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Mothers day Vouchers, it’s not too late :-)

Well once again Mothers Day is almost upon us here in the UK and Sue and I have been proper busy with shoots this past month and I am pleased to say that the last of our framed orders were sent out yesterday and our loose photo orders will be posted this morning by the lovely Sue 🙂

Although its probably too late “Never say Never” haha to actually organise a shoot for Mum now, its not too late to organise a Julian Porter Photography Voucher and if you do it today or before 4pm tomorrow we guarantee to personalise and print it and post it first class on Friday, you can of course collect if from our studio or upgrade to special delivery which will guarantee Saturdays delivery.

Our  Gift vouchers come beautifully presented in a A5 folder with an envelope as well as a personalised message if required.

Here are a few ideas for all you Dads, Sons and Daughters out there who have a Mummy  that you want to spoil and show how much you love her , some for new Mummies some for Mummies with grown up families 🙂

What Mum does not want a family portrait and where better than Julian Porter Photography Portraits where Mum can come along and either choose a beautiful framed photo for Mothers day or a few loose photos to spread around the home, either way our Portraits and Vouchers make great gifts.

BONUS OFFER!    buy today and we will upgrade your voucher by 10%   just order online or call us on 02380 767084 and you will automatically get a 10% upgrade.

Happy Mothers Day XXX

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A couple of recent e-shoots

Here are a couple of recent engagement shoots or “e-shoots” as us trendy kids call them 🙂

They are both from weddings coming up this year and we are both looking forward to them a lot,   The first 2 here are Jo and Ben who are getting married in on Bonfire night at Careys manor in Hampshire which is one of our popular wedding  venues and one we both love for its charm and intimacy.

The next couple is Sarah and Stuart who are getting married next month at Rhinefield House which is another very popular venue of ours.

2 great couples and 2 very exciting weddings.

Jules

 

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Photography training and courses

Some of you may not know but Sue and I offer all sorts of photo training, check out our new website for course details.

Who better to learn from?

When you want to master something, better learn from the masters. Perhaps you’re already a pro, looking for a specialist course on boudoir or saucy shoots. Or perhaps you’re looking to set yourself up as a professional photographer. Why not learn from Julian Porter Photography?

Jules and Sue are among the most-respected photography professionals in the country. They’re both proud members of the Master Photographers Association (MPA) and the British institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP), and currently handle around 40 high-class weddings each year plus hundreds of portraits and Boudour shoots as well as various other commisions.

Jules marries sensual artistry with digital technique to create shots of exquisite beauty and technical prowess. Sue, his wife, is an inveterate romantic with a love of photographic storytelling.

It’s a partnership that gels perfectly, providing a dual perspective on weddings, Christenings, baby days, makeovers, location shoots and studio sessions. And, in recent years, Jules and Sue have brought their particular brand of perfectionism and expertise into the boudoir, pinup and saucy-shoot markets. The move has been a huge success, with each shoot imbued with an iconic sense of taste and style.

You’ll find Julian Porter Photography in Southampton, in an contemporary studio just two minutes from the M3 and the M27 and five minutes from Southampton International Airport, making European and worldwide coverage not a problem.

 

Biography

For the biggest day of your life. For capturing your personality. For showing your saucy side. For all this and more, there’s no better choice than Julian Porter Photography.

Jules and his wife, Sue, are both proud members of the Master Photographers Association (MPA) and the British institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) and currently handle 40 high-class weddings each year plus hundreds of portraits in their Southampton studio. Jules and Sue have both gained LMPA and LBIPP.

Those abbreviations provide you with reassurance. What they don’t prepare you for is the sense of technical prowess and artistic brilliance than Jules and Sue bring to their work on weddings, portraits, Christenings, baby days, makeovers, location shoots – and now boudoir, saucy and pinup shoots.

Today, Jules and Sue are passing on their skills – in workshops that teach you how to shoot like a pro or build a photography business. Or if you’re already there, helping you diversify into exciting and lucrative new markets. It’s an unmissable opportunity.

