Yearly Archives: 2015

Towards the end of the year, when my schedule is less busy, it allows more time for study, development and reading. During the last couple of months, and arriving at the end of 2015, I’ve been thinking a lot about the passing of time – part of this has been through taking on the 365 (photo-a-day) challenge…

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  • Hannah - Wow, I can feel the emotion and love in these!! Lovely round up Julie. Looking forward to 2016 xxxReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Belton - What a wonderful selection Julie, capturing all those real moments, it requires so much skill, patience, feeling and experience , fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Annamarie Stepney - Aaaaaah congrats on what looks like a totally fun and love filled year Julie! Loving your thoughts too on the meaning of it all….especially that of kairos time which I agree is totally what it’s all about. Happy Christmas lady and a fab 2016 to you xReplyCancel

  • Sharron - Julie, these are such beautiful moments – I love all the “decisive moments” so perfect, so complete. Wonderful storytelling from start to finish. What a brilliant year you’ve had. Here’s to a very happy and creative 2016! xxReplyCancel

  • Nicola Lyall - Lovely images Julie – what a fab year you’ve had … story telling and capturing love and laughter at its best! xReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Gorgeous photos. Privileged to have been in some of the moments here – and certainly your photos have captured some of our most important moments and emotions this year!ReplyCancel

  • Sam - I know have a new word and its meaning. Wonderful moments! or should I say Kairos xxReplyCancel

  • Mark Lynham - these are so lovely Julie, you really have managed to capture the emotion on that special day. Fantastic work! xReplyCancel

  • Ann - So so beautiful, I just love what you capture.ReplyCancel

  • Jordanna Marston - How much fun have you had this year?! Love the energy in these photos, Julie, they all feel very real…and that gets the big thumbs up from me! Well done – here’s to a brill 2016! xReplyCancel

  • Juliet - These are so good Julie. Kairos! I love it. An inspired post. All the very best for 2016 my friend. xReplyCancel

  • Angela Ward Brown - Such a beautiful set of images Julie, all human life is there, in all its glory. Have a brilliant 2016 xxReplyCancel

  • Helen Lisk - Lovely work Julie! I love the combination of humour and wonderfully intimate moments you’ve captured. Hope 2016 is just as great xxxReplyCancel

  • Kirsten Mavric Photography - Love all the motion and joy in these, Julie 🙂 xxxReplyCancel

  • Karen Flower - And this shows just what great timing you have Julie! A great set of images filled with emotion xReplyCancel

  • Vicki White - Such real and beautiful moments captured really natural!!! Bring on 2016!!! XxxReplyCancel

  • Kelly Green - What a fab 2015 you’ve had!! So many wonderful moments captured perfectly 🙂ReplyCancel

Emily & Nathan’s Berkshire farm wedding packed in so many gorgeous elements AND so many brilliant guests!  It was a busy day filled with fun from start to finish.  Emily’s Berkshire family home near Cookham was where I met up with all the girls – and Daffy the dog – getting ready, while the back…

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When I first met Kirsty and Joel, they explained how they had been a couple for several years, and as they prepared for getting married, they wanted to find somewhere to gather together their friends and family from Australia, England, Ireland and Scotland for a relaxed party. Also high on their list of priorities –…

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I  travelled down to Lyme Regis, on the Dorset heritage coast, the day before Kirsty & Joel’s wedding.  It gave us a chance to catch up again and to take some pre-wedding portraits whilst having a mooch around this prettiest of seaside towns.  The sky got its rain out of the way and left nothing but…

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If you’ve been following my occasional series about behind-the-scenes with Surrey wedding suppliers, you may have begun to catch a glimpse of how much preparation, effort and commitment is poured into each wedding booking.  Recently I read a comment by Laura Caudery, of Fetcham Park wedding venue, about the incredible amount of conscientious teamwork and manpower at the house to ensure…

