Perry Woods … a site of natural beauty … and the Steward family photoshoot experience!

This family are my perfect clients. We first met three years ago when new addition, Darcey, was just a few days old. Since then, I’ve photographed her as she’s grown, I’ve joined big sister Erin and her friends at a birthday party (mad, crazy, fun) and Andy’s parents for a special anniversary and family gathering and also had a spectacular photoshoot with their two camper vans, Ludwig and Matilda (Whitstable Bays). I’ve cuddled their tiny newborn pups and I’m always welcomed with cake and tea. See, perfect. And when mum Suzie suggested that we meet last Saturday in the car park at Perry Woods (an ancient woodland near Selling and Chilham, I wasn’t in the least surprised – October has always proved a great time to have a photoshoot with Darcey and the weather report had been checked and verified … so we did this …

The Steward family photoshoot at Perry Woods 01

Little Darcey was proving to be a bit camera shy but we worked together … until the rest of the family photobombed us!

The Steward family photoshoot at Perry Woods 02

And, of course, in Matilda there was cake …

The Steward family photoshoot at Perry Woods 03

Such fun and a great way to spend an autumn morning – if you haven’t had a family portrait session for ages, why not drop me a line sam@samanthajonesphotography.co.uk and I’d be happy to hear your ideas!

Campervans and sunshine – here come the Whitstable Bays!

It seems such a long time ago that I spent a pleasant afternoon photographing some “new to the market” camper vans, namely Matilda and Ludwig. It was so scorchingly warm that, after the shoot in the grounds of Mount Ephraim, we sat in the shade of an tree, on a picnic rug and enjoyed home made cake and something fizzy!

Camper van hire in Whitstable by Samantha Jones Photography

Camper van hire in Whitstable by Samantha Jones Photography

Camper van hire in Whitstable by Samantha Jones Photography

Camper van hire in Whitstable by Samantha Jones Photography

Camper van hire in Whitstable by Samantha Jones Photography

Camper van hire in Whitstable by Samantha Jones Photography

Just look at those blue skies. Just imagine the warmth of the sun on your back. Just imagine the fun that you could have if you hire one of these gorgeous vans for your wedding or special trip … you can find out more here: Whitstable Bays Facebook page. Enjoy!

Bright sunshine, a tea party and Matilda {sneak peek}

It’s always lovely to be asked to return to previous clients to capture some up-to-date pictures as their children grow. To return to see Matilda and her parents (and grandparents and auntie) could not have been more enjoyable. The sun shone, the cakes were ready and the tea party started … Tilly is full of life and energy. An absolute delight to photograph and looks very different from the last time that I saw her when she was one year old.

Tilly's tea party

Bright, direct sunlight, although something that we all love to see, can sometimes present challenges. So Tilly found her own place to stand for photographs …

Toddler portraits in beautiful llight

But she still led her mum and dad a merry dance around the garden!

TIlly and mum and dad

I have the most wonderful selection of images which are nearly ready to show mum and dad, although mum did mention that it’s better if I don’t show too many otherwise they really will be spoilt for choice! Here’s a final little image, against the rich blue colour of her auntie’s dress and a moment of reflection …

Tilly at two

I know that everyone has a camera and I’m sure that lots of beautiful images are captured every second but if you are looking for a photographer to capture a special moment in time with the liveliest of clients, just drop me a line sam@samanthajonesphotography.co.uk – I offer more than just prints – I offer memories that last a lifetime.