Donna and Craig - Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Kent Wedding Photography




Good Afternoon Folks,

Recently I had a fun packed pre-wedding shoot with Donna and Craig at the lovely Spa Hotel in Tunbridge Wells. The weather was lovely during our time there albeit a little windy. We had a lovely stroll around the grounds and planned some exciting shots in the orangery, it was then off to explore the inside; and it did not disappoint!

We had a good old laugh and chat as we wandered around this goregous venue and I can really see that the big day is going to be enormous fun too.

I will be exhibiting at the Spa Hotel and Lansdowne Place Hotel Wedding Fayres this coming Sunday 4th March. Both venues are just beautiful and I am equally excited to have the honour of exhibiting at both. Ula will ensure your day runs smoothly at The Spa and Jo is your excellent events manager at Lansdowne Place.

The Lansdowne is not adverse to the odd celebrity or two and Jo was photographed with one of them last Saturday...lucky Jo :)

Have a great week all and I am looking forward to posting again soon; I think I might make the next one a personal post to add a little variety.

Claire


Red Squirrel Arts: West Sussex Commercial Photographer




Good Morning Folks,

Well it has been a very varied week so far at Woodland Hill Photography with pre-wedding shoots, bridal dress shoots and the artwork of the very talented Rich Spicer.

I travelled to Rich's studio in Worthing earlier this week to photograph his collection, which has been titled 'the look up series'. Rich has drawn his inspiration from the beautiful tree canopies that we have in this country and his aim was to encourage people to look up and see the beauty that exists above their heads.

The whole collection is going to be exhibited at the St Paul's Centre, Chapel Road, Worthing from 5th March until the 2nd April. Rich is going to exhibit in the most unsual way and I cannot wait to see the whole series in situ.

I am posting a couple of images and a portrait of Rich, but if you want to see some more ahead of the exhibition then I will be posting some extra ones on my twitter account if you click here it will take you straight there.

My next post for this week is going to be some more artistry but of the sweet variety from Sweet Little Blings; the studio had the most fragrant aroma during this shoot....yummy!

Enjoy your week and hope you all enjoyed pancake day; I like mine simple with just lemon juice and sugar:)

Claire


Flowserve Annual Party - Effingham Park Hotel: West Sussex Event Photography




Good Morning Everyone,

Recently I had the pleasure of photographing the annual Flowserve Party at the Effingham Park Hotel and what an amazing event that was. Reveries had dressed the room beautifully in a circus theme and it literally took my breath away when I first walked in; the attention to detail was just amazing. During the evening the guests were entertained with a magician, jugglers, fireaters, plate spinners and to round everything off a spectacular routine by one very talented trapeze artist. I had great fun taking lots of pictures of the guests too.

The imagery here today is of the room by Reveries, the jugglers doing a wonderful routine in very, very low light and the grande finale, which was the trapeze artist, so I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Happy Friday to you all and have a lovely weekend. For me I have another pre-wedding shoot and then I am going to treat myself to a day off. Incidentally if you are looking for an alternative to what used to be cameras on the table, then try out Coco Photo Booths. It is enormous fun and I stumbled across it yesterday and had a really funny five minutes in the taxi taking silly photos :)

Claire


Jan and Alan - Nutfield Priory, Redhill, Surrey: Surrey Wedding Photography




Good Morning All,

Well it's official my wedding season has started with the first pre-wedding shoot of the year! Jan and Alan are having a boutique wedding the beautiful setting of Nutfield Priory in Surrey. This venue has some amazing windows, which I am hoping to use on the day. As you can see from the imagery it was crisp to say the least, but proved to be a very beautiful backdrop for the imagery.

Jan was very nervous to begin with and this is not uncommon for for a lot of couples at the thought of being the photographed and the centre of attention at their wedding. This is one of the reasons why a pre-wedding shoot is an important part of the photographic coverage for me. It was not long before we were all giggling and laughing like naughty school children and I think the last shot says it all. I now know that Jan will be much more relaxed as she marries the man of her dreams; as for Alan he was great and so relaxed from the off, and I think they make a splendid couple.

I am really looking forward to capturing the story of your wedding, and to see all the plans you have been making come to life on the big day.

I think is due to warm up a little this week folks and for all you secret valentines out there, have a wonderful day tomorrow.

Claire


South Lodge Wedding Fayre

Good Afternoon Folks,

Well after another busy week I am preparing to exhibit at the South Lodge Wedding Fayre this coming Sunday 5th February.

South Lodge is a majestic venue situated in Lower Beeding near Horsham and I will be photographing a wedding there later in the year; so lots to look forward to as the venue boasts not only magnificent grounds, but an amazing interior for those rainy days and winter weddings.

You will find lots of suppliers at the event who will be on hand to chat with you about your day; and I am sure that a wander around the venue and grounds is a must.

I have posted an image from Emma Tindley Couture's new collection and this amazing dress will be exhibited on Sunday too; it really is amazing. Emma is a truly talented designer and her creations are just exquisite. I am really looking forward to photographing it on location along with the rest of the collection in the spring at another magnificent venue.

Enjoy your weekend; I am in the studio tomorrow doing a test shoot for a new product that I am experimenting with and then it lots of lovely chats on Sunday....ahhh a weekend of peace says my Husband!

Claire


Paul G Smith Fabulous Toastmaster: East Grinstead Portrait Photography




Good Morning Folks,

I recently had the honour of photographing the President of the London Guild of Toastmasters, Paul G Smith. Some of the imagery is being used for his website and one of the images will be his official portrait in the President's book.

I love working with Paul, he has that wonderful mix of a consummate professional without being stuffy. If you have him at your wedding it will run like clockwork and be enormous fun too. I think I can safely say that he is nothing like the impression that people have of Toastmasters, so if you are thinking of having someone to ease the pressure on the day; Paul is the one for you. It is happy days for me because he will be at a few of my weddings this year.

The weather looks set to stay cold and my chicken is not liking it at all and to watch her trying to walk in snow was quite a sight I can tell you!!

Have a great weekend everyone and wrap up warm.

Claire


South Lodge Wedding Fayre: Emma Tindley Couture



Good afternoon everyone,

Well wasn't that an eventful weekend weather wise!! It did not stop me from having a very productive day in the studio, followed by an amazing event in the evening with, I might add, a fabulous room set by Reveries; that is a another blog post for another day! Then to finish it all off a wedding fayre at South Lodge. Despite the horrendous weather conditions we made it to the venue and were ready, albeit a little late, to chat to the equally marvellous couples about their day.

It was great to catch up with all the other lovely suppliers too. I have posted another Emma Tindley new collection dress that was on display yesterday and we both think this screams red carpet. It is a gorgeous silk crepe dress with beautiful embellishments and and very attractive backless feature.

Emma is our very own East Grinstead treasure. She is a very talented designer and has chosen to keep her boutique in East Grinstead; her dresses are designed and made in the boutique. If you have a consultation you will have a dedicated appointment with Emma herself and be able to try on one of the many sample gowns that make up her collections. Once you have chosen your dream dress, it is then made for you by Emma, so none of this buying a ready made garment and then having umpteen adjustments to make it fit. Emma's dress will fit you like a glove as it is made for you from scratch. Prices range from £1,000.00 to £2,500.00 for pure silk gowns.

Well it is a week of editing for me along with all the usual things that go with running a business. Have a lovely week and enjoy the snowy landscape before it all melts.

Claire