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Newborn offer not to be missed

After chatting with our Mums and Dads we have come up with our best offer yet for our popular newborn photo shoots.  If  you come along for a newborn shoot at the moment and you purchase our awesome disk of images ( 95% of people do anyway) then we will give you this amazing framed montage of your baby which we will personalise ready for you to collect with your disk.

These really are awesome and have to be seen to be appreciated but were have them here in the studio and they are valued at £75.00

There is no catch, for £375 you get all of the photos edited on a disk and a beautiful framed wall print.

You can also purchase as a gift offer for friends please contact us for details.

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Phil and Claire’s wedding, over the sea and far far away

In January We received an email from Claire asking availability for her wedding to Phil in July, thankfully we were available so we started chatting,  It turns out that Phil and Claire were getting married in Alderney one of the channel islands so our excitement grew…..

After a few emails the contract was signed 🙂 we were all set to head off to Alderney, I cancelled my Adidas Thunder Run 24hr place and started to look forward to our first wedding in Alderney, who wants to run for 24 hours in mud anyway 😉

A few weeks ago we got to meet Phil and Claire, Phil is a Policeman and Claire a Teacher and after just a few short minutes it was obvious we had all made the right choice and hit it off, Sue and I rarely take “telephone or internet” bookings simply because we only book a limited amount of weddings and to be frank we can afford to pick and choose our wedding clients but Phil and Claire sounded so much fun that I could not refuse.

Well the week had arrived and on Friday we headed off to Southampton Airport to join our flight that Phil and Claire had booked for us, they were so great and actually booked our flights from Friday through Monday so we had time to relax and enjoy the beautiful island of Alderney.  The flight was, well different haha but along with the other 13 passengers we landed in the metropolis that is Alderney Airport and collected our luggage, Phil and Claire had also arranged a taxi for us so we were whisked off to our hotel the Harbour Lights which as it happens was a great choice 🙂  so far so good !  We settled in and unpacked and went for an explore and eventually a few beers and dinner and although Phil and Claire were going to contact us for an e-shoot they were so chilled they forgot until 8:45 when it was a little too late.

Saturday morning we woke and after the mandatory wedding day java we headed off to a walk along the beach for a few photos on the Braye hotel which was our wedding venue before it got too busy, then back to our hotel for a full english and then another walk this time along the harbour wall before herding back for a shower and change and to get into “wedding mode”

We arrived at the hotel about 12 noon and immediately noticed just how relaxed the whole feel was, Claire’s Dad showed us up to the room and Claire invited us in and she already looked the spectacular bride,  she was not made up, not had her hair done and SOOOOOOO not dressed 🙂 but she looked amazing, the biggest smile you could possibly wish to see when entering a room and I can honestly say this smile never left her all day.  We had a couple of hours so we drifted (do you like the beach themes so far) between Claire and the guests and even Phil before it was time for the ceremony.   Just before 2pm Sue and I headed down to the ceremony room to meet the registrar, OMG they are so different than ours, so chilled, Island life is good.  After a wonderful ceremony we headed outside for drinks and canapés and a few relaxed hugs and kisses before we took the bridesmaids off for some fun around the coastal town centre.

After the bridesmaids we photographed the guys and the parents and then headed back to Phil and Claire ad then onto the beach where the fun really started. At first things were quite subdued starting with a few semi formal family groups, I say semi formal because orders were, shades on or off its your call, drinks or not its your call, shoes or not its your call 🙂 after a few groups we had a fab “everybody shoot”and then I took the girls into the sea for a few photos 🙂  we had a proper laugh and the boys soon realised they had to join us if they wanted in on it, Eventually the whole bridal party including both the tiny page boys were in the sea, most people up to their ankles. me of course up to my knees and beyond haha but I seriously don’t care. If my couples are up for fun then so am I and quite simply the more effort we put in the better the day is !

