Sep 24 2015

Wedding Photography |Norfolk {Matthew & Gulnoor}

Wedding Photography | Norfolk

 

Hurley Lodge Wedding

 

Wedding Photography | Norfolk {Matthew & Gulnoor}

This weekend I shot the wedding of Matthew and Gulnoor. It was a beautiful sunny day, and Matt & Gulnoor chose to marry later on in the evening, so the light for photography was amazing. Gulnoor got ready for her big day at Barnham Broom Hotel. It was a hubub of excitement when I arrived. Hair and makeup well under way. With all 4 bridesmaids, mum and the bride, all in the same room, it was all very cozy.

As Gulnoor’s mum buttoned up the dress and put the veil into place, the emotions ran high and the nerves started to kick in. A few tears were shed, but soon enough, the fizz was flowing and the mood changed to excitement. We headed outside to the waiting cars. One quick photoshoot, and I was off to the church.

The ceremony took place at St Nicholas Church, Dereham. I see many beautiful churches in this job, this one was no exception.  After the heartwarming ceremony, it was just a short drive to their reception Venue, Matthew’s parents house, Hurley Lodge. I was here only a few days ago shooting the engagement photos. Lots of hard work had obviously gone into making the marquee and garden look as fantastic as it did.

The flowers and details were simply perfect, with a hint of cornflower blue throughout. Wild flowers in jars everywhere and plenty of references to Matt and Gulnoors life in London. After the speeches and food, it was time to party into the night, everyone did just that.

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It was a wonderful day. Many thanks to Lizzie Bishop for her help with the boys.


Aug 24 2015

Engagement Photography|Norfolk {matthew & Gulnoor}

Engagement

Photography|Norfolk

Hurley Lodge

Engagement Photography|Norfolk {Matthew & Gulnoor}  It had been a very hot day in Norfolk, but as early evening approached, it was starting to cool down nicely and the light was stunning. I met with London based students, Matt & Gulnoor, for their photo shoot, at Matt’s parents house in Dereham. Hurley Lodge is hidden down a country lane, nestled between rolling crops. A perfect location for their engagement shoot.

We took a nice walk around the extensive grounds, through the apple trees and the wild flowers. Then we wandered down the lane, to play in the corn fields. It was all great fun, until Matt was chased by a horsefly…his constant running away was comical.

We escaped the biting bugs and headed back to the Lodge for some sunset shots. As we waited for the perfect light, I spotted the sports car. Matt and his dad’s pride and joy. The boys built it themselves, it seemed only right we should use it for the shoot. Bright red and very fast, off matt and his fiancee Gulnoor sped, down the lane and out of sight. Upon their return, Matt turned to me and said, “your turn” and he took me for a spin too…wow, it was so much fun.

We arrived back at just the right moment, in perfect time, to capture the sun, as it set over an amazing shoot. I look forward to returning to Dereham and Hurley Lodge for the wedding.

An engagement shoot may seem like a luxury, but in my mind, it’s an essential. I am aware that some people don’t like having their photo taken, me included.  After a bit of time together, in front of the camera, people soon relax and actually start to have fun with it! When it comes to the wedding day itself, the photography side of things becomes the last thing you need to be nervous about.

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Apr 20 2015

Family Photo Shoot Plantation Gardens Norwich

Family Photo Shoot

Plantation Gardens Norwich

The journey continues and once again, I get to work with Emily and her beautiful little family. Emily and Lee had been together many years, but, as it does, life has had its ups and downs. Thankfully this lovely couple have found each other again. Lee’s little boy, Joe, and his half sister, Poppy, are totally inseparable.

The fun and games started with a walk through Norwich. We were headed to one of the city’s well hidden secrets. We went to the Plantation Gardens, a truly mysterious spot concealed in the centre of town. Living in Norfolk is perfect for photography locations. Close enough to the coast for a beach shoot, or maybe a wander round one of our beautiful country houses. Close by is Blickling Hall, such a fantastic shoot location.

In the beginning there were a few tears, but soon enough, they were replaced with laughter, as Joe and Poppy blew bubbles into my lens. Blessed once again with clear blue skies, the shoot was so much fun. The Gardens offer so many hidden areas to discover, including a zig zag staircase to climb and its beautiful pond. A wonderful playground for children and adults alike.

I am such a lucky girl to call this my job. I think working with children is very special, and I really do enjoy what I do. If you like my photographs below and would like to book a shoot, I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Jo x

Family Photo Shoot Plantation Gardens Norwich

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Family Photo Shoot Plantation Gardens Norwich

Family Photo Shoot Plantation Gardens Norwich

Family Photo Shoot Plantation Gardens Norwich

Family Photo Shoot Plantation Gardens Norwich

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Aug 20 2014

Lifestyle Photo Shoot with Poppy

Lifestyle Photo Shoot With Poppy Eaton Park Norwich

A Lifestyle photo shoot with Poppy.

Eaton Park in Norwich is a real gem of a shoot location. I visit this place pretty often. I shoot lots of engagement shoots here, but also do the Norwich 5k park run here regularly too. Come rain, shine or snow, there is always a good angle for a great photograph.

This visit was a little bit different. We had to be very sneaky about It. Poppy’s mum Emily, a close friend, has a birthday coming up. This shoot was a surprise. I was worried she would spill the beans, but Poppy is such a little angel and really good at keeping a secret.

