Why my blog has been missing out !

Over the last year as well as continuing with my Wedding and Corporate photography Stuart & I have added a new little addition to our clan.

Our beautiful daughter Livy was born last Feb & of course I’ve taken every opportunity to take photos of her to reminisce over (or to embarrass her no doubt 🙂 ) when she is older. Livy, since the day she was born, has been the happiest smiliest baby one could wish for … long may it continue.

Here are a few of my favourite pictures of Livy and the reason why my poor old blog has been neglected for the last year!😊

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Victoria Jane Photography -A short preview of my wedding photography

Victoria Jane Photography -A short preview of my wedding photography

Wow were has the time gone? My poor old blog has been rather neglected over the last year … although for a good reason 🙂 I decided to take a little less work on so I could play Mummy a little bit more to our new beautiful daughter Livy, who has just turned 1 !

Were to start ? I have so many fabulous weddings to add and some really exciting corporate jobs I’ve had the honour to photograph over the last year. But Rome wasn’t built in a day and so rather than try rushing to post everything I thought Id have a look back over the last year or so and design a little video showing some of my favourite wedding photographs.

Being a professional Wedding photographer is such a wonderful privilege.  Not only do I get to be part of your special day (& maybe even eat a slice of cake!) but I get to create memories for you that will last a life time… precious memories that you’ll be able to look back on in years to come and smile, and maybe even shed a tear, reminiscing about your amazing day. And I have been lucky enough to have been allowed to create those irreplaceable memories, frozen in time, for hundreds and hundreds of lovely couples.

So how can I choose my favourite images as I must have an archive of 100’s of thousands of images.  Well the honest answer is I couldn’t, as I have too many :-),  so instead I chose a handful of images which hopefully captures who I am a photographer and give you an idea about how passionate I am about what I can do for you. What ever your preferred style, relaxed reportage photography, more classic photography or even unique contemporary photography & I happy to listen to your hopes for your Special day.

I’d love to hear from you if you have an up coming Wedding and would like a professional photographer. From small intimate registry office weddings to Grand Stately Homes, Id love to be part of your special day, capturing & creating life long memories for you, and even more favourite photographs for me!

Please email me …


Stuart Kettell takes Macmillan fundraising to new heights

Yes hes back again & this year his 2012 challenge is even more crazy than last year!!

For several years Stuart has devised a ‘Mad Fool’ task that he does to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. His past challenges have included cycling on a replica Penny Farthing from Lands End to John O’Groats and Kayaking across the channel from France to Coventry , he suspended himself, David Blaine style, inside a Perspex box suspended above Broadgate in Coventry city centre for a week & last year he ran 7 marathons in 7 days in a giant hamster wheel!

Over the last year Stuart Kettell has meticulous calculated, plotted & planned this year’s 2012 “MAD Fool” challenge, aimed to raise money & awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The idea … To be suspended for up to 12 hours a day … by just a big bunch of helium filled balloons … 14 meters in the air !!! … MAD

His Challenge started at 12pm Saturday 3rd of March & continues until midday Saturday 10th March & can be found in West Orchards Shopping Centre in Coventry.

As with previous years I was happy to photograph the launch & will be photographing Stuart’s mad challenge through out the week.

Below are a number of images I took from the launch on Saturday

To follow his progress please go to http://www.willthemadfoolmakeit.co.uk where webcams are being updated daily

+ please please help him reach his target for Macmillan by texting your donation. Text STUK50 to 70070 with the amount £1-£10. or go & see him in West Orchards … you can’t miss him … he’s dressed all in green, has green hair … oh … & is being dangled 30ft in the air by a massive multicoloured cluster of 25 x 8ft helium filled weather balloons !!!

Happy Belated New Year :)

After a fantastic Summer, Autumn & Christmas of photography I thought I’d start to catch up & update my poor neglected blog 🙂

I had the pleasure of photographing some wonderful Weddings right through until two days before the New Year. In between my weddings I’ve had the opportunity to photograph a number of families as well as being back at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole with their 2011 Christmas & New Year events & ball.

