Do you have your Valentines Day gift sorted?

Valentines Day 2019

So its that time of the year again and its time to treat and show our loved ones how much you care for each other. So what is the best present you can buy for your loved one in 2019 ?

Chocolates are always a great start but why stop there? At JellyBean Photography we can offer you a unique Valentines Day gift for that special loved on in your life. We offer a portrait shoot session where you could treat your loved one to have photos of that special someone, or to make it even more special why not choose a couples photo shoot, a special gift that you can both keep in a frame for many happy years to come ?

Here are more details to our portrait photography package

Valentines Day 2019 image from JellyBean Photography
Valentines Day 2019 | JellyBean Photography

Types of shoots

Here at JellyBean Photography we can offer different types of shoots for your portrait session, we can:

  • Mummy and Daddy Photographs
  • Family Photographs
  • Mother to be Photographs
  • Photographs of children
  • Pets
  • Baby Photographs

All of these images can then be created into a single framed photo or a collage or they can be put onto a mug or a key ring so that those special moments can be with you all the time for every day of the year.

We can also do couples shoots where we tell the story of how you meet in picture form, the ultimate romantic keep sake in a photo album or as a framed picture to be able to tell family and relatives.

We can offer indoor and outdoor shoots to suit you and why not get the whole family involved in the shoot and have a family photograph too.

“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.”

Photography quote by Destin Sparks

Interested in finding out more ?

Get in touch with us today its easy and doesn’t cost a penny to inquiry and it may be the best present you have purchased on a valentines day and you will be able to re-visit that moment everyday in picture form.



“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

Photography quote by Ansel Adams

Are you getting married in 2019 ?

So its the start of a new year and do you have plans for a 2019 wedding? if so we are here to help with the photography, we offer wedding photography packages for all budgets from a complete all in package to a tailored create your own package to make sure your special day is capture for years of happy memories that can be relived and shared.

For more information on our wedding packages jump over to the weddings page on our site (link below)

Here is a short video of wedding images we have shot for couples over the past few years.

Get in-touch today to book JellyBean Photography for your 2019 wedding –

BTCC Silverstone with Team Hard Racing

The Life inside a racing garage.

JellyBean Photography had the privilege of photographing with the British Touring Car Championship Team Hard at Silverstone, I wanted to capture the life inside a racing garage and this opportunity came at the right time as I wanted to surprise my dad as his birthday was the 2nd September and we always take the trip to Silverstone to watch the BTCC but this year we would be the other side of the track and we would be in the garage along side all the mechanics. drivers and pit crew which makes up the Team Hard Racing Team.

Upon arriving at Silverstone we got taken over to the Team Hard Hospitality suite and we was introduced to a number of the crew that would take us over to the garages, I have to take this moment to say a huge thank you to David Boor who arranged the whole thing for us but unfortunately couldn’t be there on the day so he left us in the cable hands of Simon Coombes.

We then got escorted over to the pits area where we got taken into and introduced to the Team Hard Garages, upon arrival we were told the in’s and out’s of being in the garages and what we could and couldn’t do to keep ourselves and other safe due to track regulations. After this we was aloud to take photos around the garage and the cars and mechanics whilst working on the cars read for FP1 (Free Practice 1). I can honestly say from that second it made me realize how closely all the team work together from the drivers to the mechanics to the pit crew that makes sure everything is ready for use and is clean. The camaraderie of all the staff is truly amazing from when the driver is radioing to come in for adjustments or to fuel to allow the teams to get the best set-up of the car ready for the first qualifying session.

We was told that all the team cars was running new livery for this round of the BTCC, their normal team car colour’s are white but for this weekend they has re-wrapped all the cars so they had a black base which also aloud all their sponsors and graphics to stand out better on the cars.

One thing that really stood out to me was when Mike Bushell No 21 car came into the pits for some changes the car was pulled straight into the garage and a team of guys surrounded the car all doing their specialist jobs from jacking up the car to removing wheel nuts and wheels. I was watching a team of mechanics do a front ens suspension swap in a matter of minutes and the camaraderie was amazing, as the car rolled back out onto the track all the guys was congratulating each other and thanking each other. I later found out that this is something they do after every pit stop as it increases moral and workmanship for all the mechanics and a way of showing that a pit stop had gone well and if needed anything that could be changed to better the procedure to make it faster and more efficient for the mechanic and the driver.

