I first met Tania & Steve at Hill Place around 6 weeks before their wedding date at their venue Hill Place. It’s such a beautiful old house with stunning grounds. I drove past it 3 or 4 times as it was so tucked away!
The caterers (Small Piece Catering) were also at the pre wedding consultation which was great, as we were able to talk through the itinerary in great detail, as well as a thorough tour around the house and picturesque grounds.
The wedding day arrived and although it was late April, the weather was very chilly!!
I arrived at Hill Place just before midday to photograph Tania getting ready; as well as get the detailed dress/flower/jewellery/hair & make-up shots.
There was plenty of time as there wasn’t any travelling involved.
Gemma (from Smallpiece Catering) even offered me a cup of tea to have while I was shooting (and Tania some Champers of course!) Which was a lovely personal touch.
After the ceremony, Tania & Steve were ushered to the roof of Hill Place for their personal canapés and champagne! Well, the views were stunning, we could see for miles! I took a couple of shots up on the roof, and also from the grounds looking up – they looked like they were royalty, it was amazing!
After the group shots, I managed to whisk Tania & Steve away for 20 minutes to do their personal bride & groom photos. It was really relaxed and I had so much fun shooting these, as you can probably tell by my enthusiasm!
For the rest of the afternoon, I mingled in with the guests, capturing candid style photos (which really is my favourite style, as everyone is so much more relaxed).
This wedding will stay with me for a very long time, I really enjoyed it and Smallpiece catering no doubt made everything run so smoothly and to perfection! <3
Here are some of my favourites from the day, I hope you like them 🙂
Roxanna’s mum booked the newborn package back in October, so the session had been in my diary for nearly 6 months. I knew she was going to have a girl so I obviously had to buy more girly bits (as you probably know I have a bit of a prop obsession).
I thought Roxanna was going to be early (she was due on the 1st April) BUT she turned out to be 10 days overdue, and I met her when she was just 4 days old. She did give the best cuddles and was very relaxed, she really loved the bed prop!
Oh and if you haven’t already had a sneaky scroll down, just LOOK at that hair! I don’t think I’ve photographed a newborn with so much hair!
Here are a couple of my favourite shots from her session. I really love the sibling one!! Jasmine was a really caring, attentive big sister, and followed every instruction I gave her perfectly! <3
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Cooper’s parents didn’t find out whether they were having a boy or girl. They decided to keep it a surprise, which I think is lovely.
He arrived 3 days early, so he didn’t have to keep them waiting past their due date!
I met Cooper’s 2 older brothers at his shoot too. They were very loving and attentive during their sibling photos.
Here are some of my favourites from the session, do you like?
I met Eliza when she was 12 days old. She was nearly 2 weeks overdue so the session had to be rescheduled a couple of times! This does happen quite a lot, as when do newborns actually arrive on their due date? I’ve only met 2 ‘due date babies’ in the past 2 years!
She was a little angel, although we did have a couple of messy accidents!!
I love the gallery I presented to her parents, here are my faves. I hope you enjoy <3
One of the fondest memories I have of my Grandma is of her love for knitting crochet blankets. Whenever we used to visit, there would always be another new project on the go. I was quite young when she stopped knitting about 8 years ago (sadly she passed away due to the cruel illness dementia) and I didn’t fully appreciate the art and creativity of it.
Now, as a newborn photographer, I am always looking at new ways I can make my shoots different from the last. I have come across a couple of beautiful crochet blankets, designs and suppliers which would be perfect for my newborn sessions.
I really wish Grandma was around today so I could share her passion for crochet, we could have been a good little team. Miss you Grandma <3 xx
If any of you lovely people know where I can get some beautiful crochet blankets from (around 24in square) please let me know!
I’ve been meaning to write about this special day since January – My first 2016 Wedding!
Karla & Lee’s wedding was such a joy and a fantastic experience to photograph. They had their Ceremony at The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, followed by the reception at The Grand Café, Southampton.
My day started at Karla’s house, taking the ‘pre bridal’ shots of the detailed dress, hair jewellery, make-up application & hair up, bridesmaids drinking bucksfizz, family members having a good old catch up and so on. It was such a fun and relaxed atmosphere – I was even offered a cheeky glass of bubbly but of course I don’t drink on the job 😉
The ceremony was beautiful. They had a string quartet playing ‘here comes the bride’ as Karla and her Dad walked down the aisle. It gave me goosebumps, it was so intimate.
We had an hour and a half set aside for the Bride & Groom photography and personalised videography, which you’d think wow that’s more than enough time! Well, we could have easily gone on for another hour at least!
We made our way to the Grand Café, and arranged for a group photo of around 100 guests to gather on the iron staircase which is in fact the prototype for the grand staircase on the Titanic!!
I have lots of fond memories from Karla & Lee’s wedding day, and wish them every happiness in their married lives.
So, here goes, my first ever blog post!
I’m not the best writer in the world, I find I can articulate myself better through my work, however I love to share my experiences at shoots and weddings, and sometimes friends and family probably get a little bit bored of me going on and on about photography…………! So I thought, you know what, I’m sure someone will want to hear all about it, lets create a blog! 🙂
So here’s a recent selfie of me photographing the sunset at Hill Head Beach to keep you going for now. Hopefully I’ll have the time to write once or twice a week!