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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Alegra Mary Beech

I recently had the privilege of photographing the Christening of Alegra Mary Beech. The Beech Family all looked wonderful and were joined by many family members from Down Under.  The whole day was fabulous, starting with an amazing service at All Saints Weston, known as The White Church by the Pond.  The Revd. Phillip Johnson gave the congregation a wonderfully witty service and had the children in hysterics with his sharing of the Holy Water…!  Everyone then headed for a BBQ reception at Marneys Village Inn.

Here are a few images from the day…


alegra church


sharing of holy water

sharing of holy water 2




Brother & Sister

brother & Sister



proud brother

Outside church


friends 2



glamerous sisters

glamorous Mummy


Speeches & God parents

beautiful alegra

beautiful alegra2


Testimonial 4

Just a short note to convey our appreciation of the photographs – they are absolutely brilliant!  The entire family think they are fantastic…

Testimonial 3

Wow!!!! I love them all!!!  Your a great photographer my friend. It is going to be so hard to choose….

Testimonial 2

Thank you for all your help and support through our wedding.  Your patience and professionalism will always be remembered and appreciated…

Testimonial 1

Just to say once again how happy we are with your wonderful photo’s of our special day.  You captured events and our guests perfectly and we shall delight in flicking through them in years to come…

The Joys

I had the pleasure of working with Sarah Jane Joy.  She needed help in creating something really special for her husband’s 40th birthday.  SJ had many old family photographs that she wanted to be framed and arranged as a wall collage, show casing  the history of their combined families.  My first task was to have a look at all the photographs and figure out how they were going to work in the space SJ had chosen.  Next was to decide on what framing to use and how to mount the images.  I made a point of taking a good look around their home in order to get a feel of what was going to work with the rest of the decor.

We decided that we wanted all the photographs to be black and white/sepia in order to give the wall a timeless effect.  Some of the old photographs had gorgeous deckled edging that I decided to have visible by floating upon a mount – these are things that are really exciting when working with beautiful old photographs.  I decided that we should go for a few different types of frame , all of which complimented the existing interior and worked well together.   SJ didn’t want it to look uniform, we wanted to create something that could be added to and that looked like it had been there for years.   I used my trusted framer – Anderson Hill, who did a fabulous job with all the images.

With the photographs framed, I headed back to Hampshire to create this wall of family history and also had the great pleasure of photographing the younger members of the Joy family in order to add to the wall.

Here is a pic of the wall, which is a work in progress (excuse the glare, there was a window opposite!)…

Joy Collage (Blog1)


Here is a pic of the gorgeous deckled edged photograph…

deckle edge


and here is the finished framed image of The Joy children that I took that day…I will post more of the images from that session in a separate post.

The Joy Children (Blog)


I took great pleasure in working on this project, but most of all enjoyed working with old photographs and making them shine again.  I helped create a wall of family history.  If you have a box of old family photographs, isn’t it time they were dusted off and made to look beautiful again…?




A walk in the park…

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Diane.  Diane contacted me wanting to have some natural shots taken that she could use as profile images.  Her main worries were that she had photographs taken before, but she didn’t look herself!!  I wasn’t going to make the same mistake, so I wanted Diane to feel relaxed from the off.

We decided to take her dog Robson and her charge Flo for a walk in Richmond Park.   We were blessed with a glorious morning and were soon chatting easily, with me stopping every now and then when we found a good backdrop.   I had a lovely morning with Diane who is a really interesting lady, I was fascinated to hear of her ideas for some art she is planning – I hope to see them one day!

Here are a few of my favourite shots from the morning….

Diane Final 1


Diane Final 3a

Here is what Diane thought – “Victoria made me feel happy and relaxed and so got some great shots of me. I usually photograph terribly and am delighted. Highly recommended”… review left on Touch Local website.