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    Hi I'm Jade,
    Welcome!

    I hope you feel at home here. I am a portrait and wedding photographer and film maker based in Oswestry Shropshire.

    "The home of heart warming photographs and film making evoking the simple beauties of everyday life"

    Life is so busy and fast we often miss the small things that make us grateful. Slow down, breathe, love, feel and I will capture the things that you don't always see.

    I really care about the people I photograph which is why I like to take the time to get to know you over a real conversation. I believe that foremost the real images reveal themselves when you are open in yourself and to the world around you.

    I want to capture you in your happy place, I will ask you what makes you happy and what makes your heart full. I love to capture those moments where you light up when you tell me whats important to you. That's my love to capture your love, your happiness, your story!

A lifestyle film story session

So what is a lifestyle film story session?

It allows you to just go about your day as normal, as I capture you. Film offers something  a little different than photography it captures the movement and anticipation of life and the way it quickly changes. In years to come it is something you will absolutely appreciate when everyday moments that you may take for granted you will wish for again. You will see that small pocket of time of of you interacting with your family and realise and remember just how special it has been on the journey.

It was a little different to a usual session . Our time together was completely documentary. It was lovely to be a part of their family but without any prompting and just capture a typical afternoon.  To allow things to happen, so I watched and waited for moments to unfold as I capture little snippets of time. I loved watching them be a family and all the things they did together, there was a lovely presence felt. Thank you for inviting me into your love and laughter filled home and just being yourselves so I could capture the real essence of who each of you wonderful people are.

Sue talks about the film-

Jade – it is simply stunning. You’ve captured all the children so exquisitely with their actions and laughter that it makes me want to cry. I’m so pleased there is a bit of Henri commando clawing across the floor, and I love that there is washing and cooking there as well as the fun stuff. The swing shots are beautiful, and the bath and the cat and the height on the door and the piano….everything!! We are so thrilled. And I have a feeling we will come back another year down the line if you will let us! You really do create beautiful memories for people. What an amazing job.

There’s something about watching the motion of he children that makes my heart melt and sing. A photo captures a second but the video catches the essence of our family. There are tiny moments which linger with us, like Lily moving out of the way of Lottie in the go-kart, Lottie dancing, both girls kissing or stroking Henri; watching how they interact with each other is like magic. The part where Lily measures herself against the door is a bit I love too, as well as seeing me and Dave together. It’s just a perfect memory which includes our home as well as us. And in some ways, I think the fact you were here for a few hours makes it more natural in the end as it was not like posing for a photograph. You made it feel so easy and normal and we could just be us with no pressure. I’d love to have one done a year so that they could show how we grow and change. I really am so grateful to you for this. When I showed it to Lilly for the first time  – she started to cry after about 10 seconds. I asked her what on earth was wrong and she said “Mummy, it’s just so beautiful.” She is 5. I’m overwhelmed by her reaction. The words to the music are perfect.

 

 

 

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The Birth of Freddie.

It seems only yesterday that I was 25 weeks pregnant and shooting off to photograph this amazing and beautiful birth, it was emotional, beautiful, This first time parents love was mind blowing! Birth Photography is an incredible way to capture those first time moments never to be caught again, The passing of time of that being in the moment and the facial expressions when you see parents hold and kiss their baby is so heartwarming.

Kind words about the video.

Oh Jade!!!!! Words can’t express! It’s wonderful! Made me cry!!! I can’t tell you how magical this is and so so precious. I’ve just sat and watched it holding Freddie and then had the loveliest time just staring into his eyes (still crying!) and him just staring back at me and I just felt so connected to him, it was like an incredible bonding moment, you’ve enabled us to go back to those incredible moments and feel it all over again  and I have to say I think I’ve fallen in love with Pete all over again seeing him hold our baby and the way he looked at me which I never saw, or never see oop, tears leaking again! This video has wrapped everything up in a perfect package and this is all I need to remember . Jade I am so happy you got that shot of me touching Freddie’s head for the first time!! It is beautifully done, all dignity maintained and you captured the first most incredible moment I will never forget. I thought any such shot would only be for the eyes of myself and Peter but it is so well done I am happy for friends, family and complete strangers to see it which really says something when your most intimate moments (and body parts!) are out there for all to see!! So grateful Jade, you really do have something wonderful to offer here and I’ll help promote you any way I can Love Liz,Peter and Freddie xxx

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The experience- by Liz

The moment a friend told me about Jade and her birth photography opportunity I was immediately interested. I didn’t find the idea at all strange, having a love of photography I knew this could be really special. I had a look at Jade’s website and loved her work and style. All I had to do was run it by my partner Peter and hope he didn’t think it was crazy! He was happy to do whatever I wanted so we got in touch with Jade and arranged to meet.

