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 – I offer more than just prints – I offer memories that last a lifetime.

Beautiful boudoir with lovely Liz {sneak peek}

Boudoir is a very personal kind of photography. It needs care and consideration. After all, if you are seeing your client in, well, let’s be honest, not much, there has to be trust. And smiling, lots of smiling.

This boudoir photoshoot was set up at Hadlow Manor hotel near Tonbridge and I worked closely with Kate from Beauty by Kate and Nicola from Hair by Nicola. It was the first time that I have worked with these ladies and I hope to be able to add them to my list of contacts for my clients booking boudoir photoshoots.

These images are released with the permission of my client, Liz, who had booked me to get some images for her husband as a thank you for his support over the recent few months. But first, the before … and after …

Liz has chosen the images that are her favourites … despite booking the shoot as a surprise, she couldn’t resist telling her husband!

And I think that she looks absolutely gorgeous!

Boudoir photography is perfect if you are looking for a unique and personal gift for a loved one or a husband-to-be, for yourself if you have lost weight, had a new hair cut or just want to feel good about yourself. It really is worth having professional hair and makeup artists working alongside your photographer.

If you would like to have more information about organising a photoshoot, boudoir or otherwise, drop me a line and we can chat more!

Darren Paul {baptism} by Tonbridge photographer, Samantha Jones

What a cute little chap … with a great family where there is always a willing pair of hands to help. I met Darren’s parents at a recent wedding (Rachel and Peter’s wedding) and they asked me to photograph their post-christening celebrations. And, of course, I was more than happy to help!

Can you spot yourself in the montage below?

And a couple of cute pictures for mum:

Thanks again everyone for making me feel so very welcome! Hope to see you again soon!