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  • Welcome to my blog!

    My name is Joanne and I am a Wedding, Lifestyle and Commercial Photographer. Photography is my full time vocation, because .... it is an absolute passion!!! On this blog and throughout the site you will see galleries of my latest weddings, family portraitures and commercial work as well as videos with information helping you to choose the right photographer for you. There are informative captions with each gallery with details on the location, venue and suppliers.

    I am based in Sittingbourne, Kent and my work currently takes me throughout the Home Counties, London, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Dorset, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Sussex and further!

    You can read more about my biography by clicking on my 'About Me' page.

  • MY MISSION

    Is to create pictures that you dream of. Whether that be natural recordings of the moment or edgy, dynamic portraiture. I will work with you, help you to feel relaxed, which will bring out your natural personality and character. With my extensive knowledge and experience I will guide you through the process with ease. I work as a photographer because I adore the creativity of photography, am exhilarated by people and cherish loving memories. My mission is to pass this passion and art to you, for you to enjoy, share and treasure for years to come.

Dan & Tracey’s Wedding Day – Chilston Manor Park Hotel

I have just returned from Dan and Tracey’s wedding, 10 hour coverage at The Chilston Manor Park Hotel, Sandway, Maidstone.  When I arrived the sky was blue with amazing puffy white clouds, I was in my element and the Manor House looked amazing.  Daffodils and red Tulips adorned the beautifully manicured gardens.  It’s so peaceful at the Chilston.

The Bridal party was busying around The Star room, having their make-up and hair dressed and of course not forgetting the copious amounts of champagne being sipped by everyone.  The room is large, which coped easily with the bride, the four adult bridesmaid, mum and other family members, everyone had there own corner, where they were preparing. I also loved the way there was a ‘guest’s belongings’ labeled clothes rail!  The Chilston dates all the way back to the 1600s and has the most stunning grand wooden staircase, fireplaces and antiques, a photographer’s dream of an interior backdrop.

Tracey’s wedding dress was so beautiful, a real princess gown and the bridesmaids looked so very elegant in their clover green dresses.

Dan arrived with the groomsmen, in amazing style, with a magnificent helicopter which of course made for great photography!

After the ceremony, confetti and group photos I took the newlywed couple around the gardens, the historical interior and around the lake. There were countless places for me to capture the romance and those intimate moments.

At almost 10pm, the bride, groom and guests will be partying away and continuing to enjoy the celebratory day.

A wonderful 3 week honeymoon will follow and then, waiting for them upon their return,  will be their wedding photos, enabling them to re-live their wedding all over again!

Here are some of the photos from the day ….

Mum, Kasie 8 and Connor 2 – Studio

Mum, Dad and Liza (4 years) – Studio

Mum’s Birthday Treat – Studio

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