 

Websites

Our general photography,  wedding and portrait training website can be found here or by clicking this link.   Training Website

 

Ecole Boudoir

Our specialist “School of Boudoir” website  can be found here or by clicking this link.  Ecole Boudoir Website


 

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Blog updates!

Hi friends,

 

Sue and I have spent most of today updating pages on this, our blog, we have added several new sections and we hope made looking around a lot easier too, we have also added a “words” section with lots of amazing testimonials from our amazing clients as well as a list of “what we do” because we are constantly being asked if we photograph pets or passports etc, so the answer is “yes we do”  🙂

I hope you enjoy the new layouts, please do let us know.

Jules x

 

 

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Food for Thought !

Last night Sue and I decided to do something a little different for our weekly date night,  We asked Chef Gary to come to our house and cook for us, before I show you the food I thought I would tell you teh story of how we know Chef Gary and why we asked him to cook for us.

We met Gary with his then Fiance Karen back in 2006, they were reccomended to us by our good frinds at David Bampton photography in Southampton,  we hit it off straight away and they booked us for there wedding,   We then met in May 2007 for an engagement shoot, it was so much fun and here is a photo from the shoot 🙂

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We then met them for there lovely wedding on September 2nd  2007 which was at Careys Manor in the new forest, a particular favourite venue of ours.   Yoo can see our blog post here,  yes we have been blogging avidly since 2006 🙂

Gary and Karens Wedding on our blog  also see it here on our Venue Website

We have met Karen and Gary several times since including when they reccomended un to Carl and Lucy and you can see there wedding here.  and we are seeing them again at Issy and Andrews wedding, Issy was Karens bridesmaid 🙂

So recently Gary decided to start his own company, part of what he does is Dinner Parties which brings us right up to date.

So here are a few photos from last nights Dinner Party which I am pleased to say Gary and Karen joined us for.

 

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And of course our Cocktail, for those of you not following our Cocktail anticks here on facebook, here is the recipie for last nights cocktail,

Sparkling hunt punch

half shot white rum
half shot dissarano
half shot cherry brandy
1.5 shots OJ

shake over ice, pour into a champagne flute and top up with Champagne 🙂

 

 

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So our menu was as follows.

 

Pre-Starter:    Freshly made Pitta bread, with Chef Gary’s Lime and Coriander hummus,

Wow simply amazing, we ate this in a very relazed way whilst I made cocktails, the bread was delicious and the hummus was so flaversome it was a match made in heaven and the perfect starter.

 

Starter:  Our starter was Onion Bhaji’s served with Coriander and Chilli Yoghurt and the most delicious and colourful Chilli dip we have ever tasted.

A very moorish starter and we had to force ourselves to stop and leave room for the mains which were smelling amazing at this time.

 

Main course:  North Indian inspired Beef curry with Cumin, Garlic, Ginger, Chilli, Tomatoes and Yoghurt.      and South Indian inspired Red Lentil curry with Spinach and Coconut.     Fragrant Basmati Rice with Cardomon and Lemon.

OMG what can I say, these were amazing, delicate and very tasty, I am a big curry fan and make a pretty mean curry myself but these were delicious and scrumptios, mouthwatering, need I go on 🙂

 

Desert:   Lemongrass and honeycomb Creme Brulee  and Chocolate, Chilli and Brandy Pot served with Cinnamon Tuile Biscuit.

Speechless 🙂  really it was that good.

All in all it was an amazing experience and Sue and I have booked gary to do a dinner party we are hosting with friends on the 22nd April, Chef Gary charges around £35 per head fully inclusive and you dont even have to wash up 🙂  all in all it was an amazing experience with Sublime food and great company.

Pat Chapman,  You need to watch this boy cos can he make a mean curry!

 

Jules and Sue X

 

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To see Photos from recent weddings click here

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