We then took Phil and Claire off to the harbour for a few shots and then back to the hotel for some relaxed shots and then into dinner.  This is where we finished but Phil and Claire had once again gone above and beyond and organised the most amazing meal for us both which was just a perfect way to finish the wedding apart from a walk along the beach to get the awesome sunset you see below 🙂 which I thought was a perfect way to close the album.

Today was just awesome, we arrived to a beautiful bride (and no Claire I DON’T have to say that)  Fresh sandwiches and drinks and a whole room full of industrious and very friendly people which just proved to us how wonderful Phil and Claire were. We were looked after from start to finish, not only did Phil and Claire organise our flight etc but they also had a taxi waiting for us 🙂  If i ever feel under-appreciated I will just have to think back to Phil and Claire’s wonderful Alderney beach wedding day and all will be right in the world.

Thanks guys X

Its been an awesome wedding weekend and a wonderful few days chilling afterwards and Phil and Claire we would like to thank you for being so much fun from start to finish.  Its been nothing short of awesome.  We met some wonderful people on Alderney, from the Mum and daughter on the beach during the wedding who could not do more for us through to Mark and Simon back at the Harbour Lights who gave us so much advice and everyone in-between. Thanks guys you made it real 😉

Here are a few photos from this wonderful wedding I hope you enjoy and love them as much as we do and look forward to your comments and seeing you again soon,

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First a few of my favs then a slideshow of this beautiful Alderney wedding.

 

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Steve, Helen and Molly come for a mini shoot

Last week we photographed Steve, Helen and Molly who we have photographed a few times before, in fact we photographed Steve and Helen’s beautiful Rhinefield wedding as well as Molly as a newborn.

Helen purchased this shoot for Steve as a fathers day gift and Steve decided on a family shoot which was so much fun, Molly is a gorgeous little girl and so full of life.

We still have this amazing offer running, a mini shoot with a disk and a framed photo for only £100.00

Sue and I photograph hundreds of portraits every year and I am very proud to say we always get the results we want, we have very much an unhurried approach to our studio work, we often sit down for a coffee with our clients before the shoot and let the kids play on the background with out toys, this make the parents relaxed and the children comfortable and it gives us cracking smiley photos. The difference between us and a high street studio with a strict time limit is immeasurable because unlike them we never rush a shoot. We believe if people are comfortable and happy in our studio then they will come back again and again and its proved to work 🙂

It also helps that we both LOVE what we do………..

 

We are running some very special portrait offers at the moment so if your looking for photos of yourself or your  a couple or a family please take a look because I am sure you will find something that will interest you

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Ben, his bridge camera and Marwell = a real fun day

On Tuesday we ran one of our very popular “getting to know your camera” workshops for one of our 2015 grooms Ben. When we booked Ben and Fiona’s wedding for next June Fiona asked about a workshop voucher for Ben’s 30th birthday present which was this week.

Ben has a Sony HX200V bridge camera and plans to honeymoon on Safari so a getting to know your camera workshop was the perfect start.  We started our day in the studio in classroom mode explaining the various settings in the camera and the science behind photography. The main aim with this workshop is to get our client to take control of his or her camera, easier said than done when most people out there use one of the many pre-set program modes and we teach our clients to use only the 3 creative modes, A, S (or T) and M which brings a whole new world of options including depth of field and selective focus which are 2 of the most important things.

As I am sure you will see the photos Ben took today show off the advanced features of the camera well, we taught him how to shoot using depth of field to avoid things in the photograph that you dont want like wire cages.  We also used S or TV mode to capture the moving subjects which although is tricky to start with, once you get the hand of panning its quite simple, Ben picked it up really well using some very fast moving cars.  Depending on the camera We use a variety of different focus modes too.  Auto focus modes can vary between different digital camera brands. Nikon and Canon’s two most popular modes are called AF-C (short for auto focus continuous) and AF-S (short for auto focus single). Many models also have AF-Aand MF (manual focus) modes to choose from as well although I prefer the first AF-C and AF-S.   

AF-C is good use when photographing moving objects. When your camera is set to AF-C and you focus on a moving subject,  the focus will stay on the subject so long as your shutter button is held half way down. In other words, the camera will keep re-focusing as the subject moves. That is, so long as you keep your shutter button held half way down.

