Thursday, 24 January 2013

Jon & Suzanne Fords Wedding

Having to drive all the way down to Plymouth with serious weather warnings of snow and blizzards was not a very tempting prospect, but after 4 hours driving through continuous snow it eventually cleared and we were greeted by a beautiful Fort which was to be the location of Jon & Suzannes wedding with panoramic views of the cliffs and ocean.


The morning whittled away (as it so often does on wedding day mornings) and despite a plan to take all sorts of family photos with the bride, no-one seemed to want to put their dresses on a second before it was necessary - including the bride who started getting her dress on about 15 minutes before the ceremony :o)


It was one of the most personal ceremonies I have had the pleasure of attending, accompanied by the couples 'story' and a beautiful song by best friend Louise.

After the receiving line, family risked going outside for photos - but it proved too cold for most and so we ended up finishing off inside.

Speeches came before the meal, and then there was a wonderful hog roast buffet (thankfully the hog had been cooked and carved outside for veggies like myself!)

Once everyone was full, dancing continued into the wee hours and the happy couple eventually dragged themselves to bed.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Fern & Marks Wedding

I had the great honor of photographing a very close friends wedding today.

Arriving in the morning to take bridal prep photos, I also became dress-fitter and we had a lovely relaxed morning while I took photos of hair, make up and her beautiful engraved gold sparkle bag & Jimmy Choo heels.

Knowing the bride so well added a lovely dimension to the day that I haven't encountered before, and also an extra depth of responsibility to provide my best photos.

As it was an intimate family affair I was the only friend who had the pleasure of attending the ceremony and wedding breakfast. To top it off I was on the staged platform with the happy couple while they took their vows... I was so overcome with joy when they were pronounced husband and wife that I temporarily lost myself clapping and cheering before remembering that I was there as their photographer and quickly continued snapping away!

The Paradise was a stunning and quirky venue... the wedding party had use of a secluded rooftop garden where we took a few group photos in the late afternoon sun before the evening guests began to arrive.


As Fern is a very successful Personal Trainer with celebrity clients I was able to add photos of models and singers such as Lauren Gold and Rachel Stevens to my portfolio.

It is very easy to take good photos when the subjects are such beautiful people - Thank you Mark & Fern for trusting me to take photos of your special day and I do hope you love them.

Joanne x

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Phoebes Christening

The quaint little village of Hertingfordbury was the location for todays Christening and I absolutely loved the beautiful old church.

Phoebe was a little angel throughout the whole ceremony and her sister Amelia provided lots of cheeky grins and entertainment.

The small gathering headed back to the local pub afterwards for some drinks, food & a bit of fabulous Christening cake created by Neesha Govender Harris... I wish I 'd been able to stay to eat some - I heard it was divine.

Thank you for letting me be a part of such a special day in Phoebes life xxx

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Vanessa Talbot

Vanessa was desperate to update photo's of her beautiful daughter Lucie, as she had only been a few months old in the last professional photos they'd had taken.

We agreed months in advance to a location shoot at their house in the late afternoon for great natural light. Unfortunately this is England so what we got was dark clouds and rain.


We spent the afternoon rushing outside whenever the clouds passed for the odd minute, but in the end I was so happy with the photos we got inside that it didn't really matter.

Thankfully Vanessa was happy too and ordered two HUGE framed prints which were gorgeous - I hope you're very happy with your new wall decor.