Sunday, 1 November 2009

Vanessa Clark Photography: Pre wedding photo shoot Oct 09 - Buxted Park

Vanessa Clark Photography: Pre wedding photo shoot Oct 09 - Buxted Park

Pre wedding photo shoot Oct 09 - Buxted Park

I had a lovely time taking pre wedding photos at Buxted Park for Katy and Harvey, who get married in November 09 at the stunning Buxted Park in Uckfield, Sussex.

Kate and Harvey are a lovely couple, when I first went to visit them in January this year we chatted and I found that they liked a more informal style of wedding photography with some group family photographs and couple photos.

I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them! x

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Engagaement photo shoots

It's great to have a pre wedding photo shoot or engagement shoot, its a good way to get to know your photographer. You will get relaxed in front of the camera so that it takes any stress away that you might have felt on your big day.

Sometimes I find that people have angles that they look better from or 'sides' that they like better. This is the time to find out what looks best. I love to get to know my couples and chat as I take photos.

Its great to be at the venue where the wedding will take place or to be at a place that menas something to you. One of my favourite venues is Buxted Park, Uckfield Sussex with it's wonderful grounds and stunning regency building as a backdrop.

A few days after the time we spend together for your pre-wedding photo you will receive your link to your web album. Then you can order the prints that you would like, alot of my couples get these framed up in a stunning acrylic frame as a photo story on the shoot, this has often been given to parents as a thank you on the big day. You also get to choose one of the photos to be mounted up for your guests to sign on your big day.

Some photos from pre-wedding shoots:-

Sunday, 5 April 2009

The Energy of Water

Some photos I have taken of a bottle of Fizzy pop, I think they are quite beatiful, I wonder what energy is contained in the liquid?

The Energy of Water

I love water, especially with some lemon squeezed into it and a massive ammount of ice cubes, often so much so that it spills all over me whan I try to take a sip! I have often throught about the importance of water and wondered if it had any special healing properties. When I watched a film called what the bleep do you know a few years ago I became facinated even more about water. So today whilst sitting in the garden I hatched a plan, I thought I would combine some of my photos with an article about the fabulous Dr Emoto. I stated to think about how we used to send messages in bottles (some still do!)and then through that it would be great to comment on Dr Emotos work on water. I hope that I can do his work justice, please let me know your thoughts after reading this.

For generations, people have thrown bottles with messages into the sea. These bottles have been known to contain wishes for miracles, attempts to find love or friendship, or just an experiment to see where the message ends up. Of course messages in bottles are very much connected with Robinson Crusoe, but I like the more romantic notion with the wishes for miracles.

I few years back I decised to take photos of a bottle of water and came out with come magical results, the only chnages I have done here are to make the colour darker, as I love dark green!

I love the idea of mesages connected with water....

Dr Masuru Emoto has done some amazing work on photographing water crystals and belives that water can be infused with the energy of a certain word, Since the water reflects the composite energy of what is being sent to it. He also belives that you can tape a word to the front of a water bottle with a clear intension and the water becomes infused with that intension. If it is the word love for instance the water would become infused with that love and the water could then be used as water that contains the energy of love. I love the power of intension too and my intension is that my photos are infused with love, so I always do a buddhist chant Nam Myoho renge kyo for all of my couples for their day to be amazing and filled with love, it is my view that through my chanting the day becomes very special. My views are that your intension and energy can infuse whatever you do with love.

The research of Dr. Masaru Emoto captures frozen water crystals in photographs that present a glimpse into the mysterious response of water to thoughts, words and pictures. Dr. Emoto and many of his readers believe that water holds the potential to create peace on earth. Dr. Emoto and many of his readers believe by holding the intention of peace towards water ― by thinking, speaking and acting with the intention of peace toward water ― water can and will bring peace to our bodies and to the world.

Water that has been infused with the message - "you make me sick"

Water that has been infused with the message love and gratitude

"The messages from water are telling us to look inside ourselves"

He undertook extensive research of water around the planet not so much as a scientific researcher but more from the perspective of an original thinker. At length he realized that it was in the frozen crystal form that water showed us its true nature through. He has gained worldwide acclaim through his groundbreaking research and discovery that water is deeply connected to our individual and collective consciousness

I have always belived in thanks and appreciation for what we have in this world and as part of my buddhist fait there is a phrase that I have heard recently called kan-sha. Dr Emoto thinks that this phrase is the most important of them all for infusing healing properties into water.

