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I went up to see my folks recently - it's nice to catch up and as the eldest of three children myself it's nice to catch up with my 2 sisters, and 2 step-brothers, all of whom have their own children. My Stepbrother and his partner Lucy have twins! (or double trouble - nothing to do with the jean-claude-van-damne film BTW).
Now I had really not planned to do any family photography other than a few informal snaps - in fact i didn't realise that when i arrived there would be a houseful of not only people but babies and children.
So we played around a little bit, nothing too serious, just some fun family times - can't wait to send some prints up to them!
I love second shooting a wedding, it lets me let my hair down.. what i have of it. I second shot a wedding with McClure Photography recently at the super awesome wedding venue of Canford school. Well worth you checking out if you're looking for a grand venue for your wedding.
After the poor weather from the last few weeks I was glad that the weather was blue skies and sunny... erm... sun! :)
Anyway here are a couple of images from the wedding day with the lovely bride and groom in, with the rest to follow in the fullness of time.
Love to hear your comments and thoughts via the blog below.
HighCliffe Castle, Christchurch Wedding engagement photography photoshoot - sneak peek - Richard and Stephanie
After last weeks weather I was amazed to see big blue skys and hot weather for today's engagement shoot at Highcliffe castle, I'd spoken with Richard earlier in the week and we'd decided to go ahead whatever the weather. So all in all it was good that I booked amazing skies and great weather! :)
As I type this Richard will be enjoying the musical he was looking forward to going to so much to this afternoon. :) :)
So I thought I'd do a quick sneak peek from todays photography shoot so he has even more to look forward to!
First up we didn't lose the engagement ring - thanks to Stephanie in particular for letting me do this one!
and thanks to Richard for his super neat "Marry Me?" writing in the sand (was also useful for the earlier ring shot :) ) and also for getting down on one knee once again.
You were both great fun and I can't wait to process the rest of the photos from today, was so much fun and I can see some more awesome photos in there already! This was both a relaxed and super fun shoot to do - so i really can't wait for your wedding day!
I offer pre-wedding/engagement photography to all my wedding couples - it's a great way to get rid of those nerves and you get some absolutely awesome and amazing photos of you both before the big day!
The wedding of Richard and Lucy was one i'd been looking forward to with some joy for a while, it saw me back at Kingston Maurward which I love, it's an awesome location and has some amazing views.
Of course before this there was the small matter of the marriage itself, this took place in the wonderfully named hamlet called wool. The church was the HollyRood Church, i like that churches have websites now.
Lucy and Richard were so great on the day - which despite the rain everyone had a great time, we did some bride and groom portraits inside and then when the weather cleared up Richard and Lucy dragged me outside for more photos. (I like it when my bride and groom drag me off for more photos)
Thanks to Claire Sloane for assisting/second shooting on the day.
So here's a sneak peek from both those sessions (one from inside snd one from outside).
A bride to be has horses. I like taking photographs, and horses are a great subject for photographs, so I popped along and was overwhelmed by these amazing creatures. Unbelievably they didn't follow my directions, but, I had lots of fun running around a field taking thier photos, here's a selection of the images taken
this is the final part of the trilogy of the christchurch harbour hotel wedding I second shot with tim churchill.
by now it was time for the evening reception... where there were a few guitars that even I recognised the name of:
then the bride was getting some help with her dress ready for the first dance
with a mini army of bridesmaids to help
with the DJ warming up
and the wine now in full flow..
and whats a party without some silly faces from the bridesmaids?
and some more partying
but before tha first dance we sneaked Emma and Tom off for some more photos (these were ones I took from the side whilst Tim was shooting from another angle - another great thing about being second shooter.
then the band were almost ready for first dance action
and then the first dance started as if by magic
with some fabulous dance moves
which the guests seemed to be impressed with
and finished off with some impromptu garter meets teeth action.
what a fabulous day and thanks to Tim for having me along - it was immense as always!
the wedding after dinner speeches began and they went down very well.
after the speeches it was time for the tequilla shots :)
and the lemon!
and I loooove chocolate cake... so couldn't help this one...
by this time Tom thought he would carry emma over the threshold - at least that's what i think it is he was doing
followed by the obligatory attacking of husband during the cutting of the cake (I like the non-plussed elderly relative in this one - move along nothing to see here)
and the bridesmaid was most animated at this point.
stay tuned for more action in part 3 (the final part of the trilogy)
I recently shot a wedding with the awesome
we can see here that sometimes being a relaxed unobtrusive wedding photographer based in dorset means that people still see you taking their photo.
stay tuned for part 2 of this christchurch harbour hotel wedding...
