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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Southampton Portraits with Viv and Dennis

Last week we photographed Viv and Dennis here at our Southampton Portrait studio and as you can see we got some lovely photos.  I recently ran a 10k race for my running club Lordshill Road Runners and Sue and I donated a couple of “spot prizes” and Viv who is also a runner won this prize 🙂

We are running a fab Summer portrait offer so please check out the link below.

Here are a few from the shoot,

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Kam and Emma get married in Broadhempston Devon

Its not very often that I wake up at 7am post wedding day and the first thing I want to do is write my blog post about the wedding, well here I am its 7am Sunday 28th July and I am excitedly typing away about yesterday’s wonderful wedding in Devon with the lovely Emma and Kam.

Its days like yesterday I am constantly reminded how lucky I am and why I love my job.

Sue and I left for Devon on Friday night about 8pm after a mega busy day and had a lovely drive to Broadhempston arriving just after 10 at our Premier inn at Newton Abbot about 7 miles from our wedding the next morning,  just time for a few cider’s and chocolate 🙂  the following morning after breakfast we headed off to find our church and venue which was Mum and Dad’s garden and soon enough the “wedding” poster started to appear and we found our way to both the house and the beautiful St Peter and St Paul Church Broadhempston Devon.  We then introduced ourselves to Emma’s family before heading off for a coffee locally.

Unusually Emma did not want preps so we started our day in the village pub next to the church with Kam and the boys before soon being joined by 100 wedding guests so it made a great pre wedding atmosphere which IO am pleased to say remained right through and probably beyond when Sue and I left at 10pm.  After a few shots with the lads we headed in to meet the Vicar,  I know I moaned about last weeks “un-christian” vicar, well this was chalk and cheese, Nicolas from st Peter and st Paul Church Broadhempston Devon was the most amazing man, he thanked us for taking the time to say hello and for dressing appropriately for a wedding before offering me advice on where to get the best shots including a chair to stand on 🙂 I never needed the chair but his advice and enthusiasm just made my day what a TOP BLOKE !

Soon enough Emma arrived in a lovely black range rover which was very fitting for a country wedding and we all walked into the silenced church to a very excited groom, our Teary eyed and very nervous bride simply looked beautiful and I mean that in every sense of the word, I then sat (note sat not stood on my chair) haha through one of the most personal and enjoyable wedding ceremonies for years and before I knew it we were walking back down the isle and I just managed to give Sue a peck on the cheek and tell her I loved her before we were outside with our 115 wedding guests shooting some amazing moments. After confetti we all headed the half mile down the lanes to the venue which looked wonderful despite the obvious lack of sunshine, thankfully it was dry and we all enjoyed champagne and canapés on the lawns whilst we took our usual mix of family groups and our relaxed shots as well as taking Emma and Kam off for a few romantic photos in the grounds.

Then at about 4:30 we saw the first of the forecast rain so we slowly headed into the wonderful marquee which had a glass roof down one end and it shed the most amazing light across the room, we sat at a table with 6 lovely guests from all over the world and had the most delicious food including the best wedding lamb ever 🙂 this was followed by the speeches which were fun and then a relaxed half hour before the first dance, at this point we managed to take Emma and Kam outside again to catch a few moments of sunshine whist it was about.

Then we photographed the first dance, The very apt “power of Love” followed by a couple of songs before the band kicked into action, we stayed for a couple of songs with the band before saying our goodbyes and heading the 140 miles home.

This was a truly wonderful wedding, great details, great food, great venue, great church but above all that GREAT people which made for a room full of love and excitement and I truly feel blessed to be a part of this.

Thank you to everyone for helping make our day an amazing day, a truly memorable wedding which you/we can all be proud to have been a part of.  Emma and Kam you guys are very special, its clear to see that you are much loved and great people, thank you for allowing Sue and I to have a tiny glimpse into your world on your most amazing day.

Did I mention that I love me job 😀

Much love and happiness to you both X

If your getting married please contact us now to secure your date or if you know someone who is and wants amazing photos please send this page to them, Sue and I only shoot a limited number of weddings each year and we would love yours to be one of them:-)

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 funtimefoto’s website

2013 wedding packages and prices from hampshire wedding photographers jules and sue

2014 wedding packages and prices from hampshire wedding photographers jules and sue

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15 reasons why you should book us to photograph your wedding………all photographers are not the same! 

first a couple of my favourites and then a slideshow 🙂

 

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A fab new workshop we offer

Sue and I are always looking at new photography workshops and our latest is our 3 part landscape workshop.  This photo was taken on one of our workshops a couple of months ago by Steve and will give you a good idea of what to expect from your day.

You can see a couple more by checking out his Flickr link below.

Please also check out our workshops using the link to our workshop website.

 

Steve’s Flickr page

Landscape workshop

Workshop website

If you are interested in purchasing one of our landscape photographs as a print, canvas or wall art please get in touch using the link below.

