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Singing in the Rain – Hampshire wedding photography by Julian Porter

A week ago I got a message from a girl asking me if by any luck we were free to shoot her wedding on the 25th August because her photographer had let her down at the last minute, well without going into the details and although we have reached our target for this year we happily said yes.  And I am so pleased that we did,  our gain was DEFINITELY the other photographers loss…….  Julian Porter Photography to the rescue hehe.  We often get calls for last minute weddings and we often book them and have great success so if you have a wedding and you want amazing photos like this then please call us on 02380 767084 !

I often go on about how amazing a wedding was and how lucky we are to do the job that we both adore blah blah blah 🙂  but here I go again haha…  We started our day yesterday with Caroline at Mums home near Romsey and 5 minutes after arriving the thunder and lightning was very apparent, although everyone was hopeful of a better afternoon Caroline (our lovely bride) was literally singing and enjoying the morning, as the day went on we shot some lovely preps whilst getting to know Caroline and the Bridesmaids Shaz and Jen 🙂  and Mum and Dad all of whom were lovely before we headed off to the amazing sir harold hillier gardens in Romsey where the ceremony was to take place to meet Rob our Groom and Simon the best man for a few lovely relaxed shots around the winter Garden, Rob works for sir harold hillier gardens although not at this location as did Caroline so this was a very important place to them.

Soon everyone was whisked into the ceremony room and Caroline arrived in time for a few family shots before heading into a waiting crowd for the most amazing intimate ceremony in a beautiful room surrounded by the most amazing trees, afterwards we were invited outside with our brollies for a few guest shots and to walk the half mile or so to Jermyn House where the drinks reception was held,  we all walked in the rain and the only thing you could hear was the clatter of brollies hitting the overlying trees and laughter 🙂  it was such a wonderful walk,  As a side note, another reason we at Julian Porter Photography uses professional cameras is the ability to shoot in all weathers, my D4’s were literally dripping wet all day yesterday but all good as you can see here!  and here!  On arriving we were greeted with copious amounts of champagne and canapés and although it was still raining we headed outside during the drier parts for the family groups which were a lot of fun,  in-between this Caroline could be seen dancing in her flip flops in the rain to the amazing band on the lawns, I tell you NOTHING could dampen Caroline’s spirit and nothing was going to ruin her day, the rain got heavier so  she kicked off her flip flops and danced some more !

After a couple of hours we all walked back from Jermyn House but whilst Sue and I walked with Caroline and Rob and took a few lovely photos along the way, everyone else had a treasure hunt, Genius idea 🙂  it told the guests after a series of clues where they were sitting for dinner.

After dinner we were entertained by Carolines’s Dad Peter, Rob and Simon with the speeches and then coffee and cake,  by this time it was 9:45pm and we still had not danced,  well apart from Caroline of course 🙂  we then had the first Dance and then lots of fun and excitement on the dance floor,  then and typically Caroline as I went to say goodbye she said, wait Jules I just want a couple of photos,  and together we ran around the room and Caroline danced with every single guest whilst I grabbed the photos, from Grandad to the flower girl,  I have not laughed so much in years.

I called this blog post “Singing in the Rain”  Caroline could be seen singing and dancing in the rain not only during the drinks reception but also the family photos, in-between courses and after dinner. Caroline I am sure you know this but you brighten up this world with your enthusiasm and I thank you so much for brightening our day.

We had so much fun on Saturday and there really was lots more going on than I could post here but the main thing was Caroline and Rob embraced their day and ignored the weather, well done guys you are in for a lifetime of love, laughter and of course singing in the rain.

We loved it…………………………

 

 

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Hampshire wedding photography by Julian Porter – Mark and Caroline

On Thursday we joined Mark and Caroline for their lovely wedding at the Bartley Lodge in the New Forest, it was only a very small 4 hour coverage for us but we had a lot to fit in so we started with Mark and the boys at his home in Warsash for a few prep shots with him, the boys and his family and then we headed of for 30 minutes with Caroline and the gals for the final preps and dressing.

We then headed off to St Marys church in Warsash for a lively service followed by champagne in the churchyard afterwards which was a nice touch whilst we took family photos over on the church green.

We then headed off towards the Bartley Lodge but stopped in Lyndhurst en-route for a few photos with the ponies which has become a bit of a habit for us 🙂   We then headed off to Bartley Lodge where we took a few more guest shots and room details before the guests went into dinner and we said our goodbye’s,  it was odd leaving so early but we had a lot of fun in the short time we were there.

