Candi's Lens Photography: Blog en-us (C) Candi's Lens Photography (Candi's Lens Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:24:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:24:00 GMT Candi's Lens Photography: Blog 120 120 A Star over Hearsall It is always special when a friend trusts you enough to ask you to take photographs for them, however this was a very special and emotional shoot for me… 

Just before Christmas 2018 a friend asked me to take photos of the Christmas Star on top of the spire at Hearsall Baptist Church in Coventry as a memorial for his Dad. Paul Eaves had unexpectedly passed away earlier in the year. I have many memories of my friend Andy talking to me about putting up the Star with his Dad at the church ready for Christmas each year.

Paul was an amazingly kind and special person, he always had a lovely smile for us young musicians as we entered the hall on a Friday evening ready to attend Coventry Youth Orchestras weekly rehearsal. Paul was always supportive and would often give a nod of encouragement during concerts whenever needed.

Andy has refurbished the Star this year in honour of his Dad. This year things were no doubt very different for Andy and his family at Christmas and I was blown away by my friends trust in me as a photographer to carry out such an important shoot. I haven’t had much experience with night photography but I was determined to do my very best to get a photo that could really do justice to the Star and what it represents for Andy.

For this shoot I ventured out in the early hours of a very cold December morning, heading out to capture the Star in its newly refurbished glory. My car showed a temperature of -5C and the roads where empty. The world was peaceful and the sky was perfectly clear. Gradually the world began to wake as the early commuters filled the roads. I started using a long exposure to capture some trails from the car lights when the biggest and most beautiful shooting Star shot across the sky above the Church. It was such a special moment. I didn’t believe I could possibly have caught it on camera however… 

This is for you Paul x

A Star over Hearsall Can you spot the shooting star?

(Candi's Lens Photography) Christmas Star Coventry Hearsall Baptist Church Hearsall common Landscape Night photography Star Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:55:02 GMT
Michelle and Tony | Abbey Fields, Kenilworth Michelle and Tony | Abbey Fields, Kenilworth

Maternity Photographer, Coventry


On a beautiful sunny evening, whilst the UK basked in a rare heatwave, I met Michelle and Tony at Abbey Fields in Kenilworth.

It wasn’t the first time I’d met Michelle as I have had the pleasure of working alongside her. I remember the look of excitement in her eyes when she

announced Tony had asked her to move in with him and how happy it had made her. So, I was honoured when Michelle contacted me enquiring about

a photoshoot when their first baby is born. After massive CONGRATULATIONS and discussing options we decided on a bump to baby package.

Wow! What a beautiful bump!

I didn’t need to work hard to Capture the Magic during my time with this couple as Mummy to be was glowing

and the love and pride in Daddy’s eyes was magical. Michelle and Tony were natural and loving in front of the

camera creating a relaxed atmosphere.

I hope you enjoy your photos and cherish them for years to come.

I wish you both every blessing and happiness as you enter the next chapter of your

life together as Mummy and Daddy.

I wait now with excitement and anticipation for the announcement of the birth of their baby boy.

(Candi's Lens Photography) Bump to Baby Kenilworth Abbey Fields Maternity Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:10:46 GMT