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Welcome to the second part of this trilogy of posts about Graham and Natalies wedding at Langtry manor in bournemouth.
You join us as the ceremony is over and Graham and Natalie are man and wife!
Now it's time for the confetti shot - this always makes an awesome wedding photography image.
It was great to get to the beach - it's lovely down there and we got some really special relaxed and enjoyable wedding photographs there. In case you're wondering we were at boscombe pier, not the main bournemouth pier.
And it's nice to relax in the deck chairs on the beach too!
I've been very busy with dorset and hampshire weddings this year, so i don't always get chance to post on my blog as often as I'd like, but, i'm making a concerted effort to change that. This wedding is a bumper one that will be split into (probably) 3 parts. This is Part one of a longer blog post.
Natalie and Graham live in Poole and got married in Bournemouth at the wonderful Langtry Manor, it was a fabulous sunny day and the day started at Natalies parents house in Bournemouth.
nothing like the look on a brides face when she comes down the aisle and sees her husband to be (and this was no exception) - it really is a special moment.
With all the corn fields near me i though it would be great to take my children for a little mini family photoshoot in the corn (we stuck to the paths so no need to ruin the field for the farmer).
Both children loved posing for some relaxed photography in the fields, like a mini family photoshoot in Dorset. I'm hoping to do some shootswaps with other relaxed dorset portait and wedding photographers, so you'll see some more things on the blog soon when these happen!
Hope to see some of you soon on your own family photoshoot - so if you fancy something a little bit different and want some great memories of your family not necessarily in a studio then when not get in contact with me!
Ahead of Dave and Louise's wedding at the langton arms in september we met up to do an engagement shoot. We chose a location special to Dave and Louise for the photography on this eshoot. Dave even cleaned the tractor specially. We had great fun on this shoot and I love the images we got. I can't wait to photograph the wedding!
Look forward to seeing you on the day guys!
I recently photographed a local wedding, just up the road from me in fact, starting at witchampton (where my daughter will be going to school) and then later at my local wedding venue the langton arms in tarrant monkton.
Laura had bought a dress from the Cancer Research shop in Poole (more on that later).
The day started with some rain (lots of rain actually) - and I went to meet Laura at her parents house in Witchampton (what a fabulous little village - like a lot of places in Dorset). Here when I arrived I found the dress all hanging up ready for me.
Then I proceeded to capture some of the little details.
I loved how the shoes sat here waiting for the bridesmaids in matching royal blue.
Then I was back just in time to catch the bride arriving.
The Bridesmaids found something amusing (I checked and i was clothed so it wasn't that)
I like it when the bride is ready to go - it lets me capture some of the anticipation of a wedding, the moment before the bride enters is full of promise and excitement
and finally they are man and wife and you can tell how happy they are in this one (I hope)
Then we went off to the gate near witchampton for some bride and groom images - this is always one of my favourite parts of the day and both Laura and John were awesome during this time - completely open to messing around and having some fun.
then we were back to the reception at the Langton arms, where I captured some candid images of the guests, including children and other guests.
Then when you see such a great fingers cake you just have to take a nibble (just kidding)
and some lovely seeds that were given out to their guests.
and the recieving line always gets great expressions
and the speeches can be embrassasing for some....
and the best mans speech wasn't bad.
and then the emotion from the afterwards
and from the best man.
and then it was the time for the dance...
and in colour
and a rolling pin
and some fun for the guests!
I love second shooting and this time I was helping out Tim Churchill for a wedding at lulworth castle. I've never been there before and i didn't realise just how awesome a venue it is (I guess a castle in the name gives it away?) anyway the ceremony was at the local church of st peters (on the grounds of the castle and i am sure there is some history there)
Now for a brief interlude for the cake - it looked super scrummy and i loved the colours and decoration and also the bees!
Now this wedding had it's own excitement due to "timings". Here you can see the best man going for a leisurely sprint to get the rings from the car (probably)
Now inside the church the bride and father take a moment to reflect before the marriage ceremony proper.
and of course it's nice to get a perspective from the back of the church with a looooooooooong lens....
It wasn't until afterwards that i fully appreciated the view, and WOW! what a view the castle gives!
