Thunder rumbled in the distance … Shelley and Paul’s pre-wedding photoshoot at The Black Horse in Thurnham

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!

Shelley and Paul pre-wedding photoshoot at The Black Horse in Thurnham by Samantha Jones Photography

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!

Shelley and Paul pre-wedding photoshoot at The Black Horse in Thurnham by Samantha Jones Photography 02

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 …

Shelley and Paul pre-wedding photoshoot at The Black Horse in Thurnham by Samantha Jones Photography 03

But whatever the weather, I know that this is going to be a fun and enjoyable wedding to photograph!

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

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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!