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I met up with Darren and Emma ahead of their wedding next year. We went down to Hengistbury head and did some exploring. It was quite windy although it was actually not that cold. Not that anyone was volunteering to go in the sea mind!
Here's a quick sneak peek from the session.
Engagement Photography by TP Photography
This weekend saw my first lighting workshop take place. It was a great day, lots of fun for everyone, lots of learning and one of many seminars i have planned for the future.
The day saw 9 attendees and 2 models for the day.
We started of with a quick introduction of what the course was about and what everyone wanted to learn and what they currently shot now.
Then it was into the course proper, where we went through the basic lighting theory and onto the different modifiers.
by this time there were various questions along the way from the delegates, I like to make things interactive so we had some little breakout sessions to answer/demonstrate these questions and the answers.
Here's a few behind the scenes shots and finally some images taken on the day.
As a professional photographer I sometimes get asked to test out equipment, in the past this has included Nexto drives, Nikon D3s, Nikon D3x and Canon 1d mark 4.
This time it's the Sony NEX-5.
I was really excited when i saw sony's announcement. What's not to like? compact body, and interchangable lenses (new e-mount) - promising smaller more compact lenses.
The best bit though is the APS-C size sensor, so the image quality is top notch!
The body feels great and the quality is excellent. The screen folds up and down, and lets you frame images from the waist or above your head, great idea.
I've had the camera for a week or so now with the kit 18-55 lens, here's a few samples so far. First impressions are very good indeed. Now if only i could get hold of that 16mm/2.8 pancake lens! :)
A more thorough analysis will come later :)
Lawrence and Emma are getting married at the Christchurch harbour hotel in October, so we met up for a pre-wedding photography session by the Coy pond in poole.
Here's a sneak peek from the session.
Engagement Photography by Wedding Photography Poole
I met up with a couple of good friends of mine whom i've photographed before. The mission this time was to do with wedding dresses and to have some fun with them.
So we headed off down to Kingston Maurward as a big Posse and did some other fun shots (coming soon too!) before going for the big water shots.
Many Many thanks to the girls jumping into the warm hot water / lake. (though maybe it wasn't that warm or hot - think the heating was broke)
and posing after getting out of the water.
And here's some footage from behind the scenes.
Photography by Wedding Photography Dorset
First off I love photographing babies, and newborn babies are a particular favourite. They're so cute and 'ickle! I'd photographed Lucy whilst she was still pregnant (a couple of times as it happens - watch out for those on the blog when i get caught up!)
Here are a couple of favourites...
Cobweb Knits once again supplied this awesome sling... next time i'll get a blue one too :)
Photography by TP Photography - relaxed and unobtrusive wedding photographer based in dorset.
I photographed the awesome dorset wedding of Lydia and John, and it was very local indeed, the Ceremony was at Blandford Forum Church (with a blandford forum camera club member being part of the church staff) and then the reception was at the great Crown hotel in blandford also.
We went to the river Stour (which runs through blandford) for our Wedding portraits (I love this bit) and has a great time, complete with scooter dude!
Here's a sneak peek from the day!
Photography by Wedding Photographer Dorset
I love doing engagement photography - it's a great way to get relaxed, means you're at ease before you wedding - and also means you have some awesome lifestyle images at the same time!
I met up with Richard and Steph down at highcliffe castle early one morning and we messed around for a good couple of hours - in fact we even took a short cut that ended up getting us to a great new location! We made it back in the end though guys!
This one reminded me of soldiers - standing to attention! ready for their relaxed and fun photography session.
as you can see there isn't any standing around here - Richard was a great tree climber here - and Stephanie did a great job in her flip flops. These would get more use at the beach of course.
and here is a re-enagement of the proposal (well maybe not quite) - but it's pretty fun and romantic to propose on the beach right? :)
I love piggybacks and it's massive fun for everyone - especially stephanie :)
here we have almost a sneaky peek
and a great sneaky kiss on a bench
i think this was before/after we'd gone a hiking mission :)
and here's one of my favourites from the shoot - of richard and stephanie laying on a massive cut out tree and messing around. Great fun!
Dave and Louise got married at the Langton arms, Tarrant Monkton, Dorset. Near where I am running my Lighing and wedding photography workshop in a few weeks actually.
Despite a bad weather forecase we had fabulous weather, and I had a fabulous time!
See you when you get back!
TP Photography is a Wedding Photographer in Dorset who covers bournemouth, poole, christchurch, shaftesbury, wimborne and even overseas (isle of wight included!).
I'm doing my first wedding fair this weekend at the Crown Hotel in Blandford Forum, i'll be showing some new albums, some recent weddings and of course looking forward to meeting some new vendors and other photographers.
So why not pop along if you're free this Sunday and say hello - there might be chocolate and cake!
I recently second shot another wedding, this time in Chard in Somerset at the old mill with Tim Churchill.... here's a sneak peak from me
Blandford forum is a lovely little Georgian town, and the Crown Hotel is right in the middle of it.
This is where Holly and David celebrated their wedding reception.
Here is a sneak peek from their wedding. Congratulations!
I love doing photoshoots with the bride and groom. Of course on the wedding day you don't get very long to do this, and you are limited with weather, timings, venue and a big long list of things! Not to mention although photography is important on a wedding day I never forget it's about you! The wedding is a celebration of your love for each other and although it's nice to go off with me and get some photos that you will treasure what is EVEN MORE AWESOME is to book a cherish/trash the dress shoot with me and spend the time your dress deserves to get some super AWESOME images.
Now Catherine and Phil got married elsewhere and booked me for just such a shoot (I didn't photograph their original wedding earlier this year - which by all accounts it rained all day at). So Catherine was super keen to get some great images of her dress (gorgeous it was too!
So I suggested we meet at Hengistbury head near Christchurch and Bournemouth in Dorset.
Here are a few sneak peeks before I process the rest of their amazing images!
A beautiful sunset photo of Phil and Catherine, something they didn't manage to get on their wedding day.
and some shoes before they get blown off the cliff
Then the bride in front of a sunshine yellow beach hut
I've been photographing weddings and offering engagement photography for a few years now, however what if you're not engaged but want some photos to show you with your other half together and in love?
well ask no more I've started offering "In Love" Photoshoots, a great compilment to my lifestyle photography photoshoots.
Here's a Sneak peek of a recent photoshoot down at Hengistbury Head down in Christchurch, Dorset. It's a brilliant location!