It was such a perfect shoot, running around the park and picking wild flowers. Blessed with perfect light as the golden evening sunshine warmed our skin. I also had the help of my two children, Ella 10 and Jak 9. They are experts at making Poppy giggle. Maybe I should have them with me at every shoot? Or not.

I really enjoy working with children, they always touch my heart with their willingness to get involved. Poppy knows me very well, I have photographed her lots before. The first shoot was when she was only a tiny baby. She is so much fun to be around and always ready for a cuddle. Although I may be a bit biased as she is malso my goddaughter.

I love to work outside with natural light. Tonight did not disappoint with the most beautiful golden hour as the sun set. I couldn’t have asked for more. The city of Norwich sure is a fine city. Time went very fast as usual, and before I knew it, the shoot was complete and it was time to head home. I rewarded my helpers with fish and chips as a special treat…yum.

I hope you like the photographs. if you would like a shoot of your own, i’d love to hear from you. 

Jo x

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Aug 6 2013

Kimberley Hall Norfolk Wedding Venue

Kimberley Hall

Norfolk Wedding Venue

Kimberley Hall Norfolk Wedding Venue with style and sophistication.

Last  month, I was commissioned to shoot with Lunar Stretch Tents in the grounds of the luxury Manor that is Kimberley Hall Norfolk. Kimberley Hall Norfolk Wedding Venue, one grand venue indeed. Lunar Streatch Tents is a norfolk based events company, their marquees certainly stand out. Their futuristic appearance is like no other.

Cameras in hand, I set about photographing this amazing marquee. The evening light, constantly changing. The colours were amazing. As darkness fell, the place came alive with magical lighting.

As a wedding photographer, I shoot at plenty of amazing venues in the UK and further afield, like my recent wedding in Portofino, Italy. But if you are having your wedding in Norfolk, this venue really does take some beating.

As I finished the shoot, I was witness to something totally fantastic, as the entire Hall exterior was the canvas for the most spectacular light show. I truly witnessed Kimberley Hall in a different light!

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Kimberley Hall

 

Kimberley Hall in a different light

Kimberley Hall in a different light

 


Jun 20 2013

Charlotte & Ben’s Hockering Hall Wedding

A wonderful day was had by all. Charlotte and Ben got married at Hockering house in Norfolk. The day was filled with laughter and tears. They had the cutest flower girls. The cake was blueberry and white chocolate, and to top it off, we were drenched in golden evening sunlight.Take a look at this little taster.

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Jun 4 2013

I Do…Lizzie & Will Engagement Shoot Helmingham Hall-Suffolk

What a stunning venue for a wedding. The spectacular, moated, Helmingham Hall sits proudly amongst its tranquil gardens and Red Deer park. Lizzie and Will took me for a long walk in the gardens, it was hard to take in the beauty of this place. I look forward to shooting their wedding here in August.

Lizzie and Will


May 21 2013

Les & Cathy’s wedding- Southwood Hall

This weekend,the sun made a welcome appearance. I spent this sunny Sunday with the lovely Cathy and Les celebrating their wedding at the stunning Southwood Hall in Norfolk. A stark contrast to thier wintery engagement shoot a few weeks ago, the weather allowed us to make the most of the beautiful grounds surrounding this perfect venue.

Heres a little sneaky look at their amazing day.

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Oct 20 2012

Alexandra & Tristan’s Wedding Ingoldisthorpe Hall Mt Amelia

I first met Alexandra and Tristan, unusually,  just a few days before their wedding day. I met them at their venue, Ingoldisthorpe Hall, Mt Amelia out near Sandringham, Norfolk. This place really blew me away! I have seen some amazing venues in my time, but this place is simply perfect.

Upon meeting Alex and Tristan I was immediately put at ease by their calm and kind nature. No sooner had I sat down and Tristan was making me a ‘proper coffee’, whilst we chatted wedding plans. I then went on a guided tour of this 9 bedroom country manor. The views were superb. On the horizon I could just see Hunstanton beach. The house sits in acres of land, partly wooded. The biggest most majestic oak tree was to be the spot for the forthcoming wedding ceremony.

As I drove away from this place, the sun was setting, I was filled with excitement for the coming weekend shoot and the sun set was out of this world. call me soppy, but i had to hold back the tears as I sat and watched the sun drop below the horizon.

 

 

On the day of the wedding, I was made to feel just as welcome by all of Alexandra and Tristan’s friends and family. The sun shone and the day ran like a dream. The  intimate ceremony under the oak tree was a very emotional affair. Just their closest friends and family surrounded Alex and Tristan as they said their vows. The wedding  rings were passed among the guests, they silently bestowed their own wishes and sentiments upon the rings as they each held them in their hands.

The wedding party then made their way up to the house where they enjoyed Pimms on the lawn followed by an amazing picnic on an array of multi coloured blankets. Oh and not forgetting the home made ice cream. So many flavours, my favourite was Gin and lime marmalade- yum!

It was hard to leave this shoot, but I was only needed for the day time. I am sure they had the most amazing evening. I hope you like the blog.


Oct 20 2012

Sara and Christopher’s Wedding

Back in September I had the pleasure of shooting with Nicki Thurgar . We really did have fun in the sun as we covered Sara and Chris’s special day. And look out for the most amazing Choccy woccy doo dah cake! Here is a little peep of my images. Keep an eye on Nicki Thurgar’s site for all of her amazing photographs from the day.