This wet weekend saw me travelling up to Chippenham in Wiltshire to photograph Lisa and Ians wedding. Ian was dressed in traditional scottish attire, and Lisa wore an awesome white dress!
I just wanted to share this image with you from the day, taken through a white umbrella it silhouettes the couple nicely don't you think? See you when you get back and Congratulations you are now Mr & Mrs!
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BUDDING DORSET SNAPPERS CAN BRUSH UP THEIR SKILLS AT NEW LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES
Blandford based photographer Greg Thurtle of TP Photography is giving local amateur photographers the chance to develop and hone their skills by attending his photography courses in Tarrant Monkton. The first, on 26th September is on photographic lighting and the second, on 3rd October covers wedding photography. The workshops run from 10.00am until 4.00pm and will consist of theoretical learning in the morning and the chance for some practical work in the afternoon.
Greg has been a photographer for 8 years and relocated to Tarrant Hinton from Southampton in 2008. He lives with wife Maddy, and their two children Violet and Joseph. As a wedding photographer Greg has photographed weddings across the UK and has even travelled to shoot a wedding in France. The TP Photography style is modern reportage with a mix of both romantic wedding images which focus on natural interaction together and traditional shots.
The Photography Lighting workshop on Sunday September 26 will take place in Tarrant Monkton Village Hall. The course is £50.00 and is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with a little more experience. All equipment will be supplied and there will be the option to review shots taken.
The course will include information on; equipment basics, using a light meter and taking readings, hot to choose the correct power / aperture and why, and more information on light modifers, studio lights and flash guns.
The Wedding Photography workshop is on Sunday 3rd October and will also take place in Tarrant Monkton Village Hall. The course costs £65.00 and again is suitable for beginners or more experienced photographers. Information and topics covered will include; equipment, breaking down the day, how to shoot the wedding, preparation, “before, during and after” the wedding, creating great bride and groom portraits and more...
For more information or to sign up contact Greg on 07834 490393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or to have a look at some of the stunning images taken by TP Photography visit http://thurtlepower.com/.
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As part of my ongoing relationship with couples after they are married I was delighted to photography a couple whom i'd photographed when they chose me as their wedding photographer. They got married in the new forest and it was a fabulous summers day!
A couple of years later and they now have a little bundle of joy! Jessica was still very much a newborn and a right little cutie she is already!
I love photographing babies - though I have to confess is does make me a little broody.... I'll see you in six months for the next part of her photoshoot.
Thanks again to Su at Cobwebknits for the loan of the hats! Can't wait to use the slings :)
Today saw me at the Jazz Cafe by the beach for Sarah and Ally's dedication ceremony. What a fabulous day it turned out to be. Sarah was wearing an awesome red wedding dress and Ally traditional Scottish wedding attire (a kilt! :) ). On this their wedding day we were blessed with not only a rainbow, but, a great sunset too! So instead of one sneak peek of their wedding photographs you get 2 (as I couldn't choose between them!)
Awesome wedding photography - even if i say so myself!
This is a bit of a technical artical for other photographers, not really a wedding post :)
Now there are various ways to download images from your camera to your laptop and get them on your ipad/iphone favourite device.
What if there was a way to view them wirelessly without having to download them... or even better trigger your camera remotely and instantly see the picture?
Once you're all connected up all you need to do is find out the IP address of your camera (this can be autoassigned by your wireless router (as seen here).
You can now browse the memory cards OR fire the camera remotely. Handy if you want to have the camera setup somewhere and fire it from another location. Think - wedding, event, expensive baby monitor or whatever.
Here's what the remote triggering web page looks like - you even get a preview in the page of the image just taken!
Welcome to the final part of the Langtry manor wedding between Graham and Natalie. You've made it this far! I have a few more wedding images I'd like to share with you all.
There was time before the evening reception started to do some more bride and groom photographs. We did this inside Langtry manor house itself. It's great when i get time to do some special portraits with the bride and grrom.
then it was time for the first dance
and the wedding party went on into the night with some more dancing