I was able to get up close to the mechanics and the drivers to the cars event to the tools and parts that the garage had ready for changes and modifications to allow for optimal set-up for both the cars and the drivers.

Whilst in the pits for FP1 Mike Bushell got the fastest lap ready for Q1 and that feeling that all the mechanics and crew’s work had paid off allowing Mike Bushell to get the best out of his car on the track ready for Q1.

Here are a few of the images I took in the garages on Saturday 15th September.

Here is the link to the rest of the images I took in the garages at the BTCC Silverstone event.

BTCC Silverstone Team Hard Event –The Life inside a racing garage with Team Hard Racing

Once again I would like to say a HUGE thank you from myself and my dad for Team Hard allowing us to come into the pits on the day and for making us feel so welcome and chat to us about what parts/roles they play in the team and also allowing us to get up and close to teams and cars on a time where they have to be 100% focused to get the best out of the cars for the drivers to gain valuable points to help them in the championship.

Gym Photo shoot

A gym photo shoot for Craig Taylor and Dean Hale Fitness.

I had the pleasure of doing a gym shoot for Craig Taylor and Dean Hale Fitness at Cheltenham’s Extreme CSC Gym based on 14 Malmesbury Road.
The main gold of the shoot was to be able to record the progress Craig has had on his new training program and also to help record the process of training program’s that Dean can create for members.
The shoot started with a Warm up and some inspirational ‘getting pumped up’ workout, whilst this was taking place I was setting up the camera’s, lenses, and studio lights I would be using throughout the shoot, which lasted about 2 and half hours from start to finish.

The kit I used on the day was:

  • Canon EOS 550d
  • Canon EOS 30d
  • Sigma 24 – 70mm f2.8 lens
  • Sigma 70 – 200mm f2.8 lens
  • Canon 50mm f1.8
  • Canon 16 – 35mm f.28
  • Interfit EXD200 Flash Head
  • Octabox 120cm softbox
  • Wireless trigger to fire Flash unit
  • Small White reflector

Had a great time working with the clients and we are now editing the images ready to had back to the client and we will get the images posted up ASAP, once they have been signed off by the Client and the gym.
Watch this space and our social media pages for more information and images soon.

The importance of choosing the right wedding photographer.

Wedding Photography.

As a bride and groom you arrange all the services and bits for your special day and one of those services is wedding Photography and its important to choose the correct photographer and here are some of the things I would say to look over.

Style of Photography.

There are 3 main styles of wedding photography Reportage/Journalistic wedding photography, Traditional wedding photography and finally contemporary wedding photography.

1. Reportage/Journalistic Wedding Photography

Reportage/Journalistic style of wedding photography isn’t a new style of photography its been used for years and over the past few years its become popular with brides and grooms as it allows them to have a photographer at their wedding photography and the objective for the photographer is to capture the day in a story from the getting ready and capturing the hype of the run up to the wedding ceremony. The photographer photographs around the wedding without interacting to get photos, they would capture moments as the day progresses.
This can help feel easier if they are not photogenic, rather than having a photographer ask to pose a certain way or to have to look directly at the camera causing uncomfortable situation for everyone.

2. Traditional Wedding Photography

Traditional wedding photography also known as Posed or Classic wedding photography this is what most people think of when they think about wedding photography, in a short description Traditional Photography is posed photographs outside the church door after or before the ceremony, groups shots of the whole family and friends and guests as a single image.
The main difference of this style is photographers would very rarely take candid shots of guests or couple they focus on the key moments of the wedding ceremony. This involves the photographer interacting with the couple a lot throughout the wedding making sure poses and images are captured at specific moments of the day or ceremony.

3. Contemporary Wedding Photography

Contemporary photography is a style brought forward by the fashion industry where the photographer would aim on creating high impact photographs, striking images of the bride or groom at various scenes of the wedding venue.
This style of photography can sometimes lose the original feeling and environment of the wedding day, the images may not capture your friends and family laughing with you but more of posed images outside keys buildings with dramatic lighting to create a fashion enthused image.

Connecting with a photographer

Its best to make a personal connection with the photographer you have choose which is dictated by the style of photography you are looking for, we always meeting our clients even at the point of enquiry as this helps the couple know who they are booking or asking to capture their special day.
We would also check that from the day you book your photographer you have direct contact details so you can get in-touch with them so you can ask questions, run ideas past them and update them with the running schedule of the day allowing everyone to know what the day entails.

