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

Did you know I also do commercial photography in Hampshire for local business?  I had a great time running around after this lively little girl in our local woods and playground, beautifully decorated by The Pom Pom Shack which is a new business selling these soft and beautifully handmade tulle pompoms.  You can have them in 3 sizes to decorate a party venue, the woods or your own garden, or they are very effective in shop display windows too!  Cherie also makes pompom wands and cake toppers.  Seriously, these are so cute and soft, and they last far longer and keep their shape than paper pompoms so they can be used over and over again.

Please enjoy these images from the commercial photography Hampshire shoot for The Pom Pom Shack.


All images are shot on film.  Developed and scanned by The UK Film Lab.

This post is also part of my film friday blog circle where a small group of film photographers from around the world post simultaneously on the last Friday of each month.  Please take a look at Jessica Nelson of The Gaggle Photography for her contribution to our circle.



  • wendy laurel

    seriously? a shop for pom poms? how super fun is that?? love this and amazing colors and shots.ReplyCancel

  • Jaine Kershner

    she’s such a sweetie pie. so cute!!ReplyCancel

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  • Cara

    Beautiful shots Jenny. Particularly live the cake topper shots.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay Madden

    This is so cute! What beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsy McCartney

    LOVE these images!! The pom pons bring so much fun texture and color!ReplyCancel

  • Kel Ward

    Well, those poms are adorable! Love your grainy-filmy-goodness!ReplyCancel

  • JessicaN

    Gosh these are so adorable. I love the tones and the colors on this film. Great work.ReplyCancel

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What could be more glorious on a warm summer’s day than to have a picnic in the woods, with the scent of lavender wafting your way?  I was honoured to be asked to photograph a styled shoot for Wedding and occasions children’s dress supplier Eliza Mabel, along with the amazing Queen Bees, Quaint and Quirky Event Hire, Handmade by Kelly and Hayling florist Deborah Nash at the Tournerbury Woods Estate in Hayling Island.  This purple or lavender wedding inspiration shoot at the Tournerbury Woods Estate in Hayling Island was ideally located.   They let us have the run of their beautiful grounds which has it’s own private beach, woods, and a large marquee on site.   The girls had a lovely time eating the delights made by Queen Bees Treats, running through the ribbon curtain provided by Quaint and Quirky Event hire, cuddling with their teddies on a picnic and lounging in the cozy chair.   The marque was beautifully set by Queen Bees, Kelly and Deborah’s wares.  Here are just a handful of images from that glorious warm sunny day.

Most of the Images I have chosen are film images (developed and scanned by AG photolab and UK Film lab).  Do visit Eliza Mabel’s blog here, Queen bee’s blog here, and Quaint and quirky event hire here to see which images they have chosen to share.

  • Jody Savage

    those girls are so cute and I love the color!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce Kang

    Oh the colors of pink, purple and lilac!! Gorgeous session Jenny <3ReplyCancel

  • Trish

    Lovely colors and shots!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Guilford

    How sweet is this?! Those girls are adorable :)ReplyCancel

  • Mirelle Carmichael

    Great shots! I love the color palette!ReplyCancel

  • kelsy mccartney

    So sweet!! I bet the girls just LOVED being part of this :)ReplyCancel

  • Kel Ward

    Love the details and colors. Very pretty!ReplyCancel