Posted on November 25, 2013
It seems such a long time ago that I spent a pleasant afternoon photographing some “new to the market” camper vans, namely Matilda and Ludwig. It was so scorchingly warm that, after the shoot in the grounds of Mount Ephraim, we sat in the shade of an tree, on a picnic rug and enjoyed home made cake and something fizzy!
Just look at those blue skies. Just imagine the warmth of the sun on your back. Just imagine the fun that you could have if you hire one of these gorgeous vans for your wedding or special trip … you can find out more here: Whitstable Bays Facebook page. Enjoy!
Posted on November 21, 2013
Now that the weather has turned colder again, and I finally have time for some blogging, the cold snap has made me think of Billie and Mat’s celebrations way back in January. With snow still on the ground, outside shots were at a premium and we had to seek sanctuary in the reception room at The Russell Hotel for the group shots. Billie and Mat’s schedule was quite complex but we met a few times before the day to ensure that everything would run to plan … and it did!
From the amazingly high shoes (Mat is 6′ 10″ …)
To a super cute bridesmaid who loved having her photograph taken …
To the boys …
To an emotional walk up the aisle with her son and father …
And smiles and giggles at signing the register …
We stepped out briefly into the freezing weather for a couple of portraits but it was really freezing!
Billie and Mat had a sweetie display – which was certainly enjoyed by the groom before the guests were allowed into the room and also amazing wedding day cookies!
The entire wedding had a train theme, specifically Thomas the Tank engine and the seating plan, cake topper and other details were also based on this (Mat works for the railways).
At the end of the night, Billie had a dress and shoe change and we popped outside for them to make their own smoke machine!
Billie and Mat have certainly had an exciting year with a new baby girl too and I wish them all the luck in their future married lives together. If only it hadn’t been quite so cold … xx
Posted on November 18, 2013
Sadly, winter really seems to be setting in. When I first met baby A back in June, she was tiny. But now, look at this gorgeous little one, who is one of my newborn to one year clients, as she brought sunshine into the room and a smile into my heart.
Isn’t she just gorgeous?
I can’t wait to share the rest of her images with mummy and daddy and I know that they can’t wait to see them either! Thanks so much for a fabulous afternoon! xx
Posted on November 14, 2013
Way back in May of this year, I second shot a wedding with the lovely Kathy Ashdown of Katherine Ashdown Photography. It was a cold day, with a little sun and bat which divebombed the formal photographs outside of the church! A true “bats in the belfry moment”.
I have been looking through the images from the day and it struck me that this bride used signs. A lot of signs. Whether it was for the quickest way to the bar, where the dancing would take place, or the list of drinks available … there were signs. Take a look … love the bridal gown hanger!
An unusual idea for a seating plan.
Drinks and food menus with a personalised touch.
Garden games … what is Corn Hole?
A nice way to tell people where to go …
And a sweet little Mr and Mrs banner for the top of their unique cake!
The signs are so much nicer than a printed A4 page. Personal, memorable and shows the work that was put into this wedding!
Posted on November 13, 2013
I had the pleasure of joining Lynn and her family in the summer for a special birthday celebration at Read’s in Faversham, one of the best restaurants in the local area. As part of her birthday gift, her family asked me to design and produce an album, to include images of Lynn’s choice taken during my coverage.
When a family haven’t seen each other for a long time and then get together, it’s a wonderful event to photograph. Indeed, Lynn’s sister and niece came all the way from the States so there was lots to catch up on!
Here are a few images from the album …
The albums are professionally bound and have photographic paper bonded to thick cardboard which gives them a rather luxurious feel. You can see the quality of the binding and the thickness of the pages here …
If you are planning a special celebration, don’t think of putting disposable cameras on the table – invest your money in professional photography coverage. It really is worth every penny and I’m sure that Lynn and her family will enjoy looking back through the album for many years to come.
Do drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org for all your event photography needs.
Posted on November 7, 2013
Wedding rings are often quite delicate, especially those for the bride. Maybe with an inscription or with diamonds, gold or platinum, I see a huge variety at weddings that I photograph. I also take special care of wedding rings when I photograph them, especially after hearing the nightmare story of a photographer who borrowed the rings to photograph them artistically … on a veranda overlooking a beach. The rings were never seen again …
So I just thought I’d share with you a few images from recent weddings – I try my hardest to use what’s available as backgrounds for the rings.
Sometimes there are cute little ring bearers, wearing super smart tuxedos. And I try to photograph them too … but I don’t always get the shot …
Sadly, as you can see, the registrar’s book got in the way … and I couldn’t get down low enough – but don’t worry, I have plenty of gorgeous little Leonardo to share with his family!