Cute newborn and family portraits in summer garden blooms

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey

What a treat I have for you today!  This little baby boy was just a newborn when these photos were taken with his big sister and family on a visit to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Romsey.  Mum and dad are both outdoorsy people (they run/part own Baylily Bell Tents and 3 Men and Marquee respectively) so it made sense to take photos in the great outdoors.  How cute is the entire family?!  These were taken last year so he’s now not a newborn anymore, but it’s lovely to re-visit these anyway.  If you’d like some outdoor newborn and family photography in Hampshire, do get in contact by clicking on the contact page here or emailing info@jennyowensphotography.com

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Beautiful, natural and relaxed Tipi New Forest Wedding

It’s been a crazy last few months with a very busy wedding season, but I’m back to blogging and so pleased to start with this – Sarah and Simon’s wedding from last year!  When I first met Sarah and Simon, I knew immediately that I would very much enjoy shooting their wedding.   Both thoughtful, relaxed and down to earth if there ever was a wedding that represented their interests and personalities, it was this!   Surrounded by friends and family, they got married at Sarah’s local family Church in Brockenhurst, then over to their friend’s field in Minstead where their reception was being held in a tipi.  The journey from the church to the tipi involved a horse drawn carriage and a vintage car, and we stopped at The oldest Oak tree in the forest, as well as saying hello to the New Forest ponies.  Sarah grew many of the flowers and plants used at the wedding and friends and family helped with the decorations, bunting, games, signs.  Food was sourced locally from the Forest and some of the games were even environmentally themed (both bride and groom are environmentalists).  I left them partying into the night with a live band and I’m sure they would’ve had a good sleep in the nearby bell tents.  Thanks for having me Sarah and Simon, here are just some of your photos again to remember the day.

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Penny & Peter’s Spring wedding

at The Basing Room Winchester followed by a reception at South Winchester Golf Club

 

Penny and Peter got married at the end of March on a glorious Spring day.  What fun we had – first off jumping on and off the bus on loan from Winchester City Buses to get their guests to and from Winchester Registry Office in the middle of the town and the reception held at the South Winchester Golf club in the outskirts.  There was a very unusual first dance (choreographed by Jess at Firefly Theatre School), lots of shenanigans at the photobooth, and lots of dancing with the great DJ set.  Here’s a selection of their Winchester wedding photos!

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Penny and Peter wanted the involvement of as many of their friends and family as possible and as many local suppliers as possible.  I was very honoured to be chosen as their photographer out of the many Winchester wedding photographers in the area!  Other suppliers included Bo Tuesday who supplied the wall art for guests to sign, favours from The Hampshire Jam and Chutney company, cupcakes from good friends, hair from Harliquins Hair, and of course, some pampering and nail art from Penny’s own company Sparx Beauty Ltd.

Thanks for having me Penny and Peter.  Hope you’ve had a great honeymoon!  The rest of the wedding gallery is available to view on my Client Proofing Page.

New Forest baby photography

Relaxed outdoor family portraits in the Woods

 

Meet baby B and his lovely parents!  His parents tell me that he loves being outdoors so we really needed to go out for his very first photography session with me.  We’re so lucky to live near the wonderful New Forest, and after a little snooze in the car, and a little light rain, we ended up in this partly sheltered clearing in the woods.   There were of course some New Forest ponies to hand but we mostly stayed put in this small section.  Isn’t he just the most smiley baby!  All that smiling got a little bit tiring too so he had another little snooze.  I’m looking forward to meeting Baby B again in the not too distant future as his parents have booked the popular “baby to toddler package”.  I hear he’s now sitting up so I can’t wait to photograph him in the spring flowers!  Stay tuned throughout the year for more updates on baby B!

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Featured Wedding Supplier Hampshire

Unique Cakes by Yevnig

 

Hello!  My next post in my Featured Wedding Supplier series is guaranteed to make you drool.  Today, it’s all about the Cake, specifically Wedding Cakes! Mmm, yum.  I can wholeheartedly recommend Unique Cakes By Yevnig for your wedding cake needs.  Yevnig is a lovely person who makes the most delicious, moist and full of flavour wedding cakes in Hampshire.  In fact she’s the Winner of the 2016 Wedding Industry Awards for London and the South East!  Congratulations Yevnig, it certainly is a very well deserved award.

