Saturday, 25 August 2012

Family lifestyle shoot

Today I'm sharing some lovely images taken from a shoot earlier in the summer.  Mum Andrea with her daughters Lily and Emma had a great time together on the shoot.  The girls played under an old oak tree which made for some gorgeous images and finished the shoot making daisy chains - wonderful childhood memories!

If you are interested in a photoshoot with your family please see my website for more details or get in touch on email or by calling 07535 613606.

Judi x

Judi is a fine art lifestyle and wedding photographer based in Oxfordshire working mainly in Oxfordshire,  Wiltshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds but will consider comissions throughout the UK.  Working on location using natural light Judi focuses on capturing beautiful relaxed images of you and your family. Using an artistic eye Judi will not just capture your memories but create a work of art which can be presented in luxury fine art albums or as framed art or canvases to hang in your homes.

Judi also provides services for commercial businesses including headshots, nursery and pre-school portraits as well as special events such as birthdays and christenings etc.

Friday, 17 August 2012

English Country Wedding at Merriscourt, Cotswolds - part 2

Here's the second instalment from our bridal shoot at Merriscourt (you can read part 1 here).  Here the girls have changed into a gorgeous knee length dresses for both bride and bridesmaid with a summery pink colour scheme.  Deep crimson and prink peonies with some vintage styled jewelery really set off this look as they enjoyed a summer picnic looking out over the Cotswolds.  The gorgeous china and bunting completed the look and the cupcakes were devine - needless to say they didn't last long after the shoot was complete but more about those and the other props that were used in this shoot to come in part 3 of this styled shoot.

If you're getting married at Merriscourt I'd love to be there to photograph you so do get in touch!

Judi x

With thanks to the following Oxfordshire suppliers:

         Venue:  Carolyn Bond (Wedding Coordinator) at Merriscourt, Cotswolds.
        Wedding Planner:  Jeni Crabb, of Vanilla Rose Weddings & Events
Wedding Photography:  Judi Checketts
Dresses:  Sue Lund of Cariad Bride, Faringdon

Hair & Make Up: by Sophie Kevlin in Wantage

Flowers: Nicola Robertson from Foxgloves and Roses
Umbrellas:  Christine from Brollies Gallore
Bird Cages & Candles: Damon from Stylish Centrepieces 
Jewellry & headpieces: Chrissy Taylor of Boho Jewelry designs
Bespoke Fabric Bunting:  Oxford Bunting Co

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Weymouth, wind surfing and a wonderful Olympic day out

Something a little different on the blog today - the Olympics are nearly over and its been an amazing time for British athletes so I wanted to share some personal photos today. We weren't lucky enough to have tickets for any of the Olympic events but that hasn't stopped us loving every minute of it and we spent a fabulous day at Weymouth watch the wind surfing (from a distance on the beach) and the sailing (an even bigger distance!!).

It was our first family visit to Weymouth, a picturesque fishing harbour town looking fabulous decked out for the Olympics.  There were many of the traditional sea side events still running such as Punch & Judy shows as well as many free sports events laid on for kids to try out - golf, table tennis and canoeing to name just a few. Jack loved trying them all out!  We made out way up to the top of the beach and sat watching the wind surfing.  We could just make out the British windsurfer Nick Dempsey on his way to a silver medal -  it was a great day and made us feel part of the Olympic spirit.

Judi x

Monday, 6 August 2012

English Country Wedding at Merriscourt, Cotswolds - part 1

As promised here is our full shoot from last months bridal shoot at Merriscourt situated in the beautiful Cotswolds nr Burford.

The shoot was organised by Jeni Crabb, local oxfordshire wedding planner and owner of Vanilla Rose Weddings & Events. With experience in luxury boutique hotels and events throughout London, Oxfordshire and Cotswolds Jeni picked the perfect theme - an English Country Wedding.  The focus was very much on pulling together the resources of local suppliers which offer quality services and ideas which reflect her clients aspirations.

As a local wedding photographer I was delighted to be invited to be the photographer for this event and was amazed at the wonderful products available and had a fabulous time photographing everything. I met some great new suppliers as well as having the chance to catch up with some old friends too!

In order to share the full details with you I'm blogging this in 3 parts. The first part shows our gorgeous models for the day preparing for an elegant wedding which still possess a rustic country feel.  The girls are not proper models but had a ball getting dressed up in these wonderful wedding dresses from Sue Lund at Cariad Bride and professional hair & make-up by Sophie Kelvin. A full list of suppliers is given at the end - do check their websites for more inspiration. And if you are looking for a wedding photographer do please get in touch with me - I'd love to be there on your big day!

Judi x

With thanks to the following suppliers:

Venue:  Carolyn Bond (Wedding Coordinator) at Merriscourt, Cotswolds.
Wedding Planner:  Jeni Crabb, of Vanilla Rose Weddings & Events
Dresses:  Sue Lund of Cariad Bride, Faringdon
Hair & Make Up: by Sophie Kevlin in Wantage
Flowers: Nicola Robertson from Foxgloves and Roses
Umbrellas:  Christine from Brollies Gallore
Bird Cages & Candles: Damon from Stylish Centrepieces 
Jewellry & headpieces: Chrissy Taylor of Boho Jewelry designs

Part 2 will follow next week!