A lovely way to end a fabulous year

Today, I met up with Hannah and Simon who were married in June. I was absolutely delighted to catch up with them after they have had such a busy six months … and to hand them their wedding album.

Here are a couple of shots of their layout …

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Hannah and Simon album spread 1

Hannah and Simon album spread 2

Hannah and Simon album spread 3

Hannah and Simon wanted the brushed steel front cover – it makes it such a statement piece and I think that they are happy with their choice. And Hannah did mention that her mum can’t wait to see the final album so I hope that she won’t have too long to wait …

If you have been one of my brides and grooms in 2013 (or indeed, earlier!) and are thinking about having an album, do get in touch. Albums are beautiful memories filled with images from your celebrations so don’t leave those files on a disc, email me for more information and pricing: sam@samanthajonesphotography.co.uk

And if you are newly engaged or celebrating a wedding in 2014, check out my package prices – one includes a bespoke album: https://samanthajonesphotography.wordpress.com/current-wedding-photography-pricing/

Happy New Year to you all and I’m looking forward to writing a blog post with images from my 2013! xx

Counting your blessings – Sarah and Sam’s sneak peek at Hadlow Manor

Sarah and Sam must be counting their blessings. Not only was the weather almost perfect on their wedding day, but they had snow. Well, not real snow. But snow nonetheless. I was absolutely delighted to be part of their wedding day and to see this fabulous young couple celebrate their love amongst family and friends. It was emotional, colourful, organised and fun. And I really must learn how to tie a cravat – perhaps that should be my new year’s resolution!

Here’s a couple of images from their day … one of my favourite engagement ring shots of the year!

Sarah and Sam wedding at Hadlow Manor by Samantha Jones Photography 1

The gorgeous couple – the light was fading so fast and it was getting quite chilly and luckily, we had the chance to take a few shots before the first spots of rain arrived!

Sarah and Sam wedding at Hadlow Manor by Samantha Jones Photography 2

Sarah and Sam wedding at Hadlow Manor by Samantha Jones Photography 3

And, of course, being at this time of year, the Christmas trees were still up …

Sarah and Sam wedding at Hadlow Manor by Samantha Jones Photography 4

Congratulations to you both and I can’t wait to share the rest of your images with you in the New Year. In the meantime, thanks again to you both and to your family and friends for making my job so very, very enjoyable xx

A very Christmassy Charlotte {sneak peek}

It doesn’t seem right to be so close to Christmas and not have posted images from a Christmassy shoot … so, I give you … Charlotte!

Charlotte by Samantha Jones Photography

Charlotte by Samantha Jones Photography 1

We had also planned to get big sister Amelia in some photographs too but this was the closest that we got …

Charlotte by Samantha Jones Photography 2

Next time, Amelia!

I’ll be bringing even more things with me now on home shoots … if you are looking to book a photoshoot for either a young family or newborn, do drop me a line sam@samanthajonesphotography.co.uk.

Jemma and Rob at The Old Kent Barn {sneak peek}

The day started off bright and dry. The boys were having a hearty breakfast and the girls were busy drinking champagne. In a winter wonderland setting, with their family and friends from all points of the compass, Rob married his best friend and most beautiful bride, Jemma. There was barely a dry eye in the house … and they looked at each other with such an amazing love that it was like a magnet, drawing you in and making you feel so lucky to have been with them.

For now, here’s a quick teaser of their day …

Jemma and Rob wedding at The Old Kent Barn 1

It was so cold. As I’ve been looking through the images, I can see goosebumps on Jemma’s arms. But we really wanted to get some outside shots, despite the December day.

Jemma and Rob wedding at The Old Kent Barn 2

Jemma and Rob didn’t want too many formal shots, in fact, their list was the one of the shortest I’ve ever had. But this image was high on their list … gorgeous flower girl, Imogen …

Jemma and Rob wedding at The Old Kent Barn 4

Jemma’s dad, Peter, sang.

Jemma and Rob wedding at The Old Kent Barn 5

And we braved the cold weather towards the end of the night. And I think it was worth it …

Jemma and Rob wedding at The Old Kent Barn 3

Thank you both. Words cannot express how happy I feel to have such lovely clients, and friends, as you. I can’t wait to see where your adventures in married life take you and I wish you both all the luck and happiness in your journey xx

Lucky for some … Penelope and Jonathan married in Whitstable on 13 April 2013 …

It had all the hallmarks of one amazing day. Having been recommended on Twitter, Penelope and I met up, chatted, and hit it off. And on an overcast and sometimes rainy day in April, in a church on Whitstable High Street, amongst family and friends, Penelope married her Jonathan. And I was delighted to have been part of their day … here’s their story:

With a purple themed wedding, details were paramount …

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

Which was also accented by the groom!

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

I forgot to mention that, not only was it a bit chilly, it was very windy too.

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

Once Penelope’s matron of honour and gayd of dishonour (yep, you read that right …) had arrived, it was time for the bride to make her entrance accompanied by her father.

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

It was much warmer inside the church – one of the regulations of photographing weddings in this particular church is that the photographer must stand at the back and shoot with a long lens.

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

But I’m glad to see that it didn’t stop nanny having a good look (such a lovely lady, full of bubbly personality!).

We had wanted to do a photo walk along the high street but the weather was turning quite wet and so we got the important family shots and then made our way to the beach!

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

I was determined to get some great shots and props to Penelope and Jonathan – they worked that camera, despite the rain!

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

Inside the Old Neptune, the level of noise was amazing – catching up with friends, seeing family members, recounting tales … and outside, in the tipis, more laughter and music and the best hog roast I think I have ever tasted!

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

Jonathan’s family had rented a house right on the beach and that meant that we could get a few shots out of the wind … I just love this one of Jonathan and his nanny!

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

Before long, it was time for the speeches and the first dance …

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

It was so cozy inside the tipi that I don’t think anyone wanted to go back to the pub! All in all, such a fabulous couple and one amazing day. Peace and love to you both! xx

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