A little something for me

A little something for me

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.

 

Side profile images. 3 years of comparison

How we’ve changed – 3 images taken 1 year apart

 

 

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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Welcome Baby Grace :)

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 vicky@victoriajanephotography.co.uk.  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 🙂
Grace

 

Steph Dean & Family – Home Photo Shoot

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 🙂

Leigh & Family – Home Photo Shoot

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.

Jen and Tony’s Surprise 40th Wedding Anniversary | Photographed by Victoria Jane Photography at the Warwickshire Country Club

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  ……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Vicky

A great start to a very busy year ahead! – Lily the guide dog | Pet photography by Victoria Jane Photography

Lily the guide dog + family – part 1

After a very hectic, fun filled, photography-packed December I’d promised myself a break … but I simply couldn’t resist taking on a few extra bookings – particularly ones including very cute 4 legged pets 🙂

… so I guess my break will have to wait!

I was booked by a client , Pat, who I have known for years to photograph her & her family, including Lily – her guide dog.

Pat has been recovering after a major operation & wanted to celebrate her recovery with a family photographic session. She’d booked me for my top-family package which included up to 4 hours of photography.  I had a great day with the whole family and, as you can imagine, took rather a lot of pictures which I’ll be editing over the next few days. For the lovers of four-legged friends I couldn’t resist giving you a quick sneaky peak at one of my favourite ones of Lily.  Keep your eyes peeled for the rest soon 🙂

Stephanie and Ray | 50th Wedding Anniversary Photographs by Victoria Jane Photography

It was a delight to be asked to do the photography for Stephanie and Ray who were celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary with their family and friends at the Glebe Hotel in Barford, near to Stratford Upon Avon. I was asked to do the photography by their daughter, Jayne, who had also celebrated her marriage to husband, Mike, at the Glebe hotel. I attended on my own on this occasion and I was asked to do some group shots and mixed informal shots of individuals and small groups together. Here’s a flavour of the images for you to view for now…..

There are quite a few more images for the family to view in their gallery on my main website here. You will need the password to view (available from Stephanie and Ray).

I love doing the photography at all sorts of family celebrations and I’m very flexible in terms of the coverage I can offer. If you need an affordable but high quality photographer at your up-coming family celebration please feel free to call me on 07739096632 or email me.

Meanwhile, I’d welcome any comments. If you’d like to leave a comment please click on the green ‘Leave a Comment” link below.

Macmillan Coffee Morning in Ikea, Coventry – Great day, £220 raised!

It’s 10:30 pm and we’ve just got home and unpacked the car after doing our bit for the fantastic Macmillan Coffee morning. We were doing a children/family photoshoot in Ikea, Coventry city centre and were there for 11 hours.

We had a great time and we believe that the children and their parents did too.

We set up our backdrop and studio lights, brought out the bubbles, soft toys, jingly-jangly jester, coloured balls etc. We then took a series of photos for each ‘customer’ and shot tethered to our Mac and Instant photo printer. We were offering one 8×6 print for £5 and 3 prints for £12. Nearly everyone opted for the £12 offer.

How much money did we raise?

We took loads of photos and met some lovely people. We gave our time free of charge and after removing the cost of the media (the cost of the photo paper and dye sub film for our printer) we made a profit of £220 from the print sales and we will be donating this directly to Macmillan Cancer Support ….. a really pleasing result considering we sold prints at an average of around only £4 each!

We were on the radio – Fame at last!
Thanks to Brody Swain who presents the breakfast show on Coventry’s Touch FM local radio station (96.2 FM). He came along to support, spent a good hour with us, had a couple of photos taken and interviewed me and Sarah Harrison of Macmillan for broadcasting on air. He also helped to promote our Macmillan Photoshoot on the radio and via Twitter.

Here’s a slightly doctored snap shot of Brody, Sarah Harrison from Macmillan (on the right as you see it) and myself …

We also believe that we got a mention by John Dalziel on Mercia FM – Thanks John, much appreciated!

Bonus Prize Draw – £300 Family Photo Shoot
We decided to spice things up a little and got everyone who had photos done to enter their names into a prize draw to win a fantastic half day family Autumn photo shoot with Vicky worth, wait for it ….. nearly £300!!

We did the draw tonight and the lucky winner is …….. Mrs Dawson of Coventry!

A Massive Thanks to everyone who took part, Congratulations Mrs Dawson and we’ll be contacting you tomorrow!

Night all!

Vicky x