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Hampshire wedding photographer – James and Annette get married

On Saturday we had a bright and early start when we joined James and Annette for there lovely wedding in Michelmersh Church Romsey and then the ever popular Bartley Lodge hotel in Lyndhurst.   We started our day at home in Romsey with a very smily and bubbly Annette for  a few relaxed preparation photos, lots of getting ready and detail shots which we both love shooting and our clients love too, its the best start to a wedding day because it helps Sue and I get creative for the day 🙂  so much fun with the girls and all the lovely details.

We then headed off to the delightful and charming Michelmersh Church where we photographed a few guests and James and the lads as they arrived, it was an amazing day and everyone was just beaming because of the late summer sunshine, we met the Vicar who basically said do whatever you like 🙂 music to my ears and then Annette arrived in a beautiful white Range Rover looking beautiful and still smiling, did I mention Annette had a beautiful smile and smiled constantly 🙂  we took a few outside the church of Annette and her brother Simeon who also gave her away and then we wandered into the church which was filled with anticipation and a very excited crowd,  as Annette walked down the isle there was silence broken only by the occasional gasp or shutter click (not mine 🙂 the D4’s are silent)  and soon Annette and James were together, what followed was an hour of love, laughter and togetherness, it really was a great service talking about couples and love and not all about God.  After the ceremony we headed outside and spent 30 minutes photographing the hugs and kisses as well as a few family groups and some lovely portraits up the lanes before heading back to Bartley Lodge.

On arrival we were greeted as always by Chris Garrett who runs the weddings to chat through the next couple of hours and then it was out onto the lawns for drinkies and more photos,  this is a lovely time for us because we get to photograph the parents and bridesmaids with there partners and best men etc, we really do get to know everybody well and its so much fun, James and Annette were wandering around socialising with everyone and having a blast right up until they were called in for the wedding breakfast,  but before that we had the speeches,  5 in total and all fun but James gave what was my best groom’s speech in years, he had the whole room in fits of laughter and involved everyone 🙂  brilliant.

Well after the speeches Sue and I finished what had been a day filled with so much laughter love and smiles, this is what makes our job such a joy !

Thanks to everyone for a great wedding and James and Annette thanks for being so much fun from the day we met right up until we said our goodbye’s yesterday.  TOP wedding 🙂

Jules

p.s  look out for our new sample album at the Bartley Lodge hotel soon 🙂

 

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Hampshire corporate photography for Wates Construction

On Friday we went along to photograph the Wates construction community day at the Oasis centre in Millbrook southampton,  Our lovely wedding client and friend Morwenna  had recommended us to Wates which is where she worked before the lovely Milly and Finley came along.  Wates are an amazing company and every year on a chosen day they help literally hundreds of community projects all over the country and for Southampton they choose Down to Earth Community Farm, which is situated at the Oasis Academy Millbrook, those of you our age will remember this as Millbrook school farm 🙂   We love it when our “wedding world” collides with another part of our job, its normally babies or portraits but sometimes its a corporate job like this,   We were given our contact details and were asked to attend and report to the site manager Mr Mark Elliott,  Imagine our surprise when we walked into the project to be greeted by a beaming Mark who’s wedding we also shot back in 200 when he married the lovely Zoey.

We were shown around by Mark and told about the amazing work that Wates and there wonderful contractors were doing,  the great fencing and gates, raised borders,  new doors and carpentry, new ceilings and paint, loads of new concrete pathways, a new greenhouse base and the pond was relocated as well as lots of other projects,  OMG it was like a scene from DIY SOS 🙂 there were men in hard hats running everywhere and it was a joy to photograph.

Here are a few from the day and I hope you enjoy them as much as we did taking them.

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London wedding photographer Julian Porter joins Rachael and Dickson for their big day

On Saturday Sue and I joined Rachael and Dickson for their amazing wedding at Horsley Towers in Surrey just off the M25 on what was a fantastic late summer day filled with song, love and laughter,  This is the 4th wedding we have shot for Rachael’s family so we knew it would be a fab fun day,  It all started back in 2005 when Damian and Laura came to see us and book us for their 2007 wedding which was a fab day, then shortly afterwards we photographed Damian’s colleague  Ben and Emily’s wedding also in 2007,  then Ben’s brother Dan married Nicola in 2008 and in 2010 we photographed their aunt Carol when she married Pete which was another amazing wedding for us.

One of the best parts of this It was meeting lots of old friends and making lots of new friends from Dickson’s family, sadly some members of Rachael’s family are no longer with us but Nan and Grandad were much missed by everyone including Sue and I but I am fairly sure looking down proudly on another amazing wedding day.

