Tunbridge Wells Baby Newborn Photography


tunbridge-wells-newborn-and-pregnancy-photographerGood Afternoon Folks,

So something a little different from weddings in today's blog; some West Sussex newborn photography!!

I had the honour of photographing Katy and Andy's wedding in 2012 and I loved hearing the news that Katy was pregnant with their first baby. Katy's sister was also pregnant so we did a 'double trouble' bump shoot, which I blogged about ages ago. Little Jacob was born right at the start of the New Year so he came along to the studio when he was just days old to make his photographic debut. He was such chilled little man as you can see from the shot where I was desperate to try out my new donkey slippers; little Jacob obliged and was chillin'!

We did a variety of shots and here is just a small selection from the day. I love the one of Katy and Andy together, the look on their faces says it all; pure love, pride and an amazement of the beautiful new life they made together. I am so privileged to be able to witness these moments and really appreciate how wonderful life truly is.

I hope you love them as much as I do :)

I have lots on this weekend work wise; this week has been a busy one as I have lots of plans in place for the studio along with setting up my new Eizo monitor. It took a while but I now have a two monitor shenanigans going on in the office. I can whizz from one to the other and being able to display things over two monitors is amazing…I know, humour me!! I purchased a couple of other studio bits and bobs so cannot wait to try them out in the coming weeks.

Have a fab weekend all and be sure to pop back to catch up on my monitor musings…Rockin'!!!

Claire :)

Graveteye Manor Luxury Intimate wedding venue in Sussex - Jasmine and Christian




Good Afternoon Folks,

I am a bit closer to home this week at Gravetye Manor and I am very much looking forward to photographing at this luxury intimate wedding venue in Sussex.

Jasmine first contacted me after she was chatting with our very own award winning designer Emma Tindley as she had been badly let down by her previous photographer. She came along to have a chat with me; I am not usually so vocal but I was shocked when she told me that she had paid this photographer a substantial booking fee with the firm agreement that her wedding date could be changed. Despite Jasmine contacting this person on several occasions with the new date, they did not get back to her at all; eventually when Jasmine persisted the photographer e-mailed back saying they were no longer a photographer!!! This photographer had not supplied her with any receipts for her money, the website was a blogspot (so completely free) website with not contact address or telephone number, just an e-mail address. When Jasmine was looking for her photographer originally she researched one of the biggest bridal blogs and because they had this person on their recommended list along with two or three articles that featured the photographer, she felt confident this person was professional! I hate to hark on but lots of brides use these blogs as a valuable resource and I think Jasmine has been badly let down. So just a few last things; make sure your photographer is professionally qualified with one of the organisations, has a proper website with an address and telephone number(s) and always insist on a receipt or paid with thanks invoice for money that you pay to them. If a photographer talks about passion without the back up of qualifications then you can be pretty much rest assured they don't have any!

So onto happier things because I am so pleased to be photographing their amazing wedding and the pre-wedding shoot was to explore a very distinctive style they had in mind; when we chatted at our initial meeting with Christian I knew this was going to be great. I think you can probably see the style we are aiming for on the big day from a small selection of the images you see here and it suits Gravetye perfectly. They are having a very intimate wedding, which is Gravetye's speciality; we are so lucky to have this gem so close to home and I cannot wait to be there with them on their wedding day.

For Jasmine and Christian it is all about the excitement now and really looking forward to a wonderful day that will be the start of the rest of their lives together.

See you soon you two,

Claire :)

Weddings in Surrey at the Chalk Lane Hotel in Epsom - Lindsey and Dave

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Good Afternoon Folks,

Weddings in Surrey that are beautiful and intimate at The Chalk Lane Hotel in Epsom surrey and today and our lovely couple is Lindsey and Dave.

Lindsey and Dave were looking for a very specific coverage to suit the intimate style of their wedding and all the plans for this were put into place at our meeting at the hotel itself. Chalk Lane Hotel is literally a stone's throw from Epsom's race course and on our wanderings we found a stable that was perfect for the day. On the wedding day itself the ladies at the stable were so accommodating and we were allowed to take some photographs there. Lindsey had a challenger to Dave's affections…it was none other than Peaches the horse who took an instant liking to Dave and wouldn't leave him alone. She even did her best to scupper the kissing shots, it was hilarious!!

The day was a very relaxed mixture of documentary, group shots and portraiture, which really reflected the type of wedding they were having. Before we knew it the time had come for all the guests to take their seats for the private dining. It was marvellous because there were so many choices on offer it really added to the intimate nature of the wedding.

Lindsey and Dave jetted off to their honeymoon that night, which was a wonderful end to the most relaxed and magical day.

Spring seems to be springing and I don't know about you but I am really looking forward to the landscape bursting into life after its long winter slumbers.

Have a happy day all,

Claire :)