Sometimes I find it really hard to shop for my loved ones at Christmas, they seem to have everything! However, I have discovered the one thing they will always love to receive is a family / couple photograph. So, until the end of January 2016 I am offering 20% off my family and couple photography packages* and I’m selling gift vouchers in nominations of £25 / £50 / £75 / £100.
Book by the 31st January 2016 for shoots to take place in the New Year.
Packages available (price before discount):
Glitter: £75, One digital image. Extra digital images purchased separately after the shoot
Sparkle: £320, 10 high resolution images saved onto a memory stick
Shimmer: £420, 20 high resolution images saved onto a memory stick and two, 7″x5″ framed images of your choice
Zing: £520, all (c.45) high resolution images saved onto a memory stick and four, 7″x5″ framed images of your choice
Each of the packages include:
- 1.5 hr – 2 hr shoot at an outdoor location of your choice in Norfolk.
- Images professionally edited and your selection depending on your package will be saved on to a USB stick
- All edited images saved on to a secure online gallery for your friends and family to view
- First 20 miles (round trip) included, 45 pence p/m thereafter from Norwich, NR2
- The option to purchase extra images or products on top of your chosen package
To order a special gift voucher or photography shoot just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 07939 936421
- * 10% of my Glitter package
- Vouchers and shoot purchases will be valid for one year from date of purchase
- Shoots are to take place outside and are subject to weather. Re-arrangements will be made at no additional cost to you
- ‘Glitter’ packages to take place within 5 miles of NR2
- Family groups should be no larger than 8 people, babies should be able to sit up
- Offer ends 31st January 2016
I had never been to Somerleyton Hall in Suffolk before I was invited to photograph James and Georgina’s wedding earlier this year. To get prepared before the big day, I took a trip to this gorgeous venue the week before to explore and make a shoot plan.
Somerleyton Hall is a stunning venue and perfect for the kind of relaxed, creative wedding photography I like to produce. There were nooks and crannies, garden boarders bursting with colours, quirky doorways to perfectly frame the bride and groom and greenhouses bursting with the scent of freshly grown tomatoes in amongst lush green foliage.
Both Georgina and James got ready at Somerletyon Hall which meant I was able to move between them capturing that exciting preparation atmosphere in both camps. There was so much energy and laughter and I loved incorporating the unusual backdrops of Somerleyton Hall’s paintings, furniture and taxidermy!
James had told me about the maze in the gardens and how keen he and Georgina were to have some informal photographs of them exploring it. We had planned to have a shot of them at the centre of the maze with the bottle of bubbly they had strategically hidden earlier in the day as a reward for the first guest who made it to the centre. But when it came to making it through the maze, we couldn’t find the way! With time ticking and the Wedding Breakfast about to begin I really didn’t want to be that photographer who got the newly married couple lost in the maze! So our plans were thwarted and we headed back out after a some fun couple shots. Luckily we found the exit in time to join the guests for the celebrations!
It was such a glorious day. I’m so happy to have been invited as James and Georgina’s wedding photographer. I hope you enjoy some of my highlights from the day. Look out for Stilton the dog, who was a canine ring bearer. He looked very dapper in his specially designed waist coat!
Emma and James were so much fun to photograph! We’d met in London a few months before their big day for an engagement shoot, and we clicked straight away. I took them up and down the streets (and hills) of London asking them to pose in doorways, next to garage doors and on piles of logs! They were always game and didn’t stop smiling!
Both Emma and James are graphic designers and had carefully applied their talents to their wedding day, designing everything from the order of service to the seating plan. They even designed their own wedding logo – a fantastic amalgamation of their initials. Emma and her bridesmaids got ready at her parents’ house not far from the church.
A wedding day is so special and momentous for any couple, but it’s also a symbolic moment for the parents of the bride and groom, so I thought it would be fun to arrange for Emma to surprise her dad in her wedding dress. I asked her father to wait in the garden, and with her mum and bridesmaids looking on from the kitchen, Emma walked up and gave him a gentle tap on the shoulder. The smile on his face as he turned around was so heart warming. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house, or garden!
After marrying in a church local to Emma’s childhood home, Emma and James walked the short distance to their reception with guests and well wishers in cars tooting their horns to congratulate the pair as they passed. After the reception we were treated to the most stunning sunset which set the sky ablaze with reds and pinks. As soon as I spotted it I pulled Emma and James off the dance floor for a quick couple shot under the famous sweeping Norfolk sky!
One of the traditions of a wedding you don’t see so much is the throwing of the bride’s bouquet. I don’t know why people don’t do it more, it’s so funny to watch and even better to photograph. Scroll down and look out for James and Emma’s faces as the bouquet soared through the air and was fought for by their guests.
Here’s to a wonderful future Mr and Mrs Bell!