AF-S  is good for photographing subjects that don’t move, such as flowers or portraits etc. It locks the focus on the non moving object that you want to photograph.

Once at Marwell we walked around a couple times taking photos of all the animals that would play ball 🙂  the big cats were shy today but we had plenty of fun to be had so no complaints.

I am amazed at some of Ben’s photos especially bearing in mind he does not have a DSLR rather a bridge camera but it just goes to prove that all cameras work in the same way, of course lots of cameras and lenses have limitations but its all about working around those limitations to get the best we can from our cameras and thats just what Ben did.

I cant wait for Ben and Fiona’s wedding day and especially the honeymoon photos 🙂

We hope that you enjoy these photographs from this workshop the first couple are mine and the rest are Ben’s, we are very pleased with them and we feel they show off using your cameras AV and S mode very well and also the various focus and metering modes all of which are interesting to learn about and will take your photography to a new level.

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We finished off with a few using Shutter priority to demonstrate panning at speed.

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Amy and Matty get married

Last weekend we joined Amy and Matty for their wedding at the Tithe barn in Petersfield and we had the most amazing day with them.  We know Amy and Matty well because they are all in the same group of friends as our lovely weddings with Danielle and Ben and Victoria and Eliot as well as our great friend Ellie all of whom recommend us and we love them all dearly.

So, in short we knew it was going to be an awesome day with awesome people.

We were not disappointed.

We started our day with Amy at home in Bitterne for an hour of preps with the girls which is a real important time because we get to know Mums and Dads as well as any of the bridesmaids that we have not yet met, thankfully we knew everyone here so it was a real easy hour filled with beautiful details, beautiful flowers and of course beautiful girls too.  After an hour Sue and I headed off to the Tithe Barn to meet with Matty and the boys for a few shots as well as some more details all of which were just lovely.  A little while after Amy and her Dad arrived in the Rolls Royce so once again we had some wonderful photo opportunities with the girls before we headed into the Tithe barn for the ceremony.  A few minutes later Amy walked in with her Dad looking absolutely amazing and looking on the smile on Matty’s face he thought so too, The ceremony flew by in what seemed like a heartbeat, I guess thats the thing when its people you know and care about 🙂  We then moved outside into the sunshine and we had a couple of wonderful hours taking relaxed photos as well and some nice family groups before we took Amy and Matty off for 10 minutes for the couples shots which were a lot of fun.

We there then invited back into the barn for the wedding breakfast which in itself was quite unique because Amy and Matty had chased a traditional Fish and Chip shop to supply their food,  The food was scrummy and everyone loved it, the desert was freshly baked fruit scones with Jam and Cream nom nom 🙂 We then moved into speeches starting with the usual 3 but then Matty’s dad joined in and did one and then an Uncle also did one which made for an entertaining 5 speeches. We then moved back out into the gardens for a relaxing hour again in the beautiful sunshine where Sue and I too advantage of the day and grabbed lots of couple shots which we just love to do as well as lawn games 🙂

Eventually we all headed back into the Tithe Barn to throw the bouquet which Ellie expertly caught and then Cake cutting and first dance and then Sue and I said our goodbye’s and headed home after another awesome wedding with “the gang”

There are too many friends to thank for this one but you all know who you are and you know that Sue and I are so very grateful and we love you all.  We had the most amazing day and captured some truly beautiful moments and people of course.

Amy and Matty thank you for being superb and never saying no despite the heat and me wanting you to trek through the crops 🙂  told ya it would be worth it 😉

Thanks everyone else as always for making it a super fun day and making Sue and I feel part of the family.

Top wedding,  can’t wait for the next one with you all XXX

Here are a few photos from Amy and Matty’s wonderful wedding I hope you enjoy and love them as much as we do and look forward to your comments and seeing you again soon,

Family and friends please click here to see all of the photos from Todays wedding.

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Danielle and Ben’s wedding day

Victoria and Eliot’s wedding day

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