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Late summer sunshine with Nathan and Gina

On Saturday we joined Nathan and Gina for their wedding at the barn and Bury Court in Hampshire for the most glorious late summer day, I refuse to call it Autumn just yet ūüôā We started our day with gina and the girls at home¬†in Fleet for preparation shots and lot of lovely details for an hour. We then headed off to Bury Court dodging the closed roads at Farnborough because of the food show but thankfully made it in plenty of time to photograph Nathan and the boys and say hi to Alan the compare for the day who we know quite well.

A little while later Gina arrived in a beautiful old Jag and looked splendid in her lovely dress complimented by her bridesmaids in gorgeous blue dresses. A few brief shots with the girls before into the ceremony.

I know I often say this but honestly todays was the biggest AWWWW I have ever experienced, the whole room was awwing and aaaaing as Gina walked down the isle to her Nathan.  The ceremony was lovely and 2 beautiful readings especially the second one by the bridesmaid who had tears rolling down her face as she spoke beautiful words to Gina and Nathan, it was quite touching.

Afterwards we all headed out into the most amazing gardens for photos which were great, we only had a very brief time today so worked quite quickly here. One of the things I personally dislike the Barn at Bury Court is that after this initial hour or at best 90 minutes they close the gardens so if like today you have zero time to play with you cant go back into the gardens after dinner which is such a shame, Evening photographs even if it were just with the couple would be amazing.  It could be one of our premier venues if it were not like this and really is a huge shame and would be a deal breaker for me.

Into the wedding breakfast and then speeches, ¬†Dad’s and Nathan’s then the 2 best men, all quite fun and upbeat so a great time had by all.

We then went out the front to take a few more photos and then setup our photo booth for some fun shots which I am pleased to say was a huge success with the guests.

We then photographed the dance and drifted off home after what had been a superb day in the sun with absolutely lovely people.

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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Jack comes to babyjp

Last week I had a call from Mark asking if we could fit in his newborn Jack for one of our Babyjp newborn shoots and after a little juggling we were able to move a portrait shoot (thanks Jeanine) and fit 8 day old Jack in for his debut in front of the camera.  We started our shoot around 2pm which seems to be a pretty good time for newborns and after using our skill (well tricks) to get Jack to sleep we started with our shoot and had a wonderful session.

Jack’s Mummy and Daddy asked if we could also include Jack’s older brother William in a few and because he finished school at 3 Dad went to collect him. William was the perfect big brother and again this part of the session went very well indeed.

We finished as we mostly do with a few family shots which I know along with the newborn photos they will treasure forever.

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Here are a few photos from this wonderful Newborn-shoot I hope you enjoy and love them as much as we do and look forward to your comments,

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Amazing new family portrait offer

WINTER PORTRAIT OFFER

Sue and I have just decided on our winter portrait offer and with Christmas literally just around the corner its a perfect time to book your shoot in and have some fun either in our beautiful studio or on location at your favourite spot.

This is the ideal opportunity to get organised with those updated family photos as well as the difficult decisions with Christmas gifts for the relatives and all from £50.00.

If you choose the studio we can finish with a christmas hat shoot if you wanted too so an added bonus ūüôā

Studio shoot £50.00  includes a framed desk photo *

 

These shoots are pre paid only and after the shoot you can choose to purchase extra photographs, frames, canvas or a disk of photos should you wish to but there is no commitment at all.

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Tom and Niki at Notley Abbey

On Saturday we joined Tom and Niki at the beautiful Notley abbey for their wedding day and it was a day will with emotion, love and memories. ¬†We photographed Niki’s sister, Becca’s wedding a few years ago and we have seen Becca and Stuart with their 2 lovely boys since so it was great to catch up with them and the rest of the family as well of course to meet Toms family too, all of which made for a lovely atmosphere for our long day at Notley Abbey.

