Judith and Derek wedding anniversary photoshoot at Tankerton Slopes {sneak peek}

I was delighted to be contacted by Amy who had been recommended to me by her neighbour … Amy wanted to book a family photoshoot on the beach to celebrate her parents’ wedding anniversary. I found out on the day that it was a surprise – right up until the day before!

And Judith also mentioned that the last time they had a family photoshoot, it was 20 years ago … so about time for some new photos!

Family photoshoot at Tankerton in Kent

It was lovely to meet the family and to work with their little ones … and I was especially given the run around by this little cutie …

Family photoshoot on the beach by Samantha Jones Photography 01

I thoroughly enjoyed spending time on the beach in such perfect weather. And interesting to hear about that family photo in the checked shirts Amy …

Can’t wait to share your images with you all!

Victoria and Chris – pre-wedding photoshoot at Boys Hall {sneak peek}

I first met Victoria with her mum and sister at a wedding fair – I have been reliably informed that Victoria’s wedding shoes are going to be fantastic (in my advertising literature, I mention that I love shoes …) and I absolutely cannot wait to photograph their summer wedding at Boys Hall (boyshall.co.uk). As Victoria and Chris have been together for over 11 years, they were very much at ease with each other and I found them so enjoyable to work with, only suggesting a few minor changes in position and they were like professionals!

Victoria and Chris pre-wedding photoshoot at Boys Hall 2

We had time to stroll around the beautifully manicured grounds, suggesting places for photographs on the day itself … and meeting the resident cat who, of course, had to be in the background of one of two of the images! I’m excited to edit your pre-wedding photoshoot and to share the images with you both and, of course, to see you both again in August …

Victoria and Chris pre-wedding photoshoot at Boys Hall

Evonne and Trevor married at Read’s in Faversham {sneak peek}

I was delighted to have been recommended to this lovely bride and groom by the kind staff at Read’s – such a beautiful venue situated in the most amazing grounds … and five minutes from my home!

On a gorgeous sunny day, Evonne and Trevor celebrated with a close group of family and friends who had travelled many, many miles …

And it was totally worth it …

wedding, Read's Faversham,

Thank you both so much for including me in your celebrations – I am just a tiny bit envious of your honeymoon destination but hope that you have the most amazing time! I can’t wait to share your images with you xxx

Alison and Dave married at the East Quay in Whitstable – a lovely testimonial!

At the beginning of May, I joined Alison and Dave with their families and friends for their wedding at East Quay. Today I was delighted to hear that their images have safely arrived and to receive some lovely and very kind words from them …

Testimonial Alison and Dave

I hope our paths cross again in the future and it was so great to meet you all!

Sarah and Jon – pre-wedding photoshoot at East Quay in Whitstable {sneak peek}

When Sarah and Jon booked me for their July wedding at the fabulous seaside venue of East Quay in Whitstable (www.eqvenue.com), I was delighted … but to hear that they will be bringing their there year old miniature schnauzer, Wilson, with them, made me even happier. And it was great to meet up with them all today just for a quick chat through their wedding timings and for a brief pre-wedding photoshoot … oh Wilson …

Whitstable wedding photography by Kent photographer Samantha Jones Photography

Sarah and Jon pre-wedding photoshoot at East Quay in Whitstable by Samantha J0nes Photography 02

Sarah and Jon pre-wedding photoshoot at East Quay in Whitstable by Samantha Jones Photography 03

The weather was absolutely amazing today and the beach quickly getting full. I can’t wait for Sarah and Jon’s celebrations this summer and will be keeping my fingers tightly crossed that the weather is as good on the day!

Decia and Nik – married on a beautifully bright and breezy day at Winters Barns {sneak peek}

The forecasts had been for thunderstorms. But, as the day drew nearer, we started to see better weather ahead … although Decia and Nik had planned to marry in the open air at Winters Barns, they made the sensible decision to take the ceremony inside … but we managed to get outside in the gardens for formals and portraits and I had the best time ever …

There are so many gorgeous images that I need to edit but these are some of my favourites … firstly, one off my “bucket list” – Louboutins *sigh*

Louboutins shoes at a wedding at Winters Barns

The light was beautiful …

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And Decia and Nik looked amazing, so comfortable and happy …

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The group shot had a little action too …

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And the smiles continued …

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I can’t wait to start editing this wonderful couple’s images. There are quite a few so I might need a little while … but Decia and Nik, you ticked all the boxes, you are a delight to be with, thoughtful and exceptionally kind.

Your friends and family quite evidently think you are amazing – I wholeheartedly agree and thank you so much for making it all so very enjoyable xxx

Heather and Pete – pre-wedding photoshoot in the bluebells at Kings Wood

Nature cannot be tamed. Bluebells do not, it would appear, bloom to order. But luckily, bloom they did and I met up with Heather and Pete at Kings Wood near Canterbury for their pre-wedding photoshoot. Like Ali and Dan, they are also getting married in August of this year when the weather surely has to be warmer. With two layers of thermals, and a very bright smile, Heather and Pete ploughed into the depths of the woods … well, nearly. It seemed as though coachloads of people had been delivered to the very spots where we wanted to shoot – but it was worth it.

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Heather and Pete pre-wedding photoshoot 002

Heather was a bridesmaid at Carolyn and Daniel’s wedding and so I’m sure I will recognise a few faces and be able to catch up on lots of news.

I hope you both found the session fun and helpful – now to just practice those “poses”.

So, here comes summer … can’t wait!

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