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Evangeline comes to babyjp

Last week we got to meet 10 day old Evangeline and her bigger sister Ivy-Rose for her newborn photos. We met Ivy-Rose and her family for her newborn photos back in 2013 and then again at one of our lovely weddings, so it was a proper treat to see them all again.

We started our day settling down Evangeline and then started our shoot, We brought Ivy-Rose in at every opportunity and she loved it 😄  We had a great afternoon so we managed 3 or 4 different outfits before she woke again ready for some more food ♥️

I am absolutely delighted with the photos as are Mummy and Daddy. I can’t wait for the frames to arrive and I will post up a few photos.

Here are a few photos from this wonderful Newborn-shoot I hope you enjoy and love them as much as we do and look forward to your comments,

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Mark and Lydia get married

Last year Lydia and Mark contacted us after a recommendation from one of our running pals Carolyn. We met up and spoke about their wedding and booked it in.  They were getting married in a beautiful church in Lower Woodford in Salisbury and best of all the ceremony was being led by a family friend.

Fast forward to last week, We have had several meetings and a million emails and the big day was approaching. I had a call from the vicar “Jo Naish” firstly I was a little worried if I am being honest, normally if vicars are wanting to chat with me it’s to read me the riot act haha, but this was a different phone call, It was all about Mark and Lydia and what we could do as a team to make their day even better, WOW, just WOW, Christianity as it should be, the big fella upstairs would be very happy, I am 100% sure of that.

Saturday arrived and Sue and I headed to the church, Mark and Lydia chose our “older short day” so we started at the church and finish after speeches, We met the lovely vicar Jo, and took a few shots of the beautiful church and guests as they arrived.

When Lydia arrived I was genuinely lost for words. She looked absolutely amazing and full of confidence. Funny but so not what I was expecting 😃 Into the church and a truly beautiful and enjoyable service.  Afterwards, we spilt out into the sunshine for a few photos at the church and then the confetti line.

Sue and I then took Mark and Lydia to a family friends gardens for some photos, this was an amazing space and we had a lot of fun. After some lovely photos, we headed back to Grassmere house for the reception.

Lots of drinks and canapes on the terrace and a few more photos on the lawns before we were eventually called into dinner. Sue and I chilled out whilst dinner was served, generally chatting about how great the day had gone and just how wonderful it was to be part of an amazing family wedding. We are so blessed with our job and I count my lucky stars every day.  After dinner came the speeches.  4 speeches and lots of fun and laughter from them all.  Sue and I said our goodbyes and left the wedding to enjoy the evening, although to be fair it was 10 pm so not much time for dancing, Who cares tho, it was a super chilled, proper family wedding filled with amazing people.

Special thank you to Jo Naish, if my faith needed any reinforcement then JOB DONE!  Mark and Lydia, WOW you guys are amazing and I loved sharing your most amazing wedding with you, Thank you. And everyone else for smiling in the right places 🙂 you make my life easy and enjoyable. X

Here are a few photos from this wonderful wedding I hope you enjoy and love them as much as we do and look forward to your comments and seeing you again soon,

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Zachary’s amazing journey

A year ago we were contacted by Caroline and Bernard about their little lad Zachary who was then a couple weeks old. They were referred to us by our wedding clients Kate and Doug. Caroline explained that Zachary had a fairly normal birth but soon after things went drastically wrong.  Sue and I were moved and offered a free portrait shoot for them to cherish, hoping that they would also have Zachary to cherish but back then it was not looking hopefully.

This morning I asked Caroline for her thoughts and story for this blog post, Instead of me writing my events I will copy Caroline and Bernard’s words below:

“Zachary was born on 21/03/16 and we had no idea there was going to be anything wrong, all scans had been clear. At 1 day old they noticed a heart murmur but said loads of babies have them. Then he stopped feeding properly and was breathing far too fast. They did a scan and told us he had aortic stenosis and a unicuspid valve. This causes the blood flow to be restricted around his body. He also had a hole in his atrium and his ventricle. At that point they said they hoped the holes may heal themselves and the stenosis was mild. Three weeks later they scanned him again and the holes had reduced but this revealed the stenosis was extremely severe. They told us then they would need to do open heart surgery asap.

They did the surgery when he was 12 weeks old. Ocean award at SGH and PICU both deserve a mention for being amazing! He is now just 13 months (yesterday) he has his next cardiac review at the beginning of May but we have had 6 months of freedom as last review was very positive. After previous op they gave us a window of 2 weeks to 2 years before he will need next surgery. That will be an even bigger op which is terrifying. It will call for them to swap his aortic valve for his pulmonary valve and replace that with a donor valve.

You deserve a mention. Our wonderful families, his Godparents Sophie, Marika, Jane, Mark and Rob and my midwife Katherine who has become a brilliant friend and been incredibly supportive. This has shown us who our real friends our, taught us how to make the most of every day with our amazing baby boy and introduced us to wonderful people like you and Sue! X”

On Friday we did a follow up shoot. OMG what a difference, Zachary is a wonderful energetic little boy who is just full of life.

If you ever feel down, read Caroline’s words above and remember there is always hope.

Its been an absolute honour for Sue and I to meet, photograph and get to know this amazing family. #friends

Jules x

Here are a few photos……. The first 3 from last year, the rest I am UBER PLEASED to say from this week 🙂

 

 

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Sophie, Andy and Jessica

On Friday we took our lovely friends Andy, Sophie and Jessica out locally for a few family portraits and wow what a day we chose, it was beautiful. We have known these guys for a while now because we all ran together, Andy had raced like a million marathons or something close 😃  Sophie too runs Marathons and this teeny tiny Jessica has run a 10 miler!

We are photographing Andy and Sophies wedding in November so this shoot was great to get to know how they would cope in front of a camera out of lycra 😂

We headed for a local beauty spot and spent an hour taking some lovely photos. Absolutely amazing way to spend an afternoon.

We offer great rates and even better for returning clients so why not message me below for details and start your own beautiful family album which you can add to each year and then in years to come you can sit down with the grandchildren and family and look back through the years.  Our studio is a professional studio with air conditioning, private parking and changing and bathroom facilities,  its not our home but we like to make it yours during your shoot.

Sue and I photograph hundreds of portraits every year and I am very proud to say we always get the results we want, we have very much an unhurried approach to our studio work, we often sit down for a coffee with our clients before the shoot and let the kids play in the background with our toys, this make the parents relaxed and the children comfortable and it gives us cracking smiley photos. The difference between us and a high street studio with a strict time limit is immeasurable because unlike them we never rush a shoot. We believe if people are comfortable and happy in our studio then they will come back again and again and it proved to work 🙂

It also helps that we both LOVE what we do………..

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Ralph comes to babyjp

10 day old Ralph (cool name ha) came along to Baby jp a couple weeks ago along with his mummy and big brother Riley.  We photographed Riley at a similar age a few years ago, we also photographed the whole family too so we know the family very well which is always lovely.

We started by settling down Ralph and getting him to sleep and then brought Riley into the photos, Both were perfect and adorable and made for a beautiful collection of photos that I am extremely proud of.

We are both looking forward to watching Ralph and Riley grow up and a few more fabulous family shoots too.

Here are a few photos from this wonderful Newborn-shoot I hope you enjoy and love them as much as we do and look forward to your comments,

Please visit our new babyjp website here

Please check out our special offers here

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Jules and Sue X

To see Photos from recent weddings click here

See more amazing photography from an Awesome photographer now or Contact Jules and Sue now to secure your date!

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