This shoot has been a while in blogging, in fact I have 6 weddings that need blogging so I’ve jumped the queue slightly. But I felt on this rainy Sunday we needed a little sunshine so let me introduce Claire and Jamie. Claire was pregnant when they came to see me about their wedding so they were keen to have a family shoot rather than a couple shoot. We chose Winkworth Arboretum as I knew the foxgloves would be out and there was lots of spring colour. Claire and Jamie re-located to Singapore earlier this year so two days before the wedding they arrived at mine and we headed out for their shoot.
I’ll be blogging their amazing Ingatestone Hall wedding which took place over the Jubilee weekend shortly.
Now my children are past the baby years, I’m living the baby stuff through my sisters gorgeous daughter Mae.
It was a special day last Saturday as Mae turned 1. Mae was an IVF baby and was 7 weeks premature. A bit of a shock for my sis and brother in law and an early birthday gift for my sister as she and Mae very nearly shared a birthday.
It was a big affair last weekend that almost nearly didn’t happen. It seemed the whole of our family came down with a stomach virus and on Thursday the party looked in jeopardy. Thankfully it did go ahead and throughout the day nearly 100 friends and family joined us in Guildford to celebrate Mae’s birthday. Of course big sis got roped into photographing the day. My fave image has to be the look on Mae’s face after tasting jelly and ice cream for the first time.
Happy Birthday 1st Birthday Mae.
It’s true to say that I have been neglecting the blog recently ALOT.
This is mainly due to the fact that my wedding season ended as Christmas began. Since returning from our family holiday in August I have been flat out most weekends either photographing weddings or engagement shoots. I’ve also been busy behind the scenes with admin and editing so that Brides and Grooms were able to have their photos back in time for Christmas.
So now that Christmas is over and we are in 2012 it’s time for a fresh post on the blog. The weather outside is very miserable so I thought I’d share a sunny shoot with you. These were taken at the beginning of October in the early evening at Wisley Gardens. Eddie Judd and I had been planning a shoot swap for ages and the evening light and warm weather was too good an opportunity to miss. Eddie is a local family photographer and good friend. Her children are adorable and very photogenic. Despite all this I was a little bit daunted about the prospect of photographing another photographer and not only that an accomplished family photographer. In the words of scooby doo - Yikes!
You can see Eddie’s blog post with us here. The photos from our shoot are framed and hanging from my wall already as I absolutely love them. Very rare it is that we have a family photo with all of us in. It’s a lovely record and it instantly takes me back to that warm day in October each time I look at them.
I’m finally thrilled to be able to share these sunny carefree pictures of the delectable Eddie and her beautiful family. Hopefully they’ll spread a bit of sunshine on this very dreary start to 2012. I’d like to wish you all a very Happy 2012 filled with love laughter health and happiness.
My New Years resolution is to blog more regularly, so I don’t think I’ve made a bad start.
I have so many lovely weddings and shoots to share with you from 2011 and lots of gorgeous weddings to photograph in 2012 so make sure you check back soon.
This morning I spent a lovely morning photographing two families at Winkworth Arboretum. We were blessed with gorgeous sunshine (again) and two fluffy bunnies by the names of Dave and Wendy!
Here are a few faves of mine from their session.
So it’s fair to day that I am a little depressed. This is to do with looking out of the window to rain and a grey sky. I’ve only been back in the UK for 4 days and I am already getting ready to hot foot it back out to Provence. For the last two weeks, I have been enjoying a lovely break with my family and some good friends in the very sunny south of France.
We try to go to Provence every year but due to my wedding schedule, it’s not been possible for the last two years. It was a much needed break and I do feel really refreshed. I even managed to read a couple of books whilst away, something I love to do but don’t get the time anymore.
So here are some sunny pix, a taster of what we got up to on holiday. We took Frankie our miniature daxie, who did find it a little hot but her holiday pal (being long haired) found it even hotter.
The London road sign you see in one of the pictures is actually our old road in London, before we moved to Surrey. It was on a stall at an antiques market and my hubs and I could not believe it, it was fate, like it was meant to be. In hindsight I wish we had bought it, although it was far to heavy to carry back to the car - besides there would of been no room for all the vino we bought back with us.
Now…It’s very rare to see a picture of me on my blog, I normally stake out behind the lens as I don’t like my picture being taken, however Simon managed to capture the nicest photo of all of us that we’ve ever had, so it is gracing the pages of my blog and I wanted to post it to give you a little insight into my lovely family who have supported me on my photography journey to date.
Here’s to happy holidays and hopefully a warm end to the british summer.
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