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2017 – a look back at a wonderful year

2017 was certainly an interesting and, at times, challenging year. It’s the first time I’ve photographed a wedding on my birthday which was a wonderful start to the year and also I was delighted to see so many of my couples and their weddings being featured in magazines. Every single wedding has been great fun, working with my lovely couples to create memories. Whether it was a short coverage wedding, or a full day, I am truly amazed how individual and fantastic you all are.

Ellie and Andrew wedding reception at The East Quay in Whitstable by Samantha Jones PhotographyKerry and Andrew married at The Ferry House Inn by Samantha Jones Photography

2017-12-28_0007Alex and Sam wedding at The Crescent Turner Hotel by Samantha Jones Photography 07Caz and Philip married in Ospringe by Samantha Jones Photography 05Charlotte and Edward married at Stonelees by Samantha Jones Photography 05Coral and Carl wedding at Winters Barns by Samantha Jones Photography 12Hayley and Sam wedding reception by Samantha Jones Photography 06Heather and Phillip married at Leeds Castle by Samantha Jones Photography 13Heather and Simon Faversham wedding by Samantha Jones Photography 06Jess and Johnny at Longton Woods by Samantha Jones Photogrpahy 01Juliette and Sam married at Elvey Farm by Samantha Jones Photography 03Karen and John wedding at Howfield Manor by Samantha Jones Photography 05Lisa and Robert married at Pegwell Bay Hotel by Samantha Jones Photography 06Lisa and SteveNiki and Josh married at Queens Road Baptist Church with reception at The Botany Bay by Samantha Jones PhotographySara and Simon wedding at The Old Brewery Store in Faversham by Samantha Jones Photography 09Sharon and John married at Wellington House in Canterbury by Samantha Jones Photography 4aSylvia and LawrenceVicky and Simon married at Egerton and Barnlea by Samantha Jones Photography 08Wendy and Andy wedding at Howfield Manor by Samantha Jones Photography 06Wendy and Mark wedding at Eastwell Manor by Samantha Jones Photography 06

The weather has sent some challenges too but we achieved so much. It was so wonderful to see some familiar faces too during the course of the year, as bridesmaids or matrons of honour. To meet all of you and to share just a tiny part of your journey was a true honour.

Weddings are joyful occasions but there is also sadness too. Thinking of those who can’t be with us for our celebrations and those who are no longer here … those who we have loved are always in our hearts.

Jess and Johnny married at Longton Wood by Samantha Jones Photography 05

Love brings families together, we create memories to be cherished for years to come. As a photographer, I feel truly blessed to be part of these journeys … and to celebrate with each and every one of you.

We also had a family wedding in 2017 too …

Hollie and Oli 126

And we could not have been prouder of Hollie and Oli and Leo, Dexter and Jay and are delighted to see what a wonderful family they have become.

Wishing all of my couples the most wonderful future and I’m excited to join many more amazing couples in 2018!

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