We started our day leaving home at 08:30 and arrived in Buckinghamshire for an early lunch before heading to the beautiful Notley Abbey to see Niki and the girls for preparations. ¬†The room was frantic to say the least and filled with excited anticipation so we captured our beautiful details and did our thing ūüėČ ¬† We had to leave around 1:10 so arranged the dressing shot around that before heading off to the beautiful church in Dinton where we met the boys again for some prep shots, A lot calmer than the hotel as it always is although some of the lads were missing so we only had Tom and the 2 best men to play with. ¬†The Reverend and his posse were an odd bunch although having got the “the vicar wants to talk to you” from the MOB I was not expecting a warm welcome, I was not wrong ! The general feeling¬†was “we do not like photographers and their click click click” I explained the click click click is what we do but it fell on death ears. The lady at the back who refused to smile or make eye contact actually told me that if she had to listen to Sue at the back of the church (where she sits) it would ruin her day, its so sad that they are not as christian as we were brought up to be. I pride myself in giving every new person a fresh start when I meet them, I never pre judge anyone and its such a shame we cant all do that :-).

Niki arrived and looked amazing and the ceremony was beautiful. Afterwards we all spilled out onto the lawns in absolute glorious sunshine for relaxed shots of everyone enjoying the day before heading back to Notley Abbey in a gorgeous Rolls Royce. We followed on and I managed to grab a shot of the car driving down the Notley driveway which I love and then into Notley Abbey for our family groups which were amazing, fun and so enjoyable at this lovely venue. At this point we had about 90 minutes which is just perfect but the manager came over to me and whispered in my ear to “get my finger out coz he wanted then in 30 minutes early” ¬†O dear ! ¬†thankfully the MOB hears this and was not having any of it and said we agreed 5:15 and we were going to stick to it. I really don’t mind when things get shifted either way but to be told to get my finger out is a bit cheeky ūüôā ¬†He later told the bride to choose between confetti or a large group shot haha guess how that went and by the way after getting everything we still went into dinner one time. Some wedding planners/managers simply should not.

We then took Niki and Tom for portraits around the beautiful grounds and it was great albeit a little hurried and then details in the room before heading into the wedding breakfast where we photographed our table shots before heading off for our own lunch sat once again in the glorious sunshine.

After dinner we had 3, well 4  speeches and then coffee before a few more photographs with Niki and Tom whilst they turned around the main room ready for the dancing.

Once the band were setup the dancing started and we photographed a couple songs before heading off on the long drive home, happy that we had done our job well despite numerous obstacles today and that we came away with awesome photographs for Niki and Tom.

BIG thank you to Lynne (MOB) and Becca for your help today without you it would have been tough, shorter but tough haha ūüôā Great to see all the families enjoying the wedding and glorious sunshine too.

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,

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

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Anna and the big cats

Today we took Anna-marie to Marwell for one of our One-2-One marwell days and it was a huge success. We photographed Anna’s wedding back in 2012 and have photographed her family a few times since as well as keeping in touch on Facebook. ¬†A few months ago Anna asked me about buying a camera and I gave her some advice and she purchased a lovely Nikon D3300 and a kit lens and booked this day in.

When Anna arrived spent an hour or so going over the camera controls. Some obvious and some not so but together they help you to control the camera and not the camera controlling your photos.

We then headed off to Marwell. It was bleak and dreary as we arrived but after a cuppa we walked around to the Owls a favourite starting place for us because of the challenging light and thick cages.

We then went onto the Snow Leopards and then around the park stopping at every opportunity and I must say getting some amazing photos along the way, Anna certainly has the eye for a good photo.

These were mostly taken through very thick cages or thick dirty glass and as part of our workshop we will teach you to do the same. We will show you how to make your camera only photograph what you want it to.

We then headed home for an hour or so in the editing suite where Anna’s hard work paid dividends, her photos were gorgeous and I am genuinely very happy for her. Having produced these after only 1 days tuition I am sure we will be seeing many more over the coming months.

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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