Dr Emoto says... There is a special combination that seems to be perfect for this, which is love plus the combination of thanks and appreciation reflected in the English word gratitude. Just one of these is not enough. Love needs to be based in gratitude, and gratitude needs to be based in love. These two words together create the most important vibration. And it is even more important that we understand the value of these words. For example, we know that water is described as H2O. If we were to look at love and gratitude as a pair, gratitude is the H and love is the O. Water is the basis that not only supports but also allows the existence of life. In my understanding of the concept of yin and yang, in the same way that there is one O and two Hs, we also need one part yang/love to two parts yin/gratitude, in order to come to a place of balance in the equation.

Love is an active word and gratitude is passive. When you think of gratitude -- a combination of appreciation and thankfulness -- there is an apologetic quality. The Japanese word for gratitude is kan-sha, consisting of two Chinese characters: kan, which means feeling, and sha, apology. It's coming from a reverential space, taking a step or two back. I believe that love coming from this space is optimal love, and may even lead to an end to the wars and conflicts in the world. Kan-sha is inherent in the substance H2O -- an essential element for life.

I am going to test writing prosperity on a bottle of water for a month and drinking it, I will let you know the results. Sending you huge hugs and happiness - Vanessa

His work is amazing, I have just read an article about him on the web which is shared on this blog - above under the title - the energy of water

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Wedding Venues in Brighton and Worthing

News Flash - Recommended Wedding Venues Feb 09

I am now recommended for wedding photography by some of the best venues in Brighton and Worthing, these venues are renowned for their great service and looking after every need of their couples...

The Grand Hotel, Brighton

The beautiful Five star Sea front venue the Grand, Victorian splendour, sumptuous service and decadent cuisine, with the backdrop of the classic Brighton seafront: one unique and unforgettable day. Your moment, at The Grand.

Call 01273 224300 and ask for Danielle White

The Lansdowne Place Hotel, Hove

A stunning Boutique hotel in Hove - If you plan a civil ceremony, civil partnership or commitment ceremony, we can provide a choice of wedding venues. From the magnificent Ballroom Suite seating up to 180 to the Garden Room which is suitable for up to 22 people, we can offer an environment of unassuming elegance, relaxation and sophistication

Call 01273 736266 and ask for Laura Hogbin

The Palace Pier Brighton

This fun venue is ideal for a Brighton Wedding on the sea with a difference!

Call 01273 609361 and ask for Sue Page

Roedean school for girls

With stunning views over the sea in Brighton, this beautiful venue offers the chapel for Church of England services and the library for civil ceremonies, this is a beautiful venue, do phone for more details and to view.

Call 01273 66750 and ask for Kate Hawley

The Burlington Hotel, Worthing

This splendid accomodation on Worthing seafront has been refurbished to a very high standard and offers guests the best of the old and new combining period splendor with contemporary design.

This prominent Worthing Hotel was built in 1865, has a wealth of history and is situated looking onto the seafront promenade as well as being ideally located for Worthing town centre, which is approximately 10 minutes walk away.

Call 01903 211222 and ask for Tamara the wedding co-ordinator

I will be adding more venues shortly!

Best Wishes

Monday, 2 February 2009

Winter wonderland - Snow in Brighton 2nd Feb 2009

Happy February everyone!

Usually I would only use my blog for my wedding and civil partnership photography, but when it started to snow yesterday I knew I just had to get out there camera in hand. It all started last night I went for a walk through the woods and saw two foxes, the snow made the darkness seem light and I was able to walk around with no torch. It was magical, being the only ones out in the snow, I kept thinking of Narnia
and the beauty of seeing trees with there branches bowing from snow

So I got on my ski clothes and Uggs and put my camera into a black bin liner (I know not exaclty stylish) but it protected the camera well from the snow. I knew I would keep getting it out so no point in putting it in the camera bag.

It was so beautiful out crunching through the snow where others had not set foot. Out walking up hills looking out over the Downs, I just wish I could have walked to Devils Dyke.

The main thing that struck my mind today was how lovely it is to see so many people smiling and saying Hi. The snow has brought a massive glimpse of happiness, which is our birthright, not just for one day but always. (Sorry me trying to be as deep as the snow today!)

It was great when my cat George or chairman Meow as I like to call him decide to go into the garden, he was so delicate trying not to get his paws snowy!

Anyway I hope you enjoy the photos, please comment on them below!

Vanessa xxx