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When photography is your job, sometimes the creative-tank feels a bit empty – it’s always an excellent idea to refresh yourself with a good old photo-walk with a friend, remembering why you love what you do, renewing your inspiration and seeing things with fresh eyes. Oxford is where I spent student years but when you…

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The lovely Cara & Ben organised their July wedding from a distance amidst work, study and exam commitments, and managed to pull off the most wonderful relaxed summer celebration spent with all their special people.  I met up with the bride’s team at One Three Seven hair salon in Cranleigh High Street, and then scooted over to…

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This takes us up to the end of September (weeks 37 to 40, for those counting!) and the start of October. September is always a little bit of a period of mourning for me, because the house is quiet after the summer holidays; the morning alarms get set and our lives our ruled once again by…

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The 2015 wedding photography season is drawing to a close for me this weekend, which gives a little bit of breathing space to look back on the brilliant celebrations I’ve been capturing for people this summer.  When I first met Lizzie & Michael, I remember them saying that they’d debated whether to have a Doctor…

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  • Aga Tomaszek - Excellent set Julie! Looks like a wonderful atmosphere wedding and the location is spectacular!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - Awesome work Julie!! fab location for a wedding too! xReplyCancel

  • Jennie shine - Julie you are amazing!! Well never really knew what you were up to – so discreet! But what fantastic photos and this blog and album are truly special. Thanks you so much a day never to forget but how could we with these reminders?!
    A very proud mother of the bride xxReplyCancel

    • JulieAnne - Jennie, this is such a lovely comment, you’ve completely made my day! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Lizzie Sanders - We just got back from our honeymoon to this lovely blog, thank you! We still haven’t sent anything by post but there is something still on its way! We just wanted to say that choosing you as our photographer was absolutely the best decision we could have made, you were wonderful to have with us on the day, and Michael was so comfortable and relaxed around you which is no mean feat and meant you’ve got some truly spectacular photos of us and our guests and the setting. It’s a record we will treasure forever! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you xxxxReplyCancel

    • JulieAnne - Ah, you lovely people! I wish we could go back in time and have that day again, it was a beaut!ReplyCancel

…I’m the same, and I think I’ve worked it out. So often, we don’t enjoy looking at photos of ourselves because we’re used to getting ready in front of a mirror. Here’s the science bit: Our faces aren’t symmetrical and when we see them flipped as a mirror-image in a photograph, it takes us by…

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  • Angela - Yes! My heart sinks a little when I see women try to control their faces & bodies & put themselves in a flattering pose. No! Smile broadly, laugh loudly, and appreciate any photograph that shows joy, and relationship, and love.

    We all do it – society has told us that our looks are where we should find our value for hundreds of years, but we don’t have to agree. Even if we don’t feel it, we can choose joy…

    Great post Julie xReplyCancel

  • Mia - I couldn’t agree with this more Julie (I need to remember this for myself!) Beautifully written xReplyCancel

  • Helen Lisk - Really great post – I agree with everything you are saying, so brilliantly put. Let’s all learn to love ourselves the way we really are and celebrate this! XReplyCancel

  • Hannah - So true Julie!! I love this post. Even my husband criticized a photo I took of him just yesterday on my phone. I thought he looked amazing and quite fancied him so quickly snapped it whilst he was unaware… his first response was “that’s a really bad angle for my nose” instantly looked at his fault. “But that’s your nose I said… and I think you look pretty fit so I love it” That’s how I see him and I love him like that.ReplyCancel

  • Sharron - This is so very honest and true, Julie. Beautifully written. All brides should read this. SxReplyCancel

  • Karen Flower - Great post Julie. If only people could see themselves through the eyes of people who love them. xReplyCancel

  • Kerry - Beautifully put Julie, beautifully put. And so true xReplyCancel

  • Nicki - So true and so well written…ReplyCancel

  • Jules - Beautifully written and so true. I just wish we could all stop beating ourselves up about the way we look and rejoice in our individual souls.ReplyCancel

  • Rob - Well said – hear, hear!ReplyCancel

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