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To see Photos from recent weddings click here

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Non stop wedding action @ the Crazy Bear Oxford

On Saturday this week we joined Stuart and Emily for there amazing wedding in Stadhampton Oxford at the equally amazing Crazy Bear which is a Thai themed boutique hotel and part of the aptly named Crazy Bear chain 🙂  When Stuart and Emily booked us a year ago they spoke excitedly about the Crazy Bear Weddings and I must be honest I got drawn in too. We met them there a few months back and straight away we saw the potential and sure enough with a few tiny exceptions it did not disappoint.

We started our day early at 9am with Emily,  Sue and I stayed over locally the night before so that we had no traffic to contend with in the morning because we know Oxford can be difficult. We spent a couple of hours at the Crazy bear shooting Emily’s preps along with the thousands upon thousands of details including an epic 5 tier cake, the best table plan I have ever seen carved into an ice sculpture, and a million other things too, I knew at that point that this wedding was going to rock !

Whilst all this was going on our Associate photographer Matt was with the boys back in Southampton shooting their preps, we always have a third photographer available if necessary and although this is a wedding that Sue and I could comfortably do it made sense bringing Matt because of the distance involved. Matt finished his time with the boys by photographing them taking off in a helicopter at Lee on Solent airfield.  Then as planned Stuart made his grand entrance at the Crazy Bear by helicopter which was super cool and we had some fun with the boys before Sue and I headed off to the church just about 4 miles away.

Once we arrived we introduced ourselves to the vicar with a polite “good morning lovely day” and she looked at me like i was something scraped from her shoe 🙂  O joy another very un Christian Christian what a shocker !  so sadly with very limited photos at the church I was very pleased to be leaving and heading back to the Crazy Bear where the fun could commence.

We arrived back and thankfully there was a little cloud cover which gave us all an amazing warm day and perfect wedding conditions, everyone spent a couple of hours outside enjoying the ambiance of the beautiful day and location, we shot a few formal family photographs and took Stuart and Emily off for a walk which was lovely and the finished with them walking through a beautiful stream of bubbles and then it was time for dinner. This was again an epic occasion starting with the food and finishing with with speeches and table fireworks then outside again into the wonderful evening sunshine for lots of fun including a fab magician and our wedding photo booth which we set up in the lovely log cabin.

We started our funtime at 7 and kept it going until 10pm and it was an amazing success, the kids loved it almost as much as the grandma’s just wonderful to see and be part of.  in between this we had the cake cutting which again finished in an indoor firework explosion and then the first dance which started on a beautiful dry ice filled dance floor which was so romantic and finished in the most amazing confetti bomb and some funky music, we then had a Casino more amazing food and more magic………….it goes on ad on 🙂

We packed up our funtime wedding booth at 21:45 and headed outside to setup for fireworks, this was the end of the evening for me Sue and Matt and what a way to finish it was 🙂  amazing display and everyone loved it.

Thank you to everyone who made today so amazing,  thank you to Matt for joining us in Oxford after his morning shoot it was fun to have another shooter all day, what a bonus for Stuart and Emily.

We had the most amazing day and cant wait to see Stuart and Emily again soon,  you can check out the funtime photos using the link below and there you will find details of being able to download your photos for free or order a print if you wish.

If your getting married please contact us now to secure your date or if you know someone who is and wants amazing photos please send this page to them, Sue and I only shoot a limited number of weddings each year and we would love yours to be one of them:-)

Please feel free to contact us here 02380 767084   julianporter@mac.com    or txt  07720325336

 funtimefoto’s website

2013 wedding packages and prices from hampshire wedding photographers jules and sue

2014 wedding packages and prices from hampshire wedding photographers jules and sue

refer a friend and earn £25

15 reasons why you should book us to photograph your wedding………all photographers are not the same! 

 

 

 

 

 

To see Photos from recent weddings click here

See more amazing photography from an Awesome photographer now or Contact Jules and Sue now to secure your date!

Please read this  15 reasons why you should book us to photograph your wedding

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Get your ribbit on………

A couple of weeks ago we did a real fun corporate shoot for a new and very exciting new company Frog Clothing and you can see the blog post using the link below.

Our last shoot for Frog Clothing

Well last week the director Aaron called with news of yet another new t-shirt design and asked for another shoot, this time it was just 1 or 2 designs to finalise the website launch any day now.  I will update you all once the range launches online, I know I will be getting my Ribbit on, will you?

 

You can see more from our Corporate shoots using the link below or goto our main website and clicking on Corporate.

We offer amazing rates for our Corporate work so please check them out using the link below.

main website

corporate page

corporate rates

frogclothinguk website

Please feel free to contact us here we would love to hear from you 02380 767084   julianporter@mac.com    or txt  07720325336

 

To see Photos from recent weddings click here

See more amazing photography from an Awesome photographer now or Contact Jules and Sue now to secure your date!

Please read this  15 reasons why you should book us to photograph your wedding

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