We started our day at home with Rachael and her family for an hour or so prep, photographing dresses and shoes, flowers and cards before we headed off to the local church to be greeted by a very excited Dickson 🙂  after a few shots with the boys and saying hello to a few people we heard the clatter of horses as Rachael arrived looking spectacular with her Dad Paul in a two horse drawn carriage, there is something pretty special about a horse and carriage carrying a bride and her father pulling up outside the family church, goosebumps :-)…….. After a few photographs we walked into the beautiful church which was lit up with love which you could see, hear and feel as Rachael walked down the isle with dad,  I did have to chuckle at one point with the amount of cameras and iPads jumping out to snap photos, thankfully I did manage to get a few but it was touch and go for a minute 🙂  the service was amazing,  this wedding was all about God, love and 2 very special people and it shone thoughout the service, songs words love and laughter, what more could we ask for when 2 people become 1.

After the service we wandered outside for a few hugs and kisses before heading off  the 15 miles to Horsley Towers where a champagne reception awaited us,  we had an hour wandering the grounds taking photo’s of family and friends as well as some lovely portraits around the lake before they were whisked off into the wedding breakfast.

After the breakfast we moved into speeches which were the best sort os speeches, from the heart, we then cut the amazing cake and then headed off to the old Chapel and cloisters for a few photos which was nice and then a few on the stairs before it was time to dance, the first dance was a lot of fun which led everyone perfectly into the barn dance which was as always very popular and lots of shouting, laughing and I am sure crying as the evening went on, this was out time to say goodbye and head back to Southampton after a very long but very rewarding day filled with Love happiness and laughter.

Thanks guys it was an awesome day, and one last word,  Jake,  YOUR next dude !  🙂

A few of my favourites and then our taster slideshow.

 

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Hampshire newborn photography by Julian Porter

This year as most of you know Sue and I started photographing newborn babies here in our Hampshire Studio, well 6 months in and its been our greatest success and  owed mostly down to our amazing network of clients and friends,  Sue and I have photographed over 500 weddings and met thousands of people during the past few years and we are pleased to say that we keep in touch with lots of them through our this our blog, our Facebook pages or our Newsletter and its because of this that our Newborn Baby photography has been such a hit.

We are still offering free shoots in our warm, safe and comfortable Baby jp Studio so please continue to spread the word and pass our details to your friends so that we can continue to create more of these amazing newborn photos 🙂

Please check out our Baby jp website to see our amazing photos,   New props arriving for the Autumn and Winter months including some amazing Christmas props 🙂

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London wedding photographer – Steph and Luke get married at Coltsford mill

On Saturday Sue and I joined Luke and Step for their lovely wedding at Coltsford Mill in Croydon on what turned out to be out hottest day yet so as you would expect there were lots of happy and smiley people there !

Sue and I headed up to Croydon on Friday night which is something we often do with our location weddings,  its a great way to chill out pre-wedding rather than sitting in traffic on the M25 🙂  we stayed in a Premier Inn which always look after us and we always feel great the next morning.  So bright and early (after a fab breakfast) Sue and I headed off to Mums house in Purley to see Steph and to meet her lovely and very hospitable family, after a few minutes we felt like one of the crowd and just knew it was going to be a fab wedding.   The 4 big bridesmaids really looked after us as did Mum and Dad so thanks guys you were all fab,  we spent a couple hours with Steph ending with some family shots on the new decking before we headed off to Purley to the local church where we were greeted by Canon Frank and the amazing words of  “do what you like Jules”  🙂  we then met Luke and the boys and his lovely parents and got on with some guest shots before the cars arrived filled with the amazing bridesmaids and our stunning bride.

We walked into the beautiful church filled with 140 or so eager people and after an amazing Catholic service and the most amazing choir 90 minutes later walked out into the beautiful sunshine for a few family shots at the church and relaxed guest shots before heading off in somewhat of a weird direction to Coltsford Mill 🙂  We eventually arrived after apparently the driver took a few wrong turns LOL  and took Luke and Steph into the gardens along with Fi Steph’s hairdresser to look after Steph’s hair during our shoot,  I think we all need a personal hairdresser like Fi 🙂  we took some amazing portraits in the grounds but sadly were tight for time so had to shoot back to the guests for some lovely family groups and details before being whisked into dinner.  After the most amazing food YUM YUM YUM YUM yeah you can see we enjoyed it 🙂 we had 3, well 4 speeches the usual 3 very entertaining speeches and an extra “why did the chicken cross the road” speech by our very confident 5 year old pageboy Sam 🙂  Sam ROCKED this wedding !

after our speeches we were for one reason or another running over an hour late so it was dark so we missed our evening portraits 🙁  but we did thanks to, well I dont really know who to blame 🙂  get to do our group shot outside, yes 160 or so people outside in the dark hahaha but it turned out well and I know Steph and Luke will love it even more because of the fun involved,

All in all we had another amazing wedding and I would like to thanks Luke and Steph’s family and friends so much for the constant fun and compliments, we really appreciate it guys, Sophie  (Steph’s sister and chief bridesmaid) for recommending us to Steph and Luke as well as the rest of the bridal party for being so much fun and help, Sam well just for being Sam 🙂

Mostly to Steph and Luke,  you guys were amazing, you made great choices for your wedding day and you enjoyed every minute of it, I take my hat off to you, you know how to party !   well done guys you made a lot of people VERY HAPPY on Saturday 8th September,  much love XXX

 

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