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!

Fabulous family photoshoot at the Coastal Park on a sunny day in Folkestone {sneak peek}

Theo, who is 19 months, was christened last year and as a gift to him, I was asked to produce a voucher for a photoshoot. Our first session was booked on a day when the heavens opened and we decided to postpone and mummy Natalie could not have chosen a more glorious day. As they live in the Folkestone area, she suggested that we meet at the Coastal Park … it was my first time there and I was really impressed! So much to do for adults and children alike, spotlessly maintained and right on the coast (I guess the name of the park kind of gives it away).

Theo is fast. Very fast. And knows the park very well. I feel as though he really “bossed” the photoshoot and I enjoyed every minute! Here’s a couple of cheeky sneak peeks …

Theo during a family photoshoot in Folkestone by Samantha Jones Photography


After strolling through the park, we made our way to the sea front … you could see storm clouds gathering in the distance but on the beach, it was just wonderful!

Family photoshoot on the beach at Folkestone by Samantha Jones Photography

I’ll be finalising editing over the next few days but it was really lovely to meet Theo and his parents … and I’m looking forward to photographing the new addition in about 11 weeks time! Thanks so much for making it such a fun morning.

If you are based in the Folkestone area and are interested in booking a family photoshoot, just drop me a line sam@samanthajonesphotography.co.uk – I’m looking forward to returning very soon!

Samantha Jones photographer shoots a very windy pre-wedding session at the beach

Thank goodness we rescheduled this pre-wedding session – Tracy, James and I were supposed to be meeting up at the end of March but it was freezing cold and very unpleasant. So we delayed by a week or so … and here are some of the images that we got … it was windy, but beautifully sunny …

We were a bit cold due to the wind, but we were getting more creative … love these shots, put together by Tracy:

Tracy manages and runs Virtually Organised (www.virtuallyorganised.com), which means that she works remotely for clients and carries out administrative tasks on their behalf, including accounts. However, I think she could get a job as a creative stylist!

Pre-wedding sessions are included in all of my wedding photography and, in my opinion, an important part of getting to know my clients. We have fun and try different things and my clients get used to the whole idea of being photographed. And then it’s not such a shock on the actual day.

Thanks to Tracy and James for braving the wind (and the mud …) and looking forward to your wedding in June.

{E-session} on the beach …

July is going to be great – I am confident of that! I have three weddings coming up in that month, all at gorgeous locations with great, fun people.

I took the chance to visit Jane, Martin and Abbie at their house at Seasalter – Jane and Martin are a little camera shy and I wanted to take the opportunity of taking a few pictures so that they could feel more confident on the day. And here they are …

Jane, Martin and Abbie

Jane, Martin and Abbie

I am so looking forward to their wedding celebrations, which will be at a beautiful venue, Reads, in Faversham, close to where I live … see you all very soon!

Family portrait session at the {beach}

I consider myself a very lucky person. I get to photograph great families like the Hammonds …

Hammond montage

As we live so close to the seaside, it only seemed right to pop down to Tankerton Slopes and get a few shots … the weather turned out beautifully in the end and got up to 25 degrees!

So Mia needed a parasol …

Mia and parasol

We got so many great shots that I put a quick storyboard together (courtesy of CoffeeTeaPhotography as it was difficult to chose which pictures to include in this blog!


Thanks again guys and I hope that you got those ice creams in the end … xxx