Oakhouse Photography

Month: August 2015

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Mumsnet Kent Winner’s Family Photo Shoot In Tonbridge

In the Spring we launched a competition with Mumsnet Kent for one family to win a family photo shoot with us. After receiving lots of entries, the winner Gail was randomly chosen by Verity, the Editor of Mumsnet Kent.

Gail was thrilled to win, and contacted us to arrange a family photo shoot at her home near Tonbridge in Kent.

We arranged to meet Gail, her husband and daughter one Saturday afternoon in May. They had a lovely large garden with mature trees and shrubs, which provided a perfect backdrop for the photos, and also some shelter from the light drizzle – we don’t mind shooting in the rain!

The family dog also decided to get in on some of the action, and as a much-loved pet we were more than happy to include him.

As with all our family photo shoots, we took a variety of images – some posed, and lots of natural ones too! We had lots of fun with a few props including bubbles and several dandelions from the lane nearby.

Gail and her family were great fun during the shoot, and made us feel extremely welcome. We all really enjoyed this photo shoot. Gail and family were delighted with their collection of images following the shoot and gave us this lovely feedback…

”Thank you so much for the photo shoot. We really enjoyed it, there are some stunning photos to choose from!”

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For more information or to book one of our family photo shoots, please contact Tony on 07725 805768, Carol on 07703 493574 or email us at hello@oakhousephotography.co.uk. You can also use our contact form to get in touch.

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Camber Sands Family Photo Shoot

Camber Sands Family Photo Shoot with Claire’s Family

As family photographers we are always on the look-out for great locations for our photo shoot, so we were delighted when Claire opted for Camber Sands for her family photo shoot.

Claire was given the photo shoot via one of our photo shoot gift vouchers as a Christmas gift, and waited until the summer for a lovely beach shoot. We discussed a few possible locations in Kent and East Sussex but settled on Camber Sands.

We know Camber well, having visited with our own family and also visited Camber for an engagement shoot there a few years ago for Maxine and Patrick, one of our very first wedding couples!

Camber is a lovely location, with seven miles of stunning beaches and enormous sand dunes. There are shingle and sandy beaches, all set in front of a backdrop of sand dunes. This is the only location in East Sussex where sand dunes can be found, and the area is often used for filming for its ‘desert like’ feel.

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We arrived at Camber early (before the crowds!) and had great fun with Claire and her family during her family photo shoot. Dune jumping seemed to be incredibly popular!

For more information or to book one of our family photo shoots, please contact Tony on 07725 805768, Carol on 07703 493574 or email us at hello@oakhousephotography.co.uk. You can also use our contact form to get in touch.

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Salomons Estate Wedding Photographers

Salomons Weddings

Today we thought we’d continue with our occasional blog series on wedding venues, and for this post we’re focussing on the beautiful Salomons Estate.

Situated just two miles outside the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, Salomons Estate is a stunning Victorian mansion, designed by the acclaimed architect Decimus Burton. Set in 36 acres of rolling gardens, parkland and woods, it enjoys an enviable location in the heart of England’s garden, yet within an hour’s travel of Central London.

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Retaining all the elegance and romance of the Victorian era, the estate offers a spectacular venue for weddings.

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Salomons Estate offers three fabulous function rooms to choose from. The elegant Gold Room (where we photographed Mary and Ian’s wedding), can seat up to 65 people for the ceremony and has doors that open onto the terrace, where you and your guests can enjoy the breathtaking views of the estate.

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Their Drawing Room can provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding breakfast. Seating up to 100 people, it also provides a spacious setting for the evening party.

Salomons Estate offers the complete package for a truly unforgettable day: a stunning Grade II listed mansion, beautiful grounds, 4* accommodation, acclaimed head chef and impressive wine cellar!

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We enjoyed photographing Mary and Ian’s wedding there, and look forward to future visits! You can see more images on our Galleries page too!

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If you are considering getting married at Salomons, please do get in touch with us, we’d love to hear your ideas and share our knowledge of Slomons weddings with you. You can contact Tony on 07725 805768, Carol on 07703 493574 or email us at hello@oakhousephotography.co.uk

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