Caroline & Owen- maternity shoot

Being asked to photograph one momentous event in a couples life is one thing, but being asked to photograph two, is such an honour. Capturingt them as they set out on their journey of life together, as husband and wife, is incredible, but then capturing the next stage of their journey, bringing new life into the world, is mind-blowing.

In 2011, I photographed Caroline & Owen’s beautiful wedding at Padbrook Park, Devon and had a wonderful, laughter-filled day capturing them and their family and friends, as they celebrated their love. Three years later, almost to the day, I was back with them again capturing the culmination of their love because…Caroline is pregnant with twins!

It was the most incredible afternoon catching up with ‘old friends’, talking excitedly about their next adventure and what the future holds for them and just as the last time, full of love, laughter and joy…just how I remember their wedding.

Caroline & Owen- thank you so much for choosing me to photograph the next incredible stage of your journey and I so look forward to documenting your beautiful boys (it feels sooo strange to say ‘boyS’!).

Venetia xx

P.S. As Caroline and Owen live in Devon they opted for a home-based shoot. Many of my maternity sessions are studio based, however it was a such a joy to capture them in their natural surroundings- I loved every minute of it and would love to do more. If you are looking for beautiful, natural images of your changing life, whether home based or in the studio, drop me an email or give me a call on 0117 9112410…I’d love to ‘cement’ your memories.

 

Caroline *rocks* pregnancy- she looks stunning!

 

 

I love the look of excitement and awe on both their faces…

 

 

 

How neat is that bump?!

 

 

 

The nursery is soooo cute…there is two of everything! Owen loves the dragons, so we just *had* to have a picture of them!!

 

 

The light coming flooding in through the window made for perfect portraits. And the great joy of home-based shoots, its in a meaningful setting.

 

 

 

 

Those of you who know me well, will know I may have let a small *squeal* out at this point!

 

 

Oooo…this image is to *die* for! It’s exactly how I pictured it…

 

 

And this one too…

 

 

With years of natural light photography ‘under my belt’ capturing beautiful images was a doodle, especially in Caroline & Owen’s gorgeous new house!

 

 

Mmmm…another favourite…Caroline you really are STUNNING! (I LOVE the fact their house is covered in images that I’ve taken- Caroline framed some of the ‘detail’ shots from her wedding, they make beautiful, meaningful art in their hallway).

 

 

We all loved the serenity of this image.

 

 

And I can’t believe, there is not only one little one in there, but two!

 

 

Caroline & Owen have a house rabbit, Rhodri, he is part of the family and definitely needed his minute of fame.

 

 

He is so friendly, Caroline is going to have 3 ‘babies’ running around the house!

 

 

Owen is Welsh and has joked that the minute Caroline goes into labour, he is going to drive her across the border to make sure his boys are Welsh too LOL! I just had to capture this for him…

 

 

I wanted to get some really natural ‘lifestyle’ shots for them, so when a parcel for the boys arrived, I suggested they open it so I could capture their reactions. (Check out the image behind them…another of mine…*blush*)

 

 

 

Seeing two of anything is so cute and so exciting- I think this was another moment it hit Caroline!

 

 

I’ve a feeling Owen (& Caroline) are definitely going to have their hands full the next time I see them.

 

 

After a cup of tea and rest, we headed outside to the cool shade of the trees for some more beautiful portraits.

 

 

Their shoot produced so many beautiful images, I simply *can’t* chose a favourite…

 

 

 

…although I do think this one has been an overall winner for everyone.

 

 

Caroline & Owen have decided to have one of my new Mini Cutie albums for each of their shoots; maternity, newborn, 6 and 12 months. This little series was a definite for that- I can’t wait to see it in print.

 

 

When they came in for their viewing we were laughing sooo much at how difficult it is for Owen to get close enough to kiss Caroline now! I think he manages just fine ;-0!

 

 

Doesn’t this just *scream* happiness and love?!

 

 

*Really* Caroline, could you look ANY more beautiful pregnant?!

 

 

 

When I asked Caroline & Owen to walk down the lane a little for me it brought back such beautiful memories of their wedding for me. I have such happy memories with these two.

 

 

A sneaky peek...

Well…how much can one photographer do in a day?! A morning of intense admin, a portrait shoot, a portrait viewing for a delighted client AND…I managed to have a sneaky peek at yesterday’s beautiful maternity shoot. Wow…I am sooo in love with these images and I think a lovely couple I know might like them too??!

Venetia xx

Deer Park Hotel- Colour Pop Wedding Fair

Working with people you love and places you are passionate about is one of the perks of working for yourself. You get to choose where, when and what and build something you love being part of and can’t wait to do every morning.

The Deer Park Country House Hotel is one of those venues I love and having photographed a series of wedding styled shoots (for their company over-haul) and ‘real’ weddings there, I definitely feel that passion for them. The team are incredible, the venue is stunning and the creativity is over-flowing there.

I’m delighted therefore to be part of their Colour Pop Wedding Fair tomorrow night and meet some fabulous couples who are embarking on the journey of planning their big day. In conjunction with Blue Fizz Events, as always they are throwing a bash to end all bashes; from colour pop cocktails, scrummy wood fired pizzas to free hot air balloon rides and a goody bag for everyone who attends. And, as if it couldn’t get any better, those who attend will be entered into a draw to WIN a romantic hot air balloon ride on their special wedding day! Courtesy of Bailey Balloons. (T&C’s apply).

Look forward to seeing you there!

Venetia xx

P.S. Recognise the photographs in the poster?! From our Spring shoot perhaps…!