And what awesome entertainment they had! The piano was wheeled out and David Wade pianist and entertainer extraordinare gave some awesome renditions of popular songs!
All whilst the guard toy kept watch (and immaculately dressed he was too)
It's strange how people react to being photographed - sometimes it's a little warily - sometimes it's with great mirth (i prefer the mirth)
The bride had arranged some strawberry daiquiri's to be served - and i loved the pattern and the contrast between the red and green! (and i'd imagine they tasted awesome but i can't comment for legal reasons ;) )
Here we see the bride and her friends enjoying a small tipple of the the said strawberry drink - what a great choice on a hot day!
you've got to love kids at weddings - i've got 2 myself and i love how they just enjoy themselves and look really cute in their wedding finery
i'm wondering here why he's slapping his head .... answers on a postcard please - and maybe there will be a prize?
now i love wedding cars, and seeing all 3 parked up against such an awesome vista i couldn't help but take this one.... reminds me of top gear (without the explosions or elderly men).
Here we have the statesman like tim churchill showing how to get a bit of extra height on your wedding groups without the need for a ladder! top job tim!
now it was time for the wedding breakfast so obviously time to blow bubbles.
what a great day! I love wedding photography and thanks to tim for having me along - loved every second of it dude.... and don't mention the fish! hahaha!
What a summer we're having (finally!) For those that follow the blog you may have seen the sneak peak of this wedding a few weeks back! So here I am back to blog the rest of it now the bride and groom have seen their wedding photographs.
Wow! it really was scorchio this day! and what an awesome sunset we had for the bride and groom portraits! Thanks to howard lucas for ferrying us to the seafront too!
Tom and Polly were getting ready in the same hotel on different floors so this gave me the rare opportunity to capture both sets of preparations which was super cool - it really helps tell the story from the wedding day.
So the day started with a bottle of champagne on ice...
before you knew it the ceremony was over and it was time for the reception in the nearby (next door!) church wardens gardens - Tom here is saying - "it was THIIIIS big". Then after some posed groups we went onto the reception venue (alexandra hotel).
What a thoroughly entertaining day it was - fully of emotion and amazing moments. Made all the more special by the people on the day!
I wish you all the best for the future guys! and don't forget I also do maternity and baby photography :)
I met up with Lucy and Richard at Upton House, near Poole in Dorset for an engagement / pre wedding shoot. It was 10:30am and already it was a scorcher, so after messing around on the lawn for a bit we went into the shade and saw these little ducks in the water!
Can't wait to photograph the wedding which is at Kingson Maurward near Dorchester in Dorset, so stay tuned for that! On with the show as I know Lucy is dying to see them!
I was lucky enough to be invited to do the wedding photography Adrian and Twinkie. Well I say wedding, it was technically a blessing with their original wedding being last year in september. So with the sun shining it was an awesome day.
Adrian and Twinkie are planning on their honeymoon in Japan - so have a great time guys, in the meantime here is a sneak peek of their wedding photography - particularly this is something one of the children drew that i saw as I was leaving so got my video light out!
I met up with Kayhan and Vicky (who's wedding i'm photographing at parley manor later this year) at a secret new forest location (well it's not really secret it's just hard to find - and it's near emery down :) )
I love this location as it's got a nice mix of styles, and lets me do lots of different looks. Each time i go back it's a little bit different, this time we found an upturned tree which I was able to convince them both to climb for some different engagement photographs.
See you soon!
And onto the photos!
Here's a sneak peek from today's wedding photography with Simon and Kate, once again we managed to get down Bournemouth pier (well boscombe) - and it was largely deserted (I prefer desserted but i'm told that's not the right spelling). Today was an awesome day for a wedding photographer. The weather was great with special photographer clouds dabbed in for effect.
Here's one from the beach!
More upon your return guys! have a great honeymoon and thanks for making me feel so welcome!
Here are the suppliers from today - well recommended - awesome ice-creams, fabulous transport, and great venue. Top marks!
Hotel - Best Western - Royale
Ice Creams by Brock Ice
VW Camper van by The wedding Bug
Entertainment - DJ (hopefully I can find their card / they will get in touch! Thanks for the heads up on the jack costeu!