The second set of 20/20 sessions

What an energetic¬†day – full of laughter, giggles, singing, jumping, pretending to be rabbits, holding rabbits … and that was just me!

I wanted to share a couple of montages (with kind permission of the families) of the type of images that we can achieve .. twenty minutes for £20 Рfast and furious and amazing what you can achieve in a short amount of time.

20 20 session montage by Samantha Jones Photography

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It was a tiring day but exhilarating – just wonderful to see “old” friends and make new ones too. And to see brides and grooms bring along their new families … I cherish the chance to photography the new adventures in their lives together.

And the feedback has been pretty fantastic:

“It was a fab inbox to receive, we love them and will ponder our decision as to which ones to order. Thanks for a fab and relaxed shoot.”

“Thank you Sam we love our pics!!”

“Thanks Sam, absolutely love all the photos – will put an order in once we’ve made the the hard decision!!”

“Sam, they are fantastic. We love them all!! Thank you.”

“It was fab! Thanks so much Sam. So lovely to see you and we love the pics … they are fantastic quality!”

So I think we did well … and I’m in the process of booking the next two session dates so if you would like to get more information, just drop me an email sam@samanthajonesphotography.co.uk and I’ll let you know more details.

Or you can fill out the form below:

Thanks again to everyone who came along and supported my crazy fast and furious idea!

Hayley and Dominic – Your Kent Magazine wedding of the year winners

I could not have been happier to open my latest copy of Your Kent Wedding magazine to find not one, but two of my lovely wedding couples featured. Hayley and Dominic were married at Winters Barns in February 2014 and, after winning their round, were put forward for the final … which they won!

Their two page article is below and I was particularly pleased to read that Hayley and Dominic said:

“Our photos speak a thousand words. We haven’t got a standout favourite as Sam managed to capture our personalities and the essence of our day in every shot.”

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Winters Barns wedding, Hayley and Dominic

As for the four page article for my other couple … well, that has to remain an online secret at the moment … all will be revealed!

Saddlers food photography – oh, how I love my job …

If you follow my blog, you’ll know that my job is very varied. I meet amazing people, photograph wonderful occasions, joyful moments … and food.

Saddlers in Faversham (www.saddlersfaversham.co.uk), managed by the ever-energetic Kirsty, recently rebranded. Kirsty found out that the original name was Saddlers … and so has taken that on and given it a new spin. The restaurant is welcoming, warm, light and bright. And the perfect location for some food photography for showcasing on their website.

Oh and it was delicious … feast your eyes!

Saddlers Faversham food photography by Samantha Jones Photography

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I’m always looking for local businesses who value excellent photography to showcase their businesses. Do drop me a line sam@samanthajonesphotography.co.uk for more information!

Sara and Steve – the fully story of their eco friendly wedding at the gorgeous Pines Calyx

Sara and Steve met me at a wedding fair … even before they were engaged … Sara was absolutely intent on having Pines as their wedding venue and on a very bright sunny day last May, her wish came true. For bridal preps, Sara had hired a local house and she and Steve also stayed there on their wedding night – it overlooked the Channel and was light and bright and full of quirky details – perfect as far as I was concerned! Weddings are emotional occasions and this was no different. Happy to have loved ones with them to celebrate and sad that there were others who couldn’t be there.

Pines Calyx is a beautiful venue, set naturally on the cliffs at St Margaret’s Bay. The first place in the UK to see the sun and affording so many great places to take bride and groom portraits … even on the beach! The feel of this wedding was relaxed, the invitations had been designed by Sara and Steve themselves, along with the menus (designed personally for each guest), the seating plan was an upscaled ladder from Sara’s dad, the list of incredible details is endless.

The flowers and bouquets were exquisite and all prepared by Steve’s mum. The cake, and cup cakes, were incredible … and made by Steve’s sister – the bride was reduced to tears on seeing the cake as it was absolutely perfect!

I am delighted to share with you images from Sara and Steve’s wedding day – the day Sara couldn’t wait to marry her best friend … enjoy!

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We had such a wonderful day and I was truly sad to leave. My second shooter, Sarah, and I enjoyed the hospitality and generosity shown to us by everyone and it was an absolute pleasure to capture the smiles, the laughter and the tears. Sara and Steve chose to have albums with their package and I know that nan had a long list of people that she wanted to show her one to!

I look forward to capturing more of Sara and Steve’s life events … and thank you both again for making me feel so very much part of your day xx

And I’ll see you both again at Dan’s and Alison’s wedding in August!

Venue: Pines Calyx in St Margaret’s Bay (pinescalyx.co.uk)
Brides dress: Bridal Wardrobe in Rochester (www.bridalwardrobe.co.uk)
Grooms outfit: Next
Hair and make up: Kelly, a schoolfriend of Sara’s
Caterer: Michelle from the Pines Calyx tea rooms
Dj: Apollo Funk Entertainment (www.apollofunk.com)
Flowers: Groom’s mum
Cake: Groom’s sister

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