Posted on September 28, 2015
September is a great time for weddings. Shelley and Paul had their hearts set on being married outside at The Black Horse … and it could not have been more perfect.
From the moment that I met lovely little Lacy, who proudly showed off her “Flower Girl” bracelet …
To photographing the groomsmen and the bridemaids …
To the bride’s very sparkly wedding ring …
And the vintage Rolls Royce …
(And a cheeky selfie …)
Shelley, you looked amazing!
And your happiness to be married absolutely shone through in every image.
I’m so glad that we managed to get out to use the gardens, and the sun, to the full – I think it was worth it!
I hope you have the best adventure on your honeymoon and I’m looking forward to catching up on your return. Thank you for making my day so very enjoyable and I’m excited to see which images you chose for your album too! xx
Posted on September 19, 2015
I met Shelley and Paul at a wedding fair at the Black Horse back in the spring. I was delighted when they booked me for their late September wedding and it’s taken ages to find a date that we could all make for their pre-wedding photoshoot.
Notwithstanding the fact that the tail end of a tropical storm was passing over Kent … did that deter us from driving up to the castle … oh no!
They were totally at ease with each other, a bit giggly and very excited about their wedding next week. It was really easy to photograph them and the skies did make for some dramatic backgrounds!
We are all hoping that we will be able to return to the castle next week for their portraits. The forecast seems to show that the weather is improving …
But whatever the weather, I know that this is going to be a fun and enjoyable wedding to photograph!
Posted on September 17, 2015
I’ve been working with Lucy over the last few months on my own business and was delighted to be asked to capture some images for her blog and website. Being a business coach, Lucy knew exactly the kind of images that she wanted and we built up a Pinterest board come follow me on Pinterest so that we could bounce ideas off of each other and be ready for the shoot.
We are both based in Faversham and know the area very well. Lucy wanted some images with a white background, using negative space, and just off the high street afforded us the perfect option.
Lucy used this image with text on her site to illustrate a point. Negative space is often used in magazines.
Lucy has specific colours used in her brand and wanted to reflect those in her clothing during the shoot whilst also creating an empathetic and engaging set of images.
I think Lucy found it an interesting experience and here is her side of the story: How self acceptance beat perfection.
It’s always great to work with local entrepreneurs and I have watched Lucy’s business and clientele broaden and grow during the year.
If you are looking for up-to-date images, for social media use, such as LinkedIn, or Facebook, please do drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also see other corporate work by clicking on this link.
Posted on September 8, 2015
I met Amy and Jonty at a wedding fair earlier this year. I had recently become one of the recommended suppliers at their reception venue, Elham Village Hall, and it seemed such a coincidence that we should meet at the fair, that a booking ensued! I was delighted to be part of this wedding – I think we all wished that the weather could have been a little warmer … but Amy, requisite with fur and a brilliant smile, absolutely lit up the day! Arriving in a 1930’s Humber, lovingly built by her father, Amy ushered in the late comers to church and absolutely wowed the congregation.
Here are just a few images which I think give a little flavour of their celebrations …
I hope you enjoy your European jaunt and that the temperatures are somewhat warmer … thank you for having Sarah and I along for the day and I’m looking forward to sharing your images with you as soon as possible … xx
Posted on September 2, 2015
After photographing their August wedding at Pines Calyx, I was delighted to open my emails this morning to such kind words from the lovely Sarah and Grant …
If you are thinking of choosing this beautiful eco-friendly wedding venue, then please do drop me a line – I’m one of their recommended suppliers and am delighted to be able to shoot there …
Posted on September 1, 2015
When I arrived at Victoria’s bridal preparations, after seeing the dress and ooohing and aaahing over the shoes, our discussion quickly turned to the weather forecast. Victoria and Chris’s outdoor ceremony at Boys Hall was scheduled for 3pm … exactly the time of the first onset of rain showers. But Victoria was positive. And definite. The ceremony would be outside and it would not rain.
And she was right …
I wasn’t able to detect the slightest hint of nerves! And this glass washboard that belonged to Victoria’s grandmother made for a fabulous engagement ring shot. Leaving the girls to their preparations, I headed over (through a shower of rain) to Boys Hall to meet up with the boys. Chris, impeccably dressed groom …And he didn’t look nervous either!
It didn’t rain. Not at all during the ceremony. And the bride and groom smiled and laughed and giggled all the way through. So happy to be married.And Stella, super grandmother. I love this image of Chris and Victoria (who was 6′ 2″ in her heels) making themselves smaller so that we could get the shot!
OK, it did rain a bit. But it made the air crisp and clear and dispelled some of the earlier humidity. And Chris and Victoria laughed and giggled (again) and made my job so very easy.
Thanks to usher Will, who stood with me in the rain, holding an umbrella over me and my camera equipment, to get this long exposure shot. I think it was worth it!
To everyone who helped me on the day, who made my job so fun and enjoyable, thank you. And to Victoria and Chris, who were pretty much perfect … I wish you all the happiness in the world for your future life together and I can’t wait to catch up on your return from honeymoon. Much love xx