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Day 2 of 3 with Ian Brooke Photography Embracing the Sun

Our second day with Ian was our Embracing the Sun workshop which is extremely popular with wedding photographers who want to be more confident photographing in bright sunshine rather than heading for shade, Sue and I photograph weddings all over the country and often on sunny beaches so are in a position where we have to shoot in the sun and once you master the art of shooting in the bright sunshine you will never look back and your photographs will be awesome.

We tend to shoot in one of 2 locations depending on the weather and time of year and today we chose a country estate and had a great shoot.  These photos were all taken in very bright sunshine most around mid day and I am sure you will agree they are awesome.

We started our day with heather and her 2 children working our way around the lake as the sun moved and it was just a great shoot,   The second shoot was With our friend Carolyn’s son who I am good pals with so that was such a laugh and then we finished in the afternoon with Stacey’s 3 children and that was a superb shoot and we all laughed so much and it was a fab way to finish our second amazing day.

If your looking to shoot more confidently in the sunshine then give us a call.

We hope that you enjoy these photographs from this workshop, 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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Day 1 of a 3 day workshop with Ian Brooke Photography, studio portraits

We recently had a conversation with Ian Brook a new wedding photographer from manchester who was looking to expand into portraiture and boudoir and asked about 3 of our workshops, Our Portraiture workshop, Our Embracing the sun workshop and our Ecole Boudoir workshop so we booked them 3 days in for this week and after sourcing lots of models we started our week with our Portraiture workshop and we had some fab models lined up.

On this day we teach our clients how to pose our models and communicate which is all important and we yeah them how to set up the studio lights to give the perfect high key and low key photography and to control the camera and lighting and adjust as needed. Its a fun filled day guaranteed to give you a buzz, lots of information and a whole lot of photographs for your portfolio.

We started with Ella who we have worked with lots of times and as always she was perfect, we do not use many professional models anymore simply because they tend to pose too perfectly and our clients learn nothing from that so its important that our clients learn to posse and talk to our models as well as the obvious lighting and editing skills.

We then had Claire’s 3 Children and that was fun a proper mixed bag but again fantastic training for Ian and we had another superb shoot.

After lunch we then photographed 3 year old Tom to finish with who was just awesome 🙂  and made us all laugh so much.

We hope that you enjoy these photographs from this workshop, we are very pleased with them and we feel they show off using your camera in manual mode very well whilst controlling the lighting perfectly.

Whatever stage your photography is at we can help you to create a successful and profitable business or we can help improve your existing business so please contact us if you are looking for a photography workshop of any-kind 02380 767084   julianporter@mac.com    or txt  07720325336

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Jess and Rich get married……….

On saturday we joined Jess and Rich for their wedding at Romsey Abbey for our last summer wedding before he head off to California for our first Summer holiday in around 16 years so lots of excitement all round.  We started our day with Jess at her Mums house in Sholing which is where we got to meet Mum and the girls as well as one of the videographers (yeah there was more than 1)  !  We spent an hour photographing some of Jess’s beautiful details as well as Jess stepping into her beautiful wedding dress helped by Mum and the bridesmaids before we headed off to the Cromwell arms in Romsey which was where Rich was getting ready as well as the reception venue for later so we parked and left the car for the rest of the day.

We walked the mile from the Cromwell to the beautiful Romsey Abbey with the boys stopping along the way for a few photos although we were running late due to a few wardrobe malfunctions so we did get a sprint on 🙂  Once at the Abbey Sue and I met with Tim the vicar who we have worked with several times and said out hello’s and sorted our spot’s for the ceremony.  Shortly afterwards the bridesmaids arrived and then our beautiful bride who was looking uber excited as you can see from the arrival photo, this excitement continued walking down the isle and pretty much the whole day, Jess really does have an infectious smile.

The ceremony was beautiful, sadly somewhat marred for us by the videographer who despite the vicar’s instructions kept walking in front of me (between me and the couple) So bloody selfish and so NOT a team player but hey ho they chose him.  The ceremony was led by Tim but also in part by Rich’s auntie from Scotland so it was a beautiful and very personal ceremony. Afterwards we all headed outside for our family photos in the Abbey gardens before walking back to the Cromwell with Jess and Rich stopping at the park for photos which was fun.

Back at the Cromwell arms everyone enjoyed a fun afternoon of champagne and strawberries and Sue and I had some fun with the guests as well as photographing the beautiful details through the whole wedding.  We were called into the wedding breakfast and honestly the whole room was stunned and shocked at the sheer beauty of it, the flowers, the cakes, the details and OMG the desert wall,  I call it a wall because it took up the whole end wall of the marquee 🙂

After the wedding breakfast we photographed the speeches which were fun, Dads was heartfelt and Rich’s started predictably funny but as it went on it became quite moving and a wonderful Grooms speech, well done mate 🙂  then Duncan the best man got up and after a few beers gave a great speech, well lets just say made most people LOL 😉

We then relaxed in the gardens again and then in for the dancing, the first dance was slow and very romantic, Jess teaches dance and this was bang on perfect for these 2 people and I for one loved it.

After the dancing Sue and I started our Funtime Foto booth,  well it was a joint Photo Booth really because Jess organised the shooting area and for the next couple of hours we had so much fun,  It really was a laugh a minute 🙂  and the perfect end to a perfect late summer wedding with 2 beautiful people.

All in all this was an awesome wedding, 100% top notch thanks to wonderful people and a great couple, the sun shined and laughter echoed around Romsey and at 10pm when Sue and I left the Cromwell Arms looked better than it ever had before.

Well done guys you created the most amazing wedding and proved that you are both beautiful both inside and out, (Rich in a real manly way of course) haha

Thanks for being so much fun, we cant wait to catch up after our holiday

Jules and Sue x

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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Fun photo shoot and wedding gift

Last week I had a call from one of my running pals son Merl who was attending a wedding and wanted a “cheeky fun” gift and asked to book in a photo shoot for friday night for him and his mate Dave.

When the guys arrived they showed us a frame they had purchased and wanted 3 photos to fill it so we offered a few ideas and started shooting,  after a fun shoot we printed out the photos and filled the frame and off they went ready for a wedding filled weekend 🙂

I am sure the bride and groom were well chuffed with these 3 photos haha

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………..

 

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Smash the cake with Hungry Lottie

Last week we had another fabulous Smash the Cake shoot with one of our baby jp’s Lottie, Her Mummy and Daddy called to book the shoot and arrange to bring their own cake (which was very tasty by the way) so after a few minutes playing with Lottie we got started and although it was a slow start Lottie soon got the hang of it and started munching and smashing 🙂

I think she was the messiest little girl we have had for a long time and it was a whole lot of fun 🙂

We have lots of options with our cake shoots and normally choose a giant cupcake but we often change subject to availability.  We are also running some amazing offers for the Smash the cake shoots so please check out the links below.

Here are a few from this fun shoot, we hope you love them as much as we do.

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