeed, have a newborn, please do fill out the contact form below if you are interested in a home photoshoot in the Faversham area. I love meeting newbies!

The brightest colours and the biggest smile – Charlotte “Rock the Frock” {sneak peek}

Sometimes I have daft ideas. Well, to be frank, I often have daft ideas. I had a photoshoot in Folkestone recently and, as I was driving back out through the city centre, I noticed a brightly coloured wall. And some graffiti. It really struck me that it would be a great place to shoot a bride. You may remember Charlotte and Daniel’s wedding in April and I was just so in love with Charlotte and her dress. One text later, and I had a bride. Two messages on Facebook later, and I had a hair and make up team. We arranged a date … and the sun decided to take a vacation. However, despite the leaden and very bland skies, we found colour. Lots and lots of colour …

rock the frock, photoshoot, Folkestone, Samantha Jones Photography

Thanks to my hair stylist for the day, lovely Helen from www.myhairangels.co.uk and make up artist Nicola from www.nicolamitchellmua.co.uk (who also assisted brilliantly on the photoshoot) and, of course, thanks to my gorgeous bride, Charlotte. And thanks to Folkestone for having amazing and brightly coloured walls!

rock the frock, photoshoot, Folkestone, Samantha Jones Photography

If you like the idea of getting back into your wedding dress and being the centre of attention all over again, just drop me a line sam@samanthajonesphotography.co.uk or you can fill out the contact form:


I think Charlotte enjoyed herself and I certainly did!

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