Know your budget

One key focus when looking for a photographer is if you have a budget to stick too keep that in mind, there is always more than one photographer in your local area ans everyone can offer different packages to suit your needs. Don’t feel that the photographer is dictating the photography package you should pay for, take what they are suggesting and speak it over with your partner, family etc this will make sure that you are getting exactly what you need and what for your special day.

Check your photographer out

Before making the final choice of photographer for your special day look at their website and take a look over their portfolio or ask to see images of weddings they photographed in your area. This is help you see the photographers style and strengths when photographing a wedding. One key fact I say to all my clients is that an images cannot lie, if you dont like what you see when looking at a portfolio its best to look around to see if there is a photographer out there waiting for you so you can relax and get a photographer that will always keep you up-to-date on things leading up to the special day or even during and after the special day.
Hope this has helped you and for information can help you find your perfect photographer for your wedding day.

Scott Taylor
JellyBean Photography

A trip around the inside of Tewkesbury Abbey

So on Saturday 2nd June we decided to have a family day out in Tewkesbury and my daughter decided to so me around Tewkesbury Abbey so here are a few images I took whilst walking around Tewkesbury Abbey.

My Thoughts

So after going round the abbey for the first time I have to say the building inside is amazing, a photographers heaven in there for taking pictures and there is current an area being restored.
The abbey is well worth a visit and we are definitely going to take a trip there again and I will guarantee my camera will be coming with me again.


Here are the links to the Tewkesbury Abbey website if you are planning to take a trip there or would like to find out a little more about the abbey.

NKB Training Review for JellyBean Photography

I wanted to share a review I got from NKB Training that I had the opportunity to do a studio shoot for, the idea was Niki was looking for some new images for the website and to expand a new area of the business which would benefit from the new images.

A review by NKB Training for JellyBean Photography |


Many thanks to Nicola Kate Banks for booking for your portrait shoot for your website revamp and we are so happy you love the images and we had great fun on the shoot.

British Heart Foundation 2018 Results

Here is how I did at the British Heart Foundation Cotswold Ride 2018.

To start with I wanted to give a huge thank you to everyone that read my previous post and for all those that ‘liked’, ‘shared’ and commented on my social media links for the ride.
The ride went well, no injuries sustained which riding and the weather was amazing, couldn’t have asked for anything better.
We set off from Cheltenham Racecourse at 09:30am with a large crowd of riders, we were set off in groups to help with traffic and major junctions. I had posted on all the social media sites a ‘Live Link’ to Garmin which allowed people to watch exactly where we was on the route.

The Route

Here is the plan of the route that we took on Sunday, once again we decided to do the 30 mile route.

As you can see from the link above the ride took me 2 hours and 21 minutes and 7 seconds, I stopped at 2 of the stops on the route and the support from the marshals was amazing and the roads was being supervised too to help riders get around safely.


Here are some of the images I got from the event.

British Heart Foundation 2018

Join me to raise money for The British Heart Foundation Charity.

I would like to share with everyone that on Sunday 13th May I will be taking part in the British Heart Foundation Cotswold Bike Ride, this year I will be doing the 30 mile route. The event is open to everyone and no matter what you ability on a bike everyone can take part.
British Heart Foundation Cotswold Bike Ride 2018.

Follow me…

On the day I will be sharing my location via my Garmin tracker, I will post a link on my social media page.
I will also be sharing images as we cycle the route so please check out our instagram page for those.
JellyBean Photography Facebook Page
Twitter Page
Google Plus Page

How Long ?

I am hoping to get the course done in 2 hours so fingers crossed and I will let you all know the time it took via all the social media links listed in the post above.
We start and finish at the Cheltenham Racecourse where The British Heart Foundation put on entertainment and refreshments and food for all.

Hope to see some of you there.

So that’s all the information about the event and I have got as much practice in as I could for this year and I will look forward to seeing some of you there on the day and if you see me or any of the riders on Sunday please give them some encouragement so we can raise some money for a very worth cause.

JellyBean Photography cycling jersey for BHF Cotswold Ride 2018

50mm Natural Light Project

Coming Soon – 50mm Lens natural light Project.


We are starting a new projected in the next few weeks called ’50mm Natural Light’ we will be doing photo shoots using only a 50mm lens and natural light both in a studio and out on location.

Would you like to get involved?

If you have an interest in modelling or know of someone that does then why not let pass this on and ask them if they would like to get involved.

50mm Natural Light Project | JellyBean Photography