Wedding Photography

Congratulations if you just got engaged over Christmas or have started the New Year with all systems go to organise your BIG Day!

I wanted to share this pricing visual if you're on the hunt for a photographer and you're finding your feet with what to budget for with the different services and professionals that combine to create your wedding day + if you have any questions just shout! x

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True Love.....

Looks like this!

rude not to have a leaf fight lol 

rude not to have a leaf fight lol 

I am BEYOND excited for Tom & Emma's wedding next year!!

A couple weeks ago I met Emma + Tom at their wedding venue and got the chance to explore and discuss photography for their wedding in detail with them. We conjured with sunny weather and shhh...a plan b just in case lol. Choosing spots for their private 'just married' pictures, groups images and pictures with friends and family + discussing how the day is going to flow. I'm so excited for next year, it's going to be gorgeous!!.

A haven of nooks and crannies, we had such fun dodging the rain drops, exploring hidden delights and being creative with costume changes + 'Boggin's' their lovely dog was a super model .

YES! Mother & Daughter time!

Becomes even more important when you live at other ends of the country!

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This image pretty much SUMS UP our photo session - SO MUCH FUN & SO MUCH Laughter!!!

These ladies were so great to photograph and we got to wander around Kensington Gardens (which is one of my favourite places in London). So fantastic to create memories and so much laughter and fun

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Thank you so much xx "Just had my first look at our photographs. Love them. So very pleased with them. You are a great photographer xxxxxxx" Kathy Tallentire

Featured on The Knot's "How He Asked"!

Super thrilled and delighted to share with you that my images have been featured over on The Knot

How He Asked 

Braydon, 'Flytographer' and I had planned this for a little while, skyping and emailing and it's so fun to see it from Ryan's perspective as she had no idea what had been planned or was unfolding....

"Walking up to the entrance was like a fairytale. The ponds and beautiful visions of green were unreal. I had never seen ponds with real lily pads – I was so taken aback by it all. Braydon took a few pictures of me on his phone near the ponds and then pointed out a fountain nearby with an even better view. We headed that way and we took a selfie in front of the fountain. Then, he said, ‘Let me get one of just you.’ He took a step back and as I posed for the picture, I realized Braydon was on one knee holding a beautiful diamond ring in his hand".

I kissed my new fiancé and shortly after, a woman walked up to us holding a camera. She introduced herself as Jackie, our Flytographer. It turned out she was blending in among tourists the whole time and captured the moments of the proposal. The selfie we took in front of the fountain was the cue that Braydon was about to propose. Braydon let me know that Jackie and he had been emailing and Skyping to plan this all, along with his mom sending that last-minute email for a change in fancier attire. All this planning that he put into the proposal made me fall in love with him all over again.

Heart silhouettes infront of Kensington Gardens

Heart silhouettes infront of Kensington Gardens

Jackie brought out some Prosecco for us and began to take some awesome engagement photos. As we were walking to another spot in the gardens, Braydon’s family arrived and I was so overwhelmed and overjoyed to see their faces, knowing I was going to be a part of such an amazing family that I’ve loved for so long. For the next few hours, we had a blast getting our photos taken as a family. When we were finally wrapped up, I called my parents and they were so happy, and completely unsurprised, but the waterworks still came. As much as I couldn’t wait to see them back home, I was so excited for the whole week we still had ahead of us in London. We all went to dinner and had the best sushi and some delicious cocktails that were perfect for toasting. We ended the night the best way we knew how, popping champagne and having a dance party in the hotel room. It was a day I could relive over and over, it was an absolute dream come true.

Thrilled to be Featured on Buzzed!!

Jumping for joy!! 

22 Marriage Proposals That Will Make You Believe In True Love - Buzzfeed

https://www.buzzfeed.com/cieravelarde/love-is-love-is-love-is-love?utm_term=.xvaDRo6vYJ#.vup4d3LQD9

Such a gorgeous afternoon in Notting Hill AND SO MUCH FUN!!! xx

Baby Love <3

A fun new born photo session in Crystal Palace

Friday LOVE VIBES xx

Super cuteness alert! I was so thrilled when one of my amazing clients got in touch before Xmas to purchase a photo session as a gift for her brother + sister in law and their new arrival. Just down the road from my studio in Crystal Palace I met Mila and we had such fun! She was the cutest little bean and just a few days young. 

I always find it more comfortable to visit my clients for newborn sessions so everything is familiar, comfortable and to hand +  I was super delighted when I received a wonderful 'Thank you' email from Marta and incredible review of our session <3 xx

"When our daughter Mila was born, my brother and sister-in-law gave us this amazing gift of a baby photography session with Jackie. 

Jackie made the session a really fun afternoon for all of us, including Mila! She is very easy going, fun and flexible and and completely works around baby special schedules. 

Apart from the stunning framed picture that we got as part of the gift, we also purchased a lovely print box with our favourite pics that includes the digital images too. We are already using these images as presents to Mila's grandparents and they are proving a hit!

We would highly recommend Jackie for a baby photography session. 

Thank you so much MNM :-) xx excited to watch your family grow xx

International Women's Day

WOW WHAT a day! x

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This morning the amazing #Ladiesfirstcroydon exhibition opened in Croydon and there was a buzz throughout the building!!! 

It was incredible to be a part of such an amazing project and meet so many incredible women!

Jackie King is a renowned professional photographer, speaker, mentor and workshop host. Her striking photography, from portraits to commercial lifestyle photography, is praised within her industry and published internationally. 

Jackie King's career took her to Italy, Ireland and the USA and covered many fields of creativity before returning to the UK and within one year of setting out as a freelance photographer, won the top honours at the 2005 professional awards as 'Photographer of the Year'. In 2006 Jackie gained a scholarship from QEST to study for an MA in Fashion Photography at the London College of Fashion.

Jackie rose through the ranks of the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography) and ended up sitting on the Board of Directors whilst studying for her MA, the first female and youngest photographer to hold this position whilst also running her own photography business. 

Jackie’s work has been exhibited in an array of international locations from New York to London to Sydney and her portraits and lifestyle work printed + featured in a myriad of media outlets, including The British Journal of Photography, Digital Photo Pro magazine, The Sunday Times magazine, Damon Albans Honest Jons label as well as showcased as the front cover photo on Your London Wedding magazine.

In Celebration of previous 'International Women's Day', Jackie has photographed 100 Women in Science & Technology for Imperial College, London which was also exhibited at City Hall. She moderated a panel discussion in NY after approaching B&H Photo Video in Manhattan with the idea of celebrating women photographers.

"I am so thrilled to have been invited to particulate in this amazing project and meet such inspiring women, who each left a foot print of motivation and positive energy on me after photographing them".