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BettyBhandari | Betty Bhandari . Wedding and Family Photography
The Lushest Newborn Lips

The Lushest Newborn Lips

Lucie, the mummy of this beautiful new baby is a good friend of mine and it was very exciting to meet her brand new baby boy Rohan when he was exactly two weeks old. As with all my newborn home sessions I travelled to her house with a suitcase full of equipment and a rough list of shots I wanted to get. Lucie and I had loosely discussed various picture ideas of the three boys together but I had warned her that they might be difficult to achieve with a four and an almost two year old.In my opinion is is very important not to try too hard to achieve certain shots and in the process upset one of the older children as that can easily mean the end of the entire portrait session. The children’s cooperation and happiness are absolute key and will lead to much better pictures than forced poses. Capturing the moments as they are, the beauty of the individual characters and the fine & unique newborn features simply make the best pictures.

 

They are BEAUTIFUL! You have captured US perfectly. xx

 

If you are expecting a baby and would like some natural & beautiful portraits of your new baby please contact me as soon as you can. Although I am usually very booked up I can always make time for a portrait session and capture your baby for you while he or she is still so very little.

 

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Bath Autumn Family Portraits

Bath Autumn Family Portraits

During the last two weeks we have had the most beautiful autumn colours, all the trees are red, orange and yellow! Sadly they are fading quickly as the high winds are blowing all the leaves off so I was very pleased to photograph this lovely family of five around a week ago in one of our local parks when the leaves were still on. It was surprisingly warm that day as you can see by the choice of clothing (and the lack of coats – yay). This shoot was quick, probably 45 minutes or so. I often find that being quick helps the kids to remain focused and for them to see the shoot as a moment of fun, not a burden. I highly recommend planning autumn family portrait shoots in good time and with weather in mind if you are planning to give photographs away for Christmas.

 

 

 

More family shoots you’ll love:

Somerset Family Portraits

These are my lovely friends the 'Cheesemans' as they jokingly call themselves (he is a cheese maker). The older girl is good friends with my daughter and their birthdays are just days apart.Two years ago we took portraits of her when she was just 8 months old. Now she...

Victoria Park Family Portraits

Two years I go I took some family portraits of this lovely family when they only had one child. Now their second child is the same age as the first child was at our first shoot, I got another call from mum and we met again for some fun in the park. We met in Victoria...

Autumn Family Portraits

A month ago I met up with this lovely family and we decided for the Botanical Gardens as it was so full of such a variety of autums colours. The aim was to get really natural outdoor pictures while having some fun with the leaves. And that is exactly what we did!...

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I’m located in Bath, Somerset.

email   betty.bhandari@gmx.net

phone 07984 029 639

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Aldwick Court Farm Wedding Photography

Aldwick Court Farm Wedding Photography

Last spring I had the immense pleasure of photographing the wedding of the beautiful Colette and charming Ed at the amazing Aldwick Court Farm. I first met Ed and Colette three years ago when I shot the wedding of Ed’s brother Will at Folly Farm. And if this continuation of family affairs wasn’t enough I also went on to shoot their sister Lydia’s wedding too which took place at amazing Clifton College.

Back to Ed and Colette. I wanted to photograph a wedding at Aldwick Court Farm for a very long time and was not disappointed! We were all blessed with amazingly warm and sunny weather considering it was only April (I believe a few people may have even ended up slightly sunburnt). Both Ed and Colette were wonderfully relaxed which is always great for me as I can just get on with my job and photograph the day as it develops while having an eye open for those little moments.

“Thank you so so much Betty. They are truly amazing and we loved having you!! Lots of love – Ed & Letty”

Both bride and groom got ready in a small hotel off site and travelled to the Aldwick Court separately. Aldwick Court Farm is a fantastic venue as everything is in close proximity to each other: the ceremony room is adjacent to a massive room for wedding celebrations. Both rooms are extremely well lit by natural light and there is a very spacious and sunny patio right outside which was used for the drinks reception. Adjacent are a tennis court and of course the famous vineyard which no photographer ever leaves out during the portrait shoot. The leaves only just started coming out on the vines but spring was noticeably in the air.

Now please enjoy the photos of what was a simple wonderful spring wedding day!

 

Suppliers:

Dress – Sophia Tolli
Bridesmaids dresses – In One Store
Bride’s shoes – Jimmy Choo
Jewellery – Swarovski
Rings – made by the groom’s cousin
Make up artist – Lorna Mawditt
Groom’s outfir – Burton
Wedding Cake – Rosie Shaw Cake Company
Flowers – The Rose Shed
Catering – Taste-Buds

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More weddings you’ll love:

Bailbrook House Elopement Wedding Photography

Have you heard the term 'elopement wedding'? I hadn't before 2016 when I had the pleasure of photographing two elopement weddings. An elopement wedding is the secret union between two people at a place that is away from their home and without any guests (or in other...

Best best man’s speech ever!

Just before Christmas I photographed Rachael and Matt's wedding at Guyers House and experienced what can only be described as the best best man's speech I have ever witnessed! Let me explain. Matt, the groom, is a farmer, so is his best mate Tommy. They went to...

For more information & to check availability:

(or so simply say hi)

3 + 3 =

I’m located in Bath, Somerset.

email   betty.bhandari@gmx.net

phone 07984 029 639

I will get back to you within 48 hours maximum. In the unlikely event that you don’t hear back from me please check your email spam folder.

Summer Engagement Portraits

Summer Engagement Portraits

These are beautiful Lydia and Andrew. We met for our engagement portraits a month before their wedding which was one of my most anticipated weddings this year for one wonderful reason: Lydia is the third of three siblings and I have photographed all of their weddings! First Karis & Will who got married at Folly Farm Centre three years ago. The Colette & Ed who got married at Aldwick Court Farm in April. And in July Lydia and Andrew tied the knot at Clifton College in Bristol. We met in this amazing nature reserve in Bristol and as you can see the summer weather was amazing and the hot air balloons were out with us. I cannot wait to share their wedding photos with you!

 

 

 

 

Spring Engagement Portraits with Hilary & Mark

Spring Engagement Portraits with Hilary & Mark

 Thank you so much, we love them! Can’t wait for the big day now! Love Hilary & Mark xx

Hilary and Mark will be getting married in exactly a year’s time so we used this little engagement portrait session to get them excited, to create a record of their love and to take some pictures of them to use for the upcoming save-the-date card. In addition to that it’s always interesting for couples to feel what it’s like to be photographed by your chosen photographer. I think it’s fair to say these two had fun and are looking fab! 🙂