• Outdoor shoots

Doorstep portraits during lockdown

doorstep photography in lockdown 2020

Throughout May I photographed 45 households across Kingston and Surbiton in a series of socially-distanced doorstep portrait shoots. It was a chance to capture this moment in history of lockdown (hopefully never to be repeated) and togetherness. All proceeds went to  Kingston Foodbank and I am delighted to say that in total £1,525.00 was raised thanks to the generous donations of all those who took part.

These sessions were so popular that I plan to run festive versions in November/December complete with Christmas wreaths, festive jumpers and fairy lights. A percentage of the fee will go to charity. If you would like to be notified when I announce these sessions, please email me on jo@sweetheartstudio.co.uk

In the meantime, a huge thank you once again to all those who took part and donated.

A beautiful Nonsuch Mansion wedding

Nonsuch Mansion in Cheam was the setting for Gina and John’s late summer wedding. The sun shone and the beautiful house and gardens provided a stunning backdrop for the ceremony, reception – and their wedding photographs.

Here are just a few of my favourites…

wedding at nonsuch mansion cheam


Wedding photography at Wotton House, Dorking

The sun shone on this lovely wedding at Wotton House, Dorking. With its beautiful grounds, gothic temples and even a little grotto, it was the perfect spot for a wedding and we made the most of it and got lots of photos all around the grounds (although one of them did involve me balancing on the roof of the temple for the group shot – all in a day’s work). Congratulations to the happy couple x

Wedding at Eversholt Hall, Bedfordshire

I was very lucky to second shoot a few times last year with the lovely wedding photographer Becky Kerr who is based in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. A second shooter at a wedding usually spends time with the groom’s party before the wedding while the main photographer is covering the bride getting ready. Having a second shooter at your wedding means that there is someone else to get another angle on the ceremony, to take reportage-style shots of the guests while the group shots are being taken, and generally just get a different viewpoint throughout the day.

One of the weddings I worked with Becky on was at Eversholt Hall in Bedfordshire which was a really stunning venue. Set in a typical English village, complete with cricket pitch and pond, it provided the ideal backdrop for a wedding where every last detail from the beautifully illustrated order of service, signs and activity books to the handmade bunting had been thought out. It was a lovely wedding to be part of and I enjoyed every minute of it. Here are just a few of my favourites from the day.


Late summer wedding at Wrest Park, Bedfordshire

Wrest Park in Bedfordshire with its stunning interiors and picturesque landscaped gardens made the perfect setting for this late summer wedding. After a beautiful ceremony in the Old Library, guests headed out for some champagne on the terrace while they enjoyed the impressive views. And I headed off with the bride and groom in a golf buggy which is used specially for photographing weddings since there’s such a lot of ground to cover with all the lovely spots for wedding photography at Wrest Park. Then it was into the Orangery for some group photos and the wedding breakfast. The happy couple ordered a stunning red linen fine art album with matching parent albums to compliment the lovely scarlet theme of their wedding day.