Urban Chic! | Contemporary Portraits by Victoria Jane Photography

Last week I got together with a few professional photographer colleagues (including Hannah Duffy from Cambridge and Lisa Scott from Rugby) to share ideas and experiences. That’s one of the nice things about good pro photographers – they aren’t afraid of the competition, they realise the benefits of working together to assist each other and share ideas! Anyway, we took the opportunity to do some ‘urban’ style photography using a professional model called Holly. We each had our own ideas and styles. Here are some of my shots after I applied a touch of editing trickery …….

Regular readers of this blog and people who know me will realise that this isn’t the sort of photography that I do all of the time but I think many of you would be surprised at the variety of work that I do take on. After all, even though I’m known as a wedding photographer around 25-30% of the work I take on is corporate and family portrait based. If you fancy having your own contemporary portraits, perhaps a street theme or something else of an artistic nature and you’ve got an idea of what you’d like to achieve but don’t know how, please give me a call (07739096632).

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Corporate Photography by Victoria Jane Photography | Professional Photography for Business Websites

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog you could be forgiven to think that I’m a wedding and family photographer, and that’s it! …….. Not So!

This week, for example, I’m doing four sessions of Corporate photography for two different businesses in Coventry. They both wanted some professional photographs to put on their websites in order to display their products clearly and to showcase their companies or personnel.

Unfortunately, for reasons of commercial confidentiality I often can’t display my corporate photography images on this blog, but occasionally I can. Here’s an interesting example of some work I’ve done this week working along-side two other professionals: Zoe from ZHR Marketing in Rugby and Leon from First Image Design in Coventry. All of the photography was done by me …….

This is a copy of the advert.

This company, Lawton Tubes, wanted some professional images of their products (Copper Pipe) and of their owner, Oliver Lawton, to use in their own adverts and emails/websites but they also wanted professional graphic design layout expertise and professional copy writing in order to get their message across as effectively as possible. Zoe (ZHR Marketing) did all of the copy (the text!) and Leon (First Image) did the layout whilst all of the photographs were taken, edited and resized for the web by me.

Hopefully, you’ll agree that we make a good team !

If you have a business or organisation that needs a fresh look, some new professional photographs for your website or for perhaps some new flyers please give me a call on 07739096632. I could simply take the photographs or I could arrange for the expertise of other colleagues to provide a more complete design and copy service.

SWPP Gold Awards Gained by Vicky Hubbard of Victoria Jane Photography

The SWPP is a worldwide association for professional photographers. As an SWPP member I am entitled to enter my photographs into their monthly competitions. It isn’t something that I do very often but during October and November 2010 I decided to have a go. I was awarded two gold standard awards and umpteen silver awards in all the categories that I entered. Gold standard images are judged by the SWPP to be of the ‘highest standard’ and are the only ones published in their ‘Professional Imagemaker’ magazine. Silver awards are judged to be ‘above standard’ with the potential to be upgraded on further assessment. Here’s a sneaky look at my two Gold Award winning entries …….

…… You’ll see that I don’t just photograph weddings!

I took the above photo when on safari in the Samburu region of Kenya. It won gold in November 2010. I spotted these elephants in the distance (about 500 yards away!) against the sunset and thought that it would make a wonderful silhouette, especially with the acacia tree to add some dimension. The sunset really was bright orange but I had to be quick because within only 5 minutes it was totally dark!

Regular blog readers might recognise this interior photograph that I took at Ragley hall as part of Kate and Adam’s wedding. It won gold in it’s category in December 2010. Anyone who has visited Ragley hall near to Alcester will know that it has some magnificent interior decor and furnishings, not least the murals in this hallway and landing leading up to the private quarters just outside the grand hall. Photographers will know how dark it is in there with light and shadow caused by exterior light from only one direction so I had to use my 5DMkii (one of my back-up wedding cameras) on top of a tripod and some wide open apertures with long exposures to get this image (not one for a digital compact!).

If you’d like to see some more award winning images please keep an eye open on this blog over the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, you’ll now know that I take photographs in all sorts of situations and at all kinds of events. Obviously, I do plenty of weddings but I also cover parties, celebrations of all kinds and corporate work such as product or personnel shots for web sites and brochures. I only use the best Canon equipment and I’m totally professional in my approach.

If you have any need for an ‘award-winning’ 🙂 professional photographer for your wedding, celebration or corporate needs please do call me on 07739096632.