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.


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

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Family Photo Shoot Plantation Gardens Norwich

Family Photo Shoot Plantation Gardens Norwich

Family Photo Shoot Plantation Gardens Norwich

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Sep 29 2014

Early Autumn Walk Mousehold Norwich Norfolk

A few relaxing hours spent walking in the warm sun on Mousehold Heath Norwich. Our Early Autumn walk.

People keep telling me summer is over. I am not ready to say goodbye to the warm sun on my face just yet.

It was such a beautiful, warm day, so I decided to go with my daughter for a walk in the local woods, Mousehold Heath. It was so relaxing walking together and spotting the early signs of autumn starting to emerge.

The sun streamed through the trees as we wandered down the winding pathways. The woodland floor was lined with orange leaves. Every twist and turn presented us with yet another clue that Autumn is well on the way.

We were bathed in such beautiful light for this early autumn walk, stopping occasionally to take photos and look closer at the delights this tranquil spot presented us with. We are so lucky to live in such a stunning and diverse part of the world.

I am going to make it my mission to take at least a day a month out of my hectic life just to absorb nature at its best as the seasons change. If you find you have some time to go on a mini adventure, why not visit Norfolk . How about a day at Felbrigg Hall or even a brisk walk by the sea at Cromer.

As a professional photographer, my work takes me to some stunning locations, both here in the uk and further afield. Are you looking for a fun, relaxed family photo shoot in your favourite part of the world? If so please get in touch and book me to spend a few hours creating some wonderful images for you to treasure. For a lifestyle shoot with me it costs £195 which includes all images on usb and permission to print.  For further information on lifestyle shoots and the services I provide please email me at jo@affinityimages.co.uk  www.affinityimages.co.uk

Early Autumn Walk

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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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Sep 19 2013

Newborn photo shoot | Sebastian | Norwich |Norfolk

 Newborn photo shoot

Baby Newborn photo shoot are always such a beautiful occasion, worlds away from the high pressure and fast pace of shooting a wedding. This shoot was certainly no exception. Baby Sebastian was a delight to photograph. He was a real sleepy head, only waking a couple of times, for a little feed.

I first met Craig, Sebastian’s daddy, when we worked together a few years ago. I was so excited to hear his partner Hannah had given birth to a beautiful baby boy, even more excited when they asked me to photograph him. I have already photographed Craig with his sister Emma and her children. We had a great family photo shoot in a local nightclub of all places! It was during the day, closed to the public, but all painted white, great location.

Newborn photo shoots usually take up to around 4 hours. This may sound like a long time, but the time flys by so fast. To get the lovely sleepy photographs you see here, it is important to ensure baby is happy and relaxed. Patients is most certainly required here. I use white noise on my phone and plenty of cuddles to get baby into a deep sleep.

I prefer to photograph babies in their own home, its more relaxing for both mum and baby to be in a familiar setting, with everything to hand. My little studio is simple to set up. Even easier if I can shoot with natural light, as I did with Sebastian, without the need for extra lighting. Having said that, I have a great little set up at my home, perfect for Newborn photo shoot.

Heres a little taster of our newborn photo shoot together.

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If you are due to have a baby soon and would like a Newborn photo shoot, I would love to hear from you. Please do not hesitate to Contact me here.


May 6 2012

Rohan

Here is a little taster from my shoot with Baby Rohan. This sweet little chap is only 5 weeks old, but his eyes were on the cameras all the time. A pleasure to photograph.