Fiery Princess

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It was a delight to meet this little treasure. she was wild and loved it, she was so shy in the beginning but after some encouragement she came to life and shone in all her photos. Her mam had booked a cake smash for her brother and asked to add on an extra shoot for this little madam. I was happy to oblige. Her little brother I believe had chicken pox and we had to rebook, but kept this shoot open for her in order to make the cake smash easier.

I don’t know why but I love this session, I constantly look back even a year later and its still one of my favourites. Her personality, attitude and beauty shines. She was such fun, bubbly and excited all at once.

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The outcome of this shoot was amazing, her mother contacted me a few weeks later and told me she had been entered into a modelling agency and her photos qualified for them.  This was a huge step for me and the photos Ive been doing.

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I couldn’t wait to do her brother cake smash and read all about it in upcoming posts.

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Cathrine Jayne

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My first wedding

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Ever had that excitement nervous feeling, the one where you’re belly turns and creates knots. You feel dizzy, you can’t wait for the day to be over but yet you want the whole day to last forever yeah; thats how I was feeling and it weren’t even my wedding day.

When I first started the business I took some photos of friends; their journey into parenthood and their parents loved it. I came highly recommended and they were determined they wanted to book me for their big day. I had never done anything like it before so offered them a free engagement shoot. I included this shoot in the blog when I first started writing it and you can recap up here. So they loved my style, and everything was set. they wanted me to capture their full day from morning till night and believe me it was a learning curve.

Timing is important and when doing such a big day you need a partner in crime, this is where I dragged Ieuan into my work, this is where we became a team and never looked back. we arrived early in the morning, but the bride had been dressed and ready when we arrived. we went on to the ceremony and I really didn’t know what to expect. The group photos after took longer than expected with not leaving that much time for the bride and groom photos and the evening party went on longer than expected. Experiencing the day allowed me to picture the work load needed and create an ideal price list. We did have a fab day and we got to experience this incredible love story.

Zoe and Mark hadn’t been together for very long before they got engaged and the wedding was just as fast, they are one of the happiest couples you’ll ever come across and are still together and happy to this day. although me and Ieuan didn’t really know what to expect when capturing their day but we did it in such style and passion that you can feel it within the art itself. We had incredible feedback and many bookings after that. This truly was the start of something new and something we were extremely proud of.

 

 

 

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Cathrine Jayne

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Welcome back

I think it’s time I reintroduced myself, I have been running this business for over a year now and business is great. I have improved a lot and my skills have grown. my little boy is nearly two and half, me and my partner has just celebrated being together for six years and life couldn’t be better.

Id firstly like to apologise for being so quiet and not actually keeping up with what I started and wanted from this blog. It was hard starting a business, being a working mamma, and keeping up with all my chores around the house, a few things had to give and my blog was one of them. In this last year I have grown a great customer base; with returning customers, word of mouth and amazing feedback I have got. I am still running off just my Facebook page at the moment, but i am looking to extend my blog and create an actual website to advertise correctly, and create a more professional look for the business.

so where to begin…

I am aiming to get this blog back and up and running within the next month, and my website to follow. I’m currently looking for a professional domain, but coming up with a style and look to revamp my business is most important to me. I have updated my blog and i will continue to do so over the next couple of weeks.

Ive started improving my props, style and feel to my photos, and I can’t wait to show everyone. I’m aiming to add in a new set altogether and updating my newborn sessions. I have been in talks about revamping my house to even build my own in house studio. lots of ideas flying around.

In the meantime while I build all this up I’m aiming to keep you up to date with past and present shoots.

 

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Cathrine Jayne

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Shocking News

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I have come to the realisation that I have not posted since mothers day, I have been so busy recently with shoots. growing this little business and spending precious time with my little boy in the sun that I have let this page slide. So I make this promise now that over the next couple of weeks I will be bringing you laughs, fun, amazing photos and a very enjoyable read 🙂

I have cake smashes to make you jealous

I have newborns to make you broody

I have weddings to make you get down on one knee

Stay tuned for new arrivals and customers who just keep coming back for more.

But Until then cheerio for now

Until next time

Signed 

Cathrine Jayne

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Mothers Day Treat

Hiya to my wonderful viewers, as you all know I am a working mum and I love it, I work from home, travel all around and do all this working around my precious little man and most important muse. To celebrate a national event we decided to do mothers day in style.