Sue and I often get asked to do shorter or smaller weddings and we often do and they are a lot of fun, its non stop action but produces amazing photographs just the same as a full day  so if you have a shorter or smaller wedding then why not give Julian Porter Photography a call today to discuss your wedding plans over a coffee.

Jules

 

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Hampshire wedding photographer – Rob and Vicky get married

On Sunday we joined Rob and Vicky for their wedding at Forest Lodge in the New Forest on what turned out to be an amazing summer’s day.  Vicky’s step dad Gary is my cousin so we knew quite a few people here so it made the whole day a lot more relaxed for us, We started out day with Vicky at the lovely Forest Lodge which is nestled just inside Lyndhurst in the New Forest,  we arrived a good couple of hours early because the traffic in the new forest has been awful lately and Lyndhurst is a bottle neck at the best of times :-).   Anyway back to our beautiful bride…..

We spent a couple of hours dipping in and out of the Bridal suite at Forest Lodge so we got some lovely relaxed preparation photos including Vicky’s All Start Converse trainers,  hows that for 2 weddings in a row 🙂  as well as lots of lovely details and we carried on until Rob arrived with Rob the best man, yes this was going to get confusing haha, we took the 2 Robs over to the forest for a few natural photos and then made our way back to Vicky who was ready to get dressed in her beautiful bridal gown,  we soon were on our way into the ceremony and I kid you now there was a VERY LOUD ” WOW” when Vicky entered the room, I know I use the word stunning a lot but Vicky truly stunned her family and friends and of course her Rob 🙂

After a lovely ceremony we headed out onto the decking for drinks and photos and a few lovely portraits before being called into dinner,   The wedding breakfast was a very yummy roast hog and Sue and I were sat on a table with Gary and his family so had a lot of fun, after diner a few quick speeches then everyone was back outside to enjoy the evening sun, Sue and I took Vicky and Rob into the New Forest for a walk with the ponies and watched the sun go down.

We returned just in time for the first dance with DJ Ashley Riggs who incidentally is the DJ that Sue and I always highly recommend, check him out here !  if you ever see him you will understand why we love him.

After the first dance Sue and I headed off home, we are away this week so lots to do before we go but we leave knowing that we had the most amazing day with Rob and Vicky.

Thanks guys, you were AMAZING XX

 

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London Olympics 2012 – Mens 3m springboard finals

A few weeks ago I received a lovely email from my favourite store “John Lewis” to say that Sue and I had won tickets to the Olympics mens 3m springboard diving finals on Tuesday along with a fab night at the Cumberland hotel and a nice meal,  well we were proper chuffed and when Tuesday came we headed off to London to check in to the Cumberland and to check out the Olympics 🙂

We had a fab couple of days in London and an amazing time at the Olympics not only watching the diving which was ace but also taking in the atmosphere which certainly was electric,  If you get a chance to go, please do. The whole of London has embraced the Olympics and everyone was on a high, Sue and I had the most amazing couple of days.

Thank you John Lewis 🙂

Here are a few of the photos I took.

 

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Hampshire wedding photographer – Claire and Doug get married

Our second wedding of the weekend was very much a “home grown affair” 🙂   Claire and her mum made the wedding cake and the wedding dress and the wedding reception was at Claire’s parents house in Ower Totton.  We arrived with Claire at home in the morning for preps which included Claire’s amazing shoes, not ya traditional wedding shoes but a pair of nifty Converse all-stars in cream which I loved, these tagged with the very traditional wedding dress worked well 🙂  quirky but well !

After shooting the preps and the marquee details we headed off to the Church, well actually the pub next to the church to meet Doug for a few shots with the boys and then before we knew it we could hear the clip clop of the horses and Claire and her Dad arrived in the Horse and Carriage, a few shots and then into St Matthews church in Netley Marsh.

Sadly the vicar would not allow any photos 🙁  shocking IMO but despite my argument I could not get him to listen.

After the service we came out into the sunshine where we took some relaxed guest shots as well as our family groups, we were blesses with amazing sunshine again so it was a pleasure.  We then headed off with Claire and Doug to a local spot for a few photos before heading back to the reception,  we had another hour on the lawn before everybody headed into dinner and Sue and I headed off for a sandwich which is where we met the amazing Gary Grace who was lead singer with the evenings swing band

When we returned we cracked on into speeches and then waited whilst the band set up,  The band sounded amazing and were every bit worth waiting for,  Sue and I held on for 3 or 4 songs after the first dance us to grab a few dancers and listen to Gary 🙂

Here are a few of my favourites and then a slideshow.

Jules

 

 

 

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