I’d like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas holidays and hope you have all had a great Christmas day with your family and friends!  I photographed this family for The Wessex Fertility Centre at the Freya Centre a few weeks ago as they were sharing their story at Christmas time.  The Daily Echo ran a piece on their fertility journey at Christmas Eve (see the article here).  I love to do a bit of family photography at Christmas, you get to capture those fun outfits and it’s a perfect time to get a portrait of the whole family (including the pet!)  Here are some of my favourites.

Baby O got a little bit tired after all the posing so he got back into ordinary clothes and up we went to his nursery.

Would you like to see some winter wedding inspiration with sparkling crystals using the majestic Rookesbury Park in Wickham, Hampshire as the backdrop?  You’ve come to the right place!  Little Bird Events asked me to photograph a styled shoot at Rookesbury Park in preparation for their upcoming Wedding Fair there in February 22nd 2015.  Rookesbury Park is a former school which continues to host international students in the summer.  The rest of the time it is used for a variety of events including Renaissance balls and weddings!  So we thought it would be appropriate to choose a red berry and ice crystals theme (for the winter shoot) with a few bits of masquerade and a casino thrown in (for the grand ball and dances section).  And then it turns out that the wedding colour of the year for next year as predicted by Pantone is a warm earthy red!  How lucky is that?  But you’ll have to wait to see those as I’m having to keep the rest under wraps for a feature in the New Year.  In the meantime, here are just a few sneak peeks of the crystal section of the shoot to whet your appetite.


Amazing Suppliers

Little Bird Events: http://www.littlebirdevents.co.uk Planning and co-ordination

Jenny Owens Photography: http://jennyowensphotography.com/ Photography

Baytree Beauty and hair salon: http://www.baytreebeauty.co.uk/ Make-up

Charles Gale: http://www.charlesgale.co.uk/ Men’s suits and formal wear

Emily Mae Designs: http://www.emilymaedesigns.co.uk/ bridal headwear

Hair by Steph: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hair-by-Steph hair

Jolly Jesters Fun Casino: http://www.jollyjestersfuncasinos.co.uk/ casino

Linen and Lace: http://www.linenandlacehire.co.uk/ Chair covers, candelabras, tea lights

Lovelock Deseigns: https://www.facebook.com/lovelockdesigns Stationary, table numbers and decoration

LUV Flowers: https://www.luvflowers.co.uk/ Flowers and candelabras

Me time glass: http://www.metimeglass.co.uk/ wine glasses

Rookesbury Park: https://www.facebook.com/Rookesburypark Location

Susans of Gosport: http://www.susansofgosport.co.uk/ Bridal gowns

The Pompom Shack: https://www.facebook.com/thepompomshack Pompoms


All of the above is shot on film as this post is also part of my film blog circle of friends.  Please take a look at the Amazing Joyce Kang’s blog post here and follow the links around if you’d like to see more film photos from around the world.


  • WOW!!! These are just marvelous! Absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to see the rest!ReplyCancel

  • These are absolutely dreamy, Jenny!ReplyCancel

  • The photos are beautiful! And I love so much how you write :)ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful light and airy work Jenny!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely gorgeous! I got married in the winter and if I could go back and do it again, I’d totally do the white fur!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay Hoeflinger

    That’s quite a preview! So full of light- beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny these are so beautiful and delicate. I love how you shot film. Have a wonderful 2015. xReplyCancel

So a little while ago, I went along to the fantastic alternative wedding photographer, Assassynation‘s Sassterclass.  It was 4 days and three nights of learning, absorbing and chilling out with very cool people in a farm in the middle of the Cotswolds.   On the second day, we met two of Sassy’s couples from earlier in the year.  It was fascinating hearing them talk about how they chose Sassy, their experience with her and their resulting wedding photos.  Having real life couples talk through their thought processes and what was important to them was something extremely useful but not only that, we also got to photograph them around the farm we were staying in!  Queue lots of cooing over gorgeous laces, bling and shoes that the brides got to wear again!  Each attendee also got a short timeslot with each couple where we could take them anywhere on the farm and pose and interact with them however we liked.   There was lots of lovely barn light and diffused sunlight through the trees so off we all went.  I wanted to shoot predominantly on film during the course and these are all taken on my mamiya 645 camera.  Film scanned and developed by UK Film Lab.  Thank you to Manda and Martin, and Sharelle and Ben for being very patient and lovely.


  • Love the tones! Absolutely gorgeous images.ReplyCancel

  • Wow! These are seriously GORGEOUS!! I love how completely different their outfits are and how you used different portions of the farm to suit them. Such variety, with one location and camera!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay Hoeflinger

    Absolutely beautiful job! So soft and pretty. And you did a great job making two different styles look like they belong in the same(ish) setting.ReplyCancel

  • That last shot…. <3 <3 <3!!!!ReplyCancel

For this month’s film blog circle, our theme is “thankful”, so I would like to post the following personal family photography for my contribution!  Thankful for being able to spend time with family, autumn colour, autumn walks, light, love, laughter, phones….

These were taken whilst on a walk in Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Romsey during the October half term.  Film developed and scanned by UK Film Lab.  Please hop on over to Jen Golay’s blog to see her contribution this month then follow the links around if you’d like to see more film photography from around the world!

Want to see more of my own children and family photography?  Please take a look at my portfolio and also the Featured mini family session on my Home Page.

A Styled Halloween Shoot

It’s been a full month since I attended the Amazing Sassterclass organised by Sassy from Assassynation.  I’ve yet to write a review of my experience and I will soon (it’s just difficult to put into words and I want to do it justice!) but I have to post these photos today as it’s Halloween and really today’s the best time to post photos of a Halloween Inspired styled shoot!  On the last day of the workshop, Sassy surprised us all with this styled set up, split us up into pairs to have 10 minutes directing the couple and the set, and the birds!  I opted to shoot on film for most of the workshop, and these were all taken on my trusty mamiya 645 pro, and mostly Kodak portra.  I requested that the scans be darker than usual, and UK Film Lab certainly delivered!

Then I ran out of film. So here’s one on digital that I played around with a bit.

Many thanks for making it all happen Sassy and to our really patient real life couple!  Sassy’s photos are being published in Rock and Roll Bride later today.  I can’t wait to see them myself!

Supplier List:

Mastermind: Sassy of Assassynation
Styling: Apple Tree Weddings and Events
Dress: The Couture Company Designer wedding gowns
Epic cake: Conjurer’s Kitchen
Hair: Zarla Hairdressing
Makeup: Makeup by Nessa
Birds: Wings of Wiltshire
Setup assistance: Craig Dearsley Photo