  1. I got to stay in bed past 7am
  2. I didn’t have to do anything
  3. I had dinner cooked for me
  4. Baby dressed for me
  5. we went to the park and we loved it
  6. I got to take my camera
  7. we played, we ran, Caleb found amazing sticks (he loves sticks Obsession at the moment)
  8. I had a candle lit bath ran for me.
  9. I relaxed and didn’t have to put baby to bed
  10. I had an early night and got to watch what I wanted.

Mothers day rocked, wish every other day was like this or at least once a month I’d feel amazing right?

While relaxing in the bath (which I only get to do every other month) I really thought about what I got and where I have come in the last couple of months and this post is a massive thanks to my wonderful family, amazing friends and you fantastic fan base and customers. I am truly blessed you to have all there standing behind me 100%. Ill never forget what you have done and what you will do to continue to help me grow this business.

After a great day on Sunday I couldn’t help but also drop a photo

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Until next time

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Cathrine Jayne

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Pinktastic Bella

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Id like to introduce you to this bubbly, adorable, cute, funny and so sweet little Isabella, when her and her family arrived this little princess was fast asleep, and for anyone to be woken up and woken up in a strange place you’d kick off right or at least put up a fight, nope not this little bundle of joy first thing she wanted to do was give me a big hug. Now I’ve never met bella before but she just fitted right in, she’s the kind of baby that could put a smile on anyones face.

A couple of weeks ago her nan contacted me wanting a surprise cake smash shoot, she had it all planned. She thought she was so kunning and smart until she crumbled and brought Bellas mother along for the shoot and believe me her mother came prepared, I believe she brought her whole wardrobe. it made my day! with the cake smash you get three outfit changes, the normal shoot, cake smash and splash shoot, but i’d happily add in more outfits to one set if you couldn’t decide and everything little bella wore just flowed. Plus I’m a sucker for headbands.

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This shoot was amazing it ran so smoothly from beginning to end, bella was amazing in front of the camera such a born natural. she was an absolute pleasure to have in the studio and her reactions to the mess on her hands has me smiling today. It normally takes me a few days to fully edit a set of photos but I had so much fun editing these I honestly can’t wait for them to receive their USB loaded with fun and bubble images of this precious baby girl.

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Until next time

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Cathrine Jayne

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Competition Time

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Competition time be in with the chance of a free one hour long photo shoot of choice, 3 digital images, and personal blog post. All you need to do is like the page, share the post and comment the picture to be in with the chance of this fab offer. competition ends midnight on the 31st of March, winner announced 1st of April 2017.

To be in with the chance follow the link www.facebook.com/simplypreciousphotography16

Until next time

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Cathrine Jayne

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Beach Adventures

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So on 11th of March me and my partner decided to take our little man down the beach for the day, he has just started walking so thought it would be fun to get him out for a few hours and practice walking on different textures, he loved it.

I had just had my new lens through a 80-200mm so wanted to practice with it while I could. I love this lens, it lets me focus and out focus the things that I want giving beautiful shots. But I do need to prefect my shots more and practice manual settings while outside and in different sets as a few things like the sky are washed out.

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On the plus side I had a fab day out with my boys, my little man had a blast on the beach and I got to use my camera in its glory.

Until Next time.

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Cathrine Jayne

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BumptoBaby Limited Time Offer

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Due to the Cake Smash offer taking off, with loads of fabulous shoots coming up. I have decided to do this great offer. Two shoots for the price of One USB included all for just £50 you will receive a Maternity Bump shoot (Studio or Location) and Newborn shoot. Both shoots are around an hour long with all edited photos placed onto a USB and shipped to you once the second shoot is over. I will send over Your bump shoot online but you’ll receive even more on the USB. Taking bookings up to December 2017 all you need to pay is £5 deposit to secure you’re dates and price freeze this offer.

For more information contact me today.

Until next time.

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Cathrine Jayne

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Princess Kasey and Cheeky Chappy

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Due to still having the studio up while these lovely kiddies came to visit I couldn’t let them go home without a few images. You have all ready met my stunning nephew Jayden in the blog post Cheeky Chappy well this beautiful lady is his aunty. she’s full of life, full of laughter and way older than she should seem. she has such a beautiful heart and precious soul she’s an absolute beaut. she’s brilliant with Jayden and fantastic with caleb. I love having her over.

We had so much fun in front of the camera, I told them that they were to do what they wanted and I will take the pictures it was controlled by them and how they would like to look the photos were lovely. Kasey now can’t wait to come over and take more picture’s perfect practice for me and fab pictures for her mam to print.

Until next time

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Cathrine Jayne

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