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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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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.

 

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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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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:-)

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

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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.

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To see Photos from recent weddings click here

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Matt and Hannah’s beautiful country wedding

On Saturday we joined Matt and Hannah for their beautiful summer country wedding and it was amazing,  When we met with them we felt that it was going to be a great day and I can hand on heart say that we were not disappointed 1 bit 🙂  The weather, the venue, the people, all perfect.

We started our day with Hannah at Mum and Dad’s house in Lyndhurst on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year and we started off capturing a few beautiful details of the marque because the wedding reception was also here. We then went along and photographed a few of our usual and very popular prep shots with Hannah and the girls for an hour or so before we had to get on the wedding bus ready to head over to Lymington for the ceremony, we were so pleased that Hannah suggested we go on the bus because it meant we avoided any traffic and parking problems and got a few lovely bus photos too, to be honest this was fairly typical of the whole day, Hannah, Matt and their families were so thoughtful towards everyone including Sue and I that we all felt like we were family, absolutely nothing was too much to ask.

Once we arrived at Lymington it was market day so we all had to walk a half a mile or so to the church which again made for some lovely photos, we were welcomed into the church in the same manner that Mum had welcomed us earlier, we could get used to this 🙂  After a few more shots with the lads Hannah arrived in a lovely Merc and we grabbed a few photos with her and dad before heading on into the church. The ceremony was just perfect, friendly and very personal and Hannah smiled continually like a cheshire cat it was just beautiful to watch.  After the service we headed outside to photos in the gardens which were lovely, we spent about 30 minutes a the church even tho we were expecting to stay for an hour but we were all mindful of the blazing heat and people wanting to get back and relax. We headed back to the bus but this time with Hannah so the walking up the high street was both interesting and great to photograph.

Once on the bus we were soon back to Lyndhurst and the party began,  the kids all hit the pool starting off with the “hook the ducks” game but after a short while they were all swimming and who could blame them,  after a few more relaxed photos it was soon time to head into dinner and although it was warm everybody was ready to sit down, after the dinner it was speech time and they were brilliant and kept everyone entertained. Sue and I then setup our funtime wedding photobooth which because of the heat we decided to setup outside in a lovely shady corner which suited us and all the party goer’s. we spent a couple of hours taking some real fun photos, if you head over to our funtime website using the link below you can see them and download them for free.  We took a break from funtime to take Matt and Hannah into the New Forest for some lovely portraits, this was ideal because it was just too hot earlier and the evening light was just right. Then we photographed the first dance and finished with some more funtime before saying our goodbyes and heading home exhausted but very happy after a long hot fun day.

Matt and Hannah you guys were amazing as was everyone at your wedding, we had so much fun (you could probably tell) and thank you so much to everyone for making our day great too and especially Mum and Dad for being so welcoming and hospitable towards us, we really did feel like part of the family.

Jules and Sue 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:-)

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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