So back in the summer of 2015, Alex from The Nostalgic Wedding fair/Vintage Parade organized a summer shoot with wedding suppliers in Hampshire who were going to be attending their next fair.  That’s where I met Yevnig and got to sample her delicious cakes.  We then worked together again on another shoot at Marwell Hotel (photos here).  She very kindly agreed to an interview to go with this blog post so here it is! (photos are a combination from both shoots)

Tell me about your business and how you started.

I think my story of how I got started is quite typical of many Cake Designers – it was very organic and a natural progression. Rewind back to 7 years ago, to my oldest son’s first birthday and the thought that I wanted to celebrate his party with a special cake. I had never (ever) baked a cake at that point, yet alone decorated one. I just did what I thought you had to do, locked myself in the kitchen for a day and came out with my first “commission”. Looking back, it was a bit abstract and not like regular kid’s birthday cakes, but the reaction from friends and family was quite remarkable and very positive. It appeared I had created something very untypical and eye-catching. It wasn’t long before some of the other mums were asking me to help them with their kid’s cake… this was the start of me getting into Cake in a big way. The rest is history…

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Where do you get your inspiration from?

Many people ask me where I get my inspiration from, but it’s a tricky one to answer. I’m always picking up ideas from everywhere – textures from lovely dresses I see, colours in real life that work well together, ornate architecture, keeping abreast of international cake trends, etc… But most often, I just think of something that seems “interesting” and then I play with it until I get the look I’m after.

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What’s your most popular flavour/design/theme?

My ‘Vintage Chic’ range of birdcage-inspired wedding cakes are always popular and one of my signature designs. I offer this cake in a variety of finishes and intricacies and often my couples’ ask me to make the top, birdcage tier to be a display piece. In this way, they can keep a wonderful souvenir of their wedding cake for the rest of their wedded-life!

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What’s your personal favourite item that you sell and why?

I do really relish those ‘blank-sheet of paper’ commissions, where my clients want me to design them something ‘just perfect’ for their big day. I guess I love it when my creativity is untethered and I can explore more unusual and unique designs. My personal favourite is a close call between about 5 designs – but I really do like the way my “Golden Rose Elegance” cake catches the light. The bubbly vision it portrays seems to reflect my own character somewhat!

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Do you see any trends coming up for 2016?

There are some amazing trends for the coming year, including calming & beautiful pastel coloured cakes and a return to more-traditionally stacked tiers (and less cupcake towers).

dyptich of rose cake and chocolate truffles by Unique cakes by Yevnig and shot by Jenny Owens PhotographyP I N this to pinterest

What do you do to relax?

I forgot what relaxing is! Running my business, looking after my 2 boys and hubby and everything else keeps, me quite busy these days! When I do get some time “off”, I do enjoy treating myself to a well-deserved Beauty Treatment. I have a wonderful local practitioner who is able to wipe out a week’s worth of stress in half and hour – her name’s Laura and she runs Inner Bliss, located in Basingstoke.

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If you were to snack on something, would it be sweet or savoury?

Ha Ha! Good question! Before I was so deeply involved with Cake and patisserie, then it would have definitely been “sweet” – but now I’m not so sure. Being surrounded by the best quality dessert and sweet ingredients has become my “day job”, so I guess a good cheeseboard with crackers or pack of quality nuts would be my first choice for a cheeky snack!

cake pops and delicate pink sugar roses by Unique cakes by Yevnig and shot by Jenny Owens PhotographyP I N this to pinterest

 

Favourite holiday destination?

That’s a difficult one. I’ve loved everywhere I’ve been. Lugano in the southern part of Switzerland was an absolutely heavenly place to visit in the snow. I really also enjoyed a fantastic holiday in Tenerife in the blazing Canary Island sun! Visiting new places is always fun, not sure I have a favourite as-such.

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Where can we find you (web addresses/shops)?

 I operate a very personal, boutique service, based in Basingstoke, Hampshire. I invite my clients to visit me for our design meetings at my consultation room by appointment only. I’m best contacted by phone on 07827 298832 and am most prominent on Social Media – just google “Yevnig” to easily find my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, etc… Or you could always check out my website at www.yevnig.com. Look forward to hearing from you!

 

Thanks so much for the insight into your world Yevnig!  I can’t wait to work with you again soon hopefully!