Jack & Leony

Engagement Photo shoot at Boxhill, Surrey

Here are a few images from a recent engagement shoot with Jack & Leony.

I absolutely loved this shoot because Jack and Leony were so nervous beforehand but totally lost themselves in the moment. They have a great story and a wonderful energy together and I hope the images really capture this. The session took place at Boxhill, Surrey on a lovely autumn afternoon.

 

Couple shoot, look of love, Boxhill Surrey

The Maynards

The Maynards Photo shoot, Ightham Mote, Sevenoaks, Kent

One of my recent photo shoots was all about family. With one half of the family living in America, this photo shoot was all about bringing Atlanta to Kent. And when that involves 6 children, 5 adults and 2 dogs it was always going to be a little chaotic and a bit of a challenge!

With the added pressure of time and a late start we started the shoot at the Igtham Mote - a wonderful National Trust gated Manor House with beautiful gardens. We took the shoot into the sunshine of the next day, the children playing amongst the grasses and wild flowers of the River Stour. 

Of course the children just wanted to run around and jump off walls and over rivers, so i photographed around them and managed to get some natural portraits and group shots and when your photographing children, it's much easier if have fun too, so that's what we did! 

In the end i think we got what we wanted and I'm sure the Maynards will look back fondly on the moments we captured together.

Child portrait, Kent

Weddings & Dreams

Weddings & Dreams Bridal Show @ the Waterfront Hotel, Brighton

Special creations by Jane hosted the Waterfront Hotel Weddings & Dreams Bridal show. It was a great opportunity for me to get to network with other professional and friendly exhibitors, as well as lovely brides to be! 

Special Creations and Claire from Creative Creation also came together to organise a fashion catwalk show to launch a new range of pre-loved wedding dresses. East Sussex Dance choreographed a stunning catwalk show, with the ever fabulous Lipstick & Gunpowder providing make up and hair styling make overs! Thanks also to Lucy from Lucibelle Tiaras, who provided the .... Tiaras! 

Here are a few photographs of the catwalk show and various exhibitors stands. I have tried to tag everyone pictured but might have missed someone. Please feel free to give me a nudge! If you would like a copy of any of the images please get in touch.

Oceane & Amandine photography shoot, Ferring, West Sussex

We met at the Bluebird Cafe on Ferring Beach, one of my favourite places by the sea to take the kids. It was dreary, grey and wet; so not very inspiring for the start of our photo shoot! Luckily, whilst taking a break in the cafe, chatting and drinking huge hot chocolates, the grey changed into a striking backdrop of stormy, dark, vibrant blue. Then the sun broke through and scattered it's light all over the sea and woke everything up, making it all much more interesting. 

I loved this shoot. Oceane & Amandine were so happy in the moment; having fun, playing & exploring. It made the time with them so natural and easy. Here's a taster.

Please contact me if you would like to book a similar photo session. Generally a shoot will last between 1.5 to 2 hours and prices start from £150.00. This includes a USB flash drive with 20-30 edited images and a choice of 3 x mounted prints of your favourite images. All photographs will be uploaded to your own client gallery, so you can share with family and friends and order additional prints if you so wish. 

 

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Kavita & James Wedding at Windsor, 26th March 2016

Located in historic Windsor, Beaumont Estate is definitely majestic; set in 40 acres of wonderful grounds. The 14th century chapel really sets this venue apart and certainly gave Kavita and James' wedding an extra wow factor.

flower detail, wedding ceremony Windsor

On the day, the great British springtime rolled us a rainy grey day, so we were pretty much kept under roof and away from the grounds. The weather was unfortunate but in no way stopped the radiance of the occasion, with Kavita and James showing off smiles and sunshine of their own. It was a massive privilege to be able to capture the show of love between them. I hope the images reflect this love and their obvious intimacy. Being part of the day was a real pleasure. I loved listening to guests speak so fondly of Kavita and James, the story of their coming together and the journey so far and I know that the road ahead is going to be a good one. 

Bride and groom toast, wedding Windsor

Styled Bridal Shoot at the WaterFront Hotel, Brighton.

On the 10th February 2016, Daren Baker Photography came together with professional wedding specialists to create a unique bridal photography shoot for the Waterfront Hotel, Brighton. Gemma Coulton (pictured) had good reason to be the bride on the wedding styled photographic shoot. On Gemma's actual wedding day, her young son fell through the stairway on his way to the ceremony and needless to say the wedding day was disrupted. Despite managing to rush though the ceremony, most of the wedding day was spent in the local hospital, so not quite what was planned on their special day.

The styled shoot meant Gemma could be treated to a make up makeover by Felicity Le Prevost and hair styling by Lipstick & Gunpowder a boutique salon in the South Lanes of Brighton. 

Venue styling was created and perfectly executed by Special Creations by Jane. 

Full page article to be released in the Argos on the 20th February 2016.