20/20 session are back … new October date announced!

They’re back … but they’re different. The next set of sessions are booked for:

Saturday 8 October 2016

at Boughton-under-Blean village hall just a stone’s throw away from Faversham.

Prices are still £20 for 20 minutes but now you get the bonus of 20% discount off products from your online gallery. Good value? Great value!!!

Perfectly timed for sorting out those niggly Christmas gifts, prints are excellent for capturing those never-to-be repeated moments in time … fun, frolics, fast and furious, 20/20 sessions aren’t for the faint hearted … they are super speedy photography with great results every time.

So email me sam@samanthajonesphotography.co.uk to get your session booked in. First session time will be 9.40am and then every twenty minutes after that with the final session probably being 3pm …

As always, the session fee of £20 secures your slot and I do expect this round of sessions to book very quickly.

20 20 session montage by Samantha Jones Photography

20:20 sessions in Faversham 2 by Samantha jones Photography

Christmas jumpers are welcome!


Kennington Hall – a fabulous photoshoot in aid of the charity Headway

I was invited along to take part in a photoshoot on Sunday at Kennington Hall, on the outskirts of Ashford.  I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect … but  was delighted to have the opportunity to photograph lots of different models, some experienced, some not, some grown up and some tiny!

Kennington Hall photoshoot by Samantha Jones Photography 11 Kennington Hall photoshoot by Samantha Jones Photography 01 Kennington Hall photoshoot by Samantha Jones Photography 02 Kennington Hall photoshoot by Samantha Jones Photography 03 Kennington Hall photoshoot by Samantha Jones Photography 7 Kennington Hall photoshoot by Samantha Jones Photography 8 Kennington Hall photoshoot by Samantha Jones Photography 9 Kennington Hall photoshoot by Samantha Jones Photography 10 Kennington Hall photoshoot by Samantha Jones Photography 04

A big thank you to the organisers for the day and an even bigger thank you to the great models who didn’t mind jumping, leaning, getting out in the rain and being fanned for the “wind in the hair” look!

Another {angel}, playing with my heart …

Just too cute … you may remember Oliver from an earlier post – well, I visited his mum today for a cup of tea and a chat … and one thing led to another …


I just love this image of Oliver and his mum …

Oliver and Nicky

Nicky helped me with some measurements regarding my next purchase for baby photography … watch this space!

Thanks again to gorgeous Oliver and his mum … you really do have an angel, as he is lovely even without his wings …


{Alex and Nathan}

As you can see from the comment on my post below, Alex and Nathan’s mummy has given me permission to use their photographs on my blog. These boys are so lively and fun and were shouting out “cheese” and “toast” while I was taking these pictures. The Seven Dwarves were a great prop, but I still can’t remember all their names (luckily they are embroidered on their hats!):

Alex and Nathan

Mummy and daddy wanted to get a picture of the whole family – it can be a bit of a challenge to get everyone looking the same way, especially when there are lots of lovely toys around from the boys recent birthday party …

But I think we managed OK …

Alex, Nathan, Lucy and Stephen

And then we got to playing around with balloons … (OK, some of the balloons weren’t really there, but it was great fun!)

Balloon montage

The boys rocked the house with their amazing drum skills …

Let's Rock!

I had such an enjoyable time with this lovely family and will be sending your slideshow very soon!

Kate and James Miller {Wedding}

I have just spoken to Kate and she and James are now back from their honeymoon in Paris. First class on Eurostar and it sounds as though they had a wonderful and relaxing time.

Kate is really looking forward to seeing the pictures from their wedding and asked me to post a few more here before sending the disc to them.

So, the story unfolds at Ash Ridge Farm, near Canterbury … on a very wet morning … the preparations for the bride were reaching fever pitch … with all hands on deck (including me, making the tea …)

The bride's preparations

The beautiful jewellery and flowers make for a great montage …

Detail montage

A quick dash across country (thanks SatNav …), and I arrived for the final preparations at Great Farthingloe Barn, with Ian (the best man), making final adjustments to James’s buttonhole (can you spot the rain drops?)

James and Ian

However, once the ceremony started, all eyes were on the happy couple …

Kate and James

After the ceremony, led by Celebrant Tim Chicken, the guests and Kate and James made their way into the marquee for canapes and real ale. The rain finally abated after the hog roast, and we managed to cajole the guests outside for a group shot … can you spot everyone?

Kate and James group shot

We had a few moments to get some shots of Kate and James before the light finally went …

Kate and James

We were just getting some final shots of Kate looking gorgeous, when her attention was a bit distracted …

Kate and James

Thanks again to Kate and James and all your friends and family for making me feel so incredibly welcome. I am sure that you all enjoyed your day and it truly was a wonderful celebration for a wonderful couple!

{Maternity Session}

I am so lucky in my new role as a full-time photographer. I get to photograph people on the happiest days of their lives, celebrating happy events to come, and the joy of small babies.

I recently photographed Amanda, who is due to have her baby in early June.

Amanda maternity shoot

Amanda maternity shoot

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Amanda and can’t wait until the baby arrives in early June. I am quite sure that this baby will be cherished and adored and I am so looking forward to photographing her.

Amanda maternity shoot

More Baby {L} shots …

I had only popped round to visit Baby {L} and his mum to hand over the slideshow of our recent session … however, he was just looking so adorable, that I just couldn’t resist:

Baby {L} 11 weeks

His mum asked me to take a photo of Baby {L}’s feet, as there is a member of the family who finds them just too cute!

Baby {L} | Feet