As a photographer with 3 young girls you’d think I’d have LOADS of pictures of them right? – Wrong lol ! My children always seem to get the sillies when I try to photograph them & mutter statements like “owh not again mummy … you photographed us LAST year, why do you want more?”. If only they realised how so utterly precious these photographs are for me.
Each year I compare the images taken the previous year & suddenly realise how huge in-fact those seemingly almost unnoticeable little subtle changes that occur every day suddenly are. In a blink of an eye my little girls are growing up way too fast! but these photos will give me my beautiful permanent memories I can always cherish.
I have a wonderful friend who is also Godmother to my children & luckily also a photographer :-D. Every year near my birthday Lisa gets me to pop over to her studio where I attempt my annual mini photo shot of my own children. Being in someone else’s studio seems to have a slight calming influence needed :-). My aim – just to get a small handful of images to add to my treasured memories of my children as they grow.
I’ll keep this post short but here are a few of my favourites.
How we’ve changed – 3 images taken 1 year apart
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!😊
Our New Arrival
Well after deciding to keep us waiting for nearly 2 weeks, Grace finally made her appearance :). Stuart & I are overjoyed & are very grateful to everyone for their kind wishes & gifts.
Jessica (now 5 yrs old) has taken to her big sister’s role brilliantly, particularly in the important duty of deciding what outfit Grace should wear that day! 🙂
I’m now taking a little break until the Summer, however if you’d like to contact me to chat about an upcoming wedding, event or photo shoot then please still feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible but please forgive me if I’m not quite as quick as I should be 🙂
Over Christmas I had the opportunity to photograph a lovely family at their home in Kenilworth.
After much bribery with biscuits & children’s tv (thank goodness for Justin’s House) we finally managed to get all the kids- big & little 🙂 !! to sit for a group shot & with two wonderfully active children that’s no mean feet !
Today was a great chance to play with my new contemporary wall paper backdrop & wooden flooring as well as my all white backdrop.
Here are a few shots from their home photo shoot.
The rest of Steph’s photos will be available to view on my password protected gallery available at http://www.victoriajanephotography.co.uk.
If you would like to have a home family photo shoot please call me to book a session on 07739 096 632 🙂
Jenny, Rona’s daughter, contacted me after reading my blog, to book me to take some family photos at Rona’s birthday gathering. Rona, Jenny & her family, her brother & his family & Rona’s sister travelled from all around the country to met up for Rona’s birthday. Jenny was particularly keen to capture these family photos as the family haven’t had the opportunity to get together all as a big group for a number of years.
It was a very bright & crisp Saturday at the end of November. We all met at The Alveston manor in Stratford Upon Avon to do the photography. This was a great venue for the photos as we were able to stay in doors (& keep warm !) for the larger group shots & then venture outside for a few smaller family group photos.
Here is just a taster of the images taken on the day.
Any one who knows me will know that I’m very much a “people person”, so how cool’s my job ? … particularly when I get to photograph a fun loving family such as Leigh & her family.
Here is just a sneaky peak at a few of the photos taken that evening.
If you want a family photo shoot in and around Warwickshire, or if you have any kind of family celebration coming up, please don’t hesitate to contact me. My number is 07739096632.
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.
It was July and the middle of my very hectic wedding season, which i love…… but it made a nice change when I was asked to photograph the celebrations at a Surprise wedding anniversary party. Jen and Tony have been married for 40 years (Wow!) and their daughter-in-law contacted me and asked me if I would attend for a couple of hours and capture the fun and celebrations of their family and friends. The party was held at the Warwickshire Golf and Country Club in Leek Wooton between Kenilworth and Warwick.
I love doing this sort of thing. To be honest, the pressure is off and I can concentrate on people watching and capturing the little things that make the celebrations special. Anyway, here goes with a small taster of my images ……
These are just a few of the photos that I took at Jen and Tony’s anniversary party. Whenever I attend a celebration, a special event or a wedding I usually post the full range of edited images on a password protected area of my main website. You can see Jen and Tony’s images by clicking here and entering the password, which you’ll need to get from Jen or Tony. From there, you can simply enjoy the memories or if you see a photo you’d like to buy you can do so through the website directly or by contacting me on 07739096632.
Meanwhile, if you’d like to find out about booking me to do the photography for your own special event anywhere in Warwickshire please give me a call.
In a spare 5 minutes over the weekend I took the opportunity to grab a few more photos or Jessica 🙂 …
Below are a couple of my favourite shots taken whilst Jessica played in a wheat field over in the Cotswolds.
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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