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

Pauline and Rod | Wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

This lovely couple were an absolute delight! It was the first of two weddings that we attended this weekend …. and what a great start it was! Pauline and Rod got married at the Lawrence Saunders Baptist church in Coundon, Coventry. They went on to the lovely grounds and the Old House at Coundon Court School followed by a reception meal and more celebrations at Scarmen House on the campus of Warwick University. This is a ‘teaser’ set of photographs. I’ll be editing many more for Pauline and Rod to view on my main website when they get back from their honeymoon. For now ………

Lots of banter but the Brotherly love showed through! Rod on the left as we view.

Everyone had their button holes on their jackets before they arrived so Rod had to be quite still for this shot! Dodging the rain too!

The advantage of two photographers! Gary took these discretely from the very back of the church while I was off to the side at the front.

The rain was quite determined all morning but it didn’t spoil our spirits …. Hang on! – is that a slightly grumpy driver I see?

Fab Oak door inside Coundon Court Old House …. pity we didn’t have more time there but we still got some lovely shots

Which one is the youngster here? Looks like it’s the groom …. so much energy!

Here he is again, he just couldn’t keep his feet on the ground! Infact, it looks like Pauline’s swept him off his feet!

And on to Sarmen House, a new venue for me but one I’d gladly recommend to others. Lovely bright room and well set out

Now, you might be thinking that’s not a real piggy back … well you’d be wrong! We had to run to catch them!

These amateur photographers really can be quite helpful sometimes

What a lovely couple!

Such a high energy day we just had to hint that we needed them to slow down!

I hope Pauline and Rod are enjoying their trip to New York and I hope they manage to get internet access to view these teaser images. Everyone had a great day and I hope these first images start to tell the story. I’ll upload many more images to the password protected area of my main website in the next week or two. Rod and Pauline will have the password for anyone who wishes to view them.

I hope you enjoyed viewing these as much as I enjoyed selecting them and I’d love you to leave a comment here on this blog.

Vicky

Fabulous Cushions – Product Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

I’m known primarily as a wedding and children’s and family photographer. But I do other things as well! Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing some really interesting products produced by the very talented Lorna Syson of Lorna Syson Textiles, based in Coventry . This is the second time that I’ve done product shots for her to include in her brochures, on her website and for submission to magazines and newspapers who do articles about her work.

All of the bespoke cushions and the fabric wall art in this first photo were created by Lorna.

These bespoke products are hand-made by Lorna using a totally organic material made from nettles of all things! I can testify to how beautiful they are …. and very soft to the touch!

I’m also really pleased that Lorna used many of my original images of her products in some of her recent national and international press articles. Most of the images shown on the Living magazine were created by me ….

Cushion Photos by me!

Top and bottom-left Photos by me

If you’re interested in finding out more about Lorna’s work and bespoke products you can view her website here … Lorna Syson Textiles

I’m really looking forward to working with Lorna again soon and I can’t wait to see what she creates next!

Vicky