Meeting Jade was lovely, she has a relaxed, calming presence and we were put at ease from the beginning. We had a chat and got to know each other a bit, talked about how things would work out when the big day (or night!) arrived and also any questions or concerns we may have.

Jade left us to have a think about it and let her know, obviously it’s important that we both agreed to it, after all it was Pete who would have this extra person in the room to talk to!

So we let Jade know we absolutely wanted her to be there to capture our baby’s arrival and it was just a waiting game! Unfortunately I was admitted to hospital at 34 weeks with pre eclampsia. It was a crazy time, learning my baby would be born premature, each day the consultant informing me that I would be induced sooner and sooner. My plans for a lovely water birth were now out the window! I thought there was a chance we wouldn’t be able to have Jade photograph the birth after all if things had to happen quickly or I had to have a caesarean.

I kept in touch with Jade from my hospital bed! It was as if she was an old friend when we chatted, supportive and reassuring. In the end things were started off earlier than expected.

After my first contact to let Jade to let her know what was happening it was up to Peter to keep in contact! Through the night! As things progressed I was advised to have an epidural due to high blood pressure. Jade arrived at the hospital in the morning and it was really lovely to see her, a bright fresh face in the room, unlike us! It was lovely to chat, like having a friend with us. And really nice for Peter to have someone to talk to.

Baby Freddie didn’t arrive until the afternoon, I’m not really sure what happened in the hours in between, it’s all a bit of a blur to me but Jade was there, doing her thing, quietly, mindfully, professionally. It was lovely to know Jade was taking pictures of him just minutes after he was born, pictures that I couldn’t get up and take of precious moments that will only happen once.

We made sure she got a cuddle with Freddie before she went:)

A few weeks later I received an email with a video attached. A little something Jade had wanted to try and how happy we are that she did!! What an amazing keepsake. We felt blessed.

We then received the photo’s, beautifully delivered we found ourselves looking at them saying ‘Oh wow!’ a lot! Seeing the story unfold and Freddie’s first moments in the world in a way we wouldn’t have got to do without this opportunity. Thank you so much xx

I know many people who have seen the video have said ‘I wish I would have done that’ so my advice to anyone interested, maybe a bit unsure, would be to go for it, or at least give Jade a call to find out more!:)

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Pete’s bit!!

My experience of having Jade with us through the birth was great.

We first met Jade about 3 months before the due date to find out what it was all about. I was happy to go ahead with it.

The night things were started I rang Jade at 2am to update her. Liz had been in labour for a few hours at this stage. When Jade turned up at about 10am she came in softly and set herself in the corner and we chatted as to what was the plan. It was nice to have some one else to talk to and see what I was seeing, it was quite comforting. We left her to it, she stayed in the back ground most of the time but it was nice to chat when things started to happen. Jade has a great calming personality. When we got the video and saw what she had been doing it was amazing. A real soft but technical approach. I hadn’t even been aware of her moving around he room taking the pictures! I’m really pleased we did it!

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I loved every moment of this, it really is incredible to be able to have the priviledge of witnessing these intimate moments and capturing them with my camera, If you would like to discuss birth photography I would absolutely love to chat with you.

Jade xxx

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What is Inspiration?

 

Inspiration can be anything you want and I believe it comes in many forms. We all receive it differently. It can be something you see, feel, touch, hear. It could be reading words from a book, something someone says to us, a piece of music,the way something looks, the way the light falls could make you see and feel something just for you in that moment, it could be an idea that comes to you whilst painting, drawing,writing, the people who love us.

I was inspired to write this post as I love being inspired and we all have people who inspire us in various ways and make us want to be better, we all have ideas  that we are inspired and that we want to try. Often I am told that I am inspirational which is lovely to think that I inspire others. I inspire others with my words and my art. But this inspiration I receive is fed by many things. How wonderful it is to inspire each others minds with good things.

I am hugely inspired by the world around me and the people around me that love me.  I am inspired by light and how it falls, the colours and textures around me and the way the wind moves the trees. I spend a lot of time in nature in the garden and walking as it inspires me to new things and my world always becomes a lot clearer and focused . Nature inspires me to relax and gather good energy and thoughts for my soul. Deeply and thoughtful listening makes me appreciate the world and it inspires me to create art and relish in beautiful moments, to not just live each day but to live in the moment.

