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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.

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The Fletcher Family – On-location

On-location family photoshoots are just so wonderful. For this shoot I started off at the family home … and to help them become familiar with me and my camera, I encouraged the entire family (ranging from 14 months to the grandparents) to gather in the garden and interact together whilst I quietly weaved my way around them all. The 2 little girls were brilliant, with the youngest, just being herself, displaying a mix of giggles and sulking, which to me is just perfect and so natural.

We then took a short drive to a pretty park local to the house, where the children could play and the adults could relax and enjoy the beautiful sunny day, whilst I avidly snapped around them, watching for moments of emotion as well as keeping a keen eye open for areas perfect for candid and portraiture photography.

Here are a few of the images from the day…


nancy burns - April 29, 2013 - 9:08 am

i have a groupon voucher; i would like to book it for sat 1 june to capture my two sons together at play. plz contact us to confirm. i have tried leaving a voicemail but have received no answer. look forward to hearing asap

Siblings Jade & Jessica On-Location


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Claire & Metin’s Wedding Day – Chilston and Allington Castle

Oh wow what a busy, busy day!  I started at 10.30am arriving at The Chilston Manor in Aylesford and was pleased to see that the weather was holding out, with no rain.  As soon as Claire glimpsed me opening the bridal suite door, she beamed, looking totally relaxed and very happy.  I had 1 hour for the bridal preparation coverage, during this time I needed to photograph the dress, flowers, jewellery, hair, make-up, everything, I worked swiftly and then left to join the rest of the wedding party at the wonderful Allington Castle, which I have to admit I was very excited about.

Allington Castle is quite simply Kent’s best kept secret. The castle is nestled in 42 acres next to the Medway river it is surrounded by a moat and fronted by two lakes which are split by a causeway leading you the the castle gates. The extensive gardens are a photographic dream set out in a Medieval style with Italian gardens,Lavender walk, Parterre, Courtyard and formal ponds.

The ceremony room was stunning, with its old stone walls and magnificent hanging tapestries, made for such a stunning back drop.  After the ceremony there was a down pouring of rain, which meant we were confined to taking pictures under an archway, but this worked out fine and with the correct camera settings was able to highlight the group and incorporate the wonderful pond backdrop and trees.  The sun then smiled down and we spent 20 minutes together taking the romantic shots, then we were back inside the majestic castle for the wedding breakfast and speeches. Fantastic Magician Chris Harding was there to mystify the guests and surprise them beyond belief with his fantastic array of magic tricks!

The time now is 7pm and we all headed over to Chilston Manor Park Hotel for the Reception.  The guests travelled in a pillar box red quirky styled wedding celebration bus, this of course was all captured on camera with great humour. 30 minute drive and we have returned to the Chilston for cake cutting and the first dance.   There was a little twist to the reception arrival of the Bride, Groom and Bridesmaids  …. this being that they had an entourage of Drummers, beating their drums, whilst the bridal party chanted and clapped their hands, it was fantastic and something which was new to me. The pathway was lit with garden border lamps and they danced their way along the path and onto the Dance Floor where they danced in a circle with the drummer in the centre, clapping and singing together with great energy and joy.

I left Claire and Metin at 9pm dancing the night away with their family and friends, but just before leaving I took a picture of the Chilston Flood Lit with golden lights, it looked amazing and summed up the wonderful wonderful day.

Pictures will be following soon.

 

 


Deborah Evans - April 30, 2012 - 8:16 pm

I would be interested to see a sample of your photos taken at Allington Castle as I am considering booking it for my own (second) wedding. Thanks, Deborah Evans

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