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


It’s someone’s birthday soon.  She’s growing up fast.  Shot on Rolleiflex tlr and pan f 50.

It’s also my monthly film blog circle so do take a look At Jen Golay’s post here for her instalment!

  • Joyce Kang

    Beautiful portrait of your girlie! She is beautiful. Can we stop the time?? They are growing way too fast :(ReplyCancel

  • Heather Chang

    Love! Pan F is so gorgeous. And she looks so happy!!!ReplyCancel

I’ve recently realised that I post an awful lot of personal posts on my children and family blog, of little projects. film experiments, holidays, that kind of thing, but hardly any here on my wedding photography blog.  So here’s a personal post but it is also sort of wedding related as this beautiful National Trust property of Mottisfont Abbey also hosts weddings!

So a little about me, you know if you follow regularly that I love film photography.  Did you also know that I adore roses?  Specially the old fashioned scented roses that go crazy in the summer (much to my husband’s annoyance as he gets “attacked” by the thorns in our garden when he has to do a bit of clearing up!) But roses, with their assorted colours, amazing scent, blousey, cheerful blooms make me smile and lift my spirits.  So one day in July, I took my Mum for a day out to visit the famous rose gardens of Mottisfont Abbey.   Of course, I only took a film camera and 1 lens and snapped away at these beauties, not just the roses, but the rest of the gardens too.


Rose gardens of Mottisfont Abbey

Here is the Abbey itself seen from the side and the front of the house.

Oh how I would love to photograph a wedding here, so if you are planning on holding your wedding at Mottisfont Abbey, take a look at the rest of my portfolio and give me a ring!

This post is also part of my international film blog circle so if you’d like to see more film photography, please take a look at my friend Jen Golay’s blog post here.  I think she’s posting about fishing!  Photos taken on a canon eos 3, lens sigma 35mm, film processed and developed at Ag Photo lab.

  • Jen Golay

    How absolutely lovely! I don’t think there is anything prettier than an English garden! I hope you do photograph a wedding here. It would be glorious!ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    These are so pretty, Jenny! The colors are just stunning. I feel like I can smell those roses all the way over here!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay Madden

    OMG, what a stunning garden! I love flowers so much so this post made me smile. Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Jody Savage

    Oh what a lovely garden! I’d love to take an afternoon stroll through it! You did a fantastic job capturing it’s charm!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa O'Dwyer

    How beautiful! It’s like Downton Abbey!ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie Kapra

    Gorgeous – I can literally smell the roses…ReplyCancel

  • Martina - Photostories

    What a pretty place ♥ReplyCancel

  • kelsy mccartney

    Wow! What a gorgeous place. I would love to shoot, stroll, picnic, sip wine, and relax here!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Babb

    As beautiful as ever, Ms. xReplyCancel

  • Belinda

    wow! Such gorgeousness!! If you shoot a wedding there, let me come join you!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Boyer

    Beautiful spot!!ReplyCancel

  • Fiona Campbell

    Who can resist a rose garden?ReplyCancel

  • Valentina

    Oh my goodness! This place is GORGEOUS!!ReplyCancel

Here’s a short personal post from me from our last mini holiday where I thought it would be fun to buy a disposable film camera and take photos at the pool!  So this particular pool had an indoor and outdoor section and the poolside hut sold these disposable film cameras.  I had no idea how it would turn out. There is no focusing mechanism, the iso was set at 800 and I could barely see underwater! Here are some of the results – there’s even one of me in it!

Underwater Film Photos

Please take a look at Gretchen Willis’ blog post here if you’d like to see more film shots from a disposable camera!

  • gretchen willis

    Those images are so great!!! I want to try an underwater film camera now!!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Rainsford

    I love these! Underwater photos are so fun!! I will definitely be giving an underwater disposable a go in the summer!ReplyCancel