Iv’e been inspired all week to simplify.

Simplify my life. In a world surrounded by things we can often feel cluttered. My inspirational thought came to me. De clutter and live simpler and inspiration will flourish in personal and work life. By clutter I this also means for me spending less time online, I only check my fb and emails a couple of times a day now and by doing this is has led me to be much in in the moment and focussed on what I am doing and not about what others are up to. De clutter our minds. I do really miss those days when we didn’t need fb. As great as it is, it is time to think about how much time this takes us away from our families and from our focus. Look at the people you love and really look at them, not half behind a screen of fb of someone elses news. What is really important?

Inspiration made me pick up a particular book very recently. Reading that book has been mindblowing. It answered questions I had, brought certain things in my life to focus, it was actually incredible and I just thought wow my body and mind are in tune to what I need. The words were meant for me. I honestly cannot believe the difference in my life from just giving myself some quiet time each day to think about that day and what I have done. By relaxing, listening and feeling my life has become more meaningful each day. When I feel this way I am more open to see. I see more around me and look at things differently and capture more with my camera and my heart. A camera is not needed for every moment but many moments are captured only by the heart.

If you want a more meaningful life with inspiration and thought do some listening and inspiration will come. Be open to receive.

We don’t have to wait for inspiration we need to invite it, there is no perfect time to receive it but doing a particular something such as a walk each day may help you to feel inspired, or write down ideas in a book, it may be listening to classical music, We all feel it differently. So have a think about what makes you feel inspired?

I’d love to know what inspires you and what things you do to invite inspiration?inspiration-jadelangtonevans

 

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It’s been a while since I published a blogpost. I went on a course several weeks back now and felt all inspired to come home and just get blogging more. Of course time has been a major factor and I was so behind on blogging, my to do list was looking so long it put me off so it kind of went out of the window and today I just thought you know what just share what is on my mind right now and the rest  of the posts will follow.

Years ago if I had been asked the question: ” What would be your perfect day?” My answer would have been very different to now.

When I pondered this I realised my answer came very easily to me.

My perfect day would consist of spending time with those I love the most.  A snuggle wrapped in a cosy blanket cuddling my boy. He is so cuddly and loving and gives the best snuggles in the world, he makes me feel like a million dollars. I am so blessed to be his mama. Listening to the sounds of giggles and laughter as I watch George and Adam play together. Sitting outside in our garden and listening to all of the sounds of nature come alive. The butterflies fluttering and the bees buzzing. The birds swooping down all different colours and sizes with such different chirps and stopping near us to pick up a worm or some crumbs. In the garden it’s a time to relax properly in the countryside and unwind just listen and watch and enjoy the world around me.

I love to be able to pick fruit from the fruit bushes strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrants and tasting their sweet, delicious flavours, feeling so grateful that the year before when I was heavily pregnant and swollen that my lovely husband took the time to plant and look after the garden so that we could enjoy it.

An afternoon snooze with a good book, Listening to relaxing music. If I had the chance maybe a tinkle on the old piano keys feeling the music underneath my fingertips, playing to my beautiful boy as he sits next to me. I want to pass on my love for music, I believe that the right music touches the soul in the most extraordinary way.

Preparing a meal from the beautiful grown goods in the garden, the love of knowing that they were planted, fed and cared for with our own hands.

A wander down the country lanes with our old doggy beside us watching the little rabbits run across the fields, seeing and taking in the beautiful world around us . As night draws in watching the sun set and watching the stars whilst pondering life, Most importantly with the people I love the most and sharing these things together.

Since I have become a mother my life, my expectations, my thoughts and desires have been realised that life is what we make it and life has become so much clearer to me in many ways, What is important to me is to do the things I love putting my family at the forefront and the rest will work itself out.

I also realised that I have many of these amazing days and this is because I make time. If tomorrow never came I would feel so blessed and grateful for a beautiful family.

It is hard in life often to forget that we should make the most of our time here as alot of my thoughts recently have been about being happy now and keeping my focus on what is important. Making the most of whatever time we have.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

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Old man gummy smile, It really makes me laugh that you do this! It really is so cute. Right now you are 9 months old and you are changing so much!

You started crawling this week, you love to walk with us while we hold your hands, you are definitely on a mission!

You are so noisy like really vocal if you are really happy or really want something you certainly let us know by raising those vocal chords, Poor mummy!

 

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