Author archives: Lucy Bartholomew

  • Dorking Stepping Stones Family Photoshoot

  • Last summer I had the pleasure of meeting up with Christopher, Lee & their 8 gorgeous children for their Dorking Stepping Stones family photoshoot. I had captured Chris & Lee's wedding the previous Christmas and the affection I have for this family is difficult to put into words. Lee was quite certain that t[...]
  • Who wants Ant & Dec at their wedding?!

  • So there I was on Tuesday night, casually working in my fluffy slippers and enjoying a cup of tea (because obviously after last weekend's excesses I am never drinking again!) when I saw a casting call from Ant & Dec's 'Saturday Night Takeaway' on ITV seeking couples who are getting married in 2016 for the show. [...]
  • What to wear for your pre-wedding photoshoot

  • Do you need to know what to wear for your pre-wedding photoshoot? Here at Candy Floss & Bow Ties Photography, we always include a pre-wedding (or engagement) photoshoot with our full wedding package. Why do we do that? Well, there are a few reasons... firstly it gives us the chance to get to know each other a littl[...]
  • Give Your Wedding an Afternoon Tea Twist!

  • I first had the pleasure of meeting Dani at The Icing on the Cake (Pop-up Vintage Afternoon Tea) in April 2014 when I organised a styled photoshoot at Wakehurst Place in West Sussex. I was looking for a 'cake maker' who would fit well with our brand and stumbled across Dani's beautiful company and website. We have sinc[...]
  • Christmas Parties at the Sofitel London Gatwick

  • On 10th September I attended the Christmas Party Showcase at the Sofitel Hotel London Gatwick. The event was an opportunity for the team to show off their festive event offerings to local businesses & I was there to snap some pictures for the marketing department and provide our photo booth as entertainment for the[...]
  • In the studio with Fashion Designer Andrew Fionda

  • A few weeks ago I had the utter pleasure of photographing the uber talented fashion designer Andrew Fionda. Andrew and I have been friends for a few years now, and I have previously photographed his beautiful chocolate labradors, Parker & Holly (for fun!). When he called me to book in a session for himself, I was b[...]
  • Shoreham Beach Photoshoot - Paul & Cheryl

  • After watching the weather all day and seeing nothing but grey skies and clouds, we were on the brink of postponing the photoshoot to another day. I had seen on the trusty iPhone weather app (rarely!) that the sun was due to pop out in the late afternoon, and low and behold it actually did! A few messages with Cheryl c[...]
  • Ashdown Forest Engagement Photoshoot - Amy & Tara

  • A beautiful summer Saturday evening in West Sussex was the setting for Amy & Tara's Ashdown Forest engagement photoshoot. The girls met when they were studying at university and have been inseparable ever since, this was the first time I had met them in person, after several emails and immediately their love & [...]
  • Brighton & Hove Pride 2015

  • The Brighton & Hove Pride festival is one of my favourite times of the year. I never fail to be blown away by the turnout and sheer scale of the event, and can't help but get a little choked up by the overwhelming feeling of acceptance for all. After the recent troubles in Jerusalem, it was impossible for me to not[...]