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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Jun 25 2013

A day on the broads with Sue & Jon

You gotta love it when your bride and groom say they want to do their engagement shoot on their boat! Today we spent a lovely day on the broads, aboard ‘Destiny’, and very relaxing it was indeed. I am really looking forward to their special day, Jon and Sue are such fun to be around.

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Jun 14 2013

Jo & Paul

In less than a month I will be jetting off to Portafino in Italy for the wedding of Jo and Paul. It promises to be a stunning occasion.

Jo & Paul are both so much fun to photograph. Here’s a taster of the fun we had in the sun last weekend at Forncett St Peter where they live.

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Jun 4 2012

Louise & Gary

The first of my trio of weddings this weekend was amazing. At last I got that Oil seed rape shot I was after. Sneezed my way through the rest of the evening, but it was worth a touch of  hay-fever.

 


Apr 30 2012

Oilseed Rape

The weather of late has been wet, cold and generally horrible. So today on my way out to photograph baby Rohan, i took the opportunity to grab some shots in the sunshine. Norfolk is alive with a yellow patchwork of Oilseed Rape fields, I couldn’t resist.