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!

Vicky and Cliff’s {engagement photoshoot} – a sneak peek

Vicky and Cliff could not have chosen a more perfect day and location for their engagement photoshoot. They are getting married in August and I really do hope that the sun shines as brightly on their wedding day as it did today.

I promised a little quick sneak peek for them … and here it is. Each photoshoot brings its own surprises … I haven’t ever had to avoid having a giraffe sticking out of the top of one of my client’s heads … that’s the seaside for you!

Vicky and Cliff laugh … a lot. It was smiles all the way and we certainly received some curious glances from the sunbathers! And I loved the way that Vicky kindly pointed out that I had a very sandy bottom …

We stopped for a drink and an ice cream – which melted at an exceedingly fast rate – luckily Vicky’s engagement ring is already scheduled for a good clean before the wedding!

I know that Vicky was a bit hesitant about having her photograph taken but she assured me that she is now feeling much more relaxed about it all. And Cliff would appear to be naturally comfortable in front of the camera. So I can’t wait for their wedding day! Thanks for a great time on the beach today and see you both very soon!

A nice way to spend a weekend in {Whitstable}

Vince and I had a weekend to ourselves, which is unusual – no football, no children, no weddings … so we went to the Whitstable Oyster Festival and I just wanted to share a couple of images from the day (because, of course, I took photos …)

The weather was fabulous and it was just so busy – throngs of people enjoying the sunshine, the beer, the oysters, the entertainment …

Whitstable Oyster Festival oysters and fish

This very cheerful oyster shucker said he would pose for 50 pence … so we bought some oysters to eat as well!

And, of course, we had to have something to help the oysters go down … although this picture is of Harvey’s Best, from a Sussex brewery … and yes, mine was the half pint!!!

Whitstable Oyster Festival colours

We are certainly going to put this great event in our family diary for next year … and we even got the train so had no problems parking either!